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Idiots And Amatuers

It is Wednesday morning as I write this article. The government runs out of money on Friday and as of this moment there is no plan to stop the government shutdown. In the past, despite having a large majority, House Republicans have needed Democratic votes to pass a continuing resolution. Last week Donald Trump (the self-proclaimed great deal maker) insulted the Democratic leadership to the point that they understandably declined an invitation to attend a White House meeting where the impending shutdown was to be a major topic of discussion. That is bad enough, but it gets worse. Let’s explore. Continue reading Idiots And Amatuers

I’m Supposed To Be Surprised?

Instead of focusing on a single story like I do on most Sundays I’d like to briefly explore several. There is nothing new or astounding here; just the same pattern of shameful behavior we are growing accustomed to seeing out of Donald Trump’s White House. Let’s explore. Continue reading I’m Supposed To Be Surprised?

Maybe It’s Capo Trump

I have compared the Trump administration to an organized criminal enterprise on many occasions. I have gone as far as to call the President “Don Trump”. (That was not used as the familiar form of his first name.) Perhaps I gave him too high of a rank. Let’s explore. Continue reading Maybe It’s Capo Trump

Connecticut Babies’ Lives Matter

While today’s article is somewhat of a continuation of yesterday’s (something I never do) it is even more something that I have to get off my chest. While for the most part I agree with President Trump’s attack on the Syrian airbase last week it is his professed motivation that bothers me. I find it hypocritical at best and inconsistent if not disingenuous. Let’s explore. Continue reading Connecticut Babies’ Lives Matter

Low On Energy?

By some measures the pinnacle of my business career was reached in a privately held company. My friend owned it and I was operationally in charge. All I had to do was call him, discuss what I wanted to do, get his approval and it was a done deal. In reality most of the time he didn’t want to be bothered and gave me a free rein; that is what he paid me for and I appreciated his confidence. Donald Trump is about to learn the many differences between a private company where you spent your adult life as the boss’s favorite kid or the boss and running the federal government. He does seem to have already learned one lesson. Let’s explore. Continue reading Low On Energy?