Tag Archives: Hillary Clinton

The Closing Arguments

The Eve of Destruction – of all of the pretentious songs from the sixties, and there were many of them, that one was the worst of the lot. It was offered to The Byrds – they rejected it. Pretentious posturing just … Continue reading

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All Sorts of Worries

Six days out from the election and Hillary Clinton is going to lose. Donald Trump is rising in all the polls – over at FiveThirtyEight, Nate Silver, trusted by most everyone, shows Trump with almost a thirty percent chance of … Continue reading

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Quite Basic Politics

Seven days out from the election, there was more irritating small stuff: The surprise tweet from a little-used FBI account came about 1 p.m. Tuesday, announcing that the agency had published on its website 129 pages of internal documents related … Continue reading

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Two Down

Down the hill at Melrose and Gower, at Paramount Pictures, they make slasher movies now and then – another Star Trek movie isn’t going to keep that studio afloat. Quick cash is necessary, and those slasher movies practically write themselves, … Continue reading

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Spinning the Loss

Perhaps politics is like sports. Someone wins, someone loses, and the same things matter, game-planning, skills and raw talent, situational awareness, and sheer physical strength. That’s how Donald Trump sees things. He keeps saying that Hillary Clinton doesn’t have the … Continue reading

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Simpleminded Braying

Well, that’s over. As the first presidential debate approached, Hillary Clinton was the needlessly obsessive-compulsive, cramming for the big night, and Donald Trump was the snide goofball, the rich kid who knows he’ll always do fine, because he always has, … Continue reading

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The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff is that 1979 book by Tom Wolfe about the pilots who became the first Project Mercury astronauts – the “Mercury Seven” – brave men who faced incredible unknown danger with utter confidence. Not many can do that … Continue reading

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