Category: "rants"

why I don't join AARP

March 18th, 2018
Every so often I get another mailing from the AARP, enclosing a cheap cardboard card they want to entice my signing up, but this outcome is exceedingly unlikely. more »

I oppose a Seattle income tax

May 7th, 2017
Sure, I oppose an income tax for Seattle, and hope it goes down in flames (Seattle Times reporting: "... A Rotten Tax System ...", "... mayor proposes income tax...", "... how did we get here ...").  Hell, I oppose one for the United States, generally,… more »

rant on Michael Moore on Capitalism

July 10th, 2013
twenty five years of bailouts can't be wrong.    oh, wait, maybe the can be after all. more »

where was he when?

July 9th, 2013
Thank goodness it is only politics - I almost came to the conclusion that Mr McConnell and his ilk are simply power hungry sociopaths. more »

McCain would sneak us into another war

May 27th, 2013
It is striking how such hubris grows in the politically powerful, imagining that they can spend a few hours in a region that has suffered from conflict for decades, and come out with a clear notion on how and where and who to support in the civil conflict in Syria. more »

olympic sized boondoggle

March 22nd, 2013
billions coming from everyone in this country end up being spent for the benefit of a small number of people who might have the opportunity to capitalize on two weeks of huge crowds pouring into the region. more »

from the archives ...

February 12th, 2013
"SPEEA's main goal is to ... afford leadership involvement in labor politics" more »

more on why I won't walk the line

January 14th, 2013
So I made that suggestion, that the union should negotiate a conversion from the one-size-fits-all approach into a system that could be tailored for each individual member. more »

A question on spending reduction

November 3rd, 2012
Take away the option to purchase government securities and the question turns again to how that money ends up being spent. more »

my 2012 election ballot - for president, Gary Johnson

October 21st, 2012
For the issues of the election, comparing Gary Johnson with either Mitt Romney or the incumbent Barack Obama quickly shows Johnson to offer significantly better policy stances across the spectrum, but I will focus on what seemed responsible for Barack Obama winning his first term in 2008 - war, the military, and foreign policy. more »