I’m one of those people who, left to my own devices and remaining in my comfort zone, take forever to get going in the morning. Sunday morning was typical. I had just gotten out of the shower and turned on the television not quite ready for the activities of the day. The image that greeted me was of a protester confronting a paramilitary force in an urban environment. My immediate thought was that I was seeing a photo of a demonstration from a west coast American city that took place late the night before. I was wrong. The picture was from Beirut, Lebanon. There is a lot to unpack here. Let’s explore. Continue reading Where Am I?
The following is a work of fiction but the events discussed are 100% fact.
Setting: August 10, 2020 a hospital room in America. Continue reading Four Years Later
A few minutes ago I placed my mail in ballot request in the mail. My state won’t start mailing out the ballots for about a month yet but being early is a key to having your vote count and staying alive. There is more; let’s explore. Continue reading The Early Bird Gets Their Vote Counted
I’m still stuck on last week. The biggest political thing that should have happened – the enactment of another economic rescue package didn’t – that doesn’t mean there was any shortage of occurrences. In fact one of the biggest hardly got covered – the Trump campaign going dark on the airwaves for at least a period of time. With the aid of a few observations and history let’s explore. Continue reading Setting Up For September And Beyond
Tuesday Bill Barr testified before the House Judiciary Committee. I watched significant portions of the hearing live. Basically Barr lied, told right wing mythology tales (the latter is a subset of the former) and ran out the clock. A lot of progressives are angry; they have a right to be but they certainly shouldn’t be surprised. Let’s explore. Continue reading He Told Us