George H. W. Bush – End of an Era

Reading Jon Meacham’s Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush a couple of months ago, I was reminded of just how effective George H. W. Bush was as President. He bailed out the national banking system, cleaned up the Exxon Valdez oil spill, strongly condemned the Chinese government over the Tiananmen Square incident, signed the Fair Labor Standards Amendments which raised minimum wage, ended the Dictatorship of drug trafficker Manuel Noriega, brought down the Berlin Wall, ended the Cold War, signed the Clean Air Act, and served justice internationally with his military intervention into the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq.

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Caravan of Dreams Nightmares

One of the very first items on President Trump’s agenda when he first took office was to curtail illegal immigration from south of the border by building a “Wall.” Now, halfway through his term, a massive exodus consisting of thousands of refugees, many of them Hondurans, is approaching northward towards the US-Mexico border seeking sanctuary in the good ol’ U.S. of A. It’s like they’re just trying to piss him off!

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When the Solution is Part of the Problem

I have received 3 robocalls on my cell phone within the last hour. My policy for the last several years has been that the cell phone doesn’t get answered unless the incoming caller is identified through the contact list. Looking up these suspected numbers as they dial in reveals that they have been identified at the very top of the search results with “Phone Scam Alert”. Continue reading “When the Solution is Part of the Problem”