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The Decline of Functioning Democracy

Well the first national polls came out last weekend revealing the presumptive nominees, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a virtual dead heat. Some 70% of those polled indicated that the choices available are the worst in their lifetimes.  A … Continue reading

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Trump’s Butler

Donald Trump and his longtime butler Anthony Senecal From the Facebook page of Anthony Senecal Look at that dapper old guy!  He was Donald Trump’s butler for 17 years.  When he decided to retire the Donald talked him into staying … Continue reading

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It’s Up To You New York!

Well Bernie Sanders trounced Hillary Clinton by double digits in the Wisconsin Primary election last Tuesday continuing his win streak of primaries and caucuses.  He also won a few delegates via his win in Wyoming although no Democrat is going … Continue reading

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Pick a Color

There has been a lot in the press about Tramp and the increasing violence of his followers. There  is little doubt the Donald, with his rabble rousing, nativist xenophobia inspires it while at the same time refusing to condemn it.  After all, … Continue reading

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Trumpism

On May 14th last I put up a post which I entitled “The Authoritarian Personality.” In it I explored possible reasons why some voters consistently cast their ballots against their own self interest. https://toritto.wordpress.com/2015/05/14/the-authoritarian-personality-3/ “Why do people vote against their … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Over Till it’s Over

Well Hillary Clinton crushed Bernie Sanders in the South Carolina Democratic primary election last night, winning 73% of the votes and a proportional number of delegates to the Democratic Convention which will pick the nominee. Clinton won on the strength … Continue reading

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The Lust for Power

Well folks, Donald Trump rolls on toward obtaining the nomination of the party of Lincoln while his two main rivals Cruz and Rubio continue to split the Trump opposition between them. Now I consider Rubio, our junior Senator from Florida … Continue reading

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Eight Days Till Iowa

Well in eight days the voting begins in Iowa and the Sunday news talk shows feature the Donald and Bernie (not together!) putting their talking points out there for our consumption. The Donald is back on top over Ted Cruz … Continue reading

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When is a Duck a Duck?

So you see something in the tall grass of the wetlands but you can’t quite make out what it is.  It sounds like a duck but you don’t want to jump to conclusions.  You wait awhile until you can see … Continue reading

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Sunday Writer’s Block

Well it’s a bright sunny Sunday here on the Gulf coast of Florida with a touch of “fall” in the air.  The day time highs are down into the mid-80s and the humidity is down as well which makes for … Continue reading

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