It was my niece’s baby shower today. Ignoring politics until tomorrow. Enjoy the evening!
Modern Day… First they came First they came for people who are black And I did not speak out Because I was not black. Then they came for the non-Christians And I did not speak out Because I was a Christian. Then they came for asylum seekers And I did not speak out Because I… Continue reading First They Came For…
Several of my friends have managed to stay away from social media. No Facebook, no Twitter, no TikTok, no Instagram. They didn’t, and still don’t know what the fascination is with these platforms and why everyone spends so much time on them. Throughout the years I have extolled the benefits of social media. How it… Continue reading Goodbye Twitter? Goodbye Facebook? Goodbye Social Media?
Seems one can’t drive down any road in the suburbs without seeing huge overwhelming warehouses. They are overtaking the cornfields and multiplying like rabbits. I know they are probably great for property and other taxes, but at what cost? They are just hideous monstrosities to look at driving by them. No visual appeal whatsoever. They… Continue reading Visual Pollution
Melania Trump made this question famous when, as First Lady, she wore a jacket emblazoned with the words while visiting camps of imprisoned children. Afterwards, she had several explanations as to why she wore this particular saying. Regardless of her rationale, it seems to have become the mantra of the Republican Party. They really don’t… Continue reading “I Really Don’t Care, Do U”
Mitch McConnell, based upon past experience of his behavior, essentially said this week that he would not forward a Supreme Court nominee of President Biden’s if the Republicans take back the Senate in November. By doing so, he has taken control not only of the Senate, which is one of the consequences of elections, but… Continue reading Acting with Impunity
Many people I have known over the years seem to believe that what happens in Washington, DC has no effect on their lives. DC is so far removed from them by distance, by thought, and by reality. Our politicians really do live in a bubble, and rarely step outside that bubble, even when in their… Continue reading One Effective Leader—We Need Three
There are oftentimes when I will have one of those no-brainer, “Duh!,” thoughts. Yesterday on my way home from work, I had one of those times. It hit me after a couple of headlines about transgendered youth and another abortion restriction law being passed in a couple of states. These were also reminders of how… Continue reading The Urgency of Vigilance
Mid-term elections are just eight months away. An election that will either continue the rebalancing of the American experiment, or help us on our slide toward authoritarianism. I’m still not quite sure which way it will go. I suspect it will be the slide toward authoritarianism. The Democrats have never been great at telling a… Continue reading Eight Months To Go
We continue to see the bombarding of Ukraine by the Russian aggressors. We continue to witness the destruction of a democracy by an authoritarian. We continue to do everything but what is needed. Putin does not care if the people of Russia suffer. Putin does not care if the people of Russia die. Putin only… Continue reading The Lesson We’ve Taught