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My Kingdom For A War

When, immediately after taking office, our Emperor Orange Julius made it clear to the world that he, the self-described “Most Powerful Man on Earth,” was going to use the “Dictatorial…

The Bonanza Goes ‘Phew’

The Bonanza Goes ‘Phew’

Last month in my bit “Eclipsing the Rainbows” I mentioned how, according to the Univoiced Booster Media, the Path of Totality of the Solar Eclipse coming this way on 8/21…

Wealth Care

More in anguish than anger, some Post-War, Post-Holocaust veteran declared that, once we’ve set our minds to it, we Americans can do most anything except know the reasons why. As…

Outback Invaded

Trish, the boys and I had been in Ireland for only a couple of days when, with me piloting our rental car, we arrived at the outskirts of Drogheda. Facing…

The Fifth Estate

The Fifth Estate

Boy am I tired of watching millionaire “broadcast journalists” and Primetime “media personalities” on the Breaking News Channels talking in clichés like the one about them getting paid to “speak…

Eclipsing the Rainbows

Good thing there’s a total eclipse of the sun coming here this August 21st. With the local media feverishly pitching The Path of the Total Solar Eclipse soon to be…

Horse Sense

Seeing how generous they are when they’re handing them out, the gods must love humankind’s imperfections. Since only the gods have achieved perfection, watching us tassel-headed bipeds questing after it…

Marching In Bend II

Marching In Bend II

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, 1,000 motley people gathered in Bend, OR @ Drake Park to march for Climate Justice. I joined them, with my spouse, Pat (age 68), and elder…

High Crimes As Misdemeanors

I was eleven years old when I decided I’d rather be Dead than Red. Since it seemed everybody in the neighborhood, and everybody on TV, was getting with the program,…

Insanity’s First Draft

It makes sense that when CNN decided to give us a history lesson on “America in the 1950s,” ‘60s, ‘70s and so on, they’d do it from the perspective of…

We the Living

If I’d’ve known I’d live so long (I’m 66), I would’ve drank more whisky. I’d’ve trekked through more exotic slums, pitched more nickels, played more penny ante, pot limit Poker…

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