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The I’s Have It

With a few notable exceptions (Johnny Carson and Audrey Hepburn being two of them), most celebrities are extroverts.  They crave the spotlight and they shine in it.  They like to be surrounded by other people, and are happiest when they have a lot going on.  Their philosophy is, “The more the merrier!”  This approach toContinue reading “The I’s Have It”

The Orange-ophile Psyche?

One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give aContinue reading “The Orange-ophile Psyche?”

Unlawful Disorder

The NY Times headline on August 27th reads, “With Wisconsin Unrest as Backdrop, Republicans Intensify Law-and-Order Message.”  That is, the GOP is painting the Dems as weak on crime and tolerant of anarchy. Such a stance becomes the height of irony when a rifle-toting, police-loving Orange supporter kills innocent protesters on the sidewalk.  A 17-year-oldContinue reading “Unlawful Disorder”

Deception….Not

A recent online exchange of views prompted me to give more thought to the circumstances of the 40%.  That is, the estimated proportion of people in this country, give or take, that continues to support the actions and policies of the current Oval Office occupant.  Survey numbers fluctuate, but in general, at least one-third ofContinue reading “Deception….Not”

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