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Hello! On this site I make a few observations and perhaps to your eyes yammer on about me and mine. Momentum is a blog, in which I've been known to brag about my offspring and to make the occasional modest comment or proposal. MORE±

Stream of Mostly Consciousness

Rees Clark ( 2-Oct-2017 )
How dare Trump call for unity after the Las Vegas incident, when he and his party are tools of the NRA and thus enemies of peace, and when a clear majority of citizens want action to reduce the number of gun-totin' psychopaths on our streets?
Rees Clark ( 7-Feb-2017 )
I've been pondering D. Trump's neckties that hang six inches below his belt. My conclusion is that he thinks he's a much taller man.
Rees Clark ( 12-Oct-2016 )
Comments by Trump supporters indicating they will be revolting if he loses the election are reminiscent of support for a similar movement of the past, spearheaded by that great national hero John Wilkes Booth.
Rees Clark ( 12-Oct-2016 )
If you have a daughter and are thinking of voting for Donald Trump, you should have the courage to tell her you are choosing him over her.
Rees Clark ( 4-Oct-2016 )
Marla Maples could go down in history as a latter day Count Claus von Stauffenberg if the 1995 tax "bombshell" is hers and turns the election.
Rees Clark ( 9-Sep-2016 )
The DJT/ISIS meme has reminded me of Richard Nixon's "secret plan to end the war in Vietnam," for which we're still waiting. Can you say "dejà vu all over again?"
Rees Clark ( 31-May-2015 )
Quote of the day: "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?" -Satchel Paige
Rees Clark ( 23-May-2015 )
This just in: Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports. LINK
Rees Clark ( 23-May-2015 )
How much fudge would a fudge judge judge if a fudge judge would judge fudge? (© 2015 R. Clark.)
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Orthography
A recent thread on Facebook asked for comments from people whose name is spelled in a less common way. My answer: Rees, not Reese. When I was born during WWII there were many shortages. It was intended that no one should have more than two eGGs, but there was also a shortage of Gs, so a rule was published providing that no one might have more than two Es.... Continues...
Interior Dept. Shamed into Abandoning Fee Hike
Alt National Park Service Reports: Attn: Your voices have been heard! The Interior Department is backing off from substantially raising the entrance fee for national parks after more than 100,000 Americans wrote to complain about the proposed hikes. Last October, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke proposed raising the entrance fee for 17 major parks from $25 to... Continues...
Training and arming classroom teachers as school guards; costly, bad idea
Donald Trump, ever our protector, has proposed arming 20% of school teachers as part-time guards. That's 600,000 teachers. We can evaluate the proposal superficially rather quickly (fearless analysis: this article has taken longer to write than DT has thought about the issue). Average teacher salary in US (2014) is $56,383 plus benefits. With est. fringe... Continues...
In case you've forgotten...
...where you saw that face before.

Net Neutrality on the Auction Block
In what universe is turning over unfettered control of the Internet to ISP and telecomm giants consistent with the core objectives of the US government, namely " to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our... Continues...
Twelfth Century Trump Forecast?
The “hadith” is a body of commentaries on Muslim life by writers from early Islamic times to the present. The following interesting passage is from Mishkat, Kitab al-Ilm, Chap. 3. (The Book of Knowledge, Ch. 3.)

“[A time will come when] there will be nothing left of knowledge. People will make the ignorant their leaders and will seek guidance from... Continues...