While I’ll start today’s article with an old boss story that is not the message. Most old boss stories are about a boss from hell; this one is certainly not. It goes back close to two decades. My immediate boss got transferred – he was a boss from hell that I survived – and I was the heir apparent to his slot. For whatever reason(s) the company went outside and hired Lonny. We were set up to be rivals but the story didn’t end that way at all. We actually became friends and both of us were soon the highest paid in our two titles in a company that was number one in the world in its industry. That’s a nice story but the relevant part for today is that the relationship entails a political story. Continue reading An Old Boss And Groundhog Day
Notice: In order to quote the President accurately I had to include a word that is a derivative of one of the late George Carlin’s seven dirty words.
I spend so much time telling people reasons not to vote for Donald Trump and his Republican sycophants that I thought I’d devote an article to reasons to vote for them. I believe Shakespeare called it comic relief. We could all use some so let’s explore. Continue reading A Dozen Reasons To Vote For Trump And Republicans This Year
Keeping up with the bad news is an impossible task which makes most Americans think we are in better shape than we really are. I’ll never be able to paint a complete picture – and remember anything I can capture is at best a snapshot in time – but let me fill you in a bit. Let’s explore. Continue reading It’s Worse Than You Think
Ignorance is excusable and a fact of life. It is impossible to know everything. A personal example is that as I entered what I call Phase II of my retirement late last month I joined a classics book club which I will attend my first meeting of later this week. Reading the classics was a gap in my education and I’m trying to plug it a bit. Willful ignorance is not knowing on purpose and acting as if you did. That is how the Trump administration is operating and it is a danger to America and the rest of the planet. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Danger Of Willful Ignorance And Incompetence
Today is one of those days that only political nerds like me circle on their calendars – the State of the Union address. In fact we have our own acronym for it: SOTU. Traditionally, early in the speech, the president will utter the phrase “The State of the Union is strong” (or some very slight derivation thereof) and the chamber will erupt in applause. Suppose that statement was untrue? Let’s explore. Continue reading The State Of The Union Is Frightening