Infrastructure… A New Meaning?

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?

Oh, The GOP And Their Conspiracy Theories

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

The Republicans Have Always Felt Victimized…

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…

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…

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…

Freedom – Even Freedom To Harm Fellow Citizens

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

Red & Blue – A Little History Of Politics

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

Tax Reform – Unearned Income

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

Republican Men Are Toadies

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.

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Favorites Sunday – About The Pope

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

If They Were Smart…

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.

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Vote Independent … But Maybe Not This Time

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

How Studying Religion Made Me a Liberal

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

Budget Minded 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 and the Republican Party….

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….

Republicans and Innate Goodness….

Source: 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….

Some Advice From A Liberal Friend…

  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…

Those Words….

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….

The Light at the End of the Tunnel…. Finally…..

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…..”