Posts Categorized: Politics

Promises, promises

A bushy-haired man promoting an agenda based on bad trade deals, poor immigration control and a country that no longer wins anymore goes out making bold promises about how voting his way will change your life for the better. This man’s name is not Donald (it’s Boris), but it could just as well be. And… Read more »

Rule Britannia!

“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.” When Yeats wrote that, just a few years before his homeland would separate from the UK as the Republic of Ireland, he was speaking in terms of history, having just come out of WWI. Prophetically, the words convey the same sense… Read more »

The whole truth

Nothing but the truth? Sigh. If only. Put the clothes pin over the nose, the filters on the ears and take off those rose-colored glasses. As of yesterday, the awful truth is that truth is a thing of the past. In war, truth is the first casualty No one would suggest a comparison between real… Read more »

Leap year

Ever four years we have a leap year (sort of, see below) and every four years we elect a president. The two are not a reflection of the other. The former, an alteration to “correct” the calendar and the latter, an alteration to “correct” the country. That we have an extra day in the year… Read more »

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Aspirational – (1) characterized by a strong desire to achieve something high or great (2) a term no longer applicable in the 2016 Presidential election When the nominating process for both major parties kicked off, there was a lot of enthusiasm and energy behind the idea that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 »