What would life be like without extra magnification of manufactured drama?

09/02/2017 It's been a short time since the last commentary article, a lot has been happening during this time but there has been much less inane stupidity coming out to the press during this time.  So, what's been happening to reduce some of this?  Hurricane Harvey came to visit, a seemingly small event which took … Continue reading What would life be like without extra magnification of manufactured drama?

This Idea called “The United States of America”: Grow it or Lose it

08/17/2017 Is today’s society mature enough to understand it? Roughly 240 years ago a group of people came together with a radically new idea for government.  An idea that heretofore had only been thought about in the most simplistic of terms and had lasted about as long and tried on the very smallest number of … Continue reading This Idea called “The United States of America”: Grow it or Lose it

The Arrogance of the Righteous Media; they’re never wrong

  08/14/2017 The press has decided that it is the voice and conscience of the people.  They are there to explain what our leaders say because as Judy Miller intimated this morning we are too stupid to really know what was said, whether directly or "between the lines".  Judy had the gall to say it … Continue reading The Arrogance of the Righteous Media; they’re never wrong

Affordable Health Care discussion: is it the definition of insanity?

08/09/2017 Einstein has been quoted as saying "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result".  For the last 7 years we've been laboring under the notion that the only way to get medical expenses down is to involve the government in a way that caps various … Continue reading Affordable Health Care discussion: is it the definition of insanity?

Incentives: what’s the incentive? – define the argument!

08/01/2017 Incentives: what’s the incentive? – define the argument!    Ever wondered why someone takes a particular stance on a subject, or why a group of individuals argue for something when the data suggests something totally contrary?  I'll bet a lot of people haven't because the other side is just plain wrong.  For the vast … Continue reading Incentives: what’s the incentive? – define the argument!

Democrats finally admit their intention to initiate a single payor health care

07/25/2017 Democrats finally admit their intention to initiate a single payor health care Now we know exactly why the Democrats were not included in the health care discussions with the GOP. They want to double down on the Obama policies and extend the Obamacare to the only logical extension there could be - a single … Continue reading Democrats finally admit their intention to initiate a single payor health care

Holding the Media and the Politicians to a Higher Standard

07/19/2017 Holding the Media and the Politicians to a Higher Standard  There something terribly wrong when we allow the press to draw conclusions about what is happening and what conversations are being conducted. I'm talking about the "2nd" Trump/Putin meeting at the G20 Summit. The MSM is all "a-twitter" someone said, someone saw Trump and … Continue reading Holding the Media and the Politicians to a Higher Standard

Do Experts really understand what they talk about?

07/16/2017 Do Experts really understand what they talk about? I am continually amazed by the arrogance of the media and many of the "experts" they refer to in their news articles and reports. In several of my writings on this page and others I contribute to I comment on the importance of how a person … Continue reading Do Experts really understand what they talk about?

Honesty in Journalism or Professional “Safe Spaces”?

07/10/2017 Honesty in Journalism or Professional “Safe Spaces”? Ever had the feeling that you're missing something but you can't put your finger on it? Something about all the press coverage has been bothering me. The argument put forth has been so compelling for Trump to lay off the Fake News issue and quit going after … Continue reading Honesty in Journalism or Professional “Safe Spaces”?

Capitalism The sin of the world or something else?

07/08/2017 Capitalism The sin of the world or something else? As the G20 summit comes into full swing this past week we saw all the protests in Hamburg against the US specifically and the west in general because all the wealth we supposedly have. So is it evil? What makes it work, and yes it … Continue reading Capitalism The sin of the world or something else?