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Don’t Sweat the Debt; Money Grows on Taxpayers! (Doesn’t it?)

President Franklin Roosevelt’s advisor Harry Hopkins is credited with saying: “We will tax and tax and spend and spend and elect and elect.” He later denied it. Still, it fairly describes the then and subsequent campaigns and governance by Democrats. … Continue reading

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Who Will Not Read History, Is Condemned To What?

A large selling point for the European Unions’ formation was the history of endless hostilities in the region. Once WWII was out of the way, the place has been uncharacteristically placid, attesting to the success of the E.U. idea…unless of … Continue reading

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Quo Vadis Updated Or: Where Are You Going?

A Roman observer would have had his choice of pithy comments suitable for describing the governance of our one time Golden State; the one I’ll pick for him is: “Quem deus vult perdere, demente prius.” That’s “Whom the gods would … Continue reading

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What To Think Of Zimmerman-Martin In American Justice?

What are we to think of the Zimmerman-Martin case? Media attention is approaching Super Bowl levels; the President has publicly spoken and the trial is covered better than events in Egypt. We read that there were 20 homicides in Chicago … Continue reading

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The Mystery Of The Missing Artists…

What is art? Asking that is among the easier ways for starting an argument. Asking the Oxford Dictionaries gets you: 1the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, … Continue reading

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Test Question (Pick One): We are in RECOVERY or in RECESSION or in DEPRESSION

Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beholder. Do you know whether we are in recovery (Dems) or stuck in recession (GOP)? The White House clearly states that things are getting better; we’re in recovery. Of course, they’ve been … Continue reading

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Gleanings of the Passing Scene (Politically Uncorrected)

V.P. Joe Biden seems to have stated publicly that Americans aren’t worried about the economy any more. Not knowing how many Americans the well-traveled Veep actually knows is limiting upon those of us estimating from whom the data were obtained but one … Continue reading

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