Friday, August 18, 2017

Charlottesville 2017

What happened to the female protester in Charlottesville was tragic, wrong place at the wrong time, like the tree that feel on a woman and her children in Central Park, except that this was not an act of GOD, it was an act of pure stupidity on the part of a human being.  Why were these people in Charlottesville in the first place?  One hate group gathered to show their hatred of human beings they deem inferior, and another group gathered to oppose them, what ensued was mayhem, orchestrated by people incapable of rational thought and discourse.  Enter the media, and as usually happens, things are blown out of all proportion (except for the death of a human being).  The media has done what it always does, play the blame game, and since the media is totally biased, they blamed one side and ignored the other side, but the first thing the media did was blame Donald Trump, because the media hates Donald Trump.  I am no supporter of Mr. Trump but he did not cause what happened in Charlottesville and his statements in the aftermath are no more blame worthy than his predecessor's statements in the aftermath of violent protests over the previous eight years.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Good to remember.

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana (16 December 1863 in Madrid, Spain – 26 September 1952 in Rome, Italy) was a philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

McCain Diagnosis

It is really too bad that Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with glioblastoma, which is pretty much a death sentence.  What is not being widely reported is the fact that McCain is being treated at the Mayo Clinic, the most exclusive and renown medical facility in the country, this is particularly interesting in view of the national debate taking place over the health care available to most Americans.  U.S. Senators and Congressmen are under their own health care system, as are most Federal employees, it is a system which gives them great freedom in selecting their health care providers, as well as the level of care they receive, and includes a very substantial government paid subsidy.  The vast majority of American will never see the inside of the Mayo Clinic, but members of Congress and their staff's have that option if they so desire, complements of the tax payers.