Tag Archives: Crooks and Liars

Teach My Kids … But Not So Much

“We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a … Continue reading

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What … If Anything … Were They Thinking?

“There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.” –Henry Adams Lyndon Johnson among others has ostensibly observed that being the US vice-president doesn’t amount to a bucket of warm spit. I’m guessing there were also less genteel … Continue reading

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Gone With the Wind? If Only!

“This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly; it should be thrown with great force.” –Dorothy Parker Okay, I’ve had enough. And then some! After a week off the grid, I’m still galloping in my hamster wheel in … Continue reading

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Can’t We Just Trust Them? — Aw Hell No!

I’ll come down and help you, I’ll rape you and scalp you! Singing I’m a jolly banker, jolly banker am I. – Woody Guthrie I don’t know about you folks, but these days I don’t expect much in the way … Continue reading

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They’re All Working Hard … for Us?

“If money be not thy servant, it will be thy master.” –Francis Bacon So now I’m wondering … what else will these honorable folks do, for a little money? Or for a lot? I’m afraid we’ll find out. ++++++++++++++++++++ These … Continue reading

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Will Anybody Hear?

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” –George Orwell In our much-ballyhooed information age, it would seem almost impossible to suppress a 6600-page document of any significance forever. But we shall see. Do … Continue reading

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The Spin, The Whole Spin, and Nothing But

“A man’s judgment cannot be better than the information on which he has based it. Give him no news or present him only with distorted and incomplete data, with ignorant, sloppy or biased reporting, with propaganda and deliberate falsehoods, and … Continue reading

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