Washington (State) name change?

Yup, it’s a thing. In the current political atmosphere pulling down statues is the thing to do. Ignoring/erasing history somehow makes things better.

Rev. Sharpton suggested defunding the Jefferson Memorial in Washington DC.  I wonder if he knows Jefferson made some notable contributions to our republic that we all have benefited from… or will those need to be scrubbed too?

How long before renaming Washington state and/or DC will get mainstream corporate media air time?

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The Donald

I don’t get it. So far I”m dumbfounded by the appeal other than the anti-establishment message. While I’m appreciative that he took down the Bush and Clinton dynasties I’m left wondering if that was it. The shine is mighty shallow if aht is the case. Certainly he faces massive headwinds – establishment controlled media and the identity politics lackeys will forever mischaracterize everyone not Goose Stepping to their dogma as deplorable which is demonstratively false – apparently it’s the only song they know.

Perhaps I’m missing something – my third grade public education may limit my ability to figure it out. Maybe someone could splain to to me?

 

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For the record

Even if I was in Charlosttesville, VA I would NOT have attended – “Don’t go to stupid places with stupid people and do stupid things.” – unknown, often repeated, sage advice.

Some are taking “sides.” From my perspective, my “side” was NOT represented. Nothing I can say will change your mind. Your self proclaimed enlightenment looks anything but from my perch.

My prayer is that THIS is as far as it goes. Base on what I’ve read/heard since, I fear it may just be the beginning.

How do you HATE those you don’t even know? Ask yourself, WHO controls your beliefs? I doubt it’s you.

If your judgement of another is based on how they look or ANYTHING else beyond their control, FUCK YOU!

THE ONLY thing you can control is yourself. Try NOT to suck and make life miserable for the rest of us. CHOOSE to be better and enrich those around you. DON’T be a turd.

I don’t see many on my “side” which seems to be outside of the “sides” being recognized by the mass media. Sadly it appears the media finds its profit in blood.

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Violence is NOT Speech

It is incomprehensible to me how anyone could come to the conclusion that driving a vehicle into a crowd of demonstrators would serve their cause. What was the outcome he was expecting?

The extreme fringes of our society are unraveling. Their marches are less about promoting an idea than pushing beyond the limits of socially acceptable behavior and setting the stage for battle.

Violence is NOT speech. It serves only to polarize.  You brought attention to your cause and I’m even more convinced your ideas suck.

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Booming Times

We’re riding a financial bubble, measured in dollars, to record highs. Janet Yellen said she doesn’t expect a to see another crisis in our lifetime… I hope she’s right.

It’s never been easier to be an American human. Conveniences, wealth, opportunity security… The cloud cover (the future) obscures my view of the peak. My guess is we’re near it. I’m doing what I can to stay “On, belay.”

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Fraying

So this guy shows up at a baseball field and opens fire on his countrymen believing they are his enemy because they probably don’t hold the same political views as he does.

What did he expect to accomplish?

He was likely radicalized by the legacy media rhetoric to the point where imagined injustices became reality in his twisted mind.

We shall see if this will reign back some of the vitriol spewed in the media. If it does, how long will it last?

Like I wrote earlier, folks is crazy.

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The Thinning Veneer of Civility

The threshold of what is or isn’t a civil society appears before us. Tolerance of differing ideas is ebbing. The incarceration of individuals who are suspected of wrong think is  a notion I’ve heard as is limiting free speech.

If ideas, good and bad, cannot be discussed, they will still find their way into action, perhaps in less appropriate venues and in even less savory forms. I’d much rather be offended by free speech than suffer the consequences of an Orwellian society.

“Sticks and Stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.”

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