The Mueller Body Count

Because America is Great, I used some of my time off today to read the Wall Street Journal. I of course read an article about the progress of the Mueller investigation. It was a subjective conversation about who emailed who. The article then concluded with the fact that Mueller has over two dozen indictments and five convictions.

Over two dozen indictments and five convictions is a great talking point for the presidents opponents. I hear it used regularly. What I don’t hear are what the indictments and convictions are. I came aware of some of them and they are totally unrelated to the actions of the president.

It could be argued that Trump made a poor choice of associates. For me that does not work. With Spanish Inquisition or Gestapo like tactics that are employed by the Mueller Investigation, it would be hard to find any one innocent. DC is such a swamp. It’s all about finding crime, and guilt by association.

It all reminds me of the Vietnam War, and the associated body counts. Think of the logic of the time. Look at all the people we are killing. We must be winning the war. Victory is inevitable. We are just killing our enemies. Body counts didn’t work back then. What makes people think that they will work now?

Funny, the media liked running with the body counts back then too.

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Congratulations and Thank You

First, a hearty congratulations to all those that won their midterm elections. No matter the ideology it is a hard thing to do. The pathway to victory is rarely easy.

Then a sincere thank you to all the veterans, present and past. For without our veterans, we would probably have no elections. Without veterans, we would truly be subjugated.

Prayers and thoughts to all. Pray for our politicians, that they may do the right thing. Pray for the veterans past present and future. Bless us all and keep us safe. No matter what our affiliation.

Life is good, remember the past, and learn from it. It is all to possible for life as we know it to get worse. Orders of magnitude worse. Conversely it is entirely possible to become better. Unfortunately it is easier to destroy than to build. We should remember to ask ourselves whether we are destroying or building. Sometimes it is hard to know.

“We will see what happens” is a refrain used by President Trump. So I will go with that when it comes to the results of the blue tide midterms. Bipartisanship? Or war till the death of a party? I have previously predicted the collapse of the Democrat party, and that may have already happened. For they may have already sold out. I see the leaders reading lines written by others. Who’s playbook are they using? I am not really sure. We will see what happens. For me the allure of candidate Trump was that he was not beholden to any other. Additionally he successfully managed a multifaceted corporation. Objective qualifications in my mind.

So what happens next? Conventional wisdom says gridlock, with that I probably agree. However don’t discount President Trump, he has been unconventional, and revolutionary. I would say be prepared for a surprise, yes a surprise that is unexpected. That is Trumpian way.

Forgiveness. I regularly forgive, I think that forgiveness is a healthy thing. So I do not think it is healthy when people say they will never forgive. So when it comes to politics, I advocate forgiveness.

Cheers

A Few Words

Sometimes words are written, that should not be. Sometimes we agree to disagree. A standard for one may not be for another. Who is to judge? Most importantly, is the standard consistent?

For example, the media, the arbitrators of our standards considers “Be Better” to be a fine example of loving words spoken by a loving person. However “Be Best” are considered to be hateful words spoken by a hateful person. Most people can be better, only a few can be best. But when it really comes down to it. Most people can be best at something.

So words really don’t matter. When it comes to the reviewer, what matters are not the words, but whom is speaking the words. Some say words matter. Really? No perceptions matter. Or is it really preconceptions matter.

Some words are bad. Very bad. We do not use them in polite company. It should be the desire of all to use words that don’t inflame. Even if they don’t matter. So I will end with a few words, that don’t really matter.

It’s the Hypocrisy Sweetheart ; )

Miracles Happen

Miracles do happen, in another week there will probably be another miracle. Democrats believe that there shall be a resurrection, that their party will rise from the dead. The polls say that the Democrats will win back the House. A few optimistic Democrats believe that they will also win back control of the Senate. I believe that a few million Democrats actually believe that somehow President Trump will be replaced with a Democrat in the coming year. Really, most people do not believe that, but a few do.

Miracles Happen.

On the other hand, Republicans believe that it would be a miracle if the Republicans kept the House. History says that the party in power looses in the midterms. It would be a miracle if the Republicans did not loose seats.

Miracles Happen. Yup, we know it’s probably going to be a miracle. We just do not know who for.

A Sad October Surprise

“It’s the economy sweetheart”. Yes that is a riff on the Clinton era “It’s the economy st*p*d”, I just refuse to use the Clintonion “S” word. Having had that word used against me many times I do not like it, and refuse to use it. It is emblematic of the tyranny of today’s politics. Agree or prepare to be belittled, or worse. So I will stick with sweetheart. Sweetheart, it’s the economy.

