Tag Archives: David Farenthold

On Base: Donald Trump

Over the past few days I’ve noticed several “dots” somewhat hidden in the news. I think I may have connected them and if so I have a prediction to make. Let’s explore. Continue reading On Base: Donald Trump

My President Is More Dangerous Than He Appears To Be

On the surface Donald Trump appears to be both hugely unpopular and unproductive as President. The problem is that neither of these is as true as they appear at first glance. That is both dangerous and cause for progressives to stay vigilant. Let’s explore.   Continue reading My President Is More Dangerous Than He Appears To Be

Friends Of Veterans?

I have never worn the uniform of my country’s military and at my age never will. I have almost never agreed with the missions they have been sent on in my lifetime. That being said I have respect for the service of our military personnel and feel safer going to sleep each night knowing they are guarding over my country. While we can’t give our veterans a blank check for the rest of their lives I feel we are not doing enough for most of them and certainly don’t begrudge them the benefits they are receiving. Despite their rhetoric, I can’t say the Republicans have that same respect. A distasteful example of that largely flew under the radar last week and today I’d like to expose it. Let’s explore. Continue reading Friends Of Veterans?

Clearing Some Backlog

There are always more things on my mind than days of the week. Many thoughts make it to my notes but not to this site. Most days I write about a single topic in at least some detail. Today I’d like to give mention to several. Let’s explore. Continue reading Clearing Some Backlog

Exploit And Endanger But Don’t Employ

Like President Trump I did not serve during the Vietnam conflict. Unlike him I didn’t use my family’s position to gain a questionable deferment; I was simply fortune enough to get a 333 in the lottery. Few in my family of my generation or younger have served. Nonetheless I respect the service of our active and veteran military. I may not agree with their mission(s), but they didn’t cut their own orders and their service is as noble as any in our history. Trump has a history of exploiting veterans and that has continued into his brief tenure in the White House. Despite not having a “horse in this race” I think it is shameful! Continue reading Exploit And Endanger But Don’t Employ