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Mattis Too?

21 Dec

Honestly, though, another one bites the dust?

Okay, here’s the thing.  For years I have wondered out loud if maybe, just maybe, it would not be in the best interests of sane people everywhere for America to get out of the Middle East and let the people on that continent figure it out however they please.

Seriously, folks. I am not for or against Trump in this regard. I have always been a pacifist. I have always hated war. I have long asked, “Why are our children fighting their civil war?”

Why were we in Vietnam? Why didn’t we leave sooner? Watch this, it’s truly eye-opening: The Vietnam War by Ken Burns.  It’s on a few channels, including Netflix right now.

I am bothered by the resignation of Secretary of Defense Mattis. I am deeply troubled that a President tweets military plans while we have boots on the ground in hot regions.

On the one hand, I am thankful to Mattis.  On the other, I am, like Nancy, more than a little shaken by it. Then again, we are all always dying anyway, right? Eventually the sun will expand and swallow the Earth. Even if we get the DNA off this planet, the universe is a pretty chaotic prospect in the long run.

But for now, maybe we should all take a moment to communicate clearly, respectfully, and honestly how we feel today, to https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ and to our representatives. It’s not too late for a 231-year-old democracy to pull itself together.

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America is getting educated like never before

18 Nov
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Nobody has ever seen anything like this.  If it weren’t for this bad actor, this very rude and terrible reality show host, America would have continued to snooze comfortably in its democratic cradle.  America is getting educated like never before.

 

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During the Obama era, comedians had to work harder to find material to make people laugh.

 

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Gone were the years of ridiculous speeches like Mission Accomplished.

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Gone was the era of  outrage over an illicit blow job.

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Gone was the era of  Iran-Contra hypocrites occupying the office of Commander in Chief.

Gone were the failures of deregulation

 

 

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The Obama years were relatively ethical, diplomatic, and reassuring for logical, rational beings who are not offended when two consenting adults want to make a commitment to take care of each other.

During the Obama administration, women impregnated by rapists or perverse uncles enjoyed the minimal relief of being free to limit the violence done to them without risk of jail, bleeding out, or permanent damage caused by infection.  During the Obama era, innocent survivors of gross violence would not be punished with nine months of torture.

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Never mind all that boring stuff.  The important thing today is that the Trump brand is educating America.  Never before have television news reporters had so many opportunities to enlighten voters on the real-time applications of the U.S. Constitution.  We are learning more about what our founders built because the limits of presidential power are being tested daily by a greedy power broker.  That will be the legacy of the Trump administration and the failure of the Republican majority of 2017-2018.  constitution-1486010_1280We The People have learned more about the meaning of Checks and Balances than we ever would have if we had not experienced seeing what happens when you allow an authoritarian-loving, sociopathic, narcissistic, fake billionaire to become the head of the Executive Branch.

The Purple Wave of November 2018 demonstrates the newly educated voter.  Keep up the good work, Free Press.

Winner:  Democracy

Loser: Tyranny

Again.

 

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