Monthly Archives: July 2021

… on our knees before our “betters”

Municipal and county officials are often incredibly arrogant. For every customer service representative or equipment operator or even police officer who is friendly, helpful, courteous and encouraging? There seem to be two or three who are arrogant, condescending, sniffing out … Continue reading

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Shots fired! Why we don’t need to panic

The app “NextDoor” is growing in popularity as a way of encouraging contact and making good neighbors.  But sometimes what is reported and discussed takes my breath away. A very recent example took place in and around Rapid City, South … Continue reading

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… Condemned to repeat it – the sad case of Massachusetts

The quote “Those who forget history are condemned to repeat it” is attributed to the American philosopher George Santayana and it can be accurately quoted as “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” as stated in … Continue reading

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Crumbling and collapsing

The recent tragic collapse of the apartment tower in Florida reminds us that life is fleeting and man’s creations are generally pretty-short-lived. But the physical collapse and the death toll (expected to be near 200, I understand) is really minor, … Continue reading

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Not-so-new feudalism

Although not so precisely stated, the fundamental principle of feudalism as practiced in the Dark Ages in much of Europe – and in Japan – is pretty well understood. “You swear to follow, obey, and be a loyal supporter to … Continue reading

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Second class citizens

“Some animals are more equal than others.” A fact of life, not just George Orwell’s fiction (and “how-to manual”) 1984. Which is why I perked up at the Police Tribune article. An nazgul appeals panel decided 2 to 1 that … Continue reading

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Cuba Libre!

(Yes, I know it is a cocktail. But before it was a drink, it was a cry for freedom of Cuba from the Spanish Empire, way back in the mid-1800s.) For virtually my entire life, the wonderful people of Cuba … Continue reading

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Doomed? American cities (2nd try!)

Note: For some reason the WordPress editor has totally glitched and the first attempt, published at noon today (12JUL21) was totally botched up. So here is another try. Readers of this commentary know we here at TPOL are NOT lovers … Continue reading

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We have met the enemy…

And it is NOT us, as Pogo so famously quipped decades ago. It is a cabal that has decided that 18 months of the Pandemic Panic is NOT enough. So one member of that cabal is ramping up the fearmongering … Continue reading

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Commentary on the news – a quick look at a collapsing civilization

In this Year of our Lord 2021, a year in which godliness continues to be at a premium, the news is filled with reports of chaos, depravity, and a general breakdown of society – all strong indications of a soon-to-come … Continue reading

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