Donald Trump professes to be a brilliant man. I have yet to see proof of it; in fact his presidency is proving the opposite unless you count immorality and swindling as brilliance. He appears to have attracted many similar people to his orbit. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Stupid Club
Friday morning President Trump again illustrated that he personally is a threat to the safety of Americans and American interests. If he is not stopped Americans and/or our allies will die if they haven’t already. This is not the hyperbole of a progressive; it is fact. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Isolation Of Ignorance Or Ego Or Both
I have a policy of only adding non-fiction books to the Recommended Reading section. That category comprises most of my reading. The more I learn the more I discover I don’t know; that probably accounts for the number of nerdy books I read. There is a genre of writing known as historical fiction. The story is fiction but the depicted events are real. One of the many advantages of “working” for yourself is that you get to bend the rules. Today I want to discuss something that a book of historical fiction made me think about. Let’s explore. Continue reading Simultaneously Read, Enjoy And Think
Monday night I settled in front of the television just before 9pm to hear President Trump address the nation from Ft. Myer in Arlington, Virginia about his plans for handling the nearly 16 year-old conflict in Afghanistan. (Early in his speech he referred to it as a 17 year-old war. He must have been using Paul Ryan arithmetic. 17-1=16 where I went to school; I’m giving him the rounding errors.) In my mind it was worse than a 25 minute nothingburger; the tiny bit of substance that it contained was mind bogglingly dangerous. Let’s explore. Continue reading Trump Said Nothing Of Substance That Wasn’t Dangerous
Is it wishful thinking on my part or am I seeing the beginning of defiant patriotism when it comes to the relationship of the military and congressional Republicans with President Trump? That is the underlying story of last week and I’d like to explore it with you today. Continue reading Defiant Patriotism?