Tag Archives: Michele Bachmann

Taking the Argument Too Far

Michele Bachmann was a rising star in the Republican Party once, a long time ago – that year when the Republicans were deciding which of them had the best chance of making Obama a one-term president – the year of … Continue reading

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Almost Gone Now

Sometimes change isn’t progress. Sometimes it isn’t even change – still this was the day Michele Bachmann announced she would not run for congress again. When her term ends that’ll be it – she’ll be leaving government. This was a … Continue reading

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Always Sailing Again Into That Imaginary Past

It was one of the biggest hits of 1979 – What a Fool Believes – and went on to win the Grammy for Song of the Year – one of the very few non-disco hits that year. Yes, disco was … Continue reading

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Low-Grade Saturday Night Fever

What does one do on a Saturday night in America? The question is one of demographics – your age cohort and your location. In early 1976 there was that paean to teenage partying, that song Saturday Night – from the Scottish pop-rock … Continue reading

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That Other News

Monday, November 7, 2011 – and it seems Michael Jackson’s doctor was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter – and a fourth woman accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment – and was she quite graphic about what went on, or so … Continue reading

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A Long Fine Flash

Hunter Thompson was onto something when he wrote Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas – he called it “a savage journey to the heart of the American Dream.” And the preface quotes Samuel Johnson – “He who makes a beast of … Continue reading

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Say Anything

No one sets out to live in Hollywood. It’s not that kind of place. It’s not exactly homey – maybe it’s the tour busses rolling down the streets all the time, or endless days of endless sunshine without even a … Continue reading

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