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I used to tune into Rush every few years for as long as I could stand it, which was usually less than about 2 minutes at any one given time. I wanted to make sure that I was not missing the point that so many others of different political persuasion than my own found so attractive. It turns out that I was not missing the point, and even those periodic few minutes were a waste of my time.

Political commentary is not art, which can be subjective. Objective reality and right and wrong govern political discourse…you know… all that stuff…


Politics 2021 are no longer Democrat versus Republican. It is now sanity versus insanity, or more particularly Rationality versus cults, conspiracy theories, racists and bigots, white supremacists, emotional and mental disturbances, and/or ignorance, cowardice and craven venality, etc. etc. …causing an epidemic of adjectives among bloggers.

Let’s compare, for example some recent, rational quotes regarding Trump Impeachment #2 from two different Republican Senators, Pat Toomey (N. Carolina) and Richard Burr (Pennsylvania)… and contrast them with a quote from the local chair of the Washington County, Pa., Republican Party

Burr of N. Carolina: “By what he did and by what he…


I watch a lot of news on several different networks, and when I watch versions of “Impeachment Two, Game Stop” all I can keep thinking is Mass Insanity, Mass Cowardice, Mass Stupidity.

Trump’s lawyers are a joke. And a bad joke at that. And if there is one thing that the American public understands, it is bad TV; and the show they are putting on is really bad TV. I recognize that these lawyers have an impossible job trying to defend the indefensible actions of a horrible person whose ultra-cleverness, uber arrogance, and sweeping ineptitude have resulted in a mountain…


Detestable Donald is not really the whole problem, although he is as loathsome a creature as any that walks the Earth. He is after all just the quintessential, spoiled rich kid who has never done an honest day’s work in his life, a true miscreant, who despite inheriting a massive fortune at an early age, decided he had nothing better to do with his good fortune than dedicate his life to an ethos of lying and cheating his way to further riches. He is, in truth, nothing more than a well-dressed, traditional low life, bottom feeding, amoral, coward who uses…


I am so tired of these So-called Leaders of the Republican Party who want to move on and forget about the casualties and the deaths at the capitol, as if their cowardice had nothing to do with it. Just as they want to believe they are not the same NRA puppets who are equally culpable for the mass deaths of our school children, or the cowards who ignored central American children snatched from their parents and still missing …as if the sufferings of all victims and their families of right wing fascistic policies are inconsequential. “Move on, shit happens. We…


Meet the rabble. Not patriots, Not Republicans. Not normal. They have no plans; they have no policies. They are a miserable and unhappy conglomeration of haters; whose only cause is chaos and hate. Most of them did not even vote. But foolish Republicans, you courted them and unleashed them, and now you cannot control them, as they multiply like cockroaches.

Congratulations Donny and Ted and Josh and Matt and the rest of you craven, complicit fools, liars, cowards, and traitors to democracy. …


The best part of the second impeachment investigation is that our country is rediscovering our honor and integrity, with regular, everyday people willing to stand up courageously to immoral and illegal power. These peoples’ courage today is an extension of a powerful line reaching at least as far back to our Civil War hero, Harriet Tubman, or civil rights hero, Rosa Parks, or more recently Colonel Alexander Vindman or to even more recently, Acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen; and to and through all of the people who have been able to put it all on the line, to stand…


My Country, Tis of Thee, Sweet Land of Strange Bedfellows: Insurrectionists &“Old Money”; Joint Chiefs and The Truth.

I am sorry to report that the white supremacists who invaded the capitol have been so manipulated and so fooled, that they are misguided to the extent that they do not even know who their enemy is, who they should be revolting against. How do I know? Because I grew up in the same poor white neighborhood they did, in a decaying industrial city probably similar to the same as many of the rioters, and similar in poverty as the poor white rural communities as well. And I know that the enemy is not my black or brown neighbors living…


“What’s Going On”?

I am confused. Have been for a while.

The job rating performance of President Donald J. Trump is by every objective rating system ever invented, the worst rating of any President in history, by a wide margin. It is a four-year administration known for little in the way of positive legislative production, and much in the way of scandal, corruption, and cover-up.

And despite this January 6, 2021 disgraceful insurrectionist riot, for which most observers believe Donald will be found to be guilty of incitement to riot, his approval ratings continue to be strong. …


The people of our country have done great things. We split the atom. We have walked on the moon. We have cured polio, smallpox, Covid-19. The list goes on, but I am beginning to sound like John Belushi in Animal House.

Surely, with such a record of accomplishments, we should be able to turn around perhaps as many as 10 million misguided Trump lovers, who are unhappy with their lots in life, who are frustrated and angry, fever pitch angry, veins bulging angry, even racist, anti-Semitic, brainwashed angry, to the point that they can and have been too easily deluded…

Mparis

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