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Category Archives: Crazies

Called it

Regular readers, if there are any, know that I take a childish delight in crowing about my predictive powers, so it should come as no surprise that I’m going to do it again. Shortly after the Las Vegas shooting I made a few observations, the last of which was this one: Observation number three: Inasmuch […]

Earth to Trump voters: tough shit

Are these people stupid, or just Fox viewers. Probably both. One of several Trump voters now facing reality: Los Angeles Times: Kathy Watson- A 55 year old former small business owner who credits Obamacare with saving her life, said that when she voted for Trump she dismissed his pledge to scrap the ACA as bluster […]

The party of crazy

Long before Trump even announced his candidacy, I was saying that 2016 would be the year the Republicans went all in on the crazy. I was right. Had it not been Trump, it would have been Cruz, who is perhaps even crazier than the Donald. In previous years insane candidates might win Iowa, but the […]

Stopped clocks, etc.

It’s not often that I find myself in even partial agreement with Republicans from Texas, but I have only a few minor quibbles about this: A handful of Texas Republican district or county conventions in March passed resolutions calling for a vote on secession, paving the way for a potentially awkward debate at the state […]

Zippy nails it


White male beats the odds

Times are tough for white males these days. They just don’t get no respect. Take serial murders, which unlike sports such as basketball, is totally dominated by white males. Time was that so long as you took two or three people down, you could count on front page headlines and a moment of fame far […]

Why am I not jittery?

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself Franklin Roosevelt What a quaint notion. I’m told by the New York Times that Obama recently addressed a “jittery” nation. I read elsewhere that more than half of us now want to get ourselves into a another quagmire in the Middle East, because doing so […]

This country is going bananas

So today I went to my bank (Chelsea Groton, a local bank that is not too big to fail) to deposit a check. All the tellers were wearing a button that notified me that it was okay to say “Merry Christmas” to them, as they wanted to keep Christ in Christmas. The probability is that […]

Cognitive dissonance

In case you are not familiar with the term, “cognitive dissonance” is defined as follows: In psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time, performs an action that is contradictory to one or more beliefs, ideas […]

Say it ain’t so, Joe

I won’t go into all the reasons why this was a horrible thing to do. They have been amply covered elsewhere.  All I can say is that I’m ashamed that my Congressman has played into the hands of terrorists and contributed to a culture of fear.