Tagged: politics

The inheritance tax

We have entered 2017, the year of the Republican takeover. I for one am excited to see what’s coming! (What alternative do I have? My law licenses aren’t any good in Canada or Europe or Britain. So tally ho, Trump!) One of the many legislative turds we’ll be seeing this...

Pet Shop Boys set list for Donald Trump’s campaign

It couldn’t happen here. The prospect of a Trump win in the presidential election is looked on with horror by a solid majority of the developed world (even if you include the United States as a “developed country,” which some recent events have led me to doubt). But it’s not over till it’s...

Britain crumbles

I ran across a very surprising article from the Daily Telegraph that the Labour Government in the UK has decided to allow rising ocean levels to consume British villages and farmland in several vulnerable areas.  Under a points-based formula, only certain regions will be “defended” against incursions by the sea. ...

Some of my favorite things: debauchery, sterility, and Utahns

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed riling up my friends on the left, Marcus Banks and Venezuelan Army Maj. Marty Stroodler, over the issue of D.C. voting rights.  To Justme, I would retort that holding a sign reading “Will Make Political Commentary for Money,” and actually eating because of it, is a wonderful...

The unbearable unnaturalness of being

The organization DC Vote has put up a documentary movie on its web site called “Un-Natural State.”  It’s worth the eight minutes.  (You can also get a teacher’s worksheet because the video apparently complies with Washington ninth grade history and government class standards.) If you watch this video, you’re going...

Congressional skullduggery

I’ve been watching the battle over giving Washington, D.C. representation in the United States House of Representatives with some amusement.  If you don’t know about this, and you like political arcana, catch up. As you might know, D.C. license plates proclaim it’s the land of “Taxation Without Representation.”  (That’s a...

…and who NOT to vote for!

Every year, it falls to me to grouse and complain about the abuse of the public trust practiced by certain local candidates who seem to think they own the whole damn road.  I’m not talking about the driving, I’m talking about their signs in the public right-of-way. This year on...

Why you should vote YES…

Reading the editorial page of the Columbus Dispatch is like being in an abusive relationship.  Just when you think you’re safe, you wake up, and out of nowhere you get brained.  Unfortunately, unlike a battered wife, I really have to admit that it’s all my fault and I don’t know...

What’s the matter with Ohio?

So recently, our organization’s officer came to see the gang at work about how we are feeling. It was, as always, a well-intentioned event, and I do think he takes our comments seriously. Unfortunately for everyone, it was at 8am, and I showed up about 50 minutes late, because I...