Please Stop Voting for Conservatives. You’re Hurting Your Country.

At the end of this post you’ll find a link to a predictable report on poverty in the United Kingdom, posted today on The Independent’s site. I know.  It isn’t just Tories and Republicans.  It’s also public officials who know better, cooperating with Tories and Republicans.  In 1996, U.S. President Bill Clinton — a Democrat — signed so-called welfare reform legislation which was destined to put more families on the streets.  He was cooperating with Republicans in Congress, and complying with misguided public opinion.  It was a self-serving, rotten thing to do, but he wanted to be re-elected (which he probably would … Continue reading Please Stop Voting for Conservatives. You’re Hurting Your Country.

Helping Neighbors

This is a post I found on Twitter this morning, and I know nothing about the motorist’s circumstances. There’s no excuse for anyone driving a car in this condition.  It’s an example of why we should be helpful with each other, though. If you have a neighbor who can’t deal with the aftermath of snowfall, you might be able to help.  Many people can’t shovel snow or remove it from a car, and not everyone can afford to pay a professional. It’s up to you to determine your own limits on assisting others.  Whether you allow someone to park in … Continue reading Helping Neighbors

Troubleshooting With Hotel Reservations

During my recent visit to New York City, I stayed in a Midtown hotel. The room was overdue for renovations, but it was in a nice hotel.  I was very comfortable. The only glitch was with the reservation, which I learned was incomplete when arriving with heavy bags I’d carried after the E train stalled at W. 50th Street and 8th Avenue. Initially, I wasn’t allowed to check in.  The problem was resolved within a few hours, but after sitting up all night on an airplane I was too exhausted to keep the situation in perspective.  The check-in representative and … Continue reading Troubleshooting With Hotel Reservations