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Glenn Geist lives in South Florida and wastes most of his time boating, writing, complaining and talking on the radio

Liberté, égalité, fraternité – But Not For You

There's an interesting narrative in the July 10th New Yorker: Shakespeare's Cure for Xenophobia in which the author mentions the withdrawal of a research assistant job offer by a professor…

Where Have You Gone Joe McCarthy?

I started building and listening to radios in the late 1950's when the 'short waves' were dominated by Radio Free Europe and Radio Moscow. Powerful transmitters and directional antennae on…

Truth Is Always the First Casualty Of War

Arthur Ponsonby said "truth is always the first casualty of war" and a Republican administration is always a war, or has been at least since Nixon. Which side are you…

Marching through Georgia

Listening to Georgia voters chanting Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump with arms raised, with closed fists, was like a punch in the stomach. Frankly Georgia, I don't give a damn what…

In the Age of Trump the Threat Is God, Guns and Oligarchy

So what the hell did you think? Spend gazillions of untraceable money from invisible sources and it works.…

When Victory is Defeat

Liars never lose, at least it's the strategy that works best to keep your dwindling support from running for the exits. When your defenses tumble, you declare victory.…

When Christians Kill: Murders In Portland

Our president, for instance loves to make it look like our biggest crime problem is the presence of undocumented Hispanics, although it isn't. …

Original Sin

Any conversation sufficiently long will eventually result in accusations of racism. It's driving me off the internet and particularly un-moderated venues frequented by younger people for whom anything, even a…

Trump’s Awful Coast Guard Speech Is A Reflection Of An Awful Presidency

"No politician in history has been treated worse," said Trump at the Coast Guard academy commencement speech. I had to turn the sad performance off. Once again, it's all about…

Donald Trump: He’s A Big Boy Now

"I did it and I'm glad," a high school friend used to say as an act of high school bravado against the unsympathetic faculty attitude toward our antics. We long…

God, Guns and Lies

The Trump administration is literally packed with representatives of established power and authority and yes, failed power structures and failed ideas. He's pandering to future representatives of a power…

The Re-Nixonization Of America

It appears we are taking yet another step toward the re-nixonization of America. Us older folk will remember Tricky-D's raving about law and order, the tying of police and prosecutorial…

Trump Caught In the Middle of A Lie During the Telling Of It

Frankly I thought it would take longer, but the Comey firing and Lester Holt's interview have accelerated the disintegration of the Trump junta.…

From Nuremberg To Washington

I listened on 60 minutes to the last remaining prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials in the 40's say all wars make murderers out of all decent people. They don't see…

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