Hey Now

In case anyone forgot, in the heat of the moment, our duly elected President is our duly elected President.

I’m all for world federation stuff so long as it’s Star Trek I’m watching, on TV,  but so far, we’re still a planet of nations and we’re not quite global yet.

Our nation deserves its voice, and a leader.  A duly-elected leader, which is what Donald Trump is.

You know, I read Real Clear Politics daily.  I like the site, because it gives me news feeds from  both sides, every day.  I like that balanced stuff, because I’m a Libra and I like my news fair and balanced.

I strive to keep an open mind.

I hope everyone does.

But, gosh.  I’m beginning to think there are a lot of open minds out there who might be under some bad influences, and I’m beginning to see a lot of people wanting to tell me that what I’m seeing is influenced by people who want me to see bad things, when in actuality the people I want to trust are just trying to influence me and keep me entertained and get my vote in line every four years.

I’m beginning to feel just plain influenced. And turned off.

And that’s scary.

What I keep faith in is my belief in good people.  People who have worked hard to make good things.

People who have shaped us all, and made us want to be productive.

People who have taught us things and reminded us of things that we might sometimes forget, in the heat of the moment, or in times of desperation.

People like Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington, and FDR.

We have a history.  A history of good government, of good governing.

A history of being open-minded, yes. A history of leaders who took new roads when they had to…roads that led us to new places.

That history matters and should teach us to be open to new paths…open to people, and presidents, who want to build new paths.

We have a new president who is building a new path.

Let us give him time to form it.  Let us give him time to show us how he wants to lead us there.

Please, let us try to work with him, instead of against him, in an effort to maintain what is good about us as a country.

Can we at least try to do that, together?

The Angry Blue Planet

Donal

My weekend morning ritual has been to watch reruns of Men Into Space (1959) at 7:30 AM on Comet TV. Although I was completely unaware of the show until a few years ago, I’m sure I would have loved it as a boy. Essentially the show presented space exploration as a serious military project with very little tolerance for any speculative elements and roughly zero dissenting social commentary. The technical aspects seemed real enough for the time, though the space suits are obviously not pressurized. The show revolved around Air Force Colonel Edward McCauley, who was Ward Cleaver in a uniform – an authoritarian, by-the-book officer that always turned out to be right about everything. When not traveling into space, the Colonel and his subordinate officers enjoyed cookouts with their wives and girlfriends, who were extraordinarily attractive despite wearing pointy bras and way too much makeup. On two occasions women…

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Sorry, I Just Have To Speak Up

I am back, and in rare form.

I would like to ask all of you to reach back into your memories and then tell me when you can last recall a former president and a former presidential candidate in the United States ever having behaved the way that Obama and Clinton, respectively, two times each running, have behaved since November of last year.

Add the mainstream media, Hollywood, and certain members of our intelligence agencies into the mix.

Tell me when we have ever seen the likes of the leaks and the pity parties and the potty mouths and the overall hot mess that the Democratic party has become.

This recent piece on Hillary Clinton is intended to keep her relevant, I suppose, yet the photos show me a woman alone, all dressed up, and nowhere to go…in her own office. And then everywhere else, in her own office suite. In the same suit. Alone. Sad!

But seriously, how long is this going to continue? She lost. Trump is POTUS. Let go already.

In my humble opinion, Clinton lost because Clinton was Clinton.  Now she wants to stay relevant, so she’s part of the “Resistance” and not going away in any humble way, shape, form, or liberal media format.

“Resistance.” As if our civil liberties are at stake. No one questions the leaks? No one worries what would happen if the parties were reversed? No one is reading circa.com?

So much is being said about Trump’s possible, alleged collusion with Russia in an attempt to defeat Clinton that no one is hearing about Obama’s possible collusion with our own intelligence agencies to gather intel on political opposition. This is not a concern to United States citizens?

Really?

So, yeah. I’m back. In rare form.

Dueling Conspiracy Theories

Donal

Something happened during the last election. Depending on what news outlets you follow, you probably believe either that candidate Donald Trump colluded with the Russian government, sabotaging the campaign of Hillary Clinton, or that the DNC ordered the assassination of Seth Rich. You may not believe either accusation, and frankly there is no solid proof that either is true. You probably don’t believe both to be true, which is unlikely but still possible, because your media outlets have been presenting these as either-or conspiracy theories.

Seth Rich worked for the Democratic National Committee as a Voter Expansion Data Director. Some people claim he secretly favored Bernie Sanders instead of Hillary Clinton.

On 10 July 2016, at about 4 AM, Rich was walking home from a bar in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, DC NW. (I lived in and around DC until 1990, and never heard of that neighborhood, but in…

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Made to be Ruled

Donal

Is not this simpler? Is this not your natural state? It’s the unspoken truth of humanity, that you crave subjugation. The bright lure of freedom diminishes your life’s joy in a mad scramble for power, for identity. You were made to be ruled. In the end, you will always kneel.

The big news in the United States has been the firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Donald Trump. At first Trump attributed his dismissal to Comey’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton, but no one (except maybe FiveThirtyEight.com) was buying that explanation. After a day or two of differing stories from various members of the White House staff, it became clear that Trump had consulted very few of them before the announcement. Even Steve Bannon found out via a news broadcast.

Soon it was revealed that Director Comey had recently requested more funding and resources for the FBI’s…

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No political or any other Messiahs

Finnish Perspective

From an excellent FB post:

No one is coming to save you, Comrade.

Nobody.

There is no revolution on the horizon, there is no party,
there is no grand idea that will finally awaken humanity to
its potential and free us from our chains.

There is no vanguard, no purpose, no secret method we can
all use to magically make the powerful resign themselves to
the fate of ordinary existence.

There have been pretenders. There are priests and pimps and
false gods that call on you to worship them. They will give
you immortal “sciences” and identities, they will assure
you if just enough people donned the uniform or spoke the
right words everything would be okay.

There are those of course who would deny you even that, who
refuse any action without every detail planned out. Who will
run the schools, who will build the roads, how will tire

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