Constant Commoner

Ramona Grigg
Ramona Grigg here, writing from the political and cultural hinterlands. I'm in the boonies but I have Internet.
Created 23 Aug 2020
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  • "Onward, Christian Soldiers". Not just a hymn anymore.
    06 Dec 2021 • 4 min read • 6 7
    Last week, Trump’s former National Security advisor, Michael Flynn, (that same Michael Flynn currently fighting a subpoena issued by the House January 6 committee, btw) told a group of rightist ‘Chris...
  • On That Day We Lost JFK
    23 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 5 1
    Yesterday, November 22, 2021, marks the 58th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, our 35th president. Every American living then has his or her own story about where they were when the...
  • Run, Bambi, Run!
    22 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 8 13
    It’s hunting season up here in the north woods, and my feelings aren’t mixed. I dread this time of year. We live in a ‘neighborhood’, a small pocket of dwellings where hunting isn’t allowed, but I hea...
  • Kyle Rittenhouse Has Been Let Loose
    19 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 11 7
    Kyle Rittenhouse learns he’s free — Photo Credit: CBS Thanks for reading Constant Commoner! Subscribe for free to receive new posts and support my work. My heart sank today when I learned the jury fou...
  • The Background on the Flint Water Crisis
    12 Nov 2021 • 6 min read • 6 2
    You may have heard there is finally a monetary settlement for injuries caused by the Flint water debacle brought about by Michigan Republicans who, in 2014, took over the city government and decided i...
  • NYT's Maureen Dowd and Her Topsy-Turvy Obsessions
    08 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 4 10
    Maureen Dowd dislikes a whole lot of people, but when it comes to Democrats we’re in a whole other universe. We Dems piss her off royally. Nobody can figure it out, but I’m guessing it might have been...
  • I'm in Twitter Jail!
    05 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 7 10
    Subscribe now So this morning I went onto Twitter, as usual, doing my thing, boosting my causes, trying to save this damn country from itself. A tremendous job, but somebody has to do it. I admit I’ve...
  • Dark Sky Magic
    31 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 6 2
    Well, on the strength of a sky watcher’s report yesterday that a huge sun flare could bring me Aurora Borealis joy, I spent half the night looking for northern lights, only to find out that they proba...
  • Democrats, Which Side Are You On?
    29 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 6 0
    This is where our fight should begin. Good morning, gang. Have I told you lately that I’m a True Blue Democrat? No? Well, I’m in a snit today so here goes: I spend a lot of time on Twitter and most of...
  • The Art and Craft of Hanging Out the Wash
    16 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 6 7
    Hi friends. Happy weekend! I’m guessing the last thing you’re thinking about right now are chores. Me too! But don’t worry—I’m not talking about work here. It’s more like play. You’ll see why in a min...
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