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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Revisiting the youth vote

I went to see the best pundit I know to understand what the primaries mean so far. Of course, she must remain anonymous. Otherwise, everyone would consult her too, and I would lose my best source.

Her real name is not Anabelle but that’s the one she wants me to use when I write about our conversations.

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No country for old men?

I take as my text today the phrase “no country for old men,” which lurks in the public imagination thanks to the Cormac McCarthy novel that has been made into an Oscars-nominated film.

As you may know, the novelist borrowed the title from the words of the Irish poet W.B. Yeats, who wrote them as the opening line of his poem “Sailing to Byzantium” in order to curry favor with English majors. And why not? As numerous people weren’t shot dead in the poem, it naturally was a waste of stirring expression for jaded American readers.

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Hillary Clinton, Presidential Candidate or Bobble Head?

By Maggie Van Ostrand

Turn your car into a political statement by attaching a Hillary Clinton bobble head doll to your dashboard. Why does Hillary Clinton do all that head bobbling? What’s that about anyway? She nods 90 per cent of the time whether she’s talking or, on rare occasion, listening. Even the Comedy Channel noticed.

Stephen Colbert humorously called attention to Hillary’s pointing and clapping, pointing and clapping, pointing and clapping, but those calculated-to-be-crowd-pleasing movements don’t irritate as much as her bobbling head.

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