Category Archives: Republican Power Vacuum

Dead Cat Week

Wall Street guys – and they’re almost all guys of course – love their animal metaphors. When the markets jump up, day after day after day, that’s a Bull Market – you grab the rope and ride the raging bull … Continue reading

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No, Seriously

What people take seriously is always a puzzle. For a time some people took Paris Hilton seriously, perhaps. And some people take American Idol seriously, still. And out here, just down the street, it’ll soon be Oscar time, with the … Continue reading

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A Long Fine Flash

Hunter Thompson was onto something when he wrote Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – he called it “a savage journey to the heart of the American Dream.” And the preface quotes Samuel Johnson – “He who makes a beast of … Continue reading

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Longing For That Loyal Opposition

In ancient Rome, and that 1959 epic sword-and-sandals movie Ben-Hur, there’d be the Roman general parading through the streets after some victory, while the throngs cheered his triumph. And standing behind him would be his slave, who was doing exactly … Continue reading

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Deciding Who Should Be In Charge

In the 2008 primaries, when all was said and done, you could say the Republicans simply settled for John McCain as their candidate, by default. Giuliani was a bust – beyond his 9/11 shtick there was nothing there, and he … Continue reading

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Understanding Republicans and the Ghost of Nixon

Oh, events come and go – the white New Haven firefighters prevailed in the Supreme Court and Rush Limbaugh said that the court had now officially declared Sonia Sotomayor a racist who hates white people. Rush said the 5-4 decision … Continue reading

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Regarding Morally Odious Morons

By Friday, May 29 – the end of May – it had become clear that the political party no longer in power, the Republicans, had imploded. It was the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, and the de … Continue reading

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