Monday, November 24, 2014

Blood Everywhere

I had planned to write about the kitchen tonight, but I cannot. It seems so frivolous when held up against the events of this past week. The kitchen can wait. 

I grew up with the myths and legends of both ancient and modern Israel. I know about revisionist history, two sides to every story, and how the truth lies somewhere in the middle of it all. But I also know a bit about the long term history of that strip of land, and the most important aspect that too many people refuse to admit is that Jews have lived here continuously for over 3000 documented years. Just as the French have lived in France, the Celts in Ireland, the Welsh in Wales, the Swedes in Sweden....the big difference is we have written history....like the Egyptians in Egypt, the Syrians in Syria, the Persians in Iran. We were a literate people very early on. And if the Five Books of Moses have a lot of improbable tales, it also provides the foundation for law in much of the Western World. Jews built Jerusalem and put the Temple there. In fact, 2 Temples. The place on which the Mosque of Omar sits is, was, and always will be The Temple Mount.  Not the Church Mount or the Mosque Mount....the Temple Mount because even the Koran recognizes that the Temple was there first. Before Islam was even created. This is not a mystery shrouded in the mists of time; this is well documented history even without the spin. Of course, it is tough to miss those walls.

(Photo: Kobi Gideon, GPO/Flash 90)
But on the morning of November 18th, as a group of Orthodox men were saying shacharit Amidah  in a study hall in Har Nof, on the western...not the eastern....side of Jerusalem, two men came in with axes, knives, and guns. They attacked a group of guys in tallitot and tefillin, standing in prayer. What was their crime? Being Jewish?  What about Zidan Sayif? His crime? Being a police officer who rushed in to save lives at the cost of his own. He was not a Jew living in Israel. He was a Druze living in the same land his family has always lived in, living as free citizens of the State of Israel. 

Just like every other indigenous people in any other country, Jews have a right to live in their own land. 3000 years of documented history is a clue. That the only sovereign states to have ever existed on that land were three Jewish states....First Kingdom, Second Kingdom, and the State of Israel....is a big clue. Israelis of all kinds have a right to be safe in their homes, safe on their streets, safe in their schools, safe in the malls, safe in their houses of worship whatever they are....as do the Palestinians. Israel affords citizenship and civil rights to Jews, Christians, Muslim, Baha'i, whatever. It's a Jewish state with a Jewish calendar, but how is that different from Italy operating on a Christian calendar, or Indonesia using a Muslim calendar to mark its communal holidays and holy days?  It's not. 

What is different is that the stated goal of Hamas is to kill every last Jew in Israel.  What's another dead Jews amongst friends, right? 

The world will continue to turn a blind eye to the bloodshed in Israel and the Arab world until some madman gets a bomb and threatens to glass over everyone else. We ignore this at our own peril. Throw Israel under the bus, and you no longer have a democratic partner in the ME. Hand over more land to Hamas, and be prepared to add another brick in the wall of the new caliphate. 

Why do groups like the BDS movement think that's an okay thing? Do they think they're gonna get a better deal under Hamas? They won't. They'll be treated like Jews and Christians no matter what they say or protest or claim. They don't get it. In fact, most of the world doesn't get it. 

We are the canary in the coal mine. If they round us up and shoot us all in the head, it's not gonna stop with us. The Christians will be next. The "other kind" of Muslims will come after that. And the blood will run in the streets. 

Reasonable People of the World, Unite! It's past the time to start saying no. Here, there, and everywhere. Y'know, there are a lot more of us than them. If we all stood together, we could change the world. 

What we cannot do is remain silent. 


The Wifely Person's Tip o'the Week
Don't go shopping on Thanksgiving Day. That's all. 













Monday, November 17, 2014

When The Frost Is On Everything

Winter has settled early in Minnesota...causing premature brain freeze. It's November and the temperature is expected to reach a balmy 18°F. No, that is not the wind chill. 

Did anyone happen to catch FACE THE NATION on Sunday morning? There was a seriously good lineup: Bibi Netanyahu, Claire McCaskill, and....wait for it.....Mitt Romney.

