Category: Politics

May Writer’s Block

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - May 18, 2019 - Features, Flicks, Politics, Sports, TV, Writing
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Once again, I am at a loss of words. This time, I am suffering from “May Writer’s Block”. Next to June, May is my favorite month of the year. The winter chill is over, and the oppressive heat of summer is still a couple of months away. Flowers are blooming in the neighborhood gardens. Talking […]

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A Question and Answer Post

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - April 7, 2019 - Features, Politics, Sports
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A couple of days ago, my great friend, Al Tureeegogh, stopped by my place and asked me a bunch of questions. In this post, I will try to answer a few of them: 1. Are you glad spring has finally come? Of course. This past winter was long and unusually cold–I froze my gluteus maximus […]

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Another Boo/Yahoo Post

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - January 20, 2019 - Boos and Yahoos, Features, Flicks, Music, Politics, Sports
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Since I don’t know what I want to write, I am going to do something I haven’t done in a long time–a Boo/Yahoo post! The government shutdown: Super boo. I just wish it was over. It is a sterling example on why I have such disgust towards the miscreants tramps and thieves MFers politicians in […]

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Last Post of the Year–The Annual Joeys

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 31, 2018 - Features, Flicks, Jobs, Politics, Sports
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It’s that special time of the year! Not only is it the last post of the year, it’s time to hand out the annual Joeys! I created the Joeys in 2011 to present awards in categories not normally seen in the “best of” lists in newspapers and magazines. There are no monetary compensation, medals, or […]

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A Poem–To Blog or Not to Blog? Also, a Few Words About George H.W. Bush

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - December 2, 2018 - Features, Politics, Writing
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It’s Poetry Day at An Ordinary Joe’s Soapbox! Here is a spur of the moment, stream-of-consciousness, free verse poem. It is about an issue I have been thinking about lately–whether I should get off my soapbox for good. Maybe I should quit blogging. Hardly anyone reads An Ordinary Joe’s Soapbox Anymore. Everyone seems To be […]

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A Requiem for the 2018 Elections: Nothing Really Settled but There’s a Gender Gap

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - November 11, 2018 - Features, Politics
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The mid-term elections are finally over. Hosannas in the highest. The elections stuck me like one of those pay-per-view main event pro wrestling matches that ends in a draw. Even though the Democrats took control of the House of Representatives, nothing is really settled. The Republicans still have control of the Senate and Donald Trump […]

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Are You?

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - October 28, 2018 - Are You, Features, Politics
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This week, I am going to start to start a new feature call “Are You”? As the say at jazz casinos and blackjack tables, hit it from the top, boys: Are you going to vote next month? Of course. But I hope it will not be another exercise in futility. Politics anymore strikes me as […]

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Here a Fiasco, There Fiascoes at Wrigley Field and the Supreme Court

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - October 6, 2018 - Features, Politics, Sports
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Hey, Hey, holy mackerel! Cubs lose! Cubs lose! Last week, I wrote that it was no fun being a Chicago Cub fan anymore because the Boys of Wrigley Field have become an excellent team. Well, this week the Cubs played like the diamond doofuses that I grew to know and laugh as they lost two […]

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No Nobel for Me, and Some Random Thoughts

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 30, 2018 - Features, Politics, Sports, TV
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Drats–I won’t be going to Scandinavia this year. Recently, I read a story which stated the Nobel committee won’t be awarding a prize in literature in 2018. However, two prizes will be handed out next year. I know I will have a better chance winning the Powerball or visiting Jupiter than winning a Nobel prize. […]

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Not a Fall Guy

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - September 23, 2018 - Features, Politics
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This post is not going about politics–I will comment about that most corrupt of corrupt subjects sometime around Election Day in November. Even though I am not into fortunetelling, I predict these are most likely the most important midterm elections in American history. If the Democrats win the Senate and/or the House of Representatives, President […]

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