WHAT THE HELL

Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

This week’s affronts to all we hold dear

The anti-democratic hits keep a’comin’: • Arizona’s state House passed a bill last week that will take certain election-related power away from Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and give … Continue reading

June 30, 2021 · 3 Comments

Book review: Twilight of Democracy

Every now and then comes along a book that all of us ought to read. Unfortunately, none of these books are fiction. As a novelist myself, it’d be nice to … Continue reading

June 29, 2021 · 3 Comments

Paxson’s passion

Good friend of the blog, Mark Paxson, has a new book out, everyone. It’s called The Dime, and it tells the story of three young people in an upstate New … Continue reading

June 26, 2021 · 1 Comment

Filibustering reality

• Turns out, according to a new book, that last year Trump wanted to dump covid-infected Americans returning from overseas into Guantanamo Bay prison. The idea was to keep the … Continue reading

June 25, 2021 · 2 Comments

I’m a big fan of nurses now

I had a brush with the medical industrial complex recently. Nothing serious, but it did require a couple of nights in the ‘spital, so I got to experience the Leviathan … Continue reading

June 24, 2021 · 6 Comments

June gloom

 • We all imagined it happened but now we know: Trump’s White House tried to put the screws to the Justice Department to overturn the election results in some states. … Continue reading

June 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

Mac smack

Last month Apple released its new version of the iMac, and since my old one, vintage 2011, has recently passed away, I’ve had my eye on a replacement. Problem is, … Continue reading

June 18, 2021 · 9 Comments

Magnet madness

I was out of commish for a few days, but I did make note of these tidbits before ducking out: •  Nice to be able to start with a positive … Continue reading

June 16, 2021 · 8 Comments

My name is Elmer J. Fudd, millionaire; I own a Manchin …

Are you like me? Have you had just about enough of Joe Manchin?  Last Sunday he wrote an op-ed declaring his opposition to the For the People Act, which would … Continue reading

June 9, 2021 · 6 Comments

Bye bye birdies

I don’t like to toot my own horn (yes, I do), but I seem to have a skill that’s worth trumpeting.  Seems I can bring dead birds back to life.  … Continue reading

June 8, 2021 · 3 Comments