Saturday, February 18, 2017

Good for Thee, But Not for Me

You've probably heard the, undoubtedly grammatically improper, saying that things sometimes seem to be curioser and curioser. This came to mind the other day as I was reading an article on our new president. According to the author, Mr. Trump is of the mind that the world should hearken back to the time when family was paramount, morals and faith were essential and the American work ethic was the driving engine behind the country's prosperity. Nothing strange about that, you may say, since conservatism is all about recapturing what have been the long-held values of our country.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Deciphering the Code

Have you ever taken the time to think about how those on the left side of the political or religious spectrum make use of language? This occurred to me the other day as I was reading an article about the new National Security Council structure under the new president. According to the author, the president's new structure, which has basically gutted the previous one and in essence created a whole new NSC, is a recipe for disaster. (As an aside, one of the most amusing assertions in the article was when the author decried the "rivalries that will arise between the State and Defense Departments." Anyone who knows anything about government, can tell you that government agencies are always suspicious of one another. Why this individual thinks that NOW we'll have rivalries is beyond me!)