An Open Letter to MCCL (and why even the Supreme Court will not end abortions)

A short note before I share the letter. I was alive when “back alley” abortions took the lives of women. I formed my opinions on the subject of abortion in 1960’s and 70’s as a then liberal Republican. my thinking aligned with the Republican Supreme Court justices who ruled on Roe vs. Wade. My opinion […]

Pete Stauber for Motherhood and Apple Pie

I just checked out Pete Stauber’s campaign issue page. Typical Republican tripe but I’ll admit I haven’t read beyond the headlines yet. I will comment on the various issues when I’ve got the time. They are: Holy crap! I just looked at it again. His page is truly light in the loafers. Each issue has […]

Why I will I file for Congress again tomorrow

Because I’m like Belgium. When the awesome and merciless army of Adolph Hitler overran their border to attack France they fought anyway and at great sacrifice. I sacrifice nothing by taking on a Donald Trump bootlicker. Donald Trump won the Eighth District handily last year. As a Republican I knew this day would come. I […]

Trump 2016 – Get used to it

Readers who look closely will see that the previous post is categorized as “Trump 2016” which seems wrong because, after New Years, we now find ourselves in 2018. That is simply a function of my setting up a Trump Account in the annus horibilous when he first interjected his bile seriously into American politics. I […]

Joyeux Noël

This Christmas Season has had a subtext of World Wars about it for Claudia and me. I just finished reading the fabulous “Last Hope Island” out loud to Claudia and am half way through “Last of the Doughboys.” We have both been working on French lessons on the app Duolingo . Given six or seven […]

Aborting the €™’s

I did it. If you put the nonsense symbols, €™, into my search function only three posts pop up – uh, four now including this one. I had to spend close to thirty hours laboriously removing them. How many I removed I can’t be sure. An off the cuff guess? There might have been an […]

3 AM again

Just like yesterday I woke up early and started thinking. Maybe like our President I should begin tweeting at whoever is the latest person to dis me. As I suggested in my early morning post yesterday its probably my fear for America’s future that gives me insomnia. In Trump’s case the smart ass in me […]

Fascism lite?

Donald Trump is not a Jew hating Adolph Hitler and the United states in 2016 is not the desperate post-war Weimar Republic still reeling from the devastation of World War I. That said, I’ll mention the similarities I see with Hitler’s rise to power and the Trump Campaign which has led many Republican Newspapers to […]

Good guys and Bad guys in books

Sandwiched between School board related work I found time to finish reading one book to Claudia and started another. The book finished was yet another spectacular history by Erik Larson. I only had the Epilogue to finish and then read a couple more pages on the sources he most relied on to put his book […]

SWORDS INTO PLOWSHARES # 2 A Reverie on Trust

Disclaimer Just moments ago I received this unexpected email directed to all school board members from one of my daughter’s classmates: As authorized by Minn. Stat. 123B.09, subdivision 6, I respectfully encourage and request the Chair, Clerk, or any three board members to call a special meeting open to the public on the Edison proposal […]