Tag Archives: Trump

The Decline of Democracy

Something I noticed a couple of days back. AP: State and federal environmental regulators have issued a blanket waiver for Florida electricity companies to violate clean air and water standards for the next two weeks. The Environmental Protection Agency announced … Continue reading

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Crony Capitalism

Hurricane Irma seems to have blown everything else out of the news. And one thing that it blew away was the move that Donald Trump made late last week. Unable to get the Republican-controlled House and Senate to enact the … Continue reading

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Losing Freedoms

In conversation in the Smoky Drinky Bar last night, TwentyRothmans remarked that he was thinking of leaving England, in part because he didn’t think the English had it in them to resist the loss of freedom they were experiencing. I … Continue reading

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Trump, The Movie

Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams, writing about mass hysteria a few days ago, cited “insult without supporting argument” as one indicator of hysteria. He was making much the same point that I was making yesterday when writing about mismatches between reality … Continue reading

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Online Media

I can’t help but think that Kim Jong Un is doing Donald Trump a great favour by threatening to launch nukes at Guam. Because by so doing he’s promoted himself to become US Public Enemy Number One. And in doing … Continue reading

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Something’s Gotta Give

I feel I’ve been fighting a war for the past 10 years. I’ve been fighting it ever since English smokers like me were swept out of our pubs and cafes and restaurants like we were dirt on the floor. And … Continue reading

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The Controllers and the Controlled

I don’t like Tobacco Control because they’re trying to control people. And I have an instant aversion to anyone who is trying to control me. I hate it. And so I hate Tobacco Control. And I work for its complete … Continue reading

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