Mittens stole the show. Tan, smiley, and flip, he said the President should "take a breath," and let the "Republican Congress; the Republican House, the Republican Senate come together with legislation to put on his desk which relates to immigration." And what legislation would that be? The one they passed in the Senate  but Speaker Boehner would not let the House take up? Mittens called the possibility of an executive order "extra-constitutional," and a "poke in the eye at the Republican leaders." Is he serious? I almost hope they run him again....just for the entertainment value. The man has a hermetically sealed vacuum between his ears. 

We, the People elected President Obama because he was no-drama. I know I keep saying this, but it keeps getting truer. Despite what the Republicans claimed during the last election cycle, the economy has improved, the markets are at an 8 year high, more people have jobs, more people have health coverage, more troops are home, and consumer confidence is up. Does this sound like a President who has failed his nation?

No one wants to send troops back into the Levant except John McCain and his paralunatic fringe. The vast majority in this nation don't see same-sex marriage as an issue....and unless SCOTUS makes it one, it will settle in. And no one is going to tell millions of people they can no longer have health care; ACA is a fait accompli. No, it's not perfect....it's just a beginning. 

Which brings to me interesting observation for the month of November. We, the People of L'Etoil du Nord, sent Mark Dayton back to the governor's mansion and Al Franken back to the Senate. Senator Al had more than a 10 point lead on Mike "gimme-them-scissors" McFadden. The Governor's margin was a little smaller, 6 points, but enough to make him unquestionably the governor. Listening to the adverts from their opponents, one would think Minnesotans hated them both and felt both had failed in their jobs. But they didn't. 

Senator Franken won his second term not because he distanced himself from the President, but because he continually pointed out the successes of this administration. He ran on a platform that acknowledged more could've been done, but there was real progress in the economic state of the Union. His campaign centered on what was working and where the challenges were and how to address them. If Minnesotans went to the polls at all in the election, it was to make sure our voices continued to be heard in the Senate. The class clown the GOP expected was not what they got. They got a Harvard educated, excessively intelligent, nose-to-the-grindstone kinda guy all Minnesotans deserved: a guy who put the welfare of L'Etoil first. 

The ones who lost, if you really wanna take a close look, are the ones who distanced themselves from the good that was done, that refused to speak up on behalf of a President who led exactly the way people wanted him to lead. The ones who lost are the ones who allowed the GOP fear-mongering to dominate their campaigns. Oberbobemober, who ran no campaign that I could discern, allowed John Kline's ads to trash him as well as the President with absolutely no response whatsoever. There was no one to say, "Hey, CongressClown Kline.....people who were unable to get heath care now have insurance." There was no one to ask, "If you are in a heavily agricultural district, why don't you give a damn about groundwater and pollution?" Not having a response is like handing the guy the election....which is exactly what the party did.

So, here's the deal: I'm going to try like hell not to write about politics for a little while. Frankly, we got what we elected and now we have to live with it. Nothing we can do until the (G-d save us!) 2016 election cycle from hell kicks in. Next week will be the long anticipated kitchen remodeling blog, complete with pictures, to get us into the mood for Thanksgiving. And I promise not to post any boring pictures of the world's most brilliant and erudite baby girl....who, at not quite one month, is already reading the NY Times at breakfast and doing AP math. 

Deal?

The Wifely Person's Tip o'the Week
Global warming is really a misnomer....it's all about climate change.
Our climate is changing. 







Monday, November 10, 2014

When you can't breathe.....just hack up another lung.

Gentle readers, 

No  blog today. I have been felled  by a chest cold, and if you know me in real life, this can be a BIG deal.

I really wanted to write about the Tea Party's response to the GOP big win last week...but I don't have the strength to keep my head up long enough to be indignant.

It's tough to type when you're hacking up a lung. I am not used to being sick. I don't like it at all. I just hate feeling bloody awful.

I'm going to bed now.

the WP




Monday, November 3, 2014

T'was the night before Election Day, and all through the house............

.....nobody gave a tinker's dam.

Instead of being all excited about getting out the vote and other assorted favorite pastimes, I don't even want to write about the damn thing. Saying I am disgusted by what I read and what I see is a modest understatement to the total revulsion I feel toward the election process.

Not that I think there is a better one. I just don't think that the lies, viciousness, more lies, outright lies, sleight of hand, sleight of mouth, sleight of brain is the way to present the case for electing those who will govern this country.

