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 1): And so it ends…

Dear Reader, You’ve gotten this far, so it’s likely that you can find all the ways in which I predicted the outcome of this year’s Presidential election. There isn’t anyone as clear on the subject as Jim Wright, so I will let him tell you what I think of the situation, at least in part. Read More …

Endarkenment…

Guardian.com: If Donald Trump wins, it’ll be a new age of darkness We are almost there. The countdown says two days. This time Tuesday, we’ll be minutes away from the closing of the last polls, except for Alaska and Hawaii (IIRC). We should already know how things look in the East. We might know the Central Read More …

You say you want a revolution…

The Beatles wrote the song Revolution in 1968. It was published as the B-side to Hey Jude and then released in a different version on The White Album. Listen to the words. “When you talk about destruction, don’t you know that you can count me out” I got into an argument over the weekend with a British-born Read More …

And the subject was “Battle Hymn of the Republic”…

Months ago, my Unitarian Universalist minister asked a bunch of us to provide meaningful songs on which she could base sermons throughout the year. Mine, as it happens, was the subject of today’s service. I chose (off the top of my head) the Battle Hymn of the Republic. A few weeks ago, she followed up with a Read More …

Nine Years Ago…

Nine years ago I was reading email when the reports started coming in. “<i>Did you hear?</i>” Nine years ago I got a phone call from my husband, saying “<i>I’m all right.</i>” Nine years ago I was playing with my baby in the bedroom, watching the news and talking with my aunt to check and see Read More …

Rebuilding the past (2008 edition)…

The content for this post comes from a different journal, and takes the form of an archive. I’m cutting the display for the sake of your feed, but there’s a BUNCH of stuff here, below the cut. I’ll be revising this post, representing all of my thoughts on 2008, and adding to it and to Read More …

Ok, I’ve had enough again…

Call your congressional representatives and tell them not to back this asinine plan of our fearless leader. It’s more than time to start the impeachment process. We’ve passed 3,000 American lives lost, who knows how many Iraqis, and NOW he’s going after Iran! When’s it going to stop? I’m not forwarding a plea from MoveOn.org, Read More …

Rebuilding the past (2007 Edition)…

The content for this post comes from a different journal, and takes the form of an archive. I’m cutting the display for the sake of your feed, but there’s a BUNCH of stuff here, below the cut. I’ll be revising this post, representing all of my thoughts on 2007, and adding to it and to Read More …