Archive for the ‘America’ Category

March 17th, 2020 - 1:43 am § in America

St. Patty’s Day: Why is the Medal of Honor so IRISH?

“Of the 3,515 Medals of Honor awarded by the United States, some 2,018 have gone to Irish-Americans, according to Patrick McDermot of Irish Veterans Post 2, created in Tampa in 2017.” Perhaps there are lessons here for today’s immigrant-haters. And yes, America’s highest award for combat[...]

March 1st, 2020 - 9:42 am § in America, Hypocrisy


Back last June, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted that House Democrats “would turn us into a country we’ve never been.”  He used the S word to describe the Democrats’ wish of granting congressional seats to the people of Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico: They plan to make the [...]

February 29th, 2020 - 3:40 pm § in America, Donald Trump


(The New England Journal of Medicine.)  Bill Gates said the coronavirus that has killed at least 2,859 people and infected more than 83,700 globally may be the “once-in-a-century pathogen we’ve been worried about.” While Donald Trump calls “HOAX” and acts as if COVID-19 is bein[...]

February 24th, 2020 - 9:46 pm § in America

WASTATE .. goes partisan WTF

A very good thing about this state is that our ballots have not required a party identification, UNTIL 2020. Somehow we have gotten rid of the caucus system to choose a Presidential nominee. The WASTATE Supreme Court ruled that the state could not run elections that served the purposes of political [...]

February 21st, 2020 - 1:29 am § in America, Hypocrisy, News Media, The Ave Scene

Amazon Care … it begins here in Seattle

American healthcare is a mess .. a tree loaded with overripe apples waiting for some smart farmer ! Jeff  Bezos may be that farmer! While the Democrats debate varous vertsons of government funded Medicare for all, the corporate world may be making that program obsolete.  Over a year ago Bezos got [...]

February 19th, 2020 - 8:25 am § in America, China, Foreign Affairs

As the American Empire Sinks

As China inexorably flexes its sea muscles in the local seas, the Trump regime has shown only bluster and chaos.  Now the Philippines has taken action by expelling US troops.  This leaves the US Navy untethered with much less claim to any right to be off of China. From the Philippine’s point[...]

February 10th, 2020 - 12:42 am § in America, China, Donald Trump, Economics, Hypocrisy

Donald Trump’s AG, William Barr is embracing national socialism

US should buy control of Nokia, Ericsson to fight Huawei: Attorney General Barr  Barr wants the United States to take controlling stakes in Nokia and Ericsson, creating a state corporation able to battle Chinese telecoms giant Huawei’s dominance of the 5G market. “From a national securi[...]

February 6th, 2020 - 1:22 pm § in America, Politics

Revive the Union Party … Time to Rebrand!

After Gettysburg, Republicans running in the South needed a name that distinguished them from the “radical” Republicans.  They called themselves the UNION party![...]

February 6th, 2020 - 11:21 am § in America, Economics

How Warren Can Win

I SEE WARREN AS VERY MUCH LIKE LINCOLN What she would bring to the job is life experience and immense intellect. Like Abe, Elizabeth grew up in poverty and made her own way.  Like Abe she first became known as a lawyer.  In his case the law was that of the frontier, in hers it […][...]

February 5th, 2020 - 11:48 am § in America, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy


Mitt Romney (R-Utah) will vote to convict President Trump for abuse of power and acquit him for obstruction of Congress in the Senate impeachment trial. Axios reported that Romney appeared choked up on the Senate floor as he announced his vote. The decision is sure to infuriate Trump, who has railed[...]