What’s More Important… Flynn’s Faulty Security Clearance, Russian Hacking, Trump’s Role, Or My Vote?

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Edition: 050917 – Words: 778 – Audio: 07:44

Hack-proof, albeit not tamper-proof.

(I know I said I was was moving and had no time for this nonsense. -sigh-)

This is another of those political subjects I am embarrassed to admit has got me a bit bonkers… in spite of the fact I generally think I can usually critical think something to death.  Ugh!

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The Alt-Right Has Forced Me To Move!!

Well, no.. the Alt-Right IS responsible for many of the nation’s issues as they relate to Trump.. but not for my moving.  Seems my current landlord wants to sell the home after 30 years (lucky me.. just when I come along).  Anyway.. we did find another home, a tad smaller and thus easier for the other half to maintain (according to HER set of cleanliness standards).

Anyway, my only mention of this is to explain to my walloping 15 followers my limited postings and replies for the next couple weeks as I move out, repair the damage I have done (security cameras, cat 5 cable, ham radio antennas.. yada, yada), and then move into the new place.. and re-installing all that crap.  I’d like to say that when I return to active duty here I will be bigger and better.. but sadly.. not.  I will certainly be older and no wiser.  I can only imagine what the hell Trump will do (or not) inside the next two weeks.

But rest assured the computer is the first thing to be installed and I will keep tabs on your posts.

Trump’s Baseless Base Is Based On A Boomer Base?

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Edition: 042817 – Words: 1441 – Audio: 11:27

There is a lot of discourse.. and there will be a lot of discourse in the years to come, regarding Trump’s political base and how loyal it appears to be in spite of the obvious abnormal antics of Trump himself.  Now that we are a couple

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“Trump Is Great… Trump Is Good…”

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Edition: 040817 – Words: 799 – Audio: 07:27

“Breaker, breaker, good buddies.. you guys copy me?”

I caution those folks wishing to assign some level of grand intellectual strategy in Our Dear Leader’s decision to Tomo-bomb one of Assad’s airfields.  There are a lot of talking heads across all the networks suggesting one thing

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“Bombs Away!”

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Edition:  040717 – Words: 1473 – Audio: 12:06

“Yippeeeee!”

At a cost of $830,000 each, times the 59 that were launched.. that’s $49,000,000 to (maybe) destroy one middle east military airbase.  It likely didn’t cost that much to build the damn place to begin with.  So, what did we get for our investment? Read More

Is The Selection Of A Supreme Court Justice Really Worth All This Political Effort?

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Edition: 040617 – Words: 1008 – Audio: 09:30

Long overdue need to fill former Justice Scalia’s spot… and let’s get on with real business.

Ok.. I know some of you reading that might be speculating whether or not I’ve recently purchased medical marijuana or if I am truly serious.  Trust me I am not inhaling.  But all this political nonsense and news coverage about the Gorsuch appointment, to me, is just simply time consuming garbage.  We’ve already gone through all

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Jared Kushner in 2020….? OMG!

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Edition: 040417 – Words: 1144 – Audio: 10:08

Oh, dear.

It’s like, I’m laying there in bed last night reflecting on the latest news opinions regarding the White House nuthouse, this latest one being Jared Kushner traveling to Iraq.  Suddenly I got one of those eyes-wide-open revelations.  “OMG!  Trump is grooming Jared for 2020!”

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In Spite Of Trump….

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Edition: 040217 – Words: 898 – Audio: 08:54

Actually, he did it to himself without our help.

There are many of us, very much including myself, who find Trump being the President a true misguided abomination of what this country traditionally stands for, and we spend copious amounts of time pointing this out to whomever “listens”.  While that might be important, or seem important, it’s not the end-all of America or it’s Read More

Media Literacy – A Postscript

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Edition: 032817 – Words: 1011 – Audio: 10:01

Ted Koppel, back in the day of more neutral news reporting.

In my recent post regarding media literacy contributing to critical thinking I tried to explain about the viewer/listener perspective of news being mixed with opinion thus giving the impression of news bias.  In the last 24 hours, specifically as reported on CBS Sunday Morning, veteran journalist Ted Koppel verbally duked it out with Sean Hannity of Fox News.

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Using Your Head Over Emotion (or How To NOT Sound Like An “Ignorati” Idiot): Part 3 – Media Literacy

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Edition: 032617c – Words: 1110 – Audio: 10:09

In Parts 1 and 2 I discussed the importance of critical thinking in forming political opinions in order to not sound like an ignorant idiot.  A close cousin is the idea of having some level of media literacy.  Ok.. let’s start with the

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Using Your Head Over Emotion (or How To NOT Sound Like An “Ignorati” Idiot): Part 2 – Critical Thinking

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Edition: 032617b – Words: 1390 – Audio: 11:16

This is what’s lacking and I am guessing there are people, maybe even reading this, that think they are a pinnacle of critical thought.  Um.. no.  Let’s start simple here… the definition of critical thinking…

“…the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue to form a judgment.”

  OBJECTIVE analysis.

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Using Your Head Over Emotion (or How To NOT Sound Like An “Ignorati” Idiot): Part 1 – Critical Thinking

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Edition:  032617a – Words: 952 – Audio: 08:59

Some need this book.

(NOTE:  I thank my blog buddy, chuq, over at In Saner Thought, for the introduction to the term. “Ignorati” .. . those ignorant of mental discipline.)

The two subjects you stay away from in public is politics and religion.  We all know that.  We accept this because people, in general, are solid in their opinions and beliefs.  But while that is true, there are different reasons between the two subjects.  Beliefs are one thing; that’s usually between our inner selves and whatever

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