Posts Categorized: Politics

Struggling with health issues

Promises, promises. Today, the Republican side of Congress tries again to pass its health care law, a not much better named AHCA (vs. ACA). Hopefully, you’ve taken time to review the bill’s major thrusts, if not the whole bill (few have either the time or the spare brain cells to read the entire document). You… Read more »

No time like the present

Sigh. The headline phrase is most associated with getting up off your butt and doing something. I had a blog post all about my procrastination issues and some solutions for it when life forced another – more pressing – meaning to the headline. There is no time like the present. None that I can recall,… Read more »

If you’ll just let me explain…

When I was young, not tiny, mind you, but young (probably late single/early double digits), my Dad saw a horror movie that he stole a line from and used constantly on me and my sister. As near as I can reconstruct his description, there was this guy in a hospital bed and every time he… Read more »

Don’t put stock in the stock market

No one is a bigger fan of the uptick in the stock market than me, believe me. But this post isn’t about me so I’ll stick that part at the end. The US stock market has indeed been on fire and a lot of people will tell you that means great things about the economy and,… Read more »

Definitions

Today’s post is provided as a public service. Many of you engage in political discussions on social media. That’s self-inflicted, but it’s a free country (to this point). I’ve noticed, with some dismay, the tendency for the discussions to devolve into insults. And not even good insults. Mostly bad grammar, poor sentence construction and illogical… Read more »

Disrespecter in Chief

It’s time. It’s actually well past time. It’s time to stop with the protestations and pretensions that phrases like “not being politically correct” and “telling it like it is” are equivalent to being rude and insulting. It’s time to admit that “draining the swamp” and “getting things done” are not the same as undermining and delegitimizing…. Read more »

Give it another day

I was set to publish a post about Donald Trump yesterday. In fact, I spent most of my walk composing the post. It was, I felt, a needed statement on Mr. Trump’s newest affronts. And then I nixed it. The tone was mean, fueled by righteous anger and I realized the operative emotion in my… Read more »

Toadies

Recently, I was upbraided by a good friend about a recent post on Donald Trump. He contended that I had underreported about the “toadies” Mr. Trump has hired and established in positions of political significance. For the purposes of that blog post, that was never my interest. But I understand and appreciate the concerns my… Read more »

He is what he is

Ten days into the new administration and everyone is up and arms. Shock and awe! Revulsion and revelation! Protests and applause! To this point, no bill has been created and no law has been passed, but plenty has been done. It’s called executive action or presidential overreach, depending on who you voted for. But surprise?… Read more »