Category Archives: extremism

George Conway Continues to Point Out the Obvious about his Wife’s Boss

George Conway, the husband of Trump’s often beleaguered advisers, caught both barrels of the President shot gun this morning. Conway has been a pointed “thorn-in-the-flesh” for the president, most recently stated the obvious, that he is not mentally healthy. Trump’s … Continue reading

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“People of the Lie” by M. Scott Peck; Still Relevant Today

Scott Peck in 1983 wrote a book entitled, “People of the Lie” a description of evil gleaned from decades of clinical work.  He described how that some people are so captive to their reptilian brain that “lying” in socially acceptable … Continue reading

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Spin Machine Now in Full “Spin”

Again, the Trumpster is demonstrating, “Brain stem with arms and legs.”  He is speaking off the cuff without any “pauser reason” that is Divinely gifted to us with our neo-cortex.  He declared today his intent to use executive order to … Continue reading

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Trump’s Absence of Discretion Strikes Again.

The recent murder of Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey gave our hyperbolic president another chance to demonstrate the lack of even rudimentary diplomatic skills.  He immediately responded with the threat of “severe punishment” if this murder was orchestrated by Saudi Arabia.  … Continue reading

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ Existential Quandary

Sarah Huckabee Sanders brought to my mind a quip from the book of 1 Timothy in the New Testament about people have “have their conscience seared with a hot iron.”  In the religious culture of my youth, this always meant … Continue reading

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Isis Has a Perfect Solution for Dissent!

Kierkegaard famously declared, “Purity of heart is to will one thing.”  I understand what this famous philosopher had in mind but he might have appended a caveat, “Don’t forget to use that Shakespearean, ‘pauser reason,’ here and there.”  To illustrate, … Continue reading

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I Go, “Fox News,” On You!!!

The Republican candidate in the state of Wisconsin is Arthur Jones.  He runs unopposed, as his party clearly sees him as the unalloyed voice for their racist, homophobic, xenophobic, Trumpian ideas.  The GOP realizes that he is the voice for … Continue reading

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