Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. Jesus answered him, today you will be with me in paradise.
In honor of my 200th post, I’m going to deliver a list of the twenty most impactful- people, things, and events in my life. And, likely yours
The woman was a symbol for all of us. A symbol we should revere and cherish. She put country over self, and she showed it with her last deed as Queen.
Positive Democracy Stories
Two positive stories showing democracy is in fact doing OK
It’s hard to find a way that would have been worse to go about doing what the administration sought out to do. It seems that everything they have tried to 'fix' has been done in quite possibly the worse method possible.
Government needs to stop trying to fix problems that they have already created. Step aside and let the economy fix itself. It will rise again as the economy comes back online. The only thing in its way are the D.C. bureaucrats.
Inflation (Reduction) Act
Only D.C. politicians could spend hundreds of billions of dollars and claim it will reduce inflation.
Does anyone care to press pause and ask what's going on?
The Recession Response
Everything is political. Sadly, this has spilled into economics. Data can often be looked at half full, or half empty. But, it's hard to put lipstick on the pig that is the American economy.
The ‘R’ Word
So, we're in a recession. Now what?
You Can’t Make This Up
No, seriously, you can't make this up. That's what someone needs to tell the economists at the White House who have actually opted to make up a new definition for a recession.
The System Works
It’s amazing how fragile the system is, yet incredible how resilient it has been. The last couple of years have been a real time, ongoing lesson on how the American government should and shouldn’t work based on its design nearly 250 years ago. Most recently, we’ve seen the Supreme Court exercise its power. The naysaying … Continue reading The System Works
The time we spent living in the Hotel California appears to finally be coming to an end. Now, if only those who control the policy-making decisions could swallow their pride, and allow us to move forward again.
What Is Going On?
Afghanistan. The Border. COVID. China. Inflation. The problems continue to stack up.
9/11… Twenty Years Later
Never forget. And, never stop telling the stories.
Afghanistan: Part Two
It's hard to fathom how Biden survives this catastrophic decision. It is equally difficult to imagine how America escapes the incredibly precarious position Biden put us in. Who will lead America out of this, and how?
American and her non-winnable wars.
The Craziness You Missed
Here’s a compilation of stories from this week of wacky things that happened across our country.
On An Island
It is dark out there. It can render one despondent. The feeling is a blend of anxiety, fear, and loneliness. Faith is being stress-tested regularly. Faith and confidence in our systems. Our community. Our own selves. It has felt like an uphill battle for many months, and the exhaustion of the climb requires continual perseverance. … Continue reading On An Island
Person Of The Year
Let's talk about who really should have won Time's Person Of The Year
The Transition Begins
Biden's pick for Treasury Secretary is huge. First, it shows Biden isn't pandering to the far left progressives. Second, it shows Biden is extending an olive branch to the conservatives. This may forecast the Biden presidency and possible signs of bipartisanship.
Just A Thought
Why are some so hellbent on persuading others into their respective political corner?
Twitter: America’s Biggest Problem
Twitter is used by a fifth of Americans, yet it's trending topics consume the vast majority of our news. This has to change for America to move forward.
There are few things this next administration can and will do that will directly alter your life. This statement holds true if the prior administration remains in power. Sure, facets of life may become more or less tedious due to regulation, however, the vast majority of your life will remain the same. Going forward, the … Continue reading Life Continues
Can logic help you decide who to vote for? Not a chance. It's all about your emotions.
Please do yourself, and your fellow Americans a favor. Stop taking politics so seriously.
Every age group has a few influential people who matter more than most. These select few carry the gift of gravitas that cannot be learned or acquired. It’s just there. Ruth Bader Ginsburg had just that. She had it. She had what we all want. She is, and will remain respected, appreciated, and adored.
Easily offended people need not apply
What Is Happening
Enslaved Muslims in China, the existence of aliens confirmed by the US Government, and a huge censorship controversy around Hydroxychloroquine.
Enough is enough. It is time to focus on America's complicated past, while addressing the reality of today, to determine a path forward for tomorrow.
It's time to call a spade a spade. New York City failed. In particular, the incredible lack of leadership from Mayor DiBlasio, combined with a visible feud between him and Governor Cuomo, resulted in one of the biggest disasters in the storied history of America's most important city. First, why did a city as densely … Continue reading NYC Failed
Evolve or Die
Anyone who thinks they can conduct business in the same capacity they did a few months ago will be in for a rude awakening. Habits have been developed, and it is paramount that businesses cater to the new normal.
How did we get here, and where are we going? How does this shift economic, societal, and cultural norms? Let's start trying to figure this out.
The Truth Will Set You Free
Let's try to figure out why Catholics avoid the sacrament of confessions at all cost
What happened to the sense of adventure you had when you were younger?
It is time to stop thinking in black and white, and allow for grey areas to return.
Why are we providing our info and data to companies who not only poorly protect it but also profit from it without providing us a share?
Catholics Come Home
Remember when the only excuse you had for not attending church was that you were too busy? Those we the days. Now, how about we name all of the reasons you don't go anymore The sex abuse scandal Church corruption Your spouse isn't Catholic The church's stance on Abortion and/or Gay Marriage You don't believe, … Continue reading Catholics Come Home
Dems Are Funny
Well, we officially live in a Banana Republic.
What Just Happened?
Moral hazard can exist when a party can take risks without having to suffer consequences. In 2008, the world, due to the financial sector, fell prey to moral hazard. A global industry was bailed out at the expense of consumers, homeowners, and taxpayers. In 2020, the world watched with fear as an unknown virus swept … Continue reading What Just Happened?
The WNBA Doesn’t Want Viewers
Three of the four WNBA Finals playoff games have been played at the same time as the NFL.
The Worst Congress Ever
There's no way America will resolve her inflation crisis any time soon because of this Congress. We shot ourselves in the foot by locking down and turning off the economy. We had a chance to lessen the economic repercussions by electing leaders who carried out the will of the people. Instead, our elected officials betrayed us. The reckless spending this Congress carried out will inhibit growth and fuel inflation for the rest of this decade.
Here Comes The Indictment
Regardless of how much you hate Trump, you really need to ask serious questions right now. Why is this happening? What is the endgame? What purpose does this serve? Will you be pleased when we reach the end of the line?
48 hours ago, the question was why. Why would she do such a thing? This writer prefers to be optimistic, and it feels as if she wants to truly make a difference.
It’s roughly 9:00 am on Tuesday, the second day of August, in Taipei right now. Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, will be landing in Taiwan via a US military aircraft within twelve hours. The Chinese government have warned that they see this move as an invasion, and therefore, could ultimately shoot down the aircraft. It feels quite possible that the world will change for the worse within the next twenty-four hours.
Shinzo Abe was assassinated. And, the media did a classic job of showing their incompetence. You had the Today Show display flags of South Korea. NPR, the AP, and ABC immediately described the leader with Nazi euphemisms. It’s a shame when someone from the right succumbs to a tragedy that media outlets dance on the … Continue reading Long Recap