Posts Tagged ‘Commentary by SMS’

June 17th, 2019 - 10:46 am § in America, Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine

The long look from inside Trump’s camps

Seventy years ago, on the west bank of the Jordan river, camps were set up for refugees. Today, Trump is creating camps along the Rio Grande. The children in those camps on the Jordan have given the world decades of terror .. but no peace. Trump’s apologists are playing WHATTABOUT, accusing Re[...]

June 13th, 2019 - 9:39 am § in The Ave Scene

Urban Planning in Dumbass Seattle

Who In Their Right Mind Wants a 9 Hole Golf Course in Dowth Town Seattle? The Seattle golf lobby, this is who! Seattle’s golfers are upset that the city council is reviewing our 5 golf courses. I like golf courses!  I ysed to walk our dog on a public golf course in Long Beach!  (I […][...]

June 9th, 2019 - 4:56 pm § in America, Economics

From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs.

Pity Mark Zuckerberg. He tries so hard to be a good guy, to show that capitalism works.  But then there is Vladimir Putin! We do not know what Vladimir earns but he sure doesn’t worry about being seen as a good guy.  Meanwhile, poor Mark only received $22.6 million in total pay and most of [[...]

June 9th, 2019 - 10:04 am § in Misc.

As Biden and Bernie flame out, the race is between Warren and Harris

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders strike me as old and tired issues.  People like Joe and the Bernie  enthusiasm continues among his fans but a recent YouGov poll asked Democrats to list all the candidates they were considering. Only  67 percent of the Democrats are considering multiple candidates. Ac[...]

June 4th, 2019 - 8:43 am § in Schools & Colleges

A Better Way to Hire Teachers.

I am very suspicious of “certification.” I have had great teachers .. first in the post-depression K-12 schools in Boston, then in college and grad school, and then in the Navy. None of these folks had teaching certificates.   Why then do the public schools insist on teaching certificat[...]

May 26th, 2019 - 7:39 am § in Misc.


Thanks to Madison, Congress itself has the power to redefine the role of the President. Now is the time to do that. The modern Presidency, with its King-like powers to make war, negotiate foreign agreements, or levy taxes was never the intent of the founders.  Washington rejected any regal title, s[...]

May 23rd, 2019 - 1:26 am § in Misc.

Smartass comment by SMS

Of course there is no such thing as nothing. If nothing existed, then it would  be something and could not be nothing.[...]

April 27th, 2019 - 2:31 pm § in America, China

CHINA vs the US: Is Corporate China the End of History?

In 1992, Francis Fukuyama published “The End of History.” His thesis was simple: social evolution has given us the free market to govern capital and liberal democracy to govern human ambition. Fukuyama’s idea was that competitive systems evolve by natural selection.  As with Darwi[...]

April 9th, 2019 - 8:30 am § in The Ave Scene

Why I Oppose “Free College”

The Bernies are touting another slogan .. free college.  Great slogan but an idea that they have not thought out.  The US has about 30 million college-age kids.  If we estimate the cost of college at $50,000, that comes out to $1,500,000,000,000.  That is 1.5% TRILLION dollars! The Bernies prot[...]

March 28th, 2019 - 11:55 pm § in Religion

Are Religions Violent?

Christian and Muslim apologists excuse the history of their religion by saying most religions are violent.  This is simply false.  Most religions are not violent.  Christianity and its progeny — Islam — were built on Roman Imperialism. I would argue that Communism, as reinvented by St[...]