On knee-taking, drugstore patriotism and hurt feelings: It’s the lies that kill.

Real Courage: WWII Vet Kneels in Support Who are those most offended by knee-taking as a genuine, civic and even patriotic expression of concern about what Americans are aware of or ignore? Drugstore patriots. Drugstore Patriotism: The wearing of one's prideful ego, narcissistic posturing and nationalistic foolishness on one's sleeve in order to be seen, …

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Arguments and Illness

Is what made me ill what afflicted you too? Have you been where I've been, do you do what I do? Is all illness a blight with but one common source and the consequence meted to all in its course? Does affliction with symptoms reflecting dis-ease and the payment of pain and discomfort to tease …

Where is the wisdom? It seems we Washingtonians are in the middle of it Take that 45!!

How Washington state became the epicenter of resistance to Trump’s agenda As President Trump weathered his first two weeks in office, a surprising number of roadblocks to his agenda cropped up from another Washington, more than 2,500 miles away. Acting swiftly and with a united front, leaders from the Evergreen State have marshaled a powerful …

Unthinkable … worth watching … question your ethics

Watched this last night on Netflix. Ought to be required viewing ... excellent portrayal of multiple points of view and perhaps the strongest contemporary ethics film I've seen. Shames the old concepts of the Fox Fake series, 24. Made the movie in 2010, kept out of theatres because Hollywood and producers afraid to show it. …

Next time an uninformed makes a rhetorical statement about food assistance fraud consider the source and the source’s sources.

More myth from the department of crooks and liars: The "Facts" below have not changed forever. I know, I worked for the state. I authorized and issued Food Stamps. I was a tri-lingual case worker and managed food assistance for an assortment of non-English-speaking immigrants.I denied assistance to any who could not prove eligibility. However, …

Breaking news on the Constitution-loving … Hatch Act-violating … sunshine-patriot … ranking Republican from Utah in the House of Representatives:

Don't ya just hate folks who look stuff up? "Here is the statement by a senior Democratic congressional aide (emphasis in original): Democratic Ranking Members on the relevant committees didn’t receive Comey’s letter until after the Republican Chairmen. In fact, the Democratic Ranking Members didn’t receive it until after the the Chairman of the Oversight …