Monday, February 5, 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018

Is This Any Way to Run a Government?

Read it and weep.

From Michele Goldberg's excellent Op-ed today explaining all this memo mess;

It really is time for the men to step aside, don't you think? As Mattis looks for justifiable reasons to take us to war with Syria. Yes, it seems The Don feels it's time for a more serious distraction from the Mueller Probe than a measly memo. Mmmmm, a good solid episode of American boots on the ground, that's what's needed. Buck the people up, as it were. Make 'em proud to be 'Mercans again.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Let's Be Clear

coup d'état also known simply as a coup (/kuː/), a putsch golpe de estado, or an overthrow, is a type of revolution, where the illegal and overt seizure of a state by the military or other elites within the state apparatus occurs.

A little further clarity:

Coup d'état definition, a sudden and decisive action in politics, especially one resulting in a change of government illegally or by force.

Monday, January 29, 2018

As To Journalists...

It is my belief that the writer, the free-lance author, should be and must be a critic of the society in which he lives. It is easy enough, and always profitable, to rail away at national enemies beyond the sea, at foreign powers beyond our borders who question the prevailing order. But the moral duty of the free writer is to begin his work at home; to be a critic of his own community, his own country, his own culture. If the writer is unwilling to fill this part, then the writer should abandon pretense and find another line of work: become a shoe repairman, a brain surgeon, a janitor, a cowboy, a nuclear physicist, a bus driver. -Edward Abbey, naturalist and author (29 Jan 1927-1989)

Friday, December 29, 2017

"CHRISTMAS IS HERE!" by The Trumps

 “The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction (i.e. the reality of experience) and the distinction between true and false (i.e. the standards of thought) no longer exist.”  Hannah Arendt