July 13, 2019

We had a lively day on the blog yesterday.

Today is Saturday so the readers get to pick the topics.

We deserve better


Keeping track of who said what

July 11, 2019

Recently some of the regular readers of the blog have contacted us about the use of “anonymous” as a name.

No one was concerned about the right to anonymity.  Instead they were having difficulty addressing their responses to the right comment.

Their concern could be alleviated if people used unique names or pseudonyms when they make a comment.

It would not be necessary to use the same pseudonym each time.

Do as you wish, however please remain civil and keep it clean.

We deserve better



Looking back

July 8, 2019

I wonder what will be said about our current mores 250 years from now.

We deserve better


Choosing to be uninformed

July 7, 2019

Holthink published this post recently.

In it Mr. Holt makes a good point.

Years ago, when there were fewer ways to get entertainment, virtually all broadcast stations (radio and TV) featured the news at the top of every hour.

There was no point in switching stations because the news was on every station.

Now people can avoid the news by switching to something else.

Then again many of us have heard  “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed.  If you read the newspaper, you’re mis-informed.”  I would like to attribute that to the author but cannot figure out who might have said it.

“An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.”–Thomas Jefferson

We deserve better


Independence day

July 4, 2019

From our Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.


They fought for our freedom.

I celebrate that today.

This was better


Open line Saturday

June 29, 2019

Its Saturday so the readers set the agenda today.

We deserve better


Where is the Times actually printed?

June 25, 2019

Am I mistaken in my belief that the Times is still printed in El Paso while the layout and design are done out of town?

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