Category The Trump era

A picture sticks in my mind–Angela Merkel

This is a couple weeks ago, but it occurred to me that it should still be part of our discourse. The Donald’s meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel a few weeks ago was disastrous. And as badly as it went for what the media actually SAW, there were things behind the scenes that must have […]

Trump’s healthcare heist and HR 676

People here know that I had no great love of the Obamacare/ACA solution to the problem that we’re the only wealthy industrialized country without universal health coverage. And (as I predicted here), Obamacare/ACA was going to be extremely unpopular with voters. Hillary Clinton (mistakenly) ran on Obamacare as a boon to people, but unless you were […]

Fukushima–the other shoe dropping six years later

I have eased off on pronouncements on Fukushima over the past year or so. For those of you not following, several reactors went into full meltdown after the town of Fukushima, Japan was hit by a giant tsunami six  years ago (the anniversary is coming up).Every indication is that things are getting worse. Reports from […]

‘IMPEACH PENCE FIRST’–a meme gone wrong?

A bit of background–eleven years ago, I found (and started wearing) an anti- Bush hat proclaiming IMPEACH CHENEY FIRST. The meme (we didn’t do ‘memes’ so much in 2005-06) was based on articles coming out of AfterDowningStreet, an activist organization that had uncovered and leaked internal memos indicating that Blair and Bush/Cheney were determined to attack Iraq […]