Tag Archives: Bush’s Legacy

Squirming Conservatives

It’s been a long dry spell for Republicans. The first George Bush, in spite of his masterful handling of our first war with Saddam Hussein, couldn’t get himself reelected. We got eight years of Bill Clinton, and it spite of … Continue reading

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Those Red Line Blues

John McCain lost to Barack Obama, and then Mitt Romney did too, because the Republicans had their way in the first decade of this century and messed up – big time. George Bush, the second one, was a disaster. The … Continue reading

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Public Pleasantries

There’s no need to be afraid of public speaking. No one is listening to you anyway. Think about it. Someone spoke at your high school graduation, but admit it – you don’t remember who that was, much less what they … Continue reading

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Gloriously Empty Serenity

Those ten years down in San Pedro, at the harbor, were fine – the massive Port of Los Angeles is fascinating, there’s a small fishing fleet too, and there are all those long docks and shadowy warehouses that show up … Continue reading

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Correlating in the Dark

It’s pretty simple stuff – correlation does not imply causation. A correlation between two variables does not necessarily imply that one causes the other. That your team wins every time you wear that funky old flannel shirt doesn’t mean that funky shirt causes your … Continue reading

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The Biggest Loser

Henry David Thoreau was wrong. Most men don’t lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them – they just find another song to sing. It’s called acceptance, even if that’s hard for some … Continue reading

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Considering the Allure of Ephemera

A late evening here in Hollywood and quiet – all day long those low dark clouds have rolled in off the Pacific and seem to have pushed some sort of universal mute button. No hint of techno throbbing or crowd … Continue reading

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