Tag Archives: Washington DC

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

Canadian Omens, Explanations And Obituaries

I recently got to spend about ten days with my toddler grandson. His favorite song is Shawn Mendes’ There’s Nothing Holden’ Me Back. Mendes is a Canadian. I lived the first 47 years of my life on the Canadian border and today is Boxing Day. Juxtapose all those facts and you have today’s somewhat satirical and entertaining article. Come along with me. Continue reading Canadian Omens, Explanations And Obituaries

Another Centipede?

Caution: Due to the subject matter this article may stretch the PG rating just a bit.

In 2017 the American political conversation has been dominated by Russiagate in one form or another. My favorite description of it comes from Senator John McCain who likens it to a centipede. That creature has 100 feet, with some poetic license that is about how many shoes McCain expects to fall before it is all over. I think we may have another political centipede on our hands. Let’s explore. Continue reading Another Centipede?

Outrage Cleanup

My problem continues to be not finding a story but deciding which not to cover. That is how bad the Trump administration is. Today is another catch up day where I want to cover several topics briefly. It is getting to the point that I am seriously considering making this a weekly feature. Continue reading Outrage Cleanup

No Quality Applicants

There are basically three types of people who go to work in the administration in Washington. The motivation for the best two types is sorely lacking in the Trump administration and America is suffering because of it. Let’s explore. Continue reading No Quality Applicants