A House Divided

As I have noted previously, it is interesting how persons with reasonable intelligence, good educations, and similar values can look at current events and arrive at opinions that are so diametrically opposed.   One’s viewpoint is largely dependent on his or her news sources. An example is afforded by different perspectives on the 2020 election.  Trump […]

The Eleventh Commandment

The Eleventh Commandment was a phrase used by Ronald Reagan during his 1966 campaign for Governor of California. The commandment reads: Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.  As governor and as President, Reagan generally followed that commandment.  I respected him for it. President Trump has thrown that rule of political conduct out […]

Calumny

I must confess that I once compared Donald Trump to Benito Mussolini.  It was in 2016 during the Republican primaries.  As a pre-teen, I became politically aware during the late 1930s, and I well remember the Italian dictator’s frequent appearance in newsreels.  Mussolini would strut up to the podium, tilt his head back and thrust […]

A Wall of Lies

Today I was talking to a friend.  We usually avoid political discussions.  I know she is a out-and-out liberal, supports Democrat Party candidates, and thinks Trump should be in jail.  Any attempt to change her mind about this would be an exercise in futility. Today she somehow let loose with her opinion that President Trump […]

The Tipping Point

There are many clear dividing lines between the Republican and Democrat Parties.  My son Stuart recently discovered one of these dividing lines, and it motivated him to finally and firmly commit his vote to Trump and the Republican Party in this election. He still finds Trump’s personality and demeanor obnoxious and un-presidential, and he totally […]

Exposed!

For more than a year reports have been swirling around less well-known news channels and the blogosphere about shady dealings by Hunter Biden, Joe’s son, with a corrupt Ukrainian oil company and with Chinese communist operatives.  This began while Joe Biden was Vice President. Considerable amounts of money were involved, and some of these reports […]

Postal Politics

Appointed by the Governors of the United States Postal Service, Louis DeJoy began his tenure as Postmaster General on June 16, 2020. Prior to joining the Postal Service, Mr. DeJoy spent more than 35 years growing and managing a successful nationwide logistics company.  He had received some notice as a heavy donor to Republican causes, […]

Madness!

  Madness is in the air.  Insanity rules in television newsrooms, and many governing officials appear to have lost their ability to think.  Some of our cities tremble on the brink of anarchy. We are all sinners.  We have a wonderful country in which we take pride, but there is no perfect person, nation, or […]

Honor Bright

 “I could not love thee, dear, so much, loved I not honour more.” This phrase was penned by Richard Lovelace, 17th century English poet and veteran of the English Civil War. In one sense, Lovelace was saying that if he lacked honor, his love would be a worthless thing.  I do wish that our current […]

Trump Derangement Syndrome

  The late and much loved Charles Krauthammer coined the phrase “The Bush Derangement Syndrome” to describe what he described as “the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the Presidency – nay – the very existence of George W. Bush.” Later he modified this medical term to “The […]