Commentary on current events, politics, government, and popular culture from John Sheirer, author of the book, Make Common Sense Common Again.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Reading at Broad Brook Books

I'll be reading from my new book, Tales of a Real American Liberal, Saturday, June 2, 1:30 p.m., at Broad Brook Books in Broad Brook, CT. I'd love to see you there at this terrific, local, independent bookstore!

Rednecks for Obama!

Ah, this photo warms the heart of this country-born-and-raised real American liberal!


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tired of reading ignorant and insulting viral e-mails and posts that dishonestly disrespect President Obama?
"If these hypocritical little exercises in propaganda were more honest, this is what they would say: 'I hate President Obama based on a bunch of lies I’ve heard about him that appeal to my own lack of knowledge. I’m too lazy to research the facts, but these are really great lies that confirm my own insecurities, and I think lies are the best sources of information. Repost if you also enjoy lies, are lazy and insecure, and don’t know what you’re talking about.'"
- John Sheirer, Tales of a Real American Liberal, page 247 


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Pity Party

I feel so bad for this poor woman and her family who have "no one assigned to protect" them. They must live live in some awful country that has

     - no military to protect them from foreign invaders
     - no national intelligence services to protect them from terrorists
     - no state or local police officers to protect them from crime
     - no laws to protect them from abusive corporations
     - no educational system to protect them from ignorance. 

I'm glad the United States is nothing like that.

(Photo from The National Association of Gun Rights Facebook page:


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Real American Liberal Word Cloud

Fun with some of the key words in my new book, Tales of a Real American Liberal.


Friday, May 11, 2012

It's "Teacher Appreciation Week," or, as Republican politicians like to call it, "Evil, Lazy, Overpaid, Godless, Secular, Communist, Socialist, Fascist, Homosexual Agenda Indoctrination Week."


Thursday, May 10, 2012

I spoke on today's Matthew Filipowicz Show about my new book, Tales of a Real American Liberal. I come on around the 51-minute mark, but listen to the whole show because Matt runs an excellent program.