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Archive for January 22nd, 2018

I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.
   —  J. Wellington Wimpy
Guess what?  We’re having an election this year.  Guess what?  A number of Democratic Party office holders are in states which the President won – some by double digits – in 2016.  Guess what?  Most of those same office holders are more interested in trying to hold onto their offices than they are in trying to defend the American working class and future members of the working class (DACA “Dreamers”).  Guess what?  Sometimes I wonder why I continue to support a “Democratic” Party which fails – over and over again – to stand up to Republican right-wing reactionaries and hypocrites.  Why did the Democratic leadership collapse?  Because they don’t have ANY leaders who can deliver a message to the average American with a simple, honest message about what it takes (costs) to be a free people in modern times.  The Democrats don’t know how to SELL freedom, opportunity or civilization.  The result is Republicans SELL false security (behind an expensive and useless wall), protectionism from the “thems” and the “others”, and the naivety that if we place our lives in the hands of our “betters” (the rich) and go back 50 to 100 years in civil rights and liberties, we will somehow restore America to our glorious past.
At least we have the “firm” commitment from the Senate Majority Leader that they will “consider” voting on the DACA “sometime” in the future.
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On This Day In:
2017 Sincerely Yours
2016 Only Good To Say
2015 A Series Of Temporary Conditions
2014 Gaps
2013 Duty
2012 Cost Not Price
Superheroes
2011 The Simple Normalcy Of Everyday Life – “Squirrel!”

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Woe unto them that keep a God like a silk hat, that believe not in God, but in a God.  Woe unto them that are pompous for they will sooner or later be ridiculous.  Woe unto them that are tired of everything, for everything will certainly be tired of them.  Woe unto them that cast out everything, for out of everything they will be cast out.  Woe unto the flippant, for they shall receive flippancy.  Woe unto them that are scornful for they shall receive scorn.  Woe unto him that considers his hair foolishly, for his hair will be made the type of him.  Woe unto him that is smart, for men will hold him smart always, even when he is serious.
   —    G. K. Chesterton
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On This Day In:
2017 Sincerely Yours
2016 Only Good To Say
2015 A Series Of Temporary Conditions
2014 Gaps
2013 Duty
2012 Cost Not Price
Superheroes
2011 The Simple Normalcy Of Everyday Life – “Squirrel!”

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