What About The Founding Fathers??

The cartoon above from ProgressiveChristianity is probably the most effective way to counter those like the previous Supreme Court Justice Scalia. He proclaimed that he always looked at the constitution as what the founding father intent was. In other words he viewed the world with 18th century eyes and ignored anything since then. When the Constitution was written, it was law that African Americans were … Continue reading What About The Founding Fathers??

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. ­čśÄ Because we haven’t updated our constitution frequently enough to … Continue reading The Ten Years Between November 4 and January 21

Joyous Journey Rule #8 – Take the Dark Side In Small Doses

The dark side of life is kind of like a black hole, or maybe a Venus fly trap, it can suck you into its depths. and won’t let you go. If that happens there is no way for you to even fully dream of a joyous life. I must admit that much of the news from the world today is “dark side material”. Especially when … Continue reading Joyous Journey Rule #8 – Take the Dark Side In Small Doses

Drinking the Kool-aid, Etal…

Tomorrow is perhaps the most important election of my lifetime. ┬áIt will determine if an extreme narcissist, habitual liar, con man continues to have free reign to do whatever he wants. Yeah, the tax cuts that the Republican party passed are having a temporary effect and the destruction of the regulations needed to prevent another meltdown have added a couple of bucks to the paycheck, … Continue reading Drinking the Kool-aid, Etal…

When In Doubt, Vote For The Woman.

My new mantra for the coming election cycle is stated in the title of today’s cackle. We have pretty much given men control of our government for the last 242 years, it’s time for a change.┬á I think women generally are much more blessed when it comes to empathy and compassion, and that is what is sorely missing from our politics today and even the … Continue reading When In Doubt, Vote For The Woman.

Nowadays Representatives Pick Their Voters..

It used to be that the voters would pick their representatives; but nowadays the representatives pick their voters. As we saw in Florida, some districts are drawn with purely partisan motivations so that if a candidate wins the primary they essentially win the seat. Florida is not an isolated case and there are districts around the country that are so irrationally drawn (just look at … Continue reading Nowadays Representatives Pick Their Voters..

The Right To Vote…

Omaha,NV – Native Americans The right to vote is the very bedrock of what it means to be American. One-person-One-vote balances the playing field (or at least it could) for representation in our government process. It is amazing to see how eventually all of us obtained the right to vote. For native-Americans and Women it didn’t come until a century ago. ┬áThere are effort underway … Continue reading The Right To Vote…

VOTE….

Today is election day in the U.S. If you want to see change in our totally gridlocked government this is the way it happens. We can change over two-thirds of our federal government representatives today if we want. But that can’t happen as long as so many ignore their responsibilities in how our nation is governed. Anyone who doesn’t vote today should have their mouth … Continue reading VOTE….

The case for voting even if America is a corrupt plutocracy rigged by the rich…

With the approach of the 2014 midterms, perhaps the least consequential American election season in a generation, it’s worth asking a perennial question: should you even bother to vote? Many people have basically given up on the democratic project, arguing that the American system is completely rigged by the rich and that nobody on the ballot truly represents their interests…. Still, we know for a … Continue reading The case for voting even if America is a corrupt plutocracy rigged by the rich…

Me Too…

“I’m worried a lot about power in the financial services industry and I’m worried about the fact that basically, starting in the ’80s, you know, the cops were taken off the beat in financial services. These guys were allowed to just paint a bull’s-eye on the backside of American families,” Warren said. “They loaded up on risk. They crushed the economy. They got bailed out. … Continue reading Me Too…

Power To The People….

Our financial ills will never be┬ásettled┬átill┬áyou fix it so every man will pay an income tax on what he earns, be it a farm, grocery store or municipal or government bonds ┬á — Will Rogers ┬áMarch 21,1933 Will’s words above were spoken during the heights of the depression but even then the rich were finding loopholes to avoid paying taxes. ┬áI have never understood how … Continue reading Power To The People….