Tag Archives: President Obama

Escaping Groundhog Day

Those of us who grew up in Pittsburgh in the fifties, and left for college and left Pittsburgh far behind in the mid-sixties, never got that Groundhog Day thing up in Punxsutawney. That was kind of an embarrassment – one … Continue reading

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So Now We Know

The Bush administration, a dozen or so years ago, was masterful in its use of dire warnings. Yes, there was no “smoking gun” that proved that Saddam Hussein actually had any weapons of mass destruction, but we couldn’t wait for … Continue reading

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No Postmortem Possible

Election night in America, 2014 – in the other room the folks on CNN and Fox News and MSNBC are chattering about what just happened, but no one knows quite what that was yet. As it approaches midnight back east, … Continue reading

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What to Worry About

Here it is, the end of the first week in September, and Obama doesn’t have a comprehensive strategy for dealing with those ISIS folks, yet – he’s still working on it. In Estonia on NATO business, Obama’s message was mixed … Continue reading

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Here in Trash-Talk Nation

Trash talk isn’t football, but the fans love it. It’s often better than the game – some mean-looking chemically enhanced monster of a guy will say those other guys are pathetic punks, and call out a few by name, and … Continue reading

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No Experience Necessary

We learn from experience – touch a hot stove and you won’t touch a hot stove again, or cold one. One cannot be too careful. Or we learn from the experience of others – watch your friend seeing what will … Continue reading

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The Latest Actual Outrage

Nostalgia is selective. No one remembers the same thing, as with the eighties. That decade opened with John Lennon getting shot dead, and the creation of both CNN and MTV, followed by the rise of Michael Jackson and Madonna, and … Continue reading

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