Posts Categorized: Politics

Guess who is coming for dinner?

We have been told, frequently, by the current resident of the oval office, that this man is fine. He can be our friend. That we, in our past, are just as bad as him. And so, after a universally panned private meeting in Finland, guess who is coming for dinner? Keeping with my fact-based post… Read more »

What exactly does a president do?

I wanted to wait a day for the furor to settle down. Then, the “dog ate my homework” explanation came out and I know that’s not happening. Keeping with my promise, today’s post is totally fact-based. I’m just going to relate what exactly does a president do. In combing references from the Constitution of the… Read more »

Sticking to the facts

Quite a lot of news out there these days. Generally, that’s always true, but it certainly seems louder now. We’ve got 24/7 media to thank for that, broadcast and social. It’s getting harder and harder to find the truth amidst the opinions. But, as I tackled some of those issues, my goal is to be… Read more »

Celebrating things we all agree on

There’s plenty of disturbing news in the air. Here. Abroad. Some of it will even reach this blog. But not today. Today, I only want to express one sentiment. There is time enough for the things that separate us. For now, how about celebrating things we all agree on. Regardless of where you stand versus… Read more »

Rudeness didn’t start three years ago

Civility is the buzzword of the day! Left, right and center! Bring on the guy in the sweater and the purple dinosaur. The tribalism and vitriol are heating up from all sides. A popular refrain these days is that Donald Trump is the cause of it all. Sorry, but rudeness didn’t start three years ago…. Read more »

Did you love your parents?

I don’t want to post this. I keep waiting for a storm of conscientious and brave Republicans to make things right. They haven’t. No one is changing the mind of the person in the oval office. No one but you, that is. And that’s why I’m asking, Did you love your parents? This isn’t aimed… Read more »

Credit due or credit risk?

There is much talk recently about history. Making it and repeating it. Neither man nor media defines such events. The ultimate arbiter of history is time. And, regardless if it is years or ages that pass, that final judgment may all hinge on whether this past week is credit due or credit risk. It’s not… Read more »

Lying and crying

So, where were we? Well, let’s not dilly dally. I’m ready to jump right in to another (ugh) political post. This one will be a little different, as I discuss what appears to be Trump’s overarching “strategy”. Near as I can tell, it basically amounts to lying and crying. Yes, yes, I seem to be… Read more »

Pardon my indecision

During the week leading up to my big Birthday BBQ, a lot was happening in the world and here. And the following week, I was too bushed to post much. Plus, I have another problem. Too many things worthy of commentary have happened. Because I’m not sure where to begin, I ask you to pardon… Read more »