Tag Archives: Trump

The Shock Wears Off

Mail: …for a moment on Saturday, Trump went back into campaign mode with a massive rally before thousands of supporters at an airplane hangar in Melbourne, Florida where he revived campaign promises to build a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico … Continue reading

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Welcome To The Deep State

Just when I thought everything would calm down… The Deep State. I’ve been hearing rumours about it on and off for the past year or more. But now it seems it’s become official. Bill Kristol, the prominent Republican analyst who … Continue reading

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What’s So Progressive About Progressivism?

All ‘progress’, I was thinking this morning, seems to involve diminution. It’s something that’s perhaps seen clearest in modern architecture, where all – or almost all – ornamentation has been stripped away, and buildings are minimal boxes with windows in … Continue reading

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Trump’s First Three Weeks

After Donald Trump’s inauguration, I rather lost interest in US politics. Which was a bit of a relief, actually. After all, I don’t want to live on the edge of my seat the whole time. My view was: Let the … Continue reading

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Nine Inch Nails

This post started as a response to one of Jax’s always-interesting comments, this time about how, however diligent they may be about standing up for the rights of blacks/gays/muslims/women/etc,  nobody ever notices the discrimination being practised against smokers, nobody stands … Continue reading

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The Dispossessed

I experienced the smoking ban, when it came, as dispossession. Once (in fact the day before) my local pub had been mine, and I was greeted by name every day, very often with a pint of lager waiting on the … Continue reading

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Abolish Them All

Good piece by Dick Puddlecote on the Wild West of Public Health: They squeal that industry is not transparent but considering groups like ASH have been in receipt of taxpayer funding for over 40 years, why are they excluded from … Continue reading

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