WORDS: 422 — I feel like we are all in a cascade of never ending events across the board… rising like the flood waters similar to those expected to inundate California in the near future…. the events engulfing us and we are uncontrollably swirling in the maelstrom of a giant whirlpool, like we are all being flushed down a black hole to some unknown outcome across the void. I find myself saying to myself… “Look, if this is how it’s going to be then let’s get on with it. The suspense is too much. Bring on the zombies!”
WORDS: 718 — Just six days ago I made a post asking the question as to whether indicting Trump would be prudent given given the current national divide and the fact he is too old to even consider going down the White House road again… and better to simply discredit him at this point. Well, after today’s Jan. 6th Committee testimony.. I’ve changed my mind.
WORDS: 3,044 — No question the Jan. 6th Committee must investigate the insurrection completely. But should the goal be to nail Trump for some misdeeds and toss his overweight, overbearing, and authoritarian ass into jail, or should it all be only to afford legislative corrections for the future… and make the history books accurate? What exactly is to be gained by dragging Trump into a courtroom? Justice? Perhaps we should then ask ourselves the final question here, will the pursuit of justice be worth the pursuit?
WORDS: 746 — Let’s face it, “white supremacy” is in the moment but all this culminates into is the same old racial, and religious hatred since the country’s founding. Oddly, when you think of the old adage, “you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink it” as describing a problem of missed opportunity…apparently you can spout racial hatred and people are willing to drink from that cup of anti-human behavior… or be convinced to “drink the Kool-Aid”. So then I ask, why is that? What makes some 18 year old be seduced by racial hatred to the point that he meticulously plans an assault on a grocery store with the only goal of killing people of a different color, and carries it out?
WORDS: 2,310 — If you look at that post image there think of this one thing… where in any of those three institutions (yeah, the clown has turned himself into a post-presidency institution.. for now).. where in those do you think will have the solution to the abortion debate? If you selected even one, I am calling you wrong. Like I “suggested” in Part 1 of this two-parter post, there will be no complete solution to end ALL abortion, but we certainly can reduce them by simply listening to the reasons women are wrestling with, and society developing a process by which our moral compassion can come through to not only save the unborn but also save a few mothers along the way.
WORDS: 2,254 — So, you think all this “noise” is just between pro-choice’ers and pro-life’ers? It sure seems like it. But in our usual human way of trying to solve (or resolve) social problems we always seem to have to make a law in order to compel (.. let’s call it “threaten with imprisonment”) anyone who engages in such “abhorrent” social behavior as a result of one side winning a debate in court or on some legislative floor on what defines as “abhorrent behavior”. We like to surrender to that very intentional human trait of imposing our collective will… dominance… over others who don’t think they way we do regarding how things should be run. We are all idiots and I am here as one idiot to straighten out the idiotic debate… which we all know will not happen.
WORDS: 897 — The media has had their parade of retired generals and admirals and think-tank strategists for nearly a couple months now providing their insights at the conduct of the war, with of course the acknowledgment of the tenacity of the Ukrainian defenders in being critical in fending off the Russians. Given I am completely not qualified as a credible military strategist given my military service didn’t include War College or Pentagon service or having served as Supreme Commander of any theater of operations, I am offering some armchair input regarding just that.
WORDS: 2,223 — So many have sacrificed their health, their futures, and their lives to keep our right to vote. We’ve heard it all before… we celebrate it on holidays like Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day… they gave their patriotic duty to uphold and defend the freedoms we tend to take for granted every day. Maybe it’s time for average Americans, John & Jane Doe, to step up and contribute to this idea of patriotism, that the Right Wing thinks is all about them and them alone.
WORDS: 740 — There you have it. Get over the use of the word being a kind of common vulgarity. Those days are over. To the best of my knowledge I’m the first one in the entire history of the world to assign meaning to this concept of practicing politics. I’ll start shaking hands and signing autographs in a neighborhood near you very soon. But seriously, folks, levity aside (or maybe not), this is a post-Trumpian, appallingly anti-democratic Conservatism.. currently being made famous by Florida’s pompous Trumpian governor, Ron DeSantis. While he’s a shining example poster boy, he’s not the only one deserving of this moniker.
WORDS: 1,696 — In part one of this two part series I talked about the book recounting the American Civil War battle of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels. On my first trip to that battlefield about 30 years ago I had a strong impulse to make that mile long walk from the Confederate line along the line of trees a mile wide, up to the center copse of trees marking the Union center.. the exact path of Pickett’s charge direct into enemy fire.
WORDS: 1,702 — If all the accounts of aliens (the outer space kind) visiting our big blue marble over the millennia have been true one might wonder why there hasn’t been some more direct, more formal, contact with the human race… presumably in some “Take us to your leader.” celebratory event. Yet, there does exist some possible reasons why intelligent interstellar space travelers have not reached out to touch us, at least more formerly than just snatching the occasional human from rural America flyover country to study our sexual reproduction process. Us humans can barely live with each other, often times with great failure. So if there’s intelligent life out there they might be smart enough to consider us an evolutionary threat and leave us alone to our own devices… literally, devices we create to kill each other… and likely will do the same to those we encounter into the universe. Not an overly encouraging performance record.