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
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”?
07/04/2017 Factions, Identity Politics, Us vs Them, Is there anything good about it? The rancor we hear in the news about what's going on in Washington sounds like we're tearing the country apart. How will the country ever survive. A Bernie Sanders supporter goes "head hunting", can it get any worse, who's to blame, shouldn't … Continue reading Factions, Identity Politics, Us vs Them, Is there anything good about it?
07/01/2017 Is it a lie or a misdirection? Transparency, this is the least transparent administration that we've seen in recent history! Wait, … no not quite, if you remember there were meetings in private offsite places where there wouldn't be any documentation for the FOI to discover, meetings on runways and who else knows what … Continue reading Is it a lie or a misdirection?
06/22/2017 Identity Politics, Identity Life, Who are we, What are we? Seems like everyone today has a need to be, or has a need to just categorize everything in their life, even those who rail against all the identity politics they hear on TV categorize fall into the definitions they assign to others. Recently I … Continue reading Identity Politics, Identity Life, Who are we, What are we?
06/02/2017 Global Warming or Climate Change, is Paris the answer? Well as of yesterday we're not in the Paris Climate Change accords anymore and many call this an outrage, an offense to humanity, (John Kerry, I think he's swift boating us again), a clear sign Trump is against clear air and clean water, (Jehmu Greene). … Continue reading Global Warming or Climate Change, is Paris the answer?
05/30/2017 Functioning Government or Gridlock There's a popular conception, I prefer misconception, that the best government is one which does nothing, one that is in perpetual gridlock. That way no one else gets screwed and no other problems get "solved" or we don't end up with a solution in search of a problem as so … Continue reading Functioning Government or Gridlock
05/26/2017 Politics in Government - Who Knew Who would have thought there was politics in government. Don't we all get along and discuss problems? Work things out so we get the best answer? That's the original idea but as you can see things have changed slightly such that a few individuals have pushed for their … Continue reading Politics in Government – Who Knew
05/21/2017 How things look with adults running things Emotion seems out of place, complex ideas are used to solve multifaceted problems, Childish antics by spoiled dictators and religious leaders are called out for what they are and bad actions actually have consequences. Plans are put in place and agreements made that countries with different philosophies … Continue reading How things look with adults running things
05/16/2017 Honesty and Integrity - Pillars of the American Media Or at least that was the idea at one time, it seems that this isn't as important as it once was. I think Woodward and Bernstein probably held to these ideals at the time they reported on Nixon and Watergate. They revealed a side of … Continue reading Honesty and Integrity – Pillars of the American Media