Dick Bernard: Far too many days, and they’ve only just begun….

Sidenote to begin: A piece of junk mail today from Brave New Films, with a preview link to the film: “40 people, 50 Questions”. Take the 7 1/2 minutes. * The “repeal and replace” of “Obamacare” is on hold in the Senate. Last night for the first time in a long while I watched no […]

Dick Bernard: Killing Obama; Committing Suicide

POSTNOTE Monday June 26: Saturday morning I first saw the three word message on the public blackboard at my coffee place. Six hours later was an added message, also shown below. This morning someone else had written a few words in defense of taxes. Overnight came Just Above Sunset about the disastrous consequences of getting […]

Remembering on Father’s Day: Grandpa Busch

All best wishes on Father’s Day. Today, as our Pastor acknowledged and affirmed at Mass, “Father” is a borderless term. Today, a few words on my biological Grandpa, Ferdinand W. Busch, who I knew for 27 years of my life. No need for many details. Hopefully I’ll encourage some of your own memories of some […]

Dick Bernard: Castile-Yanez

If you opened this post, you know the names and that the Jury decision in this case was national news last night; and occupied a great amount of space in today’s Minneapolis Star-Tribune (our at home newspaper). I’ve written twice about this case, both in the summer of 2016. You can read them here; and […]

Death to Affordable Health Care?

POSTNOTE June 15: Today’s Washington Post has a very worthwhile column by E.J. Dionne: “The GOPs fantastically anti-democratic quest to kill health care in the dark”. * Of one thing there is hardly room for a question: the current Republican leadership seems to HATE the very concept of health care for everyone. Indeed, the Republicans […]

#1266 – Dick Bernard: Comey-Trump, The Sculpture Garden, and 23 and Me

1. Comey-Trump: There may be a few people in the U.S. who don’t know or care about the James Comey – Donald Trump matter. I do. One of my U.S. Senators, Amy Klobuchar, sent her e-list a ten minute interview she did on CNN about the matter. You can view it here. This is well […]

Global Solutions Minnesota: “Russia: The New Cold War” with Todd Lefko

(click to enlarge) PDF format of the above poster is here: Russia Todd Lefto001 Mr. Lefto comes highly recommended as a knowledgeable resource on Russia, and an engaging speaker. Global Solutions MN President, Gail Hughes, said on May 7, “I attended a community ed Great Decisions talk by Todd last week. He drew a big […]

Dick Bernard: Part II. The Scaffold at the Walker Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis MN, and Sacred Sites

PRE-NOTE, September 11, 2017: PRE-NOTE September 11, 2017: This post, and a preceding one May 31, 2017, here, began with a casual observation driving home from church on May 31, 2017. That observation has led to 1) a lengthy discussion of two related issues – the hanging of 38 Dakota Indians at Mankato MN – […]