We are struggling to maintain a technological edge in this global economy and morons like Mitch McConnell are saying they're not so sure about environmental science. Our kids are not doing well in maths and sciences,  but we're too busy cutting programs to spend money on education..unless, of course, it's to add creationism to the curriculum as science. Our roads and bridges are crumbling, yet not one congressperson is suggesting we start a WPA-like system to actually employ people to fix the roads and bridges. No, we're spending billions on private contractors who cannot manage to finish anything on time, much less under budget. And in the past week, we've seen what a screaming success private sector space research has become.

And people are gonna send the same people back to congress who think their jobs are to stop the government from functioning. I am talking about both sides here, although the GOP has a pretty good track record of doing anything and everything possible to destroy the office of the President of the United States. And if they do it to the Dems, just wait..the Dems will do it to the next GOP president. Gag me with a spoon. I've seen better behaved first graders.

As for the local races I once cared about...well, the opposition candidate for mayor of Mendota Heights got himself into an "altercation" at the Moose...at a benefit for Officer Patrick who was shot last summer... and admitted he was drinking beers "throughout the day," but took a cab home. DING DING DING DING DING..WRONG ANSWER. He has virtually disappeared from sight. And Oberbobermober? Money thrown into the wind. He was never a serious candidate and if he didn't know that, he's too stupid to be running for anything. The Dem-machine made up its mind that the 2nd wasn't worth the bother, so there is no choice.


And the creepy guy running for Governor against Mark Dayton looks like Eddie Haskell and sounds like the kid running for junior high student council who promises, "If elected I'll make sure they serve chocolate pudding every day at lunch!" Yeah, right. Like that is gonna happen. He has been calling the governor senile for the past few months. 
"After 37 years in politics, I don't think he's up to the job. He doesn't know what's in the bills he signs. I don't think he's an engaged governor"  
And you are????????? You can't even remember what you said in your own policy statements!  Check out minutes 21-23 on the Vikings' stadium. The guy is living in cloud-cuckooland

Not that it matters. What matter to these voters is that which scares them most. 
Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/10/31/3780516/last-chance-for-governor-candidates.html#storylink=cpy

So I am signing off for the evening. I will get up early tomorrow to vote because I lost my right to complain if I don't vote. And besides, they're trying to get a levy to build a football stadium for Henry Sibley High School. There's a "NO" vote. The other two referendums I am supporting.  But NOT ONE RED CENT for a game that breaks children's brains. Wanna hear the really sad part? I think of the three referenda, the one most like to pass is the stadium...which should tell you something about this school district

Next week, I just may write about the kitchen renovation, Definitely a more uplifting topic.

[Muppet News Flash ~ I voted at Friendly Hills Middle School at 7:30 this morning.]


Wifely Person's Tip o'the Week
If you don't vote, don't complain. 
Don't vote, and you've lost the right to have an opinion. 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Welcome Little Miss

The past week's been a bit busy around here. Not only is the kitchen still under "construction," but it's seems like my title Grandbitch...thanks to having a grandpuppy...has been superseded by Savta...Hebrew for grandmother. Last Tuesday afternoon, the first of our own next-gen came into the world weighing 8 lbs 4 oz, 21" long, and sporting a bodacious pair of lungs. 

Holding her for the first time, as my father said when holding the senior son for the first time, is like holding eternity. While my folks are counting the minutes until they get to hold her in their arms, I must admit to being sad that her Saba Ziggy is not here to tell her really bad jokes from the get-go, and that FIL just missed seeing her pretty little face by a couple of weeks. 

Chaya Zissel Braun (z"l)
At the same time we're celebrating, I cannot get out of my mind the image of tiny Chaya Zissel Braun (z"l) being held up in front of the Kotel in Jerusalem just moments away from being mowed down by a terrorist as her family waited for the light rail. Three months old, cradled snugly in her grandfather's arms, and murdered...not in a battle....not in a natural disaster...but in Jerusalem, a holy city for the three Abrahamic faiths. 

In some regard, this was no different from a homicide bomber blowing up a market in Baghdad or a shopping mall in Kabul or a mosque in Mosul. It was a man who believed that his faith required the murder of innocent bystanders and chose to kill in cold blood. What does it say about the world when large chunks of the population who share the same faith as the driver all too often share the same fate as the victims at the rail stop?

