Author Archives: a1skeptic

About a1skeptic

A disturbed citizen and skeptic. I should stop reading the newspaper. Or watching TV. I should turn off NPR and disconnect from the Internet. We’d all be better off.

Our Hypocrisy is not Like Theirs, Part 14

As loyal readers of the blog know, I have on occasion published posts in a long-running series entitled “Our Hypocrisy is not like Theirs.” Today we’re up to Part 14. I saw a certain kind of irony in the following … Continue reading

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The Senate Republican Health Care Screw Job

How does one put this delicately? Mitch McConnell and his gang that couldn’t shoot straight are trying to fuck us in the ass. Okay, maybe that’s not delicate, but there is no way to over-emphasize the degree to which this … Continue reading

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We have a President with the emotional maturity of a Five year old.

As most of you know already, last week Donald Trump fired James Comey, and his administration fabricated this lengthy alibi involving Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (technically Comey’s boss) and his negative assessment of how Comey handled the Hillary Clinton … Continue reading

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What to make of Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey?

What to make of the firing of James Comey yesterday by Donald Trump? It  certainly had echoes of the Saturday Night Massacre under the Nixon Administration. The official explanation from Trump’s administration is that Comey mishandled the investigation into Hillary … Continue reading

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Here we go again with the Republicans on Health Care

Here we go again on health care. Today the Republicans will try again to engross a ‘repeal and replace’ of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare).  Not because there is anything seriously wrong with Obamacare. Certainly nothing that couldn’t be … Continue reading

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WTF, Government shut-down avoided for one week?

Some of you may have noticed that on Friday the United Congress voted to avoid a government shut-down by passing a resolution that keeps the Government funded for one more week, so that they can do it again this week.[1] … Continue reading

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Trump’s first 100 Days

One of the very few things I agree with Donald Trump on is the notion that the “first 100 days” standard is essentially a meaningless standard. As National Public Radio pointed out in a recent story, the first 100 day … Continue reading

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