The Cows of Immigration

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

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Liar, Liar, World on Fire: Donald Trump, Republicans and their Long War on Truth

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.
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People vs. the President, Chaos and the New World Order

 

Who knows in four years?

Who knows in four years?

“…You been slipping into darkness, pretty soon you gonna pay.”

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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

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It’s all in the wording

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

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Constitutional Sheriffs, Papers and a Broken Tail Light

 

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The rule of law: there was a time when it would be no question of exactly what those four words mean.  Now, I’m not so sure; we’re bucking directly up against notions so un-American and un-constitutional that it makes you wonder where ultimately we’ll all end up, especially with an avowed alt-right persona (white supremacist) in a prominent position in the White house.  And conservatives wonder where the comparisons to Hitler and Nazi Germany come from.   Continue reading

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