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Trump Weak on Khashoggi Disappearance

Each day for the last couple of weeks, I’ve been tweaking a post about Jamal Khashoggi. The post never quite gets to the completion stage, and developments overnight mean much of the post is redundant. Now, the story has been headline news for so long, as it should be, that there’s nothing I can say most people don’t already know. The whole situation is absolutely appalling. It seems... read more

Kavanaugh: More Women Accusers

The final section of my last post, ‘Kavanaugh Conformation and Ford Accusation‘, was “There’s Never Just One Victim”. (Of course, there were two in that post – Christine Blasey Ford and Debbie Ramirez.) It included a tweet from lawyer Michael Avenatti referring to bombshell revelations to come. I updated that post with a transcription of an Avenatti email noting,... read more

Kavanaugh Confirmation and Ford Accusation

For days I’ve been trying to write a post about Professor Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when the two were teens. And for days I’ve been deleting everything I wrote and starting again. I want to be fair. I want to get it right. The problem is we can’t know what the truth of the situation is. On top of that, there are the... read more

The Trump Resistance in the White House

On 5 September (that read “yesterday” when I began this post!) the New York Times published an anonymous op-ed from a senior Trump official. He or she said they were part of a group of senior officials within the administration who are doing their best to thwart Trump’s worst excesses, and why. There have been multiple responses to this. Obviously, a lot of these depend on a... read more

The NRA Bait and Switch (plus Tweets)

Since the horrific killings of Eli Clayton (21) and Taylor Robertson (27) (pictured left) at a gamer tournament in Florida, the media is full of stories about the problem with video games. We’re being led to believe that it’s gamer culture that’s the issue here. That, apparently, is what led to 24-year-old David Katz opening fire on fellow gamers, killing two and wounding eleven others.... read more

Trump’s Anti-Media Attitude (plus Tweets)

Hi everybody. It’s about time I did a post to justify my existence, so here I am. I was having a look at Twitter and found some nice tweets, and thought I could put them in a post. Then, of course, I had to think of something to write about. A fellow NZ atheist took care of that. She posted the photo below in a NZ atheist Facebook group I’m a member of. It’s horrific. Some may think... read more

Why is Trump is Expanding the Use of Asbestos in US?

This quick post about Trump and asbestos is mainly to let you know I’m still here, as well as to bring an un-effing-believable situation to your attention. I’ve had my new chair for about ten days. I assumed everything would be hunky-dory as soon as I got it, but it’s not working out that way. Unfortunately, my body is having trouble adjusting, and writing is still difficult. Anyway, Ann... read more

Guest Post: ‘The Commonweal’ by Linda Calhoun

Virginia Kruta (left), an associate editor for the conservative Daily Caller site. wrote an article last week about attending a Democrat rally. Kruta couldn’t believe what she was hearing. All these people thought the commonweal should be expanded to cover all sorts of outrageous things. Healthcare for all, for example, was a good idea! The thing that she found most worrying though was that in the... read more

Update III, Helsinki, Trump, Putin, and Tweets

Hopefully, this is the last of these just-to-keep-things-ticking-over-with-some-tweets posts. Last week, I had a Needs Assessment by an Occupational Therapist. As a result, I’m expecting a new chair within the next week or so. Otherwise things are pretty much the same on the home front. “My cat” (really the neighbour’s cat who has chosen me as her daytime caregiver) spends more are... read more

Catching Up Again! (plus Tweets)

Hello everybody. I’m still in apology mode I’m afraid. My new chair isn’t here yet, though I’m expecting it some time next week. It can’t come soon enough! The pain is getting worse with each passing day, and it’s getting harder and harder to get through those days. So a few tweets and other items of interest is all I can manage just now. “My” Cat My... read more

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