Monthly Archives: October 2016

EX-PAT

In front of the small cafe He sits at a curbside table Overlooking Victoria Harbour. He stares into the cup before him As a scryer seeking answers In the inky black coffee It was an opportunity so rare, Too good … Continue reading

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CORRUPTOCRACY

When words fail it sometimes becomes necessary to coin new ones.  In discussing our government we have begun to use Plutocracy, Globalism and Oligarchy as descriptive terms for the system currently in play.  In my opinion they fall short and … Continue reading

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WANT BETTER CANDIDATES, BE A BETTER VOTER.

Throughout this presidential campaign we have heard people from both sides decrying the poor choices they have to select from this November.  Never in the history of our elective process have two candidates been more universally disliked.  Syndicated columnist Leonard … Continue reading

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I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE – SORT OF

The controversy over the pledge of allegiance and whether refusing to stand while it is being recited is unpatriotic or merely an expression of the first amendment rights to free speech has gone on much longer than I would have … Continue reading

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CAN’T STAND THE PLEDGE?

I find it somewhat ironic, this movement to eschew the Pledge of Allegiance.  It’s not that someone would exercise his or her first amendment rights to express their feelings about inequities in our capitalistic system.  The irony is that the … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES “GREAT AGAIN” REALLY MEAN?

“Great” is an excellent weasel word.  My Random House Webster’s Dictionary lists 23 definitions and common usages for the word, which means that you can use it and, if questioned closely, have a wide range of plausible explanations as to … Continue reading

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