Category Archives: Politics

General political discussions

“One for you, 19 for me…I am the Tax Man”

Greetings and Salutations; Just a quick thought in these waining days of 2023… The issue of taxes came up on Facebook, so, I wrote a reply, discussing the various taxes imposed on us by the levels of government in America.  I was … Continue reading

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Are Women equal citizens? or Chattel/Brood Mares?

Greetings and Salutations The world, it seems, is going completely bonkers in too many important areas. I just discovered the story of Tara Rule, who is suing a medical facility and doctor for refusing her care, and needed medications. The … Continue reading

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What does it mean to be a Liberal?

Greetings and Salutations; In the society of today, there are such levels of name calling, and hate that much of the time what a person believes is obscured by the delusions built by propaganda in front of the eyes of … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Labor Day!

Greetings and Salutations… In these waining few minutes of Labor Day, I found I had a few things on my mind about it. For a lot of years, I did not have a great deal of respect for Labor Unions. … Continue reading

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On Strike!

Greetings and Salutations!I decided to take a moment to address the issue of the Screen Actors Guild going out on strike, joining the Writers Guild of America for the first time in 60 years. I have seen some folks posting … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, 50 – Feeble Deflections

Greetings and Salutations… The level of delusion the Right Wing clings to these days is truly amazing at times. They are happy to pump out lies, and shout them from the rooftops as if they were God’s Own Truth. They … Continue reading

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Thought it was water…not gasoline!

Greetings and Salutations; Well, this has turned into quite an exciting Sunday morning! I was poking around on FB and ran across a posting by a FB Friend of mine. It was a thoughtful poem by Mary Oliver who was … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 49 – Character Assassination not a new thing in our world!

Greetings and Salutations;It came to my attention that there is a meme decrying John D. Rockefeller floating around the Net! While it seems a bit silly to me to be tearing down a very rich man who has been dead … Continue reading

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Free Speech, Consequences, and America

Since the news is full of reporting of, and commentary about, the lawsuit by Dominion Voting Machines against Fox News for defamation of character, this question was posted to Facebook a day or so ago: “Should news organizations have free … Continue reading

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Train Wrecks and Regulations!

Greetings and Salutations… I was poking around on the Social Media site Quora, and ran across an interesting question. It proved to be interesting enough that I thought I would add an essay here discussing it. The Post’s article is … Continue reading

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“Wants” and “Needs”…and how we have lost sight of the difference.

Greetings and Salutations; It is odd and interesting, how comments one makes on Social Media come back to haunt us sometimes, months or years after they were posted. The old saying is “The Internet never forgets. This has been proven … Continue reading

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Sifting through the Ashes, pert 48 – a Recap, of sorts

Greetings and salutations; As the year ends, and the election cycle has pretty much finished up, I thought I would post a comment to remind us, once again, why the Republicans have lost their way, and must be turned unto … Continue reading

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“Many Drops Can Turn A Mill…”

Greetings and Salutations; Yesterday, for reasons yet unknown, a young man entered a bar, armed with several guns and started shooting. Several patrons, who had gathered for some fellowship and an adult beverage are dead…their lives snuffed out in a … Continue reading

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What will the future bring?

Greetings and Salutations! It has been a bit since I had time to update this blog, but it is well past time to do it. In a discussion thread on Facebook, the question arose…what will we do if #45 is … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 47 – Election Time Again!

October is ticking away, and in a couple of weeks, it will be Election Day again. This will be an interesting one, and may be a harbinger of things to come. The Mid-Term election is often taken as a snapshot … Continue reading

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WHAT? Forgive Student LOANS???

Greetings and Salutations; The Biden Administration is pushing ahead and making significant advances in undoing the madness of the proceeding administration, and, dealing some some serious issues facing citizens. One of the long-term issues that has been the subject of … Continue reading

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Guns In The House! Guns In The House! Part 02

Greetings and Salutations. We are just a little time past the weekend of 2022/06/04-05, where America saw 13 mass shootings, killing 19 people and injuring 70. This, right on the heels of the shooting at Uvalde that killed 19 students … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 46 – What Republic*nts Want America To Be – And Why

Greetings and Salutations; There are some places on the Net where rational, reasonable, insult free, discussion of difficult subjects can happen. I seek these out, because I find the rest both tedious and annoying. Well, in one of these sites, … Continue reading

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Sifting Through The Ashes, Part 45 – What will the Future bring?

Greetings and Salutations! Here we are, a few months from the mid-term elections that may well determine whether Democracy survives in America, or we, as a society, continue on the path of fascist authoritarianism that was run down by the … Continue reading

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Mankind’s Inhumanity to Mankind

Greetings and Salutations; I was just involved in a short discussion on Facebook, that left me with kind of a sad feeling about Americans. The issue at hand was whether a 15 year old murderer should continue to receive education … Continue reading

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