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American Fantasy

Like everyone, I have a lot more time on my hands these days.  I’m saddened by suffering, the heartbreaking loss of life, unhugged loved ones and the rug-pulling end to the equilibrium I took for granted by assuming my government, at least for the big, catastrophic stuff, had my ass…

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Klaatu Barada Nikto

I loved The Day the Earth Stood Still!  “Gort, Klaatu barada nikto”…you know what I’m sayin’?  In 1951, when this brilliant, lo-tech classic was released, my classmates and I were still participating in nuclear attack drills by squatting, heads down under our desks.  I think there may have been an…

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Corona Corona

I’m going to be political for a minute, then I’m going to get uncharacteristically warm and fuzzy. Everyone should be appalled at, ashamed of and frightened by our blundering administration.  Our lying, know-nothing President and his pandering minions are a threat, like a “they’re-literally-trying-to-kill-us” threat.  Their lack of competence and…

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Dear Uncle Joe

It’s looking like you will be the Democratic nominee, that is, of course, unless you make some completely boneheaded blunder.  I am not a political expert, but as someone nearly your age who has actively and maddingly participated in the process of governance for most of my life, I have…

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And Then…

…Super Tuesday happened.  Holy crap, why does this have to be so complicated?  Now the self-destructive Democrats will spend the next couple of months Bernie-broing and Uncle Joeing and giving the evil Republican empire a giant toolbox full of sound bites to stir the tiny little minds of anyone who…

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And Now…

…the President of the United States is literally trying to kill you.  Whatever the truth, of just how this totally unqualified and morally bankrupt con man matriculated to the most powerful position on Earth, his unconscionable enablers, those smarmy, unamerican Senators and Congressman whose personal gain blatantly outweighs their duty…

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Россия

Full exposure…my ancestry, all of it, despite the trace percentage of Cherokee that 23 and Memay have determined was part of my cheek sample, (I’m thinking that the swabs may have been shipped from the Cherokee Nation Cigarette and Swab Distribution Warehouse), is, at least five generations deep through both…

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Huh?

I’ve been a Mr. Smartypants snob most of my life.  I started reading well before kindergarten, (all the adults around me, my parents, aunts, uncles, much older cousins and grandparents supplementing my folks, were always reading something, so, I guess, I didn’t want to be left out), I was immersed…

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Us

In the never-ending conflict of Us v Them, Them is kicking Us’s ass.  Without dipping any part of any toe into the credulity-challenging realm of hyperbole, I am compelled, and not in an off-hand or casual manor, to emphasize that this is one of those biblical, cataclysmic, existential, really, really…

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I Object…

…to the shameless disregard of the values, civic responsibilities, oaths of office, Constitutional mandates, expectations of common decency and any hope for the future of our democracy by the corrupt, Marvel-villained, (I had first used Dick Tracy-villained, but convinced myself that the frame-of-reference was probably wasted), criminal enterprise that has…

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