Category Archives: Jobs Crisis

Embracing the Dismal

Some of us are now willing to join that War on Christmas that Bill O’Reilly keeps talking about – but not because we’re secular humanist abortion-loving dope-smoking gay hippies left over from the counterculture sixties we could never let go. … Continue reading

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Another Labored Day

So another Labor Day has come and gone, and summer has ended. Yeah, the autumnal equinox falls on September 22nd at 10:49 in the morning Eastern Time this year, and that’s the real end of summer – but don’t tell … Continue reading

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Unremitting Gloom

Tourists shouldn’t come to California from late May through early July – it’s the June Gloom of course. The Alaska Current always keeps the Pacific rather cold, and in June, when the land heats up rather nicely, that heat meets … Continue reading

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Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me

Actually that’s the title of a 1966 novel by Richard Fariña – a counterculture cult classic. Thomas Pynchon, his buddy from their days at Cornell together, dedicated his book Gravity’s Rainbow to Fariña and said this Fariña novel came on … Continue reading

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Inevitable Overreach

Obama may end up being a one-term president. The economy sucks and things are not getting better, as there is nothing Obama can do about the major European banks collapsing one by one, and Greece and Italy and maybe France … Continue reading

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Disappointments

This is a tough time to be one of those folks who, at the time, thought voting for Barack Obama was a pretty good idea. Of course the alternative was unthinkable – four years of John McCain shouting “Get off … Continue reading

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Full Stop Fool Stop

Okay, September begins – the French call it La Rentrée – that’s when everyone comes back from their month off and Paris kind of reopens for business. The kids go back to school and everyone goes back to work, and … Continue reading

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