Thursday, March 21, 2013

Time Warp!

While researching things, as I do, I came across two speeches by President Harry S. Truman. One was from when he was running for re-election in 1948. The other was at the end of his second term in 1952 (when he said he wasn’t going to run for a third).

All I have to say is, Holy Fucking Shit. These speeches could have been given by President Obama TODAY with some minor topical updates. Does NOTHING change? Republicans fought for Wall Street banks, corporations and old, regressive, out-of-date policies, and Democrats fought for Labor, civil & economic justice and progressive policies.

I’ve never done this before, but I’m just going to post Truman’s 1952 speech (in full) and an excerpt from the one in 1948.

Please read them. I think you’ll think you’re experiencing déjà vu all over again for the first time, once more.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Twitter Fight!

So, I got into my first “conversation/argument” on Twitter.

I don’t like it. 

All you readers out there in the wasteland, you know me. You’ve been reading my rants for a little over a year and a half now. I give a lot of information all at once (sometimes too much), often to multiple people simultaneously. I can’t argue within 140 characters, one person at a time. Hell, I can’t keep up with all the tangential conversations leading off the original. 

No. I just can’t.

I'm not even sure if this is where the conversation started. 

Here’s my story as it unfolded.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Hypocrite Attack!

An oldie but a goodie. All I said was the pseudo grass-roots movement should have left a message – albeit in a colorful way. De-friender, Richard decided I was being a childish asshole, so he made up a bunch of things to illustrate his invented perception of reality.


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Health Issues

Last summer, the Supreme Court deemed Obama’s Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) to be Constitutional. But that didn’t stop Republican Governors from refusing to implement this Republican-developed plan in their states.

This conversation, I think, is the most reality denying-est one I’ve ever been involved in. No matter what I say or prove or disprove or provide information directly from the source for – it is denied, ignored or laughed at as being crazy. And then dump trucks full of bullshit are emptied out all over the conversation and touted as fragrant petunias.

Ah, Republicans (I mean, professed non-partisans), the bubble in which you live is so impenetrable.

I apologize for the length of this post, but hey, I haven't posted anything in over a month, so I'm actually under my monthly word quota.  

(Spoiler Alert: Romney lost the election.)