Category Archives: Obama's Temperament

The State of the Head of State

America watched as the economy collapsed at the end of the Bush administration – millions lost their jobs, millions lost at least half of what they had saved over all the years, millions lost their homes, and then things slowly … Continue reading

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The Kindness Doctrine

The traffic wasn’t that bad, or it was merely just as bad as it always is here in TMZ – that land that useless celebrity gossip show invented, the Twelve-Mile Zone around Hollywood. It’s not exactly a war zone, overrun … Continue reading

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The Naughty Flamethrower

Things sort themselves out without any real agreement. Anyone who’s even vaguely conservative watches Fox News – run by Roger Ailes, who had been Richard Nixon’s media advisor and seems to be still at it, making unpleasant and shifty Republican … Continue reading

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Zen and the Art of Politics

If you listen to Sean Hannity every night on Fox News – not recommended actually – you will learn that President Obama is the most hated American president ever – and he’s so hated no one will vote for him, … Continue reading

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The Day Charlie Brown Simply Walked Away From Lucy

That’s the problem with the New York Times – no comics. And most people, although they won’t admit it, go to the comic strip pages of the morning newspaper, first thing. It’s a comfort. There’s Peanuts and Doonesbury and Dilbert … Continue reading

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Out of Outrage

The left hasn’t done righteous outrage since the sixties – actually the late fifties through the early seventies, starting with the Civil Rights movement that gathered momentum after the 1954 Brown decision desegregating schools, leading to matters involving voting rights … Continue reading

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Nothing Exciting

Ah, teaching adolescents was many decades ago – but thinking back on that whole business it seemed the trick to make things exciting, or engaging, or at least not so boring that those young folks were reduced to tears, or … Continue reading

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