Aftermath (Part Six): The Enemy of the Good…

It all starts and ends with this: Politico: Johnstown Never Believed Trump Would Help. They Still Love Him Anyway. This is what we face. Not just voter obstruction, but a total divorce from reality. The end of our federal government as we have known it, and maybe the end of the US as an entity. Read More …

Aftermath (Part Five): Patriarchal Theocracy

patriarchal  [pey-tree-ahr-kuh l] adjective1. of or relating to a patriarch, the male head of a family, tribe, community, church, order, etc.: my father’s conservative, patriarchal ways. 2. characteristic of an entity, family, church, etc., controlled by men: the highly patriarchal Mormon church. theocracy  [thee-ok-ruh-see] noun, plural theocracies. 1. a form of government in which God or a deity is recognized as the supreme civil ruler, the God’s or deity’s laws being interpreted by the ecclesiastical authorities. 2. a system of government by priests claiming a divine commission. 3. a commonwealth or state under such a form or system of government. (http://www.dictionary.com/) If I had ten dollars for every argument I had in the last several years over the ramifications of choosing to vote third party, I’d be able to buy a private island and escape this bullshit, but no, nobody paid me to argue Read More …

My take on Machiavelli’s The Prince, and a little history…

Okay, so way back in the end of 2012, I found out I qualified for a college scholarship. I got my first degree in 1985, which managed to be enough until we got to human resources databases that reject people if they don’t have the “right” degree. After being stuck in a dead-end part-time job Read More …

And another thing…

I’m going to riff off the post I made earlier on FB, because it summarizes the problem we’re facing today. If you already read my post, feel free to share it. I’m following on from my last post, Connecting the Dots, Part 4, where you’ll find the current stats for the 2016 Primaries and Caucuses. Read More …

What’s at stake…

Presidential elections are different from all the other elections we have in this country. If you aren’t familiar with the process, you’d better get familiar, and fast. After Monday’s Iowa caucus, we have nothing but caucuses and primaries between now and summer, when the political parties get together for a week and then settle the Read More …

Ignoring the man behind the curtain…

Three years ago I wrote this post about Trickle Down theory. Since then, we’ve seen more of what I view as the most disastrous public policy in my lifetime. That saying about reaping what we sow only applies when we have a direct hand in causing the problem. Did you vote for Reagan? Then much Read More …

As the race begins…

Well, folks, here we go. It’s been a while in coming, but now that we’re finally loading the starting gate, it’s time to start paying attention to the horses in this race. Trust me: This one’s going to be winner-take- all, unless something really bad happens in the next year and a half. This is a prediction Read More …

Just in case you were wondering…

A few weeks ago, we were on the brink of a financial meltdown thanks to the Tea Party. Back then, I said there was plenty of evidence that the Tea Party is rising on the unhealed and unreasonable belief that the South should have seceded. I got into a fight with a former friend over Read More …