Category Archives: Politics

SNAFU Tuesday

SNAFU is an acronym that stands for Situation Normal. All Foul Up (slightly edited version).  It seems to be a good descriptor today for the White House and our government operations.  Below are examples of what I mean: IRS’ online … Continue reading

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Tell It Like It Really Is?

Tell it like it really is.  Sounds simple and straight forward, right? Not so, not here in Washington DC.  The response one will get most likely is a chuckle, a grunt, or “Say what?  Are you crazy? Nobody does that.”  … Continue reading

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Reblog: Amodei Spins Ryan Resignation Rumor

In a flagrant demonstration of redirecting, Congressman Mark Amodei (R- NV) who spun a rumor about the House Speaker’s resignation made national news.  The redirection orchestrated and conceded by Amodei happened during an on-the-record “Nevada Newsmakers” podcast yesterday. # # … Continue reading

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Redirecting

Often when a child is emotionally worked up, redirecting his or her attention is an effective method to calm the child down.  But when a politician, a spokesperson, or a spin-doctor by any other names use redirection to dodge inquries … Continue reading

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Back To Reality

Like a political junkie, I used to follow the daily bits and pieces of what’s going on inside the Capital Hill, White House, and Washington Beltway.  It was my way of getting engaged, thinking whatever comes out of here will … Continue reading

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What Is Fair?

Life is unfair that we know. The question becomes should it be?  Should the life be fair? If yes, how do we define fairness? Is it helping the most needy, normalized treatment for all, rewarding the most deserving, or all … Continue reading

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Can’t Figure It Out

Sometimes it is impossible to figure things out.  Can’t figure out what to wear when weather is finicky, can’t figure out what others think when at an impasse, can’t figure out what is important when everything is going well.  Just … Continue reading

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Winners & Losers

in the President Trump’s proposed 2019 budget, according to the Washington Post: Winners                                            Losers Veterans’ Affairs        … Continue reading

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No Grace Under Pressure

How one deals with pressure says a lot about the person’s character.  When backed against the wall, our tendency is to default to our natural response.  Whether fight or flight, embrace or denial, there is little room for faking it. … Continue reading

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Dysfunctional Congress?

Here we go again, government shuts down.  Merely one month ago, the U.S. government closed it door, albeit for three days.  The whole thing, thanks to the Congress, felt like a reality television show.  Now the sequel, except it is … Continue reading

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