Harry’s Diary 8-7-2019

Its August and I am in something of a holding pattern. This morning, like five previous mornings over the past week I spent hours working on the 96 replacement storm windows for my church. Today’s work was a relatively short four and a half hours. I’ll be climbing the scaffolding on Saturday and Monday through […]

No Irish need apply

Now that my three years of watching Donald Trump swallow the Republican Party whole has finally given way to a ray of hope in a Democratic controlled House of Representatives I can’t promise to blog with the enthusiasm I have shown up to know. If I am true to myself I will direct my fingers […]

Parting is such sweet sorrow

For the past several weeks Supt. Gronseth’s right and left arms have been negotiating contracts for their own superintencies. Amy Starzecki is headed to Superior, Wisconsin and Mike Cary will take over at Cloquet. These are two of the smartest administrators I’ve worked with and they are leaving at a time of financial penury for […]

Handsome Harry falls out of favor

For much of my fight against the Red Plan I had an avid ally up North. I quoted a few of his emails to me over the years. He began them by saluting me as “Handsome Harry.” Since Donald Trump came on the scene my Finlander Pal has been outraged by my disdain for our […]

Trump as Coyote? Naw. He’s more Jerry Lewis

I’ve been trying to see the positives in the looming Trump Presidency. He does break molds. The Georgian leader manhandled by Russia who thought he would be a match for Putin piqued my interest. Trump’s call to the Taiwanese President to twit China did too. I think there is something to say for breaking the […]

Some random thoughts

My Bad. The testy relationship with my “Buddy” is one of the casualties of the Presidential election. We called each other some names that, for me, are a complete betrayal of the cordial wisecracking of my Grandfather that I lauded a short time ago. If I ignore future emails from him related to my posts […]

One crap sandwich and one decent candidate

I’ll proof read this later. I’ve got grandsons to play with. True to form my Buddy sent me an email making sure to dis Hillary Clinton from conservative blogger Jonah Goldberg: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2016/09/jonah_goldberg_on_why_he_won_t_vote_for_hillary_or_trump.html: When given a choice between two crap sandwiches on different kinds of bread, my response is “I’ll skip lunch”—and then I’ll tell you […]

Yeah, I’m no fan of Bill Clinton

I think this is a riposte from my Buddy. From: [Your Buddy] Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2016 7:21 AM To: Harry Welty Subject: Photos Show Bill Clinton and Donald Trump Hanging Out Harry: Not even The Donald and The Big He are always tribal. Your Buddy http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/09/photos-show-bill-clinton-and-donald-trump-hanging-out.html And I’ll acknowledge that this tidbit is worth […]

Email fencing over 2016 politics – Round 3

And my Buddy again: From “your Buddy” Sent: Fri, 5 Aug 2016 12:50:02 -0500 Subject: Re: Althouse: Have you watched last night’s Libertarian town hall? Harry: I wouldn’t bet any money that Hillary will be the next president of the United States. See http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/05/opinion/the-perils-of-writing-off-mr-trump.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region&_r=1. What could happen between now and November? For example, who knows […]

Bully Pulpit and Bully Books

I abandoned reading books through much of my school board campaign and that largely meant history books. But I’m always looking for good books and I told Claudia of one book that would make a good Christmas Gift while I bought a good read aloud book for her that I noticed at Barnes and Nobles. […]

Furious Fingers and nothing ever changes

I’ve had a lot to say in recent days. The message has been conveyed with my furious and fumbling fingers. Many posts, Some quite long. I have since college had terrible mechanical typing technique. My Dad’s old colleague Enid Smale, if I remember the spinster’s name correctly was terribly embarrassed to give me a D […]