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Trump’s Secret Weapon Against Terrorism

May 23, 2017

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  Assorted Military Brass and Cabinet Members: Sir, you have called us all together so that you may reveal your secret weapon against terror. We are anxious to hear it. Trump: Losers. But we are highly decorated military, sir, as well as your Cabinet. We are not losers. Not you. Terrorists. Can you explain? Sure. […]

While I Was Gone

May 1, 2017

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Life in the Boomer Lane has just returned from a whirlwind 12-day trip to the Pacific Northwest, first to Seattle and then to Portland.  On her return, she was quite surprised to learn that, while she had been mostly oblivious to the greater happenings of the world during her trip, the world had continued to […]

A Private Conversation Between the Kushners

April 11, 2017

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Ivanka: J Darling, the school just called to remind us about the parent teacher conference this evening. Jared: I dearest, you know I can’t. I’m negotiating a Middle East peace treaty this evening. I: J, this is your child, my love.  Isn’t that more important? Those people have been around a long time, right? Like […]

This New Orange Era: The Growing Divide

February 20, 2017

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For those of you who feel like you are caught in a Trump avalanche, know that you are. You want desperately to get out, but it seems that every time you start to wriggle your limbs, you precipitate another large chunk of snow dislodging and burying you even deeper. You may want to stop struggling, […]

This New Orange Era: The Day After

January 23, 2017

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There’s a novel I read, One Second After, about a high energy EMP (electro magnetic pulse) missile fired above the US by a country with which we were at war. EMPs kill no one directly. Instead, they cause all electronic activity to cease. In other words, computers stop computing, cars stop moving, cells stop working, and what […]

Putin on the Ritz

December 30, 2016

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  The Obama Administration (yes, it still exists), after weighing all evidence presented by the CIA and other government-investigative agencies, has imposed sanctions on Russia for hacking into the DNC website. Thirty-five Russian diplomats have been expelled, and two facilities used for intelligence-gathering have been closed. One of these facilities is a so-called dacha on […]

This New Orange Era: Rule by Tweet

December 26, 2016

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    It’s no secret that the PEOTUS prefers to convey vital information to the American public via Twitter.  Twitter has some distinct advantages. It allows short bursts of thought, without reference or analysis.  It is unfiltered.  It allows feedback only in the form of other Tweets, not in any real engagement.  It gives the Tweeter […]