2017

CLOSING OUT ANOTHER…ANNO HORRIBILIS… (and hoping that this next one will be slightly less so…) Not much we can say about this past year of 2017 other than…we’re glad we’re able to be closing out another…anno horribilis…and hoping that this

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IT’S THAT TRA-LA-LA TIME OF YEAR… (…again…) Perhaps it’s just because we’ve become too urbanized, and so long gone from all those old country ways of ringing in the Christmas festivities of former times, that we’re less enthused these days

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A POSSIBLE PHYRRIC POLITICAL WIN… (…which could ultimately bite them all where the sun don’t shine) The Senate finally passed a bill to “overhaul” the tax-code. As far as we can figure out from the sparse information anyone seems to

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FIDDLING WITH THE TAX RATES…DOES NOT REFORM MAKE… (…it’s just doing symptomatic medicine rather than going for a cure) Every twenty years or so, our career politicos’ reaction to the decibel level of taxpayers’ grumbles about the tax code, is

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FROM FOG-CITY…TO…COUGAR-VILLE-BY-THE-BAY… (…as a mountain lion comes to call) The streets of San Francisco have long teemed with “wildlife” of the human species (much of it of no great merit), but what many don’t realize is that it also harbors

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WHETHER THEY CALL IT FAUX OR MOCK… (…it still won’t be…meat) Sooner or later it was bound to happen. And it all came about because of that somewhat cannibalistic Orwellian flavored film…Soylent Green…wherein humans who had reach a certain predetermined

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IT’S OFF TO ASIA WE GO… (hi…ho…hi…ho…to dealie-oh…it’s off to Asia we go…) Despite growing rumbles of more troubles to come from the investigation into his campaign’s connections with Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections, the President is off on

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TANT PIS TANT MIEUX… (presumably…so does the President’s dog…we hope) Years ago, a great cartoonist named Peter Arno published a book titled – Fractured French –A hilarious spoof using zany English translations of the French captions accompanying its cartoons. A

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THOSE INCREASING STORM SURGES OF RAMPANT NATIONALISM… (…are cultural backlashes against changes within existing conglomerate unity) The post WWII Franco/German entente (pragmatic if not cordiale) hammered out between President Schumann of France and Chancellor Adenauer of West Germany, laid down

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CALIFORNIA IS STILL BURNING… (…and going up in smoke) California is still burning…and going up in smoke, well, most of the northern part of the state that is. Every year the same cycle seems to repeat itself…rain and mudslides in

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