Sixty years ago, when the Interstate Highway system was being developed the word “Infrastructure” was limited to only roads and bridges. Since then, it has been expanded to mean “things needed for the operation of a society”. It is nice to see that President Biden’s latest plan includes all those things. But, as usual, the Republican want to limit it to a 60-year-old definition that … Continue reading Infrastructure… A New Meaning?
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?
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
You have probably heard about the latest conspiracy theory floating among the MAGA folks. It goes something like this: The Democrats have put in millions of illegal ballots to defeat Trump. That like all the other conspiracy theories makes no sense. If they had actually done that then why wouldn’t they also assured themselves of a Democrat Majority in the Senate? But, I guess it … Continue reading Oh, The GOP And Their Conspiracy Theories
I’m not sure when the Republican Party stopped being the party of Lincoln and started being the cloaked party of white power. I think it was kind of a slow evolution. But, it is obvious that they now represent the party of white power, the extremely wealthy, and little else. No, I am not talking about the radical fringe hate groups of today. Instead, it … Continue reading The Republicans Have Always Felt Victimized…
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…
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…
Much of my lifetime and even before the GOP has shown a lack of concern for public health. They vigorously fought Medicare, and Obamacare and just about any form of government subsidized healthcare. The more important thing to them is to “free” us from government rules. Of course, this started in earnest with Reagan’s proclamation that “Government is the problem…” Their mantra has been anything … Continue reading Freedom – Even Freedom To Harm Fellow Citizens
Maybe I Never Knew You? or Reverse Metamorphosis I have been working on this post for several weeks now and have never come to a decision as to which words above should be the title. So, I will just keep both. This post is about what has happened to the Republican Party since the last time I voted in that category. Either I never knew … Continue reading Maybe Both…
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 is that the two parties are constantly evolving into something else than what they maybe were when you declared your allegiance. That is what this … Continue reading Red & Blue – A Little History Of Politics
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 … 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 … Continue reading When He Loses…
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 wonder if the “Duke” (John Wayne) was alive today, whether he would still be a Republican. Maybe you don’t know what “Toadie” is so I will tell you up front. It is a “Suck Up”. That’s what this post is all about.Continue reading “Republican Men Are Toadies”
This “Looking Back” post is about Pope Francis and how American Catholics saw him, but maybe more importantly how they might differ from the MAGA/Evangelicals who have moved to the extreme right in American culture. Here are the words from the post five years ago with my highlights that I will talk about here: When I wrote these words, Pope Francis had been pope for … Continue reading Favorites Sunday – About The Pope
It looks like the impeachment hearing are headed toward an end before Christmas. But, as usual I have a contrarian attitude toward that schedule. That is what this post is all about.Continue reading “If They Were Smart…”
Up until the last decade or so, if you asked someone which came first country or party, they would almost always say country. The utterly sad reality is that is no longer the case. Far too many of us now say their party affiliation is much more important, in fact they believe that those in the other party or the enemy! How did we get … Continue reading The Shift From Country To Party
I am very serious about trying to wrestle control of our political processes from the two dominant parties. I am convinced that they are just too entwined in battling each other to be focusing on what is good for those who they represent. Adding another political party is critical to changing things. BUT, maybe not this time around. There is one thing that should drive … Continue reading Vote Independent … But Maybe Not This Time
As the new header says the GOP just loves to cut taxes but that is the easy part. They just don’t seem to be up to the more difficult part of cutting spending, or at least cutting it where a majority in Congress will agree. They most often propose to cut entitlements as they call them. Those are things that help the average citizen along … Continue reading Cutting Taxes Is The Easy Part…
I am starting yet another series this week about the giant enigma of our times. Just so we are clear on what I mean, I will give you a definition. For you who are observant, I’m sure you have already figured it out from the new header above. The Republican party was one of Will Rogers favorite subjects. He just couldn’t figure them out a … Continue reading The Enigma
The GOP and particularly the Evangelical segment seems to be against so many things. Anything to do with below the belt issues or invented since the Victorian age they are against. You name it and they seem to be against it. There is a simple solution to this. If you are against it then just don’t do it. If you believe it is wrong to … Continue reading Well Then Don’t…
What happened, however, wasn’t an abandonment of my faith, but a shift in my understanding of Scripture. While I had always read the Bible and knew large portions of it by memory, I had relied on the expertise of my religious mentors (some of whom were simply laypeople teaching Sunday School or Christian education classes) to help guide me through its interpretation. The more I … Continue reading How Studying Religion Made Me a Liberal
I try to follow my hero’s advice and like everyone but this is one of those times that proves difficult to do that. Balancing the budget on the backs of the poor is a very spiteful way to even try to accomplish that task. Continue reading The Lack Of Integrity…..
