Get Vaccinated, Get Rich, Get High!

June 19th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
With President Biden’s stated goal of having 70 percent of Americans vaccinated by July 4, states, cities, corporations, businesses were, well, bribing Americans to do the right thing.

AA’s Big Book had Profound Influence

June 10th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
The Big Book received recognition for its influence in 2012, when the Library of Congress included it on a list of “Books That Shaped America.”

Wake Up! Time to Put ‘Woke’ to Bed

June 8th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
If people who really believe in racial and social justice hope to gain support from conservative ranks, they would do better to simply state clearly what they are fighting for, without using any clever phrases (cancel culture is another). Say what you mean, don’t meme what you say.

A Birthday Tribute to the Life of JFK

May 29th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
Hope and pride are two elements in short supply in today’s political debate. They’ve been replaced by deceit and anger, which only begets more deceit and anger. A path to ruin. So today, on what would be JFK’s 104th birthday, I choose hope.

No One’s Hitting in Baseball but Shohei

May 20th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
Shohei Ohtani is the most incredible player in baseball today. If he keeps it up, maybe of all time. That’s saying a lot, but the Los Angeles Angels star is doing a lot.

America Finally Has a President Again

May 5th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
Joe Biden wants to heal America and he asked the “loyal“ opposition to help. They sat on their hands. They have nothing, but we, at last, have a president again.

35 Years and 9 1/2 Minutes to ‘Guilty’

April 26th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
We got a break. The verdict in the Floyd case says there’s still hope for us. All we have to do is change pretty much everything about the way most police forces operate in this country today.

Beware: No Labels is Mislabeled

April 14th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
No Labels posts unscientific “surveys” on Facebook written in such a way as to evoke negative reaction to such things as gun control, universal healthcare, a higher minimum wage or an increase in corporate taxes. They acknowledge the surveys are not scientific, knowing full well that most Americans are too lazy to question the accuracy.

It’s Time for the Filibuster to Go

April 4th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
Some (including two Democrats) have suggested going back to the talking filibuster so that there is actual effort required to oppose and maybe some debate on the bill. But there has seldom been any debate provided by the filibuster and, even assuming Republicans are willing to argue for hours on end against expanding voting rights, Biden and the Democrats don’t have the time to waste.

Bingeing: Grace, Midge … Cauliflower

March 25th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
They call the shows comfort bingeing and I can see why. It certainly helped my mental health. But the new way of watching shows also led to a venture into new comfort foods. The basic concept is that the potato isn’t the only vegetable that can be made into a chip. Hello, cauliflower!