For all those Republicans who are trying to pull away from Trump, I encourage you to be brave enough to do just that. Yes, I know he has a number of intelligence-challenged citizens that will vote for him because he reflects their mentality, but you must be brave enough to put them back into the fringes. Trump has been on the political scene now for … Continue reading It’s Time For A New Political Party… Probably Two.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I’m A Liberal I’ll let you in on another secret. The definition of a liberal is: Someone who can’t be happy until everyone is happy Another way of saying that is that I am a lifelong guy for the underdog and I simply gush empathy in almost everything I do. I can’t help it, it … Continue reading About The “L” Word
I just passed my 76th year on this earth and my age is showing more and more as each day passes. I know my cognition is becoming more difficult for me. Where I used to write a post here on RJsCorner in10-15 minutes it now sometimes takes an hour. I am physically stumbling more now. I have to accept it that these types of things … Continue reading I Worry About Old Men Being In Charge
My heroes in life have given me a myriad of “words of wisdom”. Many of those words will eventually be included on the left side of my blog header as seen above. I realize that many of you come to RJsCorner via modes that don’t show my header, so I have included it above. Let’s look at one of those chalkboard sayings here. If you … Continue reading Words Of Wisdom…
I thought for today’s post I would dip my toes into a little politics. They say that forming a third party in America is downright impossible, or is it? That is what this post is all about. Let’s take a look at the mother country of Great Britain. They have dozens of political parties, and it is seldom that just one of them gains control … Continue reading About Third Parties…
As plainly speaking as possible, we need to figure out nation building before we get into our next inevitable war. I know our purpose for going into Afghanistan was a noble cause, we wanted to bring a stable government to a very unstable country and region of the world. But, like all the other times, we utterly failed to accomplish that, but spent trillions stubbornly … Continue reading We Need To Figure Out Nation Building…
It seems like it is an oxymoron that there are more jobs available than there are workers to take them. But, we must realize that this condition was brought on by some radical changes in our society. This looks like a boom-time situation, but there is in reality a huge mismatch between the opportunities and the available talent. It could also be that workers are … Continue reading 10 Million Job Openings/8.4 Million Unemployed??
The idea for the title above came from a recent post by Philip Gulley. He basically says that We are morally at risk when we see only the light of [fill in the blank] and never its shadow. I agree, but I want to also look at it from another viewpoint. We can’t ignore the light because of its shadows. That is what this post … Continue reading Without Looking At The Shadows.
In the new RJsCorner I try to limit my political posts to Mondays only. Since this is Monday, I must do a “having my say” about Afghanistan. So, here goes… It seems that every generation has to make the same mistakes over and over again. Vietnam was my generation’s big one, and Afghanistan is this generations’ boondoggle into naive insanity. I was way too busy … Continue reading Back On The Soapbox, Again…
I know I am supposed to tell you that America’s best days are still ahead of us. And that when we have defeated those who try to tear us down, it will be worth the struggles we are currently plagued with. We will claim the nation that our forebears dreamed of. I always try to be an optimist and believed all the above, but I’m … Continue reading America’s Future?
In the new RJsCorner I will pretty much limit my political posts to one day a week and that is on Monday. I have for the most part been away from all this political madness for more than two months now, but it is impossible to ignore all the “LMPI Trumpies”/Anti-Vaxxers out there. They still cling to an unhinged madman. They continue to spew out … Continue reading It Grieves Me…
I just don’t know how much longer the GOP can exist. For as long as I can remember, they invariably shoot themselves in the foot on a regular basis. Yeah, McConnell is doing everything that he can think of to hold on to the GOP base. The problem with that is that the base is constantly shrinking because of the stupid things he says. Talk … Continue reading McConnell’s Backfire & The Coming Implosion Of The GOP
To keep from getting the bends from rising too abruptly from the ugly Trump depths, I have been in a decompression mode, and that is a good thing. I have been letting life pass me up for a little while. I am avoiding getting into the new political arena too early. I know that it continued without me because I have occasionally dipped my toes … Continue reading Decompression – A Welcomed State
I wonder how long President Biden will hold out the olive branch to the GOP? He has been around for a long time so he knows the history of trying to get them to the “compromise” table. I like the comparison of this exercise to the Peanuts cartoon strip of Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown, she always pulls it away just as he … Continue reading Unity, But at What Cost?
One of my triology of mottos for RJsCorner is Think For Yourself It basically defines who I am and who I want to be. When the crowd is all going one way I think to myself “I wonder what kind of opportunities does the other path have?” That makes me a contrarian, and I am proud of that fact. There is No possibility that I … Continue reading Think For Yourself – A Very Foreign Idea…
I am determined to make this the last post I do with Trump’s name in its contents. For this post, I will admit where his actions were helpful and also give some excuses for his despicable actions. Yes, Trump did many ugly things while he occupied the Oval Office, but some of them were actually helpful. I’ll get into those in a few paragraphs. It’s … Continue reading Closing Thoughts – In Some Ways You Were Helpful
This is the fourth of a five-day series of closing out the mention of Trump at RJsCorner Of course, Trump had a lot of help with his turning a four-year period into something that will go down as the first dark ages of the 21st century for our country. Maybe the primary attribute to that label is how he gave validation to the contemptible edges … Continue reading Validating the Contemptible
Perhaps the most serious long-term damage that Trump has propagated is religion. Of course, in this case he was only the catalyst, not the only one primarily responsible for that. For the most part, individual religious institutions have done pretty severe damage to themselves. One of those religious leaders that comes to the top of this deadly heap is Franklin Graham. He took over the … Continue reading Perhaps the Most Serious Long-Term Damage
We all know the slogan “No One Is Above The Law”. That drives our search for equal justice. What’s good for one is good for all. Or, is it? I have seen many times equal justice just doesn’t apply. Politicians and public office holders, along with the wealthy and famous seem to get “special” treatment way too often . A local example of that for … Continue reading Accountability By Impeachment?
