"Joe Biden is my friend". I've heard that many, many times. I heard it at the last debate. "Joe Biden is my friend". Who said it? Bernie Sanders. And if Joe wins the nomination we'll see Bernie endorse him and that endorsement will include the words "Joe Biden is my friend". A quick note … Continue reading “Joe Biden is My Friend”
Put aside Bernie v Biden for a minute. Note: I support Biden. Yet? Bernie is right. This crisis is showing it. When things are turned around, people are back to work, it will be time for Medicare for All. Roughly 3.3 million people filed for unemployment last week. How many of them are living now, … Continue reading Medicare for All?
I am calling you out. Resign. It's time to make a stand for science, for truth. Every day you continue in this administration you are helping him, Trump, kill more. Staying where you are enables the lies, the false hope, the denial of data and science. If you stay? You know the data. You have … Continue reading Dr Fauci? Resign
Better safe than sorry. How many times have each of us heard that from our moms, dads, grandparents? Better safe than sorry. Frankly, I can think of no better advice. The president is telling us that it will be safe to go out by Easter, that we'll be free to go to church, celebrate the … Continue reading Better Safe Than Sorry
This was prompted after an email exchange with a friend. Retirees also need help from the COVID-19 relief bill. Please consider contacting your Congressperson and Senators. Here is what I sent: Please quickly bring this to the Senator's attention. The relief bill under consideration needs to have provisions added to help retirees. Anyone, aged 70 … Continue reading Retirees Need Relief Too…
"Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” - Mark Twain I've met some very wise people in my life. One, a few years ago, taught me a lot about choice. In general, very few of us can choose what happens to us. Yes, we can choose coffee or tea. Some … Continue reading I Choose
Chess and COVID-19? Yes, the combination seems odd, yet fighting this pandemic is a lot like a game of chess. Looking at the world of chess, we can divide players into three categories: novices and/or bad players, intermediate players, and advanced players, at the top level in the chess world, they are "Grand Masters". A … Continue reading Chess and COVID-19
I just changed the flag I hang from my house. It's usually the rainbow flag. When I originally put it up my daughter asked if it was to piss of the XXXXX's, the family of Trump supporters down the street. I replied no, but it if does it's an added benefit. So what flag … Continue reading A change of flags…
Your cell phone may be the most dangerous thing you touch today, yesterday, and tomorrow. (CNN just reported on this, I have been thinking about it, they provided scientific back-up, so I'm comfortable writing with the idea that this is helpful, not more scare mongering). So you are diligent. You come home and the first … Continue reading Cell Phones? COVID-19?
The President is advocating cutting the "payroll" tax through the end of the year, possibly permanently. What he's leaving out is what this means. In the US the payroll tax is generally meant to mean two things: the taxes we pay to fund Social Security and Medicare. There are two components, the amounts deducted from … Continue reading Cut the Payroll Tax?