One of the first consolidations of power moves of most fascist and totalitarian leaders is to control information. Last week we saw the first concrete moves at censorship by Donald Trump. With that and a bit more in mind, let’s explore. Continue reading Another Brick In The Wall
For a variety of reasons the fourth quarter always seemed to be a heavily constrained time of the year for me. This has continued into my “retirement”. Part of the reason this year is the plethora of impeachment hearings which take up tons of hours to watch (and I watch most of them). That is far from the only political news. Today (Saturday morning) I will write ahead while catching up with the news that I’m behind commenting on. Let’s explore. Continue reading Ahead From Behind
Once again last week was one where so much happened it is both impossible to identify a single biggest story or even cover all the candidates. I’ll do my best to cover a few. Last week did beg a question which explains this article’s title and I will ponder in the closing paragraph. Continue reading Rats
Please note that this article will contain at least one word that violates my self-imposed PG rating. It is necessary to convey a point and lesson.
Somewhere in the cobwebs of my mind I remember writing a previous article where I used the restaurant industry’s 6 P’s as a guiding principle. Again that is the central lesson of today’s article. Instead of evaluating whether someone was fit to manage a restaurant I am evaluating the fitness of Donald Trump to manage America. Spoiler alert: he fails miserably! Let’s explore. Continue reading 6 P’s Redo
While America is legally and officially a secular nation (something the “patriots” that took over the Republican Party fail to comprehend) it is, by practice, largely a Christian nation. One of the basic beliefs (and great marketing tools) of Christianity is forgiveness. In that spirit America will need to ask the world for a lot of forgiveness for what we have done during the Trump administration and we saw another example of that this week. The only thing I have to offer in “exchange” is a suggested Democratic slogan for the 2020 presidential campaign; hardly a good trade. With all that in mind; let’s explore. Continue reading Enduring Damage And a Slogan