The Backeddy

The Other Foot
Thoughts and opinions of a curmudgeon who sometimes channels some Jimmy Stewart positivity.
Created 03 Apr 2020
  • Scorned
    04 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 2 0 Conservative Americans have shown you their true colors. They did so at the insurrection on the 6th of January. Conservative lawmakers in Washington, D.C. did so when they voted against ce...
  • Dick's Burgers
    29 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 3 5
    Dick's Drive-In - Kent - Schuchart In America, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, and has been since July 24, 2009. CEO compensation has grown 940% since 1978. Typical worker co...
  • Coprophagia
    27 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 3 0
    Image from America would be better off if all we could use the internet for was cute animal videos. I was going to add a few other subject matters—like grandkid videos, for instance—but I...
  • Desultory Ruminations
    14 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    Image from Trying to make sense where there is none. Let me just run some tangential thoughts by you… Multi-level marketing taken to a cult level. In fact, MLMs have to be taken to a cult ...
  • Good Odds
    09 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 4 0 America has 5% of the world’s population. America has 30% of the world’s COVID cases and deaths due to COVID. I’ll bet that makes us Number One in that dubious catego...
  • Dumb, Dumber and Even Dumber
    25 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 4 1
    Image I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time -- when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing in...
  • A Garden Well Tended
    22 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 4 1
    At the conclusion of today’s essay, I’m going to share links to all of the newsletters I follow that I find very useful and help keep me ‘in the know’. Many of the writers are on this same platform, S...
  • Herd Stupidity
    03 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Image from I can’t take credit for “herd stupidity” but, man, am I going to make good use of it. I like to point out—whenever I can—that despite spending an inordinate amount of time...
  • The Wall Street Putsch
    30 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    Image from Everything is going to hell! Let’s look on the brighter side of things. The end is near! How about that silver lining? Where are we going? And, why am I in this hand basket. ...
  • Time to Care Again
    27 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 3 0
    Photo from The January 6th hearings are happening today. As a reminder, January 6th, 2021, was the closest America has ever come to collapsing since its inception. I understand the British ra...
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