The gravel road seemed endless this past August, as I was driving to visit friends in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, a quiet, rural, almost backwoods section of Wyandot County, best known for a battle near the end of the Revolutionary War and the heroic death of Colonel William Crawford. This bucolic lifestyle of today belies the violent history of Indian uprisings, British treachery and often cringing desperation of life in the […]
Archive for August 2017
Iran hates Jews. Germans killed millions of Jews. Surely this is the business agreement made in Hell.
The controversies over U.S. Civil War statues of Confederate leaders and plans to refashion the Jefferson and Washington memorials to reflect ownership of slaves, remind me of how soon some folks forget and how some never do. 18th century New England, for example, had tens of thousands of slaves – nearly all American Indians, yet native-owned casinos now dot the northeast states, many by rivers and lakes with tribal names […]
“Everyone is entitled to their opinion.” National Security Council (NSC) Advisor Herb Ray McMaster apparently disagrees with that adage, and fired staffer Rich Higgins for spilling the beans on the Deep State of corporate cronies, intellectual phonies and political hacks. Higgins served NSC’s strategic-planning office as director for strategic planning. He was fired on July 21. The memo, written near the end of May, said the mindset within the White […]
If our Congress ever gets back in session, forty percent of the members will have passed the Bar – far fewer than a hundred years ago, when nearly 80 percent of our legislators were lawyers. And the good news is that soon there may be even fewer lawyers in Congress, eventually none, because the legal “profession” is headed to extinction. Don’t we need a nearly inebriated buffoon to charge us […]
President Donald Trump in February 2016: “I know the guys at Goldman Sachs. They have total, total control over him (Ted Cruz). Just like they have total control over Hillary Clinton.” Times have changed and there are now suggestions to rename the “East Wing” to “Hedge Fund Headquarters.” Or more accurately – “GS Village in the Capitol.” This is the place where old bean counters and masters of economic disaster […]