Category Archives: Romney’s Chances

Mind Tricks

The last day in October, capped off by Halloween night and the massive surreal parade just down the street in West Hollywood, the largest gay community south of San Francisco. That’s always a hoot, but not the only news. The … Continue reading

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Columbus Day Panic

Another Columbus Day, celebrating that Italian fellow financed by the Spanish monarchy who discovered the New World, which wasn’t new at all but previously occupied, and Columbus was looking for China anyway. It was odd. Columbus found himself island-hopping in … Continue reading

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The Eve of Whatever

It was an odd news day, a Tuesday filled with talk about what might happen late Wednesday at the first presidential debate. It was a day of talk about what hadn’t happened yet and might not happen at all if … Continue reading

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Getting Used to Dismal

Far too many have noted that Americans are a narrow and insular people, with few holding passports and even fewer having used those passports to go anywhere in particular. That’s vaguely insulting, or is meant to be, but probably right … Continue reading

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Still Dead

No one really gets old in America – you’ve seen the Viagra commercials. They just get cool in a different sort of way, like Clint Eastwood or Betty White. They get all what-the-hell loose and, presumably, devastatingly honest about everything, … Continue reading

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What a Fool Believes These Days

Long ago, in another age – 1979 actually – the nation was humming along to the hit song of the year, actually named Song of the Year by the Grammy folks, What a Fool Believes – the Doobie Brothers dabbling … Continue reading

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The Best They Had Not Good Enough

In the news business they’re known as the Friday Night Follies. Say you’re a politician who has something that needs to be made public but will cause no end of trouble – you announce it late in the afternoon, Eastern … Continue reading

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