The temperature is flirting with 100 in metro Raleigh on this Sunday afternoon. I’m inside with the air conditioning functioning perfectly so I can’t claim heat stroke as I deviate a bit from my normal writing style. Last week I wrote a “fairy tale” today I’m going to take on a somewhat biblical story. That is especially difficult for a long-time agnostic who was raised Roman Catholic, (Catholics don’t really read the Bible; the priests tell them what to believe – one of the many reasons for my exit from the Church). Enough for the background, let’s explore. Continue reading Jared Iscariot?
Many years ago I was President of a trade association of retailers in an industry where shoplifting was a problem. The severity of the problem differed in large part based on how the member handled apprehended shoplifters. Donald Trump could learn a lesson from the experiences of my members. Let’s explore. Continue reading No Cost = No Disincentive
In order to solve international problems a political leader often needs international support. On July 4th North Korea gave America what it described as a present by test launching an ICBM. The juxtaposition of those two facts doesn’t look good for America. Let’s explore. Continue reading Image Matters
I’m not a big proponent of calls, letters, e-mails etc. to members of Congress. I don’t think they sway many votes that often. Many of my political friends disagree with me on this point. Other than to concede that they have many valid points, I’m not going to debate that today. There are situations where I feel that calling your Senator can make a difference and today I want to implore some of my readers to do just that. Let’s explore. Continue reading Make The Call If…
Before I get into the theme of today’s article I’d like to take a moment to denounce some recent actions on the political left particularly Wednesday morning’s shooting in Virginia. This is most definitely not how we resolve our differences in America. Again, this act of domestic terrorism was facilitated by the ease with which people who should not have firearms can get them in America and the availability of weapons that simply do not belong in hands other than those of law enforcement and the military. I really don’t expect Congress to use their power to begin to correct this situation. If the death of twenty babies in Connecticut couldn’t trump the power of the gun lobby the wounding of one Representative from Louisiana certainly won’t.
Russiagate and the organized criminal enterprise in the White House again topped the news last week. I’d like to take a look at some of the enablers and a prediction I can make. Let’s explore. Continue reading Silence Of The Scams