Tag Archives: Great Depression

A Comment And A Conversation

My regular readers know that I both take climate change seriously and am trying to enlighten myself on this very complex topic.  Sunday I posted an article entitled To Nuke Or Not To Nuke? in which I pondered the role … Continue reading

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I Won’t Be Your Friend Anymore

Last Wednesday night the Republicans held their third debate on the campus of the University of Colorado at Boulder.  The facility held about 1200 spectators.  The students had to protest in order to get their allocation of tickets up to … Continue reading

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Illustrating The Difference

In keeping with my hypostasis that 2016 will be a turnout election, one of the things I find most frustrating are the people who say they didn’t bother to vote because all politicians are the same, (and they are not … Continue reading

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Throw The Charlatans Out

Today is going to be basically a rant day.  It will be political, redundant and unfortunately unproductive, at least in the near term.  Last Saturday night and into Sunday morning the Raleigh area experienced some high winds; not a tornado … Continue reading

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Crimenibus

It is Saturday afternoon December 13, 2014 as I write this article.  Thursday the House passed the so-called Cromnibus bill.  The word is a combination of “cr” for continuing resolution and “omnibus” for an omnibus budget.  I am choosing to … Continue reading

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Not Another Pearl Harbor

Today is the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  That event precipitated America’s entry into World War II and is generally considered one of, if not, the darkest day in American history.  The war radically changed the direction … Continue reading

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A Terrorist In Conservative Clothing

Tuesday night I watched the second Hagan-Tillis debate.  Much like the first it was substantially a disappointment.  It was mostly a replay of the commercials and mailers that have dominated communications in North Carolina the past few weeks.  Late in … Continue reading

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An Evening With Bernie

Most American’s only see U.S. Senators on television.  In a period of 8 days I saw two sitting Senators live.  I actually had a brief personal conversation with one.  Wednesday night I was privileged to be part of a group … Continue reading

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GOP’s Only Fear: Hillary

One of the most famous lines in American political history comes from FDR’s first inaugural address.  “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”  That March 4, 1933 speech was delivered to a nation reeling from the Great … Continue reading

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Republican Reality Sucks

Kansas is a deep red state.  Its Senate is 32-8 Republican and its House is 92-33 in favor of the GOP.   Tea Party/Republican Sam Brownback rode the 2010 wave into the Governor’s mansion and was part of what I called … Continue reading

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