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The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes
   —  Donald J. Trump
President-elect, Twitter account December 22, 2016
How can we dispel the notion of some people that anyone will survive a nuclear war?
   —  Dr. Yevgeniy Chazov
Official physician to Leonid Brezhnev
Nuclear War…  When you’ve seen one, You’ve seen them all.
   —  Bumper sticker from the 1970’s
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2015 What Are You Looking At?
2014 Ite, Missa Est
2013 I Hear Voices
2012 Positive Thoughts
Hope Works
2011 Look! Up In The Sky…
Humility Before The Unknowable

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This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly.  Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today.  This great Nation will endure, as it has endured, will revive and will prosper.
So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.  In every dark hour of our national life, a leadership of frankness and of vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory.  And I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days.
     —    Franklin Delano Roosevelt
From his first inaugural address
[The window of opportunity for national reconciliation on President-elect Trump’s administration is rapidly closing.  He seems, to me, to be making little progress in building a bridge and tremendous progress in expanding the chasm.  The promises (threats) he made to get elected will not be the actions needed to establish a positive historic legacy.  Yet, still I hope…    —    KMAB]
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2015 Done What You Could
2014 Impossible To Other Men
2013 Just In Case
2012 Isn’t This Just Pleasant?
2011 No Void In Sight

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During the campaign it was widely reported that then candidate Trump was the most dishonest candidate running for President.  (That’s Politically Correct “speak” for Trump was the biggest liar.)   Trump’s honesty rating (according to Politifact.com) was 15% – “true” (4%) or “mostly true” (11%) – and 85% dishonest – “half true” (15%), “mostly false” (19%), “false” (34%), and “pants on fire” (17%).
Trump is now on his Twitter account denying the recent reports (by various media) of “disarray” on his transition team.  Trump reports everything is going “smoothly”.
To quote Groucho Marx:  “Who are you going to believe, me or your lying eyes.
To quote Abraham Lincoln:  “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
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On This Day In:
2015 Something Pagan
2014 A Note To Self
2013 Determining Our Degree Of Freedom
2012 Journalism And Fantasy
Known Knowns
Jerk, n.
2011 Love Questions

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