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Sunday, May 5, 2019

1 Major Item Checked Off My Bucketlist: Seeing The Original US Constitution

Today was a day that I got to check off a major item on my bucket list: seeing both the original US Declaration of Independence and Constitution (along with the original Bill of Rights) on display at the US Archives. It's mindblowing just how incredibly articulate those documents are and to think of their impacts across the world. I wanted to do this the last time I was in Washington, back in June 2002. Unfortunately, both were taken off display for restoration work. This time they were on display. The room in which both are held has a no photography restriction, and with good reason; to preserve the documents. There's also a no cell phone use  rule in there, too. Still, seeing both was mindblowing.

As a small bonus, I also got to see 1 of the original copies of the Magna Carta's Conformatio Cartarum signed by King Edward I in 1297. It's in Latin, which should surprise no one, but anyone can see its influence on both the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. The common theme being that governance only happens with consent of the governed, especially when it comes to taxes. That's what makes this document a true marvel of history.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Notre Dame

Watching the coverage of the Notre Dame Church burning, I found it to be saddening and horrifying. As I mentioned on Facebook and Twitter, I found it heartening to see that most of the of the highly valuable artwork and artifacts were saved, but some were damaged in the inferno, and were sent to the Lovre for restoration. The church’s main structure was also saved, too; albeit with some heavy damage.

Notre Dame, as Pres. Emannuel Macron had annouced on Monday, what was lost in the fire will be rebuilt. I find that heartening to hear and will be delighted to see what comes from the ashes.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Donald Trump's Threat Will Be Part Of His Undoing In 2020

I don't know where to start with this 1, but it's a safe bet to say that Donald Trump's latest threats will not go unanswered in next year's presidential election. He's finally beginning to understand that his days as President are numbered, and that as soon as he's out of office, he'll have to answer for some very serious crimes that he's committed over the years. It's also becoming increasingly clear that he's playing from a point of weakness, which could explain his latest overreach.

Cities like San Francisco and New York City have made it clear that should Trump carry through on his threat, they will only welcome the undocumented immigrants sent their way and will provide them with sanctuary. This is why Trump's threats will likely backfire on him spectacularly. Trump is absolutely delusional in thinking that he can turn this into a winning issue. The fact is that he has almost nothing to run on, except racism and bigotry. That's a big problem for him going into 2020.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Petition: Demand That Donald Trump Order William Barr To Release The Mueller Report

I've started a new petition on Move On to demand that Pres. Trump do the right thing by ordering the disclosure of the Mueller Report. Please sign and share with your friends and family on all social media. Thanks.

Also, let me know your thoughts on  Facebook and/or Twitter

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The Corporate Media Is Back To Its Old Antics Again

I can't put this anymore plainly, the corporate media here in America is back to its old antics yet again. And by old antics, I'm talking about their idiotic parroting of Clintonist talking points about how evil progressives like Bernie Sanders and Tulsi Gabbard are. I get it, they're pissed about the fact that they lost in 2016, but give us break about how Hillary had nothing to do with her loss to Donald Trump. Like how it's someone else's fault that she was too clueless to actually talk to people on the campaign trail. These people are FUCKING MORONS!

These people are also complete jackasses as well, but that's a small sidenote. The media needs to quit giving all of Hillary Clinton's most hard-hitting surrogates anymore airtime as they're basically trying to stifle any debate about how to effectively deal with the buffoon-in-chief so that they can get their central stooge (aka Hillary) a redo of 2016. I've written extensively about how that was a losing proposition a fair number of times during that election cycle. I'm not going to bore you all with all those unnecessary explanaitions, so I'll sum it up this way: Those who don't learn from their mistakes in the past are bound to repeat them in the present and/or future.

Now if the Clintonists try to force the Cult of Hillary on us, just like the far-right did with the Cult of Trump, they shouldn't expect to get our support in next year's election. Just like the Republicans, these Third-Way Democrats are also bankrupt of ideas, too. Because of this, they're resorting to ad homonym attacks, which makes them sound just like the Republicans at times. This is why it's all of our responsibility to make our voices heard both during the primaries and the general election. 2020 isn't a year that we can afford to forced to sit out because of these jackasses and their enablers in the corporate media. So anytime you see/hear the progressive smear campaign take flight, remember that this is Third-Way and the far-right panicking like hell. If you want to get the actual facts on the ground, go around the corporate media: they're too tightly beholden to the Clintonist wing of the Democratic Party.

Don't let yourself be intimidated into doing their work for them. These Clintonist smartasses will try to scare you into compliance with their agenda for America. You have the right to tell them HELL NO and QUIT BROWBEATING ME! If they try to do so, then get them where it hurts the most: THEIR WALLETS. Just turn them off and go to alternate news sites, like Truthdig and The Intercept. They gave very good coverage of the primaries and general election back in 2016, and they're setting themselves up to do so again for 2020. There are plenty of others: Bill Palmer being yet another example.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Google+ Is Shutting Down For Everyone With Personal Accounts In April

It kind of sucks for anyone who's using a personal accounts on Google+ is going to lose them starting April 2. If you're using a G Suite Brand Account, like I am, you're good for the time being. At some point it's going to get taken down as well. All this proves is that Google apparently never did its homework when it designed the Google+ platform.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Petitions For The People's Lobby

For those who are new to viewing this blog (1st of all, welcome), the People's Lobby is an advocacy organization that fights for the voices of the American people who aren't part of the elite. I've been in contact with the organization's sole director/administrator, Dwayne Hunn, for the last year or so. He's got 2 petitions up for signing and sharing, so if you have a chance: please do so. The petitions are here and here.

The first petition is about getting law makers to raise the effective taxation level of the wealthiest Americans and most profitable corporations. Increasing their rate will help to close the budget gaps we're currently facing as a result of the Republican's tax-cuts. It will also make it so that we have the money to establish the Medicare-for-All system and tuition-free public colleges that Bernie Sanders had advocated for back in 2016.

The other has to do with creating a World Service/Jobs Corps as a 21st-Century recalibration of the Peace Corps. This would give Americans the opportunity to engage in an additional form service to country to serving in the Military. This would be a better use of our foreign policy resources, as it's a great way for us to engage in soft-power diplomacy. Plus we'll get the added advantage of winning the hearts and minds of people in the countries we're aiding. Especially when the living conditions foster an environment for political and/or religious extremism. 

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