I have been watching the news with a great deal of skepticism is recent years. Recently we have seen reports of statues being removed, protests to leave them alone, and all manner of garbage. Some of this is revisionist history, some of it is concern over appearances, and still more is just trying to cause … Continue reading News Coverage Wants Us All to Go Freakin Nuts Over Monuments
by Steve and Timothy Imholt (mainly Steve, Tim was too angry, as he is an adult with autism and has an autistic son he pays out of pocket to cover.) Do you remember the debate about why Obamacare was going to be so very good or so very evil (depending on who was hogging the … Continue reading Stamping out Oughtism, a HUGE hole in Obamacare
By Timothy Imholt PhD Carly Fiorina recently had a chance to put all the republican candidates on the defensive and missed it. She struck out. How did this happen? I was recently in the audience at an event hosted by Scott Brown with Carly Fiorina addressing a crowd of a few hundred individuals, some supporters, … Continue reading Carly Fiorina misses a golden opportunity and doesn’t understand the Social Security shortfall
Nicholas Angel: How could this be for the greater good? Neighbourhood Watch Alliance: [all together] The Greater Good. Nicholas Angel: Shut it! Hot Fuzz 2007 Autism is a disorder, really a neurological condition that is typically diagnosed early in childhood that is characterized by huge difficulties in communication and forming relationships with other people. These … Continue reading Affordable Care Act and the war on Autistic Kids
We have all watched the news and seen week after week of commentary on the Iran nuclear deal. The coverage has gone everywhere from “walk away,” to “the best deal anyone could get.” Walking away isn’t a good idea in this case, but ok I get it. I understand the sentiment. This being the best … Continue reading The Iran Deal, best we could get or economic terrorism?
As I grow older I have noticed that the world around me has changed. This is not unusual; change is the one constant in life. One of those changes has been a gradual shift in politics to pure name calling and lack of, let’s just say, honesty with politicians. But, it isn’t just them. We … Continue reading Iran Deal, and Name Calling in Politics is the New Normal
by Timothy Imholt, Mike Garst Every career field causes stress. How we handle that stress helps us cope with our chosen careers. Military members (on the enlisted side) have some unique ways of doing that, especially when in the field. As a couple of guys who did our time in uniform as enlisted dudes … Continue reading The lighter side – Stress Relief for Enlisted Soldiers!
The upcoming 2016 Presidential Election Cycle appears to be in full swing even earlier than normal. Polling has begun, we are already seeing stories about who can and can’t win. One side is yelling about how some folks aren’t true conservatives, the other side seems concerned that the person whose turn it is might not … Continue reading Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump cause justifiable concern among other candidates
There is no doubt that the K-12 educational system in this country has issues. The statistics get thrown around on the news from time to time when there isn’t anything else to talk about. Things have been so bad for so long that when the subject comes up most people roll their eyes and say, … Continue reading 1 in 20 kids fail Kindergarten?
By Timothy & Jean Imholt We are autism parents. Autism itself was the subject of television commercials until our son, Emmit, was diagnosed at two years old. The mere mention of the word brought on fear, doubt, distress, anger, guilt, and denial all at the same time! In retrospect this was understandable given that … Continue reading We are autism parents, and there is hope
By Timothy Imholt As a nation we have long depended on early warning systems like RADAR to tell us of incoming threats. This started during World War 2 when advances the first RADAR systems in the world warned Great Britain of incoming German airplanes allowing the British to put their defensive aircraft exactly where they … Continue reading Iranian, or any Nuclear Threat in the Modern World
By Timothy Imholt, (extreme hat tip to Devon Crowe), We hear about Global Warming or Climate Change so often it has become background noise. Most of us just ignore it at this point. Let me give you two scientists bottom line on this, after we did a reasonably in depth look at the literature (and … Continue reading What is the value of going green?
We hear the term American Dream thrown around from time to time. Usually it is in context of how one party or another is chipping away at it. I believe it is not just parties and politicians that do this, but regulators. One thing about people’s how job it is to regulate things, they do, … Continue reading Chipping away at the American dream, one regulation at a time
by Timothy Imholt PhD This week I will be short and to the point. There are times when things come out of the blue and make you question everything you think you know about yourself. It sometimes takes a while to realize that you aren’t different, just your understanding of who you are has changed. … Continue reading Discovering Autism as an Adult – my personal story
by Timothy Imholt For anyone who has read my blog posts you know I have opinions that really don’t fit with either of the two major political parties. I sit in a zone that is forgotten about largely called the common sense zone, and there is no place for that in government. I have the … Continue reading The still broken Healthcare Exchange – More Bugs than an NSA target
For years we have all been watching the news about Iran and disagreements they have with a number of governments around the world about their nuclear program. We have all seen the discussions of sanctions, lifting sanctions, red lines, pushing red lines, and even had our own internal disagreements over what should be done about … Continue reading The Last World War – What happens when Iran get’s to fulfill their desire
I am a member of the American Middle Class. I work hard, I am devoted to my wife and family. I listen to the news and try to stay informed. From time to time I disagree with the news and opinion shows but that is what makes America great. The ability to disagree. I have … Continue reading This economy is better? For whom? I am the American Middle Class, and it isn’t us.
No one can deny that life is harder than it used to be. We have an unemployment rate that does not seem to want to come down, we keep getting into firefights in the Middle East, and prices at the supermarket keep rising yet salaries don’t keep pace. I have identified at five reasons (and … Continue reading 5 Reasons America is in Decline Due to Federal Government Insanity
As a lifelong Catholic I have always paid attention when the Pope makes a public statement, at least as often as I am able. I also tend to pay attention when a religious world leader from any religion does the same, as a matter of respect. Recently the Pope did say that we are now … Continue reading World War 3 – 5 Reasons that Perhaps the Pope was right
by Timothy Imholt Normally when I write a BLOG I rarely make it about things going on with me. Today I feel that I must rant about a local issue that is impacting one of my two sons. I have a son who is autistic. He is a mild case, highly functioning but he is … Continue reading Local School District Versus My Autistic Son