WORDS: 1,283 — It’s easy to see life as being some sort of normal when we can go to the local grocery store and see everything we need filling the shelves. Don’t take that for granted one bit. Any number of things can affect the distribution network, globally and domestically. Container ships languishing off our coasts in line waiting to unload are not just “somewhere else” not affecting us. And… it’s not just the lack of dock workers causing the delays..
That Doom & Gloom About Trump’s Anti-Democracy “Big Lie” Taking Hold In The Next Elections? I Wonder…
WORDS: 1,841 — The atmosphere in the land is indeed growing in an anxiety about the upcoming elections. More and more we see the Trumpian lies being believed by the Republicans… or what’s left of Republicanism. The signs are everywhere, and the media pundits, political strategists, and political insiders are sounding the alarm bell. Is there any hope for the country?
WORDS: 2,712 — If we presume that movies are a form of escapism entertainment that can be a solace for the soul, reliever of the stresses of reality, as well as carrying a message, an inspiration for action, an impetus for personal change and reflection, and/or a hope for a better, or at least different, future, this last Bond movie didn’t meet that criteria to me. This thing left you glum, sad, and empty. Damn depressing in fact. Exactly what the country, and the world, needs right about now, right? As they say, timing is everything.
WARNING! MOVIE SPOILER ALERT! – This post contains spoiler references to the new James Bond movie, “No Time To Die.” (You will be reminded one more time)
WORDS: 1,670 — I truly wish someone would explain to me that reasoning but nothing I have heard so far makes sense at all. I own guns. Am I supposed to know, as a bona fide gun owner, instinctively what to do with them to protect the country, and when I should start protecting the country, and how I am to know when to start killing foreign invaders, alien invaders, zombies, or fellow Americans? Someone once told me, “Don’t worry. You’ll know what to do when it happens.” Huh?
WORDS: 1,460 — There are just so many things we just never learn about ourselves as humans, then we slip into shock & awe when something embarrassing pops up, and we scream and holler how unjust and inhuman we are. We humans spend a lot of time consuming ourselves in some form or another. This time it seems we just and compassionate Americans are doing “human roundups” on horseback along the border. Flashbacks galore!
WORDS: 1,004 — I can’t help but wondering…. these kinds of international deals, treaties, agreements, etc. usually have many times years of planning, and when announced and implemented there is also a degree of timing to world events and/or diplomatic outcomes we don’t always know about. Sooo….
WORDS: 1,472 — With the release of the Woodward-Costa book this week, Peril, we once again travel into that minefield of individual “heroic” morality rising to a point of defying a sitting president for a greater purpose… by defying the Constitution… and maybe saving the world.
WORDS: 939 — Huh? There’s death with context? Does that context make any difference in the absolute-ness of death? It certainly matters not one bit to the person who died. People die because that’s life. What more context is required? Might we be talking about the “reason” for a death? Does that in itself help at all the person who died? Nope. Then we must be thinking that possibly we want to make sure the same reason for the death doesn’t befall us. You mean, there’s a priority in death?
WORDS: 931 — I follow a number of Conservative blogs simply to keep tuned in on current opposing arguments. On a couple of these blogs I actually engage with those that post and of course I find myself consistently at odds with house opinion. But one kind of opinions are becoming more frequent and disturbing across Conservative blogdom…. It’s talk about getting into some shooting kind of civil war… and that “they” expect to win it. Well.. no “they” won’t.
The Armchair Strategist #2: Okay, Let’s Talk About All That Military “Stuff” We Left For The Taliban
WORDS: 2,345 — What qualifies me as an armchair strategist? I spent years in the military carrying a gun and defending my country as an NCO in charge of men and assets. If anyone understands military strategy it’s me. I waited at the phone for the call from any sitting President (or standing one either) to provide my valuable insight, and just crickets. They could have avoided all their troubles. If only they called me first…….
WORDS: 1,335 — To be, or not to be may be the question for that famous playwright back in the day but it seems these last few years in this country it’s been more like answering the question.. to have been, or not to have been. The nation seems to be changing in numerous ways as a result of a number of national experiences, which means, I am destined to be the local old fart who remembers the country “way back the way it used to be”. That role used to fall to my parents recalling those “heady” days living through The Great Depression as kids and being the victors of World War II as adults.