I Call BS! The Shortage of Truckers is a Result of Deliberate Policy!

post-purge repost (originally posted April 2018)… Nowhere in this article does it mention the systematic policy attack on truckers. Extreme restrictions on truckers’ flexibility over when to drive has crushed productivity–rising wages or line-hauls won’t make up for having to spend more hours idle for every delivery. Demand for truckers is going up not only (more…)

New Cocktail: The Last Word

For the fatigued palate…just what the doctor ordered! If I ever had a cold and had to go to work–at least during my waitressing years–Elsie, the old German matriarch of the night crew, would have me sip a shot of Green Chartreuse (maybe that’s redundant, but there is a Yellow Chartreuse!) Boy would that stuff (more…)

Mezcal Sour …OMGosh….

Mezcal Sour 1½ oz. fresh lime juice 1½ oz. Mezcal 1 oz. Amaro Montenegro 1 tsp. light agave nectar 1 large egg white Angostura bitters and lime twist (for serving) Shake lime juice, mezcal, amaro, agave, and egg white in a cocktail shaker (or in a tightly lidded 1-qt. glass jar) until frothy, about 1 (more…)

Southern Favorites: Hurricane & Alabama Slammer

Hurricane (my Mardi Gras pick) 0.75 oz Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum 0.75 oz Captain Morgan White Rum […I just used dark rum and white rum but I bet it’s even better with spiced rum….] 2 oz passion fruit juice (welch’s makes a great passion fruit juice blend in a carton) 1 oz orange juice (more…)

“Love, Like Me!”

I wrote this story some time ago about my oldest child. Although my story relates to filial love rather than romantic love, I still thought it was suitable for Valentine’s Day, and because the T-shirt referred to in the story is a Ron Paul rEVOLution shirt, I couldn’t resist posting it! [this post is part (more…)

Show this Sunday, plus BONUS SHOWS coming soon to WSB!

To make up for lost time, WSB is giving me a few extra shows…here is our schedule for the next few weeks: Sunday February 24, 12-2PM ET Saturday March 2, 3-6PM ET Sunday March 3, 12-2PM ET Saturday March 9, 5-6PM ET Sunday March 10, 12-2PM ET

“No Nation Building” ==> “Let’s Build Democracies!” Rinse. Repeat.

From George W. Bush to Barack Obama to Donald Trump, we have seen candidate after candidate attest that we should not wade into the affairs of other countries only to argue as president why we must and then do it whether the argument compels or not.

In reviewing some old notes, I found in a May 2017 document a “What to Watch Out For” (#WTWOF) to myself: