Reading the news this past week, I'm left wondering who is actually in charge of the country? It's an odd feeling to have seeing signs that the country you're living in is actually being coordinated by a loose group of people who may or may not understand truly how government works. I've found that BBC … Continue reading Bans, Russia and Trump Tweets
We, as a people, have used fear and anger to drive our existence for thousands of years. What we have to show for it is a dotted history of violence, genocide, war and generations of conflict. Are we not better than that at this point in our short history on this planet? What makes a … Continue reading Chuck fear mongering under the bus
This past Thursday, I wrote that I had submitted my voter registration change form to switch from the Democratic party to the Libertarian party. Here is the screen grab I made to signify the change. Years ago I had been registered as an Independent and revelled in the calls and visits to my home practically … Continue reading I'm a Libertarian, officially
For those interested in reading the post below from EatPrayVote, here is a direct link to the Executive Order page on Whitehouse.gov https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/executive-orders
So few Americans understand, let alone even know, the lengthy and bureaucratic process that is followed attempting to make laws in the United States. Given the complicated process this is, I'll do my best to make it understandable, meaning in some cases parts of the process may be simplified for the sake of sanity. I'm not … Continue reading The U.S. Legislative Process
This is well written and worth the read. Too often it seems like we have no choice when it comes to government, but contrary to what most believe, we have all the choice (and the power).
I bet with a new Monday/Thursday schedule, and the touted "inauguration to end all inaugurations" now over, the first Monday post I make would be about that. Well, I'm a geek, and an introvert, so I need time to process the circus from this past weekend. Given that all the attention has been on the … Continue reading Tech only a President could love
Yeah, so I watched it and was surprised at how sharp it actually turned out to be. As I listened, I made a few notes to myself as he went along for 16 minutes at a measured pace and tone. One thing to note, this is not the entire speech, I quoted the portions that … Continue reading The inauguration speech
I picked up on this after watching the debates.
American soldiers rolled into Poland on Thursday, fulfilling a dream some Poles have had since the fall of communism in 1989 to have U.S. troops on their soil as a deterrent against Russia. Some people waved and held up American flags as U.S. troops in tanks and other vehicles crossed into southwestern Poland from Germany … Continue reading Patterns of military escalation