Tag Archives: Tribal Politics

A Sporting Chance

“I hate all sports as rabidly as a person who likes sports hates common sense.” ~ H. L. Mencken “In response to the challenge of strangers, sport arose as a sublimated representation of a community’s armed might as well as … Continue reading

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Testing the Limits of Scorn

Kim Jong Un can fire off all the missiles he wants, testing this and that, and test his hydrogen bomb, but Donald Trump has an answer to that. He has taken to calling Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man” – like … Continue reading

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American Tribal Warfare

This can’t be happening. The two tribes went to war on a Thursday night in Washington, with the intelligence agencies – the CIA and FBI and NSA and all the rest – dropping the hammer on Tribe Trump: Senior officials … Continue reading

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Surprised by Nothing

Finally, the big October Surprise – the FBI had discovered the emails where Hillary Clinton had discussed with her staff how they’d all work together to cover up the fact she had ordered the death of our ambassador and those … Continue reading

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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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