What Republicans want for you…

• If you want to know why sane people often object to the Republican agenda, read this:

It’s Rick Scott’s 11 point plan to “Rescue America” (but reads like an authoritarian manifesto).  Some excerpts:

“We will shrink the federal government, reduce the government workforce by 25% in 5 years, sell government buildings and assets, and get rid of the old, slow, closed, top-down, government-run-everything system we have today.”

“Many government agencies should be either moved out of Washington or shuttered entirely. Yesterday’s old government is fundamentally incompatible with the digital era. The permanent ruling class in Washington is bankrupting us with inflation and debt, so they must be removed. For you to have more, Washington must have less.”

“The nuclear family is crucial to civilization, it is God’s design for humanity, and it must be protected and celebrated. To say otherwise is to deny science. The fanatical left seeks to devalue and redefine the traditional family, as they undermine parents and attempt to replace them with government programs. We will not allow Socialism to place the needs of the state ahead of the family.”

“We will secure our border, finish building the wall, and name it after President Donald Trump.”

“Among the things the militant left plan to change or destroy are American history, patriotism, border security, Christianity, the nuclear family, gender, traditional morality, capitalism, fiscal responsibility, opportunity, rugged individualism, the Judeo-Christian ethic, dissent, free speech, color blindness, law enforcement, religious liberty, and private ownership of firearms.”

Wow. This is some truly scary stuff.  Be afraid of these folks.

2022-03-23T18:23:41-05:00March 20th, 2022|HomeRecommended|

Oh, that explains it…

Axios reports that Maggie Haberman reveals in her forthcoming book that “While President Trump was in office, staff in the White House residence periodically discovered wads of printed paper clogging a toilet — and believed the president had flushed pieces of paper.”

Ah, perhaps that explains T****’s whacky 2019 comments, reported by CNN and others: “People are flushing toilets 10 times, 15 times, as opposed to once.”

Maybe it’s the paper, Donald.

2022-02-11T18:56:46-05:00February 11th, 2022|Home, Musings|

Oh Canada…

Per the Washington Post:

“Calling Trudeau a “far left lunatic,” Trump said in a statement Friday that “insane covid mandates” are destroying Canada and urged the convoy to come to Washington to protest the United States’ public health measures.”

US Covid deaths per 100K*: 275.88
Canadian Covid deaths per 100K*:  92.7

American % fully vaccinated*: 64.4
Canadian % fully vaccinated*: 80

*source: Our World in Data https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations?country=OWID_WRL  and https://ourworldindata.org/covid-deaths

Who’s the lunatic now?

2022-02-08T15:12:27-05:00February 8th, 2022|Home, Musings|

The RNC lives in an alternative universe

Wow, just wow.

On January 6, 2020, the deadliest attack on the Capitol in 200 years took place, in which a mob stormed the complex, attacked police officers, and interrupted the proper certification of a presidential election by sending lawmakers fleeing. Nine people died in connection with the attack and more than 150 police officers were injured. But in a resolution censuring Reps. Kinzinger and Cheney, the Republican party’s “National Committee” today labeled the January 6 attack “ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse.”  They incidentally declared that Democrats in Congress “have embarked on a systematic effort to replace liberty with socialism.”  They are a party that calls removing Covid misinformation from social media a “violation of free speech and first amendment rights” (misinformation the propagation of which has resulted in the unnecessary loss of tens, if not hundreds of thousands of American lives), yet is more than happy to ban books and the teaching of factual information regarding the institution of slavery in the U.S.

This party will apparently do anything to maintain its grip on power; no lie is too big, no distortion of reality, however damaging, unacceptable. I find these RNC leaders contemptible beyond measure.  It’s time for this party to go away.

 

2022-02-04T14:22:13-05:00February 4th, 2022|Home, Musings|

Mitch McConnell and Hypocrisy

Mitch McConnell is a man with no moral standards;  rather, they are standards of convenience.  This was well illustrated with his treatment of Obama’s supreme court nominee — “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”  Oops, different take when the election was only 2 months away in 2020; President Trump’s nominee to replace Ginsburg “will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.”   And now we have his contrasting takes on voting rights. Here he is in 2006 on the Voting Rights Act: “America’s history is a story of ever-increasing freedom, hope and opportunity for all. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 represents one of this country’s greatest steps forward in that story. Today I am pleased the Senate reaffirmed that our country must continue its progress towards becoming a society in which every person, of every background, can realize the American dream.”;  McConnell’s stance now: “This is not a federal issue; it ought to be left to the states.”

He and Lindsey Graham (“I want you to use my words against me. If there’s a Republican president in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say Lindsey Graham said let’s let the next president, whoever it might be, make that nomination.”) can vie for the congressional hypocrisy prize.

2022-01-19T13:59:59-05:00January 19th, 2022|Home, Musings|
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