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A Trump Lexicon: Sixth Edition


Our president uses language in unusual ways, a mix of babble, Orwell’s NewSpeak and nonsense. His recent bad weeks spawned a stream of new and unusual terms. Newer terms and phrases are towards the top. It’s tempting to wait and see what new phrases appear from Vietnam, but WC will go with the half-dozen new…

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WC Gets Sextorted


WC received an email from a sextortionist. Admittedly, not a very sophisticated one, but WC’s experience may be instructive to his readers. What? You don’t know about sextortion? It’s blackmail, in the purest sense. A scumbag extortionist threatens to reveal video captured from your computer’s camera as you viewed pornography. Unless, of course, you send…

It's always awkward when the chickens come home to roost

Alaskans Learn About TANSTAAFL


Alaskans elected Mike Dunleavy as governor because he promised them big, fat permanent fund dividends. They voted their greed. Those chickens are now coming home to roost.1 The problem Alaskans face is that the laws of economics are as harsh and unforgiving as the laws of physics. One of those laws is sometimes abbreviated TANSTAAFL.…

William Crawford Gorgas, Chief Sanitary Officer to the Isthmian Commission

Anti-Vaxxers: Science Works


The anti-vaxxers, parents who refuse to vaccinate their children, whether for religious principles, the anti-science belief that vaccinations cause autism or sheer orneriness, create terrible risks that childhood diseases will resurge, and that neonates and babies, too young to be vaccinated, will catch child-killing diseases. You can watch it happening in eastern Washington right now,…

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God Damn The Pusher


The song is by Hoyt Axton, of all people. But it was made famous by Steppenwolf. Oh but the pusher is a monster Good God, he’s not a natural man The dealer for a nickel Lord, will sell you lots of sweet dreams Ah, but the pusher ruin your body Lord, he’ll leave your, he’ll…

Bob Seger at the Ford Idaho Center, Nampa, Idaho

20 50 Years Now? Where’d They Go?


In his classic hit “Like a Rock,” written in 1986, Bob Seger laments his lost youth, singing Twenty years now Where’d they go? twenty years I don’t know I sit and I wonder sometimes Where they’ve gone It’s more than 50 years now. But Bob Seger still puts on a terrific show. WC was lucky…