In the coming years global warming will eventually be the number one issue for all of us (except maybe for the MAGA/Evangelical folks). I just hope that it rises to that status before it is too late to really do anything about it. We didn’t get into this mess because of one particular thing, and we won’t get out of it with just one thing. This post is about some things each of us can do to make sure global warming is addressed before it is too late.Read more
Now that the Mueller Investigation is finally over I hope we will no longer be totally engulfed with the daily news of possible scandal and can finally concentrate on what is actually happening to our democracy. Yes, we have an incompetent in the Oval Office but our attention should be to keep him from doing irreparable harm for his remaining one year and nine months in office.
Looking back, I was never that hopeful that a “smoking gun” would be found in the two-year, which seemed like ten year, investigation. I never really deemed him smart enough to accomplish something as complicated as collusion. Given the verocity of the MAGA cult, an impeachment would probably have done more damage to our country than what he can do in the next two years, especially since we finally have a check on his power via the US congress.
I realize that 2016 events were just an exercise in self-praise and spiteful games for the current Oval Office occupant. He never really intended to be president so why would he even expose himself to a treasonable scenario even if he could accomplish it? He is there because of the defective electoral college tradition and proud ignorance of so many who voted blindly without thinking of the consequences of their actions.
Getting back to the point here, I’m glad this is almost over so we can spend the next two years concentrating on the drastic changes he taught us are needed in the executive branch to reign in a future incompetent. We need to have in place a way to quickly fix the damage he is doing to worldwide efforts to attack global warming once he leaves.
Another issue I hope we have time to address now is how to convince the unconvinible that his version unfettered capitalism is not a solution, but instead, the major source for the financial inequity in our country. Yes, the stock markets might have temporarily gone up with his tax break for the affluent but at the same time most important quality-of-life metrics continue going down for the rest of us. These include: skyrocketing suicide rates, a health care system that is unattainable for too many, a military complex that starves much needed infrastructure improvements, and pretty much anything else.
We need to do the equivalent of hitting our citizens, especially the MAGA cult, over the head with a two-by-four to get them to realize that our country will cease to exist as we know it if we don’t address all the issues that are currently being proudly ignored by the current Oval Office occupant. I just hope it is not too late!
Finally I dream of a time when I can once again look at any news source and not see it totally consumed by an orange-haired narcissist.
This is the premiere installment of This-N-That Sunday and I have no idea where it is going as I write these words. I’m just going to fly by the seat of my pants so to speak. Forgive me in advance if it seems like a mishmash, but that is as it was intended to be wasn’t it? Let’s get down to business.
It is nice to see that the rest of the world is going ahead with their plans to confront global warming. Even though the political leaders now in charge of our country have deemed it “Fake News”. Many US businesses are addressing the issue and trying to figure out how to make a profit from it. One alarming thing about global warming is that the experts tell us that we will probably not know when we reach the tipping point until after it happens. That’s kinda scary, especially for our kids and grandkids.
The VA Hospital Problem
It seems that the VA hospital system has been in trouble most of my lifetime. They just can’t seem to figure out how to be good at it. Corruption and poor service is a way of life. I don’t know, maybe it is naivety, but I kinda think the solution is not that difficult to find, that is, if you put the political part of it aside. Fold the VA into Medicare. You don’t hear too many seniors complain about Medicare. It takes care of us and doesn’t flood us with the paperwork as private insurance used to do to me in my pre-retirement years. I know the folks who are against this solution say that vets have unique problems that are not addressed by a system for the general population, but I think that is a lame excuse! Just send them to a “specialist” in those areas. It’s like my family doctor doesn’t know how to fix all heart problems but she does know who to send me to.
Damian Hirst – Artist
I saw a segment on CBS Sunday Morning recently about a United Kingdom artist named Damian Hirst. I never thought of an artist being a multi-millionaire as he is. Most of the high price painting are sold after they are dead. 🙂 As documented at my site CrackingCreativity, I am pretty obsessed with the topic of creativity this year and this guy has it in spades. He is like me, kind of “out there” but I do love his choice of colors for his works. I haven’t done a lot of studying on the topic of art yet but I guess you would call his work avant-garde. Whatever it is, I Like it!
Would You Like To Be A More Creative Person?
I want to remind you to check out my latest project. It is a one-year journey to become more creative. I am willing to bet that we all need more creativity in our lives. Just click on the widget that is always on the right side column of every page of this blog.
See you next Sunday for another mish-mash. Eventually, because of this new topic, I just might be able to clear all the orphaned Post-It notes off my very cluttered desk. 🙂
Two new categories here at RJsCorner and another blog at CrackingCreativity! We certainly do embrace change, don’t we? I’ll have more to say about that in some posts next week.