You know as I sit here today, infuriated, it is hard to not come completely unglued. I have good reason as well, trust me, if you were in my shoes, you would be outraged yourself.
Friday, May 30, 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
So, today on the nightly news, the winner of the American Strong deal was a homeless high school student who is the Valedictorian. Hey, that is cool, I know. It is hard to put yourself through college while couch surfing. However, I will one up him, since his friends who knew raised forty thousand dollars for him to go to college. I put myself through college couch surfing, working a minimum wage paying job. He just had tons of praise heaped on him, deserved to be sure, but he is not the only one. I later heard a story about a school that has 600 homeless students. They are not getting all that attention.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Sorry I haven't been able to write as much this past week or so. Internet has been kinda hinky. I guess I am getting trolled by my ISP again, for some negative comments I have made. Anyway, I am going to give you all some #progunbullshit.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
As many of my friends know, I support the Second Amendment, but I am not a radicalized shill for it. I don't advocate for more guns, I do not believe the concept that we should have armed teachers roaming schools, or that the majority of people should have fully automatic rifles with hundred round drums attached. I consider all firearms to be assault rifles when used against people, even if it is self defense, and if you think about my flawed logic, it does make some sense. But I also feel that guns are a side effect of some other problems, something I claimed well before the NRA (who are insane) did.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
So, Tucker Carlson, and Kurt Schlicter (sorry started to call him sphincter) decided to get up and talk about privilege, and basically how white privilege is racist. Somewhere on that chart I am way to the left, well beyond negative 100 where the scale ends. Most of the tests on this matter reflect a similar number, well past -100. But onto what these two jokers are on about.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Here forth comes some of the list of distractions this current administration has used to take your attention away from Benghazi. Following this list, there will be a second list of what the GOP has been trying to hide while hiding behind Benghazi.
Labels: AP Spying Scandal, Benghazi, Big Bird, Bring Back Our Girls, Climate Change, Distractions, Gay Rights, GOP Weapons of Mass Distraction, Micheal Sam
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
It was once again pointed out to me that any plan that adds spending, or brings up the poor and middle classes is doomed to fail. No matter how grand a scheme it is, no matter how well you plan it, and no matter how many people actually think its a good idea.
Monday, May 12, 2014
So yesterday was a long day. Odds and ends stuff being done, sat down to write another plan. Sadly while many people seem to like the plan, it keeps getting shot down. That's fine, I feel that plans, no matter how futile they are should be created, put forward, and shot down. If you don't try, nothing ever changes for the better.
Labels: Al Franken, basic income, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Infrastructure, mincome, negative income tax, Pope Francis, Welfare, welfare queen
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Its Mother's day. Take the time to wish your mother a blessed day, even if you can't stand her. Be nice. Otherwise, the GOP is on it now. We better be careful.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
We have a three way tie, only to be broken in the comments section of this blog, and on Facebook.
A little over a week ago I wrote an entry about Shirley Holloway, in which I quoted her saying that the homeless and poor who are on the system do not dream. I lamented that those who are homeless or poor do dream. We dream of days gone by, we dream of a nice future.
Friday, May 9, 2014
Yesterday, I took the time to spell out what has happened to me in the hast eight years. A fateful choice to decide I was sick of Virginia, and wanted to be someplace different, where people cared about each other. I had this novel idea about the people of Appalachia. See, I had always understood the people here to be kind hearted, solitary people. Basically, they helped each other, but otherwise wanted to be left to their own devices, which in turn meant you were left to your own devices. If you didn't bother someone, they didn't bother you.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Wait... Charlie Crist... Former Governor of the Sunshine State. Previously a Republican. Did lots of Republican things. Didn't he? Well it turns out he wasn't the normal GOP guy. He supported Obama, and did some fairly liberal things. He never really towed the line in terms of the GP rhetoric. So, it is not big surprise that he dumped the GOP in 2010 before they went completely off the rails.
Yeah, this week there might just be two pricks of the week. Seems Thom Tillis is in the lead currently, and with all fairness, someone else might just take the win, but I am not opposed to co-winners of the award.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
In recent years the anti-vaccinaters have come to bear, showing us the correctness of never vaccinating your children.
Monday, May 5, 2014
As much as some people seem to hate the homeless, I hate homelessness, and the greed that spawns it. I hate the people who look down on the homeless as though we are lepers. Then there was Maryann Edwards appointed Mayor (council member for a town out there). Her view is that homelessness is a choice. She also added that the homeless have refused all help, and seek to prey on the sympathy of others.
How many ticks does it take to get to the center of Republican hate? The world will shortly know. Well Americans will shortly know, but that brings up another question. How many will actually care about Republicans hatred of the middle and low classes of American society.Yeah, they have a lot of hatred. They hate the poor people, they hate the middle class people, they hate minorities, they hate gay people, they hate non-Christians, and they hate women, but for a party taken over by a religion that allegedly promotes peace and love, there is a lot of hate going around.
So, amongst my journeys today I came across an article where North Korea lists out some of America's human rights violations. I know, its ironic as all get out because, well, they have a pretty long list themselves, but lets look at the list, see how it measures up?
Sunday, May 4, 2014
So Vermont called for a Constitutional Convention to craft an amendment that overturns Citizens United, and does not tie money to protected speech. Way to go guys and gals, I take my hate off to you, and send you my warmest regards. But I am not going to talk about it anymore, I am going to kill your brain cells talking about unreality television...
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Ladies and Gentlemen we have a real winner this week. I have tried to stay away from the Cliven B
Bundy deal. I mean the guys last name is Bundy, and for those of you who are old enough, this might just conjure visions of poor Al. The shoe salesman who has three leeches living with him, as he works a dead end job that paid the minimum wage of the day in Chicago. Fun fact, Ed O'Neil was a football player just like the character he portrayed. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, and remained with the team until he broke his leg, Al his character broke his leg in college which ended his career.
So, at this point, you must think that I am bestowing the prick of the week award to Cliven Bundy. You would be mistaken, even if he does deserve it for being a leech like Wal-Mart, or because he is a racist like a lot of people. But this week it goes to Michael Vanderboegh. Who is this prick, and why did he make it to the top of a very large list?
Friday, May 2, 2014
I was once told that when you point the finger of blame at someone, there are three more pointing back at you. I can admit that I am part of the cause of my own issues, I think most people can actually sit down at the end of the day, after everything is said and done, and we can acknowledge that we share part of the blame.
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Sometimes it is really hard to get on here, stand on my soap box, and talk. I think what I say has merit, some others of like mind feel that what I say has merit, but really with Facebook wanting money to promote pages and posts, and having limited access to other forms of social media, it makes it hard. But here I am, ever a bull, always with my head down, pushing forward. If I retreat I will age prematurely, if I stop altogether I will surely die a thousand deaths, and be remembered for none of them.