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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

Catching Up (plus Tweets)

My apologies for another long break between posts. I thought I should explain, and also use the opportunity to post some videos and tweets. I’ve been out of town visiting the doc, which always takes me a while to recover from. In addition, my electric lift armchair is broken. Coping without it is difficult. The longer things go without it, the worse the pain gets. However, the end is in sight. (How... read more

Trump Administration Abuses Children

The latest tactic of the Trump administration to stop illegal crossings of their southern border is horrific. It is child abuse, pure and simple. As most of you probably already know, the US is now separating all parents and children when they SUSPECT the parents crossed the border illegally. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement with pride, apparently having no issues with his decision... read more

Kakapo Lego (plus Tweets)

Regular readers will be aware I’m a Lego fan. I didn’t have any when I was a kid, but I’ve bought some as an adult. Nieces and nephews coming along was really cool, because it gave me an excuse to buy a lot more. It’s amazing how much of it stays at my place … (For when they visit, you understand. ) Now I’m hoping I’ll have a new reason to buy Lego – a Lego... read more

Russia, Crimea, Putin, and Trump (plus Tweets)

I was about to go back to work on a Proper Post. Then I remembered I wanted to change my Pinned Tweet (see below in Cat Tweets). On opening Twitter I found some pretty cool tweets and decided I’d like to share them with you. We’ve been discussing Trump’s attitude to Russia and Putin a lot in the comment threads in the last few days. The reason is obvious of course – Trump is... read more

Donald Trump, Spygate, and What Happens Next

I hope everyone reading this knows, or at least suspects, that President Trump’s talking point that the FBI put a spy in his campaign is a lie. There is no Spygate. Spygate is lie-gate (as someone else said, but I can’t remember who). Spygate is a conspiracy theory. It has no basis in fact. It began around three weeks ago when Trump, via his faithful Twitter account, made the announcement that... read more

Guest Post: ‘Winning Elections’ by Linda Calhoun

Winning Elections by Linda Calhoun A few months ago I went back and reread the GOPAC memo, written in 1993 by then Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. It addressed “the way to win elections”. In a nutshell, it advised candidates and their handlers to use pejorative adjectives to describe their opponents, and soaring, “patriotic” adjectives to describe themselves and their party. Gingrich outlined several... read more

Roseanne Barr is Racist (plus Tweets)

I wasn’t going to write about this. But, there are heaps of cool tweets today and I need a topic. The stuff I’m writing already is too long to head a Tweets Post, so Roseanne Barr it is. I didn’t watch her show way back when. It didn’t appeal. I tried one episode a few months ago of the comeback, but I didn’t find it funny or enjoyable, or anything else. So that was it. Give... read more

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