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Ghosts and Demons

Franklin @ October 17, 2011 # One Comment

President Obama said today that the OWS shouldn’t demonize the people working at Wall Street. I would agree in general with that, but I suspect that OWS is not against the clerks, analysts, etc. who work in Wall Street, but rather against those who don’t work. Not only those who don’t work, but those who […]

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Increase in productivity (we are all Haitian)

Franklin @ February 23, 2010 # 6 Comments

Image via Wikipedia I haven’t written in the longest time. My last post, I see, was back in November. What could, you would ask, force an able-body-human-being-who-enjoys-sharing-his-unwanted-opinions-with-strangers (that’s my real name) to stay away from writing and almost forget the password of the blogsite? The answer my friends, is blowing in the increase in productivity […]

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Don’t Hold Your Breath for a Pink Wardrobe Malfunction

Franklin @ September 8, 2008 # 2 Comments

If you are expecting that a Pink Wardrobe Malfunction or other such public calamity will obliterate any future political chances for Sarah Palin (and yes, I am talking to you, who has hopes she will do poorly during the debate), leave all your hopes. Now! If all the negative attention the poor choice for VP […]

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Linguistic Wars

Franklin @ August 29, 2008 # One Comment

As politic discourse was supplanted with one-liner “talking points”, what passes for political argument became a tedious repetition of linguistic devices designed to frame the argument in order to forestall real political discussion. When in 2004 Republican pundits created the “swift boat” linguistic device and John Kerry fell for it, a great deal of his […]

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Sinclair Lewis’ Quotations

Franklin @ October 28, 2007 # 2 Comments

You can, and should, read Sinclair Lewis‘ seminal book It Can t Happen Here. His biography is available (of course!) at Wikipedia. I want to share here a few great quotations: “When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” “The trouble with this country is that there […]

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In Shift, Spitzer Is Expected to Back a Federal ID – New York Times

Franklin @ October 27, 2007 # 2 Comments

Pressure to limit the Bill of Rights’ provisions, push them into oblivion, or otherwise ignore them keeps mounting. It is not a matter of Democrats or Republicans, there are people on both parties that vehemently refuse attacks on our liberties, as there are those who either don’t care or expect to benefit themselves. I mentioned […]

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The Doors In the Walls (Beware of Illegal Immigrants…)

Franklin @ October 15, 2007 # 2 Comments

“I’ve spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don’t know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and […]

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President Bush, support our troops!

Franklin @ October 5, 2007 # 2 Comments

As a Commander in Chief, G.W. Bush managed to combine, all in one, the shortsightedness of Harry S. Truman with the incompetence of Lyndon B. Johnson and the dishonesty of Richard M. Nixon. When the First General of the Nation has no clear compass, moral or military, he needs to resort to political tactics to […]

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Another guy with a conspiracy theory

Franklin @ September 26, 2007 # No Comment Yet

He said: “This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence – economic, political, even spiritual – is felt in every city, every Statehouse, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail […]

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No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare

Franklin @ September 24, 2007 # One Comment

Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes; and armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of […]

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