Tag Archives: social commentary

Counting Votes, Finding Success, Defining Essentials, and Dealing with Trolls (and a Bit More)

[1] With thanks to Dr. Fauci for helping scare America into its current state, we prepare to move forward. A few items follow. They include: a how-to for those in California who would like to enable supporters of the Constitution … Continue reading

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Lamenting Lost Liberty, Lame Candidates, and Lunacy on the Left and Right

(Last modified on 27 May 2020) [1] Pandemic-excused infringements of liberty and a looming presidential election with typically nauseating major-party offerings have focused much of my attention on political matters lately. Fox News remains the Trumpian news network, of late … Continue reading

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Dark-World Animadversions and Other Remarks

(Last modified on 28 May 2020) [0] A new prompted letter and some delayed-release items related to the use and meaning of certain terms follow. Also, like the last post and the post before that, this one includes materials dating … Continue reading

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Akashic Records Prompt Letters

(Last modified on 7 April 2020) Since most things that occur to me, and to most people, do turn out to have occurred to someone else before (Ecclesiastes 1:9), I fear I must credit this and all my posts to … Continue reading

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Some Matters of Usage

(Last modified on 21 March 2020) Some random commentary and other updates follow. Rather than cram all new updates and commentary into a single post, I’ll spread the latest updates over a few posts. I began preparing this post back … Continue reading

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Rhetoric and Cultural Trends Prompt a Sad Farewell, Some Commentary, and a Couple Letters

(Last modified on 19 October 2019) The relentless march of time continues, making another update necessary. This post is that update. In the items that follow, I bid a sad farewell to the unpeaceable rhetoric of “culture war,” object to … Continue reading

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Issues from Race and Religion to Burkinis, Empiricism, and Trump Prompt Letters and More

(Last modified on 11 September 2019) Introduction and Contents It’s time for another letter drop and general update. As has been the case in past “X prompts letters” posts, references to the “U-T” are to my local paper, the San … Continue reading

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Will, Sensibility, and Tangents

Below: some preliminary remarks on a terminological issue related to a book in progress. The book: George Will’s The Conservative Sensibility (New York: Hachette Books, 2019). The issue: “This is a republic, not a democracy—let’s keep it that way!” to … Continue reading

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Random Topics Prompt Letters

I’ve continued to enjoy my new letters-to-the-editor hobby, though none of the letters I sent this past week has made it into print. (Nor has any of them shown up on the paper’s Web site, assuming the site’s search function … Continue reading

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I took some time to check the San Diego Union-Tribune (SDUT) site to see if any of my printed, or my unprinted, letters or other submissions had ended up being posted there. It turns out a few of the printed … Continue reading

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Racialized Open-Border Rhetoric Prompts Letters

My trending-left local paper, the San Diego Union-Tribune (SDUT), sometimes known in the past as the U-T San Diego, recently made a point of selecting syndicated editorials that insist on interpreting all support for physical barriers at the border, and … Continue reading

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Just How Evil Is Tucker Carlson?

The mainstream media were briefly abuzz last week over left-liberal Media Matters’ unearthing of some old Tucker Carlson audio. Media Matters’ Madeline Peltz begins her related article (topically organized transcript collection) with a summary of Carlson’s bad behavior, part of … Continue reading

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I just posted a comment on Craig Huey’s site concerning a handy resource.If this post is a review, it may also appear, less nicely formatted and typically abridged, on such other sites as Amazon and GoodReads. If this post has … Continue reading

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