Category Archives: Tea Party Movement

Celebrating Disruption

After twenty years one becomes jaded. Hollywood just doesn’t seem that exciting, and the Sunset Strip is just irritating, at least at night. It’s the traffic, and the places people have decided they really must go. The Laugh Factory is … Continue reading

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Peak Tea Party

Rick Santelli, that strange and distasteful little man who reports on the bond and currency markets from the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade on CNBC – America’s financial news channel, in spite of Rupert Murdock coming up with one … Continue reading

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Trying Times

October 4, 2013, is probably not December 23, 1776: These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by … Continue reading

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Finding Touchstones

Socialization is a funny thing. It’s a process of understanding what we all have in common, at least in our culture, and getting with the program. Know the cultural touchstones – George Washington, Abe Lincoln, Babe Ruth, the Beach Boys, … Continue reading

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Almost Gone Now

Sometimes change isn’t progress. Sometimes it isn’t even change – still this was the day Michele Bachmann announced she would not run for congress again. When her term ends that’ll be it – she’ll be leaving government. This was a … Continue reading

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Confused Alarms

Matthew Arnold wasn’t a fun guy – although when he was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford in 1857, he was the first to deliver his lectures in English rather than Latin, which should count for something. It no doubt made note-taking … Continue reading

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The Core of What Went Wrong

The last Thursday evening of a strange year and the news is dismal, without even a good disaster to liven things up – and Hollywood is quiet too. All the celebrities are in Paris or the Caribbean, so no sweet … Continue reading

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