Category Archives: Tom’s Tidbits

Tom’s Tidbits- We’ve been in Sellwood 30 years. With your help, we’ll be here 30 more!

Greetings, Why would any sane person start their own business?  The romantic notion is of a driven entrepreneur working well over 80 hours a week against long odds, to avoid working 40 for others.   Their mission is sustained by a … Continue reading

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Posted in 2017 Oct-Nov, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off on Tom’s Tidbits- We’ve been in Sellwood 30 years. With your help, we’ll be here 30 more!

Tom’s Tidbits- Trump… why wouldn’t America vote for him?

Greetings, About 60% of Americas aren’t tired of winning after eight months of Trump but at least the Democratic Leadership is feeling good.  They see big wins on the horizon but without significant changes those wins might never materialize.  The … Continue reading

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Posted in 2017 Aug-Sep, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off on Tom’s Tidbits- Trump… why wouldn’t America vote for him?

Tom’s Tidbits- Sellwood’s under threat, but there IS a solution!

This month’s Tidbits is also available in the Sellwood Bee’s “Letters to the Editor”.  If you care about our Sellwood, please share this letter with everyone you know! Greetings, Tom Dwyer Automotive Services is a proud independent business with a … Continue reading

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Posted in 2017 June and July, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off on Tom’s Tidbits- Sellwood’s under threat, but there IS a solution!

Tom’s Tidbits- The End of the Beginning Raises More Questions

Greetings, We can’t know what’s going to happen next from inside the story, but it’s possible we’re beginning the final chapter of Donald Trump’s stranger-than-fiction presidency.  As a candidate, Trump proved bigger than any single scandal and even multiple scandals … Continue reading

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Posted in 2017 April, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off on Tom’s Tidbits- The End of the Beginning Raises More Questions

Painful lessons from our First 100 Days of Trump

Greetings, The greatest accomplishment of Trump’s First 100 days may have been setting a new floor for disgust with a 54% disapproval rating compared to 28%, 30%, and 37% for Obama, Bush, and Clinton respectively at the same point.  Donald … Continue reading

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It’s time to euthanize for-profit health care!

Greetings! Once upon a time you could pay your doctor with chickens, but you always get what you pay for.  Costs grew with technology until individual fee-for-service medical care became too expensive.  Health insurance spread those costs to make health … Continue reading

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Posted in 2017 Feb Mar NL, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off on It’s time to euthanize for-profit health care!

Don’t Believe Your Lying Eyes!

Greetings! Conventional wisdom says practice makes perfect, but the first week of the Trump Presidency proved conventional wisdom wrong.  The Trump Campaign was a cesspool of documented, provable lies, big and small, consistently, on every subject imaginable, but this week’s … Continue reading

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Posted in 2017 January, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off on Don’t Believe Your Lying Eyes!

TRUMPWATCH

“The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became the truth.” -George Orwell, 1984 The Trump Presidency means we all have front-row seats for history but we can’t just watch in astonishment; we have an obligation to bear … Continue reading

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Posted in 2017 January, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off on TRUMPWATCH

Tom’s Tidbits- Not the “Project for a New American Century” they bargained for!

Greetings! It’s not long now.  In just a few short weeks Donald J. Trump will become the 45th President of the United States.  Many Americans are apprehensive or frightened at the incoming regime, some may be hopeful and excited, but … Continue reading

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Posted in 2016 December, Newsletter Columns, Newsletters, Tom's Tidbits | Comments Off on Tom’s Tidbits- Not the “Project for a New American Century” they bargained for!

Tom’s Tidbits- Can the Mail save Representative Democracy?

Aristotle saw two ways of maintaining societies with great wealth discrepancies:  either reduce the inequality or reduce democracy.  By and large he thought reducing inequality and increasing participation (except, of course, for the poor, women and slaves) was the better … Continue reading

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