Category Archives: Politics and Government

The Big Trump Story

Hello everyone.  Here we are on April Fool’s Day, a day of pranks and misdirection and that might be more appropriate than you’d first think..

It’s only been less than two-thirds of the way towards the first 100 days of the Trump Administration and the news stories just keep on coming.  Tell me, how are you all keeping up?   There’s so much to choose from and every one of them is seemingly so relevant and sensational.  It’s the epitome of “for real” reality TV.  My concern is that a lot of them  might be nothing more than smoke screens.

It’s not to say that these accounts aren’t significant or newsworthy; they are.  But it’s occurred to me that maybe we ‘prioritize’ the news to get to the nitty-gritty.  That’s the challenge; so, what pray tell is the nitty-gritty? Continue reading

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Fantasy, Betrayal & Recognizing Fake News

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

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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.”

 War   

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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