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Reflections on Skull Island: The Catastrophic Calamities of “Col. Kong”

I enjoyed the new King Kong movie more than I expected to, mostly for the film’s terrific special effects, imaginative creature design, and exhilarating action scenes. But surprisingly, it had more going for it than that. Set in the immediate … Continue reading

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All it takes to make an irascible, orange ape “PRESIDENTIAL”…

Now that the Tomahawk missiles are flying, the “liberal” media suddenly sees Trump as “PRESIDENTIAL.” Go figure. Of course, this escalation with Russia is what the establishment has been clamoring for all along, why they preferred Sec. Clinton over that … Continue reading

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NO, I NEVER THOUGHT DONALD TRUMP WAS THE “PEACE CANDIDATE” (a clarification).

Two Sundays ago, Glenn Greenwald aimed a corrective at some 2016 political commentators who, near as he could tell, had mistaken Donald Trump for a “pacifist” in all the shit-stormy chaos and Fake News furor of a nightmarish election year. … Continue reading

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Religion nerd’s thought for the day…

“As to the Apocryphal books, I omit them because I am no papist.” (King James… allegedly) Midday reading got me pondering the notion of the Bible as a form of “graven image,” ultimately, with temporal bounds and such (leaving aside … Continue reading

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MY State of the Union address…

It’s entirely safe to say in March of 2017 that our country, the United States of America, has gone completely off the deep end. Our institutions, public and private, from Washington, DC, to Wall Street, are deeply corrupt and mostly … Continue reading

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One Sick Puppy vs. “The Next Hitler”

Do you want to resist the worst excesses and legitimate dangers posed by a Trump presidency? Well, SO DO I – but if our “dog in this fight” is the Democratic Party, maybe we should take at least some interest … Continue reading

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Another Win for the Deep State

Before reading today’s entry, please give a listen to Glenn Greenwald on last Thursday’s “Democracy Now!” (but bear in mind that this is the miserable SOB* who makes a living saying what I’ve been thinking — only more articulately and … Continue reading

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“On Russia, Trump is a CODE PINK Republican” (Bloomberg)

Jaw dropping: This jingoistic Bloomberg article (linked to photo above) tries to smear Donald Trump by comparing him to CODE PINK — an outstanding peace organization which the “rah-rah” author, Mr. Lake, denigrates and mocks. Even worse, the article recklessly … Continue reading

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Are we still allowed to discuss what Orwell tried to teach us?

The above video, courtesy of TED-Ed’s Noah Tavlin, provides an excellent primer on the difference between simply “authoritarian” and actually “Orwellian.” If we can apply this lesson to our present political situation (even in the current environment, which strongly discourages critical … Continue reading

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Still tilting at windmills, hoping to bring the left back to its senses…

HERE, MY GOOD FRIENDS, IS HOW WE UNITE THE LEFT AND WEATHER THE TRUMP YEARS (which we can limit to four, if we’re smart): A. Put massive pressure on the Democratic establishment, now, to support the progressive policies backed by … Continue reading

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