I can't help wondering about the world this shayna maideleh is going to inherit from us. Will she enter the kindergarten classroom by passing through metal detectors? Will there be clean water for her to drink and sweet air to breathe? Will she have to worry about carcinogens and pathogens in her food sources? The questions can be overwhelming and I have to admit, I didn't worry so much about them when the guys were born; I was too busy figuring out how to be a mother. But as grandmother? The enormity is stunning.

We are a week away from the midterm elections. I've stopped watching all commercial television because the ads make me want to vomit. All the ads. They are slick, stupid, and demeaning. They adopt the common parameter that Americans are too stupid to see beyond their slick-ass, sleight-o-facts, nose-growing, sound-bitten adverts to the real motivating factor....and I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that that's exactly the condition of We, the People: too stupid to see past the baloney.

How have We, the People, managed to allow a group of oligarchs to hijack our economy to a point were equal pay is not available for equal work, entry level jobs are not enough to keep a roof over one's head AND food on the table, the poorest of the poor are working multiple jobs without benefits or growth to keep body and soul together, and not see that this is an issue? How have We, the People, allowed every other first-world country on this planet to lap us in providing at least basic health care to our citizens? And how have We, the People, managed to put science on the back burner in favor of creationist nonsense and environmental deniers? 

And now, we're going to elect and re-elect these same guys who believe We, the People, are too stupid to live. We are going to send them back to Congress where they will lie, prevaricate, and steal from the American public. We will let them funnel cash from lobbyists while they vote to destroy our nation's water supply through fracking. We will elect them to represent us in those august chambers while they sell our jobs and our futures to the highest bidder to protect their own wealth. We will send them back to Washington where they will beat their chests about Ebola invading our shores while cutting funding to the CDC, trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and other national health initiatives. And We, the People will send back a raft of Congressclowns who refuse to pass sensible gun laws. 

So here's the thing. I'm a grandmother now. I have a vested interest in seeing this nation survive for another few hundred years at least. And I am not stupid....and neither are you.  Arm yourselves with the facts. Know who you are sending to Washington. Demand accountability from your elected representatives. Don't allow them to ignore or dismiss us. WE, the People, elected them, and they owe us. 

This video has been around, and while it's about gun laws, it really speaks to all the issues we face as a nation. Demand a plan. 





I posting this in honor of the birth of my granddaughter. 
I am demanding a plan. 
I am demanding accountability. 


The Wifely Person's Tip o'the Week
I am We, the People. So are you.
Now behave that way.



Monday, October 20, 2014

Fear Factor - The Pseudo Reality

In the days halcyon days of the cold war, before global warming, the DNC ran an ad now known as “The Daisy Ad.” Take a moment to watch it. Some of you, gentle readers, will remember the ad. I did. Vividly. Others of you probably don’t even know what the cold war was, and will need to better understand why this was terrifying when it was broadcast in 1964. The Cuban Missile Crisis was recent history. Countries were racing to develop their own nuclear arsenals. We were doing duck-and-cover drills along with fire drills at school.

Eventually, it became pretty clear that nuclear winter was a serious byproduct of actually using nuclear weapons and sane thought prevailed. Not that everyone is signed on to SALT and other arms treaties, but generally speaking, we have a clear idea of what constitutes fallout. Of course, when you have children like Kim Jong Il running a country, ll bets are off. 

Face it; fear sells. Even cartoonist James Gillray, back in 1802, was scaring people away from the new cowpox vaccine. And if you think that's just a bunch of silliness, there are a whole lotta people who aren't vaccinating their kids because they refuse to believe the science that goes with vaccination, and are relying on everyone else for herd immunity. But once again, I digress.

The following appeared in Congressclown Kline's email missive this weekend:
Conducting Oversight on the Ebola Epidemic
Nearly 9,000 people have been afflicted with Ebola since the outbreak began, and more than 4,000 have died as a result. My prayers go out to the health care professionals who have contracted Ebola here at home and those impacted by the virus around the globe. In an effort to address this crisis, the House of Representatives has been conducting hearings to assess the federal government’s response. As these oversight efforts progress, I will continue to monitor the situation and any relevant legislation that comes before the House.
This is the only reference to Ebola in the newsletter. Nowhere does he mention the outbreak is in Africa. He neglects to mention only 2 health care professionals have tested positive, and that the lack of protocol was unique to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, where the original carrier was initially released back into the population without being properly tested for the virus. The two nurses who have contracted the disease will, in all likelihood, be just fine. Mr. Duncan, the original patient from Liberia, was not treated in a timely manner and died. Hmmmmm. Who owns this one?

