Monthly Archives: October 2018

And In Closing

Everyone has been there. Argue too long and too passionately and too cleverly and one party, or both, will suddenly stop cold. Something is wrong. What are we arguing about again? Neither party knows anymore. Things have jumped from one … Continue reading

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Searching for Decency

Pittsburgh was a long time ago. Pittsburgh is not supposed to be in the news, not here in Hollywood. Many of us were born there, grew up there, and then left for the real world. Ross Township just north of … Continue reading

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The Tone of the Times

Mitt Romney had a tin ear – he said he was “not concerned about the very poor” in an attempt to explain that the government did some things right and actually took care of those people. He didn’t mean that … Continue reading

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Just Imagine That

In 1971, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, with help from Phil Spector, came up with that song Imagine – calm and stately and simple. Imagine a world at peace, without the barriers of borders or the divisions of religion and … Continue reading

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In On the Joke

That’s the way the week should end. They caught the guy: A lone fingerprint and a set of misspellings helped point FBI agents to a Florida man with a long criminal record now charged with mailing homemade bombs to prominent … Continue reading

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Long Knives and Confusion

Operation Hummingbird ran from June 30 to July 2, 1934, but that was stupid name. Everyone knows that as the Night of the Long Knives – Adolf Hitler, who was urged on by Hermann Göring and Heinrich Himmler, ordered a … Continue reading

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The Day of the Inevitable

Do chickens come home to roost? Who knows? This is not an agrarian society and chickens now live out their short lives in chicken factories, caged the whole time. There is no home. They don’t roost. Those are just words, … Continue reading

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