I Didn’t Want To Write This Post

Reading time – 4:54; Viewing time – 6:18  .  .  . I didn’t want to write this post. I want to be better than this, to be evolved and enlightened. I want to be patient and understanding and have equanimity, but that just isn’t happening. Not now and perhaps not for a very long time…. [read more]

The Reasons For Self-Destruction and What To Do About It

Reading time – 4:55; Viewing time – 6:46  .  .  . The phenomenon of Trump’s election and his continuing popularity among his “base” is hard to fathom for many of us, but I just got a dose of clarity from, of all people, Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci. He was on Joe Scarborough’s program hawking his… [read more]

The American Citizens’ Power Restoration Act

Reading time – 5:43  .  .  . For decades there has been a continuing creep of power into the hands of the Chief Executive. In part, that has been caused by the abdication of responsibility of Congress. Further, there has been a continuing increase of big money influence in our politics, giving far too much… [read more]

Who Cares?

Reading time – 2:59; Viewing time – 4:17  .  .  . North Dakota Republican lawmakers must think they’re in Texas or North Carolina, because they’re pursuing the same kinds of voter discrimination that’s become so popular with voter suppressionists in those other states. They passed voter suppression tactics designed to stomp on the rights of… [read more]

The Perfect Examples

Reading time – 558; Viewing time – 8:31  .  .  . NOTE: This was written and videoed prior to any Senate votes on Judge Brett Kavanaugh. CAUTION: Language in this post may be inappropriate for sensitive readers and there’s just a little snark, too. ————————————————– Recall from a couple of previous posts the differentiation between… [read more]

Jax Politix – Good News Edition v1.0

Reading time – 3:52; Viewing time – 5:25  .  .  . The good news associated with the Kavanaugh hearings is that the American Bar Association called for the nomination process to be put on hold and for the FBI to investigate the serious new and credible allegations that have been made against Kavanaugh. In addition,… [read more]


Reading time – 2:51; Viewing time – 4:13  .  . . I keep wondering when the hypocrisy, the slimy self-serving and the blatant dishonesty will quiet enough for the nation to take a breath, but that doesn’t seem to be in the cards. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), majority leader of the Senate, is the leader of… [read more]

Potpourri v4.0

Reading time – 3:03  .  .  . I just re-read Thomas Friedman’s essay on artificial intelligence and it brought back a question I heard posed in connection with self-driving cars and trucks: How will we deal with one million truck drivers when they’re suddenly put out of work? We’ve experienced a loss of jobs for… [read more]

George W. Bush Rehab

Reading time – 1:57 seconds; Viewing time – 2:58  .  .  . This is important on 9/11. There seems to be a surge of warm and fuzzy over former President George W. Bush, so the Daily Kos has pointed out the obvious. Quoting them, George W. Bush ignored screaming sirens before the September 11 terrorist… [read more]

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