Unlike most bloggers I don’t write and publish immediately. This is especially true when I deal with shootings and terrorist events. I have learned that the initial reports and reality often have much more of a gap than I am comfortable with. I’m not criticizing the media. They try and do the best they can. It’s just as things quickly unfold some accounts are later found to be less than totally accurate. I moved another article to a future publishing date in order to accommodate today’s comments. My topic today is the shootings in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Falcon Heights, Minnesota and Dallas, Texas. Continue reading A Big Picture Conclusion
The current configuration of the Republican Party has nothing to offer the average American. Yet, like all other candidates, incumbent or challenger, they have to run for reelection or election every few years and in 2016 a boatload of offices are on the ballot. Their answer has been and apparently remains to recycle hot button issues regardless of viability or validity. Continue reading Nothing From Nothing
Tuesday was an interesting day in American politics, a surprise news conference by FBI Director James Comey and presidential campaign appearances by both presumptive nominees in North Carolina. One of them hitched a ride with the real President. All that and one song kept going through my mind. Let’s explore. Continue reading NC = GA ?
There is an old expression: live by the sword; die by the sword. In the case of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump that may be paraphrased as: live by the media; die by the media. Continue reading Promises Unfullfilled
It’s July 4th as I write this article. I have reached the age where this day is one where I anticipate what is to come the rest of the summer. Politically I am wondering which will be the bigger circus; the Republican National Convention or the Rio Olympics. If nothing else the remainder of the summer appears to offer plenty of laughs and head shaking moments. Continue reading Cleveland Or Rio?