Reading time – 4:41; Viewing time – 6:43  .  .  . First they were the “silent majority.” Then they were “values voters,” which seemed to imply that those who didn’t see things exactly their way had no values. Now they’re “the base” or “Evangelicals.” Regardless of the label, they were and are focused on being… [read more]

Potpourri v5.0

Reading time – 2:55; Viewing time – 3:47  .  .  . I attended a demonstration last week in Naples, FL. This was one of the over 1,000 demonstrations in all 50 states protesting the Matt Whitaker appointment as acting Attorney General, seen as the first concrete step to Trump neutering the Mueller investigation. We were… [read more]

Break the Glass!

Reading time – 1:01  .  .  . Donald Trump just crossed a red line. President Trump has now made the first clear and substantive move to end Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation by firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and putting into his place Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker. Whitaker was formerly a pundit who publicly… [read more]

There’s Only One Message

Reading time – 2:49; Viewing time – 4:01 .  .  . – with a special message from Carl Reiner VOTE! Everything else is secondary. Read Tom Friedman’s piece – he explains it better than I can. Just a few more comments. Trump showed up on that enormously painful day after having been asked to stay… [read more]

I Didn’t Want To Write This Post

Reading time – 4:54; Viewing time – 6:18  .  .  . I didn’t want to write this post. I want to be better than this, to be evolved and enlightened. I want to be patient and understanding and have equanimity, but that just isn’t happening. Not now and perhaps not for a very long time…. [read more]

The Reasons For Self-Destruction and What To Do About It

Reading time – 4:55; Viewing time – 6:46  .  .  . The phenomenon of Trump’s election and his continuing popularity among his “base” is hard to fathom for many of us, but I just got a dose of clarity from, of all people, Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci. He was on Joe Scarborough’s program hawking his… [read more]

The American Citizens’ Power Restoration Act

Reading time – 5:43  .  .  . For decades there has been a continuing creep of power into the hands of the Chief Executive. In part, that has been caused by the abdication of responsibility of Congress. Further, there has been a continuing increase of big money influence in our politics, giving far too much… [read more]

Who Cares?

Reading time – 2:59; Viewing time – 4:17  .  .  . North Dakota Republican lawmakers must think they’re in Texas or North Carolina, because they’re pursuing the same kinds of voter discrimination that’s become so popular with voter suppressionists in those other states. They passed voter suppression tactics designed to stomp on the rights of… [read more]

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