There is an old saw (with several variations) along the lines of “If you live long enough you will see everything.” I guess since I’m probably in my last twenty earth laps around the sun and I almost qualify when it comes to American Presidents. After Monday’s events in the House I’m really thinking I might see one more before my personal journey is over. Let’s explore. Continue reading In One Lifetime
No person has every talent necessary to run something as large and complex as the American federal government. Knowing your weaknesses and getting people on your staff that can plug those holes is a large part of being a competent manager. The technological advances that have come with the passage of time only exacerbated that challenge. President Trump and I are close in age and have a very similar education from world class management schools. When we were in school the laptop computer didn’t exist. As President he has the entire federal bureaucracy at his disposal. A competent manger would use that to his advantage. Donald Trump is incompetent. Let’s explore. Continue reading My President Is Pitifully Incompetent
It is the afternoon of Tuesday February 7, 2017 as I write this. The Senate of the United States of America made both history and a tragic mistake earlier this afternoon. My guess is that one Republican Senator reneged on their word. Let’s explore. Continue reading Who Is The Coward? 50 Suspects
A few minutes before 9pm last Tuesday night I settled in front of one of several flat screen color televisions in my new townhouse in Wake Forest, North Carolina to watch President Obama’s farewell address to the nation. My thoughts were on what I consider the benchmark Presidential farewell address which I watch some 56 years earlier as a very young boy in front of my parents’ lone black and white television in their Cheektowaga, New York home. Could Barack Obama get over the extremely high bar set by Dwight Eisenhower? Let’s explore. Continue reading A Different Bar
Today is the 53rd anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Last weekend the big political controversy was the President-elect’s reaction to comments made during the curtain call following a performance of the hit show Hamilton. Let’s compare how the two individuals performed under “pressure”. (I will explain the use of quotation marks later in this piece.) Continue reading What The Hamilton!