One-Liners From the Front, 2011-2016, by Vassar Bushmills

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Donald Trump Most of the things said about Donald Trump are not really about Donald Trump, but about something else. I can list a hundred negative things to say about Trump, only to find many of them not to...

Daily Poke, Oct 10: A note on Our Side’s Second Guessers

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You probably already know there are a few Keith Olbermann-types on the pro-Trump, Make America Great side of the ledger. But Yes, there is a difference; a big, big difference. You know Olbermann, he virtually disappeared...

The Nature of the Dark Side

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The Private Life is Dead Remember Commander Strelnikov in the film classic, “Dr Zhivago” (1965)?  He was the intellectual communist who had turned into a Red military commander in the civil war that followed the October...

The Two Faces of the Deep State and “the People”

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So when they say "the FBI, or DOJ or CIA said this, or did that", your first thought should be, "Which one?" Especially if it's the media telling you these things. Also, never forget that is has been...

The Ease of Erasing History

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I've always had an interest in the history of history. For one, that historians are even remotely interested in the lives of ordinary people is a relatively modern notion. 3000 years ago, even 600 years ago,...

Judging Beauty, Goodness and Virtue

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"If you judge Beauty or Goodness or Virtue solely based on what you see in the mirror you will likely die a painful death...whether old or young. Just ask Kurt Cobain" from St George Frederick, an old friend returned.