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Fri, Apr 28, 2017

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CODGERTATIONS: Fake truth
CODGERTATIONS: Fake truth

The Trump administration folks talk about "Fake News," which they seem to define as any news they don't like.

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CODGERTATIONS: Questions
CODGERTATIONS: Questions

When I was young, I was a "good boy."

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CODGERTATIONS: These are not the facts you're looking for
CODGERTATIONS: These are not the facts you're looking for

Is our new president a Jedi? Obi-Don Kenobi?

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CODGERTATIONS: Now the fun begins
CODGERTATIONS: Now the fun begins

Trump's promise to serve all Americans - as he surely must know - is impossible.

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CODGERTATIONS: Run, Run, Rudolph
CODGERTATIONS: Run, Run, Rudolph

Should schools and government be "run like a business?"

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CODGERTATIONS: How do you do?
CODGERTATIONS: How do you do?

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor less."

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CODGERTATIONS: Party on
CODGERTATIONS: Party on

In 1962, as an 18-year-old freshman at OSU, I was introduced to the question of whether history was progressive...

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CODGERTATIONS: Holy Theocracy, Batman!
CODGERTATIONS: Holy Theocracy, Batman!

Every semester for 15 years, I have been privileged to address high school classes as part of a general introduction to various political/radical groups.

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CODGERTATIONS: Don't confuse me with facts
CODGERTATIONS: Don't confuse me with facts

Lately we have been hearing a lot about "Confirmation Bias," believing things that support what we already believe and rejecting things that don't.

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CODGERTATIONS: Anarchists with police protection
CODGERTATIONS: Anarchists with police protection

Let's start by saying that I have a negative view of Libertarians, or at least of some people who identify themselves as Libertarians.

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CODGERTATIONS: Oink
CODGERTATIONS: Oink

I'm not afraid that Donald Trump might be elected President. No, I'm depressed...

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CODGERTATIONS: Sky Pilot
CODGERTATIONS: Sky Pilot

Are you familiar with Pat Robertson? He's what my Dad used to call a "sky pilot": i.e., if you get on his plane, he'll fly you to the Pearly Gate.

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CODGERTATIONS: Regulations, taxes and hypocrites - Oh, my!
CODGERTATIONS: Regulations, taxes and hypocrites - Oh, my!

Last time I suggested that not everyone is a hypocrite who rants against big government, intrusive regulations, social programs/taxes, redistribution of wealth, and The Debt.

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CODGERTATIONS: Cynicism
CODGERTATIONS: Cynicism

In a discussion with a friendly Conservative gentleman, it was suggested that in my writing I assumed to know and criticize the motivations of those with whom I disagreed.

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CODGERTATIONS: 'Real' Conservatives
CODGERTATIONS: 'Real' Conservatives

Ted Cruz and various Talking Heads, among others, are saying Donald Trump isn't a "real Conservative."

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CODGERTATIONS: Parasites?
CODGERTATIONS: Parasites?

We hear Republican politicians, "conservative" media talkers, letter-writers to editors, and at least one local minister all asserting that the poor and needy are lazy takers... They have it backwards.

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CODGERTATIONS: The Land of the Free Stuff
CODGERTATIONS: The Land of the Free Stuff

Some Republicans like to accuse Democrats of giving "free stuff" to people to buy their votes.

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CODGERTATIONS: Toto Trump behind the curtain
CODGERTATIONS: Toto Trump behind the curtain

In my experience Presidential candidates are expected, early on, to be more extreme.

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CODGERTATIONS: The
CODGERTATIONS: The "Free" Market

There is no "Free" Market. It is restricted in ways that even Libertarians favor.

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