Archive for April, 2019

April 26th, 2019 - 8:33 pm § in Donald Trump

WaPo: Rosenstein told Trump “I’m on the team” and “I can land the plane”

Mueller’s overseer portrayed as Trump quisling A Washington Post article published Friday calls into question the objectivity and ethics of Rod Rosenstein, the senior Justice Department official who oversaw the Mueller investigation. According to the Post, six months ago, Rosenstein saved his[...]

April 26th, 2019 - 10:41 am § in Misc.

April 26, a Day Of Disgrace


April 25th, 2019 - 1:47 am § in Misc.

When 1 plus 1 is more than 2

Joan Sell Chapple, 87, died Sunday Feb 17, 2020. Joan’s husband, Warren Chapple, 93, died Monday. Joan Chapple had suffered from Alzheimer’s for years. She moved into a nursing home seven years ago after her Alzheimer’s progressively worsened, where her husband would visit her every da[...]

April 25th, 2019 - 1:07 am § in America, Racism, Schools & Colleges

Wake Forest University: for staff who identify as staff of color ONLY: Monday, May 6 at 4:00 pm in ZSR Room 477

The sad part of this is the continued insistence by all parties that race is real.  Race bigotry is real but “people of color” is as much a pejorative as the N word.  I do not doubt the good intentions of the Wake Forest administration but it is horrid that fifty-seven years after the [...]

April 23rd, 2019 - 8:56 am § in The Ave Scene

Washington State’s Simple Alternative to Berniecare

The Washington State House of Representatives has passed a simple bill, a public option for health insurance that would be available to all Washington Staten residents. The Program is called “Cascade Care.” “Cascade Care” may be exactly the alternative to the “Medicare [...]

April 22nd, 2019 - 2:10 am § in Foreign Affairs, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Saudi Arabia

Beyond Mueller: Trump, the Arabs and shady Israeli Intelligence Firms

The picture of the Trump White House in Mueller’s report is, as Mitt Romney says, disgusting. But the report is focused only on Russia. There is more. Trump’s shady interactions were not just with Russia.  The campaign also reached discussed interactions with the Saudis and with an offs[...]

April 22nd, 2019 - 1:04 am § in Misc., Schools & Colleges


This Is The Part Of ‘Medicare For All’ That You Never Hear About Bernie Sanders and allies want to squeeze hospitals, which is very necessary – and very difficult. By Jonathan Cohn Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and his allies talk a lot about how “Medicare for All” would take[...]

April 21st, 2019 - 3:16 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: A Buddhist View of Easter

“Happy Easter?” Is this a happy day for you? Seems to me that commemoration of suffering, even followed by surcease, can not be happy? There is a story of the Buddha. He was with a follower and they encountered an old, sick elephant. The old animal stepped on the follower’s foot. The follower [...]

April 20th, 2019 - 5:38 pm § in Politics

Washington GOP legislator says nurses “play cards”

A Washington GOP legislator who opposes a bill that would require hospitals to give nurses uninterrupted meal and rest breaks has claimed, without evidence, that nurses in small hospitals “probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day.” The state nursing association blasted he[...]

April 20th, 2019 - 8:18 am § in Misc.

Disney CEO Bob Iger: ‘Hitler would have loved social media’

Accepting an award from the Jewish Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Disney chairman attacked social media.  “Hitler would have loved social media.  It’s the most powerful marketing tool an extremist could ever hope for because by design social media reflects a narrow worldview filtering out anythi[...]