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He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others.
  —  Samuel Johnson
[#IncompetentDonald is a dullard, a liar and corrupt.  I don’t know if all of his Administration is / are dull, but they certainly appear to be liars and corrupt, too.  “The Donald” appears to be the one bad apple who spoils the entire barrel.  That is only “appearance”.  Unfortunately, the Republican party has been on this slide since the days of Richard Nixon, accelerated by Ronald Reagan and then fully devolved by Newt Gingrich.  —  KMAB]
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2018 A Higher Loyalty
RIP – Our Silver Lady
2017 Slowly Cutting Their Own Throats
2016 Man’s Advantage Over God
2015 Deeply
2014 Hi-Yo Silver, Away!
2013 Warning:
2012 Thinking About Beauty
2011 A Founding Father’s Argument Against Public Funding Of Religious Education
Weekend Update
So Far, So Good

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A first grader should understand that his culture isn’t a rational invention; that there are thousands of other cultures and they all work pretty well; that all cultures function on faith rather than truth; that there are lots of alternatives to our own society.  I didn’t find that out for sure until I was in the graduate school of the University of Chicago.  It was terribly exciting.  Of course, now cultural relativity is fashionable — and that probably has something to do with my popularity among young people.  But it’s more than fashionable — it’s defensible, attractive.  It’s also a source of hope.  It means we don’t have to continue this way if we don’t like it.
— Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Quoted from his book of collected shorter works: “Wampeters Foma & Granfalloons
[We don’t have to let 400 families in the United States control 60% of America’s wealth. Ronald Reagan (the God-Father of the wealthy class) signed the largest tax increase in U.S. history to ensure the country paid it’s way.  Incidentally, most of this increase was directed at corporate tax loop-holes, not personal income taxes, although there were increases to those as well. — KMAB]

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