Category Archives: America

No One Likes Us, And We Love It…

Some people mistakenly think that politics is about making people happy. Sometimes it is, of course, but some people can’t be made happy. Others shouldn’t be made happy. On the other hand, politics is not about making people angry. Some … Continue reading

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Seven Signs of Bad Conspiracy Theories…

I’m very open to a bit of conspiracy theorising. Yes, I know my MKUltra from my COINTELPRO. I still doubt that Megrahi did the Lockerbie bombings. World Trade Center 7 did look weird as it came down. I even suspect … Continue reading

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The McMahons and the American Dream…

I cackled at this Republican’s analysis of the reaction to Linda McMahon, wife of WWE chairman Vince McMahon, being made Donald Trump’s head of Small Business Administration. In a way he’s right. The McMahons are geniuses. They built a multi-billion … Continue reading

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After the Insurrection…

Progressives, in my opinion, tend not to be charlatans. Yes, they earn social favour and self-esteem from expressing fashionable sentiments but by and large they truly, passionately think that black is white, water is dry and one add one equals … Continue reading

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Hot Takes for People Who Take Their Takes Hot…

Much as I felt I would prefer Trump to Clinton, I also called him a boor, a cheat, a liar, an overgrown teenager and a man whose principles were as deeply rooted as tumbleweed, so I am not a cheerful … Continue reading

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That Blasted Election…

Donald Trump is a boor, a cheat and an apparently pathological liar. He claims to represent ordinary Americans yet has bullied and conned them throughout his career. Vera Coking, for example, refused to sell her house to him when he … Continue reading

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The Alt-Right and the Triumph of Trolling…

Trolling has always existed on the Internet, but it was on 4Chan that it became a fine art. Young, bright and often disaffected teenagers sought out the sensitive, the unstable and the sacred in order to inflame emotions and enjoy … Continue reading

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