From the NY Times: “They’re having problems down in Florida,” Mr. Trump said in explaining his reasoning for potentially sealing off the metropolitan region. “A lot of New Yorkers going down, we don’t want that, heavily infected.” “I’d rather not do it,” he added. “But we may need it." Photo by Nextvoyage on Pexels.com Trump … Continue reading “They’re Having Problems Down in Florida”: Trump’s Corona Blues
How best to put an end to the Covid-19 pandemic? At the moment, after an irresponsibly late start, many countries in Europe and the United States are attempting various extreme forms of "social distancing" and "sheltering in place", sometimes referred to as "total lockdown." The goal is to prevent people from mingling in close quarters … Continue reading Coronavirus: Must we do nothing or be lockeddown? Some say there is a middle way…
There was an old man named O'Pious
We are now in a time of public collapse, known as "social distancing." Perhaps anti-social distancing is a more accurate label. Our global economy is proving to be more fragile than we expected. And it seems there are limits to what our scientific knowledge and technology can accomplish: we are vulnerable to viruses, be they … Continue reading Life in a Time of Covid-19: Local, Private Joys and Separate Politics
If we can’t have Liz Warren, let’s elect a president who emotes and cries.
I polled myself--a single throng--...
"Elizabeth Warren" by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 After the media and Democratic voters of Iowa and New Hampshire sent Senator Elizabeth Warren out to get coffee for the cream of the Democratic Primary, the debate last night in Las Vegas proved that Warren the candidate came back with a glass of … Continue reading Warren is Back. Cheers!
Democrats in 2019, to beat Trump in 2020: "Biden or Warren?" Biden, according to polls, beats Trump by the largest margin, especially in crucial swing states. Warren, however, is more liberal, intellectual, younger, has excellent grasp of policy and many plans, appeals to women, would be our first female president. . . also competitive with … Continue reading Dem Primary:”Look! A Billionaire vs. a Socialist!”
After a long retreat, a deep ebb tide of silence, the Pacific blog returns to regular publication for this momentous political year. The Pacific will remain "a still small voice" in the vast ocean of digital detritus, providing discriminating readers with shorter prose pieces on politics, literature and religion, as well as the occasional original … Continue reading The Pacific Returns for 2020
If Rudy* is a “hand grenade”*Why did Bolton* send his aideTo disarm the whole charadeWhile Bolton lounges in the shade? Well, that is how his wars are made:From the safety of Bolton's brain. Note: *Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of NYC serving as President Trump's personal attorney and covert diplomat in Ukraine. *John Bolton was the … Continue reading John Bolton’s Wars (a poem)
There is a new “Commission on Unalienable Rights” Investigating whether there’s a thing called human rights For aliens & atheists & immigrants & kids And anyone who alienates It by the color of her skin.