Category Archives: Conspiracy Theories

In a Handful of Dust

The kids were smart, but they weren’t that smart – they were high school seniors at an exclusive prep school in upstate New York, but still raw and new. There wasn’t much point in asking them to make sense of … Continue reading

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The Limits of Perpetual Anger

The sixties weren’t all peace, love and understanding. In spite of the beads and flowers and affected mellowness, the left was pretty angry – at that unspeakable immoral and fundamentally stupid war in Vietnam, and at those who ginned it … Continue reading

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A Way of Seeing Things

Christmas Eve, 1998, was the strange one – sitting quietly in the hospital room in Pittsburgh, with the parents each in their separate beds, each drifting in an out of consciousness – and accepting that. They’d be back at the … Continue reading

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Benghazi Blues

Not all of Southern California is bleeding-heart-liberal Hollywood and those now-useless rich celebrities in the fifty-million-dollar beach houses behind the gates out in Malibu. Yes, California for the first time in forever now has a Democratic supermajority in both houses … Continue reading

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And Then It Had Actually Happened

Friday, February 11, 2011 – you want to remember what people said when a big event happened. The Munich Pact was signed in the early hours of September 30, 1938 (and backdated 29 September). Nazi Germany, France, Britain and Italy … Continue reading

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The Serene Peaceful State of Being a Fool Among Knaves

People believe all sorts of things. It’s kind of fun, or it keeps the panic at bay – there are some things you really want to believe, or know that you must believe. There’s a reason for everything, you know. … Continue reading

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Understanding the Befuddled and Frightened

Many dismissed The 2010 Comprehensive Daily Kos/Research 2000 Poll of Self-Identified Republicans – the latest poll commissioned by the left-progressive Daily Kos using the research firm Research 2000 – even if when you drill down it is fascinating. It’s just … Continue reading

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