One hundred days of lunacy

One hundred days of lunacy

A couple of weeks after winning the November General Election, the then President-elect delivered a speech to the nation detailing his bold plan for this first 100 days: Policy Plan for the First 100 Days Any non-Fox “News” journalist, ie, any reality based media person who is not a cheerleader for the current regime and is capable of reporting unvarnished real world first person facts will paint a much different picture than the 45th President’s alternate reality highlights.  Admittedly, Keith Olbermann is one of the guy’s more caustic critics and pulls no punches: The Resistance with Keith Olbermann on the First 100 Days For all the grief President Obama’s detractors spewed over the his alleged overindulgence in perfecting his golf...

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One hundred years of American might

One hundred years of American might

When the Central Powers of Europe mobilized their armed forces in August 1914 and the Allied Powers mobilized theirs in response, it was widely believed by many on both sides that the conflict would be glorious, short-lived and decisive.  Few of the pro-military interventionists gave any credibility to the prospect of a protracted, drawn out stalemate that became known as the Western Front.  Despite a great interest by many in America eager to join that fight, there were enough combat veterans of the Late War Between the States of half a century previous serving in policymaking positions to exert the necessary influence to keep their nation out of the fray.  With the business of America being business, sale of war essentials to customers from belligerent nations...

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Picking up the pieces of shattered trust

Picking up the pieces of shattered trust

So we never thought it could happen to us.  I’m sure we would all love to think that.  This particular train of thought is a familiar cerebral pathway unique to many of us who, either directly or indirectly, have ever had to negotiate their way through the fallout generated by the shambles such an awful crime made of our lives.  Yes, CRIME is the term applied to actions taken by one or more individuals that obviously overstep the boundaries of common decency norms, be it either reported or quietly unchallenged for whatever reason.  We need not chalk this up to complacency nor need we fault our own poor vigilance as we all know somewhere in the dank realms of our own bad life experience memory files that such things do exist and can present when and where...

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