About the U.S. government shutdown…

Personally, I think that every federal worker not being paid should immediately stop reporting to work.  Every one of them.  They should stay away until their jobs are funded through the remainder of the fiscal year and they are assured of being paid for all their unpaid work.  This will cause chaos and hardship.  So be it.  The Trump administration has already foisted chaos upon us all for a useless vanity project.  They created this mess and can make it go away any time they choose to do so.  Force them to choose.

Here is one example of a consequence of a total walkout:  Imagine the pressure that will be brought to bear on the White House when all commercial airline traffic stops due to the lack of air traffic controllers.  The federal workers have the power to force an end, if they choose to exert it.

Arm the football players. And the fans!

Yesterday, at a high school football game in Jacksonville, FL, a triple shooting left one person dead and two more injured.  Just one week before, two more people were injured in a shooting at a football game at Palm Beach Central High School.

Clearly, there is only one logical step for the Florida legislature to take: state law must require that all high school football players, coaches, and cheerleaders as well as all game attendees must be armed.  There is no other way to stop this wave of violence.  I expect Governor Rick Scott to call a special session to address this legislation immediately.