I’m off on another series project. As usual I don’t know exactly how long it will last and how many installments there will be. What I can declare is that this is the first of several parts and there will be days between installments. I want to deal with persuasion and specifically how it will apply to the 2018 election. Let’s explore. Continue reading Persuasion 2018 – Part One
When you have a President who is on track to tell over 2,000 lies in his first year in office it is difficult to determine which is the biggest. Hence, the question mark at the end of this article’s title. However I can tell you which one gnaws at me the most and on Monday of this week it was the first one Paul Krugman demonstrably disproved in his New York Times op-ed entitled: Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies. Yes that is ten lies, the number Dr. Krugman disproved in the article. My readers can breathe a sigh of relief because I just want to deal with one today. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Biggest Lie?
Years ago comedian Bill Maher still offered the best description of Donald Trump to date when Maher said, “He’s a bullshit artist.” On the level Trump is now playing you can’t do it all by yourself. You need enablers and reinforcements if you want to be a world class liar. He has Kellyanne Conway and Sarah Huckabee-Sanders on his payroll. Who can forget the soon to depart (and already removed from visibility) Sean Spicer. To top them all there was the cameo but memorable appearance by Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci. Outside the White House there is the entire right wing mythology machine including the king of them all Fox News. Let’s explore. Continue reading Trump’s Malarkey Machine
Today is the first day of the fabled dog days of August in baseball. The season has gotten long by now, most players have a few dings and the temperature is normally high. For teams that are out of it, it is difficult to get motivated and the calendar seems to never turn a page. For teams in the lead the pressure to continue to win is intense less all the good deeds to now end up being for naught. For teams on the bubble the scoreboard can prove to be just as formidable an enemy as the opponent or the mercury. I love baseball and I abhor the Trump administration yet I can draw some parallels. Let’s explore. Continue reading Dog Days Of Trump
Similarities between the Trump and Nixon administrations abound. A key element in the downfall of Nixon was The Plumbers incident. Trump’s administration is plagued by the steady drip, drip, drip of information whose genesis is mainly leaks. I can’t resist the play on words. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Plumber For The President