Alligators 'n Roadkill

Alligators 'n Roadkill
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

And The Horse You Rode In On

If, at this point in time, you still cling to your blind, uninformed, ignorant and aimless support of that man in the white house, I got no time for you.  I got no sympathy for you.  I got nothing for you.

Nothing about these two plus years has been normal.  Nothing about this administration is acceptable.  Nothing from him and his minions has been good for the average American citizen.

The whole world hates us, through him.  We no longer can be considered a world leader in much of anything but hate, fear mongering, the making of war, and greed.  We have allowed the few rich to own everything we once held dear.  They have increased the speed of their efforts to destroy everything good in the world, as we watch Global Climate Change worsen and bring new horrors nearly every day.

We see a manufactured crisis on our Southern Border that has our own government agencies and many of our fellow citizens acting just like the people of Germany did with Hitler and his Nazis, and we do nothing!

We are responsible for any mess in Latin America that is causing people from that part of this continent to seek a better life here, even though our lives are not as good as they once were.  MAGA, my ass!  We were great once upon a time.  We are not great at this time.  Not even good.  We are a boil on the ass of the world, and we are all complicit!

I am sick and tired of it, and I have no wish to engage with any more of the myriad of lame excuses you might use to justify what you and he are doing.  Stop.  Stop now.

Monday, June 17, 2019

That pesky First Amendment to the Constitution.

I believe that there is one thing pro-lifers just don't get.  No matter how much reality smacks them upside the head, they still don't get it.  I have actually talked to at least one who still supports donnie because he has said things that they interpret as being supportive of their cause.

The thing they do not understand is that their stance, being based on mostly religious reasons has no place in politics or government.  They do not understand that they have no right to demand, or request that laws be passed to support their religious fervor.

What they most significantly do not understand is that, despite the many years of GOP politicians always saying things that they believe means those politicians will work to overturn Roe v. Wade, those politicians do not now, nor have they ever intended to lift one finger to change reality.  The politicians know that there is no place in law for a ban on abortion, or for controls over access to female healthcare.

All these politicians want is to get elected so that they can jump on the money train, and become millionaires like the rest of Congress.  They don't care about you or me.  They just want the money.

Even after taking office, like that son of a bitch who is in the white house now, they will say things that suggest support, yet continue to do nothing that will change anything in this area.  Partly because they know that these people believe their lies, and somehow think that laws are changing, when in fact they are not!  And, you pro-lifers will keep on voting for these same liars, and nothing changes!

It is just like the ERA.  Remember that?  It was a no-brainer, right?  But, after all these years, only 35 of the necessary 38 states have ratified it.  (You can find out which states have failed to ratify it here: )

You think that overturning Roe v. Wade is easy?  Believe me, if not enough states support true equal rights, then not enough will support your minority view.  And, that is the bottom line.  Your religious belief does not give you the right to force others to follow it!  That's not what the Constitution says!  Never did.  Never will.  Y'all need to learn and remember that freedom of religion also means freedom from religion.  And, especially remember that not everyone in the country is either Catholic or any other kind of religion that shares your belief.  For that matter, why do you suppose the majority of the people on this planet are still not Catholic, or even Christian?!

And, finally, this is what that darn First Amendment to the U. S. Constitution actually says:  "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."