Posts Categorized: Politics

Root for 15%

I tried, gosh did I try. But the ever-sinking presidential election process and ancillary political nonsense has forced me into another series of blogs on this year’s road to the presidency. Currently, the two leading parties have their presumptive nominees. The excitement is apparently not burning through America as neither candidate even reaches 50% approval… Read more »

No #2 pencils allowed

The rumbling, bumbling, stumbling of the GOP frontrunner has once again prodded me to take keyboard in hands and (reluctantly) devote another blog post to this year’s presidential election.   The test for becoming the President of the United States is long and grueling. There’s a written part and an oral part. Failing either part… Read more »

Death, poverty and the pursuit of misery

It’s difficult to grasp the concept. Birthed and raised on freedoms including speech and religion, the fanatic adherence to one single doctrine at the expense of all other points of view is difficult to fathom. Without making light of the situation, we can see a microcosm of that attitude in the passionate following of sports… Read more »

Divided we stand

Controversy Week continues with my series of posts in response to the dumbfounding 2016 presidential nomination campaigns. Once upon a time, there was a belief in something called common courtesy. It included simple things like respecting elders, being polite to people, holding a door open for someone and saying please and thank you. Somewhere along… Read more »

Trade-in value

Continuing with “Controversy Week” on the JMD blog, prompted by the head-scratching presidential nomination process this year… It appears there’s one thing every candidate agrees on this year:  free trade deals are the root of all evil. To properly examine this belief and expose its flaws would require a much longer post to explain in… Read more »

Constitution or bust

It’s “Controversy Week” on the JMD blog, spurred by the chaotic presidential nomination process currently kicking up dust across America…   Throughout the early campaign process, before the insults and innuendo drowned out most other discourse, there were a number of outraged Republican hopefuls staking their claim as Defender-in-Chief of the Constitution of the United… Read more »

Wr…? I’m never wr…!

For over seven years and more than 800 posts I’ve scrupulously avoided blogging about anything controversial (except for one post about a dog owner that earned me a Facebook troll). This year’s presidential election process is like nothing I’ve ever seen before and it’s shattered my restraint on one of the most sensitive of topics: politics…. Read more »

I can’t hear you

I do a good job of keeping politics out of my public exposure. Rarely do I post a blog related to politics. On Facebook, those types of posts are among the few I actually hide from my news feed when they show up. While I enjoy a robust discussion about politics, I find all too… Read more »

What’s in your wallet?

Never mind life expectancy, how’s your financial expectancy? In between the insults, disinformation and obfuscation during the presidential election process, occasionally an issue is accidentally discussed. As we get nearer to the general election, where both sides need to reach out to all beliefs, one issue that is important to everyone, on the left or… Read more »

How great must it be to be a talking head

They’re never wrong. Seriously. They make claims and predictions based on their knowledge and if events don’t turn out as they predicted, well, they were either misunderstood, misquoted or we’re living in the most rare and exceptional time…ever. It’s always going to be rough during an election year. Talking heads from cable news, political parties… Read more »