Tag Archives: Tea Party

The Agony of Having It All

The Occupy Wall Street crowd, that introduced America to the concept of the One Percent who had it all, and want to keep it all, and use their vast wealth to make sure they keep it all, by buying the … 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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Structurally Induced Pessimism

No one ends up where they expected. All the graduate fellowships meant a career as a scholar, or at least a tenure-track position teaching English at some small liberal arts college in the middle of nowhere – but that wasn’t … Continue reading

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And Despair

It’s no wonder kids find high school English tedious. They have to read tedious poetry, and then have something to say about it if they haven’t yet mastered the art of fading into the woodwork for forty minutes each day. … 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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Republicans Trumped

Humility is overrated. There are those who argue that Donald Trump is the most admired and respected man in America, although there are others who would argue that the only one who thinks that is Donald Trump himself. The ratings … Continue reading

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The Softening

If we are to believe Charles Dickens in that Scrooge story, now playing endlessly in many versions on your television, along with Charlie Brown and Frosty and the Grinch, Dickens would have been part of the original Occupy Wall Street … Continue reading

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