News from this past week….California apparently will allow literally anything, cats and dogs living together and all sorts of ‘unnatural things on the Supreme Court and the threat from China. Continue reading “The Week’s Quick Takes”
Last presidential election cycle, we had an avowed socialist in Bernie Sanders, who gathered a significant number of votes in the Democratic primaries. In New York, voters elected a young self-described socialist, Alexandra Occasio-Cortez, to Congress and she has become the darling of liberals.
Surveys also show that there is a small but growing positive image of socialism among young people in the country. Continue reading “The Example of Socialism”
Sadly, it has become the norm that political parties blindly line up behind the ‘party line’ and do and say whatever the party leaders say, rather than what is right. Most obviously, this is the case in the investigations surrounding President Trump. Continue reading “Finding The Truth Should Never Be A Bad Thing”
On a more serious topic, at the intersection of sports and real life…the KC Chiefs drafted Kareen Hunt who was cut after a particularly egregious domestic violence incident.They also drafted Tyreek Hill, who was arrested for punching his pregnant girlfriend in the stomach during college and now is again facing domestic violence charges. Last week, they traded for Frank Clark and gave him a large new contract. Clark was arrested and convicted of domestic violence in college.
If the NFL says that domestic violence is problem enough and abhorrent enough that they are going to crack down and treat players involved differently than they would for other crimes, then what about teams like the Chiefs? If they are going to lower the hammer on players who abuse family members, what about teams and general managers who keep ignoring the crimes and keep going after players who clearly have a problem? Seems a bit inconsistent and hypocritical, or is it just me?
In Monday’s quick takes, we take a look at news of a more unusual nature…where officers in the legal system aren’t really helping those who abide by the law Continue reading “Quick Takes-Law and Order Edition”
Carlotta Outley Brown, a high school principal in Houston, TX created controversy (though Thinking Man is confused as to why there is any controversy) when she sent a letter to parents earlier this money telling them that the school is implementing a dress code for parents and anyone that wants to enter the school. Despite the controversy, Brown is standing by her actions. Continue reading “A Step In Making Parents Be An Example”
Among the most disturbing aspects of the investigation into Russian influence in the last Presidential election is the fact that a large number of people have formed opinions long ago. As a result, I realize the comments that follow may very well offend those on both sides of the political spectrum. Continue reading “On Russian Interference”