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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

President Who!

The punctuation mark in today’s title is not a mistake. Today’s article is not a prediction; it is an illustration of the strange territory we may well be entering into. The scenario is somewhat fictitious but it is based on the reality America operates under. At the risk of creating a new genre of literature best described as “political science fiction” I offer you the following.   Continue reading President Who!

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

Scam Week?

For the second time in the Trump administration this is supposed to be infrastructure week. (The previous one didn’t accomplish anything.) Monday is the kickoff day of the workweek in America and somehow the Trump administration chose the same day to unveil its budget for the next fiscal year; for a publicity conscious President that is really a case of stepping on yourself. That is unless of course both the infrastructure program and the budget were scams. Let’s explore. Continue reading Scam Week?

Of Debt And Interest Rates

When it comes to economics I am much stronger in discussing fiscal as opposed to monetary policy. There is an intersection of the two and my mind drifted toward the latter while reading a book on foreign policy a few weeks ago, (strange how the mind works sometimes.) My entire thought process got caught up in interest rates. It’s somewhat complex so let’s explore. Continue reading Of Debt And Interest Rates