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Two interpretations

So our Secretary of State Pompeo thinks the talks with North Korea were productive and good. North Korea calls them “regrettable”. Well, congratulations, North Korea. Now you know how Americans have felt since that dreadful day in November 2016.

I don’t know about you, but given the choice between believing someone from Orange Goo’s administration versus a mouthpiece for North Korea, I believe North Korea. Yep, in less than two years, this idiotic administration has caused me to believe North Korea over America. I’d say that was a pretty significant shift.

Apparently, the entire world is so engaged in trying Continue reading →

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Not a spoiler? Really?

It’s hard for me to imagine Mark Begich actually claiming with a straight face that there was a clamor for him to run for governor. It is absolutely disingenuous of him to claim he will not be a spoiler in the upcoming Alaska gubernatorial race. And yet, knowing the ability of Democrats to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, I’m not surprised. I fully expect that, thanks to Begich, we will end up with a right-wing Republican for governor who will represent nothing more than the extraction industry while ignoring the will of the majority of Alaskans. Cause that’s Continue reading →

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The killer line…

Here’s the line that should be enshrined as one of the most duplicitous, disgusting and deranged statements ever found in a resignation letter:

“However, the unrelenting attacks on me personally [and] my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us,” he added.

Yep, Scott Pruitt is demoralized by what we’ve done to him and his family. And none of it was his doing. He was just doing his job and we all piled on so unfairly – including the 13 federal investigations now ongoing into his time at the EPA.

Orange Goo isn’t so much Continue reading →

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Really? Bill Gates has $5 million he wants to give me

I understand how, when the Internet and email and all that stuff first hit, trusting people might might have been taken in by bogus emails from African royalty. But now? The generation for which all this was completely foreign has, for the most part, passed on. My generation, the baby boomers, has had plenty of time to learn how to do email, surf the web and spend thousands of dollars at Amazon to buy things we don’t need. So why is anyone still falling for the Nigerian prince scam?

Today, I received an email with the subject line stating that Continue reading →

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It does not feel the same

The Fourth of July celebration has always been one fairly free of political flavor. After all, it’s America’s birthday and that holiday doesn’t belong to any particular party or group of people.  We celebrate all that America stands for and has always tried to stand for… freedom, tolerance, opportunity… all those things that used to make us so damn proud and special.

Now, it seems as though Orange Goo has destroyed all that was ever good about America and made it harder and harder to be so proud of our heritage. Tolerance… that started to go away the day he Continue reading →

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I would not be afraid

So Orange Goo thinks that if we eliminate ICE, Americans would be afraid to walk out of their homes. Hmmm….

In actual fact, I am more afraid to exit my home and find a Goo supporter nearby than I am by just about any immigrant I’ve ever met. That’s because Goo supporters tend to have stopped using their brains, compassion or humanity a long time ago. They have substituted hate, fear mongering and ugliness for everything good that we ever aspired to in America.

So yeah. You can undo ICE and I’ll probably never notice the difference. And for those Continue reading →

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He is responsible

First of all, I cannot send love and prayers to the journalists killed yesterday. They are beyond anything I can offer. And their families must deal with their grief without the my two cents thrown in.

So no. No love and prayers. But lots and lots of anger. Lots and lots and lots of anger at the one person most responsible for the utter loss of all civility in this country… Melted Orange Creamsickle Goo. He routinely criticizes journalists and refers to them as the enemy of the people. This from the man representing the party calling for more civility Continue reading →

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Everything old is new again

So there I am rereading Thackery’s Vanity Fair when I come upon this paragraph:

“Otherwise you might fancy it was I who was sneering at the practice of devotion, which Miss Sharp finds so ridiculous; that it was I who laughed good-humouredly at the reeling old Silenus of a baronet—whereas the laughter comes from one who has no reverence except for prosperity, and no eye for anything beyond success. Such people there are living and flourishing in the world—Faithless, Hopeless, Charityless: let us have at them, dear friends, with might and main. Some there are, and very successful too, Continue reading →

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Just in case we forgot

The New Colossus

By Emma Lazarus, 1883

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, Continue reading →