Consider people like Sen Mark Warner who have to deal with the reality of the Trump-Russian Collusion theory being shattered from the political angle. He’s in leadership and is expected to lie a liar’s mouth daily, cynically saying hundreds of things he knows not to be so, only having to say ...Read more Comments Off on Collusion-Truthers
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For almost everyone who pops up in the news, I have a general theory of that person, beginning with how they got in the news in the first place. If WAPO or New York Times said something approvingly about them, my starting point is likely to be a minus ...Read more Comments Off on (UPDATED) TOWARD A “THEORY OF THE MAN”
(A timely repeat of some film from the 40s and first shown in Apr, 2017) “After Hitler” is a 2-part video documentary series about Europe in the five years immediately following World War II, 1945-1949. Each episode is roughly 43 minutes and was produced in 2016 but has the unmistakable feel ...Read more Comments Off on AFTER HITLER, IS EUROPE RETURNING TO TYPE?
Is it a sign of less character to be vain? How about excessively vain? Is it sign of low character to be arrogant? Or just excessive arrogant? Is it a sign of low character to display condescension toward others? To look down one’s nose? What if we don’t wear condescension on our ...Read more Comments Off on CHARACTER, IN SEARCH OF HUMILITY
Refugees at Vienna West Railway Station during the European migrant crisis 2015. Source: Bwag/Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY-SA-4.0). Vassar Bushmills (First written in 2010, a reflection on the traveling season.) Are riff-raff runways in America’s future? I’ll bet you didn’t know that Europe has had them for years, at least since the ...Read more Comments Off on Riff-Raff Runways
The Five Senses: Smell by Adriaen Brouwer [Circa 1631] Source: Wikipedia Barbara Tuchman was one of my two favorite historians, (the other is still alive). She published The First Salute in 1988, then died of a stroke early the next year, so this book was to have been her last salute. I ...Read more Comments Off on “AN EXTREMITY OF NOMINAL DEMOCRACY”
In 2013 when Obama was still president, I offered a piece entitled Ellis Island del Norte, Ellis C0rral deu Sur laying how we could open an orderly, relatively fast portal coming into the United States, much like Ellis Island stationed just off New York City, where millions would pass through, but ...Read more Comments Off on The Caravan; Options
Since 2006 I’d watched Republicans, including many conservatives, fed up with Party choices going back to Bob Dole in ‘96, hand our government over to first the Congressional Democrats, then, even after the Democrat’s dark side had revealed itself, still refuse to stop the bleeding. I thought perhaps that Obama and ...Read more Comments Off on A Tale of Two Mobs.