Tag Archives: Sean Hannity

No Day for Washington and Lincoln

Presidents Day weekend is supposed to be nothing much, a halfhearted hybrid. Perhaps the business community decided that a national holiday to celebrate Washington’s Birthday each February, and then Lincoln’s – each falling on separate days that might or might … Continue reading

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Forward or Perhaps Not

Forward. That was Obama’s one word campaign slogan this time, replacing Hope – not that anyone noticed. This was the Statisticians Election. There was endless daily polling at all levels and places you could go to see the averages of … Continue reading

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Zen and the Art of Politics

If you listen to Sean Hannity every night on Fox News – not recommended actually – you will learn that President Obama is the most hated American president ever – and he’s so hated no one will vote for him, … Continue reading

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Unpleasant People

Some people like a challenge, but most of us simply avoid unpleasant people. Those of us who came of age in the sixties – we used to be called hippies, and then we became liberals, and now it seems we’re … Continue reading

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Determining Who is Wise, Who Is Smart, and Who is Good

A long, long time ago – in the late seventies, the dying days of disco, when suddenly Margaret Thatcher was running Britain and the Shah hightailed it out of Iran and then the new folks there took our folks hostage, … Continue reading

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The Most Trusted Name in Something or Other

A long, long time ago – it was the mid-seventies, when Disco was king and lapels were wide and Jaws met Young Frankenstein in the Towering Inferno and all the rest. It was an odd time to be an English … Continue reading

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Understanding the Befuddled and Frightened

Many dismissed The 2010 Comprehensive Daily Kos/Research 2000 Poll of Self-Identified Republicans – the latest poll commissioned by the left-progressive Daily Kos using the research firm Research 2000 – even if when you drill down it is fascinating. It’s just … Continue reading

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