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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.

I’m sorry to report that, as a species, we really aren’t smart enough to stay alive

We’re supposed to be the “smart” species on the planet, but I’m sorry to report that as a species, we really aren’t smart enough to stay alive. Or, in any case we don’t have the needed self-control. Forget, for a … Continue reading

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Well, that wasn’t suspenseful in the least

When I heard that there had been three separate shootings of women at Asian “massage” parlors in the Atlanta area I thought — probably the same as you — this is guaranteed to be some ugly rat-faced sexually dysfunctional skinny … Continue reading

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Our Hypocrisy is not like theirs, part 25

Last week Joe Biden signed the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021,” which he had also championed as his first order of business as the new President. Then, on Thursday, Joe Biden gave a speech to the nation in which … Continue reading

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It’s a good start for Biden with the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Some of you may have noted that the House gave final approval to the $1.9 trillion “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021,” which Biden reportedly plans to sign on Friday. Key elements of the stimulus bill include: Establishing $1,400 direct … Continue reading

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The Harry and Meghan interview was not a good look for the royal family

I don’t normally spend any time thinking about the British royals, but I did want to see the Harry & Meghan interview conducted by Oprah Winfrey. For one thing, I knew it would be a cultural touchstone. For another, I … Continue reading

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As a Species we don’t deserve to live anymore, we really don’t

Some of you may have heard the news that Governor Gregg Abbott announced that he is reopening Texas 100% and dropping the state mask mandate. That announcement was followed in short order by Governor Tate Reeves, who announced a similar … Continue reading

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Andrew Cuomo’s goose is cooked (in part because he’s a Democrat).

Andrew Cuomo’s goose is cooked. Sorry, it really is. The three-term Governor (2010, 2014, 2018) was the darling of the left just one short year ago, when his news conferences on Covid-19 stood in stark contrast with Donald Trump’s lie-filled, … Continue reading

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The Republican Party has become a parody of itself

In recent times the Republican party has literally become a parody of itself.  In fairly short order we have: Senator Ron Johnson denying that January 6th was an “armed” insurrection because (in his opinion) there weren’t enough firearms confiscated, even … Continue reading

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We passed the 500,000 milestone in the United States yesterday, although it did not feel like that

The United States passed 500,000 reported deaths from Covid-19 yesterday which — as the President noted — is more than all the American war dead from World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War combined. And yet, as … Continue reading

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Trump’s legal problems are just beginning.

Donald Trump thinks that he’s going to rise like a Phoenix, but he’s more likely going to sink like a lead balloon under the weight of his legal troubles. Those legal troubles fall into two categories: Potential criminal cases Potential … Continue reading

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