Monthly Archives: April 2017

Doublethink

Alan Zendell, April 28, 2017 “Doublethink” is a word coined by George Orwell in 1984. It’s similar to the word “doublespeak,” but there are important differences. “Doublethink” means holding two contradictory beliefs simultaneously and accepting both as true (http://www.orwelltoday.com/doublethink.shtml). “Doublespeak” … Continue reading

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A Hundred Days

Alan Zendell, April 24, 2017 In November, 2015 I visited the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library in Hyde Park, New York. It was very early in our far too long presidential campaign when every candidate was bemoaning the inability of … Continue reading

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Trump Declares War on Canada

Alan Zendell, April 23, 2017 Don’t get excited, it’s not that kind of war. Our missile silos in North Dakota have not been redirected northward. Our news media didn’t think this was important enough to cover, since Canada hasn’t made … Continue reading

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I’m Proud to Live in Maryland Today

Alan Zendell, April 20, 2017 That’s not always the case, but today, Maryland was the first state in the country to assure that Planned Parenthood will not suffer from the loss of federal funds resulting from Trump’s order last week. … Continue reading

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Health Care, Round 2

Alan Zendell, April 19, 2017 Yesterday, I had a surgical procedure done at my excellent county hospital. It involved four appointments with three doctors and a half day in the outpatient surgery wing of the hospital. Since I have outstanding … Continue reading

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Narcissism

Alan Zendell, April 19, 2017 According to the Mayo Clinic (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/narcissistic-personality-disorder/basics/definition/con-20025568): “Narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration and a lack of empathy for … Continue reading

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Words Matter

Alan Zendell, April 13, 2017 Words matter, they really do. Sometimes they matter more than actions. Last year’s political campaign proved that with sixteen months of populist, nationalistic bombast from one side and a peculiar directionless rhetoric from the other … Continue reading

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