An exit ramp for mass shootings and gun violence

The following is my proposed roadmap of actions which are reasonable and might bring together seemingly opposing viewpoints: Universal background checks required nation wide for all persons seeking to purchase a gun. Seems reasonable so persons with history of violence and/or mental illness/emotionally disturbed persons do not get to buy a gun. If you commitContinue reading “An exit ramp for mass shootings and gun violence”

The Narrows and the Shallows

The NARROWS Their line of sight is narrow They can only think in one direction They can never back up. They can not Re-chart. Re-tool. They only talk to each other. They only listen to each other. They only listen on rare occasions, always keen to positions that match their stance. They only know whatContinue reading “The Narrows and the Shallows”

50 Shades of Patriotism

So if you’re looking for some steamy story in this blog, you will be disappointed. The inspiration for this blog was the following observaton: An oversized pick up (mint condition without a speck of dust having never done a day of gritty manual labor) came roaring by (wasting gas using up what remains of ourContinue reading “50 Shades of Patriotism”

Give credit where credit is due

When it comes to what Democrats and Progressives do and what they get credit for, there appears to be a disconnect that hurts them at the voting booth. Got me to thinking there should be a 3 column litmus test to match up the following: What they accomplish What they get credit for Who theyContinue reading “Give credit where credit is due”

The Boiling Point

We’ve all heard the story of the frogs in the pot of water that gradually gets so hot that it boils them and they miss the opportunity to hop out of the pot, Got me to thinking…there’s all sorts of pots that are heating up to the point of no return if we are notContinue reading “The Boiling Point”

Odd bedfellows: Libertarian’s and UBI (Universal Basic Income)

I just finished reading the book “Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff” by Matt Kibbe. It was an interesting read and I agreed with a bunch of it. On the other hand, there was a bunch that did not sit well with me. Especially when some of the manifestations and mutations of thisContinue reading “Odd bedfellows: Libertarian’s and UBI (Universal Basic Income)”

Anything can be accomplished with ENOUGH !!!

It’s an odd title for a blog so here’s my explanation: ENOUGH as used here means bringing to bear sufficient resources (i.e, money, manpower, equipment, whatever it takes) to accomplish the task at hand, usually this pertains to a challenge previously considered unsolvable or overwhelming. Why am I thinking about this? Several reasons: During ThanksgivingContinue reading “Anything can be accomplished with ENOUGH !!!”

Talking points for liberals and conservatives

What NOT to say and how to start a speech has become as important as the speech itself if you want to maintain open dialogue. So here’s my advice to liberals: Don’t get painted into the “weak on crime, big spender” corner. Start every conversation (to greatest extent possible) making it clear that you areContinue reading “Talking points for liberals and conservatives”