Author Archives: Jim Wheeler

About Jim Wheeler

U. S. Naval Academy, BS, Engineering, 1959; Naval line officer and submariner, 1959 -1981, Commander, USN; The George Washington U., MSA, Management Eng.; Aerospace Engineer, 1981-1999; Resident Gadfly, 1999 - present. Political affiliation: Democratic.

Artistic Genius?

I don’t get it.  I just don’t.  My inner curmudgeon demands expression. The artist formerly and lately known as Prince is being hailed, almost universally it seems, as a musical genius.  Admittedly, I’ve only listened to samples randomly encountered, but … Continue reading

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Wall

A couple of years ago, if you had asked me whether a completely impractical political assertion could withstand public exposure to humor I would have said no.  But Donald Trump has proven me wrong.  I’m talking about his Mexican wall. … Continue reading

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Trump U

It is clear to me, this far into the primary election season, that it is no longer possible to get much substance out of most candidates. However, humor abounds. I just wanted to share with you, dear reader, an insightful … Continue reading

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Where’s Globocop?

I just sent this letter to the editor of our local paper in reaction to a letter by Geoff Caldwell.   Globe columnist Geoff Caldwell (March 20, 2016) echoes The Economist journal in asking, “Where is Globocop?” His concern is the … Continue reading

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Secrets

As flaps go, the one about Hillary Clinton’s classified emails is one for the history books.  It might even be pivotal in the general election.  But how many people actually understand the nature of the problem?  Not many, I submit. … Continue reading

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10 Unbelievably Great Features Of Donald Trump’s Terrific Health Care Reform Plan

Originally posted on List of X:
“My health care reform will be so great it will make your head spin, and then it will heal your head right away because my plan is just so unbelievably great!” This week, the leading…

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Ah, Martin, We Never Really Knew Ye.

Alas, Governor, it is with sadness that I note your withdrawal from the presidential race.  You had everything going for you that I could see.  Good looking, young, healthy, talented, scandal-free, and a proven track record in the difficult world … Continue reading

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