Such is life. The wonderful paired with the horrible. Today is Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day. The day that the dad and husband sends flowers and candy to his wonderful spouse and terrific daughters with messages of love and delight that they are such a big part of my existence. I order the flowers and such … Continue reading Tribute to Rif
I am not sorry to see the end of 2017. To be honest, it was a lot more than that. I am pleased to see the back of 2017. It was a truly shitty year. Abominable. Wretched. Putrid. Feculent. Let me count eight ways: 1. Donald Trump became President and has encouraged the worst elements … Continue reading Goodbye 2017.
Winners and Losers Well, it looks like the Democrat won in Alabama. Doug Jones received 671,151 votes to Roy Moore’s 650,436 votes. Jones won 50.0% to 48.4%. Historic. Huge. Alabama last elected a Democrat to the Senate in 1992 (that’s 25 years ago). Some people are saying that reason prevailed. The anti-Constitution, pedophilic, homophobic, anti-Semitic … Continue reading Alabama
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, Let my right hand forget her cunning. Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, If I remember thee not; If I set not Jerusalem Above my chiefest joy. -- Psalm 137: 5-6 Yeah, I know. Everybody’s pissed off at Trump. I’m pissed off at … Continue reading Jerusalem
At some point, yes, it is time to say enough. I reached that point many months ago. The critical question is when will the American people – and our Congress – arrive at the same position? Clearly, it was not when Trump was a candidate and attacked John McCain, saying, “He’s not a war hero. … Continue reading When is Enough, Enough?
The 28th Amendment The evidence is entirely apparent. At this point, there can be no doubt that “many people” believe that there is a constitutional right to stupidity. The bad news for these folks is that there is not. It is Fake News. You have the right to the government not to impinge on your … Continue reading The 28th Amendment
Imponderables I know a lot is going on in the world. North Korea continues to rattle their sabers, and the US continues to promise to wipe them out if they screw up. There are uncontrolled fires in the West, floods in Houston, the Florida Keys are monumentally damaged by Irma, and many of the windward … Continue reading Imponderables
The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne “But I won’t tell you my mother’s name. Because this isn’t her story. It’s mine.” The narrator is Helen Pelletier, married to Stephen, mother of two small daughters for whom she would kill to protect. And she might have to do just that. “I was born two years … Continue reading Book Review: The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne
Strange Our country has turned strange. I mean really strange. Let’s start with the simple hypocrisy that the anti-government, small government Texas Republicans were the fastest and first to request Federal Government assistance with Hurricane Harvey. Ted “Cut Everything” Cruz led the charge. Now, I think Federal Disaster Relief is a good thing and Houston … Continue reading Strange. We have become Strange
The Trump administration is demeaning and diminishing the institutions that support our faith in ourselves and our form of governing. Moreover, Mr. Trump is the force leading this destruction of our faith and confidence. He is a poster child for all of the worst that one could imagine for our country. His personal preference for … Continue reading It Is Time To Call It What It Is