Category Archives: Coronavirus Crisis

Modified Happy Talk

It was the end of happy talk – no, not that cloying song from South Pacific – just the end of this particular president saying everything will be fine because he’s awesome. The pandemic caught up with him. He will … Continue reading

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Just Ride It

Of course the nation is confused. Those on the right now must think that the “deep state” coopted Donald Trump, turning his mind to mush and making him a puppet of the international cabal of Jewish bankers who have always … Continue reading

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Useful Blame for Everything

It was just another Wednesday night in Washington: The Senate on Wednesday evening rushed to pass a $2.2 trillion emergency relief package that was designed to flood the U.S. economy with money, as households and businesses continue to reel from … Continue reading

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Dealing in Death

Something went wrong. What was it? No one really knows, but Dana Milbank sees this: People are dying. Businesses are failing. Workers are losing jobs. But above all we as a nation must keep in mind the terrible cost borne … Continue reading

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Thinking the Impossible

So another week in lockdown began, but at least no true patriots have started firebombing Chinese homes and businesses out here just yet. Still, people were being careful: Gun shops around the San Gabriel Valley that cater to Chinese immigrants … Continue reading

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Doom and Gloom and War

The late eighteenth century Sturm und Drang movement eventually led to the heroic “storm and stress” of Beethoven, so perhaps Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller can be forgiven for that. The idea was clear enough – “Within the … Continue reading

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Present at the Apocalypse

Imagine being a rather sedentary retired old man in his seventies with severe COPD and severe sleep apnea and mild heart issues and osteoporosis too (don’t fall over, damn it) living alone in Hollywood, quietly, but not unhappily, doing photography … Continue reading

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