Posts Categorized: Politics

Avoid corners for the next few weeks

Here we go. Living history. And our biggest mission is to avoid listening with our left ear or our right ear. Let’s try to avoid corners for the next few weeks. Watching history for the next few weeks Here are the numbers you need to know: 243. 4. Over the entire history of our country,… Read more »

What’s so scary about impeachment?

I see the hyperventilating – from everyone – about the concept of impeachment. I’ve got to ask, what’s so scary about impeachment. I’ve been impeached more than once in my own life. For us regular peeps, it’s a firing. Rules rule, baby Every job I’ve worked has had rules. Break the rules and you are… Read more »

I am become death, the destroyer of worlds

Unconscionable (adjective) – shockingly unfair or unjust. A lone man made the decision to abandon the loyal Kurds in Syria to fend for themselves. That decision surely brands Donald Trump in the manner Oppenheimer once described himself: I am become death, the destroyer of worlds. I and I alone A phrase oft repeated by Donald… Read more »

Looks like it’s time for a new hat

When I “returned” to blogging recently, I vowed to stay away from politics. These are momentous times, so I’m going to bend that vow just a wee bit and talk a little tangentially to politics. Specifically, why it looks like it’s time for a new hat. Looks like it’s time for an old cartoon When… Read more »

A moment of not silence

Again? Or is it “still”? We know how this will play out. First come the thoughts and prayers and then, all over the country, various moments of silence in “respect” of the dead. Here’s a thought that might have a prayer of respecting the lost lives: how about a moment of not silence? A moment… Read more »

The mystery of the disappearing blog

the mystery of the disappearing blog explains why I haven't been posting

Okay, we may be done with the overall ennui posts, but there’s still some housekeeping to do before we hit full JMD stride in Ramblings. With that said, let’s discuss my reasons for the mystery of the disappearing blog. How hard can a little writing be? Fair question. First off, it’s not that little. Over… Read more »

Leading from behind

Being out of a job sucks. Working a job without pay probably sucks worse. For nearly a million government employees, today marks another reminder that Washington “leaders” are only leading from behind. Real people, not talking points There is no magic pixie dust that suffuses a person when they take a government job. They have… Read more »

The Dems made my team miss the playoffs

Like most people, my life is pretty ordinary. Some good moments, some bad. A few smart decisions, a few too many not so smart. But, even before I became an adult, I was taught about responsibility (as in, my own). So, I would never even think to say something like, “the dems made my team… Read more »

The climate changes faster than politics

The old saying goes, “the more things change, the more things stay the same”. This is often less true than it seems. But, in this particular case, it is sadly the rule. The climate changes faster than politics. Yes, Virginia, there is climate change There are some strange faddish “beliefs” out there (or perhaps they… Read more »

What’s next to be sacrificed to change headlines?

I’ve happily stayed away from political posts in general and Trump, specifically, for quite a while. No real need, since the headlines were taking care of that already. But, this last action, sadly, prompts me to return to the distasteful subject. I now ask “What’s next to be sacrificed to change headlines?” It’s been a… Read more »