Posts Categorized: Politics

The fine line between intent and negligence

So, my next door neighbor’s house caught on fire last Friday. In the ensuing excitement, many thoughts crossed my mind. Even at the time, I see how the event is akin to our country’s situation, writ small. In some measure, I am more aware of the fine line between intent and negligence. Let me get… Read more »

Fine, then call Trump what he is: a liar

Tough headline, right? But, why not? Why dance around the subject with wimp-out words or hints and innuendos. The former candidate, now president despises such practices. So, yeah, I’ll not shy to take the challenge. You want it? Fine, then call Trump what he is: a liar. “I think the big problem this country has… Read more »

Upon which side sit my better angels?

Producing a blog can be a reasonably comfortable affair. Even those, like mine, that attempt to create a new post every day. Unlike mine, though, many of those blogs stick to a single subject. The dilemma in a rambling blog like this one is the debate over what subject matter should be included. And that’s… Read more »

What I’ll do to keep my job

Man. It’s so tough sometimes. Mouths to feed, bills to pay. And it doesn’t matter if the job market’s good or bad. You just know it’s going to be tough finding another job, let alone a better one. Which, almost always, leads to the thought, “What I’ll do to keep my job”. I had this… Read more »

Promises, promises again and again

Sigh. So tired. Of the phoniness. And the weak-kneed defense. Of the silent enabling. It’s all so deflating to hear the feckless rhetoric. It’s all promises, promises again and again. Yes, this is another political post. Believe me, I’m as tired of them as you are, but silence equals assent and I refuse to be… Read more »

Blame and deflection are two poison pills of moving forward

When I was a kid, I found a lot of use for blaming. Mostly my older sister. Sometimes they were valid, in which case it was tattling. And sometimes it was not, in which case it was deflection. Then a funny thing happened. I grew up and didn’t need it anymore. Because blame and deflection… Read more »

They’re coming to take me away

Ah, those goofy tunes from my youth! They provide me with so many wonderful blog post titles. I’m up and at ’em early this morning on a topical topic. That is, a level of misinformation or lack thereof that can be cleared up quickly. And it should make people worry less that “they’re coming to… Read more »

Believers gotta believe

There’s a lot of interesting news in the world today. Lots of it is right in our backyard (in this case, I speak both metaphorically and literally). As usual, opinions outweigh facts. That is the customary recipe for inaction. That’s because, believers gotta believe. I’ve already said my piece on the horrific shooting that occurred… Read more »

Kids are being killed. For crying out loud, DO something!

You’re damn right I’m angry. Kids are being killed. Get out of here with your second amendment blather. Kids are being killed. For crying out loud, do something! Can you seriously tell me that a little extra waiting or a little extra paperwork is too much to ask? Seriously? Kids are being killed. Sure, you’re a responsible gun owner…. Read more »