Monthly Archives: January 2019

At Peak Nonsense

Oil is a finite resource and economists for years have talked about a point in time they call “peak oil” – when all the easy-to-get-to cheap oil runs out and the only stuff left is in heavy tar sands and … Continue reading

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Threat Assessment

Threat assessment is always difficult. Charles Lindberg and the original America First crowd didn’t see Hitler and the Nazis as much of a threat. They were over there. That was none of our business – and Hitler had made Germany … Continue reading

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A World Not Ended

Donald Trump likes to gloat that the National Football League is in real trouble now, thanks to him. No one watches the games. Everyone is too angry, too angry at the uppity black football players who spit on the flag. … Continue reading

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The Joy of Egomaniacal Ignorance

There are those things that don’t matter because they’ll never happen, but then they might happen, and then they’ll really matter. Donald Trump could be reelected in 2020 with thirty-five percent of the vote. Few would want him around anymore, … Continue reading

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The Deep State Club

The “Deep State” is the clandestine government, the real government, made up of hidden or covert networks of power operating independently of a nation’s political leadership, in pursuit of their own agenda and goals. These are the people who really … Continue reading

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Winning Nothing

America took a chance. At least some Americans took a chance. Donald Trump had never held political office before. Everyone knew that. His grasp of how our government (or any government) works was a few steps below rudimentary. Everyone knew … Continue reading

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Declaring Identity

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Freud never said that but everyone agrees he would have said that, had he thought about it, or he probably did say that once or twice. Not everything is a phallic symbol, unless … Continue reading

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