Fly America… Call the Philippines

When your official government travel orders authorize advanced seating to guarantee a seat beside your child during an international move---old home packed, new home empty... ...but the airline won't confirm your seat more than 23 hours before you fly... ...and you spend hours on the phone... ...talking to the travel agent... ...and talking to the … Continue reading Fly America… Call the Philippines

We Have Seen and We Have Said

Last month we were treated to countless rounds of being talked down to by law enforcement from Broward County, Florida after yet another completely avoidable massacre at the hands of an American citizen exercising his right to bear an AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle. 'If you see something, say something,' Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said … Continue reading We Have Seen and We Have Said

Stick it to Them Before Congress Sticks It to You

You don't have to bend over and take this legislative middle finger right up the center, America. Vote with a phone call, and if it goes wrong, vote your Senator out. Wapo's Dana Milbank explains the smoke screen.

Congressional Call to Order

Prayers, check. Silence, check. Guns, Amen.    

‘Tough Guy’ Rights

Representative Chris Collins is acting tough. “Here’s what’s not up for debate,” the New York Republican wrote in Monday’s Washington Post. “From now on, I’ll be exercising my Second Amendment right to carry a firearm as I travel my district.” Collins has some right to feel the need for protection. A gunman went ballistic last … Continue reading ‘Tough Guy’ Rights

We, the People from U.N.C.L.E.

Enough! The past eight days has brought just too much to keep up with. How do you address and condemn one awful imposition on our sanity without condoning all the others by omission? And how can you possibly write up all that condemnation?! This quandary has me in a state of total paralysis. Let me … Continue reading We, the People from U.N.C.L.E.

The Run

My son's offering his services as my campaign manager. More than the trappings of power, I think the third grader's hooked on creating slogans. 'Want the Best? Vote the Beast.' Beast is a nickname I picked up in Jr. High. It was my sister's fault. A clever P.E. teacher pegged her first initial against her … Continue reading The Run

Calling Mr. Robot

If the leadership really wants to improve our healthcare insurance, they should start with a phone call to Blue Cross Blue Shield. In 12 seconds or less they'll learn that legislating insurance can only make America great again if it kills the robots taking our calls. I’m sorry, I did not understand your response. 'That’s because you’re a … Continue reading Calling Mr. Robot

New Fiction @Revolution John

Thanks to Sam Slaughter for posting my latest fiction at Revolution John. Warm yourself up with this  excerpt, then head on over and read the whole thing, a romp through patriotism, office life, and federal worker morale in the face of congressional dysfunction. In God We Trust (excerpt) Towards the head of the table Howard Graves … Continue reading New Fiction @Revolution John

Foggy Bottom

From DC's skyline to it's underground rail system, one has to wonder how the capital of our great Republic has come to symbolize so much decay and brokenness. Escalator outages pervade Metro, clogging the human flow. Congress teases us with shuttering the Department of Homeland Security, even in the face of recent threats. These perversions and abuses gave me … Continue reading Foggy Bottom