In recent years, there have been a lot of accusations that countries have been actively trying to influence America and her direction. The idea that Russia or China could easily influence Americans through social media has become widely accepted. It’s especially prevalent during the periods before our elections. The difficulty of having a relatively free […]Read More Propaganda you pay for – A closer look in January 1941
As the final count continues and the “ballots” continue to arrive seemingly from thin air, I have decided to archive all of the countdown posts form the past three weeks. I have to admit that it was discouraging to see how many people in the country that I love willing to trade their freedom for […]Read More Postscript – 2020
No excuses The campaigns are all over. The last vote was cast. Falling nine votes short of victory means you go home and think about what happened and what you could have done differently. But second place in a two person race is still first loser. There are no real excuses. There are some reasons […]Read More Who planned this anyway???
This will be my last pre-election post. Its been a fun and interesting (and slightly stressful) nine months. Tomorrow the public will decide. The amazing thing is this: there will be an election. People will have a chance to influence the way their communities are run. What passes for democracy will be on display all […]Read More Elections… the good, the bad and the ugly
Recently, I made the decision to run for a local office. I figured after a lot of time of scrubbing shitters and shooting garbage out of the TDU, I would be a perfect candidate. Bilge diving seemed to also fit the bill so I filled out my paperwork to compete for a Township Supervisor. Not […]Read More Courage? I could never describe myself that way could you?
Disclaimer: This post has been approved by the Candidate Good morning to all of you who regularly follow the blog. Its October 25th, the World Series is in progress and we are getting ready for winter in Western Pennsylvania. I completed the series on the 41 for Freedom boats last week and decided to focus […]Read More Where is Mister Mac? (Give Bob the Job)