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Category: US

Happy Fourth of July!!!

For all its faults and problems, this is still the greatest country on earth. Happy Independence Day, everyone! Stay safe and have a great day.  

On the destruction of statues

I’ve written before about the destruction of public statues and monuments, and I’ve supported leaving them in place — with appropriate signage added to explain their history. More recently I’ve […]

Anti-maskers, it’s not about your rights

To those out there not wearing masks because you think it infringes on your rights: You’re infringing on the rights of others to stay healthy. You’re infringing on my rights. […]

Why, Tulsa, why?

June 19, 2020 — Tomorrow is the day chosen by Pres. Trump for his big rally in Tulsa at the Bank of Oklahoma Center. Some 19,000 supporters are expected to […]

Let’s ask kids about Donald Trump

I just came across this 2018 video from Jimmy Kimmel Live. In it, kids are asked questions about Donald Trump. It made me laugh and reminded me to never underestimate […]

There’s something happening here

“For What It’s Worth” by Buffalo Springfield, 1967 The song is 53 years old! That’s older than most of today’s demonstrators. Maybe, just maybe, this time will be different. Maybe […]

Worth noting: No police, no violence

June 2, 2020 — When Denver’s 10 pm news ended Monday night, the demonstrations downtown were still peaceful. They’d been that way all day. During the afternoon Denver Police Chief […]

Peaceful demonstrations vs lawless riots

June 1, 2020 — Demonstrators in Denver Saturday remembered George Floyd by lying face down with their hands behind their backs for 9 minutes while repeating “I can’t breathe.” They […]

Metaphor for 2020

May 30, 2020 — The national news media haven’t devoted much time to the demonstrations occurring in Denver the last few nights, probably because Denver is a smaller city with […]