A PLAGUE? REALLY? – Marilyn Armstrong

The world is bizarre, though I think we have now passed any concept I've ever had of what bizarre means. I was afraid if Trump lost, the Secret Service would have to carry him bodily from the White House. I was afraid the Democrats would have an insane convention and be the laughingstock of the … Continue reading A PLAGUE? REALLY? – Marilyn Armstrong

LIES AND DREAMS – Marilyn Armstrong

I am now old enough and have been through enough elections with all the speechifying and promises that I know how it works. We finally settle on a candidate and quickly learn the promises made during an election process are dreams and hopes. They are what we wish might happen, what the candidate wishes would … Continue reading LIES AND DREAMS – Marilyn Armstrong

A GAY PRESIDENT – Rich Paschall

Is America ready? by Rich Paschall Let's just say that you have a candidate for president that appears very likable, as political candidates go. He's young and charming and smiles a lot. In this age of coarse political discourse, that would seem a big enough plus to give him some serious consideration. When you look … Continue reading A GAY PRESIDENT – Rich Paschall

GOVERNMENT GAMES – Marilyn Armstrong

In my neighborhood, my right-hand neighbor hates cops. He doesn’t want to pay for them. The guy on the left resents school taxes.  He never had kids. Never wanted them. He doesn’t want to pay for education none of his children will ever use. Meanwhile, down the road, that guy has a big powerful SUV. … Continue reading GOVERNMENT GAMES – Marilyn Armstrong

WORLD SHARING WHILE WATCHING THE IOWA CAUCUSES – Marilyn Armstrong

Share Your World 2-4-2020 This year, politics is more critical than I ever remember it. To be fair, though, I've always been fascinated by our elections, debates, primaries. How they work, how people make their decisions. This year in Iowa, you can see -- and I don't know that I've ever seen this before -- … Continue reading WORLD SHARING WHILE WATCHING THE IOWA CAUCUSES – Marilyn Armstrong

OUR WORLD BALANCED ON THE HEAD OF A PIN – Marilyn Armstrong

Garry was a working reporter for more than 40 years, so you have to figure I have an interest in the news. I never watched all the news. I didn't think every shooting or fatal car accident was news. Just because something happens doesn't make it newsworthy. Even if it's tragic. News directors believe in … Continue reading OUR WORLD BALANCED ON THE HEAD OF A PIN – Marilyn Armstrong

THE HOW AND WHY OF IMPEACHMENT – Reblog – THE SHINBONE STAR

As much as you may view this as politics, it is also education. Impeachment is a complicated business with a single motive: to protect the American Constitution. I can see all the sides of this impeachment. I understand why Nancy Pelosi wanted to wait and I can see why she changed her mind. I agree … Continue reading THE HOW AND WHY OF IMPEACHMENT – Reblog – THE SHINBONE STAR