Posts Categorized: Politics

Game of phones

There’s a madman on the throne! I heard a word used the other day, in one of the endless stream of talking heads discussing Donald Trump. The word was swiftly passed by and not given a second thought, but I thought, instantly, it is such the correct word. Fealty. There’s been much talk that Donald… Read more »

Insecurity I get

Money can’t buy you happiness. If you need proof, check out Donald Trump and me. Ever since he began campaigning (to be honest, I never paid attention to him before then), I’ve been wondering what was driving Mr. Trump’s ultra-sensitivity to slights, perceived and real. Surely, a man with such tangible success in both real… Read more »

I’m trying to become a Republican

Man! I have so much more fun on other topics. I’m betting you even have more fun when I post other topics (though probably not as often as me). But these insane situations keep pushing me back into political posts. I wish I could become a Republican. They seem to have it so easy. Bad… Read more »

How are you not screaming?

I think I understand some of it. America is a nation of self-interested and self-centered people. In an otherwise insulated world, that’s not a terrible thing. You first. Then family (or the reverse, for some). Then maybe some friends. Possibly, if everything else is going well, the neighborhood. And, in especially generous moments, cutting a… Read more »

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 »