Robert Ringer Archives

The Impossible Dream

Posted on December 19, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (27)


A friend of mine was recently lamenting about his “impossible situation.”  I guess it’s all in the eyes of the beholder, because after listening to his detailed explanation of the facts, it appeared that his was an impossible situation with a lot of possibilities. Our discussion got me thinking about what, exactly, defines an “impossible […]

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Posted on December 13, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (28)


Watching the lies coming out of Washington — “tax reform,” “Russian collusion,” “sexual harassment,” to name but a few — reminds me of one of my favorite movies, Charade.  There’s a profound line in that classic that explains perfectly why lying is a way of life for politicians.  When Regina Lampert (Audrey Hepburn) asks Peter […]

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The Human Machine

Posted on December 5, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (32)


It’s a simple but important truth that abstract concepts such as universal principles, human nature, and philosophical insights are constants.  From Plato to Will Durant … from Epictetus to the Dalai Lama … from Montaigne to Eric Hoffer … the rules of life never change.  In a world of chaos and madness, it’s nice to […]

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People of the Lie

Posted on November 27, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (33)


I’ve written about The Big Lie many times over the years, and it’s more in evidence today than ever before in our nation’s capital.  Shock and disgust over sexual harassment in government, Hollywood, and the corporate world is a Big Lie.  Tax reform is a Big lie.  Social Security is a Big Lie.  Global warming […]

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Making Every Day Thanksgiving

Posted on November 23, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (31)


Here it is, Thanksgiving again.  I love Thanksgiving because it brings back a lot of great childhood memories — turkey, giblet gravy, mashed potatoes, five or six desserts … the Packers and Lions doing battle on our black-and-white television set … snow flurries … the long weekend … and, best of all, family. Most everyone […]

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The Under-Water Myth

Posted on November 14, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (36)


What do the Dirty Dems’ victories last Tuesday mean for the upcoming 2018 elections?  Answer:  NOTHING! First of all, New Jersey is a hopelessly blue state and Virginia has been moving rapidly in that direction for some time, which is why I have repeatedly warned readers that I was skeptical the race in Virginia was […]

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Immigration’s False Premises

Posted on November 7, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (48)


The Radical Left never tires of making bogus immigration arguments, all based on a major false premise and many false sub-premises as well.  The major false premise is that the purpose of immigration is to help those in other countries whom open-borders cheerleaders like to refer to as “your tired, your poor, your huddled masses […]

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On Being Sincerely Wrong

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (37)


I think it’s safe to say that nothing like the ugly verbal tirades aimed at President Trump by Senators Jeff Flake and Bob Corker has ever happened before in a major political party.  Can you imagine a couple of rogue Democrats trying a stunt like that aimed at Barack Obama?  They would have been banished […]

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Will Populism Prevail This Time Around?

Posted on October 17, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (28)


During a recent interview on MSNB, the ever-nasty Tom Brokaw exclaimed that President Trump and “some people on the right” want “to destroy the prevailing culture in this country.” I hate to rattle your cage, Tommy, but of course Donald Trump and “some people on the right” want to destroy the prevailing culture in America.  […]

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Property Rights, Patriotism, and the NFL

Posted on October 10, 2017 by Robert Ringer Comments (55)


After an initial, kneejerk belligerence, NFL teams have shifted into damage-control mode and are doing everything within their power to make the ill-fated player protests fade quietly into the dustbin of history. When the money-hungry, toady team owners initially rushed to support their players, I was pretty certain they would change their tune once they […]

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