Monthly Archives: June 2012

More Words on the Way

We all know George Bush was a man of few words – and that would be the second President George Bush, not the first one, who no one really remembers because that was so long ago, or so it seems. … Continue reading

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The New Age of the Expected and Unchallenged Lie

Politicians lie – that’s not news. You don’t expect a presidential candidate to get up there and say, well, he really can’t promise better times – because no president has control over oil prices, as what the Saudis produce and … Continue reading

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A Republican in Manhattan

Sometimes you spend a buck to daydream. You buy a lottery ticket and imagine what you’d do if you were the one who hit all five numbers, and the bonus number. Sure, that’s beyond unlikely, but it’s far cheaper than … Continue reading

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The Underdog’s Game

It’s a David and Goliath thing – everybody roots for the underdog. You see it in sports all the time – the older and slower team, playing for the last time together, with one more shot at glory, faces the … Continue reading

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A Whole Lot of Duping Going On

We’re old now, but we know we were right – those of us who are still alive. Imagine coming of age in the sixties – sitting in high school chemistry class and listening to the announcement over the tinny speakers … Continue reading

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On Wisconsin

If we make it through the summer – if Spain and Greece don’t collapse, taking the economies of all of Europe with them and causing a worldwide crash – if Israel doesn’t decide to nuke Iran before Iran can get … Continue reading

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The Lucky Few

Some people have all the luck, like Michael Lewis – who should have had no luck at all, what with a useless undergraduate degree in Art History. Sure his degree, cum laude, was from Princeton, but what do experts in … Continue reading

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