Election Update – September 29, 2020

Is It A Stable Race, Or Is The Bottom Falling Out For Trump? With only a little more than a month to go before the election, Biden still appears to be in the driver’s seat. Though there were some grumblings about a tightening race mid-month, latest national polls still have Biden around seven points aheadContinue reading “Election Update – September 29, 2020”

Top 10 Songs That Bring Back Happy Autumn Memories

It’s autumn. You can either accept it, or continue to live in denial until it gets so cold, you catch pneumonia. Believe me, I speak from experience. I always get a little depressed when Summer turns into autumn. I don’t watch when the pool cleaners come to close the swimming pool – I hide inside.Continue reading “Top 10 Songs That Bring Back Happy Autumn Memories”

When Will Black Lives Matter As Much As Mine Does?

In Interactions With Cops, Black Americans Are Held To A Standard Unlike Anyone Else In Free Societies When the indictment against one of the three cops who were involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky last March were announced on Wednesday, it at first seemed like it was a relief. One cop,Continue reading “When Will Black Lives Matter As Much As Mine Does?”

Republicans – AND ONLY REPUBLICANS – Are To Blame For This

It Was One Party Who Broke The Norms To Protect Their Power, Not ‘Both Sides.’ Hold Them Responsible. As the United States careens toward a Constitutional cliff, our executive branch ping pongs from one scandal to another, and candidates who support ideas once considered fringe win primaries in both parties – instead of just theContinue reading “Republicans – AND ONLY REPUBLICANS – Are To Blame For This”

Election Update – September 21, 2020

Presidential Race Stable, But Will Supreme Court Bombshell Change Anything? Especially In The Senate The nightmares that Democrats and progressives have been having repeatedly over the past four years came true. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the liberal anchor of the court, died, just 46 days before a presidential election that could have decidedContinue reading “Election Update – September 21, 2020”

If You Love America, You’ll Want It To Fundamentally Change. Here’s How.

Our Nation Is Broken: Stop Defending An Untenable System Because You Think It’s The Patriotic Thing To Do There’s a scene in Downton Abbey that I’ve linked it below (relevant scene starts at 2:27), where Martha Levinson, played by Shirley MacLaine, arrives in England from America for the wedding of her granddaughter, Mary Crawley (MichelleContinue reading “If You Love America, You’ll Want It To Fundamentally Change. Here’s How.”

Election Update: September 15, 2020

Arizona, Wisconsin Lean To Biden, Democrats Looks Good In Florida We’re less than 50 days from the election and not much appears to have changed. Polls still show former Vice President Joe Biden with a lead in the high single digits. I waited until tonight to do the weekly report because I wanted to waitContinue reading “Election Update: September 15, 2020”

For Many, ‘Never Forget’ Is No Longer About The Lives We Lost

Most Of You Can’t Name Five People Who Died On 9/11 Without Looking It Up Five years ago, I got scolded at by a now former friend. September 11th had gone by and I had not posted anything about it on Facebook. This made her angry. I “always post stuff about everything else,” but sheContinue reading “For Many, ‘Never Forget’ Is No Longer About The Lives We Lost”

Election Update: September 8, 2020

Pennsylvania, Florida Are Tight; Biden Shows Some Life in Ohio The only change this week is I’m moving Pennsylvania to Tossup. It’s probably more lean Biden, but several polls have shown it close and shown Biden under 50 percent. While I think that’s a pretty OK place for Biden to be right now, Trump isContinue reading “Election Update: September 8, 2020”

To Donald Trump, My Grandfathers Narrowly Avoided Being ‘Suckers’

Francis “Frank” Rafter was blown off an ammunition ship – probably hit by a German torpedo and then covered up by the U.S. government – off the coast of New Jersey, in January 1944. He suffered burns to most of his body that left him with lifelong emotional and physical scars that contributed to hisContinue reading “To Donald Trump, My Grandfathers Narrowly Avoided Being ‘Suckers’”