Posts Categorized: Politics

What’d I miss?

They say too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. If that’s true, then too much of a bad thing must be just awful. I think I may be hitting that point in this year’s presidential election…and there’s still five months to go! I try to stay abreast on the campaign proceedings and… Read more »

Heck with this, I’m staying home

I don’t think kind thoughts about people who don’t vote. I’m sorry, I just can’t help it. I am very proud to be an American; proud to live in America and privileged to have all the freedoms guaranteed me by the Constitution. While it is often described as a duty or even a privilege to… Read more »

I know you are but what am I

Aspirational – (1) characterized by a strong desire to achieve something high or great (2) a term no longer applicable in the 2016 Presidential election When the nominating process for both major parties kicked off, there was a lot of enthusiasm and energy behind the idea that a new, better America was going to result from this year’s… Read more »

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 »