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No Dirty Words Because I Waited

Those of you who know me well and have had private conversations with me know I tend to use profanity when I’m passionate about a subject. Fortunately I keep that under control in public and in my writing. On Valentine’s Day I was very angry about the school shooting in Florida and had I immediately written anything my piece would have been filled with multi-syllable dirty words. My passion hasn’t subsided but my language is now under control. I even found a sliver of hope coming out of this situation. Let’s explore.   Continue reading No Dirty Words Because I Waited

Trump’s Hollow Words

On the afternoon of January 20, 2017 Donald Trump took the oath of office of the Presidency of the United States of America. Those words were his first lies in office and it hasn’t improved since. The oath reads in part, “…defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same…” In the following paragraphs I will cite several occasions where Trump has failed. My examples are far from a complete listing. Let’s explore. Continue reading Trump’s Hollow Words

2017 – A Year In Review

Today is New Year’s Eve. At midnight we say goodbye to 2017 and welcome in 2018. I’m happy about the former and apprehensive about the latter. Today I want to briefly review what I thought were the top five political stories of 2017. Interestingly the first four link back to the last. In reverse order here they are. Continue reading 2017 – A Year In Review

A Busy News Day That Will Never Happen

This is the second in a series of articles that I am writing well ahead of posting in order to give myself some time off at the end of the year. Something material could change in the interim posing a risk. I feel confident that none of the events I will outline today will transpire before I get back to my version of “live blogging”. Feel the need to laugh? Then come along.   Continue reading A Busy News Day That Will Never Happen

House Garbage

Congress comes into a lot of criticism for being unproductive. Speaker Paul Ryan likes to defend the productivity of the House by citing the number of bills it passes that die in the Senate. While I am far from a defender of Mitch McConnell’s Senate, if I put my old management hat on I would say we are dealing with a quality control problem in addition to a productivity problem. Let’s explore.   Continue reading House Garbage