After years of repeated promises to rid the American public of the onerous burden of the Affordable Care Act and multiple attempts to gut it, the Republicans best chance to “repeal and replace” has gone down in spectacular flames. The self-professed deal-maker, Donald Trump, was unable to close this one. The “Art of the Deal” … Continue reading Republican Healthcare Plan Goes Down
Donald Trump instigated a war with the news media. He and others in his regime seem befuddled that the media won’t knuckle under. It seems incongruous in view of the fact that the very same news media, by virtue of their all Trump, all the time coverage of his campaign, helped propel his candidacy. Rather … Continue reading An Uncomfortable Truth About the Power of Repetition
I generally try to avoid wading into the political cesspools that populate Facebook but occasionally, when I get bored, I try to amuse myself by tangling with some of the more rabid Trump supporters. Now, this particular guy, judging from his posts, is pleased as punch with our new President. Greatest thing that ever happened … Continue reading Like playing chess with a pigeon
There is currently a bill in Congress, H.R 367, titled the “Hearing Protection Act of 2017”. Introduced by South Carolina Republican representative Jeff Duncan, it currently has 95 co-sponsors; 94 Republicans and 1 Democrat (Gene Green of Texas). That’s more than a bit lopsided. Why wouldn’t the Democrats be just as concerned with protecting our … Continue reading You Can’t Judge a Bill by the Title
Never in memory has an incoming Administration caused a level of uncertainty and unrest or generated the public and political turmoil we’re currently witnessing. Right from the start, this President has clearly demonstrated an inability or unwillingness to recognize or acknowledge any truth which differs from his. The childlike obsession with the size of his … Continue reading Subverting Dissent?
The war of words between the new Administration and the media continues to escalate. And, it is a war. Donald said, straight up, he is "in a running war with the media". Did he really? Or did the press manufacture this video? He's called them dishonest. He's called them liars. The flap over photos comparing … Continue reading When a Fact Is, In Fact, Not a Fact
If you are one of the millions of people who watch network news to find out what's going on in the world this might be news to you. On Thursday, November 5th, President Obama expressed to Congress his intent to ratify the secretly negotiated and written Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). It's okay if you're not quite … Continue reading Trans-Pacific Partnership – Welcome to OneWorld, Inc.
As I read articles (and associated comments) about Bernie Sanders and "democratic socialism", I am sometimes struck by the tunnel vision conservatives display in many of their comments. They consistently characterize liberals as "lazy", "uneducated", "envious", "looking for freebies" or "greedy". Two examples follow: “Yep socialist greed and envy compared to capitalism and the to opportunity … Continue reading Liberals are “greedy”?
Well, it took more than 40 years but the ol' geezer has gone and done it. I gave money to a political candidate. First time in my life. I know, shame on me for contributing to any of those money-grubbing scoundrels. So, you might be wondering what cataclysmic event spurred such a nefarious gesture. Some … Continue reading Bernie Sanders – The man for our time?