Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

March 15th, 2019 - 6:58 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Trump’s chameleon rhetoric

There’s what Trump says for public consumption, and there’s his political rhetoric. They’re very different. What he says for public consumption: “My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent [...]

March 14th, 2019 - 10:54 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Democrats shred Trump official’s lies on census question

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross must have felt like a cheeseburger after Democrats on the House Oversight Committee finished grilling him about who requested a controversial citizenship question in the proposed 2020 census. The Department of Commerce is responsible for the census, but Ross — a [...]

March 14th, 2019 - 9:30 pm § in Politics, Religion


White supremacist slaughters dozens in mosques A self-described “Trump supporter” with virulent white supremacist, anti-Muslim, and anti-immigrant views attacked two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Thursday. Within minutes, he killed 49 people and injured 48 more. Police said th[...]

March 5th, 2019 - 4:06 pm § in Politics

No Bloomberg run in 2020

As he’s been hinting for some time, the former New York mayor and billionaire businessman says he will not run for president in 2020. He doesn’t think he could win the Democratic nomination in a crowded field of candidates.* Read story here. Besides, he’s 77 years old, and would be[...]

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

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


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 [...]