“You keep a Republican broke and out of office and pretty near anybody can get along with them.” – Will Rogers, 11 November 1923 I don’t know Will, maybe some things were different during your days. But I just don’t see too many broke Republicans around now days. They all seem to have a fair amount of money and will do almost anything to keep … Continue reading Broke Republicans???
I know the current version of the Republican party is supposed to be all about fiscal austerity but I have trouble actually seeing them live out that concept. When it comes to the safety net and so-called “entitlement” issues they scream about needing to cut back or at least for total accountability. But when it comes to the bloated military expenses, homeland security and tax … Continue reading Budget Minded Republicans……
Schizophrenia—an impairment in social cognition which is associated with paranoia and social isolation. Paranoia, which is a major symptom of schizophrenia, is a mental condition in which the person often loses touch with reality. Here is some of what Wikipedia says about this condition: Paranoia is a thought process believed to be heavily influenced by anxiety or fear, often to the point of irrationality and delusion. Paranoid … Continue reading Schizophrenia and the Republican Party….
Source: https://rjscorner.net/2012/02/27/where-are-you-john-sherman-when-we-need-you/ It seems literally impossible for another Republican to take charge of these types of matters (controlling fraud and abuse). Most of those folks are just too beholding to big business to ever try to reign them in. So, currently that leaves the Democratic party to take up the mantel. I don’t see that as much of a possibility either. Where all this “too big … Continue reading Republicans and Innate Goodness….
I sympathize with my conservative friends. 2012 was just not a very good year for you in the political realm. So, in the spirit of cooperation I want to give you a very serious (well sort of serious) New Years Resolution. Quit Being The Party Of The Rich That one thing alone probably cost you the presidency and several other of your recent political … Continue reading Some Advice From A Liberal Friend…
Source: Conservatives urge GOP leaders to be bold, prepare to go over cliff – The Hill’s On The Money. “I think Obama is very mindful of his legacy and is horrified of going over the cliff,” said Andy Roth of the Club for Growth. “Going over the cliff might be a signal that needs to be sent to the president, that he needs to play … Continue reading The Pro-Scrooge Christmas Story….
Source: Sojourner Mail November 16, 2012 The day after the election, Southern Baptist Seminary President Albert Mohler said, “I think this was an evangelical disaster.” Not really. But it was a disaster for the religious right, which had again tied its faith to the partisan political agenda of the Republican Party — which did lose the election. But Nov. 6 was an even deeper disaster for the … Continue reading Those Words….
I know I promised to move away from politics but when I saw this bumper sticker last week I couldn’t resist showing it to you. Especially because it was in Indiana which is a very red State. It kind of surprised me like when I come across another deaf person. 🙂 If anyone has something similar for Democrats I would love to see it. But … Continue reading Bumper Sticker Says It All…..
Here we are twelve days away from the election! I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. It seems that each election, especially when a president is on the ballot, gets uglier and uglier. There just seems to be so much hate in our country now and that is truly scares me at times.
Twelve days and we will finally be finished with all these negative ads costing billions of dollars telling us why we should be against someone but little about why we should vote for the other guy on the ballot. I just saw some yard signs like the picture here in several yards in my neighborhood. The Republican party’s mascot is the elephant and of course we all know that an elephant never forgets (all of us believe in all those clichés don’t we). As I am getting older in years I definitely am forgetting things but I don’t forget who caused so much of our current problems. Continue reading “The Light at the End of the Tunnel…. Finally…..”
I want to warn you up front that this will be one of those serious posts by me. I try to keep this blog light-hearted at least on some level but the topic I am going to discuss has no possibility of that. In the 1950s the “a” word was the atomic bomb. As a school kid during that time I was taught to get … Continue reading The “A” Word….
I have always been a person who is constantly saying “Why?” Here are some whys that have been spewing off the top of my head lately. 🙂 They are too small for an entire post so I am just going to throw it out here and in no particular order: Why do fifteen percent of the population think they are in the top 1% ?— … Continue reading Why???….