Tag Archives: Mitt Romney

The Case for Doing Nothing

There’s a lot of chatter now about Mitt Romney running for president again – the Republican field is weak, once again, and the big-money boys love their Mitt, even if the burn-it-all-down Tea Party crowd and the born-again pro-theocracy folks … Continue reading

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The Consequences of Work

Donald Trump seems to be perpetually surprised, and a bit angry, that every man, every real man, doesn’t want to be just like him. He is, after all, the most respected and admired man in America. Don’t tell him otherwise. … Continue reading

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Ryan to the Rescue

A curious news story got buried this week, one that seemed to signal a shift in American politics, but that’s understandable. In Gaza, the Israelis are rolling on, intent on wiping out Hamas and smashing everything in sight, and most … Continue reading

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Those Who Have Been There

“An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.” ~ Niels Bohr Niels Bohr wasn’t being witty – guys who win the Nobel Prize in Physics for their discoveries … Continue reading

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The Bonaparte Rule

Napoléon Bonaparte is said to have said that you should never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake – but he spoke French with a heavy Corsican accent and may have said something else entirely – perhaps he … Continue reading

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Defining the Minimum

There are always minimum requirements. Kids at amusement parks know that, because they must be “this tall” to ride the Banshee or the Cyclone or the Vomit or whatever the amazing ride is. There’s no point in whining. It’s a … Continue reading

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Judging Relative Awesomeness

Another professional sport is moving into its playoffs – professional basketball. This involves a seemingly endless number of seven-game series and sometime, in a month or so, someone will come out on top. Not that it matters out here in … Continue reading

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