Government, Politics and Law

Associated Press – March 16, 2018

President Donald Trump consumed Thursday morning’s TV headlines with amusement. Reports of tumult in the administration were at a feverish pitch — even on his beloved Fox News — as the president reflected on the latest staff departures during an Oval Office conversation with Vice President Mike Pence and Chief of Staff John Kelly. With a laugh, Trump said: “Who’s next?” It’s the very question that has the whole White House on edge.

A novel twist to governmental affairs,
Make it a game of MUSICAL CHAIRS!


Reuters – March 3, 2018

Asked how NAFTA negotiators could be working in good faith to update the deal while Trump talked approvingly about trade wars, a well-placed Canadian source replied: “That’s a very good question. I don’t think there’s an answer yet.”

Something we’re leaning by the hour,

Beware those with “the power to sour.”



The New York Times – February 7, 2018

American adolescents watch much more pornography than their parents know — and it’s shaping their ideas about pleasure, power and intimacy. Can they be taught to see it more critically?

Might the “shocking” thing in decades hence

Be to see some “innocence.”


Reuters- January 21, 2018

The annual Edelman Trust Barometer showed overall trust in the four institutions it measures – the government, media, business and non-governmental organizations – falling more steeply in the United States than in any of the 28 countries surveyed.

Rants, “alt-facts,” conflicting views,‬
‪Distort perceptions, warp, confuse.


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North New – December 4, 2017

Operating a drone while under the influence of drugs or alcohol would be a disorderly persons offense under a bipartisan bill that advanced from an Assembly committee Monday, as would using a drone to harm wildlife or endanger people or property.

DRIVING drunk is a “no-no.”
But, who would have thunk,
That a “higher” offense
Would be “DRONING drunk.”