It’s not very often that I make a suggestion for politicians. I stick with just a couple suggestions. Capital Gains should be taxed as income is one, and term limits is the other. Just the other day I heard a suggestion that I can also agree with. Mandatory drug testing for politicians.
If politicians can force working people to be drug tested, why can’t voters demand politicians be subject to the same rules? Do drugs, or drink, loose your job.
A simple trifecta that I will stick with.
The world’s largest hate based fascist organization is in disarray. I could have also said that the world’s largest political organization is in disarray, both statements are right. However I just like to call it as I see it. Darn that pesky revolutionary Trump. He pulled off the mask and exposed the powerful that are in control for what they are.
So there is an opening at the top. Ever the opportunist, tireless Lizzie is is in the fray. As she was in the neighborhood I took the opportunity stop and listen. As she was going on about a carbon free future I had to wonder if she really knows what she is getting into.
True, it was no Trump rally, but for so early in the campaign she had a good crowd. She knows how to please the crowd and received a good number of cheers. I think she will get the nomination. Filled with dreams she is oblivious to reality, unfortunately she will come to depend on the self perpetuating machinations of the world’s largest hate based fascist organization. She seems like such a nice lady.
Why would anyone want to be in charge of such a hot mess?
Just a few notes on the GM strike. Not that I pity the union workers that make one hundred grand a year on average. They make more than most, and most working people would love to make that much. There used to be unions around here and they also made really good money. However the union bosses said they could make more if they went on strike. All the companies eventually folded.
Makes me wonder if the bosses had an alternative motive back then to actually put the companies out of business. Foreign intrigue maybe? The cold war was a thing, and a number of the companies could have been targets. Today what was the cold war is simply politics. Foreign intervention is commonplace and almost routine. So then, why do some of the most well paid workers go on strike? They already make more than most any other worker. They already have the very best health care coverage. Why?
It should be somewhat evident that the union leadership is very corrupt. They do not serve the union membership. They serve the party, and the party is out of power. The leaders of the party believe that to win the next election they need an economic slowdown. There is no larger sector in the manufacturing economy than the automotive sector. GM is the largest company in that sector. I am sure that the leadership is hoping for a ripple effect spreading throughout the economy.
As far as the leadership is concerned, the workers are just cannon fodder in an economic war. I am sure that the wiser of the workers realize that rainy days may be on the horizon and have prepared themselves for the possibility. The were well compensated for their time. So I have no pity for them.
This is not to say that I don’t have pity. I do. somewhere down the food chain are workers that are not as well connected as the union workers. They will be people that suffer. There are many smaller suppliers that support the jobs of the well off unions. The kid with his first job making pizza for the union man. Now he has no tips to go to the movies after buying gas. Then the retired fellow that cleans the theaters is no longer needed, so he cannot buy his grandchild a new backpack for school. Then there is the young school child who forgets her book, so she does not learn science.
Yes, there goes the economy. That is the goal.
Cheers, have a nice day.
Crazy people should not have guns. Most people would agree on that. What folks disagree on is the definition of crazy.
I read that there was a disagreement on who should not be allowed to buy guns. The Republicans think that gang members should not be allowed to buy guns, the Democrats say that that would infringe on their constitutional rights. However the Democrats believe that white supremacists should not be allowed to buy guns.
Of course they also believe that all Republicans are white supremacists. Or so I have been told. Now I will be the first to say don’t believe everything you read. However listening to what the candidates and my friends say it is probably not to far from the truth.
When I was young they taught gun safety in schools. Students would carry guns through the hallways of my high school. There were no mass shootings back then. Gun safety was also taught in Boy Scouts. We would shoot guns in Boy Scouts! In fact, until recently it was the only time I had shot a gun.
The distillate of fear of the unknown is hate, at least that is what my liberal friends say. Maybe if they had been a Boy Scout or had gun safety in school there would not be such an obsessive problem with the fear of guns.
Left unchecked, fear is a problem than can run out of control. I think that is happening now, so convinced of their righteousness the left will be severely crushed when the light of truth shines upon them. I just hope that we don’t all get pulled down with them when it comes crashing on around them.
