The problem for México is that every so often a Mexican president takes the helm of the country and immediately kowtows to the powers that be. Santa Anna is one such character. Santa Anna is best known for losing almost half of the Mexican territory when he waged an unsuccessful battle plan to quell the… Read More AMLO Meets With The Patrón Today
America was built on the backs of minorities and not on White exceptionalism. The history books and the entertainment industry have created the illusion of a White America. Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison are among the faces that most Americans recognize because that has been the White Americans intent. Very… Read More America Was Built On The Backs of Minorities
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It doesn’t matter where you stand on Donald J. Trump. It doesn’t matter if you voted for him or detest what he has done to America. It doesn’t matter if you believe that Covid-19 is real, a conspiracy or something else. The one thing everyone should be able to agree on is that Covid-19 has… Read More The Covid Presidency
The June job report is expected out today. The speculation is that about 3 million jobs were added in June as America began to reopen the economy. However, the the unemployment rate is expected to remain higher than normal. And then, Covid-19 struck again. Many states started to reopen their economies by ending stay-at-home orders… Read More Has Covid Stalled The Economy?
Over the last few months, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend going on. I’ve dubbed it creeping prices. I first noticed it when one of my long-time service providers for my business, Cognent, suddenly doubled their prices for services we were purchasing from them. The price increase came without notice. It just increased from one month… Read More Covid-19 Creeping Prices
Unless one is living under a rock these days then they likely know that there is an ongoing conversation between the need for police forces, how police forces deal with the citizenry and if there is a need to reform policing in America. The discussion ranges from conversations towards outright rebellion. In political science there… Read More The Citizenry And The Police
Many political observers are scratching their heads as to why Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) wants to meet with Donald Trump as his first government to government meeting outside of México. López Obrador has refused to travel abroad during his presidency insisting on holding virtual meetings as he keeps to his promise of austerity measures.… Read More Understanding the Lopez Obrador Lovefest With Donald Trump
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 191!
There is much discussion across the nation about whether Confederate statues and symbolism belong in America. Those opposed to the Confederate iconography argue that they represent slavery in America and thus have no place in American society. They argue that the Confederate symbols glorify slavery. Supporters of the Confederate symbols, on the other hand, argue… Read More Symbols Matter
Donald Trump recently further restricted immigration to the United States ostensibly to protect American jobs. Most anti-immigrants argue that immigrants are a drain on the U.S. taxpayers, American resources and add to America’s lowered wages. Trump has waged a war on immigrants and his immigrant bashing is about to cost American jobs. With unemployment rates… Read More Thousands Of Federal Employees To Lose Jobs Over War On Immigrants
Yesterday, John Bolton’s book; The Room Where It Happened officially went on sale. Although Bolton dealt mainly with national security issues, his book offers us a glimpse into Donald Trump’s immigration rhetoric. It is understood that Donald Trump is using the immigration issue to bolster his support among his base. Trump has unleashed a war… Read More John Bolton Book On Trump Immigration Rhetoric
Let me save you the trouble of reading and spending money to buy John Bolton’s book The Room Where It Happened. It is officially to be available today, but many bootleg copies were made available over the weekend. I got to read one of the bootleg copies. Let me share with you what the book… Read More The Room Where It Happened Book Synopsis – Tongue and Cheek, Sort Of
Donald Trump ran on the slogan that he was out to Make America Great Again. Trump bemoaned how America had fallen because of his predecessor and thus embarked to bring American prowess back. Americans have been known for their pride in America. “I am an American and I have rights” is mocked by others when… Read More American Pride Falls Due To Donald Trump
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The American 2020 riots seem to be centralized on the inequality that Black Americans feel each day. In the previous posts we looked at slavery as the reason that America became the economic powerhouse it is today. It is also the American lie that is driving today’s unrest. But many Americans refuse to understand the… Read More Immigration And The Riots
The underlining driving force of the American riots is the lie that slavery was not central to the American experience. Yet, America’s prowess is related to slavery although many Americans like to pretend that slavery is not central to America, or nothing more than a foot note in history. But America would not be the… Read More Racism and the American Lie
All are equal says the U.S. Constitution and it is the rallying cry behind the American “exceptionalism” arguments. It is the lie that has propelled the country from the moment it was founded. This lie perpetuated the rest of the American lies that follow it, the lie that all are free to worship or argue… Read More The Big American Lie
The pandemic news has been overshadowed by the national riots started by the murder of George Floyd and energized by the inequality that underlines American lives. This new series of posts are going to be difficult to read for many because it looks at America from the perspective that American values are about division. Many… Read More America Is Broken
As companies continue to convert into the virtual-driven delivery of services, it is important that company managers start to think digitally instead of continuing to work in an analog world. Today’s children are digital children. They will use Google before using a dictionary and many will likely never use the Dewey Decimal System for research.… Read More Changing the Way We Work
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 189!
