Covid 19

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Covid: Think Globally, Active Locally

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

I don’t know about you, but I started off my summer with hope.  Together—united as one nation–we had turned the corner on Covid 19.  The experts were right.  Masks and physical distancing saved lives and bought time for many of us to get vaccinated. In June, however, conservative politicians decided it was time to surrender.  […]

Can you do a little?

Friday, August 13th, 2021

First conservatives told us to sacrifice seniors.  Now, they want us to sacrifice teachers and school children.  Over 600,000 Americans have already died.  Conservatives call this Pro Life. In March of 2020, Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick objected to Covid 19 mitigation efforts.  He said, “No one reached out to me and said, ‘As a […]

Never Too Late To Learn

Thursday, August 5th, 2021

I hate to repeat myself, but maybe now somebody is willing to listen.  I wrote the following on June 26, 2021.  I have only edited a little to update a few data points.  This discussion is life or death. The vaccines are highly safe and effective.  Government and private researchers worked diligently to develop and […]

Vaccines are Pro Life

Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Since February, the United States of America has been making steady progress in the fight against Covid 19.  Public safety measures such as mask wearing and physical distancing slowed the spread of the virus.  We bought time for the development of several vaccines. The vaccines are highly safe and effective.  Government and private researchers worked […]

Relief and Recovery

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Every day I walk my dog.  The daily pilgrimage started about ten years ago.  At the time empty lots lined the newly laid street.  Today it is a neighborhood with about 50 homes. I watched each one built over the years.  Not one builder started with the roof.  Each started with the foundation and proceeded […]

Truth Creates Unity

Thursday, January 21st, 2021

We all know to take the keys away from a drunk driver.  Drinking impairs decision making and judgment. In government, lies produce the same results.  Over 400,000 of our neighbors have died because of Covid 19 lies and political denial.  Will our democracy be next? On Jan. 22, 2020 a reporter asked Donald Trump whether […]

The Pretender

Thursday, December 10th, 2020

America has never had a pretender before.  Pretenders were regular features of European monarchies.  In monarchies the government, called the Crown, was the personal property of the king.  It passed from father to son or, rarely, to his daughter. In America, we have a Republic.  The term “republic” derives from the Latin phrase “res publica.” […]

Reality Wins

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

Reality does not depend upon your beliefs.  For example, gravity is a scientific theory.   If you drop an object on earth, it will fall unless acted upon by an outside force.  You don’t have to believe in gravity for it to work. Since January 2020, conservative politicians have been trying to speak Covid 19 away.  […]

America Is Moving Forward

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

America is moving forward.  We have some big problems to face, and name calling will not solve them.  Leadership requires correctly identifying real problems, developing solutions to those problems and then implanting the solutions. As all of us can see, Covid 19 did not magically disappear after the election.  In fact it is spreading at […]

Shut Down This Circus

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Like a Carnival Barker, Donald Trump is a master of exaggeration and misrepresentation.  It is a great quality for someone trying to sell a lie.  It is a horrible quality for a public servant. In the closing days of the campaign Donald is selling a whooper.  We’ve “rounded the corner” on Covid 19.  We may […]

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