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Telephone "Dialing" and Texting
If you tell George and Betty that you can’t make it to their party next week by a text message, you avoid the necessity of telling them why unless they come back to you with their own text asking you why. But they may suspect why and not bother to ask you. And sending a text avoids your confronting them with your feeble excuse. It gives you time to think up a better one, perhaps, if they text you back. So texting is for cowards and communicators who are not quick enough on the draw to come up with an instant response to someone speaking to them directly in a phone call. People just don't talk to one another anymore the way they used to, and that is a bad thing.
But texting does has its place, like when my dentist texts me reminding me of my appointment on Friday. That’s better than a recorded message to that effect because it leaves control of when I receive the message to me.
Krugman on the Debt
Republicans have been talking about the danger the nation's debt presents for years. According to Nobel-prize winning economist Paul Krugman, that's just a myth, but not one that Donald Trump hasn't hesitated with which to run. I believe he has said something about not fully paying off our creditors, as many unscrupulous business people routinely do. Check out his column on this subject in which he points out that Donald Trump's ignorance has been shared by the Republican Party for years. Check out his column here.
A Letter to an Editor
The Palm Beach Post was nice enough to publish a letter from me last Sunday. I include a copy of it below. Let me know if you disagree with me.
That is where we stand today, and it is time for a re-flowering of the labor union movement in this country, in cooperation with business, so that low-wage jobs might be replaced by ones with decent wages and benefits, and that domestic manufacturing, with the aid of government, once again will flourish.
(Last week's posting featured a Monarch butterfly. Today's features a Giant Swallowtail. Both inhabit my yard.)
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