About 3000 Americans died from the flu last year. Is anyone blaming the President for their deaths? Over 40,000 Americans died last year from preventable diseases including diabetes, measles and whooping cough, so where are the politicians raving about that? Do you see Congressclown Kline or any of his co-clowns-in-crisis jumping up and down about AIDs which still kills thousands of people in this country each year? 

And lest we forget, more than 30,000 of We, the People died from gunshot wounds last year. Wanna talk about sensible gun laws?

This really isn't about Ebola, is it? Nope; it's about fear. It's just that simple. Not that Ebola isn't serious...it is....but not nearly as dire as the very real threat of influenza and guns. 

But fear sells papers and increases ratings. Half truths are easier to glom onto than real truth. Just ask the guy in the restaurant who called for an ambulance because he caught Ebola from a pilot:
911 Operator: Sir, sir, listen to me. There's an airline pilot there and he told you he had Ebola?

Caller: Yes, he has been exposed. He came out of West Africa.

911 Operator: He came from West Africa?

Caller: From a European environment. Yep he has.
911 Operator: You said you were exposed?
Caller: I'm sitting next to him. And he has been on a flight from European countries.
911 Operator: Is it just that you've been exposed, or are you having any of the symptoms?
Caller: I'm sitting next to him and having dinner. And he just revealed that he's been in the European countries, including west Africa.
911 Operator: Ok, and are you having any chills or sweats?
Caller: I am not exposed. I am not having any indications.   
Fort Worth, TX 911 call
Really? How did this guy come to this conclusion without help from the media? And how did the media manage to spin this into a giant rumor mill without politicians spouting off nonsense? 

Let's be real clear: travel bans are not going to stop the virus. And the odds of West Africans traveling to Mexico in order to cross the border into the US is also a rather far-fetched scenario. As is the one about the ISIS fighters who are going to infect themselves with Ebola and then come to this country to spread the disease. What are they going to do? Pee on people? Barf in subways and then throw it like monkeys throwing poo in zoos? 

So as a public service, here are some things you need to know about Ebola:
  1. Ebola is an RNA-type virus. It is extremely infectious, but not extremely contagious.
  2. Ebola is not airborne, like the flu or measles. 
  3. Ebola is not contracted through casual contact. Like AIDs, you can become infected by being in direct contact with bodily fluids from an infected person, or handling contaminated items like bedding or clothing.
  4. Ebola is treatable when caught in early stages. 
The endless barrage of nonsense about Ebola is here to scare you. The non-facts are repeated and repeated until you are tempted to believe the President and his administration are not doing their jobs when, in fact, they are allowing the experts to do theirs. Could they do more? Maybe. Would there be a massive change to contagion management if they instituted travel bans and temperature tests at the airport? No. 

So here's the bottom line: don't listen to anyone trying to scare you. They are after your vote, not your well-being. The talking heads and the political hacks are using this the same way they used the Affordable Care Act death panels, ISIL/ISIS, and immigration. It's the crisis du jour. Ignore them. They make up stuff. If you're reading this, you're already smarter than they are and shouldn't be taken in by their baloney.

Wifely Person's Tip o'the Week
Waiting for something exciting to happen can make a week feel like forever. 






Monday, October 13, 2014

What Candidate?

Well, I've survived the first week of being on my own. Now, on to matters of greater import.

Back in 2008, We, the People elected a fellow name Barack Hussein Obama to be the president of these here United States. He won rather handily, with 52.9% of the popular vote compared with 45.7% for John McCain. Those numbers are outside the statistical margin of error. 

In order to run for POTUS, Senator Obama had to provide proof of natural born citizenship. This was easy enough. His mother was unquestionably from Kansas. He could've been born on Mars...or in Panama like his opponent Senator McCain, and he still would've been a natural born citizen of these here United States by virtue that his mother was a citizen.

Senator Obama became the first black president of these here United States. With 52.9% of the vote, more than just black people voted for him. He had the numbers, he won, and he was declared the winner. 

And it's been downhill ever since. 

