May 30, 2017

President Trump is proposing a budget that is causing many of the rats to flee the ship.  The plan proposes $3.6 trillion in cuts to domestic agencies, food stamps, Medicaid, highway funding, subsidies to farmers, crop insurance, and the reduction of pension benefits for federal workers by $63 billion by eliminating cost-of-living adjustments for most.  Just that number with the addition of $70 billio...

May 23, 2017

On a recent vacation we travelled in Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and a corner of New Mexico.  Soon after arriving home necessity demanded a trip to Pueblo which instantly reminded us of something conspicuously absent in the neighboring states…panhandlers, beggars, and deadbeats.  In all fairness, these other areas probably host their share of bums, but Colorado has become a canvas of moochers wh...

May 15, 2017

It seems that reverse racism is the order of the day, particularly as fostered by the news media.  Until President Trump fired FBI director James Comey, the big intended attention grabber was the thirteen senators who were designated to work on the Republican version of the healthcare bill.  Not only is this group all white, but, perish the thought, they are all male.  This social heresy cannot be tol...

May 8, 2017

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press; or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

            This is the first of the 10 constitutional amendments that are frequently referred to as the Bill of Rights.  They were...

May 1, 2017

The sky is falling, the Apocalypse is here, and catastrophes will abound, at least according to the “Chicken Littles” of the media.  Dire warnings have been issued by progressive columnists like Jonathan Chait (“extraordinary threat to American democracy”) and Paul Krugman (“a corrupt nation ruled by a strong man”) and conservatives like Michael Gerson (“genuine threat to the American form of self-gov...

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