Category Archives: John Boehner

No Other Choice

People only do what they have to do, which they really don’t want to do, when they have no other choice – as with that tedious college term paper long ago, or every college term paper long ago, and as … Continue reading

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Swapping One Crisis for Another

Syria is over, at least as a crisis to lead the news, day after day. Maybe our secretary of state, John Kerry, committed a major gaffe in London, when he sarcastically said the whole crisis would be over if Syria … Continue reading

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Weathering the Storm

After a life well-lived retirement can be mighty fine. After a curious life filled with strangeness and the unexpected, enjoyed and endured and savored and bitter far too many times, it’s just curious. It also seems flat, even here in … Continue reading

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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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Ridding the Country of the Useless

It seems we’ll be talking about Bain Capital from now to November. The Obama campaign released their two-minute ad – with folks from now-defunct GST Steel on how Bain bought the place, dismantled it for enormous profit, and walked away, leaving their … Continue reading

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Christmas with the Cranks

A quiet evening here in Hollywood – the eve of Christmas Eve – the presents wrapped and all is well for the drive in the morning, down the endless freeways, with the blue Pacific on the right – for the … Continue reading

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All But the Shouting

It’s all over but the shouting – people say that when they’re trying to point out that any fool can see the outcome of the dispute in question, and just who has actually already won. What you’re seeing is just … Continue reading

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