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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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MMXVI

MMXVI Wow! Time is definitely speeding up Perhaps it was all the noise Created by the cacophony of political crap From all those nasty girls and boys Or The effect of global warming That’s caused the Earth to spin too fast? Do you think someday the distant future Might happen…

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Dear Don

Dear Don, It’s Christmas and Chanukkah.  You’re probably surrounded by minions of ring-kissing friends and relatives, enjoying an out-of-touch-with-reality celebration of all things Trump, while too much of the world is in misery and chaos; chaos, in no small measure, as a direct result of the fear and uncertainty of…

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A Conversation

I was invited to a friend’s home the other night for a small, casual dinner party.  I knew everyone there and, (although I didn’t put a watch on it), mere minutes into the conversation around the kitchen island, someone said, not to me, “I can see you and I are…

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Oy!

A climate change denier will run the EPA. An anti-labor advocate will be the Secretary of Commerce. An anti-public education activist will be the Secretary of Education. The Secretary of State will have no diplomatic experience other than receiving a civilian medal of valor from Vladimir Putin. The WWE will oversee…

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