Category Archives: Political rants

Rants about the stupidity of the politicians

Charter Schools – Boon? Or Bane?

Greetings and Salutations; Last year, I wrote an essay on the issue of education in America. I covered many topics there, but, left off the difficult challenge of Charter Schools. Since it has been brought to my attention again, I … Continue reading

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Sifting through the Ashes – Part 31. The SCOTUS and the Congress

Greetings and Salutations. The events of these past few years have caused me to rethink some aspects of Government. I have, over the years, felt that the Court, and the Congress, while sometimes staggering around the path of wisdom like … Continue reading

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Ruth Bader Ginsberg – A Giant Leaves Us.

Greetings and Salutations; This last Friday, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg died, of metastatic pancreatic cancer. The fact that she held on so long is a testament to her strength of will, and her determination. The airwaves have been flooded with … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 30, The Postal Service

Greetings and Salutations… The closer we get to November, the more insane the actions of the administration become. Over the past week or so, it has become obvious that #3 (or at least, one of his advisors) understands how allowing … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 29 – predicting the future???

Greetings and Salutations; I wanted to take a minute here, to look at the path the Republican Party is on. It is, alas, a pretty self destructive one, it seems to me. Every day the powers in the Senate allow … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Thoughts, Part 04…The FULL costs

Greetings and Salutations; Time has progressed since the first bunch of cases of this pandemic showed up in America. As the news shows us, it is not improving. For example, as of today, Tennessee has over 61,000 confirmed cases, and … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 28, One More Cultist…

Greetings and Salutations; The other day, I posted an update about the Covid-19 issues to the FB Page devoted to news and discussion local to the Hamlet I live in. For the area, the thread blew up with 50+ “likes” … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Thoughts, Part 02. Truth can be ugly and painful

Greetings and Salutations. Ran across the post on facebook just now. It is a long read, and a painful one…but, this is the reality of what is happening in hospitals every day. THIS is why we are shut down, and … Continue reading

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Is Democracy Broken?

Greetings and Salutations… The title of this essay is a short version of a question asked in a philosophy group today. I thought about it for a few minutes, and after replying to it in the thread, decided to add … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 26 – Humanity’s Future?

Greetings and Salutations… Today, on Facebook, a fellow asked an interesting question “Is there a future for Humanity?” When I got to thinking about it, this question ended up being far more complicated than I had originally thought. So, instead … Continue reading

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A Short Look at a Grifter’s Journey

This just showed up in one of the threads on my timeline, and I thought it worth spreading a bit more broadly. By Lucian K. Truscott IV: “Donald Trump has tested positive — for the bullshit virus. He’s bluffed his … Continue reading

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How to add some humor to one’s day!

Greetings and Salutations. I just had an interaction on Facebook that provided ME with a bit of amusement, and, once again, demonstrated the sad state of education that too many conservatives have slipped into. The general discussion was about the … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on History, War, and Gun Control

An interesting thread sprang up on Facebook a day or so ago…and I thought it worthwhile to extract some comments from it and post them here… The original post that started this thread, went like this: RL: Thanks to David … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 25

Greetings and Salutations; Anyone who is paying more than a moment’s attention to the world today knows that the political situation in America is dire! We have an administration that has engaged in despicable behavior and words since taking the … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 24

A discussion of the day’s vote in the Senate to deny witnesses and new documentation, perjury, and a perfect example of a Kangaroo Court designed to keep a criminal in as President. Continue reading

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Sifting through the Ashes, Part 23

Greetings and Salutations! I hope the New Year brings all positive movement in our lives, prosperity, and peace in our hearts! Alas, I am starting to see some old habits in the Democratic Party crop up, and I wanted to … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 22

Greetings and Salutations! Today, in the House, much of the time has been spent by the two parties working on finalizing the Articles of Impeachment for El Cheeto. The Democrats are simply stating the facts, calmly and with some regret. … Continue reading

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Talking with a Cultist, part 2

I had an interesting discussion in a thread today, and, one of the posts was involved enough that I decided to add it to my blog. It falls into the category of dealing with Cultists, and addressing their objections. It … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 21 – Complaining about America

This meme appeared on my Facebook timeline today, and as it raises some good points, I thought I would add it to the collection of essays I am building here. My disagreement with this meme is rooted in the fact … Continue reading

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Civil Discourse about Touchy Subjects.

An interesting moment on Facebook that is a perfect example of the extremest stances that we are in these days. The original post was of a thread from Quora, starting with the question “Why do people get angry when I … Continue reading

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