O Canada! I Thought Better of You!

My daughter Grace once jokingly told me that this was the difference between an American and a Canadian: Every morning the American wakes up and exclaims, “Thank God I’m an American!” And every morning the Canadian wakes up and exclaims, “Thank God, I’m not!” That was a long time ago. Now, married to an American […]
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Beware the Doctrine of the “Deserving” Rich

A Hindu once told me that in his religion it was a sin to give handouts to beggars. He explained that the beggars had been sent back to earth to pay for the sins of their previous life and by helping them we would interfere in God’s plan. I didn’t research the matter so I don’t know […]
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Let’s Hope “Low-Intelligence Adults” Don’t Vote

President Obama faces a formidable foe in November – stupidity. And I have scientific evidence to back up this view. New research at Brock University in Ontario reveals that low-intelligence adults tend to adopt socially conservative ideologies, which stress hierarchy and resistance to change. And these attitudes contribute to prejudice. I have long suspected something […]
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It’s Not Just that Romney is So Rich

So what if Mitt Romney is worth $270 million? So what if he made more than $20 million last year without working a day? And so what if he paid less than 15 percent in taxes? There’s no law against any of it. There’s no law against keeping some of his millions in a Swiss […]
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Was That Republican “Response” for Real?

You have to admit Mitch Daniels had a lot of nerve to blame President Obama for the nation’s budget woes. The Indiana governor appeared on TV last night to give the official Republican response to the president’s State of the Union address, and I figured he must be living in an alternate universe. Did he […]
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The Far Right’s World of Make Believe

You might think that the Republican presidential primary debates will damage the party, exposing as they do the nastiness of the candidates and the emptiness of their proposals. But there’s another side to the story. The debates provide a platform for the most pernicious right-wing propaganda, which is repeated over and over – usually without […]
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I Wonder about the Billionaire Backing Gingrich

According to American folklore, you don’t tug on Superman’s cape and you don’t mess around with casino operators. And it looks as if the warning is still valid in real life. A couple of years ago, Reuters reported: Late last autumn, a Hong Kong jury convicted four men of a conspiracy to commit bodily harm and a […]
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Like My WilyTrojan,Gingrich Won’t Stay Dead

Someone should name a computer pest after Newt Gingrich.  The one I would suggest is ZeroAccess, a Russian made Trojan that replicates itself every time you kill it. Its job is to help other Trojans slip past your computer’s security system. I suspect I picked it up by downloading a fake Adobe Flash update. Anyway, […]
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The Scary Power Grab to Muzzle the Internet

I’ve been seeing TV commercials recently warning of the widespread theft of American inventions and urging me to call my Congressman about it. And I realize America has lost a lot of its technology to countries like China and India. I think it’s one of the main reasons for America’s inability to get the economy […]
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Lightbulb! I Figured out What’s Going on – I Think

You’ve probably figured it out for yourself. I have a tendency to reinvent the wheel. But just in case you’ve been too busy to think about the global revolution that’s taking place, here’s my “Eureka!” moment. I think I know what’s going on in the world – and why. It was Sandra who got me […]
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