Category Archives: Observations

What a difference a year makes

One year ago this evening, at the Democratic National Convention, First Lady Michelle Obama, referring to the tone of the Trump campaign, coined the phrase, “When they go low, we go high.” One year ago. Michelle Obama addressed the DNC: 'When they go low, we go high'. https://t.co/2DDo0ETklD pic.twitter.com/RqIOceXUwH — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 26, […]

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This week in lies… the “dishonest media” isn’t telling you that the murder rate has never been higher, no president has ever been as disrespected as Trump, and terrorist attacks are taking place all around us

Usually, when I talk about the administration’s lies, I try to provide context. I make it a point to explain what it is that I mean by “lies,” and offer some kind of justification as to why I think it’s important that we acknowledge these events. Today, though, I’m just going to jump right into […]

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Thank you, Mike Pence, for drawing my attention to Alexander Hamilton

In politics, as in business, it’s long been accepted practice to release bad news on Fridays in hopes of keeping media scrutiny to a minimum… And, I’m sure it was with this in mind that President-elect Donald Trump, this past Friday, released word that he’d agreed to pay a $25 million settlement to former students […]

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75 hours in the exurbs of Atlanta… The Monkey Power Trio’s 22nd day/year as a band

This past weekend marked the 22nd meeting of my one-day-a-year pseudo-band, the Monkey Power Trio. For those of you who might not be familiar with our origin story, it all began back in 1995 with a promise between old friends one hot, summer afternoon in Brooklyn. On the spur of the moment, we’d decided to […]

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Uber builds its own company town by putting its drivers in vehicles they can’t afford

Uber will eventually be a platform for the sharing of driverless cars. You’ll pay a flat fee every month, and a vehicle from their fleet (probably still owned by private individuals) will pick you up every time you press a button on your iPhone, and take you to wherever you need to go. Until then, […]

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