Some people did something. Amongst other things they took my best man from this earth. He was smart, kind, understanding, and very caring. That can not be changed.
I try to be understanding, however the hijab is a symbol of the religion that caused so much pain that day. So as I sit with my morning coffee on 9/11 I was surprised to see a segment on the morning news featuring a charity that was supporting a hijab wearing woman selling farm goods.
I think on any other day I would have been OK with the segment. However on 9/11, what were they thinking? Where I live it is not OK to wear a MAGA hat. However a hijab on 9/11 is OK?
Yes I understand that my local news station is staffed by the genetically superior party. However the hijab on 9/11 strikes me as insensitive. I need a safe space. Watching the morning news in my own home can be such a traumatic event. I need, no I demand a support system to relive me of the willful intention to inflict traumatic pain onto my person. The willful triggering of what was already repressed pain at the hands of those who would do me harm absolutely demands reparations to support all necessary efforts to heal any and all of my pains.
If some state sponsored charity can provide for a hijab wearing woman selling vegetables on September 11th, maybe they could force Mecca to by some of my hay during Ramadan.
Hay, I need to sell some hay. Maybe they could use some hay for some goats or something. Funny, if I did sell some hay they would just tax me so they could, well give it to someone else.
Andrew Jackson was a populist. I have to assume that a majority of the population at the time were tired of the Whigs and Federalists, or whatever the opposing parties of the time were. Anyway a party was born. The party more or less evolved into the pre-civil war south.
Could being the party of the those who believed in the righteousness of slavery infers a certain amount genetic superiority to the party members? I will leave that thought right there, though I may revisit this later. I was going to mention that after time idealism is replaced with a certain amount of corruption to maintain status quo. Essentially this is why we have elections. If the population at large believes the party in power has become a self serving mechanism, instead of a mechanism to serve the population, they get to vote them out.
Corruption can involve fake news, as well as inside deals to enrich some of others. This is almost expected to a certain degree. However outright lying is wrong, and criminal. Elections have consequences. To the victor go the spoils. However we have laws to attempt to keep thing just. A little mutual back scratching seems to be a reasonable outcome. Rape and pillage on the other hand is criminal. Sometimes in search of a bigger payback a Party goes criminal. Too many supporters asking for too much can cause criminal behavior in the name of righteousness.
Criminality is eventually doomed to failure. Once again those who knowingly pursue a career in criminality most likely have a sense of genetic superiority. When I look at the leadership of the Democrat Party, that is what I see. Once I could rationalize their behavior as misguided or whatever. However when they started stealing campaign signs as a party policy so long ago, they then devolved into criminality. Just my observed opinion.
So in my mind the party had normalized criminality quite a while ago. When it comes to Darwinism, where do you go after normalizing successful criminality? Treason? I think they went there. The prima facie evidence is the fact that they accuse the latest populist president of such behavior, with outlandish claims. Yet they ignore evidence of their own outlandish behavior. This blog is filled with examples their past outlandish behavior.
When Bill Maher wished that the economy would crash so that President Trump would be defeated. He wishes ill against Americans. If his words caused bets against the economy, that is treason. I long believed that the economic downturn of 2008 was politically motivated. It was an amazing success and achieved many goals. Genetically incapable of simple satisfaction Bill Maher and his like simply want a repeat performance.
So will these genetically superior beings be successful? Typically they are very well to do. So why do the want to import people from outside of the country to hurt me? For that is what they have attempted to do.
So what is wrong with old school? Joe Biden has an unexpectedly enduring appeal. He, to me, is the embodiment of the old school political insider. I expect to see Old Joe stepping out of his classic Corvette at the family picnic with a beer in his hand.
Without a radical agenda Joe Biden tends to defend the status quo of his party. That is the typical explanation of his popularity. I actually respect Joe for a different reason. He does not savagely attack his opponents. That is something that is relatively rare in today’s politics.
The election is still over a year away and a lot can happen between now and then. However I am happy that a candidate can maintain an appeal without viciously attacking the opposition, or the supporters of of another point of view. It is rare in today’s politics.
Although I consider Joe to be a swamp creature of the first order, I hope that he is not the end of an era when it comes to civility.
When all is said and done, civility is a rather good legacy to be known by.