I am still on my hiatus as I commence this article. I was my intention not to write until I got back in metro Raleigh but that all changed Thursday night. President Trump has lied at a rate never even approached by any American politician of prominence in recorded history. Juxtapose the events of last Thursday night, Trump and Aesop’s fable, The Boy Who Cried Wolf and you have the reason I am writing this article on a Sunday night. Continue reading The President Who Cried Wolf
Tag Archives: Defense Department
Other Than Impeachment And The Primary
It seems like all the political oxygen in the room these days is taken up by the impeachment and the Democratic primary. Today I’d like to touch on a few things happening to a great degree in the background. Let’s explore. Continue reading Other Than Impeachment And The Primary
Confused But Not Amused
It’s late Friday afternoon, Congress has gone home for the weekend, I have a lot planned for tomorrow and at 1am EST Sunday my readers are going to expect a new posting that most likely covers the biggest American political story of the week just ended. What am I to do? I’ll write it now. If you’ll come along you’ll see my latest remarks on the Trump Shutdown 3.0 (and perhaps a few other tidbits too tempting to pass up). Continue reading Confused But Not Amused
’67 & ’68
The title of today’s article is a riddle of sort that will be completely explained by the end. If you can guess it at this point you should be a detective or an intelligence officer. If you have it by the end of the first paragraph you must be both a baby boomer and pretty damn smart. I usually make the Sunday article about the biggest political story of the week just ended. For people of my generation another story eclipsed all others last week; the death of Aretha Franklin. In 1967 she asked for Respect and she certainly received a lot of deserved respect upon her passing. (Got it yet Jeff?) Let’s continue. Continue reading ’67 & ’68
14 For 24?
From the early days of the 2016 race knowledgeable political observers of all stripes were saying that Donald Trump was unqualified to hold the office of the presidency. In fact many, including leading Republicans, viewed his candidacy as a joke and/or publicity stunt. (I still think it may have begun as a publicity stunt and then morphed into something real almost by accident. Many in the Trump campaign never expected to win as late as the afternoon of Election Day.) Time has proven him to be unquestionably unqualified, unwilling to learn and increasingly unstable. The Constitution has a provision for handling such a situation. It is the 25th Amendment. The question is do we have enough patriots in the Cabinet to invoke it. Let’s explore. Continue reading 14 For 24?