Posts Categorized: Politics

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 »

The greatest show on (American) earth!

Pop the popcorn! Grab the munchies! Put new batteries in the remote! It’s election night in America – the greatest show on (American) earth! Get your votes in, if you haven’t already I went this morning, at 7 am, and there were lines to the parking lot already. Excellent! Maybe all the reasons aren’t as… Read more »

Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, NPA

Welp, it’s here again and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m always happy and proud to take part in this great democratic design. It’s not just a responsibility, it’s a pleasure. And, as always, I find myself in the same place. Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am, NPA…. Read more »

A month of horror and a month of peace

Phew. October is here. Thank goodness. Time for goblins, ghouls and other unsavory creatures. And, no, I’m not referring to Washington, D.C. For the time being, it’s all about Halloween. And that will give me a month of horror and a month of peace. The news of the day Bleak. Discordant. Divisive. Lots of us… Read more »

Why you gotta say that?

I give Trump a lot of credit in this blog. Granted, a lot of it is for bad things, but today I’m talking about good things. Really. He does deserve credit and sometimes doesn’t get it. But, I have to give him credit for that, too. Because, stuff he says makes me scratch my head… Read more »