Category: American Life and Politics

A Major Change of Course

The call came from the AP and NBC News this morning that the Biden/Harris ticket did prevail in Tuesday’s election. In spite of the plainly-excessive caution with which the networks had handled the 2020 election results, the time had come to state the obvious.… Continue Reading “A Major Change of Course”

Herman Cain dead at 78

Former Presidential candidate and conservative icon Herman Cain has passed. He died today after battling COVID-19 for the last month. If Mr Cain and I had ever had a chance to talk about this pandemic and the way it’s taken so many lives, I’m… Continue Reading “Herman Cain dead at 78”

Happy 4th of July to all

There’s no way I would pass on an opportunity to observe a 4th of July. No way. But it’s also true that it feels different this year. It’s felt different for me and a whole lot of other patriots for the last three times… Continue Reading “Happy 4th of July to all”

Happy New Year to YOU!

We stand on the threshold of a new year. And my wish for you is that 2020 will be a splendid year, indeed. I have to say that 2019 was an awful year in some ways. I have been–and continue to be–greatly alarmed to… Continue Reading “Happy New Year to YOU!”

It’s Labor Day and you should…

It most certainly is Labor Day and you should take life easy today! I’m off and I hope you’re not having to put in your eight hours today. If you’d like to know a bit more about the history of this auspicious holiday, just… Continue Reading “It’s Labor Day and you should…”

Today is National Moon Day

As you may know, today marks exactly 50 years since Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Lunar soil. It is, indeed, a monumental occasion. For so many reasons. One of the many things that has happened as a result of this historic… Continue Reading “Today is National Moon Day”

Record spending for the Environment in Florida

One of the really important headlines coming out of Florida this last week was about the just-passed budget for the coming year and how it highlights new priorities in the Sunshine State. Make no mistake, this thorough re-ordering of spending priorities is a direct… Continue Reading “Record spending for the Environment in Florida”

The National Climate Assessment

The comprehensive  report about Climate Change and its consequences is called the National Climate Assessment and it was released about ten weeks ago. I noted that the report had been released at that time but failed to put together a post about it. But, obviously, the assessment is… Continue Reading “The National Climate Assessment”

The 3rd is not too late to…

Today is the 3rd of January and that is not too late to send along New Year’s wishes to my friends here on da bulldog blog! There’s no doubt that 2019 is going to be a very significant year. Although I don’t have a… Continue Reading “The 3rd is not too late to…”

John S. McCain III Has Passed

Lt Cmdr John S. McCain III was a hero to me. I idolized him and wanted to be like him when I reported to Navy AOCS in Pensacola. That was in May of 1975, two years after McCain had been released from a North… Continue Reading “John S. McCain III Has Passed”