Today is Presidents’ Day. One of America’s minor national holidays. Most people in education, finance and government have the day off; for the rest it is a regular work day. I’m old enough to remember when we had a day off for both Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays but along the way they got consolidated and now we supposedly honors all 45 men (Grover Cleveland was counted twice in the presidential numbering “system”) who have occupied the office of the Presidency. Enough (and incomplete) history.
It’s another one of those days where I want to do a series of quick hits on a variety of topics. Here we go.
If In order to accurately quote former President Donald Trump I have used a phrase that violates my PG rating.
I’m getting way ahead of myself today but I want to speculate on the 2024 GOP presidential primary contest. Despite rhetoric and maneuvering to the contrary I don’t see Donald Trump as a contestant. I think his current activity is simply part of his continuing organized criminal enterprise activity aimed at scamming as many people as possible and pocketing as many dollars as he can. I see a “two lane” primary: the second coming of Trump lane and the return to true conservative, small government lane. Continue reading A Two Lane Highway
I’m not sure how or exactly when it will happen but I feel the filibuster will most likely be amended or perhaps completely done away with before the end of 2021. The only things that I think can stop that from happening are a true compromise deal from Mitch McConnell or the Democrats losing the control of the Senate. That’s a lot to “chew” so let’s start “eating”.
The Republican Party has been taken over by radicals and cowards over the past decade or so with Donald Trump as their current hero/god/leader. No better illustration can I think of than the vast majority of congressional Republicans voting not to impeach him or holding him not guilty. Trump may be gone from the White House but he still has a firm grip on what today masquerades as the GOP. For people like me they are the gift that will not stop giving material to write about. With that in mind, let’s look at a few recent news items. Continue reading The Enduring “Gifts”