There’s a Surprise On The Way

Reading time – 3:57 seconds  .  .  . I admit that I got a kick out of this picture from a Tea Party rally several years ago. First and most obvious is that Medicare is government, so there’s no way to have Medicare without government being in it. Second, there’s no way this guy is… [read more]

Leadership and The Tax Bill

Reading time – 5:12; Viewing time – 8:03  .  .  . Others, nearly everyone, really, are doing a fine job of chronicling the insane Trump administration as revealed by Michael Wolff in his “best seller before it’s even released” book, Fire and Fury, and the stupid reactions of the Temper-Tantrum-Tweeter-in-Chief. So, I’ll have a look… [read more]

Address to Congress, January 3, 2018

Reading time – 4:52; Viewing time – 7:07  .  .  . Mr. President, colleagues, fellow citizens, I rise today to speak to the obvious. That I do so is grounded in the Confucian admonition, “The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name.” Once so named, the resultant clarity may spawn wisdom…. [read more]

A Year-End Message About Making Things Better

Reading time – 2:21; Viewing time – 3:49  .  .  . The latest Star Wars film is in theaters now and it’s terrific. Like all the films in the series, it deals with some universal issues, like good versus evil, acceptance of uncomfortable truths, the shattering of illusion and the complexity of human beings. Nearly… [read more]

A Conservative Commentary in Two Connecting Pieces

Reading time – 3:09; Viewing time – 4:18  .  .  . Donald Trump and his Congressional Republicans, as well as every blatherer on Fox News, are all over Robert Mueller and his team, as well as the FBI and the Justice Department. They have impugned Mueller’s integrity. attacked the FBI saying it’s in tatters (somebody… [read more]

A Special Message to Congress on Your Win

Reading time – 2:05; Viewing time – 2:54  .  .  . Dear Congress: Well, really not all that dear. This week we had a train wreck in Washington, as an Amtrak train flew off the tracks near Tacoma. People have been injured and some have died; perhaps yet more will die. We’ve had another train… [read more]

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