Category Archives: Politicians and Other Lower Life Forms

Musings On A Domestic War

Perhaps it is right or even necessary to forget accidents, and wars are surely accidents to which our species seems prone.  If we could learn from our accidents it might be well to keep the memories alive, but we do not … Continue reading

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The Accidental President

In the final analysis, the long term success of all organizations depends upon the quality of its employees and agents and how well they are managed.  This is true whether the organization manufactures the latest and hottest new gadget for … Continue reading

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It’s Not My Problem Anymore, It’s Yours

Dear NRA Members and Sympathizers: If the Las Vegas massacre has a message for you, it’s that the incredible number of dead and injured are your responsibility, not mine.  Be sure to read all of the names of the dead … Continue reading

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Pendulums

England swings like a pendulum do Bobbies on bicycles, two by two Westminster Abbey, the tower of Big Ben The rosy-red cheeks of the little children. Roger Miller, England Swings I am an unabashed liberal.  I am liberal by nature, but not … Continue reading

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The Meek New World

I’ve woken up in a new world.  Not a brave one; one created by insecure people afraid of a future they’re unable to understand.  The view of this new world from Humptulips County is mixed – mostly bad, but with just enough dash of good in the mixture … Continue reading

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Learning to Laugh

“Traces of nobility, gentleness and courage persist in all people, do what we will to stamp out the trend.  So, too, do those characteristics which are ugly.  It is just unfortunate that in the clumsy hands of a cartoonist all … Continue reading

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The Case Against Trump For My Republican Friends

To a liberal, the prospect of a Trump presidency is the stuff of an Orwellian nightmare.  Being a liberal who counts several staunch conservative Republicans among my friends, I have struggled with how to make a rational case which might … Continue reading

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The Land Of The Free And The Home Of The Not-So-Brave

“History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid.” Dwight D. Eisenhower “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” Benjamin Franklin “Why do I say this?” Nels Gudmundson asked, … Continue reading

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Labels, We Sling Labels!

Perhaps nowhere else [than in America] will you find such a discrepancy between people and myth, between life and the representation of life.  An American said to me: “The trouble is that we are all eaten by the fear of … Continue reading

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The Relentless Grip Of An Undead War

The Vietnam War has been much on my mind of late.  Being of a certain age, it is a continuing subject of interest even if it seems tired and trite to those much younger.  And now I find that I … Continue reading

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