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Free-pass, Funeral, and Flag Friday: A Time and a Place

I know – this is such “last week’s news”, but the uncivility is really bothering me. There were two funerals of note last week – Aretha Franklin & John McCain. Notables (or people seeking to be notable) performed in various ways at both. Aretha’s involved a lot of musical tributes; hers was, after all, a … Continue reading

commentary / Perception / Politics

False Flag Friday: Is It REALLY About the Children?

When you see an overabundance of reporting on a subject, you should take some time to figure out why – especially when it looks like you’re not getting all sides of the story. All the brouhaha being made about children being separated from parents on the border is misguided at best, malevolently manipulative at its … Continue reading

commentary / Meandering / Politics

Meandering Monday about the Manners of Emily Litella

I have fond memories of Emily Litella, one of Gilda Radner’s characters from the original class of Saturday Night Live. The lady would get on the news report giving a concerned citizen’s report on some issue that she was concerned about. She would berate parents for protesting “violins on television” (instead of violence), or complain … Continue reading