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GHW Bush’s Frustrating Funeral

This is a really frustrating day for me. My coming of age politically and historically (and musically, for that matter) mirrored what was essentially one long GHW-Bush-infused scandal … beginning with the 1980 Presidential Campaign and the October Surprise that put a CIA man in the White House … which, in turn, gave birth to…

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A Greenfield of Manure Covering President Ford

“My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over” -President Gerald Ford Pardon me? The nightmare is over? What a statesmen he was, the ever-stumbling “Yes Man” from Michigan. In death, Ford has…according to the countless media-hacked paeans and odes…become President Everyman. A “sound man” who came into the Oval Office during a constitutional crisis…

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Robert Gates and the Covert Vampires

We can’t stop them. Sure, they retreat to corporate coffins when exposed to a little sunlight, but they rise again once darkness falls. They are the Covert Vampires, the undead bloodsuckers who, it seems, find ways to keep feeding on the lifeblood of our increasingly tenuous democracy. The names are strangely familiar, even if their…