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About jharrin4

mass communication/speech instructor at College of DuPage and Triton College in suburban Chicago. Army veteran of the Viet Nam era.

Waiting for Godot, January 6 Committee edition

Welcome to 2022, boys and girls, lords and ladies, and those who refuse any gender or pronoun appellations. Here we are, just a few days ahead of January 6. Other than more ominous evidence of climate collapse, plus an Omicron … Continue reading

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Wired.

Let’s see. We of the species homo sapiens currently have much to worry about. In no particular order, there’s climate chaos, fascism on the rise, a seemingly perpetual pandemic, and the constant threat of nuclear annihilation as the current “usual … Continue reading

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Democracy in Action!

Joe Manchin is a senator from West Virginia, a state of about 1.8 million people. In his last election he received around 290 thousand votes. Compare that number against the 81 million voters who elected a different Joe. Thus, the … Continue reading

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Mountain Sphere, re-re-re-revisited

With cognito maximally enshrouded I, Zeldar from Zardoz, again have been ordered by Zardozian Command and Control to seek, find, and measure the intellectual construct of the inhabitants of Mountain Sphere, located in the Virgo Supercluster of galaxies. Previous encounters … Continue reading

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The Online Mousetrap

I have a friend who in the last several months took up employment with the Southern Poverty Law Center. The job requires monitoring and infiltrating online sites that are possibly outlets for hate groups. By hate groups, I don’t mean … Continue reading

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Minority Rule

The latest head count on the population of the U.S. is 333,516,310 human beings. In the 2020 national election, almost 160,000,000 of them cast a vote. The most important contest was between the incumbent President and his challenger. The incumbent … Continue reading

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Report from Wazoo

Geeze Maw. Whens be being ourins guy be comin back to his ol job, siderin how he be gotten cheatered otta on dat lectshin? Ray Joe Billy Bob Bubba, I nots knows whens but whens be being a comin, surins … Continue reading

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Chimps and Chumps

It’s been a little over forty years since a certain mediocre Hollywood actor became President. You might instantly recall his iconic role in Bedtime for Bonzo. In this film, the prez-to-be plays a psychology professor attempting to teach human morals … Continue reading

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June 6. 1944; January 6, 2021

Last Monday was Memorial Day. We honored the fallen of all U.S. wars. Today is June 6. Seventy-seven years ago on this date, D-Day, the Allied invasion on the beaches in Normandy, France began. It was a battle that eventually … Continue reading

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The Fallen

*The pandemic has been significantly mitigated by medical science’s gritty determination to beat this mortal enemy, although it is a worldly war and many more battles need be won before humankind prevails. Thank you, medical science! As a result of … Continue reading

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