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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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.

News Cycles

Major issues have dominated the news cycles for the last six months. The Trump Virus aka Covid-19 has been front and center and for good reason. Everyone has been negatively affected by it, even those who haven’t yet contracted it yet. It has changed the way we go about our daily lives, kept us from seeing family and friends and limited travel.

Letter to the Editor – August 06, 2020

Lunatic fringe fascist fool Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is without a doubt the dumbest, most worthless member of Congress, and considering the laughably low intelligence level of the average lazy Republican racist officeholder these days, that’s really saying something! Rep. Gohmert is an imbecile and a sick scumbag, not to mention corrupt.

Advertising is a problem-solving business

When I heard the doorbell ring that Saturday afternoon, I did something I had never done before. I bought something from a door-to-door salesperson. It was a pest control representative who was canvassing the neighborhood for new business. The logo on his bright green golf shirt matched his truck in the driveway. He introduced himself and said, “I see you have a vole problem. Have you tried anything?”

Testing Testing 1 – 2 – 3 Testing

Testing for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been in the news for several months now. The first reports of cases of what would become COVID-19 came on December 31, 2019. There are now over 15 million diagnosed cases worldwide, and the number of confirmed cases in the United States has surpassed 4 million.

Sense and Nonsense

Humans have five primary senses. They are touch, sight, hearing, smell, and taste. Have you ever imagined being without one of these senses? If you lost your sight, you wouldn't be able to enjoy any more sunsets. When you ventured out, you would feel a sense of insecurity, not able to see your surroundings. If you lost your hearing, you wouldn't be able to hear choirs sing or hear the birds sings or hear someone close by calling out for help.


Just like about every other fretful Democratic/liberal/progressive person in America, I’ll admit I’ve had a mild case of political PTSD leftover from 2016 (and from 2000 & 2004 for that matter). However, these days the national political opinion polls are truly glorious.