Friday, August 25, 2017

This is becoming normal

To be the bearer of bad news, ladies and gentlemen, we have some major issues going on, more so than nazis dancing in the streets, and running people down with cars. And while many are all about punching nazis in the face, and impeaching Trump, we have lost focus. We cannot seem to see the forest for the trees, and it will be our undoing, if it hasn't already undone us already.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Update

Update: Not watching the news, been very reflective since I last came here and wrote. I am still seeing heated debates between progressives about “Whose a real Progressive, and who isn't.” Of which I am not a real progressive anymore apparently. I am seeing people screaming the world's on fire, and yes, yes it is. I see the more “moderate” wing of the Democratic Party pointing fingers at progressives, blaming people who didn't vote for Clinton for Trump, I see Congress still cannot get anything passed, even with a GOP controlled House and Senate. I see constant Tweets from our so-called president, that are insane (seriously, someone needs to take his internet access away), and I hear the rumors.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Horror Movies, no, Movies in General

I'm going to talk about something near and dear to my heart, and its not politics. I love horror movies, I love reading the likes of Poe and King, truly these two gentlemen are masters of horror. I cannot speak about Poe, but I can about King, as I have heard some of his commentaries on his own work. Everyone has something that bugs them, something that gets under their skin, when reading the work of Stephen King, its the stuff that goes bump in the night, and makes his skin crawl.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

More of the UBI thing

So, today on my random outing and about on Facebook, I see another UBI post, this time describing how it is inflationary and it is the status quo. Lots of activity on it before I got to say much of anything, but among some of the tidbits were that a UBI is advocated by right wing groups and neoliberals.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

UBI The Good, The Bad, and How I See It.

Recently on my sparse viewing of FaceBook, I saw a man who is an advocate of Modern Monetary Theory, lamenting people's love of the UBI, or Universal Basic Income; aka: Guaranteed Basic Income, Mincome, Living Stipend, etc. etc. etc. In his mind, robotics is something that we should not be concerned about for the next ten or twenty years or so. Ironically enough, his constantly advocating for a Federal Job Guarantee, is missing the mark of what he wants to see happen.

Monday, June 12, 2017

8 Rules of What?


So, I get on Facebook this very morning and I see this post. Now, under normal circumstances I would edit out the name, for the protection of one who likely means well and is grossly misinformed, or simply does not know better. This is not a normal circumstance, this was posted in a pro-Stein group, and this gentleman is running for a seat in the US Senate in the Great State of Massachusetts. Now, I have no real love for Massachusetts, or Jill Stein but this notion of the “Useful Idiot” is worse than the whole “Welfare Queen” myth.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Right or Privilege


For the OP's protection, as well as the group he is in, I have edited this screen shot of some of the most insane things I have ever read. Well, not for his protection, I just edited it so that he doesn't get “harassed” by “mentally ill liberals” and grammar nazis. For those of you who don't want to read this butchering of the English language, he feels that healthcare, food and shelter are not rights. In it he laments that the person he was debating kept repeating that those three things are rights, without presenting a legitimate argument, only that said person believes, thinks, and is convinced that these things should be rights. He also concludes that liberalism is a mental illness, but you don't have a right to get that checked out, its a privilege.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Impeach Trump, Careful What You Wish For

I have recently been seeing a lot of people pushing to impeach President Trump. No, I don't like the man, I find him to be obnoxious, hateful, woefully ignorant, and at best incompetent. Should he be impeached, well, that depends on what the Special Prosecutor finds during the course of his investigation. Will he be impeached, I seriously doubt it, we are stuck with him for at least four years or until the GOP gets sick of listening to him.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Case for a UBI

Over the last decade or so, I have supported some type of Universal Basic Income. In the early days before I was introduced to Modern Monetary Theory, I would think about ways to fund such a program, how the tax code could be worked, how the increase in spending, and all the other factors that played into funding this type of program would work.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Assault, Cruel Teachers, and Measles on a Plane

In the run up to the election of Donald Trump, I kept hearing people say, “Never loose your sense of outrage.” I never lost it, but I had to bury it down, it was to the point that I was just angry. Ever little thing I heard would just add to that anger, and that is not healthy. I made a conscious choice to step away, let myself have a break, to cool off before I said something I couldn't take back. I don't regret that choice then, I don't regret it now, but those old feelings are coming back again.