We don’t have a “jobs” problem

So we have a massive shortage of apples in our country.  If we want apples we have two basic choices. We can buy or borrow apples and place them around the country.  If we want to maintain the illusion that we are producing apples, we can simply hang them in trees and let folks come … Continue reading We don’t have a “jobs” problem

Who do you want in charge?

I noticed this week that the National Football League and the players manged to hash out an agreement over which of the rich people would get the most money.  One day they met for over 13 hours.  When they were interviewed they were generally discrete, respectful, and professional.  These are guys who get paid to run into each other in … Continue reading Who do you want in charge?

Who Decides?

The first question I ask in any political issue is "Who Decides?"  Our system of federalism was predicated on man's fallen nature, and provided for a number of checks and balances to prevent any one man or group of men from controlling the lives fo the people.  We have divided powers for a reason.  yet while the congress debates … Continue reading Who Decides?

Pull up your pants!

Today I see we are debating the justness of asking a young man to pull his pants up so as to cover his rear and his crotch while riding on a public aircraft.  This is deemed by some to be reactionary and even racist.  This on the heels of the great Weiner controversy wherein we … Continue reading Pull up your pants!

I don’t want to ride the bus

It struck me odd this morning to hear an ad on the radio encouraging me to call my congressperson (if I had one) in order to influence her vote on financing for public transportation.  It sounded so reasonable! I mean we all have to get to work and to the store and to the movies, and gas prices … Continue reading I don’t want to ride the bus

Nothin’ to See Here

I'm thinking if someone asks me, "Is that a picture of you in your underwear posted on Twitter?"  I will be able to answer without hesitation.  I am very sure that no such picture exists.  The current uproar over the good Congressperson and his exposed skivvies is a good object lesson.  Especially in the techno-age in which we live, it is … Continue reading Nothin’ to See Here