Blog by Curtice Mang

Thanks for stopping by. My new book The Smell Of Politics: The Good, The Bad, and The Odorous is now available. You can get the paperback and ebook here.  

My first book, The Constitution – I’m Not Kidding and Other Tales of Liberal Folly, is also available here, both paperback and ebook versions. 

If you like your politics with a heavy dose of humor, You will enjoy these books.

My books are also available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble websites.  Kindle and Nook versions too, for the ebook crowd.

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And…check back regularly for new blog posts about daily/weekly doses of political humor!

Back to school: Some practical advice for college students

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

This column is from my friend and radio co-host, Jennifer Meadows. Driving through the city earlier today, it’s apparent that the fall semester has begun and students are going back to school. Such is the life in a college town. Three months of relative solitude in the summer followed by the hectic fall and spring semesters. The energy and enthusiasm I enjoy, but the student drivers, well, that’s another story! Every year about this time familiar thoughts cross my mind as I watch the optimism of youth, and I know they’re thinking about the...

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Ferguson: Teach a man to loot…

Posted by on Sep 2, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

Facts are wonderful things, maybe we’ll find some eventually. There are times when it’s best to refrain from jumping into the fray too early. Sometimes, it’s best to let the dust settle a little bit. The shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson and the aftermath would seem to be one of those instances. Unfortunately, with Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Eric Holder descending upon the town, the dust won’t settle until sometime in 2017. Facts are wonderful things and maybe, just maybe, we’ll find some...

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Obama Administration – The Game Show

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

After nearly six years of fumbling and bumbling and picking winners and losers (mostly losers), it has become increasingly obvious that the Obama administration is less a presidency and more a game show. Game shows have winners and losers so, coincidently, it’s a natural fit for the Obama administration. And like most game show hosts, Barack Obama likes being the center of attention, whether warranted or not. It isn’t that big of a stretch to imagine this: Announcer: Welcome to the Obama Administration Game Show, where some people win, some...

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Graceland with Jennifer Meadows (and me) 8/14/14

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

On Graceland with Jennifer Meadows we talked about Obama’s vacations, ISIS (or ISIL or ILSA or…) in Iraq and Michelle Obama’s school lunch program.  Feds limiting school bake sales to 30 per year.  Schools need food police?  Check out the show here.

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Graceland with Jennifer Meadows (And, um, me) returning soon

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Everyone’s favorite radio show, Graceland with Jennifer Meadows, will be returning shortly.  Jennifer keeps letting me show up too. (That should not reflect negatively on her.) Stay tuned for more info!!

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Oh, did somebody say that?

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

In Woody Allen’s 1972 movie, Play It Again, Sam, there is a scene where Allen’s character, Allan Felix, and his date are harassed by a couple of greasy biker thugs while at a bar. Felix and his date leave the bar and begin walking to his car, followed by the two bikers. When one of them grabs his date, Felix yells, “Hey, take your hands off her!” When the other biker then grabs Felix, he sheepishly asks, “Oh, did somebody say that?” This scene came to mind following the recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals that said the government...

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Crisis management – Obama style

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

Crisis looms throughout the world – in the Middle East, Ukraine, and even at our own southern border. Yet, despite all of this, our Nobel Peace Prize-winning president seems ill-equipped at best or totally disinterested and disengaged at worst. Let’s start with the border. The dramatic increase in Central American immigrants crossing illegally into the United States is due at least in part to President Obama’s decision to stop enforcing some immigration laws. Not surprisingly, when you announce you won’t enforce such laws some people get the...

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Netroots, Elizabeth Warren and Detroit – Made for each other

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

Netroots Nation, an annual gathering of left-wing politicos, commenced last week in Detroit, Michigan.  Netroots should not be confused with nitwits, although…really, there isn’t that much difference.  The Netroots website refers to its annual convention as “a giant family reunion for the left.”  That might be true assuming the family requires you to supply all the food, Uncle Harry steals your wallet, maxes out your credit card, and leaves you with the bill after the kids trash the hotel room. More precisely, I believe we can think of...

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Incentivizing Central America to send more kids and other news

Posted by on Jul 6, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

Incentivizing Central America to send more kids and other news

The Obama administration will be sending $254.6 million in new aid to the governments of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.  This is in response to the flood of immigrants, many unaccompanied minors, from those countries entering the United States illegally over the past few months.  And we’re already providing government assistance, including free legal representation, for these illegal immigrants once they get here.  It’s a bit hard to see how giving these countries more money will be an incentive to change such behavior. That’s sort of...

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A runoff victory speechthat should have been given

Posted by on Jul 5, 2014 in Current Events | 0 comments

Recently, voters in a certain southern state were given a mulligan in the form of a Republican primary runoff election.  In the first primary, they merely sliced it into the weeds. For the runoff, well, they shanked it into the middle of the lake. We think the victory speech by the certain winning senator from that certain southern state probably should have gone something like this: Check out the rest of this column here.

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