The appeal of a narcissist—one year later

The appeal of a narcissist—one year later

It was exactly one year ago that I authored a post on this blog to which I have since made frequent reference:  The appeal of a narcissist.  At the time there were some sixteen other candidates in the running for the GOP nomination.  One year later Mr. Donald J. Trump is the GOP nominee.  Most reasonable third party observers would likely agree that Trump’s candidacy says a great deal more about the Republican Party in 2016 than it does about the product of their primary process.  The display of discomforting rhetoric and bush league showboating the RNC leadership has allowed and is continuing to allow to play out is the manifestation of a political organization devoid of any new or innovative ideas.  To say USS Republican is taking on water and going down...

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Documentary Film Review: Eat That Question–Frank Zappa in his own words

Documentary Film Review:  Eat That Question–Frank Zappa in his own words

Ever since that magical time in my youth when I acquired an eclectic taste for not only his music but the dark humor and excoriating social commentary of Frank Zappa, I have often retreated into my happy place where I keep my personal altar to one of my favorite musical and messaging geniuses.  Of all the great entertainers and enlightened minds that we have lost over the past twenty-five years Zappa ranks among the two I miss the most, the other being Mr. George Carlin.  Tulsa’s Circle Cinema was the venue on Friday evening for the premier of the new documentary film on the life of one of my all time favorite musicians, Eat That Question:  Frank Zappa in his own words.  There was even a Frank Zappa trivia session in the Circle’s gallery before the...

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Service and Sacrifice: A position statement

Service and Sacrifice:  A  position statement

The 2016 Republican Presidential nominee, after totally mishandling some very easy questions in a Sunday morning interview, has effectively become a two-ton anchor around the neck of his own campaign as well as his party.  Trying to equate his business achievements with the supreme sacrifice of an Army captain who had been killed in action in Iraq has kept the GOP hopeful on the defensive all this week. The GOP candidate insists he was “attacked” in a speech delivered last week at the Democratic National Convention by Mr. Khizr Khan whose son, Captain Humayun Khan, was killed in Iraq in 2004.  Mr. Khan’s “attack” consisted of a straight forward question, a simple inquiry if the GOP nominee had ever read the Constitution.  Mr. Khan...

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