About Third Parties…

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…

We Need To Figure Out Nation Building…

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…

10 Million Job Openings/8.4 Million Unemployed??

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??

Without Looking At The Shadows.

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.

Back On The Soapbox, Again…

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…

McConnell’s Backfire & The Coming Implosion Of The GOP

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

Think For Yourself – A Very Foreign Idea…

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…

Closing Thoughts – In Some Ways You Were Helpful

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

Perhaps the Most Serious Long-Term Damage

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

Accountability By Impeachment?

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?

Money In Politics Isn’t The Solution, It’s The Problem

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

What Does It Take To Rattle Lazy Minds?

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?

No One Likes To Be Told They Are Wrong

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

Both Parties Need Serious Realignment

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

Compost For The Next Generation…

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…

Not The Smartest Card In The Deck

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

The Ten Years Between November 4 and January 21

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

Having To Answer Your Grandchildren When…

I’m not sure there is a way to get the Republican Party back toward the center of politics. The current Oval Office occupant and his co-conspirators in the Senate have maybe pushed them beyond where a return is even possible. Will they repent of their tragic mistakes after he is gone? Will they ask for forgiveness? I think the most powerful reason for repentance is … Continue reading Having To Answer Your Grandchildren When…

Put Retirement Back Into Politics

A politician or judge suddenly dying or being forced to retire for medical reasons can be disastrous, as we’ve just seen with Ginsburg. Any sensible person should have been thinking about their successors. They should be nurturing them and giving them a legacy to live by. Instead, many including Judge Ginsburg chose to try and hold on to power. She chose wrong and now our … Continue reading Put Retirement Back Into Politics