I have been reading and thinking about the subject of minimum wage recently, and I thought it was time that I shared a few of my thoughts and worked out how I feel about the subject. To begin with, I will state that I do recognize the need to have some protection in the law … Continue reading Thoughts on Minimum Wage
I had an interesting conversation with someone I do not know on Twitter when I replied to a tweet that was retweeted by someone I follow. It was about healthcare and rights. That is really what it boiled down to, and that is what I feel is the fundamental question at the heart of the … Continue reading On Healthcare: What Right Have We?
Any time a life is taken it is a tragedy. No person lives in isolation. Every life touches others, from family to friends to neighbors and acquaintances. It is so much worse when those lives taken are children, who will now not ever have the opportunity to grow older and have families of their own. … Continue reading My thoughts to today’s tragedy
I work tech support for a cable company, which means that there are test televisions throughout our offices so that we can “monitor” the cable signals and make sure all of the channels are working, or at least have the ability to test when we get reports of issues. Ostensibly, that’s what they are there … Continue reading Sports and Politics: Pondering the Purpose of Pundits
With election day coming up soon, this will probably be my last political post for a while (except that I may have to do another post with the results of election day). I just want to say a few words about politicians themselves and what I think politicians should be and should do. Hopefully, I’ll … Continue reading On What Politicians Should Be
I was not able to watch the Presidential Debate live as it happened, but I watched most of it the next day. It was an interesting debate. I did not like the way either candidate handled himself, there were too many instances of them interrupting each other and the moderator who was trying to facilitate … Continue reading My Thoughts on the Presidential Debate
As we approach the iconic holiday of Fourth of July, where Americans celebrate their independence, thoughts naturally turn to American history, culture, and the question “What does it mean to be an American?” This is something I have been pondering lately. America, as a nation, is fundamentally different from most other nations in the world. … Continue reading On Race and Being American