Monuments to a better future

I previously touched on erasing our past in my letter to my liberal friends.  I’d like to expand on that concept a bit, kind of explain where more of that came from.  In addition to erasing people from the past, or changing their roles, we’ve been on a kick to… Continue reading

An open letter to all my liberal left friends

Dear friends of the Left, Please stop messing with history.  I get that you often advocate for things like changing the names of sports teams, landmark and cultural sites in an effort to be more sensitive to certain segments of our society that have been deliberately ignored or typecast.  Honestly,… Continue reading

President Trump’s Legacy

My good friend Dave and I were talking the other day and President Trump’s impact on the US came up. What has he really achieved or accomplished- good or bad? What is his actual impact on the world as El Presidente? This is a fun back and forth for me… Continue reading

On the 4th of July

Another 4th of July is upon us. Ostensibly we celebrate Freedom these days when we really mean Independence. Freedom and independence are used interchangeably, but they have very different meanings when you look at it. We declared our Independence from the British Empire, the Crown. We declared and demanded the… Continue reading

Memorial Day

Another Memorial Day is almost past.  I hope, in honoring those who have died in service to our nation, that perhaps some people remember that there was a time when the idea of going to war was a bad thing.  Our government, our industry and our leaders often find reasons… Continue reading

The Death of Expertise

I first came across this article about 4 years ago.  I find it is even more relevant now.  Today people who wish to assert their opinion over anything else merely decry, “Fake news!” and then anything said after that is suddenly supposed to be both morally and factually correct.  One… Continue reading

Ruminations

I’m rambling today, I’m not bothering to work this into one coherent meme, so by all means pass on by. 🙂 I saw a poll today on a website, I don’t remember which one. It was asking which moment in MLK’s life was the most important. The Dream Speech, his non-violence,… Continue reading

90% Communist

“Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist party?”  That was a question asked during one of the darker spots of our governmental history.  A time, not unlike today, where the appearance or accusation of impropriety could ruin a person – usually to the financial… Continue reading

What are we fighting for?

Editor’s Note:  I wrote this back about 3 months or so, ago.  I was going to add a paragraph or two about my Dad, which I might do as an extended piece, but I thought I would get it posted now, as it has spent far too much time on… Continue reading

No Longer Economically Viable

There was this Michael Douglas movie back in the early 90’s- Falling Down, where an out of work defense worker spirals downward after he is let go by his company.  In their words, his skill set and position were no longer economically viable for the company to continue employing him…. Continue reading