Let’s Get Political

On the state level, anyway. And, I'm sorry, but when I go back and read that title, I'm hearing Olivia Newton-John singing it in my head. Anyone else having that issue? I hope it's just me. I hate politics. Mostly, I hate politicians. Most of that hatred stems from a personal view of how they … Continue reading Let’s Get Political

Seriously Inappropriate Laughter

This is going to look like it's a political post. But, I promise you, it's not. This is a post about basic human decency. Or the lack thereof. The other night, I was scrolling through my Facebook feed when I came across this article posted by a local news station. What bothered wasn't so much … Continue reading Seriously Inappropriate Laughter

Go Vote!

In the United States, today is Election Day. And, if you live in the United States, you've probably been hearing from all sorts of people, from politicians to celebrities to news personalities, that you should go out and vote. Well, I'm not gonna be any different. No, I take that back. The difference here is, … Continue reading Go Vote!

Political Ads are Dumb

Let me begin this post by saying that I am in no way endorsing any political party or individual candidate for any public office. I am simply writing these words to point out the absurdity of some of the political ads that I am seeing this election season in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Also, I … Continue reading Political Ads are Dumb

AFI #26 – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 1939 Directed by Frank Capra Netflix says... When idealistic junior senator Jefferson Smith (James Stewart) arrives in Washington, D.C., he's full of plans and dazzled by his surroundings--qualities he retains despite widespread corruption among his cynical colleagues. Jean Arthur puts in a sharp performance as Smith's streetwise secretary, who helps … Continue reading AFI #26 – Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Running

Several years ago... more years than I care to admit... I was sitting around with a friend of mine lamenting some decisions that the powers that be in the city of Roanoke were making. The two of us thought it would be great to run for city council. Though it never happened. I moved to … Continue reading Running

Question of the Week #93

While in the government, you discover the President is committing extortion and other serious crimes. By exposing the situation you might bring about the President's downfall, but your career would be destroyed because you would be framed, fired, and publicly humiliated on other matters. Knowing you would be vindicated five years later, would you blow … Continue reading Question of the Week #93