Category Archives: Politics

UGH

It’s taken me a week to get to the point where I can write this.

 

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State of the Union 01

So, I encountered this in my relatively new Twitter feed:

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Ted Cruz Admits He is Guilty of Assault/Battery

From reports, Ted Cruz said:

In my house, if my daughter Catherine, the 5-year-old, says something she knows to be false, she gets a spanking

Alright, maybe it’s actually Battery rather than Assault, depends on the statutes in your area.

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Two Different USAs

I was just reading this article on AlterNet about the differences between the Republican and Democratic debates, and this part jumped out at me  (below the fold):

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Not a Presidential Issue?

So apparently, Mike Huckabee, running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States, has decided that a symbol of racism is not an issue for a candidate who wants to be President of the United States needs to address.

 

“For those of us running for president, everyone’s being baited with this question as if somehow that has anything to do whatsoever with running for president, and my position is it most certainly does not,” Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor and Baptist preacher, told NBC News on Sunday.

 

I have to wonder, though, if the racism symbolized by flying the flag of the traitors and armed insurrectionists who were in favor of keeping fellow human beings as property might be worthy of some sort of comment from someone who claims to have the correct morals to be president.

 

“If the state government of South Carolina wishes to address an issue in their state, that’s fine,” Huckabee continued Sunday. “If you can point me to an article and section in the Constitution in which a United States president ought to weigh in on what states use as symbols, then please refresh my memory on that.”

 

How about the Preamble, where we made the Constitution in order to promote the general welfare?  Or Provide for the common defense?  Or maybe, right there in the beginning, where we are hoping to form a more perfect union?  Is it really a more perfect union when a state government endorses a symbol that says, “We wish you were all still slaves” to a large part of its constituency?  How does that promote the general welfare of the people?

I’m guessing you have no problem condemning the swastika as a symbol of anyone not blonde-haired and blue-eyed being less than human.  Why can’t you say the same thing for the symbol of southern racism?

Economics and Budgets

I am not an economist.  I was a software engineer who decided to become a stay-at-home dad/Household Manager.  I had no course on Econ while in college.  I had a high school understanding of supply and demand.  A few months ago, I picked up “An Idiot’s Guide to Economics”.

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What Were They Thinking?

This is probably going to be part one of many, and this one will be rather short because it is just so totally incomprehensible to me.

A district in Colorado just elected a state representative who has diagnosed, at a distance, that some people have been possessed by demons.  A man who believes not only that demons exist but that they possess people and that you can tell those people are possessed from halfway across the country was elected to represent a section of people in the state of Colorado.  He is also a virulently anti-gay bigot.

Now, what in the world do they think this guy is going to do for them within their state?  Outlaw homosexuality?  Enact laws against demonic possession?

Seriously, what the fuck were these people thinking?