Author Archives: Mike Clark

The Best a Man Can Get/Be?

In the wake of Gillette’s stupid advertisement/attack ad, I am sorry to report that I will no longer be buying Gillette products. Just like Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, who decided to make a political statement with their product, they … Continue reading

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Las Vegas Shooting

I had a long night last night, after putting my wife on the jet plane heading back to the UK — a separation that will end only by the UK government finally granting me a permanent visa to live there, … Continue reading

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Fake News is For Sale!

The Scream While scouting Facebook today, I noticed that one of my FB friends, an Italian surgeon who works in the UK, had posted a photo of Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet that features a painting in the background — … Continue reading

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Settled Status a “Damp Squib”?

Oh, for crying out loud. Brexit!  Yes, that’s apparently going to happen eventually.  If you don’t know what that is about, don’t bother reading any further because I’m not going to explain it — try Wikipedia on Brexit.  Then come … Continue reading

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Cultural Appropriation Boomerangs!

I’ve been too busy (or lazy) to post much over the last few months, but this morning something made me simultaneously disgusted and amused at the same time.  It was a little news item about Chanel (you know, the perfume … Continue reading

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Hacked Clinton Emails — So What?

In one news source, The Guardian, there appears the following about the leaked Hillary Clinton emails: The releases were highly damaging to Clinton, and US intelligence officials now believe they were hacked by Russia and passed to WikiLeaks to boost … Continue reading

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No, Those Weren’t Nuclear Bombers

In response to North Korea’s recent test of a nuclear weapon, according to most news outlets, “the United States reportedly planned to send two nuclear-capable supersonic bombers to the South in a show of force against Pyongyang”.  (USA Today) Well, no. … Continue reading

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Fifteen Years Later

My US flag flies today in front of my house. In the early morning fifteen years ago today, I was sleeping peacefully in my bed when, suddenly, one of my sons shook me awake and delivered a most bewildering bit … Continue reading

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Kaepernick & Rapinoe: Behind the Times

This week we are treated to another Johnny-come-lately, or in this case, Jane-come-lately, in the person of Megan Rapinoe, giving the nod to Colin Kaepernick’s “protest” , “displaying discontent with the current state of affairs in the U.S.”  What state … Continue reading

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Well, It’s No Trump For Me

Donald J. Trump is officially persona non grata for me. I will not be voting for him come November. And I absolutely cannot vote for Hillary Clinton either. Don’t talk to me about the Greens. Why won’t I support Trump? … Continue reading

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