Lionel Deimel’s Web Log
Random quick takes by Lionel Deimel
June 4, 2020
Trump Really Doesn’t Seek to Divide Americans
It is often said that Donald Trump seeks to divide Americans rather than unite them. His actions certainly have that effect. Nevertheless, I...
May 27, 2020
A Son’s Tribute
When his mother and my former wife, Betty Deimel, died, my son, Geoffrey August Deimel, wrote a tribute to his mother on Facebook the next ...
Betty Deimel (May 6, 1948–May 21, 2020)
Betty Deimel, the former Betty Elaine Lovell, died in a hospital in Canandaigua, New York last Thursday. She apparently died of a bacterial ...
May 15, 2020
What Republicans Believe
Trump supporters do not think like the rest of us. They share many odd and dysfunctional views. Although they are not uniform in their opini...
May 6, 2020
Nancy Pelosi On August 4, 2018, I wrote a post titled “ The Wisdom of Dumping Pelosi .” I argued that Nancy Pelosi, who was then minorit...
May 5, 2020
The Coronavirus and Meat-Processing Plants
I just saw a news report of another coronavirus outbreak at a pork-processing plant. It’s time to think more carefully about the significanc...
May 4, 2020
In Praise of the Diaeresis
I recently encountered a Facebook post that collected several English language quirks. One of my favorite items asked whether the “s” or the...
April 28, 2020
How to Do It
We may not always want to admit it, but our behavior is influenced by what we see in the media. When we see beautiful and seemingly competen...
The Great States
She is hardly the only person to use the locution, but Rachel Maddow repeatedly refers to a state as “The Great State of [wherever].” (I hav...
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