‘Hating’ Tom Clancy

I was reading a few stories on Tom Clancy’s passing last week, when I found a blog post at Bacon Rebellions on the subject. BR is a great blog that focuses on Virginia public policy. Most postings are non-partisan in tone; however, every now and then someone says something that crosses the line. Consider this: …

Senators Cruz & Lee, Shaking Things Up

A lot happened this week in Washington, DC that captivated the nation, the world, as well as the locals. A partial government shutdown that political elites said would never come to pass, started. There were two odd events such as the car chase ending the death of the driver and, a less publicized incident, an …

Sometimes You Just Need a Laugh, Even in Shutdown DC

On the way home to Northern Virginia from Washington, DC earlier this week I decided to take the metro. The partial federal government shutdown has made traffic a little easier, however, it had been some time since I took the train home. With very few exceptions, mostly tourists that brave the trains at that time, …

Before the Tea Party, There Were Angry Seniors

Suggestion to folks not in the Washington, DC Metro area: tune out the media coverage on the federal government partial shutdown as best you can. There is a lot of sensationalist reporting going on right now by reporters (and talking heads) who need a few lessons in the federal budget process as well as in …

US Government Shutdown

I was listening to Democrats and Republicans debating the budget on the floor of the House earlier (not to mention the cackling with some of the talking heads and the press corps). It could just be that I have a business to run and just want these folks to stop whining. In corporate America – …