Let The Fringes Have the Parties…

No, I am not talking about the BYOB type parties but instead, this post is about the current political parties that have our government functions gridlocked. The extremism of both parties is leaving a gawking hole in the middle of our political landscape. The Republican party is now dominated by those who fear just about everything and just want to batten down the hatches and … Continue reading Let The Fringes Have the Parties…

More Is Not Always Better.

It seems there are many people who always want more and more.¬† Of course, that is basically the foundation for our economic system here in the US. Given the fact that our population has plateaued in recent decades, each of us buying more is the only way for our GDP to constantly increase year over year especially now that our government is doing everything they … Continue reading More Is Not Always Better.

Bad People Can Make Beautiful Things.

I heard the quote in the title above on an IMHO (In My Humble Opinion) segment of the PBS Newshour. It was basically linked to another quote that is pretty common in the art world, “Separate the Art from the Artist”. The first thing that came to my mind was Bill Cosby. Looking at his various TV series it is hard to even imagine that … Continue reading Bad People Can Make Beautiful Things.

Kicking The Can…

I see where the Supreme Court chose to kick the can down the road instead of finally addressing the issue of gerrymandering.¬† The very basic foundation in our country is “one person/one vote”.¬† It’s bad enough with the electoral college that the sparsely populated “Red State” folks in the middle of the country have almost twice my voting power. Gerrymandering plain and simple is an … Continue reading Kicking The Can…

Infatuation With Dictators??

I have said here many times that #CO3 is driven totally by his self-image. Being an extreme narcissist everything simply has to be about him. Keeping that in mind read below what Politico says about some of his latest insanities. President Donald Trump reliably tells the truth on one thing: He likes the way dictators do business. ‚ÄúHe speaks, and his people sit up at … Continue reading Infatuation With Dictators??

Works In Mysterious Ways…

When I was a member of an Evangelical church the most often phrase I heard when its members couldn’t reconcile something recently happened with their beliefs in the bible was that “God works in mysterious ways, we just have to trust Him”. I always thought that was more of a cop-out than an explanation of the situation. But that is not the topic of this … Continue reading Works In Mysterious Ways…

$1,000 Dinner!

In Will¬†Rogers’ day¬†during the Great Depression¬†soup kitchens¬†were where millions got their daily meal if they got one at all. I know a thing or two about soup kitchens as I volunteered in one for over eleven years. It was a very rewarding and eye-opening time for me I am not a “meat & potatoes” guy, but $1,000 for dinner seems pretty excessive. I guess if … Continue reading $1,000 Dinner!

(WS) As Goes California…

For as long as I can remember California has been at the forefront of every significant social change.¬† All change in this country just seems to seep into the west coast and then dredge across the country until eventually, all those Northeasterners have adopted it. The Southerners seem to always be the holdouts until they finally are forced into it. Here are some words from … Continue reading (WS) As Goes California…

Tit For Tat…

¬†“Congress is deadlocked and can’t act.” I think that is the greatest blessing that could befall this country.¬† -Will Rogers (Weekly Article #59, January 27, 1924) I just can’t understand how the leadership of the Republican party can blame the Democrats for not getting anything done this year.¬† Come on Mitch, you guys control everything and still can’t accomplish the daily chores necessary to keep … Continue reading Tit For Tat…

How did I get inside this old body

I have to give Mark Twain credit for the quote in the title above. Something happened recently to make this quote “How did I get inside this old body”¬† jump in front of me.¬† In my youth, when I visited my grandmother the thing I noticed first was the line of pill bottles that were on her dresser.¬† She seemed to always be taking her … Continue reading How did I get inside this old body

We Are More Alike Than Different

This post is about a recent report on the PBS Newshour about Senator John McCain.¬† I want to start off with a heartfelt belief that, unlike some of my viewers, I believe many and probably most of our representatives in Congress are well-meaning and compassionate people who are trying to do their best. John McCain is certainly near the top of that group. Yeah, they … Continue reading We Are More Alike Than Different

(WS) I Don’t Need The Annoyance Anymore…

I have pretty much given up on the hope that those who are part of the Radical Right/Fear tribe will ever really understand my view of the world or that I will understand theirs.¬† All we seem to be able to do lately is to scream at each other across the red/blue abyss that separates us. Is that a fruitful way to spend the rest … Continue reading (WS) I Don’t Need The Annoyance Anymore…