Honor, Not Ostracize

If a person is willing to give their life in the service and defense of our country, they should be HONORED, not ostracized.   These are Americans. Willing to fight for our country, our freedoms. They are fighting for me. For you. FOR US.   “…cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption […]

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About That Oath, Boy Scouts of America

Dear Boy Scouts of America,   Well, well, well. Your 2017 Jamboree was a thing, huh? Talk about missing the point.   Now, let me be transparent here. My “scouting career” came to a sudden (and predictable) halt during my “Weeblos Scouts” stage (that’s the place between Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts) when I and […]

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Democracy at its Most Complacent

Man… we are lame. Official numbers aren’t officially tallied quite yet, but estimates put our Voter Turnout for 2016 somewhere in the neighborhood of 56%. Fifty. Six. Percent. If you took at your cues from social media, you would swear that 100% of eligible voters turned out (plus some dead guys voting, of course) and […]

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The .gov Role: The Hub for Community Development

Ahh… local government. The place where we pay taxes that we complain about the most, the place we pay our parking bills that we complain about the most… actually come to think about it, for many of us City Hall is a big “complaint box” where we all gather (if ever) and complain about stuff. […]

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Nothing Personal…Cuz It’s Public (Policy)

It is a consistent adage that there is no “perfect” public policy. You could argue things like women’s suffrage and reconciliation to right the wrongs our founding fathers did (or more accurately didn’t do) regarding non-white races (the despicable “3/5th” compromise) should be no-brainers… but still there isn’t perfection. Someone, even those simply living with […]

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WIIFM & NIMBY: Sadly, That’s Not A New Cartoon Show

When talking about any kind of economic and community development, the conversation very quickly turns to two major factors: where and how much money?  It’s as natural as when greeting someone you instantly ask “how are you?” Sadly though, these questions in economic development aren’t generally meant out of concern or care in the macro […]

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