Posts Categorized: Politics

Why I still have hope

I’ve been having this long-running debate with various friends and family members. It’s my contention that Trump supporters are not stupid. Nor traitors, blind or dumb. As further evidence about corruption in and around Trump’s people surfaces and poll support doesn’t change, it takes a toll even on me. And then something remarkable happens, which… Read more »

Must…have…more…shiny objects!

The recent circus surrounding Donald Trump is not surprising. If anything, it confirms my opinion of him. I take care to avoid impugning his intelligence. In fact, his cunning is quite formidable. He gets all the help he could ask for from a media that cannot resist. They must…have…more…shiny objects! If one looks at Trump’s… Read more »

The danger of listening to only one side

Boy, this happens to me a lot. Really, all too often. Mostly, since my niecelings were born. There is constant griping about their Mom. It sounds horrible. My sister is such an ogre. Then she calls me and tells me her side of the story. That is why I am well aware of the danger… Read more »

I’d rather just stare at this tree

I had a disturbing interaction on Facebook the other day. Yes, hold on, I know. “Disturbing” plus “Facebook” is a common combination. Bear with me, I’m making a point. It’s all about thought processes. And how some people apparently think “I’d rather just stare at this tree.” So, to the interaction. My Facebook “friends” list… Read more »

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 »