• Political thriller with ominous overtones to POTUS re-released in time for holidays

    I first heard about this novel which was featured on the Rachel Maddow Show … during a recent feature on Trump’s paranoia (honestly, when isn’t this an issue?). At the time, Amazon was not carrying it. Now the retailer is. Cool.

    Senator Jim MacVeagh is proud to serve his country—and his president, Mark Hollenbach, who has a near-spotless reputation as the vibrant, charismatic leader of MacVeagh’s party and the nation. When Hollenbach begins taking MacVeagh into his confidence, the young senator knows that his star is on the rise.

    But then Hollenbach starts summoning MacVeagh in the middle of the night to Camp David. There, the president sits in the dark and rants about his enemies, unfurling insane theories about all the people he says are conspiring against him.

  • Trump pulls out all the stops on eve of midterms

    I normally do not write political posts on this, my author blog, but this one is just so insane! We all know that POTUS is doing everything in his power to thwart the momentum the Democratic party has going into the 2018 midterms. Sheer desperation in this man — emblematic of his party’s vibe — is a profound understatement tonight.

    What’s he saying now? That Dem candidate for Georgia governor, Stacy Abrams, wants to take eveyone’s guns away in that state. Yes, it’s a completely inane talking point, but to throw it out there tonight is just, ugh…

    President Donald Trump claimed on Sunday that Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams would take away all guns from the people of the state.

    “Stacey and her friends will get rid of it,” Trump said of the Second Amendment.

    Abrams has not said she would want to abolish the Second Amendment. She has said, however, that she supports an assault weapons ban in Georgia.

    Which is, of course, the Dem party platform. Always has been. I guess I’m just flabbergasted at how stupid this fascist thinks his base really is.

  • Jammin’ to a (Spotify) Billboard Top 10 playlist

    This week’s Billboard magazine top 101 is a little special to me. I was beginning my sophomore year in college, and late 1980s pop was at such a zenith. All of the tracks were bangin’ and really made listening to top 40 radio a joy on those days.

    BILLBOARD HOT 100 TOP 10 (8.15.1987)

    TWLWTOTSONGARTIST
    1110I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking ForU2
    276Who's That GirlMadonna
    3211I Want Your SexGeorge Michael
    4511LukaSuzanne Vega
    5118La BambaLos Lobos
    6416Heart And SoulT'Pau
    71210Don't Mean NothingRichard Marx
    8811Cross My Broken HeartThe Jets
    91315Only In My DreamsDebbie Gibson
    10612Rhythm Is Gonna Get YouGloria Estefan/MSM
    1. The 10 hottest tracks in the United States, this week in chart history. []