Do you ever ask yourself what is it that’s driving all that’s happening in the country right now? The honeymoon is over but like many married couples, the parties’ involved-voters and Republican leadership-seem to be stuck on staying together despite all indications that they should part ways immediately. It’s like the man that cheats on a beautiful woman who constantly forgives him and even worse, loves him deeply still. You ask yourself; how can that be so? I think the overriding factor that’s driving this particular illusion of satisfaction, complacency and success is nothing more than denial and we’ll continue to be under its influence until the nation’s Republican voters draw some hard conclusions. Continue reading
One of the rules of thumb for bloggers is, don’t be cute; especially when it comes to creating a title. Although I was listening, I have to confess my recalcitrant disinclination to follow the pro’s advice. What can I say; whimsy gets the better of me. Except, in this case I do have a point to make. In this case, the cows are the illegal immigration argument that has been so prevalent for these past two administrations, all the way back to George W. Bush. And now, many will reap what was sewn by that stance as the cows come back home to the barn where the law, as imperfect, unforgiving and unbalanced it is, resides. And from here on, there could be many more a broken heart. Continue reading
It appears that Trump, the businessman and Trump, the candidate, as well as Trump, the President of the United States, seem to all have difficulty with facts. That’s at first glance. But if you look at the totality of the title and situations involved, you come away with a much harsher assessment. It could be said that all of his incarnations are spun from an identical bolt of cloth. If that’s the case then unfortunately, it doesn’t create circumstances that bode well for America. That’s because basically it means that Donald Trump is a liar. And he’s not alone.
“…You been slipping into darkness, pretty soon you gonna pay.”
As much as I’m afraid-dubious, skeptical, worried, take your pick-of all that’s occurred so far in this short span of Trump’s administration, something went down that was even more troubling and systemic of where we could wind up eventually. It illustrated exactly how we shouldn’t be acting in protest or defiance of all that our newly-elected President has put forth. If you haven’t guessed, I’m talking about the recent demonstration on the campus of UC Berkeley. Continue reading
Or, let’s call it semantics, OK? You say tomato; I say tomahto. There’ve been a lot of words strewn about both before, during and after the campaign. And now that President Trump’s been elected, if you’re anything like me, an average American, not overly brilliant but then again not stupid either, you come away most times wondering if in fact you actually heard what it is that you think you heard. We feel like Inigo Montoya from the Princess Bride who famously said, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means”. Continue reading