The US is unique among all the countries in the world, either now or over time. Our understanding of ruling the country is based on the very simple concept of By the People and For the People. Few countries have come close to this ideal but none have duplicated it to the extent we have. Until recently we successfully integrated every culture that wanted to live here and was able to make them a functioning part of our republic. As we begin our next election cycle think very carefully about who you will vote for. Will they be a leader with a conviction or a manager subject to the latest polls and political wind, driven by a prejudiced media? We clearly do not have a leader now. Personally, I'm not interested in voting for someone who will make decisions for my own good that I should make for myself.
The climate change question is now settled science, or so we have been told since before the first term of Obama's presidency. From major hurricanes, tornadoes, forest fires to droughts, increasing CO2 and runaway biological methane we are facing an existential threat to our existence and it is the most important issue we face today. Bigger than any terrorist threat from the middle east or cyber-attack from China or Russia. Is this really the case? Are we to believe nothing else matters because regardless of another "911 attack", military coup or financial meltdown the climate will kill us all in short order? As Europe is discovering we must be careful and smart about how we implement changes to our power consumption. It shouldn't be about power generation to the exclusion of all else. Europe has invested heavily in wind and solar power and this year the wind is not as strong as in the past, the result is a drop in power generation capability. Europe's answer to the short gap is to bring on lignite (coal) fired power plants. For the uninitiated, lignite is the dirtiest and cheapest form of coal currently in use. It goes without saying they will not meet the Paris Climate Accords targets for the foreseeable future.
08/11/2021 Every day you hear someone in the news telling us with the utmost confidence how we are a racist society, or black people are being murdered in the streets by the police. Perhaps, it's about our education system isn't really teaching our kids the dark side of our history, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington … Continue reading Is there a ruling class in America?
07/28/2021 What kind of a country just stands by while its citizens live in squalor, begging from others when 9m jobs go unfilled every day? What kind of a country that fought a kinetic war to free all people from slavery and then fought a psychological war of ideals, (the Civil Rights marches), to maintain … Continue reading What Kind of a Country …..?
07/18/2021 What makes a good economy (How do you define a good economy)? Now, more than ever, it seems this is a very pertinent question. Inflation appears poised to go over the top reminiscent of the Carter years. The Federal Government is pumping trillions of dollars into the economy and the value of the dollar … Continue reading What makes a good economy (How do you define a good economy)?
Dedicated to Christina 05/09/2021 Mothers are the embodiment of Love, a Sense of peace, a Timeout from the craziness of life, a Place of perspective. God has given mothers a special place in this world. From mothers we learn about strength, sometimes physical strength but most often strength-of-character. When faced with overwhelming obstacles and attacks … Continue reading What do Mothers Represent?
03/30/2021 Every time the country transitions from one administration to another we all go through a period of adjustment where some of us experience heartburn and others are overjoyed at the potential we hope it represents. The bigger the philosophical differences between the administrations the more that feeling is intensified. This past transition is arguably … Continue reading Capitalism or Socialism (Economics 101)
In some administrations the staffers appear to run things for the politician. We need to be more diligent in our selection of a politician (representative)
02/16/2021 We've seen and experienced a significant change in American society in the US over the past 12 years. There has been a significant yet subtle increase in the divisiveness of political philosophies as well as a furthering of class warfare. For a time we were all working together whether you embraced the liberal, conservative, … Continue reading Is there a party of Hate?
10/03/2020 The discussion of the health of the economy seems to take many different forms. My last article dealt with the progression of the economy from the Bush years through the Obama years and finishing with Trump. In it, I laid out the argument the current economy has everything to do with Trump's policies of … Continue reading Trump’s Economy