February 8, 2017

BERKLEY-ITES HAVE NO TOLERANCE FOR ANYONE ELSE’S FREE SPEECH… (…unless it conforms exactly to their own views…about anything…) Back in the Sixties, while we were involved with various operations in the mountains and jungles of what were the northern wildernesses

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SANCTUARY CITIES…SANCTUARIES FROM WHAT? (…or are these simply dishonest political ploys) The accrued level of people who are illegally here in this country has grown exponentially for a number of decades. All because local elected officials, not to mention a

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TO ORDER…IS TO DICTATE… (…but to govern…you have to know how to manipulate…) It’s always fascinating to watch how ego-centric personalities, such as President Trump, react once they’re in a position of authority and power. While these have a strong

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DON’T CRY TO ME…AMERICA… (…it’s just a bit of Peronismo to tide you over…don’t you know.) President Trump’s flurry of executive orders from his first week of work suggests his term in that Oval Office will create an even more

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NOT ALL CANINES ARE…DOGS… (…especially those pocket-sized editions which only yap a lot) Our connection with the canine species reaches all the way back to those very distant pre-historic times when we humans and wolves co-existed in a symbiotic relationship.

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A TWISTED VERSION OF ROBERT FROST’S… (…good fences make good neighbors) President Trump is apparently going all out with his campaign pledge to build a wall along our border with Mexico. Understandably that’s not going over very well in Mexico

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A RISING TIDE OF POPULISM… (…as a highly infectious form of political botulism) Whenever there’s a massive surge of collective discontent with the status quo in any society, that discontent is often expressed in several ways. Unfortunately those ways rarely

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ZIPPING PAST ANOTHER MILESTONE… (…in more ways than one) Over time birthdays tend to slip by barely making any kind of ripple in the routines of one’s daily life. Today is another one of those, zipping past such a milestone…in

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THE BRICKBAT BRIGADES… (are always there ready to disrupt any of our collective ceremonial events) It’s a sad commentary on how much our –America the Beautiful- has declined in terms of general public civility and behavior when participating in important

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INAUGURATION DAY BOYCOTTERS… (post-election sour grapes by those who really no longer believe in our American system) Regardless how anyone feels about how or why Mr. Trump ended up as President-elect of these United States, the fact is he was

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