Friday, March 23, 2018


In light of lack of action, by a Republican-run U.S. Government, in the matter of Russian interference in our elections, and considering the new precedent that has been set, can Democrats not appeal to Germany and the U.K. to find Trump's tax returns, as Trump asked Russia to find Hillary's email?

The quid pro quo that Democrats can offer is a return to a pre-Trump relationship with our European allies.

Thursday, March 22, 2018


Both Facebook and the N.R.A. sell products which are sold to be used, by a segment of the public, that when used for the purposes that they were designed for, are benign, although, in the case of guns, sold by the N.R.A. there is much controversy over the use for which guns were designed.  In any event, it is the nefarious use of the product which can cause harm.  In the case of Facebook, it is the ease of social discourse which is being provided and the harm can come is when evil people study information that can be gleaned from said discourse;  in the case of the N.R.A., the harm that their product causes can include the death of little school children.

It is interesting to note, the reaction of our lawmakers to the problems arising out of misuse of the respective products.  Facebook will be called in front of Congress for a severe dressing down, and face possible penalties.  For the N.R.A., however, Congress will circle the wagons and defend them from any real harm.

Forgive me for wondering whether the severe grilling that Facebook will receive, from Congress, as opposed to the N.R.A. has more to do with campaign contributions than societal harm.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


To all those critics of Trump having congratulated Putin on his election win, Trump defiantly says  "Not only have I congratulated Putin on his win in Russia, I expect to call him in November to congratulate him after the Congressional elections".

Saturday, March 17, 2018


When the German Nazis conquered Norway in the early days of World Warr II, they found a Norwegian, named Vidkun Quisling, willing to head a puppet government for their occupation forces. The man's surname became used to denote any collaborator with the hated Nazis.

The  Norwegians so reviled the very name, Quisling, that it has lived in infamy to this day.  Family members changed their names as a result, and it is believed that no one in Norway bears that surname to this date.

It is my belief that there will be a similar phenomenon, with the surname Trump, in the United States, for a similar reason. 

Friday, March 16, 2018


Putin has warned Trump about placing more sanctions on Russia.  He has threatened to place the "Ultimate Sanction", in the way of retaliation.  He will ban the Trump Corp. from ever building a Trump Tower in Moscow.

Thursday, March 15, 2018


It must come with a sense of relief that Putin has finally allowed Trump to officially acknowledge  Russian meddling, in the 2016 elections, by imposing sanctions on certain pre-approved targets.

I wonder how long it will take to filter down to the ranks of Trump supporters that they no longer are required to suspend disbelief when it comes to Russian meddling in those elections.  I'm sure that will come as a big relief to some of my Conservative friends; it's not easy to keep denying reality.


Unable to bear the loss of Pennsylvania District 18 House seat, both Trump and Paul Ryan are claiming Conor Lamb as a fellow Conservative,  Since Lamb ran as a candidate in favor of Obamacare, against the Trump tax bill, in favor of stricter background checks for gun purchases, and in favor of a woman's choice even if he is personally opposed to abortion, perhaps Conservatives are now adopting Liberal positions in preparation for the coming mid-term elections.