Cut Off Your Nose To Spite Your Face With this post I am putting a personal spin on yesterday’s post about tribal instincts. I haven’t been able to find the source for this quote but its meaning is quite clear … Continue reading Cut Off Your Nose…
As usual David Brooks of the New York Times and PBS Newshour spurred this post by his words below This is a hard, exhausting time. But it’s also a pivot point. An idealistic generation is rising on the scene hungering … Continue reading Excessive Individualistic Culture?
I recently watched an episode of the PBS Newshour where a doctor on the front lines of this epidemic described what he thought was the most tragic thing he has faced. He said it devastates him to see whole families … Continue reading The Most Tragic Thing About This Pandemic
A little snippet on the first debate. It seems that even Fox News can’t keep him from interrupting Biden. But there was a very simple solution to it. Why didn’t anyone think of it? Just turn of Trump’s mic during … Continue reading A Simple Solution…
I have said many times here on RJsCorner that the main problem with the world is “lazy minds”. But, maybe I should have more empathy for those who just don’t like to exercise their brain to become better people and … Continue reading Thinking Is Just Not Their Strong Point…
Let’s face it the majority of voters in this country simply push the party button during most elections. They say I am a Republican/Democrat and I don’t care to get bogged down in the details beyond that. But, the problem … Continue reading Red & Blue – A Little History Of Politics
The “For Idiots” book series is very popular in the US. How that came to be, I don’t know? I can offer two alternatives and both align to my philosophical stands. One is that lazy minds just don’t want to … Continue reading Climate Change For Idiots
One of the most basic tenets in the Evangelical Community is the idea that everyone must be “saved” in order to get to heaven. I struggled with this concept for years before I came across the book If Grace Is … Continue reading Evangelicals Ask “Are You Saved?”
I have never been a competitive person, except with myself. I don’t think there is an age that has gone by that didn’t have one group or person thinking that he is better than another. That feeling of superiority is … Continue reading Competition Just Isn’t My Thing
I know I am on the 2020 Election battlefield for another 43 days but sometimes you just gotta take a break. That’s what I am doing with this post George Burns sang he wished he was 80 again, he lived … Continue reading I Wish I Was 30 Again…
Being a blogger is a major activity in my life now. It allows me to make connections with people around the world. I have been blogging since 2008 and have written thousands of posts in about a dozen different blogs. … Continue reading Introducing RJsWorld – A New Way To View My Blogs.
Let’s get away from politics for at least today. I have always been a dreamer making up stories about where I would be in my life xx years in the future. Those early dreams spanned from being a Van Gogh … Continue reading I’ve Always Been A Writer… Except When I Wasn’t
A hundred years ago most people who lived in rural communities did not have either electricity or telephones. Today the same is true for reliable Internet connections. Fast Internet requires fiber-optic connections. Most living in the hinterland are like me … Continue reading More About Starlink
I write a lot about MAGA folks (Make America Great Again) in trying to understand why they so enthusiastically support such a defective person. I often write about them as if they were some monolithic mass who rose from the … Continue reading A Never-Ending Search Of Understanding MAGA.
Let’s never forget the 3,000 who lost their lives in the 911 tragedy. But They Dwarf In Comparison To Let’s never forget that the current Oval Office occupant is directly responsible for 114,000 who have lost their lives in this … Continue reading Let’s Never Forget
In this world of “Us vs Them” so many think that you have to be on their side or the wrong side. I just don’t see it that way. I kind of sit in the middle of the things as … Continue reading Not Mutually Exclusive
If you believe the polls then you have to accept that up to 40% of potential voters have drank the GOP Kool-Aid that evaporates brain cells. The only cells left seem to be those that hold fear emotions. Go ahead … Continue reading How Can They Keep Supporting Him??
