A Modest Proposal

It must be done. For the greater good. For the future of American democracy!

American Democracy Hinges on the Only Half Measure Left. Or Right.

Citizens of the United States of America live in two nations, simultaneously side-by-side and a gazillion miles apart.

 

After paying attention first to the impeachment debacle in Congress, it’s become painfully clear we can’t go on this way.

 

Make no mistake. The American democracy the Founding Fathers envisioned, a democracy that values truth, facts and the republic’s welfare over party affiliation, is on the line. It is crumbling, being dismantled before our very eyes. If we don’t do something that previously seemed inconceivable, I fear it’s destined for an unceremonious chucking into the dustbin of history.

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…from their limping…

Year to year, knee to knee and back to knuckles, there’s a moral to this gobshite’s tale.

An Irishman, Coupla Knees and a Backhanded Blessing

We all limped hurriedly toward the doors of Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Walk-In Clinic.

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The Ol’ Engelstad Gun-to-Our-Heads Maneuver. Again.

Donations do not – or at least should not – give donors the power to be kingmakers. Or, in this case, president-unmakers.

No, Ms. McGarry. You Don’t Get Control.

Kris Engelstad McGarry is at it again, holding a gun to the heads of North Dakota higher education leaders and, ipso facto, to the heads of North Dakota citizens.

This time the Engelstad family is threatening to quit giving money to the University of North Dakota until President Mark Kennedy is gone. McGarry refused to utter the word “fired,” but she didn’t need to.

McGarry:  No Engelstad Money while Kennedy is at UND

Nice.

Gun To Our Heads. Again.

It’s far from the first time for the late UND alumnus Ralph Engelstad and his heirs.

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Am I Your (personality) Type?

I understand you better, you understand me better, we understand each other better. From where I’m sitting, the world could use a little more of those kinds of outcomes right about now.

What’s Your Initialism?

I’m “rare.”

Coulda told you that without taking the free online personality-type test.

Seriously, though, my personality type, as gauged by the NERIS Analytics Limited’s 16Personalities screening, is rare indeed. A measly 3-4 percent of the world’s population is like me.

INTP-A.

The Logician.

A-HA!

Wait… what?

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Mr. Bison Goes to Washington

The North Dakota State University Bison football team is going to Washington, D.C. What an honor. Now, if only…

If Only They Were Going to Be Greeted by a Fellow Champion

NDSU’s football team is going to Washington, D.C. Good for them. If any athlete or sports team deserves it, the Bison do. Fifteen national titles and seven of the last eight. Wow.

No matter who the president is, being invited to the White House is an honor.

Or so someone recently pointed out. Made my skin crawl at first. But I’ve come around.

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“Fake News”

It’s Official. IV Words is “#FakeNews.” As they say up here in the Great White North, Youbetchya. Since “fake news” is simply news the #RedHatters don’t like or agree with, I agree. And welcome the label.

The IV Words blog has arrived. Sort of.

It’s Official. IV Words is “#FakeNews.”

Yep, official. As they say up here in the Great White North, Youbetchya. At least it is according to several fine #MAGAts who read “There’s No Art in Trump’s Fake Deals” post on Facebook and proceeded to deride and condemn the blog and its blogger.

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