Monthly Archives: October 2014

Can An American President Lead From A Golf Course?

President Obama ran on “hope” and “change.” He has delivered so far as we see it, on neither so far as the country is concerned, yet it seems to us that he has greatly changed the American Presidency.That is no … Continue reading

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Gleaning From The Passing Scene …(Politically Uncorrected)

Best served with munchies and an aperitif of your choice: CDC Director  Thomas Frieden was at one time, a medical doctor but his license has lapsed, leaving him a bureaucrat only. Flying the Clintons into Iowa to attend Senator Tom … Continue reading

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Government, Economics … And Hogwash!

My father and my professors all told me to deal with reality, so I am not an economist. They required that I was honest, so I am no politician. So I ended up writing about those from as real a … Continue reading

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Too Much Ebola Raises Questions …

Broadcast and cable TV are as usual, marching in lockstep: Devoting endless hours of billion dollar air time to a single subject: Ebola. Why? Yes, it’s a nasty, contagious disease by all accounts. So are malaria, yellow fever, dengue, Chagas … Continue reading

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The Middle East Is A Hole … (Why Not Stop Digging?)

Things are never simple in the Middle East. For example, consider the current struggle for a Kurdisn Syrian town on the Turkish border, presently attacked by ISIL and defended by a smaller and more lightly armed group of Syrian Kurds, … Continue reading

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ON WAR (With Apologies To Carl Von Clausewitz)

Among military professionals it used to be said that the Americans understood war, especially after the worlds’s generals started studying the U.S. Civil War as part of their educations. That was demonstrated for all to see in the winning of … Continue reading

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Only In America: White Lesbian Couple Sues Sperm Bank; Baby Came Out Black

It is becoming difficult these days, to distinguish irony and even tragedy from outright farce. God may be dead; His sense of humor unarguably lives on. Shakespeare wrote: “But man, proud man, Dress’d in a little brief authority, Most ignorant … Continue reading

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Ebola, ISIS … Anyone Heard What’s Going On In Ukraine?

We have been considering the current duomania of our so-called “Journalists” whose gaze seems affixed to ISIS and Ebola to the near exclusion of all else. As so much else exists, we wish to understand why it isn’t receiving much … Continue reading

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Gleanings From The Passing Scene … (Politically Uncorrected)

The reader may assemble these bits into their jigsaw puzzle of human action, if any may be found to fit. Researchers announced a Tupe 1 Diabetes   breadthrough that they expect will provide a cure … How seeet that is! Some … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts ABout ISIS, For Those Tired Of Huysteria …

There are actually, hundreds of Islamic terrorist groups from the Middle East to China and many in Africa. We hear a bit of the Taliban in Afghanistan and al Qaeda generally but not a lot else. On the Internet, one … Continue reading

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