This has been a year of one frustration after another. A big one for me, self-isolating since March and dependent on delivered groceries, is not being able to get a specific product. Like everyone else, I struggled through toilet paper and paper towel shortages in the spring, but those issues eventually resolved (and I have … Continue reading First it was toilet paper
Just a note in passing: Regardless of what the future holds for the now-infamous Boeing 737 Max airplane, you’ll never find me in one. I’ve no doubt the plane will be “fixed” and put back into service; obviously Boeing and the many airlines who bought the plane cannot afford to just scrap all of them. … Continue reading Boing, boing, Boeing
Trump lost a billion dollars in ten years (ala “The Art of the Deal“!?), but at least it was his own money. Now he’s playing with your money and mine. Bad. Very bad. “If the world goes to hell in a handbasket, I won’t lose a dollar.” — Trump, 1988 Continue reading Trade wars bad, very bad
An enterprising San Diego Girl Scout recently sold more than 300 boxes of her cookies in six hours by positioning herself outside a marijuana dispensary. While the Scouts and authorities discuss the legality and propriety of her action, I can’t help thinking of an equally smart scout here in Thornton, Colo. She stationed herself in … Continue reading Samoas and Thin Mints and Trefoils, oh my!
On September 20, before the Senate Banking Committee, Sen. Elizabeth Warren ripped Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf to shreds (over the opening of as many as 2 million unauthorized accounts). And it was a thing of beauty. Absolutely, CEOs should be held accountable and sent to prison — not just allowed to pay hefty fines and … Continue reading We need more Elizabeth Warrens
A bill in the US Senate that would have funded research to fight the Zika virus in this country failed yesterday. Why would such a critically important bill be voted down? Because of a really stupid and costly policy that allows legislators to amend bills and add their own special earmarks, diverting or designating some of … Continue reading Special interests doom Zika funding