Category Archives: Political Extremes

Friday Follies: Three Letters Revisited

The following was written over a decade ago. However, the parable of the three letters is much older, and the reality it addresses has likely played out for centuries. I see it playing out today in many venues, locally and … Continue reading

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Wish Carefully

Did you ever make a wish and have someone say, “Be careful what you wish for?” If so, did the wish come true, and if it did, was it everything you expected? I ask because many people in the United … Continue reading

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See Nothing, Say Nothing

John Banner became famous for playing Sgt. Schultz on Hogan’s Heroes. His most famous line, in one form or another, was “I see nothing! I hear nothing! I know nothing!” Sadly, that response to questions or situations became a mantra … Continue reading

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Clothespin Politics

Back in the dark ages, the 1960s and 70s, it was fairly common to hear someone say, “No, I don’t like him, but I’m going to hold my nose and vote for him.” That is how I voted for Trump … Continue reading

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Speaking of Drivel

As I write this, I am waiting for the AI monitor to flag the word drivel. It flags so many words I use that I wonder if I’m losing my touch when it doesn’t. It will call me out one … Continue reading

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Conspiratorially Speaking

Recently someone responded to a blog I wrote admonishing me for assuming a conspiracy where none existed. My response was to apologize for not being as clear as possible. I was not proposing a conspiracy but rather a “go along … Continue reading

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The Language War: Artificially Speaking

This is not my first piece about the manipulation of language, and it probably will not be my last. The inspiration for this little diatribe was the information in the screenshot below. To me, it is an excellent example of … Continue reading

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Of Bluebonnets, Flower Beds, and Politics

Years ago, I wrote a piece titled “A Blind Eye.” The title referenced humanity’s ability to turn a blind eye to the signs of something larger than themselves. Depending on your belief system, something larger than humans might refer to … Continue reading

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Speaking of Inspiration

Wow! Today, I am charged with writing about someone who inspires me. What an opportunity to sing someone‚Äôs praises and offer them as an example of leadership, talent, knowledge, and kindness. Sadly, that is not what comes to mind for … Continue reading

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Electorally Speaking

The 2020 presidential election was one of the most fascinating in my life. Ironically, I thought the 2016 election would be hard to beat, but 2020 made it dull by comparison. Tragically, these elections may mean the end of fair … Continue reading

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