Category Politics

Corruption

The degree of corruption in this President and his Administration is so exhaustive it’s difficult to quantify. From the level of dishonesty on all things–from the most petty to the most consequential–the complete ignorance of, and most disgracefully, the complete disregard for the law, the Constitution and our bedrock principles of democracy, to the overt […]

A Proclamation!

This is a truly astounding document, but what makes it so is that it isn’t irony or satire. The President of the United States has proclaimed that the date of his inauguration as the 45th man to lead the nation is a day of patriotic devotion. Par for the course, to use a metaphor near […]

Carnage, Blood and Tombstones

Cities ablaze, gunfire in the streets, decaying structures collapsing all around us. Anarchy has taken hold in America and the rule of law has broken down. Looting and pillaging is job #1 in these United States, as our crumbling schools produce illiterate drones who stumble out into the impoverished wasteland to die in gun battles […]

The Inauguration of Indecency

Today marks a significant event in the history of the United States, as Donald J. Trump, an admitted sexual predator, will swear on a stack of Bibles to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. This oath will be immediately violated as the man is himself a […]

Belief

I don’t know why it’s so difficult for people to shake the concept of belief out of their skulls, but the dangers implicit in this mentality are currently on display in truly frightening ways. US Intelligence Agencies have concluded that Russian Intelligence Services penetrated the US Government’s IT resources. Link to the Report The stolen […]

An Ironic Cast of Characters

My initial reaction to the 2016 Presidential election was something like an incidence of physical trauma. I went to bed before the dust had settled, but I had no illusions that a Clinton comeback was in the offing as I slept. I proceeded through the early morning hours in a somber mood, and looked about […]

You are Dismissed

I’m sure there’s a name for this kind of empty grandstanding, but my vocabulary is limited and my patience for Googling has been tested of late. Claiming in hindsight that one could have, or more boastfully would have, excelled in some particular event or occasion if one so desired is one of the many fatiguing […]

The Politics of Bullshit

Everything isn’t political spin. Every event isn’t seen through a prism of ideological preference. Some things just are what they actually are. If the Electoral College chooses a President who was selected by a minority of American voters, that’s exactly what is happening. If I find that troubling, it isn’t because I’m politically aligned with […]

United Technologies 

There are many things UTC,  parent company of the now notorious Carrier company,  could do to be a better corporate citizen.  Instead of moaning about US Corporate income taxes,  which they do everything possible to avoid paying,  they could stand tall and proud and state that effective immediately,  in order to decrease the heavy tax […]

Nagging at Me

I can’t decide what bothers me most about Trump; what qualities I find most odious. It’s not his narcissistic personality disorder, or his bombastic hyperinflated egoism. I don’t think it’s his sense of entitlement. His racial prejudice and misogyny are troubling, but I don’t think that’s it either. It could be his willful ignorance, but […]