Author Archives: Robert Pogson

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.

State of Play

“In the U.S. Senate race in Texas, incumbent Republican John Cornyn leads Democrat M.J. Hegar among likely voters, 49 – 43 percent. Seven percent are undecided. On September 24th, Cornyn had 50 percent support and Hegar had 42 percent, also … Continue reading

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Soon, The Old-Guard Democrats Have To Go

See Lindsay Graham Getting a Hug at Amy Coney Barrett’s Hearing Just Put Democrats Over the EdgeSome of the leading Democrats are getting very long in the tooth. While they are well connected and great at fund-raising, they are growing … Continue reading

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A Death In The Family

Shortly after midnight yesterday the last member of my father’s siblings died at the age of 101. She lived through so many eras of Canadian history: the Dirty Thirties on the farm, WWII in a village on the prairies, the … Continue reading

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God, Sorting Them Out

In the war in Viet Nam, some jaded commentators proclaimed, “Kill ’em all. Let God sort them out!”. It’s a commentary on how ugly war can be. The news that Trump is infected with COVID-19 has similar connotations.“The Twenty-fifth Amendment … Continue reading

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WHAT?

Having watched the debate last night, I’m left with some impressions. Biden v Trump was sane v insane, calm v angry, sensible v crazed, focused v scatter-brained, good v evil, etc. I have to wonder what drug Trump was under. … Continue reading

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Canute Here

King Canute was reported to have commanded the sea to fall back and it did not. Trump is an imitation of Canute, commanding democracy to fall back so he can be king Trump. It isn’t going to happen and I … Continue reading

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OH NO! RBG!

The death of RBG adds a new dimension to the US election. Promptly, the Senators are drawing their lines. The GOP slim majority will become thinner as Collins and Murkowski see writing on the walls. Collins is already trailing in … Continue reading

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The Decline And Fall Of Trumpism

Rats are starting to leave the sinking ship of Trumpism. A raft of new books are quite popular and confirmation of many suspicions of Trump’s motives. Woodward reported that Trump confessed to lying about the seriousness of COVID-19 and has … Continue reading

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What a Difference Six Years Makes

OK, my header for this blog is complete. On the right is the seedling growing from a plum donated by an in-law. In the centre is the plum a few years old. On the left was the plum last spring. … Continue reading

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Linux Continues To Thrive In 2021 In A Pandemic

“RC 5.8 features over 14,000 non-merge commits, some 800,000 new lines of code, and added around a hundred new contributors. It might have gotten that large simply because few have been traveling thanks to COVID-19, and we’ve all been able … Continue reading

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Fools Leading The Foolish Over The Cliff

I just watched an interview on CNN of a pastor of a church in California (?) who is defying advice to remain closed because of the epidemic. At one point he stated that folks should not worry about the epidemic … Continue reading

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Justice?

“The FBI will find you, no matter how long it takes or how far you run, and we will bring you to justice…” See Fugitive on the run for 46 years arrested in Española It has been said that justice delayed … Continue reading

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