I plead guilty and throw myself on the mercy of the court…

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…

COVID-19: Government Ineptitude

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

Novel Coronavirus COVID-19

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

Single-Payer Health Insurance

I'm home sick from work, and just had a WTF moment.  I read an interview with this self-proclaimed "tax guy" who's figured out how to pay for single-payer healthcare.  Which isn't healthcare, but I'll let that slide for the moment. While he's got some tax-reform ideas that are worthy of consideration, he otherwise doesn't have … Continue reading Single-Payer Health Insurance