A Modest COVID Proposal

I have a modest proposal, an idea that’s so crazy that it just might be a good idea. As you can see from the charts below, daily COVID cases have surged about 30% this month. Compile your own set of explainers for that; it won’t be difficult. The more interesting news is the confirmation of… [read more]

Be Decent, Waukesha, Climate & Just-For-Fun

Be Decent Over 5,000 nut balls have disrupted airline flights with their violent behavior, endangering flight attendants, pilots, first officers and all the other passengers on those many flights. If you check with any teacher, dean of students or principal you’ll learn that our school kids are in a similar state of craziness. Parents are… [read more]


Freedom – n. the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint; the power of self-determination attributed to the will – Apple Dictionary, v 2.3. ————————- Freedom of Speech I’m an American living in America and the First Amendment says,                                                    Amendment I Congress shall make no law… [read more]

Winning, Part Three: Pick One

Preface In the first two parts of this series I did my best to make the case that Republicans cause us to suffer from their two fatal flaws: obstructionism to anything rational; and a complete absence of any policy that would serve We The People or our country. You could throw in hypocrisy and dishonesty,… [read more]

Winning, Part Two: Republican Obstructionism

Unavoidable Observation Kyle Rittenhouse is on trial for killing two people and seriously wounding another using his illegal AR-15 assault rifle. He brought his illegal assault weapon to a BLM protest in the summer of 2020 in Kenosha, WI. His mother drove him there. With his AR-15. His mother! * He has claimed he went… [read more]

Winning, Part One: The Numbers, Rage and Yoda

This is just simple math. .                                 STATE                           POPULATION (millions) Wyoming                                    0.58 Vermont                                      0.62 Alaska                                         0.73 North Dakota                              0.76 South Dakota                              0.88 Delaware                                     0.97 Rhode Island                               1.1 Montana                                       1.1                 TOTAL                         6.73 Those eight states have 16 senators representing them. Indiana has as many people… [read more]

The Challenge and The Hand Wringing

This post is a preface, an introduction to the three-part series beginning this Wednesday focused on winning. —————————— The Middle-East Comes to America This quote is focused on the Middle-East in the very early 2000s. “It became clear that there was a confluence of interests among Iran, Hezbolla and Syria, and that the three of… [read more]

The Thing

The First Thing In a recent post Jamelle Bouie mounted an interesting review of horror films, this being appropriate for the Halloween season and things that scare us. He focuses on the 1982 cult classic movie The Thing. Perhaps oddly, he shows how it is instructive for us right now. Bouie writes: For as much… [read more]

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