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San Francisco Supervisors Move to Ban Workplace Cafeteriasby Maynard on July 26, 2018
Hey there, you working people of San Francisco! Are you afraid to leave your office on your break, out of concern for stepping on a used needle or some unspeakable piece of filth? And the map of the "wasteland" (so to speak) isn't up-to-date, so if you go out you're on your own...
Fun With Trump!by Maynard on October 25, 2017
Hey there, boys and girls and intermediates, here's something people are apparently doing which also happens to make leftists' heads explode!
The Most “Productive” State in America is…????by Maynard on June 13, 2017
Hey, boys and girls, you remember what GDP is, don't you? Gross Domestic Product. That's "a monetary measure of the market value of all final goods and services produced in a period". So, according to this economic measure, which state in America produces the most on a per capita basis? The answer will surprise you!
Odd Contrast: Media Fury Over Fake Trump/Russia Rumor vs. Yawn Over Real Hillary/Russia Payolaby Maynard on May 21, 2017
"Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal". The essence of the story is that uranium is a strategic material, and Hillary signed off on allowing Russia to take control of 20% of American mining production (strategic planners were urging her to block the sale, which required State Dept. approval) while at the same times millions of dollars were being "donated" by Russian connections to the Clinton Foundation...
Hollywood Disses Trump, Kisses Iran’s Rump; Iran Censors Hollywood in Returnby Maynard on March 1, 2017
Those whacky Iranians are at it again. First, the Hollywood sycophants find an occasion to complain about Trump’s security measures by awarding an Iranian filmmaker, Asghar Farhadi, who then refuses to come to the Great Satan to accept his award because Trump. Then Charlize Theron comes on stage to hand out the award, but Iranian TV paints crude sleeves over the image of her bare arms because the only type of arms Iranians are allowed to view are nuclear...
Maynard’s Movie Note: American Pastoralby Maynard on October 24, 2016
This isn't necessarily a recommendation, but "American Pastoral", now in theaters, is worth a note. It's based on Philip Roth's novel; the story of an American family disrupted by the controversies and radical politics of the 1960's.
A Word on the Jewish High Holidaysby Maynard on October 2, 2016
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, starts at sundown on Sunday, October 2nd. This marks 5777years since Creation, and the beginning of the ten "Days of Awe" prior to Yom Kippur. These are the High Holidays.
Penn & Teller offer an interesting take on the 2nd Amendmentby Maynard on August 12, 2016
The debates on the Second Amendment never cease, but when was the last time you heard an insight that hasn't been repeated a thousand times before? Penn and Teller's interpretation was something new to me (Maynard), and I'll share it here.
In 1775: 72 Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation In Bostonby Maynard on July 4, 2016
National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a paramilitary extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw. Speaking after the clash, the Massachusetts Governor declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement..
Trumpism Succinctly Defined!by Maynard on June 12, 2016
You've heard respectable friends praise Mr. Trump, and other equally worthy associates disparage him in the strongest terms. Perhaps you've detected elements of truth in every argument, pro and con, but you're fumbling to grasp the big picture. In a world of niggling details, pursuit of the big picture must be our prime task, and it's a tough one. Anyone that says clarity is simple and obvious needs to think again.
It’s National Hamburger Day and Month!by Maynard on May 28, 2016
The history of the hamburger is as glorious as it is illustrious. Although there are several claims for the invention of the burger, it is most widely believed the burger was introduced by Fletcher “Old Dave” Davis from Athens, Texas...
Bill Clinton’s Sec’y of Labor (Unknowingly) Gives 4-Point Endorsement of Ted Cruzby Maynard on April 6, 2016
Here's something I never expected to see. Bill Clinton's Labor Secretary, Robert Reich, has issued a four-point endorsement of Ted Cruz. Really! See for yourself!
Solyndra Reduxby Maynard on April 1, 2016
Does it ever end? "Obama-Backed Green Energy Company Goes Bankrupt — After Getting Billions From Taxpayers".
Maynard’s Movie Note: “Eye in the Sky”by Maynard on April 1, 2016
TAMs may enjoy the new Helen Mirren film, "Eye in the Sky". It's effective and highly suspenseful, and it covers the politics of the drone wars without being preachy or pushing an agenda. There are some characters whose necks you'll want to wring, but you'll love the Mirren character.
Obama: Economically Successful Israel Makes Middle East Peace More Difficultby Maynard on March 24, 2016
Here we go again. “Obama: Economically Successful Israel Makes Middle East Peace More Difficult”. Obama is quoted: “…because Israeli society has been so successful economically, it has, I think, from a position of strength, been less willing to make concessions. On the other hand, the Palestinians, because of weakness, have not the political cohesion and organization to enter into negotiations and feel like they can get what they need.” The utter ignorance and stupidity of Obama’s remarks boggle the mind. To this shallow man, the conflict is all about economics (meaning it must be addressed by “redistribution”) and organization (meaning redistribution must be under the control community organizers, such as — ahem! — himself). And it seems the “people being...