Pedestrian Politics

Irrational Panic

“Irrational Panic” is actually an older article.  I have been wrestling with my website for a few days. How do you create irrational panic? Simple. You employ irrational propaganda. I’ll begin with a statement that will be most ignored. I know COVID-19 is a real illness and that for some people it can be deadly. […]

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Why the Swedes are doing better than we are?

Because of a fully indoctrinated mindset, many knuckleheads will respond to this article by saying, “You just want people to DIE!” Ironically, it is probably these very same people who need to take what I say for action. Question 1: How is Sweden doing these days vis-a-vis the ChiComm virus? Answer: Quite well, actually. They […]

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Are We at WAR? Then Develop Some COURAGE!

How in the name of all that’s holy (if you go in for that sort of thing) did we become the people we now are?  We’ve become so gullible, malleable.  How does a people win a war when these are the qualities of the soldier? The Fronts In this war there are  5 basic fronts.  […]

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Are we at War? Then FIGHT!

In his inaugural address, FDR bellowed the phrase, “…the only thing we have to fear is fear itself!” Viewed critically, it was a nonsensical utterance. But everyone knew what he meant so it went over well. And there was validity in the point.  Sadly, Roosevelt would spent the next 9 years exploiting that same fear […]

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Critical Thought at a Critical Time

I am going to beg you to think critically for just a few minutes here. Of course, that is the goal every time a political writer toils, but on this subject critical thought has been missing across the board for two months. One of the most socially crippling aspects of the COVID-19 fiasco has been […]

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Caveats for the NOW…and the Chinese Crud.

They say if you live long enough you get to see everything. Well, this Xi TB event has brought about some really mind-blowing revelations about just how stupid people can be. I’m not talking about you [looking askance]. You’re here with me right now so you are brilliant. But just in case you might be […]

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Rocky VIII: An Economic Metaphor Part 2

Please support our sponsors: Update: 11/7/19  The tariff circus drags on.  China continues to play the US like a fiddle.  With every “deadline” China simply makes obviously empty promises and gets the date to slide further right.  Today we hear we have a the framework on terms to be negotiated and a venue.  And we […]

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Rocky VIII: An Economic Metaphor Part 1

8/14/19 It is 1:14 PM. The Dow is off 722 points after an already crappy previous week. You’ve missed me haven’t you? I have been away too long. I have been toiling away in the shop making furniture and trinkets. I do that to get away from the moronspeak[1] that is American politics. And there […]

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Quick Hits

Muddled Interpretaions In my upcoming book, I talk about political imagery and how it acts upon the political ignorance of too many of our voters.  But the ignorance is not limited to voters. Some supposedly smart people have a real hard time getting it. This morning Stuart Varney, fairly well respected, counted Robert Francis O’Rourke […]

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Part 3: I Am Throwing My Hands Into the Air. The Imperial Trump

  What did I tell you? What the HELL did I tell you? This is part 3 in my discussion about our acceptance of extra-constitutional bullshit and how we think it’s okay when our guy does it. The Imperial Trump is not a good thing, no more than the Imperial BHO. In part 2 I […]

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Trump’s Potential Fatal Errors Part 2: Martial law

In part 2, I am going to veer from talk of deficits and crash into the border wall. I will tie it all up in part 3. Well, it’s this or martial law. I said last time that the Trump administration could pose a much greater danger to our country long term, than anything this […]

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Trump’s Potential Fatal Errors: Not for Him, But the Country. Pt. 1

I would submit, and history does insist, that the placing of tariffs are more likely to be the catalyst of unrest and even war.

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Don’t Be A Political Pansy…on Election Day.

The tag line I use to promote my book is “Don’t be a Political Pansy!” That is tongue-in-cheek advertising, and as much a joke as it is a challenge. But there really is a breed of political pansy out there. I normally serve up red meat on this site. There is so much we can […]

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Wherefore Art Thou, Floriday?

To my peeps in Florida: What is the deal?! As I wrote to Wisconsin readers, I am wondering what it is in your state that is making your choice for governor and congress so difficult. How is it possible (I am asking rhetorically) that this is even a contest? On the Left, for governor, you […]

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Wake Up, Wisconsin!

Wisconsin! Have half of you lost your minds? I will allow for short memories and cults of personality, both demonizing and inflating. BUT!… …You have a governor who has done more for your state than many past governors combined. You have conservative candidates ready to hit the ground running on your behalf right now. And […]

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Ford vs Kavanaugh: #I Don’t Believe Her!

When you don’t have an argument… …have a contrived scandal in your pocket ready to spring on your opponent.  There is no honor in it, but you might just get the worthless win anyway.  When you are without scruples taking the highroad has no appeal. Bottom Line Up Front. I have looked at the Ford […]

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Is All This Tariff Talk Real? I hope Not!

Is all the Trump tariff talk real? Or is this just a better-orchestrated rehash of Trump vs Pina Nieta 2017? Do you remember when President Donald Trump begged Mexico to pay for the wall, or failing that, at least not to say publically that they wouldn’t? Of course, you don’t. If you linked here from […]

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My Facebook Friends Are Drones. An inner monologue.

We are indeed a lovely lot of mindless drones. The state of our nation is in free-fall. This is the product of our own numb skulls.  Thank you Facebook! It would be one thing to say that we had no choice in the matter. Perhaps an evil government entity snuck some hypnotic substance into our […]

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Sexual Counterfeiters

I wrote this before leaving town for the holidays.  But check out the update at the end.  I love being right! Let’s pretend we’re Puritans and we’re irreparably offended by Roy Moore, et al! A good holiday read this year might be The Crucible: A play in four acts by Arthur Miller. Yes, the original […]

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Why Everyone Is Wrong About "Tax Reform"

So, What’s Wrong With “Tax Reform”? I’ll start with this little hint:  What we are seeing debated right now in the abortion we call Congress is not tax reform.  It isn’t even a significant tax reduction.  Okay, so that was more than a hint. Take a gander at my piece about Boris and Ivan.  When […]

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