A Tale of Two Cities (in Santa Cruz, California, USA)

There is a Veterans Hall right in downtown Santa Cruz. It’s called “Veterans Memorial,”  says so on its facade. It’s next door to the US Post Office and across the street from a marble monument to those children of the county who participated in World War One or in World War Two. Every Wednesday morning, … Continue reading A Tale of Two Cities (in Santa Cruz, California, USA)

Duckshit and Bullshit in Santa Cruz, California.

Today, interestingly right before Memorial Day, thousands of residents of Santa Cruz are hiding their faces like a bunch of old nuns who would have caught sight of a naked man by mistake. (I should stop saying this; it’s may not be fair to nuns.) The cause of their emotion: a front page article in … Continue reading Duckshit and Bullshit in Santa Cruz, California.

Tea Party in the People’s Green Republic of Santa Cruz

On April 15th, my wife and I went to a tea party to protest the Obama-Pelosi spending and its probably consequences. (For those of you who read me from overseas: April 15th is the last day Americans may pay their federal income tax without a late penalty. They also pay taxes to their state, to their … Continue reading Tea Party in the People’s Green Republic of Santa Cruz

A Real Town Meeting in the People’s Green Republic of Santa Cruz

Tuesday night, I took in, in person, two and a half hours of town hall meeting with the same congressman, Sam Farr, in my own town of Santa Cruz, this time. Now, it’s important to understand that Santa Cruz is, overall, a seventies throwback, left-liberal to communist anti-American. To give you an idea, on my long … Continue reading A Real Town Meeting in the People’s Green Republic of Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Vandals, Drums, and Left-Wing Authoritarianism

I live in wonderful times in a wonderful place. Important history is re-playing itself before my eyes. This a sequel to my recent previous blogs (“Freedom Fighters…” and, “The Leftist Municipality….”) The story has to do with the fact that a few fast-moving people dressed in black caused about $100,000 worth of damage in six … Continue reading Santa Cruz Vandals, Drums, and Left-Wing Authoritarianism

Asking for 9/11

Pres. Trump discontinued the on-going talks with the Taliban without indication there will be a resumption. What took him so long? A couple of days before the announcement, the Taliban claimed an attack in Kabul that killed a dozen people including an American. (This is important.) Two weeks prior, the Taliban had massacred the guests … Continue reading Asking for 9/11

A Small Reason Why I Don’t Want Big Government

Santa Cruz, California is really Silicon Valley Beach. It’s the closest; the next one is quite far. That’s in addition to drawing visitors from deep into the Central Valley of California, and a surprising number of European visitors. One attractive beach close to its municipal wharf has only two (2) toilets. On Labor Day weekend … Continue reading A Small Reason Why I Don’t Want Big Government