Budget Whats?

Really?! Is cutting America’s budget really such a contentious issue? It seems like common sense. We need what we need, really need, to be able to have our basic needs met, and the rest of it is mostly excess, although we sure like having it around. The time is fast approaching for us to go into... Read more →

CON GAMES RADIO: ‘Adopted’ The Movie

The Con Man interviews documentarian Barb Lee of Point.Made Films about her movie, “Adopted.”  Read More →

CON GAMES: You’re Not Having My Baby

With apologies to The King, having my baby is not a lovely way of saying how much you love me—it’s just a bad idea unless we’re married. I don’t mean this personally or nothing, but it does occur to me that many thousands of persons across the fruited plain have decided to have their baby and... Read more →

CON GAMES: Ellen Marries McCain To Separate But Equal

When the historians look under the covers on civil rights, they are all but assured to see John McCain’s appearance on the “The Ellen Degeneres Show” as one of the great seminal (sic) moments in the history of gay emancipation. Ellen—the woman who came out famously on her late sit-com as a gay... Read more →

Your Body Right Or Wrong

A very smart and politically active woman and the Con Man had the following email exchange after his “Con Games” show about abortion and The Quiet Majority: Michael, I had a chance to listen to your show this am and agreed on most of your salient points regarding the silent majority.  Don’t... Read more →

CON GAMES: Booing Barry Bonds

SAN FRANCISCO–I take this idea of booing a sports god with more seriousness than usual here by the Bay because of what my Daddy’s mommy told my Daddy a long time ago: “Never put it in writing, son. They’ll only hold it against you.” Amen, Grandma, may you rest, but you never stopped my... Read more →

CON GAMES: My Dreamgirls

If someone asks you if they are your dreamgirl, as my fiancee did just the other night, then you the accused have but one recourse: to answer yes, of course. Do so emphatically. There’s no other way to around it. And you are still damned if you do, because then you are smack in the middle of the... Read more →

CON GAMES: Food, Glorious Food

I yield to no man-woman-child in my consumuption of food and lots of it. But there comes a time in every man-jack’s life where he must look in the mirror–and in the freezer–and face what he sees like a deer in the headlights or an elk in the rearview mirror. In my case, I have to confess... Read more →

CON GAMES: Sheriff In Full Squirm Mode

Like a heavyeweight boxer who stayed far too long in the ring, Pitkin County Sheriff Bob Braudis fended off the blows of younger and perhaps even lesser people Wednesday night at the “Squirm Night” debate at the Red Brick Center for the Arts shown on Grass Roots TV. Asked whether he had ever... Read more →

CON GAMES: Married Couples In The Minority

Nothing defines us more or better than the way we define family, and nowhere are the changes in American society more obvious than when the subject turns to marriage. So it is, so it was, and so it will be in the American Community Survey released in October 2006 by the United States Census Survey, the... Read more →

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