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Barr’s Summary of Mueller’s Report and the Lack of Exit Ramps

With the Mueller report completed but remaining unknown to Congress and the nation at large, we sit in a purgatory. Where some Americans sees proof positive of a witch hunt, and other Americans see a cover up of gross criminality, the truth probably lies somewhere in between those two poles. I thought I’d share some of my musings on the limits of what we know and why none of this so far should be surprising.

 

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Torchlight Media: The Schoolyard Bully Pulpit Part 3 – High Societal Stakes

In the final installment of my series for Torchlight Media about Trump as a narcissistic bully, I talk about what such behavior from the top means for our society and ways we can address it.

 

The Schoolyard Bully Pulpit – Part 3: High Societal Stakes

 

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Torchlight Media: Climate of Emergency

“The national edifice is on fire. Every man who can carry a bucket of water, or remove a brick, is wanted.”

-Frederick Douglass, 1861

 

Some thoughts on Trump’s recent declaration of national emergency to build his border wall.

 

Climate of Emergency

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Torchlight Media: The Schoolyard Bully Pulpit Part 2 – The Media Misses the Boat

Calling President Trump a narcissistic bully means little if we don’t understand how to apply the terms to our analysis of Trump’s behavior. The media keeps falling down in this area, although it may in part be because they are also the bully’s victims here.  Hence, part 2 of my series talking about Trump as a narcissistic bully at Torchlight Media:

 

The Schoolyard Bully Pulpit – Part 2: The Media Misses the Boat

 

Please take a look.  In understanding how the media is not properly applying the narcissistic bully analytical model to Trump’s behavior, we better understand the model ourselves.

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Torchlight Media: The Schoolyard Bully Pulpit Part 1 – Breaking the Silence

Narcissism and bullying, and stupidity fueled ignorance; that’s was Donald Trump is made of.

 

The Schoolyard Bully Pulpit – Part 1: Breaking the Silence

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Summing Up Trump’s Business Skills in Two Tweets

Just a few words.  Trump responded to something like he always does. The media responded like it always does.  But something got overlooked in the kerfluffle. Trump provided some crystal clear evidence regarding himself.

 

Let’s take a look at that, and finally put to bed questions of Trump’s competence.

 

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Stories of Walls and Colonies and Gold Earrings

 

Let me tell you a little story.

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For Inspiration in Emotionally Fraught Times I Ask WWED

WWED?  What does that even mean?

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Kavanaugh: Another Republican Blows Layup but Declared Game Hero

Brett Kavanaugh became another in an increasing line of Republicans and Conservatives who blew easy layups, yet face no consequences; only rewards.  Seriously. Does it even matter anymore?

 

I admit, some days I think either I am viewing things from an alternate reality or everyone else is.

 

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Unite the Right Redux: An Open Letter to Conservatives

Hi there, all you Conservatives and those who lean Right,

 

Now is the time.  Right now.  This is where you have another chance to tell the rest of us where you stand. By your own words and deeds will you be assessed.

 

Warning: This post contains some graphic, or disturbing photos.

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