No Drama Obama is a smart guy and We, the People, elected him because President Bush II was neither of those things and that proved to be deadly for We, the People. We wanted a guy who wouldn't drag us back into war; in fact, we wanted to be pulled out of a war we had no business being in.  We wanted someone who could right the ship of economy in such a way that it would not be another half-baked-quick-slipshod-shady-bargain-in-the-shuk kinda of fix and we got exactly that: a slow steady recovery, not as fast as some would've liked, but steadily upward. And if it wasn't for this new pseudo-war into which the House would like to drag us, we might be okay.

But we're not. 

From the beginning, Fruit Loops like Donald Trump and the Tea Bags have continued this birther bullshit. The confederacy of GOP congressclowns have done everything possible to sabotage this government, including stopping the government. No other president, not even William Jefferson Clinton and his traveling penis extravaganza, has been subjected to the kind of derogatory and defamatory rhetoric that is currently being broadcast masquerading as campaign-speech....and it isn't even a presidential campaign.

Don't get me wrong; the Democrats are not exactly the poster children for clean campaiging. Both sides own a piece of this action.  But what is getting my knickers all twisted is the abject evil implication of this campaign season. Not that it's ever been clean, fair, or on point, but there is an undercurrent which began with the election of a black president and has escalated into something that shames this nation wholesale. Then venom with which the President's name is spit out in those ads is grotesque. Not President Obama...just Obama, as if he is not worthy of being President of the United States. 

And then it all spills into the local campaigns: they're not about ideas, they're about fear. The issue is not policy, the issue is how to hide croneyism. It's certainly about not about We, the People, it's about deep pockets. And it sure as hell isn't about electing a Congress that will work for the betterment of this nation.

The process has devolved into nothing more than fodder for the chat shows and the butt end of one-liners.

Our little Minnesota 2nd won Bill Maher's Flip-A-District Contest. I had hoped that this would give a bit of a boost to Oberbobermober...but he's functionally invisible. Kline now has ads running on television, but Oberbober has nothing. He couldn't even manage to parlay Maher's visit into anything. His people let Kline's mouthpiece run amok on Bill Maher rather than use the spotlight to get his message out. This isn't a campaign; this is that butt end of a joke. 

That's a shame. Kline, a guy who's never met a checkbook lobbyist he didn't like, will continue to suck up more oxygen in Congress where he does nothing. Says nothing. Accomplishes nothing. He's actually pretty dumb, and if you ever have the misfortune to listen to one of his town hall meetings, you'll know what I mean. Porch light is flickering and there ain't nobody home in there. Instead, he is a shill for the Tea Bags and the other neo-cons who fight to keep America in the dark ages. Kline has sold his soul, his conscience, and his vocal cords to the Koch brothers and my district is going to send that mindless marionette back to Washington without so much as a decent squawk. Makes me want to barf.

Just so you know...this is what set me off this week: images. The images used in a number of ads created by the National GOP election committee are right out of George Orwell and Nazi, Germany. They are dark, distorted, and subliminal. There is an image that keeps popping up and disappearing: the candidate (or I believe in one ad, it's POTUS) with his right arm outstretched waving at the crowd. But the way the ad is cut, it looks like a Nazi salute. There is a subtle intimation that these guys are Nazis. I thought it was me, and then someone else mentioned it, and then two other people mentioned it. It's no accident; nor is it all that subtle. It's fascism. And in case you don't remember what fascism actually means:
Fascists sought to unify their nation through an authoritarian state that promoted the mass mobilization of the national community and were characterized by having leadership that initiated a revolutionary political movement aiming to reorganize the nation along principles according to fascist ideology. Fascist movements shared certain common features, including the veneration of the state, a devotion to a strong leader, and an emphasis on ultranationalism and militarism. Fascism views political violence, war, and imperialism as a means to achieve national rejuvenation, and it asserts that stronger nations have the right to expand their territory by displacing weaker nations.  [from Wikipedia]
This is the direction the GOP and the war mongers are pushing us...neo fascism. Without war, profiteers lose money. Spending our tax dollars on stuff like infrastructure, schools, and roads does not benefit them. Keeping the war machine churning out 2.5 million dollar toilet seats does.

Don't believe me? Listen to James Risen's talk about protecting his sources and his new book PAY ANY PRICE on PBS Newshour

Fasten your seat belts, people, we are in for a very bumpy ride. 



The Wifely Person's Tip o'the Week
When Jeb Bush runs for president....that's when to start really worrying.