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Random political ramblings …

Nothing New Under the Sun

It’s a thought I sometimes find comforting, as with the phases of the moon rolling through each month or the return of spring each year. But more often it’s disquieting, as in the apparent fact that humankind is stubbornly incapable … Continue reading

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Transparency, Thy Name is Trump

It seems an odd way to describe the swamp creature who inhabits the White House. But he actually is very transparent. Not in the sense of being authentic or honest, but rather transparent because he is so primitive and he … Continue reading

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Toning It Down

So, some months ago I stopped looking for trouble on Twitter. (Just as an aside, wouldn’t Looking for Trouble on Twitter make a kinda cool book title?) That shift has actually been a huge relief. I hardly ever think of … Continue reading

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Easter Poop and Trump Fantasies

First the poop… Kudos to BJ for spotting this and snapping the photo. We decided it must be coyote poop. Click the image for a closer look. Maybe you can help us figure out what rodents contributed to the festive, … Continue reading

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Signs and Portents 2.0

So, I was hoping that the Mueller Report would be released on Friday, sometime between Noon and 3PM — the traditionally recognized hours of the crucifixion. But releasing it on the day of the Last Supper works as well. After … Continue reading

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A Quick Retraction

Referring back to yesterday’s post, 10-minutes a day isn’t realistic (especially since I have a hankering, going forward, to ‘Retweet Pete’ as much as possible). So, let’s just say I’m going to watch my Facebook and Twitter time, aim to … Continue reading

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So, I was Going to Get to Bed Early…

I watched an excellent Q&A with Pete Buttigieg at Northeastern (video below) and was feeling a glimmer of hopefulness about life in these United States. Then I made the mistake of checking my Twitter feed and saw the despicable post … Continue reading

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Invaded and Invisible

So I wrote this title a few days ago and now I can’t remember why. But what it’s leading me to think about today is power, people’s relative visibility, and the whole Joe Biden thing. About Joe, I hate it … Continue reading

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Why is the GOP So Corrupt and Mean-Spirited?

I’m not even talking about Donald Trump, who is certifiable. It’s important to keep an eye on him – the way you keep an eye on a toddler to make sure he doesn’t burn the house down. But it’s not … Continue reading

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Crossing the Barr

As I read the letter from Attorney General Barr yesterday morning, summarizing the Mueller Report, I thought of two seemingly unrelated things: First was a tweet by James Comey that I noticed several days ago. It has helped me put … Continue reading

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