Tag Archives: No Compromise

Fatally Flawed

There are some problems that cannot be solved. No one is ever going to come up with that perpetual-motion machine – the laws of physics, which every scientist from Newton to Einstein has carefully observed and documented, preclude that. It’s … Continue reading

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Republicans Trumped

Humility is overrated. There are those who argue that Donald Trump is the most admired and respected man in America, although there are others who would argue that the only one who thinks that is Donald Trump himself. The ratings … Continue reading

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Getting to the Point

It only gets stranger, and another Tuesday of scattered elections showed that. In Indiana, Dick Lugar, a pragmatic but quite conservative Republican, who had been their senator there forever, lost the Republican primary to a Tea Party fellow – who … Continue reading

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Henry Clay is Dead

Ah, it’s a feature here that no one really notices – right up there up top, in the menu – each Sunday there’s a new collection of pithy and amusing quotes – for those who don’t care for the long … Continue reading

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When Being Seriously Wrong Is Good

Yep, we’re in trouble. And the issue at the moment is the debt ceiling, which must be raised or for the first time in our history the United States goes into default – we cannot pay what is due on … Continue reading

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The End of the Fifteen Minutes

Sixteen years of living here on Laurel Avenue in Hollywood and you do get used to the obscure. Down on the corner, at Sunset Boulevard, there’s the small shopping center with the five-screen multiplex, the Crunch Gym, the Starbucks and … Continue reading

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