Primary Elections

Primary Elections Oh boy, another group of “least of many evils” and nobody saying anything different. They all support everything, and offer to change nothing. More for everyone, but less inflation. No more funding abortion and the overturning of Roe is great, but no solutions for hangers in bathtubs. The military should be funded and… Continue reading Primary Elections

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Is It Coming

Is It Coming? Chip shortage, Ukraine invasion, double digit inflation (I don’t care what the Fed says), mortgage rate increases, dollar devaluation, China Covid shutdowns, Roe overturned, people flowing through the southern border like the aftermath of a damn burst, and fences around the U.S. Capitol and Supreme Court Buildings. And people don’t care. What… Continue reading Is It Coming

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Distracted

Distracted Imagine asking a friend for a restaurant recommendation and all they do is identify crap places. Imagine a stock broker only providing information about stocks to be avoided, but never providing any suggestions as to what should be purchased. Imagine a bookie only giving the odds for a few low market games. This is… Continue reading Distracted

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Inaction

Inaction After watching many interviews and reading several reports, it is clear that illegal actions were taken by individuals during the 2020 election; there is video evidence of people breaking the law. It is untenable, in my opinion, to overturn the 2020 results, but it is essential to fix the identified problems. Legislatures can stop… Continue reading Inaction

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Shall or May

Shall or May The ambiguity of written law has been mentioned on this blog several times. In most cases, the vagueness is intentional as it allows implementation to favor the rulers, not the ruled. It is important as the pending case about Border enforcement will show. The law says those seeking asylum (yes, that is… Continue reading Shall or May

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Twitter

Twitter For all the conservatives out there who are happy, or at least entertained, by the purchase of Twitter by the Great Elon, beware. It is not a policy solution to turn over a social media behemoth such as Twitter to a private citizen. It does nothing to curb or control its censorship. For those… Continue reading Twitter

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FOIA

FOIA Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests are ubiquitous in the news. Why does responding to these requests take so much time? Why is the government allowed to delay responding to what should be public information? Many “watchdog” groups and other legitimate news gathering entities need access to communications and reports sent, received and compiled… Continue reading FOIA

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Fiscal Policy

Fiscal Policy It is complicated, but don’t worry, we have the Federal Reserve. It will keep the country from going into bankruptcy if it has to make paupers out of all us and make the currency next to worthless. It’ll be fine. To complicate this mess, the stock market is overvalued and pension funds are… Continue reading Fiscal Policy

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NIMBY

NIMBY The government gives money to so many entities. It gives it away to other governments, companies and individuals. Congress appropriates it to executive branch agencies and the people in charge of these legislative authorized programs allocate it out. The oversight of this allocation is yet another thing that needs a complete overhaul. It is… Continue reading NIMBY

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Seltzers

Seltzers I was reading an article the other day about the popularity of seltzers. The article speculated that one of the reasons for their development was how they were taxed. Without getting into the details, if a similar drink was concocted with alcohol (e.g., vodka), it would be taxed at a significantly higher rate. Seltzers… Continue reading Seltzers

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