Venezuela Can, US Cannot! — The Lone Cactus

So, let me understand if I get the picture coming out of Joe Biden these days. It’s fine and OK if Chevron can go to Venezuela to drill for oil, but here in the US, there’s (and I’m quoting Biden here) “No more drilling!” Is that right? I know Biden is this climate change geek […]Continue reading “Venezuela Can, US Cannot! — The Lone Cactus”

Phriday Phunnies

Stolen from around the web A circus couple went to an adoption agency, but the social workers doubted their suitability. “Where will you live?” They pulled up photos of their 50-foot deluxe motor home, complete with a nursery. “But how can you provide an education?” “We’ll hire a full-time tutor.” “What about health care?” “WeContinue reading “Phriday Phunnies”

That’s Christmas To Me

I have wanted to write something about what Christmas means to me for a while now. I have pondered, contemplated, deliberated, examined, mulled over, puzzled on, reflected, cogitated and ruminated. I have started to write several times only to rework, reword, redraft, rephrase, and restart several times until I realized it has all been saidContinue reading “That’s Christmas To Me”


Is Afghanistan so different from the US? I have been observing tribalism from a distance for a while now. Many of us blame tribalism for the failure of the Afghani people to form a stable, democratic government. Most, if not all Afghanis are Muslim. That’s a pretty big tribe from our perspective. But while watchingContinue reading “Tribalism”

Hey, Conservatives!

Actually, Conservatives, Tea Partiers, Libertarians, and all… I am with you. I share your love and protection of individual liberty and accountability. I share your economic views. I share your respect for the Founding Fathers and the Constitution – it is an amazing document. I share your belief in restricting the powers of the federalContinue reading “Hey, Conservatives!”