Tag Archives: New York City

The Politically Dead On A Bus

Sometimes being an old guy has its advantages. I was the beneficiary of multiple laps around the track of life last week. Thursday, 217 House Republicans voted for Trumpcare 3.0, (or is it 2.1?), and in the process many ended their political futures. Immediately after the result of the vote was announced many House Democrats began taunting them with a rendition of Steam’s 1978 song, Na Na Hey Hey (Kiss Him Goodbye). It took me back to memories of the 1978 Chicago White Sox and made a terrible moment somewhat more palatable. There is a lot here; let’s explore.     Continue reading The Politically Dead On A Bus

Short Term Victory; Long Term Defeat

I was watching MSNBC last Tuesday evening. That’s no major revelation nor is it anything unusual. What was unusual was the hype the network gave to The Rachel Maddow Show that evening. Perhaps with the benefit of hindsight I understand what really happened a bit better. Let’s explore.   Continue reading Short Term Victory; Long Term Defeat

From Broad Street To Broadway To The Beltline

I’m not sure Donald Trump has any role models, but if he has one from his youth it may well be the late Philadelphia Flyers coach Fred Shero. Shero coached the Flyers in the seventies when they earned the nickname The Broad Street Bullies. With just a bit of poetic license Trump could have been called the Broadway Bully from his time in New York City and it now appears he is commencing on earning the title of The Bully of the Beltway. Let’s explore. Continue reading From Broad Street To Broadway To The Beltline

Miscellaneous Fears And Observations

During the course of observing life and politics many random observations and thoughts come to my mind. These days I often make note of them in my iPhone hoping to utilize them in future writing. There are many left over from the 2016 Presidential campaign and the hours just after we learned its outcome. I’d like to share a few of them with you today. Continue reading Miscellaneous Fears And Observations

Not With My Money

9/11. The Republican Party wraps itself up in this event even though several of their prominent members were responsible for making it a greater tragedy. George W. Bush (and who knows who else in his administration) ignored warnings while Rudy Giuliani, against the advice of knowledgeable advisors, placed New York City’s Emergency Response Center in the building that was the target. Actions speak louder than words and I’d like to explore a few recent Republican actions in response to 9/11. Continue reading Not With My Money