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Jack, Charlie, Golf and Politics

Golf and politics have a lot in common. Both sometimes require a strong dose of alcohol just to participate. I was reading the political news this morning on both Fox and CNN and realized they reminded me of Jack and … Continue reading

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Dante’s Political Inferno

I was re-reading portions of Dante‚Äôs Inferno where various crimes are punished in the different circles of Hell. It occurred to me that Dante might have written it a bit differently if he had been writing in the era of … Continue reading

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Scorched Earth

When you follow a scorched earth, take no prisoners, or no compromise policy you are in effect teaching your opponent the rules of the game. Rules that they will be sure to remember in the future when the shoe is … Continue reading

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The Banality of Banning

The government attempted to ban abortion. The government attempted to ban alcohol. The government attempted to ban amphetamines. The government attempted to ban gas prices rising. The government attempted to ban marijuana. The government attempted to ban heroin. The government … Continue reading

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Bread, Circuses, Dogs and Ponies

I am hard pressed to determine if the Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearing is best described by Juvenal’s ancient ” bread and circuses” or the more modern “dog and pony show.” The following definitions are borrowed from Wikipedia but seem spot … Continue reading

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Mark Twain – Still Relevant

I was trying to find a particular Mark Twin quote this rainy day, which I sadly never found, but instead rediscovered these lines over 100 years after their writing. Lines are that are still remarkably true. The more things change … Continue reading

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The Mandela Effect

I used to say ” Lies, damn lies, and statistics and although still quite true I now believe that it should be liars, damn liars and politicians. It is becoming obvious that a disease previously prevalent and largely limited to … Continue reading

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