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A Trumped-Up Presidency?

Washington D.C. has come from a national side show to be America’s preeminent theater, albeit the silliness of its productions has grown as well. President Calvin Coolidge said the chief business of the American people was business; today’s politicians and … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Your selected helping of planetary events, reports and nonsense: Senate approvals of Trump appointments are lagging under GOP leadership? (Report) (Yup) High tech (relatively) hiding in ancient Egypt (Report) (Stone working we can’t match today …) Science: Reflecting the ongoing … Continue reading

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CNN Makes Itself A Target

We enjoyed the irony in seeing cable TV “news” source CNN expelled from socialist Venezuela and condemned by President Trump at essentially the same time. In the first instance, the crime was providing truth that contradicted government propaganda; for the … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Our weekly accumulation of known nonsense, fanciful facts and sucking reality … President Obama banned all Iraqi immigrants for 6 months back in 2011; the Left was silent. Moslem countries often ban all travel into or through them by anyone … Continue reading

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The New Politics Take Shape

We have seen President Obama, augmented by today’s media propagandists, transform the presidency from presiding to cheerleading. He has done that by governing via his amplified, transmitted electronic presence, a Pied Piper rather than a presiding officer. His government was  … Continue reading

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A New Presidents Old Magic Money

The now integrated world economy approaches its impending Wiley E. Coyote moment. Rich countries are insolvent, having borrowed more than can be repaid to conduct military adventures and to bribe voters. Most of the rest are also bankrupt from even … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS FROM THE PASSING SCENE … (Politically Uncorrected)

Detritus of the week just ending: The culture (Sweden): A man live streamed a gang rape on Facebook.((Amateur filmmakers proliferating …) More culture: Gunfire ended a protest against a right wing speaker at the University of Washington. (We thought that … Continue reading

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