Nothing proves that life has changed after Covid-19 then the phrase “drive by”. It is a phrase that means two different things depending on your point of view, pre-Covid and after-Covid. In one instance it means danger and even death. On other it means celebration. Before the pandemic, it meant death, likely a very painful… Read More The Covid Drive By
The world is slowly waking up from the Covid-19 pandemic, although there remains much fear and uncertainty as to what the next steps are. There are reports that Coronavirus infections are increasing due to the reopening of the country. Like everyone else I’m slowly waking to life after Covid-19. We are planning to embark on… Read More Life After Covid-19
Americans, it is time to have a “come to Jesus” discussion about American history. It is these types of talks that most will avoid but it must be had for the sanity of the country. Most Americans learned a varnished and palatable version of history. The history of America taught in American schools glosses over… Read More The Confederacy Was About One Thing – Slavery
Unless you live under a rock then you know that Donald Trump does not want immigrants to come to America. Trump has made it almost impossible for any immigrant to come to the country. This is especially true for those who want to Make America Great Again by their hard work. But even with Trump’s… Read More Covid-19 Recovery Requires Immigrants
The headlines read that the office is dead. But are they really? The belief is that virtual/distance delivery of services is the post-Covid-19 reality. It has been a dream for many in the technology sector. Technology would be the vehicle that delivers the services. Instead of brick-and-mortar offices, there would be digital platforms where workers… Read More Even Technology Companies Are Having Trouble Adapting
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 188!
For some time now I have been arguing that June is the pivot point. I still believe it is. There is no doubt that the way things were before Convid-19 are no longer the same. Many graduates wore medical masks to graduations and the ceremonies were streamed online. The Covid-19 generation – from middle school… Read More Unemployment Continues To Get Worse
The first sign that a dictator is losing his grip on his nation is when he deploys the military to hold the line. North Korea has its military on the streets. Iran has its military patrolling their streets. In countries where the people want a change in their government, the military is deployed to the… Read More American Riots
Author’s note: This is the first in a new series I am starting on Life after Covid-19 for Small Businesses. As companies begin to slowly reopen in anticipation of getting back to work many new challenges await business owners. The way we used to work is no longer possible. The business climate has changed along… Read More Remote Working Post Covid-19
In 2016, Elon Musk selected Jose Fernandez to create the space suits used in the Dragon capsule that docked with the ISS on Sunday. The Dragon launch is the first American manned space launch in almost a decade. It signal’s America’s return to space. Whenever space travel and Mexicans are mentioned in one sentence many… Read More Hispanic SpaceX Space Suits
Many are shocked with what is happening in America today. Maybe it is because of the realization that 100,000 Americans are dead due to Covid-19 the latest American divide scares many Americans. It should, but it isn’t new. The riots are a manifestation of America’s dirty secret. The secret that not all Americans are equal.… Read More Riots: Either Everyone Is An America, or No One Is
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Unless you are living under a rock then you likely know that Donald Trump is threatening Twitter for labeling his posts as lies. Trump is obviously upset at Twitter for calling him a liar. But there is more to the story that gets lost in the noise. Twitter owes Donald Trump and they both know… Read More Twitter, Trump and Reality
As many readers likely know, the number of unemployed workers has approached the dismal numbers of the Great Depression. Although many workers believe that their jobs are still waiting for them, the reality is that those jobs are likely not there anymore. Even if the jobs remain, many workers will be shocked to learn that… Read More Post-Covid-19 Job Crisis
If everything goes according to plan today, the United States will launch its first spacecraft in almost a decade. Humanity has had eight spacecraft in total. The first was launched in 1961. If SpaceX succeeds in launching its Dragon capsule today, it will bring the total spacecraft to nine. The launch is scheduled for 4:32pm,… Read More America Launches Its First Spaceship in Years
As America nears the all-time high unemployment rate of 20% for May, the numerous bankruptcies indicate that unemployment is worse than most believe. Next week the unemployment numbers for May will be released. Many expect the rate to be over 20%. The problem with the unemployment numbers is that they count workers who qualify for… Read More Bankruptcies Make Bodes Worse For Unemployment Numbers
Over the last few weeks I have been producing visuals of the Covid-19 pandemic. The infographics are designed to provide complex information in an easy to digest format. The news media leads with the number of cases and deaths without giving consumers context as to what the number mean. The following are two are my… Read More Visualizing Covid-19 Global Cases and Mortality
I hope you enjoy RumpToons No: 185!
We are a drain on the American economy they say. We seek America for benefits. We are takers and give nothing back. That is what the anti-immigrants say. That is what they want you to believe. Never mind that immigrants make America great. This has been proven many times, but the anti-immigrants refuse to believe… Read More We Are A Drain On The American Economy They Say