Author Archives: Pat Ryan

Follow the Misleader

In many parliamentary systems of government there is an official “shadow government” composed of members of the parties not currently in power who are assigned to keep a close eye on the government ministries: it’s done to maintain a watch … Continue reading

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How do you like America?

Three weeks in; time to take a breath and assess the new administration in Washington, D.C. Donald Trump asked Americans to trust him to do what’s right for America; 46% of those who bothered to vote (roughly 27% of Americans … Continue reading

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President Bannon

Despite the serious nature of some (most?) of the actions taken by our new president in his first week in office, I’ve been pleased to see that everyone hasn’t lost their sense of humor, and of the absurd.  I particularly … Continue reading

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Another Astro hits the Hall!

Congratulations, Jeff Bagwell: the Houston Astros’ all-time leader in homers and RBIs and chin hair was voted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame today, leading the field with more than 86% of the vote on his seventh time around! … Continue reading

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"I have a dream"

This was my post in August 2013 on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, including a YouTube clip of the entire speech; I repost it to honor the holiday is his memory … Continue reading

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