Set the standard, America!

From my Facebook page: Closing it out with this: Don’t just pray for peace, compassion, love and understanding, act the part! Set the standard! The only intolerance we should have is to one person harming another out of hate or aggression. That cannot be tolerated. As for what everyone feels about certain leaders, there’s only…

Wasting away again in Blogaritaville

“Are we destined to be ruled by a bunch of old white men, who compared the world to football and are programmed to defend…” – Jimmy Buffett, Only Time Will Tell (from Banana Wind) This song came to mind with the series of recent tweets by President Donald Trump (a Mark Burnett prank) in which…

A Little Constitutional Fact vs. Fiction

Americans are less educated than ever about the basic concepts of their government. Some of this ignorance has morphed into myths about what can and should be done to correct issues with the government itself. Let’s separate fact from fiction:   Fiction: The Supreme Court Justices are overpaid and Congress should cut their salaries. Fact:…

REPOST: A Century of Difference – The First World Series

Partially reposted from The Historical Diaries… Baseball season is right around the corner, and with it comes many of its time-honored traditions, including the pageantry of the World Series. Few, however, know that, unlike the NFL’s Super Bowl, the World Series experienced a major upset from the very beginning. Where it took the American Football…

Worldview: The word which has empowered propaganda machines of the left and right

Worldview (n.) – a comprehensive conception or apprehension of the world especially from a specific standpoint. (Merriam-Webster Dictionary) Worldview is everything in political belief, whether or not we wish to admit it. What dictates beliefs from an ideological standpoint varies widely from person to person. The extremes of both sides of the ideological aisles often fail…

A word about why American politics are so f—-d up.

Since the inauguration of Donald Trump as President, protests and riots have swept across the nation.  The new President has signed executive order after executive order, and the country is more polarized than ever.  The more I look at things, the more I can see the origins of a lot of these issues and it…