Wednesday, July 11, 2018

I am smarter than Donald Trump

I know that I can’t govern the country by my every whim.

I also know that many leaders of other countries are not ready to dance to the tune of the American piper.  Especially since the American piper hasn’t gotten rid of the rats in high places.

Monday, July 09, 2018

Majority rules...

...but only if the majority votes.

Too many votes are decided by too small a portion of the eligible voters.

I thought of this because of the misnamed Freedom Caucus and Tea Party.

We have the freedom to govern ourselves, not to do as we please without any consideration of other people.

We have the ability to tax ourselves with representation instead of by some government we have no right to vote for.

Would it better to call the Freedom Caucus and the Tea Party anarchists? 

Monday, June 18, 2018

Immigration

Comment to “Trump cannot get its story straight…”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/daily-202/2018/06/18/daily-202-trump-team-cannot-get-its-story-straight-on-separating-migrant-families/5b2701f030fb046c468e6ef6/?utm_term=.4fad262b503d

Gosh, the inhabitants of this continent over a thousand years ago had a lousy immigration policy.  First they let those drunken, war-mongering Vikings in.  Then they let some murderous Spaniards in.

Pete Seeger captured this mistake with his tale of two Indians watching a little boat come ashore from a bigger boat.  A man stepped out of the little boat and said "Buenos dias, seƱores."  One Indian looked at the other and said, "Well, there goes the neighborhood!"

And this invasion from Europe just grew and grew until it was a flood that overwhelmed and often killed the original inhabitants.

I think these illegal aliens should go back where they came from.

Gosh!  What am I going to do?  I am a descendant of these illegal aliens.  But how can I "go back where I came from"?  I would have to be sent back in pieces.  I have known ancestors from England, Germany, and Poland, and probably as my name suggests, from Ireland.

Interestingly, many of the ancestors of these "illegal" immigrants once upon a time freely crossed the Rio Grande, moving back and forth for trade and for better weather.  Then a bunch of these Europeans decided they wanted the land north of the Rio Grande, and...

Monday, May 14, 2018

Donald Trump’s New Book

How to Make Enemies and Squander Influence.

This was my reaction to Trump’s opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

With apologies to Dale Carnegie’s How to Make Friends and Influence People.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Comment to “Kofi Annan and populists”

Those of us who have the interest or the time can access a large variety of news and make some sense between opinion and facts.

Unfortunately, too many people get their news and opinion from a half-hour or an hour of watching a rather limited number of facts or opinions.

See

Monday, April 23, 2018

This is justice?

The pickpocket who steals a rich man’s wallet may be sent to jail.
The rich man who steals a widow’s savings might never see the inside of a jail.

Doesn’t happen?  Think of the housing crisis of the 90’s. 

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Character, content, Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said that we should all be judged by the content of our character.  Unfortunately, President Donald Trump is a character without content.

Shame on Wisconsin stay-aways

In the election for a Wisconsin Supreme Court Judge, Rebecca Dallet, a Democrat, beat Michael Screnock, a Republican, 56 to 44 percent.

No matter what your party affiliation is, this is very  bad news.  The turnout was 22 percent!!  This means that just over 12 percent of the voters supported Dallet with their time.