Tag: danger

Don’t Go Down in the Basement!

Don’t Go Down in the Basement!

Why do people ignore their inner early-warning system? We are equipped with a sensitive array of detection devices. Our ears can pick up patterns in footsteps that tell us if we are being followed. Wind from the right direction brings our noses the scents of flesh, of sweat and tension and ill intent (with perhaps […]

By September 15, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Somewhere along the way

Somewhere along the way

As the Academy Award winning movie, Witness, moves toward the climatic confrontation, John Book [Harrison Ford] calls his former mentor: “Chief Paul Schaeffer: Calling me at home. I can’t trace the call. That’s smart, John, very smart. John Book: Lost the meaning, did you, Paul? Chief Paul Schaeffer: What? John Book: Isn’t that what you […]

Stand United!

Stand United!

America is more divided now than it has ever been except during the interval from roughly 1850 through 1878. America and all Americans have vicious, cunning, murderous enemies who choose to attack because they view America as the “Great Satan.” In the face of such unreasoning and implacable malice, it is crucial that every patriotic […]

“Waving the Bloody Shirt”

“Waving the Bloody Shirt”

In American history, the expression “waving the bloody shirt” denotes the demagogic practice of politicians referencing the blood of martyrs or heroes in order to inspire support, avoid criticism, and to lay down the gauntlet to opponents. It originated after the Civil War and was mostly practiced by the so called “Radical Republicans” to arouse […]

By November 26, 2012 2 Comments Read More →
Mitt is It.

Mitt is It.

The core of Mitt’s campaign strategy seems to be the conviction that he can say anything and pay no price plus contempt for the voters and the news media. But maybe, he is mistaken, and his serial dishonesty will become, justifiably, the heart of the narrative from here until November 2012. His prevarication is such […]

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