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ON THE CUSP OF A NEW YEAR…A MEDITATION ON GERSHWIN, DUDAMEL, THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AND HUMAN POSSIBILITY)

This is a re-post of a piece I wrote which I still want to hope is achievable – in spite of what we have experienced this year.   They made me cry tonight. This evening I watched a concert. The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra led by the brilliant young conductor Gustavo Dudamel, with guest pianist … Continue reading

WHY MUST I REMAIN CIVIL?

                                                “Lock her up.” It annoys the bloody hell out of me that we are told by so many of our level-headed liberal brethren that we must be civil in our political discourse with Trump’s base. Let me get this straight: I am to be civil with people who unashamedly support the likes of Donald Trump, … Continue reading

THE “AMERICAN WAY” – AN UNPOPULAR VIEW?

I understand that people believe what they are saying when they say something is “un-American.” But, after a long life, I have come to wonder, what exactly is “American”and what exactly is “un-American.” Surely, I cannot be the only one who, besides being upset at the current state of democracy, is tired of hearing the … Continue reading

HOW TO SINK TRUMP (ONE PRONG OF A BATTLE PLAN FOR THE RESISTANCE)

It is a given that all con men think of their marks as suckers…dupes…gullible…dumb. Donald J. Trump has been a con man all his adult life. The people who voted for him are his marks and it’s a sure thing that in his mind he thinks he’s pulled a fast one on them. These people, … Continue reading

REPUBLICANS PASS PRISON REFORM BILL FROM PRISON

  Dateline; Leavenworth Ks. 8/28/18.  Congressional Republicans today passed the most sweeping prison reform bill in the history of this country. Two hundred and seventy seven Republicans, (out of the two hundred eighty seven total Republicans in Congress) who are now incarcerated for anywhere from 30 years to life for treason, today voted unanimously for … Continue reading

THE MIND-BOGGLING MIND(lessness) OF A CONSERVATIVE

IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY SEEN THIS, OR IF YOU THOUGHT THAT REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN FROM GEORGIA  WAS AN IDIOT, WHAT FOLLOWS IS THE MT. EVEREST OF MORONIC. AMAZINGLY, THIS ARTICLE IS FROM THE DAILY CALLER, A CONSERVATIVE AMERICAN NEWS AND OPINION WEBSITE BASED IN WASHINGTON D.C.. IT WAS FOUNDED BY POLITICAL PUNDIT, AND FOX TV TALKING … Continue reading