A Hiatus and a Warning.

  If you don’t see any blogs in the next few days, don’t worry. Trump’s minions have not come for me. Webmaster Xavier is making improvements. Here’s the email I got this morning: They started work on the blog consolidation; however they are not done. It is taking a little longer than expected. I am […]
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In a Strange Land

  As Trump’s apparatchiks sort through citizenship applications from long, long ago, apparently threatening to revoke my right to live in America, my desire to stay grows ever less fervent. I hardly recognize America today. In Central Florida, where I live, a man was just gunned down in a fight over a handicapped parking space, […]
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A Dispiriting Picture

  I get weary when I read that Trump’s approval rating is consistently above 40 percent and Fox is number one among cable news channels. I am stunned when I learn 80 – even 90 – percent of Republicans think Trump is doing a great job. Who are the people responding to these polls? Who […]
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Is This a Joke, Nancy?

  According to a news item I just read, Nancy Pelosi  suggested at a town hall meeting on Wednesday that impeaching Trump  would further “divide the country” and could do more harm than good. Surely you jest, Nancy! Are you so worried about dividing the country, you won’t try to win the House and Senate […]
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Salmon under Attack

The salmon that swim in the Columbia and Snake rivers are under attack.  And I’m not talking about sea lions and other natural predators  or hazardous weather conditions. Those are dangerous enough but the salmon have – just barely – managed to survive Mother Nature’s assaults for generations. This attack is far more sinister. It is coming from […]
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Trump’s White Tide

  Sandra and I watched part of Trump’s rambling, self-aggrandizing rant on CNN Saturday night, and I was disheartened by the sea of white faces behind him. These people didn’t care what he said, they believed it. They loved it. They loved him. They  would vote for him again in a heartbeat. Is this America […]
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Panderers and Manipulators

Who does today’s Republican Party represent?  They give Big Business massive tax cuts while stiffing the working guy. And their Dear Leader announces devastating tariffs on imported steel and aluminum – just as Big Labor would have him do. Then we hear that Georgia’s Republican legislature quashed a tax break on airline fuel to punish Delta Airlines […]
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The Suspension of Sanity

The ancient Greeks warned that those whom the gods would destroy they first make mad. Don’t you wonder, as I do, whether “the gods” are engineering the destruction of America? For starters, the election of Donald Trump as president arguably qualifies as madness. And the lunacy has multiplied now that he is actually governing. He […]
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Legacy of a Tainted Election

  Now that we have all seen how the Russians meddled in the 2016 elections, you might think the courts would give Americans a mulligan. Voters were tricked into making the wrong choice, so can’t we void the election results and do it all again? The short answer is no. There’s nothing in the Constitution to […]
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Making America White Again

  When I was a boy, the sun never set on the British Empire. And in colonies like Jamaica, we were subjected to a pseudo-English culture. Our exam papers were graded in Britain, we used English pounds at the grocery store, we drove on the left side of the road in English made cars and […]
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