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Scott Walker forgot about the water and chased the whale

Published Sept. 28, 2015

"I forgot about the water and chased the whale," the song lyric goes, "the myth that prize is all there ought to be." Depending on how you define the whale, of course, then everybody is chasing it. Hillary and Jeb and Bernie and Trump and the rest all want to be president, sure. The question, though, is whether they mind the water along the way. Scott Walker clearly didn't.


Death of Walker's presidential campaign more suicide than homicide

Published Sept. 24, 2015

Scott Walker's presidential run is dead. A lot of people think it was a homicide committed by Donald Trump, Ben Carson, voters who abandoned him and fundraisers who tightened their purse strings. I believe, though, that this wasn't a homicide but a suicide.


The race for president of the Delusional Party

Published Sept. 23, 2015

It's a truism in American politics that everyone believes the other side is completely nuts. Delusional. Certain about facts that just simply don't exist. This is a simplification, sure, but it's also kind of a meta-statement about a different serious problem in American politics, which is the myth of "balance," an insistence that "both sides do it." But both sides don't do it. The fact is that only one political party right now seems to exist in a world of fantasy and delusion.


Why Walker quit - and what he should do now

Published Sept. 21, 2015

To understand why Gov. Scott Walker suddenly dropped out of the presidential race tonight - in a five-minute, downcast news conference without questions - you only have to look back at what he did in the 2006 gubernatorial primary.

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Stress And Strain

Thursday November 29th, 2012 – Fox Lake, IL    The stress and strain of the booking end of the business continues. It has nothing to do with the comedy end, but then again it totally does. If I don’t get bookings, I can’t be funny. It’s a vicious cycle, and ge...

You Want Stable? Raise Horses

Wednesday November 21st, 2012 – Fox Lake, IL    The average person has no idea how difficult it is to be a professional entertainer. Had I known before I started, I seriously doubt I’d have chosen the path I did. There’s a lot to be said about the security of a &lsq...

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