Category Archives: 9th Commandment Watch

Banana Republicans

Our Narcissist In Chief has reduced us to the status of Banana Republic. Continue reading

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Clippings and comment, 1/8/19

1 In response to the government shutdown, I have stayed in bed, gone without bathing, turned off the phone. I am going to continue until Walmart sends me six fresh walleye and a set of white sidewalls autographed by Barbara … Continue reading

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Potpourri 11/10/18

I indulged my urge to travel from October 29 through election day, with a long transcontinental flight back on Wednesday. Time didn’t permit keeping up with news, let alone commenting. I’ve spent too much time trying to “catch up.” Aware, … Continue reading

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Can’t get away from it

I wasn’t going to pass this along, but after the arrest of the bombing suspect in Florida, I heard our President bloviating, and the feelings came rushing back. The most fundamental moral principle in the universe may well be: “You … Continue reading

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Guilty of being accused (and more)

Do read item 1 even if you have no time for the rest. Continue reading

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Sunken into mendacity

Jeff Sessions tells of his work with the SPLC — and of it’s sinking into mendacity. Continue reading

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‘Zat all you got?

A defense of Kavanaugh against seemingly unfounded charges — and then an update. Continue reading

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What I miss these days

After Obama’s opening remarks, CEO Eric Schmidt — who would later endorse Obama and campaign for him — joined him on stage to lead a long and wide-ranging Q&A. While much of the discussion focused on predictable subjects, in the … Continue reading

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Indiana Senate Primary

I have said that we seem to have three Republican Senatorial hopefuls vying to out-Trump one another. But it’s getting close to decision time for me: person plans require be to vote absentee if at all, and I’ve never not … Continue reading

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Parkland

A commitment to tell the truth doesn’t mean one must blurt out just any true thing that comes to mind. But we’re at risk, it seems to me, of unduly valorizing the survivors of the Parkland high school shooting, which … Continue reading

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