The Republicans seem to be sticking with the positive economy. Funny how anytime the news says that the Democrats are leading in the polls the market drops. It may be a rather simplistic view, but it is what I see. Not really what would be considered an October surprise, but a good talking point.

Typically a October surprise is timed for maximum impact, like the caravan of migrants through Mexico. I just do not understand how it is a political advantage to advocate breaking the law. “Surprise! We premeditated breaking the law”. It is not very often that is a successful strategy. Follow the law. If you do not like the law, find a lawyer. Or buy a politician.

Sometimes an October surprise is a random event. Like the Trump supporter that also was a mail bomber. Although some say the weight lifter was a Democrat plant, I am willing to take this bit of bad news at face value. A fervent Trump supporter mails his favorite Democrats the pyrotechnic equivalent of party popper. Although he intended no harm, what he did was wrong. He will pay dearly for his actions. What he did was to give the Democrats some excellent talking points.

The problem with what were essentially fake bombs, is they could inspire someone to use real bombs. Or that the bomber with fake bombs cold have a real bomb in the mix. That being said, if the worst Trump supporter was a man with a fake bomb problem, then Trump supporters are really not as bad as people say. I like to say we live in good times. I was going to write that if the worst in our time, is a man mailing fake bombs, then indeed, we live in really good times. Then the other shoe dropped.

A fascist, with a deep hatred of President Trump burst onto the scene, killing eleven, and injuring six others. Hate is such an evil thing. A little bit of name calling is one thing. However hatred is wrong. Sadly this brings me full circle. Sweetheart.

To classify, and then eliminate a whole group of people is wrong. However it is still being done. We are individuals. We are allowed to associate with like-minded individuals. As long as we are causing no harm to others, we should be free to believe.

Whistling The Dog

Word Press tells me nobody reads my blog. Well they do report the occasional view from China, or Canada. Interesting combination, I must be rated a “C” blogger. No links from Facebook, where I occasionally post a link to my thoughts. It is a very plausible scenario that nobody actually cares what I think. It may be odd of me to enjoy reading the commentary on editorials.

So I have read that WordPress has been known to suppress viewer statistics. I have no idea if it is true. Also it is said that Facebook does the same thing by suppressing links. In actuality this is plausible. Hillary said that her dream job would be to run Facebook. Think of the mischief she could do. It is very plausible that large corporations would manipulate internet content, it is what they do.

Why? Dog Whistling. I have read that it has been determined that “Conservative Bloggers” “Dog Whistle”. The explanation is they unconsciously spew racist hatred. It is called a dog whistle because they do not hear themselves. I have seen Liberals on TV use the term. Took me a while to figure out what it meant.

So the reality is I have no idea what is going on. It is quite probable that the internet is being manipulated, TV is most definitely being manipulated. So I will leave with a final thought today.

A couple of years ago when I was driving around the Trump Truck I noticed that as the press whipped the hate against Trump more people gave me the finger, I wondered how many people would have given me the finger if I had driven a Hillary Truck. But I had made my choice I could only drive one truck. Yes, many people gave me the finger. I thought that was rather impolite.

So now I find it funny, that when I want political news I go to Whatfinger.com. Supposedly it is “Military Hardened” against nonsense.

Party Time

The Democrats desperately want a one party system. I have seen editorials extolling the virtues of a one party system, well that was a couple of years ago when they expected Hillary to be the leader. I have not seen an one party editorial in a while. Till now. Mine.

Back a couple of years ago I was still in favor of a two party system. I always thought that there should be an alternative point of view. Unfortunately, for years the only alternative  has been simply a mouthpiece for nonsense. I hesitate to endorse a single party system, however I see no intellectual arguments against a one party system.

It is my belief that Republicans have a habit of caving into the demands of Democrats. So if the Democrats demand a single party system, why shouldn’t the Republicans give it to them. We will find out in a couple of weeks.

Donald Trump is a human. If something happens to him we have Mike Pence. Mike is not like Donald, he doesn’t inflammatory tweet. He doesn’t call people names. You would think Mike, if the worst happens that would be a change that we can believe in. You have a problem with term limits?

So wether we like it or not, we are heading down a new road. It is not like I am against a two party system. It is just now I see no alternative to a single party system. As long as people continue to choose their representatives I am OK wIth it. Party On.