Little Suzi: Hi, Uncle John! Uncle John: Hi, Little Suzi! How are you? LS: Oh, I'm fine, thank you for asking. But I have a question for you. UJ: Oh, really? LS: Oh, yes. You know a lot of things, right? UJ: Well, some people think so. At least 12 or 13 people. Ha ha. … Continue reading Little Suzi has a Question
This scares me a little. Actually, it scares me a lot, and it has for quite a while. Long before the Coronavirus made its appearance, but that has brought it into even sharper focus. Almost every post on social media that even hints at politics (or political figures) links to commentary. Editorializing. Opinion. And in … Continue reading Why are we treating opinion as news?
You may not know it, or mean to, but you are. If you're posting those accusatory memes on Facebook, the ones about the stimulus "handouts" or that Trump called the Coronavirus a hoax, you're spreading lies. It's easy to get swept up in it. You see a meme that puts into simple terms the anxiety … Continue reading You LIE!!!
OK, I was starting to foam at the mouth... "My people skills are fine. It's my tolerance for idiots that needs work." And the idiots crawl out of the woodwork during a crisis. People who somehow think the laws of nature don't apply to them. These are the ones who drive 55 on icy highways … Continue reading I plead guilty and throw myself on the mercy of the court…
In my last post (Novel Coronavirus COVID-19) I emphasized the need to not panic over the spread of this virus, that most of us are going to be fine without a lot of problems. I hope, though, that I conveyed the proper concern about how serious this virus is, that you didn't come away from … Continue reading COVID-19: Government Ineptitude
Whatever you call it, Coronavirus, the Wuhan Coronavirus, Coronavirus disease 2019, or the official designation "COVID-19", everyone is in a panic over this "novel" (aka "new") virus. And panic is not a good thing. Panic leads to stupidity, like buying several years' worth of toilet paper and hand sanitizer and not leaving any for your … Continue reading Novel Coronavirus COVID-19
That's a well-used line, usually uttered when the hero rides off to almost certain death over the objections of his companions. Used frequently in war movies, Han Solo delivered it as he rode off into the blizzard on his Tauntaun... I'm using it in a slightly different context. I'm extremely frustrated with our current situation. … Continue reading I’ll see you in Hell…
Didn't I call it? Didn't I know how it was going to fall out? Every step of the way, I called the next dozen steps, and every time I was right. Since 2016, I called it... On a party-line vote - with one notable exception, which I didn't foresee - the impeachment process ended with … Continue reading I called it.
OK. The State Of The Union (SOTU) speech was last night (as I write this). One of President Trump's better speeches, actually, showing that if he sticks to the script, he can be an effective speaker. There were moments during that speech where I could actually see myself voting for him... And then he'd say … Continue reading State of The Union
I was waiting for today to see if my predictions were accurate. So far, the Circus hasn't disappointed. They've performed exactly as I knew they would. And they will continue to perform as I knew they would, just like any other trained monkeys. Which makes this post difficult to write, to be honest. What's the … Continue reading Is it over, yet?