Tag Archives: Republicans in Disarray

Merely Anarchy

Drat – after thirty-three years and all sorts of careers, there’s still no way to shake off the effects of having once been an English teacher. Strings of words and whole poems come to mind at the oddest times. It’s … Continue reading

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Snap Judgments

Snap judgments are usually wrong, which is why, when some big event happens, or anything unusual happens, politicians should hide. Some reporter is going to stick a camera in his or her face and ask him or her whether Cliven … 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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Between the Same Old Rock and the Same Old Hard Place

Okay, fine, there will be no immigration reform this year, or next, or maybe in a generation, comprehensive or in an accumulated series of nice little nonthreatening one-by-one baby steps. The Republicans will have none of it. The only problem … Continue reading

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The Logical End of Things

Horror movies are stupid. There’s no reason those pleasant young kids should explore that empty old house on that hill, or that the sweet young thing, the one with the killer body and the blond hair, should open that one … Continue reading

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How These Things Happen

There’s an old saying about never missing the water ’til the well runs dry, and more than a few blues songs and country and western songs of regret, where the fine woman’s gone, the woman the man stupidly took for … Continue reading

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Reduced Circumstances

It’s fitting that the external computer keyboard gave up the ghost this evening. All that works now are the tiny laptops keys, and all the useful function keys are in a slightly different place. They’re there somewhere, maybe, but this … Continue reading

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