What I Signed Up For: Reflections on “What I Signed Up For”

20 Oct

Wonder how our President would respond to this.

Padre Steve's World...Musings of a Progressive Realist in Wonderland

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I enlisted in the Army National Guard about the same time I entered the Army ROTC program at UCLA in August 1981. When I enlisted I did so knowing that if I successfully got through all of my training that I would not only put myself in harms way, but be responsible for the life of the soldiers who served under my command. Back then there was much to worry about. The Soviet Union had invaded Afghanistan, the Middle East was in turmoil following the overthrow of the Shah of Iran and the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, while it appeared that the United States and the Soviet Union were on the precipice of a war which could destroy the world.

Once I was commissioned and stationed in Germany, all of my training, and all of our war plans had my house in the middle of…

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NBA champion coach whose dad was assassinated by terrorists destroys Trump’s fake patriotism – Shareblue

25 Sep

If I thought it would mean anything to him, or if he’d even read it, I would send this to our President. – EVD

Source: NBA champion coach whose dad was assassinated by terrorists destroys Trump’s fake patriotism – Shareblue

The Catastrophic Impact of Climate Change on Developing Countries by Graham Peebles + Biological Annihilation

6 Aug

Source: The Catastrophic Impact of Climate Change on Developing Countries by Graham Peebles + Biological Annihilation

 

Not our problem, right, Mr. Trump?

Liberal Outrage = Trump Success?

19 May

Trump will ultimately fail to achieve his promised economic relief for the middle and working class folks who put him over the top in the electoral college. I hope it doesn’t take eight years of his antics to make this apparent to enough people. We deserve better government than what he and the GOP Congress have provided to date.

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West Virginia Trump supporters

A number of Trump supporters read my blog and I’m curious about your thoughts on a question I have.

After Trump’s election I had hoped that he would at least help the working class, as promised.

Yet he has sided with the elite on every major issue:

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Lies When You Have A Crisis

12 Mar

Has Trump cried “Wolf!” one too many times already?

Mike the Mad Biologist

Yesterday, Trump’s spokescritter, Sean Spicer, uttered the following:

Many have noted how the White House press corps normalized Trump’s flat-out dishonesty by laughing with Spicer (hopefully, a few were laughing at Spicer). Let’s leave aside the political press corps’ ongoing dyfunction–you didn’t think they would suddenly become serious defenders of liberty and integrity, when, day in and day out, they are nothing more than one part shitty theater critic and one part half-assed political strategist, did you?

What happens in a crisis where people need to trust Il Trumpe? Suppose a nasty strain of influenza were to hit or some other immediate public health crisis were to occur?* If he says, you need to do X…

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You Must Watch This Speech By Michelle Obama | Crooks and Liars

16 Oct

Source: You Must Watch This Speech By Michelle Obama | Crooks and Liars

Democrats Need To Emphasize A Higher Minimum Wage To Get The Last Bloc Of ‘Open Voters’

8 Sep

This seems rather obvious. Why the hesitation?

Mike the Mad Biologist

Democrats are squandering a potential electoral gold mine–and one that could pay out for decades (boldface mine):

Her answer, while accurate, was unintentionally revealing. When Clinton talks about millennials, she tends to use the word interchangeably with “college students.” But millennials with university degrees don’t represent their entire generation—just those with the greatest economic and educational advantages. A full 40 percent of young people never made it past high school, according to a recent analysis by CIRCLE, a research center that specializes in youth issues. Even when it comes to young voters, it would seem, Clinton instinctively speaks to the elites.

Politicians tend to ignore working-class millennials for a simple reason: They don’t show up on Election Day. Just 29 percent of blue-collar youth turned out to vote in 2012—about half the rate of those who’d attended college. But in market terms, that political disengagement represents an…

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