Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

February 21st, 2019 - 10:52 am § in Politics, The Ave Scene

How Howard Schultz Can Win

Howard Schultz is an impressive guy.  He is not going to be elected President. What else can he do with his talents and money? Howard should bring back the Union Party The usual problem with American third parties has been that they can never govern.  The Constitution was intentionally written for[...]

January 30th, 2019 - 11:02 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants

Kentucky’s GOP governor: Let kids freeze

He compares closing schools to Chamberlain appeasing Hitler Kentucky GOP Gov. Matt Bevin is decrying his state’s school closures during a polar vortex that is sending temperatures plunging into the minus teens. In a radio interview on Tuesday, he accused America of “getting soft” a[...]

January 28th, 2019 - 9:35 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Howard Schultz for president???

I can’t say it better than Seattle’s own inimitable Dave Horsey, so here’s Dave: You gotta ask yourself, if Howard wants to run, why not as a Democrat? Maybe because his views on entitlements will turn off a lot of Democratic voters. Perhaps toying with an independent run that give[...]

January 25th, 2019 - 11:34 am § in Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants


Trump agreed Friday to back a House and Senate agreement to reopen the government. First are the details and then, the real challenge of fashioning a policy in 3 WEEKS. “Congressional¬†leaders are zeroing in on an agreement to reopen the federal government, that includes a short-term continuin[...]

January 20th, 2019 - 2:31 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Politics

The hubris of youth

There’s a certain age at which boys know everything, and way more than elders with vastly greater knowledge and experience of life. Life is simple then. Should we warn him this lovely simplicity won’t last? Nah, let him enjoy this moment and find that out in good season. Read story here [...]

January 17th, 2019 - 10:19 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants

Trump accusation in doubt; BuzzFeed mishandled story

Controversy and confusion continue to swirl this weekend around a story, published by BuzzFeed on Thursday, that Trump directed his lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. That Cohen lied to Congress is not in dispute. If he did so at Trump’s instigation, that was suborning perjury, a federal[...]

January 11th, 2019 - 10:25 pm § in Jefferson, Politics, world

A Cuban View of America

The United States is an oligarchy, not a democracy The country that presents itself as a universal model of democracy does not meet the basic standards of a system in which the majority makes decisions[...]

January 11th, 2019 - 8:14 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants


It isn’t about the wall. Outside of Trump’s rallies, nobody really wants it very much. Most people who live near the border don’t. Many Republicans in Congress don’t, but are backing Trump for the sake of party unity. Even Trump didn’t push it until he was pushed by rig[...]

January 10th, 2019 - 10:10 pm § in Donald Trump, Environment, Hypocrisy, Politics, Repugnants

Idled federal workers recalled to reopen wildlife refuges to hunting

There’s no money to pick up trash or prevent vandalism at our national parks and monuments, but the Trump administration has found money to recall 244 furloughed USFWS wildlife refuge employees so hunters can shoot wildlife. And the BLM is still processing oil drilling applications. Read story[...]

January 10th, 2019 - 3:45 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Repugnants

Wheels and walls

“They say a wall is medieval. Well, so is a wheel,” Trump argued. The problem with his remark is that this   isn’t the same as this: He’s made a stupid argument that assumes technology is static and never evolves or improves. Nobody uses medieval wheels or builds medieva[...]