In my mind I have never resolved if Halloween (for adults) or April Fools’ Day is the bigger nitwit holiday. The entire idea of April Fools’ Day is to tell a tale that is untrue and when the listener starts to believe it hit them with the revealing punchline of, “April fools.” With that in mind let me hit you with a bunch of quickies. Continue reading April Fools’ Day Quickies
In 1993 Elaine Chao became Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s second and arguably trophy wife. She comes from a wealthy family most of who still do business in China and in the surrounding region. In 2001 she became George W. Bush’s Secretary of Labor, a post she stayed in during the entirety of both Bush terms. In 2017 she became Donald Trump’s Secretary of Transportation. It get more interesting from there, let’s explore. Continue reading Mrs. Mitch
Perhaps it is primarily a combination of my accent and poor phonics background, but the word “ketchup” and the phrase “catch up” sound almost alike to me. As happens too many Thursdays today’s article is an attempt to catch up on some recent news I have not had the opportunity to cover. Let’s explore. Continue reading I Like Ketchup Better Than Catch Up
Scandal, it just seems to be synonymous with the Trump administration. There are 24 members of President Trump’s Cabinet. Nine, or just over one-third, have been implicated in scandals. One, Tom Price, was already forced to resign due to a scandal. If you add in those with suspect backgrounds or who are manifestly unqualified you get to 16 or two-thirds. Let’s explore. Continue reading What’s In The Cabinet?
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?