Monthly Archives: July 2016

RiffRaff Riffs

Riff: a melodic phrase, often constantly repeated, forming an accompaniment or part of an accompaniment for a soloist. Donald Trump Invites Russia to Find Missing Hillary Clinton’s Emails https://m-secure.wsj.net/video/20160727/072716trumprussia/072716trumprussia_v2_ec664k.mp4 On Thursday morning, a fair number of media gabbers (on MSNBC, … Continue reading

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“Noise of Hammers”: RNC Convention; DNC Convention; Election 2016

Noise of hammers once I heard Many hammers, busy hammers, Beating, shaping, night and day, Shaping, beating dust and clay To a palace; saw it reared; Saw the hammers laid away. And I listened, and I heard Hammers beating, night … Continue reading

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Proposal For An Amendment To The Constitution

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal . . . Earlier this week, Congressman Steve King (Repugnant, IA) opened his pie hole on MSNBC, and this putridity fell out in response to Esquire writer … Continue reading

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The 2016 Republican National Convention, Summarized

I decided weeks (maybe years) ago to not watch a single moment of the 2016 Republican Convention because, at my age, I find it’s already way too easy to become dumbed down strictly via life itself, ergo I do NOT … Continue reading

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Trinity Plus Seventy-one

Seventy-one years ago this day, July 15, 1945, at the White Sands Proving Grounds near Alamagordo, New Mexico, final preparations were underway for the first test of the Manhattan Project’s creation: the nuclear fission bomb, the Atomic Bomb. Early the … Continue reading

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Complete and Total Irrationality, Republican Style

Welcome to the Republican Party of Donald Trump. I ran across this video a couple of days ago, watched it (something I don’t often do), and realized afterward just how far this country has sunk into the muck and mire … Continue reading

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Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest, or ???

I need help. A quick perusal of current newsy websites reveals that there’s a whole lot of Dumb out there in today’s political world, possibly more than at any time in the entire history of the planet, maybe even of … Continue reading

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