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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

Something(s) For Everyone To Hate

No matter where you are on the political spectrum there was something(s) to hate in the four pillars immigration plan President Trump unveiled Tuesday night in his State of the Union Address. The plan was so bad that I felt it warranted a separate article. In a speech full of lies, exploitations and dangerous ideas this was far and away the worst. Let’s explore. Continue reading Something(s) For Everyone To Hate

The Obvious And The Absurd

It’s Sunday afternoon as I write this and much of the conjecture is what Trump will say in his State of the Union address. The title sums up my prediction and I think the crystal ball is pretty clear. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Obvious And The Absurd

Common Cause; Purloined Example

Sometime the best way to convince people that what you are talking about is important to them is to tell them a story. I tend to be a big picture, statistics type guy but most Americans are not. I recently read Gloria Steinem’s book, My Life on the Road, and the example cited in this article is purloined from it. Continue reading Common Cause; Purloined Example