The Politics of the Pandemic and the Consequences

As information about the Wuhan Virus is coming to light we are learning more about our politicians and our press and it's less than encouraging. From that first meeting debacle between President Trump, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer in the oval office you could tell from the Speaker's demeanor she would do anything possible to make President Trump "pay" for not showing her the respect she believed she deserved. Because she thinks in terms of status quo and personal control, while Trump thinks in terms of performance and the best impact for the most people, she has had a difficult time restricting the results of his actions. She finally found a way to tarnish Trump with the Wuhan Virus, (CoVID 19 for those beholding to China). In Feb 2020 she fired her first significant salvo when she went on a Chinatown tour to convey the message there was nothing to worry about, no need to be an alarmist recommending everyone wear masks. Trump was just being Xenophobic for shutting down travel from China and Europe.

Climate change questions – Is it time to go back to nature?

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.

Are we better off with Equity or Equality?

09/02/2021 A number of people on the left, progressives and the Press, (redundant I know), are making a point of transposing Equity and Equality.  Seems reasonable right?  Not really, Equity involves a sense of fair play, parity, evenhandedness.  With Equity, you have similar results regardless of the prevailing conditions.  This may appear to be reasonable … Continue reading Are we better off with Equity or Equality?

Is there a ruling class in America?

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?

What Kind of a Country …..?

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 …..?

What makes a good economy (How do you define a good economy)?

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)?

What’s happening to our Freedoms

Maintaining a free society is not without cost. It takes a back bone, a willingness to learn, a willingness to work hard and critically thinking about issues at hand. Stand up to the social shaming when you speak out against obscure, out-of-touch, and racist Critical Race Theory or the 1619 project. Or dare to show studies questioning the wisdom and efficacy of everyone, (including children), wearing a mask all the time. Our freedoms are lost when we no longer are free to speak out, regardless of whether you are LeBron James or Senator Tim Scott. Benjamin Franklin wrote: "…the Belief that when Men differ in Opinion, both Sides ought equally to have the Advantage of being heard by the Publick; and that when Truth and Error have fair Play, the former is always an overmatch for the latter. ….".

What’s good is bad, What’s bad is good:

04/13/2021 In the US our basic nature is that of an independent people.  We are innovators who do things independently instead of following someone else.  This country started out like that when the Puritans left Europe because they didn't want the Church of England telling them how to worship their God.  Next, the "Commoners" in … Continue reading What’s good is bad, What’s bad is good:

Capitalism or Socialism (Economics 101)

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)

The Uniqueness of America – what happens when the generation of the “Safe Space” graduates from College?

The US is truly a phenomenal country that has benefited so many people around the world over the years. We are in danger of losing it all because of the cancel culture, naïve college professors and ineffectual press can't stomach discussion or debate