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Trump Plays the Ultimate Game

August 29, 2016

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Life in the Boomer Lane has spent quite some time now, being pummeled by the behavior of Donald Trump. She has listened to one Trumper after another explain why he’s their guy.  She has heard two themes over and over: The fist is that Trump is a successful businessman/He is rich. He will do for us […]

Hillary Clinton: The Time is Now

August 10, 2016

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  Life in the Boomer Lane is always grateful for her readers for consistently adding tremendous value to her blog.  The following is a guest post from Pat Read. ***** Many of my friends and family say that they for voting for Hillary out of their commitment to defeat Donald Trump. I’d like to say […]

An Open Letter to Ivanka Trump

July 22, 2016

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  Dear Ivanka, Few would argue that you are a poised, articulate, capable young woman. You have lived a life of privilege, without coming to the conclusion that this makes you entitled. I applaud you. You deeply respect and greatly admire your father. No parent would ask for more. Your speech at the RNC convention […]

Truthish

June 21, 2016

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The recent upswing in popularity of truthish has become especially pronounced in celeb tabloids and political circles. Donald Trump, when he isn’t using his vast fourth grade vocabulary to compliment himself, can often be found uttering nuggets that he has gleaned from random social media sources and National Enquirer. But let’s give Trump a break, […]

Dumb, Dumber, Dumbest

February 29, 2016

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  Life in the Boomer Lane watched a comedy clip recently, in which a reporter (fake) attended a Trump rally (real). First, he spoke to some of the people in the parking lot, waiting to go into the rally. He asked one young man how Trump was going to defeat ISIS. The answer was “Bomb […]

Trump: The Man, the Candidate, the President

February 15, 2016

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Many years ago, I had a surgeon with a terrible bedside manner. He was abrupt and spoke above my level of understanding. There was nothing about this man that I liked. But he had a great reputation as a surgeon, and surgery was what I needed. And the surgical theater is not equivalent to the theater […]

This Post is Literally Unique

July 1, 2015

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  Anyone who has ever tried to read Shakespeare in the original English, must be aware that the language (any language) is always changing. Life in the Boomer Lane’s mother-in-law left Turkey decades ago and took all of her language with her. While she was absent from Turkish soil, the Turkish language wasn’t. For that […]