Society

Job Creation

There is a story told about Henry Ford.  He was walking with a union organizer  at the Ford plant in Dearborn, Michigan.  Henry, proudly, pointed to one of his Model T Fords, and said, “let’s see you organize that”.  The union man replied, “let’s see you sell it a car”.  True story?  I have no […]

Reflections

It is hard not to think about the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The papers say that the shooter, Adam Lanza fatally shot twenty children and six adults. I guess that if you are counting bodies, that is what you get. However, he did irreparable damage to a lot more people than that. What […]

When Guns are Outlawed …

Inasmuch as what happened in Newtown, Aurora, Phoenix, Columbine, etc.,  I am reasonably sure that every politician knows that they have to convey the perception that they are doing something about this national sickness.  Most gun laws that have been passed in this country have been done to make us feel good AND to not […]

Bye Bye

Ever since President Obama won his second term with the tea baggers suffering some loses, it appears that a number of people are signing petitions asking that their state be allowed to leave the United States. Now, if you consider that our population of the United States is over 311 Million people, the number of […]

The Electoral Vote

Regarding the recent election, I could not reach a decision with which I was comfortable.   Did President Obama win a close election or was it a landslide?  Needless to say, if we looked at the electoral votes it was a landslide.  If we look at the popular vote it was close.  What do we […]

Nightmares

I felt sure that Mitt Romney would win. Everything that I read pointed to an outcome just the opposite, but I am an extreme pessimist. I really didn’t believe that Obama would win until, well, he won.  Now, realistically, the polls, particularly Nate Silver’s in the New York Times did predict an Obama victory with […]

NRA 3 America 0

Since the olympics are going on it seems reasonable to use at least one sports metaphor in a blog. Hence, the title. I am sure that most know what I am referring to — the shooting in Aurora, Colorado and then the recent shooting in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, and, of course, […]