Normally I hope President Trump reads my postings. I doubt he will like them but perhaps he will comprehend them sufficiently to learn something. Today is an exception because one of my biggest fears is probably the best thing he could do to lengthen the organized criminal enterprise he calls an administration. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Apprentice President
Recently I complimented the decision and Congress’ action to package three must pass issues into a single bill and pass it. Theoretically that left the rest of September to act on things like renewing the flood insurance program and CHIPs. In the interim an initial aid package for Hurricane Irma relief became a front burner issue. President Trump dumped the DACA mess back into Congress’ lap. The talk you commonly hear is that they have six months to act when in reality Trump’s action starts negatively impacting real people’s lives in October. That is still a lot on the table without ever even considering tax reform or an infrastructure package. Let’s explore how Congress is scheduled to handle this slate. Continue reading Should We Say 12 Days?
Today’s article is not what has become the boilerplate 9/11 article. However it does deal with a serious threat to world and national security. I have had an idea in my head for several days that I just had to get out into the public. It is more than just “outside the box” and I’m colored way “outside the lines”; with the right people in place and some luck it just might work. It is based on accepting a reality that most Americans simply refuse to accept. Let’s explore. Continue reading Outside
The other day I heard a talking head (I honestly can’t remember who) state that more Americans are killed by their household furniture falling on them than by terrorists. That intrigued me. In the process of trying to verify it, (I could neither verify it or not), I ran across some very interesting statistics. Let’s explore. Continue reading Stats Trump Hype (And Trump)
Today is Memorial Day in America. It is a national holiday dedicated to honoring our war dead. The first official Memorial Day was held in 1868 and like much of the legacy of the Civil War it had some ugliness to it. While I’m much more of a dove than a hawk I can admit that sometimes wars are necessary. What worries me is that we could easily be led into an unjustified war for no reason other than to provide the current occupant of the White House with a diversion and chance at unifying the country behind him. Let’s explore. Continue reading My Memorial Day Fear