Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Presidency and the Mythic Image

We have an oral tradition. As much as I would love to make the claim about the power and scope of the written word the tradition of reading and writing is a far more recent development than our tradition to … Continue reading

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Social Security, the Defense Budget and Stupid People

One of the traits of a stupid person is getting stuck in a rut, refusing to consider the wealth of additional data and remaining blind to realities that are there in front of them. Rick Perry is like this, and … Continue reading

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Presidents and Criminals

We started a new chapter in American history after the disgraced President, Richard Millhouse Nixon, resigned from office. Up until then the President and senior officials were not directly linked to crimes against humanity and the state. Even during the … Continue reading

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Thinking of the Day You Went Away

No, the pulpster is not collaborating with mr. puff. Anyway, we’ve all faced it, the big b. As with our other seminal moments it is how we handle the break up that defines us. It’s true for love and for … Continue reading

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Softie isn’t the only kind of ice cream

For a snarling, caustic old man I’m quite a woose. Sad stories tug at my heart and anyone in pain gets my sympathy. My brain just cannot accept it – I don’t know why some people, for the sake of … Continue reading

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Raping homeowners while KBR gets away with it

Eric Schneiderman, the New York Attorney General l faced a dilemma of sorts. The Obama Administration was spearheading an inquiry into robo signing, fraudulent documents and other nasty tactics used by the banks to get rid of, impede, and injure … Continue reading

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Neurotic Man

So there you are in the grocery store standing in line for what seems like hours to pay and go. The woman in front of you on the line has finally reached the check-out. She’s staring at who knows what … Continue reading

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You want a job? Got a passport?

The actual numbers are secret but it appears that IBM has more workers overseas, specifically India, than they have in the United States . GE has 46% of its workforce in the country. Procter & Gamble’s U.S. workforce is 28% … Continue reading

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Trickle Down or Trickle Me Down

I’ve brought up in this column before that the idea of tax cuts to boost an economy is one of the great economic absurdities[i].  The idea that any group catching a tax break will then go ahead and risk that … Continue reading

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Terrorism, Freedom and the Vision Thing

It was the Russkies.  Then the Chinese.  Cubans.  Vietnamese.  Koreans.  South Americans.  Tall people.  Short.  Fatties.  Skinnies.  They all had it in for us.  Wanted to do us harm and destroy the American Way of life.  For the most part … Continue reading

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