Category Archives: Tea Party Republicans

In the Land of Seething Resentment

Graduate school at Duke was a long time ago, the early seventies, and North Carolina seemed like such a nice place, at the time. Southerners were polite and pleasant after all, not seething with resentment after all the civil rights … Continue reading

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Resuming Normal Time

It was back to normal. As November began, Daylight Savings Time, that marginally useful fiction, ended. Everyone set their clocks and wristwatches and little black boxes back one hour, even if the days are still the same length, even if … 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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Impeachment Time

The late Rollo May was an existential psychologist – whatever that means. It was May and Viktor Frankl saying all inner conflict within a person is due to that individual’s confrontation with the givens of existence. Life’s a bitch and it really … Continue reading

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Trade-In Time

We learn from machines. Eventually things just stop working. Out here in Hollywood the nine-year-old slick Mini Cooper, with the fat tires and the supercharger and full leather and all that stuff, just stopped working bit by bit, until the … Continue reading

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Dangerous Logic

Every police force in the world has a hostage-negotiator on call, to discuss the stunningly obvious with the none-too-bright. Threatening to kill the hostage unless you get what you want makes no sense, because once you kill the hostage you’ll … 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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