Tag Archives: politicians

… to the death

A correspondent shared this with me some time ago. It seems to be based on Kurt Vonnegut’s 1963 novel, Cat’s Cradle. And has apparently been misattributed to David Attenborough. “If you catch 100 red fire ants as well as 100 … Continue reading

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A Baker’s Dozen ™ Parasites on society and humanity

As wars and rumors of war spin ever higher, as prices are pushed upward by conniving, wicked men and women, as fresh efforts are made to snatch away prosperity and peace and liberty, something always seems to happen. Just as … Continue reading

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Origins of war – then and now

Once upon a time, I admired Sir Winston Churchill. But then, as Paul of Taurus tells us, I grew up, and put away childish things. I learned a lot more about what Churchill did, both before he became Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Why don’t they (politicians) fear us?

A recent comment caused me to think, when politicians do these stupid things, what on earth are they thinking? By stupid things, I mean the recent call by spokeswoman for Uncle Joe, outright calling on media (social media, this time) … Continue reading

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Scum rises to the top

Years ago I knew an Army First Sergeant who rejected one of the most common informal names for the people in his position. He refused to be called “Top” or “Top Soldier” because, he was fond of saying, “scum rises … Continue reading

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Not just governments lie

Last month, a Council Bluffs (Iowa – across the river from Omaha and once an incredible business investment by a certain Chicago lawyer) high school teacher was arrested and fired for committing acts of terrorism. She was 37, an Anglo, … Continue reading

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Politicians’ disease

Politics is dirty. At the same time, to many people, politics seems as essential to human life as taking a poop. Which is pretty dirty, after all. Or having sex, which all things considered (and however big a deal people … Continue reading

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Not stupid? Or stupid: a baker’s dozen points

A Baker’s Dozen ™ Things we learned (or should have) during the First 18 months of the Pandemic (and how we can see if we are stupid or not stupid). I’ve learned a lot from the Coronavirus epidemic: I think … Continue reading

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Ramping up the fearmongering – more and more

It is another day – and another mass shooting. It is another day – and another killer cop gunning down yet another young black man. It is another day – and another vicious attack against an Asian here in America. … Continue reading

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Crashing careers – and lessons we can learn from them

All around us, it seems that political careers of major movers and shakers are cratering. Boom! Flatter than a pancake. They are in both old parties – with various political philosophies. But I think we can learn a lot from … Continue reading

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