Facebook Dump

I’m doing a Facebook dump of the things that I’ve written that I wish to keep around, so you’ll likely see some extra posts that popup and may not have clear context or seem somewhat dated. I’ve essentially dropped Facebook as a media platform at this time. Even if I excuse their data collection and analysis policies, I still find it to be one of the most popular toxic environments on the Internet. Sure there are worse ones, but none so widely traveled. To be honest, I’m just tired of losing respect for people I know. Everybody is human, and I won’t fault them for that, but something about online forums seems to bring out the worst side of people and I’m tired of staring it in the Face(book).

A Responsibility to Govern

Plato once wrote, “The heaviest penalty for declining to rule is to be ruled by someone inferior to yourself.” In the context of our republic, I see that as a responsibility to participate, agitate and above all, educate. A poor choice can be disastrous, an informed choice at least shows… Continue reading

Our Mandated Health Care – What the Hell did I just pay for?!

Every month I receive a statement from my health insurance, which I ordered up through the marketplace, www.healthcare.gov. It’s a frustrating experience. Before I tell you why, let me give you a bit of a rundown on my personal situation. I have a family of five and Uncle Sam said… Continue reading

“Free Stuff”

Originally posted February 25th, 2019 We’re going to be seeing a lot more talk about Socialism now that Bernie is running again. You’re probably going to see a lot posts about people, especially Millennials, demanding “free” stuff. I’d like a minute to talk about that, if you’re game. Well, probably… Continue reading