Republican Party establishment

Republican Party establishment

The Bellweather- First Report: We are Still Winning

This is the first of our Bellweather Reports, published on an “as-needed” basis. (Note our weather vane and the direction it is flying.) We are still winning.  They are still losing. We are still mounted on horses. They are still afoot. And Donald Trump still works for us, and ...
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Ellis Island del Norte, Ellis Corral al Sur, Easy-In, Hard-Out

An update from 2013, when we still believed the open borders argument was just about cheap labor for super-national business. Big business has shown itself to be much more Corporate One-World than we knew then, Republican lawmakers as a class (with some notable exceptions) even more craven than we could have ...
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Politics and National Survival

baboons
I think it was Konrad Lorenz, the Nobel winning natural scientist, who told of a team of animal behaviorists observing baboons in the South African savannah when a much smaller monkey was spied by a much larger baboon. The vervet turned and scampered back toward the forest cover, the ...
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Collusion-Truthers

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 ...
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(UPDATED) TOWARD A “THEORY OF THE MAN”

KKK meeting
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 ...
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THE CIRCLE SHALL NOT BE BROKEN

By God! I sat up with a start this morning, around 2:04. It hit me, “Why are we all pretending this is politics…when it’s revolution?” Their media, our media, their talk-show people, our talk show people, all have to pretend to be matter-of-fact about a situation that is probably ...
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A New Year Deserves New Leadership. Or Not.

Lady Liberty 1885 by A. P. Dillon It’s 2019 – a brand new year full of possibility and the opportunity to get it right with new leadership. Yes, NC GOP I’m talking to you. This is what is being considered as a winning cycle by the current leadership – ...
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Riff-Raff Runways

Refugees at Vienna West Railway Station during the European migrant crisis 2015. Source: Bwag/Wikimedia Commons CC-BY-SA-4.0.
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 ...
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