Friday, September 25, 2020

It's the end of the week, for what that's worth. I really don't have anything special to fixate on nor do I see anything particularly noteworthy that needs deeper explanation. The news is just a hellstorm all the way around. So let's do as Sam & Dave said and "wrap it up." Or the Fabulous … Continue reading Friday, September 25, 2020

The Weekend: September 19-20, 2020

I'm letting the day slip away from me. It's been really nice here the last couple of days. Cool and dry, and there's definitely a bite of fall in the air. Tropical Storm Beta is heading to the Texas coast, is how things are looking. The last time we got into the Greek alphabet was … Continue reading The Weekend: September 19-20, 2020

Monday, August 17, 2020

 A new week begins, and it's almost quiet. A quick look at the news is showing nothing too terribly interesting or nothing we didn't already cover in detail last week. Enjoy it while it lasts, I guess.  The Democratic National Convention begins tonight in Wisconsin, a fairly key battleground state. I haven't put too much stock in those things for years, … Continue reading Monday, August 17, 2020

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

 John Nance Gardner once said the office of the Vice-President "wasn't worth a bucket of warm spit". He should know, as the man first called "Cactus Jack" was Franklin Roosevelt's first Vice-President until being tossed over in the 1941 election for Henry Wallace. Amusingly, he said that to Lyndon Johnson, quite possibly the most significant … Continue reading Wednesday, August 12, 2020