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Monthly Archives: September 2016

A very disturbed man

Just bewildering. A guy whose living in a glass house shouldn’t be throwing stones. And if his wife is living there with him he ought to think twice again. First, the serial adulterer threatens to attack Hillary for Bill’s adultery, implying that it’s the woman’s fault if the man strays, which he probably truly believes. […]

Some good news

A few years ago an occasional reader complained that I was a bit of a curmudgeon (who, me?) and that I rarely talked up good news. So, once a week for about five weeks I religiously posted some good news. I’m not sure if the well ran completely dry, or I just returned to my […]

Miracles do happen

As I said in a recent post, I did not intend to watch the debate, and I didn’t. However, my wife did, and while she very considerately removed her Ipad and herself to another room while she watched, I couldn’t help overhear some of it in real time. My own impression was that she was […]

I won’t be watching

I’ve watched most of the presidential debates over the course of my lifetime. I’ve missed a few due to other commitments. I remember, for instance, having to listen to the Quayle-Bentsen debate, of lasting memory, in the car as I drove home from something or other. But I’ll be giving this debate a pass. As […]

I’m an overachiever

Turns out, I’m a special person. Today I got an email at work, which starts out like this: Hello John, I am just getting in contact with regards to my previous email regarding your selection as one of AI Magazine’s Top 25 Fund Managers of the Year 2016. Would [My law firm] like to move […]

It’s the year 2000 all over again

It’s hardly a new observation to make, but it’s a fact that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Part of the problem, I suppose, is that those who live through history die off, and are replaced by people who think, for some reason, that things are now different. They […]

Stranger Mugfellows

A few months ago I shared a picture of a mug my son got me as a joke on my birthday. It featured a motley assortment of Democrats, some of whom (looking at you, Debbie Wasserman Schultz) no self respecting Democrat would want to acknowledge. I said at the time that my son and his […]


At the risk of beating a dead horse or two, I am going to return to a subject to which I’ve alluded in my two previous posts: the way our local Republican candidates have danced around the question of whether they support Donald Trump. Something I haven’t highlighted is one rather incredible argument they are […]

Dems Forget Something

Ordinarily, I would say these Democrats have a point: Democrats in the House of Representatives are wondering if there is, just possibly, room before the next hearing on why the Attorney General chose not to call in a drone strike over Hillary Clinton’s emails, for the Justice Department to tackle one other thing. Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee […]

Second Epistle to Dave Collins

In light of recent events, yet another letter to Dave Collins is in order. Dear Dave: Good job. Well, reasonably good job, though you really have to do what we Catholic school kids were told to do before confession. Yes, an examination of conscience is in order. You really have to try to figure out […]