Category Archives: Plain English

The Poison Pill Part II

Again, from The Land of Unintended Consequences: The racist Poison Pill was added to the Civil Rights Bill of 1964 in hopes of killing it. The Bill passed anyway and the poison subsequently tapped into the then dormant radical fringe … Continue reading

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A Secret Admirer

She got a bouquet of a dozen roses from a secret admirer for Valentine’s Day. Two weeks later she still doesn’t know who sent them. Sure, she’s a good looking young woman from head to toe; but she works in … Continue reading

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The Hermit

I should like to be a hermit and live out my life entirely alone. The world would be a most wonderful place – if not for its human population. Even in solitude there would still be two people I can … Continue reading

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The Time-Honored Conflict

There is no logical correlation between chronological age and wisdom. Wisdom is something you seek. If you do not value it, if you do not seek it out, you will not find it. Wisdom is not genetically endowed nor is … Continue reading

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The Career Politician

Career politicians are individuals who view holding an elected office as a regular job. They’re in it for the money, They’re in it for themselves and nothing else. The only problem they see is their desire for money, status, power … Continue reading

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Bean Counters and Paper Shufflers

Everyone has an ego that seeks power and control. The Bean Counters and Paper Shufflers (mid-level bureaucrats stuck-for-life in midst of the government hierarchy) are no exception. These bureaucrats can distribute only so much in government goods, services and benefits … Continue reading

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The Plagiarists

Plagiarism in the usual, legal sense has to do with works published for profit or acclaim. It may be scientific research, books, magazine articles, plays, music and lyrics for sale. It is passing off an idea without acknowledgement that you … Continue reading

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