The Art of the Painless Coup

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On Twitter, Ron Fournier post his latest piece, here, with a glum, "We can't trust Hillary. Her team is convinced trust doesn't matter to voters!"To which I replied: "[They] Might be right; a majority contentedly distracted w/Kardashians and zeitgeist can be brought along; we get "leaders" we deserve."Fournier suggested that people can watch the Kardashians and The Bachelorette and still be well-informed, but I have my doubts; I suggested that a "Kardashian Distracshian" is precisely … [Read more...]

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At the dinner table, when fasting

So, this is what happens when you are fasting but you still have to cook supper. You find a new recipe for chicken that sounds good and you make it.And the suppertime conversation goes like this:Hubby: What is this?Me: It's a new recipe. It sounded good.Buster: Mom...you're fasting. Everything sounds good to you right now.Me: It's not good?Hubby: Um...no. Not really. It's okay...but...please don't ever make this again. Ever.Buster: I hate to say it, but this … [Read more...]

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