Go, and be an irritant

13 “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless. 14” You are the light of the world- like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 NoContinue reading “Go, and be an irritant”

Use this day as a wonderful “news-free” day

All the news today will be about the incompetent government we have… but we already knew that! So, it’s a great opportunity for a news junkie like me to keep completely away from all news sources which will all parrot the same information. It’s a great day for prayer, because GOD doesn’t shut down hisContinue reading “Use this day as a wonderful “news-free” day”

Our Government is Transparent. As You Were.

Q: In the spirit of “transparency,” just what is the scope of the warrants issued to listen in on conversations and read emails? A: We can’t reveal that at this time. Q: The name of the secret judge who issued these secret warrants? A: We can’t reveal that at this time. Q: The names ofContinue reading “Our Government is Transparent. As You Were.”

The Fallacy of 100 Percent Security

As an American, we are going through the embarrassment of a government that is actively violating our privacy and then saying things like, “If you’re not doing anything illegal, you shouldn’t be worried.” The president then offered the explanation the other day that Americans can’t have 100 percent security and 100 percent privacy. That’s true.Continue reading “The Fallacy of 100 Percent Security”

Your Government is Listening to You!

In a revelation that shocks even the New York Times, it was somehow disconcerting to us that our government is listening to our phone calls. I am a Verizon customer, so the government has been monitoring my subversive conversations. I just don’t know how this should shock ANY of us. For those who championed George BushContinue reading “Your Government is Listening to You!”

Living in the City — Silly Government Costs

One government issue that always gets to me is when state legislatures spend far more time on fringe issues rather than do things like, oh, pass budgets. And then… the things they pass budgets FOR… oy! Living in Minneapolis, with the I-35 bridge collapse a few years ago, I really focus on government providing forContinue reading “Living in the City — Silly Government Costs”