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Exit Hillary

Hubris: “Excessive pride, self confidence, arrogance, see Clinton, Hillary…”

The shouting is all over. Hillary Clinton will not be the first female President of the United States. Her smug, historic march of electoral inevitably is stored permanently on an email server in Chappaqua, New York. Joe Biden is actually measuring drapes while he takes daily treatment for his foot-in-mouth disease. Jeb Bush, another in a long line of entitled, incompetent Continue reading

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2015 Oscars telecast is the real Theory of Everything

As I continue my busman’s holiday from the artfully prepared political fare usually offered in this corner of cyberspace, I would like to discuss theoretical physics vs. applied physics through the prism of last night’s Oscar telecast. Look at your watch. It has probably stopped dead on February 22 at 8:30 p.m. when Neal Patrick Harris folded the time-space continuum into a relatively compact four hours. Like the Doomsday Clock Continue reading

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Tim’s Tee Vee Three

As you’ve noticed by now, this blog is mostly political in tone. That said, even the most hard bitten current event fetishists crave the occasional break. That break is hereby granted as I contemplate my choices for the best television sitcoms of all time. Before you say it, “I Love Lucy” is often recognized as the top choice. Lucille Ball invented the sitcom and how to shoot it, how to write it and Desi Arnez came up with the idea of Continue reading

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Buckle up for the slow motion GOP train wreck

Here in the great oligarchy of the connected few, the GOP is wallowing in self worshiping congratulation. You, dear voters, have given the car keys to a 13 year old. You have handed a crate of matches to the kids and gone out drinking. You have flipped off the cop, written a blank check to your mechanic and chewed out your mother in law. You have installed Continue reading

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A grand jury is Ferguson’s match

After deliberating since August 20, a grand jury has failed to indict a police officer who shot an unarmed, black teenager, who witnesses claim had his arms raised in submission to the law. Other accounts suggest that Michael Brown may have struggled for Officer Darren Wilson’s gun. Wilson has said or intimated Continue reading

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A monarchy by default?

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To employ a sorely misused Washington metaphor, President Obama has just used the “nuclear option”, in the minds of the extreme Right anyway, by granting amnesty to some five million “Dreamers” and their undocumented parents, aunts, uncles and other relatives. You will not find me banging the anti immigrant drum but we may have a Constitutional crisis, no matter what side of the partisan isle you call your adopted ideological home. On November 20th, in a speech totally Continue reading

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Democrats fumble it away

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Unemployment is below 6 percent. Gas prices are plummeting. Americans who have suffered without healthcare for all of their lives have it now. The deficit has been cut sharply and manufacturing jobs are beginning to appear again. These are just a few of the issues that were not mentioned during the mud infused midterm elections and the dissembling Continue reading

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A contemptible calculus

Roughly one fifth of the citizenry approves of John Boehner and his band of Teabags as they collect public paychecks while undermining President Obama. Barry O. needs no help in this regard. After straining to not return U.S. “advisers” to Iraq after pulling out in 2011, the war games have now expanded into Syria as we carry water for Bashar al-Assa, a brutal dictator Continue reading

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If you want a cure, first name the disease

 

Nothing proves out the utter dysfunction of this American government more than world dysfunction.Our proxy invasion of Gaza is in full swing with predictable and overwhelming civilian casualties on the Palestinian side. Glenn Greenwald wrote on August 4 of deep involvement by the NSA with Israel’s covert intelligence agencies. Thanks is again due to Continue reading

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Waiting (again!) for Superman

 

After officially “ending” the war in Iraq in 2011, I remember laughing bitterly as the national news showed joyous United States soldiers riding gloriously out of Iraq in their tanks and humvees. Cheer leading “reporters” rode along as the war crimes begun Continue reading