Category Archives: Current Events

The Biden Rat

  I don’t like the crucifixion of poor old Joe Biden (who denied everything today – finally. This, for two unrelated reasons. First, during the Kavanaugh hearings, I answered firmly the question, “Do women lie?” Yes, some women lie some … Continue reading

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Authoritarianism in Tiny Steps

  All the power in both the County and the City of Santa Cruz (where I live) now resides in the hands of a County health official. Yesterday, she just closed all parks and all beaches in the county for … Continue reading

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Damned Models and Cutting off the Chinese

I have a good eye for what ought to be there but isn’t. Don’t congratuate me; it’s a natural talent. I am retired so, I usually spend hours listening to the radio, reading newspapers and, watching television and, (Oops) on … Continue reading

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Inequality and November 2020

  I had a little revelation during the sad Sunday duel between the two septuagenarians from the Dem Party. (All my big insights are behind me. Too bad they were mostly wrong.) I discovered crisply what separate this conservative, for … Continue reading

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My Political Paranoia on Speed

I gave myself a little time to react to the Super Tuesday Democratic Party primary results (in the US). I wanted to examine my own head and my own heart first. Incidentally, I don’t feel shy about spouting off today. … Continue reading

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The Republican Uphill Road Forward

Basking in glory further won’t do. Pres. Trump’s personal approval still does not top 45%, except in one single Gallup poll where it reached 49% for a while. This does not sound like an easy ride to victory to me. … Continue reading

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A French Mini-Civil War?

I am following the French social media as well as some of the mainstream French media. I am becoming afraid that the anti-Muslim sentiment there will result in a violent explosion, in a brief mini-civil war of a bloody nature. … Continue reading

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