Rural Iowa and Roe

There’re no shortage of studies and articles looking at Iowa’s declining rural population. 1 2 3 I’d like to point out that the recent SCOTUS decision and Iowa’s current policies towards abortion will work to continue this decline. The politicians claiming to be Saving Iowa and keeping conservatives in power with these polices are actuallyContinue reading “Rural Iowa and Roe”

Me Nailing It On Twitter Back In October

I rarely get things as right as I did above, so I do think I should be able to brag it up a little. But, yeah, I don’t care what “side” you’re on. What I care about is getting everyone who, for one reason or another, qualifies as one of MY PEOPLE though our currentContinue reading “Me Nailing It On Twitter Back In October”

Dear Texas and Mississippi

Dear Texas and Mississippi,The people saying you don’t have to wear a mask or social distance anymore are the same people that got a whole bunch of you killed in a predictable winter storm and that still don’t have the lights and water turned back on. Please don’t listen to them. We’re almost though thisContinue reading “Dear Texas and Mississippi”

Coup Or Temper Tantrum?

Back to photos and such tomorrow… DC has cameras everywhere and many of the building have equipment that mimics a cell tower, so that your phone will ping it and security will know exactly who is where in their building. Every airport has cameras everywhere and police have easy access to flight um… Brain freezeContinue reading “Coup Or Temper Tantrum?”

Tarnished by Trump: National security officials struggle to find new jobs – POLITICO

Tarnished by Trump: National security officials struggle to find new jobs – POLITICO — Read on http://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/08/post-trump-jobs-national-security-456180 Partly I’m commenting on the article, partly I’m just seeing how this WordPress feature works. The article portrays former Trump officials not being able to get jobs their field as a problem. But, I don’t think that’s accurate.Continue reading “Tarnished by Trump: National security officials struggle to find new jobs – POLITICO”

Civil Disagreement

Wether or not we should all come together and forgive old slights now that Joe Biden has won the presidential election is much in the news these days. I would like to add this thought to the discussion: If I get up in someone’s face and call them a bastard, it might change their opinionContinue reading “Civil Disagreement”

On The Changing Of Minds

The first thing you need in order to to change someone’s mind about something is a person with a mind that is opened to being changed. All the fighting and ugliness over the last four years closed a lot of minds to the possibility of changing. The very real, very huge threats presented by COVIDContinue reading “On The Changing Of Minds”