Category Archives: Republicans

Pretending It Never Ends

No one stays in the stands after the big game is over, or keeps staring at the television screen, telling themselves the game can’t be over. Your team won or it didn’t. The score is right up there in big … Continue reading

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Puck’s Words

In the middle of Hollywood, just north of Sunset Boulevard and Cahuenga – Larry King Square, where you’ll find CNN’s Los Angeles Bureau in its fancy glass tower – there’s a mysterious old building with a peculiar lavender inscription across … Continue reading

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Seasonal Integrity

The middle of March in an election year – that’s when things get strange. That’s when the party out of power has to inspire its base, or outrage its base, or both. Do everything you can to win the party’s … Continue reading

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The End-Times Down-Low Blues

Peter Pan said he never wanted to grow up, and pop psychology has identified that as the Peter Pan Syndrome – not listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and not recognized by the American Psychiatric Association … Continue reading

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Dumb or Smug – But Useful

Orwell warned us about 1984 – but he didn’t warn us about PowerPoint. The first version of that presentation software came into the world on August 14, 1984 – designed for the Macintosh and called “Presenter.” In 1987, as it … Continue reading

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The Peculiar and Pointless Race to the Bottom

The fiscal conservatives and Republicans and those on the right who call themselves the Values Voters – each alone or in various combinations – quickly realized this new president would pose a problem. President Obama seems to have an unusual … Continue reading

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When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth

Species go extinct – cataclysmic events do happen, or things slowly change and the physical characteristics of the critter, once a perfect match for the environment, are now somewhat unsuitable for the new hotter or colder, or wetter or drier … Continue reading

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