…..Who? What? When? Where? How? and Why?…………

.......serious history being written these days........ many issues in dispute.....facts are facts.....try some of these......w It was a breezy, surprisingly pleasant summer week in Washington as the frenzy around potential Trump-Russia revelations reached near-carnival levels. On Thursday, brightly clad groups scattered across the lawns of Capitol Hill could almost have been picnickers — if not … Continue reading …..Who? What? When? Where? How? and Why?…………

…….GOP Wealth Care Bill…..June 22, 2017……

.....introducing the long awaited.....oh boy....the you're gonna love this....steaming pile of ......................insert personal feelings.......... https://www.budget.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/SENATEHEALTHCARE.pdf

….Gerrymandering, the dark art of drawing legislative maps that rig the game……..

.......the party in numerical control.........gets to cheat........really bright system .... ZOHAR LAZAR One thin you have to admire about gerrymandering: It’s got some wicked slang.....Gerrymandering is, of course, the dark art of drawing a legislative map that favors your political party. That involves “packing”—taking all the neighborhoods with voters who hate you and cramming them into … Continue reading ….Gerrymandering, the dark art of drawing legislative maps that rig the game……..

…..tic toc tic toc… goes the doomsday clock…..tic toc tic tic tic tic

......have a nice day?...... .....what is that sound?............ CLICK HERE ...now aren't you glad you clicked it?........ -30- .......now wasn't that just another fun thing for the...................back....of your ................................mind.....................w                                    

…Bob Dylan’s Nobel Lecture…

.......for obvious reasons ....this one is being published all over the place ......swiping abounds.... fore and aft ... not inside...... Dylan visiting Stockholm for the first time in 1966. Photo: Ronny Karlsson Bob Dylan's Nobel Lecture When I received this Nobel Prize for Literature, I got to wondering exactly how my songs related to literature. … Continue reading …Bob Dylan’s Nobel Lecture…

Pedi-cab Driver

…….I used to sit on the curb with this guy, floating Popsicle sticks down the gutter in the rain…….well done mark….got that one to turn the corner….cool!……w

Lyfting Me Up

My life has taken a very interesting new direction.I am “Back in The Saddle Again”.It looks like I will be serving as the Senior Pastor at Greeley First Christian Church for the foreseeable future.In the past 19 months I have logged 3805 Lyft rides – you might call that ‘full time’. I have found joy and purpose driving complete strangers all around this five county area, and turning my riders into the stars 🌟 of this blog.How my new job affects what happens in our conversations in this blog, goes like this: I will be finding these ‘gems’ in 15-20 rides a week rather than 80-100.If it goes like it did with my three rides on Tuesday, it will be no problem.

I had just finished a 20 minute ride from near my house to about 10 miles west.He was a fascinating man with…

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…….“The more they screamed, the more I knew I was doing the right thing,” …….

When Don McGahn first arrived at the Federal Election Commission in July 2008 as a shaggy-haired, guitar-playing campaign finance lawyer, his casual appearance masked his carefully crafted plans for the sleepy agency charged with regulating campaign finance. As a new commissioner, McGahn—now President Donald Trump’s top White House lawyer—quickly consolidated power. He persuaded the two … Continue reading …….“The more they screamed, the more I knew I was doing the right thing,” …….

……the world that trump and ailes built…..

The measure of their influence lies in the distance between today’s media and politics and those of the years they were born. By Jill Lepore THE New Yorker Illustration by Tom Bachtell Roger Ailes died recently, at the age of seventy-seven, during a week when the ground shook beneath a stumbling Donald Trump. The two … Continue reading ……the world that trump and ailes built…..