There’s the U.S. Senate race in Alabama where the Republican candidate is being pressured to drop out of the race due to allegations of sexual misconduct from 40 years ago. Then there’s the sitting U.S. Sen.
Last Aug. 1, 2016 – just days after the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia – I wrote a column right here about Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee. Hillary was finally the Democratic Party’s nominee, but none of it made sense.
Think about it: There’s not a single day that passes where the headlines don’t include a story of growing racial tensions, such as the removal of Civil War monuments. Or the NFL players protesting during the singing of the National Anthem. Or reporters and Hollywoodtypes calling out President Trump (and all of his supporters) as racists and bigots.
A recent survey found that more than 96 percent of women feel guilty at least once a day, and almost half of them experience guilt up to four times a day. If you are a woman, you know exactly what that’s like. Culturally, women are encouraged to empathize, or otherwise take the perspective of the other, so much more than men.
“Kicking the can down the road” is to put off confronting a difficult issue or making an important decision, typically on a continuing basis. Basically, it’s postponing the inevitable. It’s one of the reasons our elected officials won’t fix anything, and why they haven’t fixed Medicare or Social Security.
And while we may differ significantly on our opinion of President Trump (pick any subject), virtually every presidential tracking poll confirms he is not a “peoplepleaser,” at least when it comes to his job approval rating by most Americans.
I was happy to hear the news, though, about your discovering the Haynesville Shale in 2008, and just couldn’t believe when the drop in oil prices came so fast and caused so many rigs (and jobs) to leave for other states. Then you had to cope with the GM Plant closing in 2012.
You remember when Vice President Joe Biden said it’s time “to be patriotic ... time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut," when talking about more Americans paying higher and higher federal income taxes? Or...
You’ve heard the saying, “Don’t miss the forest for the trees,” right? That’s when someone is trying to make the point that you shouldn’t get so caught up in the small details that you fail to understand the bigger picture.
Sometimes, the idea of something, and the thing itself, aren’t always the same. In other words, the idea is much rosier than the reality. For example, many people like the idea of owning a boat rather than the reality of actually maintaining one.