As mentioned in last Tuesday’s post I gave my pandemic check to ensure that #CO3 (current Oval Office occupant) and his cohorts in the Senate vacate the premises this coming January. I couldn’t think of a better place to use … Continue reading I Gave, But Now…
I guess #CO3 (Current Oval Office occupant) thinks he can eliminate the virus by just wishing it away, or at least surrounding himself with people who won’t remind him that it happened on his watch. 180,000+ people have died of the virus in this country. That’s 60 times the people who died on 911! He hopes we will ignore that fact as long as he has people around him who agree with him. Enter Scott Atlas… Doctor ( I use the term loosely) Scott Atlas now is the face of his presidency for this pandemic. Dr. Fauci just didn’t say … Continue reading The Political Strategy Of Wishing It Away…
As my regular readers might know the book shown just below has been on my annual reading list for the last dozen years. Last week was the time I did my 2020 reading of the Delany sisters. This book which … Continue reading It Wasn’t Meant For Us…
Anyone who has been around RJsCorner for very long knows what I think about unearned income. It is outrageous that money received that was not earned is often taxed at a lower rate than the money you earn be the sweat of your brow. To me, that is most fundamentally flawed part of our tax structure and needs to change. The vast majority of unearned income comes from inheritance taxes. Passing wealth from one generation to another is what is primarily responsible for our American Aristocracy and the resulting inequality. I know that the Republican Party, or at least what … Continue reading Tax Reform – Unearned Income
I won’t accept the word “if” in the graphic above as what happens to the GOP would be the least of our problems if he is not defeated. To see him re-elected would mean that we are no longer a country of responsible citizens who take our right to vote serious enough. It would mean that we are certainly destined for going down on the ash heap of history as just another of many failed democracies. I simply will not accept that. So now, what will happen to the GOP after he loses? Can they somehow justify their backing or … Continue reading When He Loses…
When I got my stimulus check a few months ago, although it seems like ages ago, I promised that I would send it to Biden to help him remove, with force if necessary, the current Oval Office occupant (#CO3) from … Continue reading Promises Kept
For this Saturday post I give you my now completed µRV. It is a 1992 truck with a cargo cap on the back that was used in my furniture making business at the beginning of this millennium. I started changing … Continue reading My µRV
The first thing I noticed about the latest Pew Research data was their view of the current Oval Office Occupant (#CO3). 77% of Gen Z disapprove of him. Millennials were slightly below that number at 69%. Meanwhile, we Baby Boomer … Continue reading What About Generation Z?
What about the Republicans, especially McConnell who have enabled the idiocy of our times? Continue reading Snippet – What To Do With The Republican Party
I too often take one of my most valuable blogging resources for granted. So I thank them for periodically bringing that fact to my attention. That happened just now as I was preparing a post. A screen came up thanking me for my past contributions and asking if I might make another. I still remember those days in 1970 where I as a recent college graduate started collecting my first twenty-four volume encyclopedia. Maybe that in itself deserves note here. In those days it was not unusual for supermarkets to have things that you could collect on a weekly basis. … Continue reading About Wikipedia…
One of the primary reasons for RJsCorner is to show you that not everyone is the same. I know we all like to be with people who think as we do but it is equally important to be around people … Continue reading Embrace Diversity
He will do ANYTHING to prevent voters from exercising their most fundemental right. Continue reading Conflict Of Interest (One Among Many)
As mentioned last Sunday, I am putting here some foundational posts from my blog at RedLetterLiving here before I resurrect it in September. From RedLetterLiving Blog – Feb 2014 The church frustrates me. I was once asked by a wealthy … Continue reading Not Taking Jesus Seriously
It’s been an active week for backyard critters, so I thought I would give you a sampling for this Saturday post. We had a rare daylight siting of our friendly groundhog. He took up residence under our house until we … Continue reading Backyard Critters
I know that America is one of the few first world countries to never have had a king. That is one of the things I am proudest about my country. We don’t give people un earned privilege just because who … Continue reading American Aristocracy
Do you really want to vote to keep this person as your president? Continue reading Nasty Woman!!
I remember writing my first real essay in high school in the early 1960s. I don’t remember what the topic was, but I was determined to do a good job of it. To do that, I needed more information about … Continue reading Some Much Information, So Little Use…
You can think of my battlefield snippets as ammunition stored away in the battlefield trenches. They are primarily pieces of information and opinions that will be fleshed out in my later posts. I imagine these coming months will be very … Continue reading Battlefield Snippets
It’s been four weeks now since I have talked about that despicable person who currently occupies the Oval Office. That is about to drastically change. Starting September 1 I am going into the full battle mode. I will say up … Continue reading Battlefield Diaries