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Just when you thought it couldn’t possibly get any stupider…it got stupiderer.

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Editorial 10/17/2030

I am scratching this into a rock on the remote chance that anyone with the ability to read it survives.  I have no idea how many of my species remain alive.  The floods, the fires and the inbred survival instincts of desperate humans and other feral animals have pretty much…

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Endgame

I think most of us have had a childhood or perhaps an adult experience of competing against someone who treated the rules of engagement with disdain.  I don’t mean a benign or bemused misunderstanding, like my mother’s version of UNO.  I mean someone who is so desperate to win, that…

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Politics

There was probably a specific point in time, maybe in ancient Greece or perhaps the day after it was even a thing, when the idea of politics, being a gathering of well-meaning, smarty pantsers with ideas for making the lives of the citizenry more organized, productive, and beneficial, went off…

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Why?

I really, really want to know.  Since the start of Trump’s descendance, (that would be an escalator reference for anyone playing the home game), I have been asking this question, to anyone who supported/supports him, “Why him?”  I used to get, “Well, he’s better than that bitch Hillary.”  Then it…

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Treason

trea·son /ˈtrēzən/ noun the crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill the sovereign or overthrow the government. This has always been a big deal.  Outliers who have tried to undermine and overthrow governments have been dealt with in the most capitally-punishable manner, disemboweled, beheaded, burned-at-the-stake, shackled in…

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20

On September 11, 2001, I awoke on City Island next to my newish girlfriend, (now my wife), and looked across the water toward Manhattan.  “That’s one helluva fire,” I said.  “I can’t even see the towers through the smoke.”  The second tower had been struck just moments before.  Then, a…

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Military Intelligence

It’s snarkily easy, from the comfort of my non-threatening recliner, to lean on the oxymoronic reference.  However, full disclosure, I have zero expertise and practically the same amount of accumulated knowledge of anything military.  Other than being daily pummeled by a Jr. High bully, I have never actually been in…

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Hugs

I’ve always been a hugger.  My dad was a hugger.  Most of my family and friends are huggers.  Under certain circumstances, I’ve hugged virtual strangers.  In 1975, I manned the “Hug You Soberly Home” booth at a MADD fundraiser and collected around $600 at $1 per hug.  I can’t think…

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Frivolous Behavior

Humans waste a lot of time.  Most species don’t participate in much, if any, frivolous behavior, but humans, and usually the most comfortable and well-healed among us, are diddlers and triflers and time wasters.  And then…there are politicians.  I hate to generalize, (no I don’t), but the inefficiency and calculated…

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