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Represent

Note to the Republican Congress…You are embarrassingly incompetent and morally bankrupt as relates to all of these things: rep·re·sent /ˌreprəˈzent/ verbverb: represent, 3rd person present: represents, gerund or present participle: representing, past tense: represented, past participle: represented Be entitled or appointed to act or speak for (someone), especially in an official capacity:”for purposes of litigation,…

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Populism

I don’t know the name for this growing global movement in other languages, but its American, “English”, incarnation couldn’t be less descriptive of its intent or practice.  The basic idea, the root, the syntax as well as the political motivation is that the populous, (common man as it were), finds…

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Low Bar

The only instance that comes to mind, where one’s aspirations for the lowest bar would signal a tendency for positive achievement, would be the Limbo.  Other than that mainstay of Calypso revelry at beach parties, bar mitzvahs and various gatherings where live or DJ-ed music is featured, not so much….

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Conservatism

Although, as a kid, my family thought of our Jewish observance as ‘Orthodox-leaning’, in fact, we belonged to a ‘Conservative’ synagogue.  The designation allowed for a more assimilated version of observance that took into account five thousand years of human progress that couldn’t possibly have been foreseen by the architects…

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Facks

As a constant observer, (I wish I could look away), of the reporting, spin, bluster, re-spin and back-pedaling misdirection of the facts or alternative-facts of every issue, dire or trivial, I am woefully aware of the need for an appearance of credibility.  Therefore, these facks, my facks, although admittedly pulled,…

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Decency

There’s the common kind, of course, genetically insinuated by thousands of years of shared DNA and then there’s the conditioned sort, lessons tacitly or otherwise handed down from parents and other authoritarian family members; expectations for fitting in to pre- and post-adolescent social interactions; and the pedantic beratings of secular…

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Sanity

Historically, there have been many documented “problems” with world leaders wielding the powers of their station with less than a “full deck”, (I’ve never been a fan of the wink-wink quote thing, but the nuttiness seemed somehow appropriate here).  I offer but a few examples: Caligula – Emperor of Rome…

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My Bad

I’m told, it takes a big man to admit his mistakes.  I don’t know if I’ll ever be thought of as a big man.  I mean, I’ve never been physically confrontational.  I’ve never been to war, never even been in a fight, unless you call having the shit kicked out…

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Dear Mr. President

In five days, our country will take a leap into a dark, unknown abyss.  I am truly afraid, (outraged and angry), but genuinely terrified that policy and decision making on behalf of our country, and therefore much of the world, will trickle down from an incompetent, self-aggrandizing buffoon through a…

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Unintelligence

Our intellect, our ability to reason and make analytical choices based on collected, factual data is the foundation upon which human ascendency as Earth’s dominant species is supported.  Houston…we have a problem.

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