Tag Archives: Party of No

Considering Norquist’s Bathtub

It’s not like no one noticed. After the recent sixteen-day government shutdown, when we also came close to choosing to refuse to let the administrative branch pay the bills that the legislative branch had rung up over all the years, … Continue reading

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On Stopping History

William F. Buckley once said that a conservative is “someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it.” That was … Continue reading

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Dead Week Warnings

It’s that dead week between Christmas and New Years Eve. People go back to work, sort of. Their hearts aren’t in it, and trading on Wall Street is so light that no one is paying much attention as things rise … Continue reading

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Reconsidering End Times

Of all the developed nations the United States stands alone as the one which is deeply religious, in the sense that we take such things seriously. France has the cool gothic cathedrals, and the Italians have the Pope, and there’s still … Continue reading

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On Dealing with Inanity

Everyone should spend a year or two teaching high school English – or so it seemed to Tony Danza recently. But it’s not like Robin Williams’ sappy movie or that classic about that Chips fellow – you won’t be the … Continue reading

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Whatever Lola Wants

What can you say when the expected happens? Look – it happened. That’s about it. Those of us old enough to remember do remember what it was like that with the Yankees – they always finished first in the American … Continue reading

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Regarding Vandalism

Sometimes it seems everything is painted out here, spray painted. Los Angeles seems to be the capital of street art – but this exists at many levels. There are the taggers – they spray their acrylic initials, or sometimes their … Continue reading

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