It’s social media; I should just let it go. People hear something that supports their biases so they Share it without checking, and it becomes common wisdom. Sometimes it’s gets to a point where everyone knows is true so it’s no longer even discussed, and if you argue you’re nuts.
It’s Trump, God Help Us
It’s January 16, 2020, and I’m calling the election. It’s Trump, God help us.
I had this revelation not during the debates on the 14th, when it became apparent CNN’s production staff was attempting to provoke a fight between Warren and Sanders by asking carefully orchestrated questions. It wasn’t on the 15th when they released a private hot-mike conversation that immediately followed the debate. No, it’s when (more…)
It’s Oligarchy, No Question
A friend posted this:
This is not a struggle between Left and Right. It’s a struggle to decide whether we’re to live in a Democracy or an Oligarchy. Which do you choose?
For most of us, it’s oligarchy. No question. (more…)
Why They’re Not Nazis
As I recall, it all started when things at the Charlottesville protest got out of hand back in August of 2017. Violence erupted between protesters and anti-protesters, and several people were injured. Eventually, one guy snapped and rammed his car into a crowd. He was sentenced for murder the other day; he got life-plus, which is a very good thing.
The word “Nazis” was floating around all through the summer during a wave of Confederate monument removals and cemetery vandalism, but it was the day after the killing that it became widespread. The driver had expressed pro-Nazi sentiments on social media and a handful of neo-Nazis were at the protest. Donald Trump had (more…)
Dead On Arrival: Trump’s Budget
Once again the headlines are blaring alarms. This time, the stories are (allegedly) full of news about Donald Trump’s proposed budget.
To begin with, I’d like to mention in passing that his intent to slash services is not news. We knew it already; it’s merely him keeping his campaign promises. Which, admittedly, is unusual for politicians in general, but Mr. Trump has kept a fair number so far, so this (more…)
Wanted: Spotters And Fire Marshals
“This isn’t the state of California, it’s a state of insanity.” – General Joseph W. Stilwell
Feb. 25, 1942. Just before 3am, the Japanese launched an air raid on the city of Los Angeles; by the end of the encounter, five men were dead and numerous injured, 1500 rounds of antiaircraft artillery had been fired and several enemy saboteurs had been arrested and turned over to the F.B.I.
This was it. The ‘unassailable mainland’ was finally the target of Japanese bombs and all the drilling done by the raw American volunteers would be put to the test.
Only it never happened. (more…)
The President Wants Your Opinion
There’s a survey the White House has put out in advance of the President’s scheduled first address to a joint session of Congress. Which promises to be quite a spectacle, of course; given the present antagonistic climate in D.C., I won’t be shocked if the Democrats pull some sort of horrible stunt and if the President responds with a blistering rant.
The White House has me on their mailing list. I’ve been there for a long time; got grandfathered in from a previous administration (more…)
Make America Good For Once
I owe an explanation to my loyal readers: I’m not going Democrat or Republican, and I’m not suddenly anti-Trump any more than I am anti-Clinton.
The reason I’m here, saying the things I’m saying, is that nobody else seems to be doing it. CNN and Fox News have stopped reporting what is and are each now spinning absurd fictions — not, I think, because they want to sway our opinions, but because they honestly can’t come to grips with the actual truth long enough to put it into words.
And the horrifying truth is, we’re all terrified and angry and disgusted because President Donald Trump is keeping his campaign promises (more…)