Childhood fears

Childhood fears

I was five years old in the summer of 1969. If you watched the news then, and I did, you would see plenty of amazing things. I didn’t understand them all that well, but in the midst of the Apollo 11 triumph and the euphoria of Woodstock, the one […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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The Jester's Thorny Crown

The Jester’s Thorny Crown

Before you consider the fate of Al Franken, it’s worth looking what the accusation was, directly from the his accuser, Leeann Tweeden : When I saw the script, Franken had written a moment when his character comes at me for a ‘kiss’. I suspected what he was after, but […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Sleaziness is not a partisan issue

We’ll get to Al Franken anon

Get your Götterdämmerung on. And getcha popcorn. If anyone deserves a trip through the sex creep spin cycle, it’s our self-satisfied, sanctimonious junior senator. In the meantime, forgive me for a post with more tags than text. Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Lately one or two has fully paid their due

Back in 1980, when Mugabe first came to power, I was in high school. The album that I listened to incessantly that year was London Calling, by the Clash. One of the many great songs on that album was one called "Clampdown," which made reference to the spate of […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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The new day of "he said, she said"...

Two things

The muse didn’t show up for work, so I’ll refer you elsewhere. First, Gino on Roy Moore . Second, Victor Davis Hanson on the Baby Boomers . One pull quote: What caused this societal meltdown among our Boomer custodians? It was not material want. Our inheritance ensured we were […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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The new day of "he said, she said"...

Say more by saying nothing

Dumb in so many ways : Keurig found itself in the midst of a brewing controversy after it removed its advertising from Hannity in response to the Fox News host’s comments that Senate candidate Roy Moore — accused of sexual misconduct with teen girls — should be given the […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Youth Movement

Youth Movement

Writing for the New York Post, Michael Goodwin explains what Donna Brazile is really doing : If it sticks, Brazile’s searing indictment of Hillary’s persona, ethics and political skills could prove fatal to her hopes for a 2020 comeback. In fact, I believe that is the ultimate point of […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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