Tag Archives: Tribal Politics

That Basket Thing

Forget Hillary Clinton’s health problems, even if the man who discovered CTE thinks Hillary Clinton may have been poisoned  – even if chronic traumatic encephalopathy, that eventually renders former professional football players nearly brain dead, has nothing to do with … Continue reading

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Nothing to Fear

A Dutch oven isn’t really an oven – it’s just a big pot – and a Dutch door isn’t much of a door – it’s more a gate with a window on top – and a Dutch treat isn’t a … Continue reading

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That Iowa Tribe

The past isn’t even past. Back in Pittsburgh, in the early sixties, those of us at North Hills High wanted our football team to beat the crap out of the guys from Penn Hills High – our arch rivals – … Continue reading

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The Purest Politics

Call it identity politics, or tribal politics, but it’s clear that when it comes time to choose someone to run things, that someone should be one of “us” – because few have the time or energy or patience to consider … Continue reading

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Sorting Out and Relocation Again

It’s hard to see why the current crop of small-government conservatives hate regulation of anything, when the government, of the people, has decided certain things must be restricted or even forbidden, for the good of all, even if those things … Continue reading

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Most Likely to Succeed

Don’t look back. You’ll be reminded of better days, now gone, when you were young and relatively cool, and probably thin. Or you’ll be reminded of something deeply embarrassing, long forgotten, and forgotten for a reason. You might also be … Continue reading

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Tribal Science

It could be that Mitt Romney didn’t lose the 2012 election because of his forty-seven percent comments – although claiming that nearly half the country was a bunch of hopeless losers, lazy moochers who have no sense of personal responsibility, … Continue reading

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