Yearly Archives: 2015


Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina….

  Don’t cry for me, Argentina Politics and rugby.  For this guy, it doesn’t get much better than this.  I got to watch the Argentinian team run rampant through the Rugby World cup, showing a strength and agility that a top tier team would envy.  It’s hard to push the Australians around, but push them […]

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The Spirit of American Exceptionalism

Boy, oh boy.  What a weekend for this political warrior.  First, I went to Chicago, the bad horror show of politics that has plagued America for over 100 years now.  Second, I went to see the USA Eagles play the Australian Wallabies.  The Wallabies, who aren’t nearly as cuddly as they sound, are ranked third […]


It’s Really Simple: Racism is Bad.

Its Really Simple:  Racism is Bad.   I have been thinking about the Charleston shooting daily since it happened last Wednesday, June 17. That is not to say that I have had a lot of “thoughts” about the tragedy, but just that I have been thinking about it a lot. So, I suppose I would […]

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Maddened by Reefer – Marijuana Debate

Maddened by Reefer It looks like Marijuana will be on the campaign trail yet again this year.  After Colorado’s legalization of the ubiquitous drug, and word of subsequent revenues splashed across the headlines for months, other states are lining up to get in on the cash cow parade.  Last year Gov. Branstad signed Iowa’s own […]