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Ventilators and Our Failed Accounting System

Our failed accounting system is a direct contributor to the coronavirus crisis. At first glance, such an assertion many seem absurd. After all accountants are boring except when Ben Affleck is THE ACCOUNTANT. Debits to the window, credits to the wall. Assets. Liabilities. Income. Expenses. All cut and dry and very precise. How could it […]

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The Coronavirus Is Not AIDS: Do Trumpicans Know That?

The coronavirus is not AIDS. There is more to a disease than simply the disease itself. Another factor is the human reaction to the disease, the cultural perception of it. For example, lung cancer tends not to generate much sympathy except perhaps from the immediate family. Lung cancer often is viewed as a preventable occurrence […]

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Trump Fires Fauci and Cuomo by Twitter: “Only I Can Save America”

Donald Trump, our Lord and Savior, the Chosen One, Bless be His Name, has tweeted that director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci and Governor Andrew Cuomo have been fired under his powers of Article 2 where he can do anything. The Very Stable Genius, the smartest person in the […]

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Would You Blame a Dead Pet Rock for Mismanaging the Coronavirus Crisis?

Would you blame a dead pet rock for mismanaging the coronavirus crisis? Of course not. The question is absurd. A dead pet rock isn’t capable of managing a crisis yet alone mismanaging one. The fault is in you for asking it to do something that is inherently impossible for it to do. Why blame Donald […]

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Can China Leverage the Coronavirus to World Leadership?

When the coronavirus first erupted in Wuhan, China, the Chinese government deployed the Trump playbook. It denied that there was a problem. It repressed those who sought to tell the truth. It questioned the whistleblowers. It unleashed the China Hannitys. There was no coronavirsus. There was no coverup. Fake News. The real situation was illuminated […]

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Tom Hanks and Donald Trump, Round II

Tom Hanks and Donald Trump were the subject of the blog Tom Hanks versus Our Immature Child-President (August 8, 2017). The blog compared the characteristics of the two 13-year olds in the bodies of adults, one in the REEL world and one in the REAL world. It was easy to contrast the two (one could […]

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One Small Step for the Penguin-Walk President or One Giant Leap for the Fox President?

The favorite venue for this President is the professional political wrestling arena. He literally feeds off the emotion and energy there. For the seventh-grade-smart-aleck-dumb-aleck the professional political wrestling arena is a dream come true. He can say whatever he wants, act however he pleases, and make up whatever “facts” occur to him. There is no […]

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Running on Air off a Cliff: The Coronavirus and the Real World

Here is what I wrote last June 19: There is a longstanding cartoon routine of someone running off a cliff. The figure may be human or an animal and it is almost always male. The figure runs straight off a cliff and then appears to be running on air. The laws of gravity are suspended […]

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Hoax Claims 5000 Dow Jones Points: No Miracle in Sight

White House press spokesperson Sean Spicer today announced that President Trump’s Dow Jones drop was bigger than Barack Obama’s. In fact the biggest individual financial loser in American history now may be the biggest stock market loser in American history as well. White House fabulist Kellyanne Conway said you do not even need alternative facts […]

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March 5, 1720: Reliving the Boston Massacre

The American Revolution is upon us. While at the Federal level, the commemoration is likely to be limited to July 4, 2026, in Philadelphia, the actual 250th anniversaries have already started and will continue until November 25, 2033, when the British finally evacuated New York City and the United States. This commemoration will be different […]

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