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My President Is Very Bad At His Job

America only has one President at a time. Currently that is Donald Trump. I don’t have to like that fact, but the only rational choice is to accept it. Trump is incredibly bad at his job! I could spend the following paragraphs detailing a plethora of examples. Instead I’m going to use one that came to my attention the other day. You will probably be a shocked as I was. Trump’s incompetence is actually worse than I thought. Let’s explore. Continue reading My President Is Very Bad At His Job

Destroyer Escorts

Perhaps it’s because my late father served in the Navy during World War II, but I have always had somewhat of a fascination with ships and to a lesser degree naval strategy. Mind you, it is a fascination; not an obsession and I certainly wouldn’t claim to know more than the admirals. It appears (probably by accident) that President Trump has structured his administration much like a naval combat group. Let’s explore. Continue reading Destroyer Escorts

As Planes, Trains, And Automobiles Left Town

In order to put today’s article and title into context I will have to digress into a brief explanation for the benefit of my foreign readers. Americans celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November. The next day is known as Black Friday and is a huge shopping day that has morphed into a semi-holiday of its own. Many employers simply grant it as a day off and countless Americans take the day off via other methods. Those with flexible jobs tend to skip out sometime after (or in conjunction with) lunch on Wednesday so for many Americans last week was a half week of work. Thanksgiving is one of the few times that far flung families gather in a single place (usually mom’s house) therefore the traveling starts about noon on Wednesday. In politics if you want something to receive minimal coverage you announce it on a Friday afternoon since many of the senior news staff have already filed their stories and folded their tents for the weekend (often including getting out of town for a weekend getaway). That exodus is only compounded by a holiday and it started Wednesday last week. Therefore I expected a controversial announcement from the Trump transition team on Wednesday afternoon and they didn’t disappoint me!   Continue reading As Planes, Trains, And Automobiles Left Town

Rated R – Reynolds American

I’m certain the kneejerk reaction of conservatives who monitor my site is there goes another liberal pouncing on the tobacco industry. It is not their products, but how Reynolds American uses the profits they derive to harm America that motivated me. I actually accept much of the conservative argument that tobacco is a legal product in our society and Americans should have the freedom of choice to decided whether they partake of it or not. In the spirits of full disclosure, I am an ex-smoker who quit back in the late 1970’s. Continue reading Rated R – Reynolds American