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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Post Office Paranoia

At this rate, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy will be lucky if he isn't arrested and tried for treason before a people's tribunal. According to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, DeJoy is a "complicit crony" aiding Trump's efforts to sabotage American democracy. She believes the two have hatched a plot to delay mail-in voting and disenfranchise countless Americans prior to the election.

Are You Living?

I found the following some time ago and saved it. I wish I could give credit but the author is unknown to me. What does it mean to have lived? Is living having a life determined by what we accumulate? If I have a “hot” car in my driveway, own a home with three extra bedrooms and a television the size of a drive-in movie screen

Smear Campaign Begins

"Phony Kamala and Slow Joe." That was President Trump giving nicknames to the opposition after Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris to share the Democratic ticket with him. Of course, Trump threw in "extraordinarily nasty," but he always describes those who oppose him as "extraordinarily nasty."

Democrats of Hemet San Jacinto

It was just two weeks ago that I submitted an article entitled "News Cycles" that pointed out that climate change has not received much publicity lately. It has been crowded out by the pandemic and Trump's failure to respond adequately to keep us safe. It has been crowded out by the Black Lives Matter movement brought back to the forefront by the killing of George Floyd and the kneeling of NBA players before their televised games in a deliberate effort to keep in our consciousness continued mistreatment of people of color.


The city was in a position where they had 60 days to appoint someone to the vacant seat (it was 60 days from 7/28/20). As of this writing, there are four city councilmembers. An appointment of a councilmember would require a 3-4 vote and that wasn't likely. After speaking with several sources, there does not appear to be a way to break any tie that takes place.

Vote-by-Mail Imperiled by Postmaster General

While many more Californians than ever before are planning to vote by mail in this November’s election in order to avoid exposure to the coronavirus, Trump’s new Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, is sparing no effort to make voting by mail harder for all Americans (not just Californians). The recent primary elections in several states have given us a preview of how that works, with ballots being ensnared in postal delays.

Why Bitcoin-Like Scarcity Would Be a Disaster for the Dollar

There’s a widespread belief that the exorbitant quantity of money the Federal Reserve is pouring into the U.S. economy must eventually mean the return of high inflation. After all, if there’s lots more money but no more stuff to buy, prices must rise, mustn’t they? So the prospect of Judy Shelton – known for her support of the gold standard – joining the Fed’s Board of Governors is raising the hopes of those who want the Fed to be stripped of its money creation powers.

To The Haters

Still don't like your President? Do you dislike that he made cruelty to animals a FELONY? Do you dislike that he signed a law ending the gag-order on pharmacists that prevented them from sharing money-saving options on prescriptions? Do you dislike that he signed the Save Our Seas Act which funds 10 million per year to clean tons of plastic and garbage from the ocean? Do you dislike that he signed a bill for airports to provide breastfeeding stations for nursing moms?

Everyone is a Stranger Somewhere

I must admit that I am not the most outgoing kind of person. I have gone through most of my life trying to leave as little trace of my presence as possible. I drive my car with the intent of not causing other drivers to have to change lanes or brake. I am the same way in most public settings. I seek to draw as little attention as possible.

Letter to Editor – August 13, 2020

Growing up, the teachers I had in my brick-and-mortar school promoted me to a new grade in the middle of the school year. While I was challenged academically, I wasn’t prepared for the difficulties of being with a new class and the bullying I experienced. I reached a point where I felt my love for school was dying. That’s when I discovered online school.