Tag Archives: Rigged Election

No Fixing This Now

The debates are over. Donald Trump said he won them all. The polling shows otherwise, but he is who he is. He never loses, but that’s getting harder and harder to maintain. He lost those. He’s losing the election, mainly … Continue reading

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Baiting the Bear

There are things that aren’t done anymore: Bear-baiting was popular in England until the 19th century. From the sixteenth century, many bears were maintained for baiting. In its best-known form, arenas for this purpose were called bear-gardens, consisting of a … Continue reading

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Caught in the Rigging

Those Star Trek conventions were odd, with folks in odd costumes chatting with each other in what they thought was Klingon and a hundred Spocks in a row – but those conventions are pretty much history. Now it’s Comic-Con International … Continue reading

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Trump’s War

North Carolina in the early seventies was still the South. Graduate school at Duke was deceptive. Jesse Helms, long before he became a senator, was doing editorials on the television station out of Raleigh, talking about the disappearance of all … Continue reading

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Three-Dimensional Chess

The late sixties were odd, but it wasn’t all hippies and political chaos and Vietnam and the Stones versus the Beatles (a first-order marker of how rebellious one actually was) and then Woodstock and then Nixon – there was Star … Continue reading

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