Americans don't punish children for the acts of their parents.

Originally Posted on Facebook 6/20/2018.  It still applies today.

As someone who identifies as libertarian... is often accused of being republican (I'm not) and is a little more conservative on crime then he cares to admit let me just say:

Americans don't punish children for the acts of their parents.

Whether the parents are earnest in their asylum claims or not. Whether the parents crossed the boarder legally or illegally:

Americans don't punish children for the acts of their parents.

When parents commit crimes, we don't send the children to prison. When parents die in debt we don't pass that debt to the children. Because again:

Americans don't punish children for the acts of their parents.

    Posted: Jun 20, 2019

A friend was speculating about the target register outage being a fry run for a larger attack of more realtors. Here is my answer:

Anyone with the time, power and access to effect a nationwide shutdown of Target registers would be better off keeping it quiet and profiting off of the information they have access to. They wouldn't announce to the world they had control by shutting things down.

If there's a vulnerability you don't do a test run this large because it will get patched now and the fix that will get spread to kmart, walmart, etc.

It also occurs to me if the goal is to destabilize the economy you don't do this on June 15, you do it on Black Friday.

Posted: Jun 15, 2019

Watching West Wing and this quote just popped up:

Did he find a cure for cancer? 'Cause if he found a cure for cancer, I think that would be interesting. I think that was something we should share. But he didn't. He wants to find a cure for cancer [...]. You know what my response would be? Me, too, but is this the first time you had that thought?


Posted: Jun 13, 2019

Spoiler-free comment on Godzilla. I don't want to say that the movie was too dark but after seeing the movie I made an appointment with the eye doctor to test me for cataracts.

Posted: Jun 5, 2019

Just wanted to drop a quick post thanking everyone who posted, called, texted and messaged me to celebrate me becoming a quinquagenarian. I appreciate it.

Generally I believe that God / Time / Fate / The Universe may smite you for the arrogance of celebrating something in advance, but we were able to arrange for coverage for Anne’s Dad over the weekend so Anne and I spent a few uninterrupted days together (the first time since before Christmas). This was the best present I could hope for. We spent a day on Governor’s Island and the rest of the weekend getting caught up with our life which has been on hold.

Yesterday was a quiet day. I realized that I had a “free” popcorn and soda from AMC coming to me because it was my birthday and since it was Tuesday I could see a movie for $6, so I saw Godzilla, worth what I paid, not worth $20. I haven’t been able to get a movie + popcorn + soda for $6 since the Bellerose Theatre was $.99. All and all a good day.

Posted: Jun 5, 2019

We all know too many people and too many details about their lives.

Posted: Jun 5, 2019

Note to podcasters: it's time to change your messaging, you're no longer on iTunes, you're on Apple Podcasts.

Posted: Jun 4, 2019

I'm not sure I want to live in a world where "beauty influencer" is a legitimate career.

Posted: Jun 3, 2019
Posted: Jun 3, 2019