Category Archives: Politics

Which Side Are You On?

In America, the Conservative says, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.”  The American Liberal says, “Give the baby a bath.” Both Liberals and Conservatives agree on the fundamentals of history, economics, and government. They differ on the interpretations, … Continue reading

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Old Time Civics Videos

There are a lot of videos here, but if you were pressed for time, why are you reading my ramblings? Used to be, we took Civics seriously in this land.  It was pure, unadorned propaganda, designed to mold children’s ideas … Continue reading

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Growing Up Racist

As I was growing up in the 1950s, my dear Mother (may she rest in peace) did everything she could to convince me that White was Superior, and that Blacks needed to stay “in their place”. She was a good … Continue reading

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Politics Won’t Clean The Streets

Politics Won’t Clean The Streets Fiorello La Guardia, onetime Mayor of the Big Apple, said, “There is no Democratic or Republican way of cleaning the streets.” That was about 80 years or so ago. Another wise lesson we managed to forget … Continue reading

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The Sky Is Falling! (Or Maybe Not.)

Reports are out that George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-four is having peak sales on Amazon, followed at a distance by Sinclair Lewis’ It Can’t Happen Here. Allegedly, this is due to those of the political persuasion trying to understand what’s going on in … Continue reading

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