Monthly Archives: February 2020

Expect a Miracle

Everyone knew what we were getting into long ago: On 19 July 2016, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appeared at Sun City’s Magnolia Hall in South Carolina to deliver a noontime speech. The event was an otherwise unremarkable campaign stop, … Continue reading

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The Ghost of Ronald Reagan

There was a time, long ago, when there were no podcasts. In 1961 there was the vinyl LP that Ronald Reagan made, financed by the American Medical Association, of a speech he often gave, all about how Medicare, if passed, … Continue reading

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Chaos and Bad Energy

Some wag on Wall Street once said that the day after a massive sell-off the markets will recover, even if there’s no fundamental or structural or technical reason they should – “If dropped from a sufficient height, even a dead … Continue reading

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That Black Swan

Donald Trump will win in November and it will be the end of the world as we know it. Bernie Sanders will win in November and it will be the end of the world as we know it. Bernie Sanders … Continue reading

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Failing Well

Somewhere in the Bible it says that, in the end, at those Pearly Gates or wherever, each of us will be judged by the metaphors we use. Wait, it doesn’t say that? Well, it ought to say that. Everyone searches … Continue reading

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The Trump Regime

Everyone remembers the movie – Jack Nicholson as Colonel Nathan R. Jessup, USMC, fed up with the implication that he ordered two of his Marines to beat the crap out of a difficult recruit, to beat some sense into that … Continue reading

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While Rome Burns

The Democrats had their debate. It got nasty. And Donald Trump made his move: President Trump on Wednesday named Richard Grenell, the ambassador to Germany who quickly antagonized the establishment after arriving in Berlin in 2018, to be the acting … Continue reading

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