Monthly Archives: June 2022

Futile Wars

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. –Dwight D. Eisenhower. When the war finally ended on July 27, 1953, the North had been devastated by three years of … Continue reading

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Destroyed by President Trump

Truth in politics Politicians’ lies, even flagrant lies, no longer matter. Far more are fooled all of the time than Lincoln may have imagined. The Constitution’s Emoluments Clause The Emoluments Clause is moot. There is no means for enforcement except … Continue reading

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Ukraine: what is our exit strategy?

We might solve a small problem by making it bigger. — attributed to Donald Rumsfeld He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight. — Sun Tzu More Union soldiers than Confederate soldiers died in the … Continue reading

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Rep. Tenney on S.3580–Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022

Demurrage: a charge payable to the owner of a chartered ship in respect of failure to load or discharge the ship within the time agreed. CRS Summary of S.3580 This bill revises requirements governing ocean shipping to increase the authority … Continue reading

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What are we willing to believe

I do not have a bullshit detector. I used to have one, but I don’t even know where it is anymore–maybe out in the garage. It was an awkward thing, like one of those little roll-aboard briefcases, but made of … Continue reading

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Facebook Shadowbans in NY-23 Politics

Shadowbanning blocks comments from being seen by some, possibly all, users. A person posting a comment, seeing it, may not realize it is blocked from being seen by others. Joe Sempolinski is running in the NY-23 special election. He posts … Continue reading

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NY-23 2022 Special Election Campaign Funds

Candidate Max Della Pia Joe Sempolinski Dates 01/01/2022 to 03/31/2022 04/29/2021 to 03/31/2022 Receipts $15,070 $199,335 From Individuals $15,070 $146,729 From Family 0 $33,500 (approximately) Loans 0 $30,000 From Committees 0 $16,466 Disbursements $268 $52,488 Cash on hand $14,802 $146,847 … Continue reading

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Mike Sigler on NYS’s Climate Action Plan

Nothing has ever been achieved by the person who says it can’t be done. – Eleanor Roosevelt. Mike Sigler, a prominent Tompkins County Republican, may run for Congress in NY-23 this fall. His website gives his position on various issues. … Continue reading

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Marc Cenedella on jobs, the economy, conservative values

Marc Cenedella plans to run for Congress in NY-23 where he lives. I’m a political outsider who has worked for decades to help Americans improve their lives, their incomes, and their careers. I’ve seen firsthand the power that good jobs have … Continue reading

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Rep. Chris Jacobs pushes back

“As I have read more and learned more about it, it’s clear that this (replacement theory) is just a vile and disgusting conspiracy theory rooted in racism and antisemitism. In my mind, it has no place in this country.”— Rep. … Continue reading

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