Jul 202016
 

Once again I have been watching bits and pieces of night three of the RNC. I watched as much as I could. Admittedly, it wasn’t a lot. But it was enough to wonder what country these people are living in. It certainly is not the country I live in. I love my country. They don’t seem to care much for theirs. Seems all they can do is bitch, bitch and then bitch some more. It’s downright tiring.

It’s kind of entertaining, though, to watch all these millionaires and billionaires stand on that stage and complain about how bad they have it. No wonder they love The Donald.

Jul 192016
 

Well, they did it. I honestly thought the people with some sense would somehow prevail at the end. They didn’t. The Republican party officially nominated Donald Trump today.

I have tried my best to watch bits and pieces of the RNC this week. It hasn’t been easy. I have never heard so much nonsense from so many hypocrites in my entire life. Plus, if our television sees much more of my middle finger I honestly think it may develop a complex.

Please, next week, hurry up and get here!

Jul 172016
 

Did you happen to catch the Donald Trump Show on 60 Minutes this evening? Wasn’t it nice of him to bring his hand puppet Mike Pence?

Seriously, Trump hardly let Pence get a word in edgewise. When he did try to speak or answer a question, Trump would interrupt and finish his thoughts for him.

Don’t get me wrong. I dislike Mike Pence as much as I dislike Donald Trump. Neither of them believe in the things I believe in. Things like equal rights, a living wage, billionaires paying their share of taxes, separation of church and state… You know, things like that.

Plus, have you had a chance to peruse the Republican party platform yet? If not, you should look it up and give it a once over. It reads like they want to revive Communism. Don’t laugh. It does. Read it.

I keep hearing the yakking heads on TV saying that tRump has a chance of winning this election. Huh-uh. No way. Americans at times are not as intelligent as they probably should be, but they are not stupid enough to elect Donald Trump. So these next four days in Cleveland will be a complete waste of time. On second thought, they will be good for a laugh or two. Enjoy.

Officers killed in Baton Rouge

 Posted by at 17:13  General
Jul 172016
 

Three law enforcement officers were killed and three others wounded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Here is President Obama’s statement…

I am at a loss for words here. I do not understand nor do I know how to respond to this level of hatred. I’m glad we have the leadership of a great man like Barack Obama to lean on at times like this. I wish more people would listen to what he has to say.

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Weekly Address 07-16-16

 Posted by at 09:40  Politics
Jul 162016
 

“Coming Together to Find Solutions”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, President Obama acknowledged that the aftermath of tragedies like we’ve seen in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Minnesota, can leave us struggling to make sense of these events. However, the President reiterated that the country is not as divided as it may seem. He said he saw it this week when he met with law enforcement on the challenges they face; when he traveled to Dallas for the memorial service of the five brave police officers who died while protecting protesters with whom they may have disagreed; when he convened a more than four-hour long meeting with police chiefs, Black Lives Matter activists, and state and local leaders; and when he participated in a town hall where he said there is no contradiction between honoring police and recognizing racial disparities exist within the criminal justice system. The President said that although these conversations can be challenging, we have to be able to talk about our differences. We have to be open and honest – not just within our own circles, but also with those who offer different perspectives. Because that’s what America is about – finding solutions not only through policy, but also by forging consensus and finding the political will to make change.

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Jul 122016
 

In case you missed it, here, courtesy of FOX 10 in Phoenix, is video of President Obama’s remarks at today’s memorial service in Dallas for the five police officers who were murdered last Thursday evening…

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Jul 112016
 

It has been a while since I recommended that you read a particular piece, but I’d appreciate it if you would read this editorial in The Washington Post.

Both are unpopular. Only one is a threat.

“This election,” a spokesman for Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) said Thursday, “remains a dumpster fire.” Well, yes, the two major-party candidates for president are historically unpopular. But if this election is unusually bad, it is not because both parties chose bad candidates. There is no equivalence between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — as even responsible Republicans should be able to recognize.

Ms. Clinton is a knowledgeable politician who has been vetted many times over. She understands and respects the U.S. Constitution. She knows policy. She can cite accomplishments in the public interest, such as pressing through an important children’s health insurance program during her husband’s administration. As a senator, she was respected by colleagues on both sides of the aisle. She completed four years as secretary of state to generally positive reviews. She began her presidential campaign by rolling out a series of serious policy papers.

None of this means you have to like Ms. Clinton or believe she would be a good president. You may disagree with her views; we have done so often enough and will do so again when we think she is wrong. You may believe she was foolish to push for the Libya intervention, arrogant to keep her emails out of the official State Department server, greedy to take large speaking fees as a private citizen. But measured against other major-party candidates of recent times, Ms. Clinton is well within established bounds of competence, knowledge, commitment and integrity. She is not a dumpster candidate.

Mr. Trump, by contrast, has waged a campaign based on bigotry, ignorance and resentment. He has no experience as a public servant, and his private record of bankruptcies and exploitation should be disqualifying. He regularly circulates falsehoods. He has no dis­cern­ible interest in or knowledge of policy. Just in recent days, Mr. Trump tweeted out an anti-Semitic image circulating on neo-Nazi websites and attacked the media for reporting as much. He called one sitting senator a loser and threatened another while proving that he lacks even a passing familiarity with the Constitution. He praised one of the most vile dictators of the 20th century.

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Weekly Address 07-09-16

 Posted by at 11:34  Politics
Jul 092016
 

“Standing Together to Stop the Violence”

From the White House weblog:

In this week’s address, Vice President Joe Biden commemorated the lives of the five police officers who were killed and the seven people who were wounded in Dallas. The police officers were providing safety to those who were peacefully marching against racial injustices in the criminal justice system – and the shocking images of the lives lost in St. Paul and Baton Rouge. Echoing the remarks of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Police Chief David Brown, the Vice President called on the American people to act with unity and to stop the violence. He emphasized that it is the responsibility of everyone to speak out against disparities within the criminal justice system, just as much as it is the responsibility of everyone to stand up for the police who protect us every day. Because together, we as a nation will persevere and overcome.

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