I need to get Trump’s name cleared from my post queue and also my mind. To achieve that, I am devoting the next five days to finishing anything I have to say about him. Hopefully (yes “hope” is a word that I can put back into my vocabulary now) I will never refer to him again. But, I wouldn’t count on that! His legacy much … Continue reading Closing It Out Week… Good Riddance
Let’s start out with a little history lesson. The Democratic Party has been made up of mishmash of different people with often very different agendas for a long time. I am a big fan of Will Rogers who was a political satirist during the Great Depression in the 1930s and one of his most famous quotes was “I’m not a member of an organized party, … Continue reading The Tale of Two Parties
My mind has been cluttered with the way that the GOP might be able to pull a “Phoenix” and stay relevant. Given how much that party has changed in the last 40 years maybe this is an exercise in futility, but… Maybe I am naive, but I think there are still some Republicans who have at least an ounce of sense and know that the … Continue reading Tell Them To Just Go Away
Now that the political season is finally over, at least for a few months, it’s time for some personal thoughts about that process. I know that the title of this post is not exactly how Reagan described the problem, but I kinda think my words are more accurate than his were forty years ago. When the Supreme Court decided that money is a form of … Continue reading Money In Politics Isn’t The Solution, It’s The Problem
I don’t know about you, but when I watched the pictures of domestic terrorists invading the US Congress while it was in session I was struck with fear. “Is this the beginning of the end for the “United” States? Will anarchy replace our democracy? I couldn’t believe what I was watching. The only saving grace to yesterday was that all those who threatened to bring … Continue reading What Does It Take To Rattle Lazy Minds?
About a month ago I put out a post about trying to discern why we are so divided. I mentioned that I was reading two books on the topic, one from a conservative writer and one from a progressive. In this post is the second installment in that series. I recently completed both books as shown here and what I found about the source of … Continue reading Divided We Fall Project – Part 2
Since going forward I am trying to confine my political posts to primarily Mondays, this will be the last one for the year. I want to end it on a positive note to talk about Generation Z in general and Greta in particular. I think you know who I am talking about but to make sure I am giving you the bio of here. Greta … Continue reading Greta & Generation Z
Another NYT post spurred me into thinking again why must the US be THE world power. Who decided that and how do we get out of it? That is what this post is all about. I love how the article opened up with the fact that President Biden will never figure out how to eliminate or even control one of our biggest annual expenses, and … Continue reading One World Power?
I know my Aspie traits make me hypersensitive to criticism, but I don’t think any of us take being told we are wrong well. Telling someone they are wrong usually starts a battle. So, how is reconciliation possible with the 70 million who voted for that incompetent narcissist. How do we try to get them to understand that we are not the enemy and compromise … Continue reading No One Likes To Be Told They Are Wrong
It’s pretty obvious that Trump and his lazy minded followers have left the Republican Party in shreds, or at least what used to be the party. But I kinda think that the same thing has happened to the Democrats. They are allowing the fringes take over and that disenfranchises too many people. They are such a diverse party that all the masks they try to … Continue reading Both Parties Need Serious Realignment
Now that the elections are finally over and that despicable person will soon be gone, I would really like to see some bipartisanship in our federal congress return. I can only dream that all of us will actually get along and maybe even like each other again sometime in the unknown future. I should be extending an olive branch of understanding that I hope will … Continue reading Unity At Any Cost??
Is there a Civil War that the GOP is waging for their version of America? Is it a “take no prisoners” time for them? Are they that panicked? They literally put all their eggs in one basket and that basket was rejected. Why would they do that? I think I have an answer to that. Maybe they see the writing on the wall in that … Continue reading What Will The 2020s Look Like?
I know the graphics above is usually reserved for Christian topics, but I am using it to rejoice that the despicable person currently residing in the Oval Office will soon be gone. Just 72 more days before he is evicted. HALLELUJAH. I’m sure that President Biden will be busy through the night of January 20, 2021, signing executive orders undoing as much of the damage … Continue reading Hallelujah!!
I believe we are all born with an empty heart and some of us fail to even begin filling it during our lives. There is nothing more tragic than an aged person with an empty heart. A person who feels no kinship with others, a person like Ayn Rand, who feels that empathy is a scourge of mankind. Most of us, but certainly not of … Continue reading With An Empty Heart…
I am going to use this Sunday post as one of the last in the political arena. Starting mid-November I will be making some fundamental changes in what I post about here at RJsCorner. More on that later… Let’s start off with some explanations for the logic behind the core of this post. I have had a veggie garden for most of my life. It … Continue reading Compost For The Next Generation…
One of the characteristics that means the most to me is humility. It’s strange that when I looked for images of humility for this post the majority of them were of Jesus. He never claimed to be great and that is what made him so. That thought provoked this post more than anything else. I look at all the twelve presidents in my lifetime and … Continue reading Not The Smartest Card In The Deck
Here we are only 4 days until we have a pretty good idea whether those who still have some sanity left have voted the despicable narcissist out of the Oval Office. If that doesn’t happen then see the graphic above as that will certainly be our future. If it does happen then the title applies. 😎 Because we haven’t updated our constitution frequently enough to … Continue reading The Ten Years Between November 4 and January 21