Charlotte Redux

Sometimes I think I’ve wandered through a wormhole into a strange parallel universe. Once again I find myself skating on the underside of the ice. Here’s the backstory. For months, ever since the election, the left-wing fascists of Antifa and others have been rioting in the streets, beating people up, breaking windows, setting fire to…

Your Work Product Isn’t Yours

My older brother is a genius. No hyperbole, a legit genius. During the time he was working for Hewlett-Packard, eventually ending up as the head of one of Hewlett-Packard’s two research labs, he made a number of discoveries and advances which were patented. However, none of the patents were in his name. Instead, because they…

Goodbye and Good Riddance, AHCA

The Republicans have pulled their American Health Care Act bill from consideration and are moving on. So … who are the winners and losers? Gotta say, one big winner is me. I’m sooooo tired of hearing about health care. I wasn’t looking forward to the fight in the Senate. I’m overjoyed that we’re done with…

Tucker, Brit, and Jim

When I saw James Comey’s testimony before Congress on Monday, I immediately noted and wrote about the bizarre situation laid out in the cartoon below. The backstory was that President Trump had somehow figured out that the Obama Administration had been spying on him during the campaign. So as is his wont, he tweeted about…

What Am I Missing Here?

When asked in today’s House Intelligence Committee meeting about President Trump’s tweets that the Obama Administration had put Candidate Trump and his campaign under surveillance, FBI Director James Comey said: “I have no information that supports those tweets and we have looked carefully inside the FBI. The Department of Justice has asked me to share…

Deconstructing the Administrative State

One of the three areas of work of the Trump Administration is described as the “Deconstruction of the Administrative State”. Since some of my friends seem unclear on what the problem is, here’s an example from “Inside Education“. The University of California, Berkeley, will cut off public access to tens of thousands of video lectures and…

The Building

Lately I’ve been considering why it is that I find it fairly easy to understand President Trump’s actions. Today I realized that we are both builders who are the sons of builders. My dad, Benson Eschenbach, was an architect, a developer, and a builder. After WWII, he moved the family out to San Diego, California.…