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Roxanne Tellier – I’m Afraid of Americans

Posted in COVID 19, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 27, 2020 by segarini

Man, it’s exhausting, living in 2020. If it ain’t the COVID, it’s the capricious and malicious capering of the Great Pumpkin/Dictator-in-Waiting, aka POTUS.

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Roxanne Tellier – Return to Innocence Lost

Posted in COVID 19, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2020 by segarini

There are decades when nothing happens, and weeks when decades happen.”

Ain’t it the truth! Hey, Hi! It’s me, back from what seems like the hiatus that lasted an eternity.

Not that I’m complaining… no siree! I have been BUSY, my darlings … busier than a <fill in your corny but slightly amusing blank here.> Hellzapoppin’, dontcha know, and we’re careening sans seatbelts to what I expect to be a fiery finish to the apogee of the annus horribilis known as 2020.

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Roxanne Tellier – Just A Little Respect

Posted in COVID 19, life, Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2020 by segarini

The last Monday of May is when America celebrates Memorial Day, a federal holiday which honours and mourns the military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Patriots observe both this holiday, and the other day of note, Remembrance Day, to signify their appreciation and respect for past and present members of the military. These are America’s heroes.

This year, however, that holiday coincides with something that only a tiny percent of a percent of Americans, if any, have ever seen before – the sudden death of nearly 100,000 citizens in just two months, by the novel coronavirus known as COVID 19.

North Americans have been spoiled for the last hundred years. Sure, there were two World Wars, and a Great Depression, but few under the age of 50 even remember those days, let alone recognize the impact these events had on people. As peacekeepers, Canada felt even less of the sting of loss.

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Roxanne Tellier – The Teeter Totter of Hell

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 24, 2019 by segarini

Oh America.  So many wanted to believe in the ‘shining city on the hill,’ and your declaration that Americans deserved ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. ‘ Millions of immigrants looked for salvation on your shores, and believed that the poem, etched on the base of that sacred icon, the Statue of Liberty, and a gift from a country that knew well what it meant to overthrow a tyrannical monarchy and bask in a newfound freedom, was a prayer and a promise written just for them.

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Peter Takes Us to Normandy

Posted in Opinion, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2019 by segarini

75 years ago, on June 6th, 1944, the western Allies began to kick in the front door of “Festung Europa” a). Almost four years to the day since being expelled from the continent by the victorious Wehrmacht b), they were returning….with a vengeance.

The intervening four years had been hectic. The ground war had been extended not only southward to North Africa, but also eastward, as Hitler had invaded Russia in June, 1941. The two dictators had embarked their respective peoples on an ideological struggle to the death.

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Roxanne Tellier – Does this Mueller Report Make Trump’s Ass Look Fat?

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 24, 2019 by segarini

FOX News is trying to spike the ball on it already, declaring total victory for Trump before anyone has even seen what is in the statement, and despite the results of a poll of their own viewers showing that a majority of Americans believe that the president tried to interfere in the investigation.

In other news, the president has threatened the American people with his quasi Brown Shirts enforcement crews of military, police and motorcycle heavies, should the evidence contain anything that hurts his standing or feelings .. but mostly his feelings.

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Roxanne Tellier – The Long Road From Normal

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2019 by segarini

A long, long time ago, I used to play chess. Not very well, to be honest; I was probably a better backgammon player if anything. Or maybe I wasn’t all that great at either.

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Roxanne Tellier – Sports, Armageddon, and Quincy Jones Oh My!

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2019 by segarini

It’s Superbowl Sunday!  that day when two teams of very large men in very padded outfits will try to kill each other for funzies and a huge, gawdy ring.

I don’t watch sports – it’s just not my thing – but I do enjoy the half time shows, and the award winning advertisements that sponsors save up for this special day.

What’s a ‘lunk’?

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Roxanne Tellier – Liar Liar Pants on Fire!

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 2, 2018 by segarini

When we’re kids, we’re terrible at telling lies. You can spot a kid that’s telling a tall tale a mile away, because they’re just not great at deceiving others.

Deception and lying are all part of a cognitive understanding called a Theory of Mind. That’s the realization that we all have our own knowledge, beliefs and opinions … that development informs us that we all have different minds.

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Roxanne Tellier – America – Coming Apart At The Dreams

Posted in Opinion, politics, Review with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 7, 2018 by segarini

There are only two things that kept me from spontaneously combusting this week.

This ….

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