Category: Politics

What I am Not Thankful for During Thanksgiving

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - November 17, 2019 - Features, Music, Politics, Sports, TV
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Thanksgiving is only a week and a half away. Rather than recounting the history of the first Thanksgiving or writing one of those “we have a lot to be thankful” posts, I am going to describe a few things I am not thankful for during the turkey holiday: Black Friday. A pseudo-holiday celebrating perhaps the […]

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One Year From Now: Some Opinions About Politics

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - November 3, 2019 - Features, Politics
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Now that the Halloween season is over, I am going to talk about a really scary subject–politics. This Tuesday is Election Day. And a year from now, I will get my chance to elect which clown politician will be my Commander-in-chief, Grand Poobah, Head Muckymuck, and Master of the University for the next four years. […]

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Have You Noticed? The August 2019 Edition

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - August 4, 2019 - Features, Music, Politics, Sports
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After taking last week off to attend a literary conference and to watch a handyman fix our kitchen sink, I am going to do something I haven’t done in a while–a “have you noticed” post: Have you noticed the first week of August is really the end of summer? Not only does the days start […]

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A First–A Post About Disco Music, Women’s Soccer, and Bastille Day

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - July 14, 2019 - Features, Music, Politics, Sports
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For about the zillion time, I feel like an old fart. Has it been 40 years since Disco Demolition Night in Chicago? Disco Demolition Night about the nearest thing we Late Baby Boomers had to Woodstock. True, it wasn’t a celebration of peace, love, rock music, pot, and skinny dipping. Instead, it was much like […]

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Can You Believe?

Posted by OrdinaryJoe - June 30, 2019 - Features, Music, Politics, Sports, TV
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Can you believe it? The year is half-over. Can you also believe since January that: –Donald Trump is still president and has not been impeached. –A team from Canada won the NBA championship but not the Stanley Cup (in fact, the last time a Canadian team won the Cup, Bill Clinton was president, Gennifer Flowers […]

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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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