For the first time ever, the moderator of a Presidential Debate will have the privilege, or the burden, of being able to turn off microphones if appropriate and needed during the debate. Yes, two people running for the highest office in the land, and was once called the most powerful office in the world, needs… Continue reading Civilized or Uncivilized Debate?
Law(less) and (Dis)order(ly) President
The man in the Oval Office wants us to believe he is the law and order president. Take a moment. Let that sink it. The law and order president! Are you laughing, crying, raging, sighing, sulking, or shaking your head in disbelief? (By the way, if you are saying he is a law and order… Continue reading Law(less) and (Dis)order(ly) President
Masha Gessen just released her new book, Surviving Autocracy. I just started it and it has already pulled me in. As I read last night, the last two sentences of Chapter 2 made me put the book down in a bit of shock. Those two sentences are: “No powerful political actor had set out to… Continue reading “Surviving Autocracy”
Leaders of Conscience, Why Have You Forsaken Us?
“Come to me, all you who are toiling and loaded, and I will refresh you.” (Matthew 11:28) Jesus was a protester (Luke 4:16-31, Matthew 4:23-25, Luke 5:15, Mark 2:1-12, Luke 11, John 5:16, Mark 3:1-6, Matthew 5-7, Matthew 11:20-30, Luke 7, Luke 11, Matthew 9:35, Matthew 13:56-58, Matthew 10, John 4; Matthew 9:2-8). The Jesus… Continue reading Leaders of Conscience, Why Have You Forsaken Us?
Don’t Fall for It
If you have not read this article (https://thebulwark.com/dear-reader/) by Lois Lowry about a prequel to her book The Giver, you need to stop whatever you are doing, yes right now, and read it. Her words best express what is going on right now with the Trumpists that I’ve read so far. After reading this article… Continue reading Don’t Fall for It
No Testing, Fewer Cases
“If we didn’t do any testing, we would have very few cases.“—Actual quote from man in the Oval Office This quote has been on my mind since I first saw the clip of him saying it. It really describes his mindset and his worldview. He really prefers to find a deceitful way to handle tough… Continue reading No Testing, Fewer Cases
Things that Make One Go, “Hmmmm!”
While perusing Facebook earlier today, I saw a post by a Mr. Smith about liberals and the man (the man) in the Oval Office. It appears Trumpists, and supporters of Trumpists, are wanting to have the post go viral by saying the post was going viral. I don’t know if it is or not, but… Continue reading Things that Make One Go, “Hmmmm!”
It’s Always Incremental
In order for something to become the so-called norm, the thing is introduced to us incrementally. Take the man in the Oval Office right now. He came down those escalators with a bang and told us right away who he was as a person, who he would be as a candidate, and who he would… Continue reading It’s Always Incremental
His Own Brand of Reality
The title for this post comes from the book, A Very Stable Genius. These words really describe the thinking of the man in the Oval Office. Then on LinkIn, the quote to the left popped up on my newsfeed. It also describes how we, and the media, should be treating the man in the Oval… Continue reading His Own Brand of Reality
Republicans Break It, Democrats Fix It
The banking crisis brought the economy to its knees under President George W. Bush because the Republicans were more in love with money and supporting the super rich than supporting the 99%. President Barack Obama was elected and started the process of rebuilding the economy and the country. He succeeded and started one of the… Continue reading Republicans Break It, Democrats Fix It