Taking a moment out to sort through my thoughts on 2020 issues. I’d be interested to hear what yours are. Read more about Policy Papers
“That’s not who we are.” It’s a favorite message of political hope sounded by some of our favorite politicians.
To which I can be heard to mutter, “Except sometimes.”
I’m not the only one. Other folks from my side of the aisle have been popping up all over the place insisting “That” is exactly who we are. Meaning racist, misogynistic, predatory assholes. And have been from the beginning.
To which I can be heard to mutter, “Except sometimes.” Read more about Who Are We?
Can we please get over ourselves about “socialism” and stop calling people “socialists,” unless they are Bernie Sanders who proudly claims the label and good for him. It bespeaks an ideology which has little or nothing to do with our lives in a liberal democracy. Read more about It's Universal Healthcare, Not Socialism
Is there a more perfect metaphor for the present state of our union than infection?
“Toxic” is the word often chosen to describe Trump’s outbursts and rally screeds. Read more about Infection
...if we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the President clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and the applicable legal standards, we are unable to reach that judgment.
“You’re never going to be normal, are you?”
Those are the very words my father spoke to me as I was heading out to Seattle back in 1985. As I recall, they were in response to his question, “What are you going to do out there?” And my answer, “I don’t know. We’ll just have to see what happens.”
I didn't know "normal" was something to strive for, Dad. I thought but didn't say. Read more about Norm Schnorm
“Impeach the bastard!”
I’m all for it.
I hear others say no. We (Democrats) should concentrate on legislation for health, education and welfare: the common weal. Impeachment will be a distraction.
I say I trust those smart and dedicated women who made such a big splash in white the other night at the State of the Union to walk and chew gum at the same time. I trust that they can walk the walk of the campaign while chewing on the testimony that comes before an impeachment inquiry. Read more about On the Record
2019 – a year so far in the future it doesn’t seem possible that it is here. 2020 sounds like healthy eyesight. 2019 sounds like a Star Date. To somebody who will turn 76 in a month, anyway. Read more about A Cup Half Full
We all know who “They” are. They are the ones in charge. They are the unspecified, who ruin everything we try to do. They have laws we didn’t know existed. They wrote the fine print. They know the detours and where to cut the corners. They have more money, more power, more of everything. And They are all in it together. Read more about The Great They