Monthly Archives: August 2014

Russia Bad! America Good!

The white hat-black hat characterization of the crisis in the Ukraine and Putin’s role is simplistic and dangerous. Extending it to suggest that Russia’s actions are entirely malevolent and bad, America’s are similarly beneficent and good is a prescription for disaster and possibly World War III. Both America and Russia have done some foolish and deceptive things, as well as positive, constructive things. Time to retire the fairy tales. We are all saints and sinners in the game of international politics. Risking total annihilation of humankind seems like a rather high price to win this year’s Good Fairy Trophy. Continue reading

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Negotiating With A Rapist

Aren’t there any absolutes anymore? Aren’t there some things that are not negotiable? We’ve been on the slippery slope too long and it may be a one-way street. Maybe we need to think a little harder about our core values before it’s too late. Continue reading

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Irony Deficiency Anemia

Irony can be mildly amusing or horribly grating. The inability of our political leaders to appreciate the self-sabotaging irony of their misguided policies will ultimately destroy America as we know it. Continue reading

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This Is War

War is bloody, slimy, foul, sickening, noxious, nauseating, horrifying, debilitating, degrading, disgusting, appalling, and often lethal. If it doesn’t kill you, it will change you permanently, and not for the better. But don’t tell anyone. Continue reading

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