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Influence…

Remember that wheeze about how many rivets can you blow and still get your crate in the air? Any one of the Founding Fathers would have understood that one instantly. Theirs was an 18th century sensibility, after all. I prefer … Continue reading

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Mad Trump

Donald Trump is the Antichrist: everything the man touches turns upside-down and inside-out. Mad.

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The Irony of the Kochs

The explicit proposition embedded in the just-passed tax bill is stark: the Koch brothers live lives of quiet desperation. They and others like them are terrified that America and indeed the globe might be in for a runaway Great Depression. … Continue reading

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Overcoats

It just occurred to me who I am reminded of after looking at the Trumps, the Weinsteins, and the Moores. It’s a great deal like what Nelson Algren would call a walk on the wild side. One would say it’s … Continue reading

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Constipation

There are the few, who are they; and there are the many, who are us. The very few justify what they do claiming – a bit annoyed that we asked – that their activity will trickle down on us. Better … Continue reading

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Numbers

Let us say, for the sake of agreement, that you wish to borrow a million dollars, which you agree to repay at a dollar a second. How long would it take you to repay the loan? 11.5 days At the … Continue reading

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An Even More Modest Proposal

Are we mad, are we mad enough yet? Come, come, now; let (not quite yet, but) let us pray as we would at a grand wedding, let us sprinkle bullets from on high and so bless Sandy Hook: The Beatles … Continue reading

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