Tag Archives: Illegal Immigration

Take Care

Donald Trump opened his campaign for the Republican nomination by saying that Mexicans were pouring across our border and they were awful people – drug dealers and rapists and murderers. The Mexican government was laughing at us, sending us the … Continue reading

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American Contrarian

Americans don’t get around much, and it’s probably a good thing they don’t. It’s probably best to stay home. Japan, for example, is entirely incomprehensible – a culture where the notion of shame is paramount. No American CEO who screwed … Continue reading

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Tribal Phobias

Phobias are about what just isn’t so. Quite natural minor fears and qualms – or just a bit of distaste and unease – somehow get blown up into something you just cannot face. Those minor fears and qualms decouple from … Continue reading

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Cultural Whiplash

It was over ten years ago in London, Ontario – on assignment running the systems shop at the big locomotive factory there, for two years. London, halfway between Detroit and Toronto, was, and no doubt still is, a wonderful place … Continue reading

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Regarding Moral Seriousness

Of course no one wants to be accused of not having any real moral seriousness, but we love to make that accusation. Those who opposed the Iraq War accused the Bush-Cheney crowd of not having any of that – you … Continue reading

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Out of the Desert

You learn from experience, because you could get killed out there. Here in Hollywood you learn that when you’re off to the grocery store for granola and paper towels or whatever, well, you’d better give anything that looks like a … Continue reading

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In a Snit and Claiming That as Policy

Times change, and sometimes it’s just not like the old days. Back in 1973 it was the Saturday Night Massacre – the Attorney General resigns, rather than do what President Nixon tells orders him to do, fire the special prosecutor … Continue reading

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