Tag Archives: Closing Guantanamo

No Exorcizing Our Demons

Presidential candidates promise all sorts of things – a chicken in every pot, no gay folks ever coming near you again, lower taxes for you and higher taxes for everyone else, a government that does good things, a government that … Continue reading

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Now the Troublemaker-in-Chief

“Prudence is a Rich, Ugly Old Maid, courted by Incapacity.” As aphorisms go, that’s a pretty good one, from William Blake – the English painter, poet and printmaker, who was anything but prudent. And even if he died in 1827, … Continue reading

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Easing Into the Real World

Sometimes you have to ease into things, or putting it another way, sometimes it takes years to admit things have changed. Every baby boomer knows this – the sixties are over, Mick Jagger and the Stones are in their seventies, … Continue reading

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Game On

Sunday, February 14 – Valentine’s Day was right where it should be. This is the holiday all guys dread, the one day when you’re supposed to be all open and emotionally direct, and not the strong silent type impatient with … Continue reading

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The Stupid Bomb

The Brits have a holiday they used to celebrate but they don’t much bother with now – Guy Fawkes Night. Few people now remember the Gunpowder Plot and why it’s important to hate the Pope – he seems harmless enough … Continue reading

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Security and Security Theater

Friday the Thirteenth and the moon waning crescent, eight percent of full, and strange things happening, as you would expect – not just the usual Friday Night Follies, where there’s a document dump revealing awful stuff, but released when the … Continue reading

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