I guess the good news – if there is any – is that 48 hours from now it will all be over. Except that it won’t be will it?
Regardless of who wins, we are set for at least four years of accusations and counter accusations, investigations, special prosecutors, faux outrage and a complete and ToTaL lack of civility and cooperation. Each side will blame the other and say, “See, I told you so!” Within each party, their various sects and wings will blame each other and chaos will reign. Lifelong friendships will end, and family members will refuse to speak to each other for months, if not years.
There will be both pearl clutching and popcorn munching. And almost no actual governing.
By this point in this grand adventure, the only way you could possibly have been surprised by FBI Director Comey’s announcement – on Sunday no less – that the FBI would not be bringing any charges against Hillary Clinton after the new eMails were found, would be if you haven’t been paying attention or you’ve been reading too many fake stories that match your confirmation bias. The FBI’s announcement – on a Sunday no less – was as predictable as a sunrise, and I guarantee by this time tomorrow it will be the talking point of talking points. Nothing to see here, keep moving, go vote for Hillary.
Like I said, the only people surprised by this are people who got their hopes up because they aren’t really paying attention to what is going on.
For months, pundits on the Right have been screeching that we must ignore the polls. But now that many if not most of the polls seems to show Trump pulling closer (which, by the by, was a predictable as a sunrise) we are told that the polls are good as gold. Personally I remain convinced that Clinton will win and win big. The polls showed Romney closing, and it came to nothing. In fact, it wasn’t even close. Read the rest of this entry
A sitting United States Senator, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, says that “due process is killing us.” He, and other Democrats believe that just being on the Watch List is sufficient cause to deny a person fundamental Constitutional Rights. But… how and why does a person end up on that list? Meanwhile the Supreme Court rules that the government can stop a person without probable cause and search them to see if they have any outstanding traffic violations.
The reaction of Americans across the spectrum is cause for concern. Rather than applying critical thought processes and consideration of reasons why the Constitution was written the way that it was, much of the country reacts with “Meh, if you have nothing to hide, why worry about it?”
And that remark should scare every American who values liberty over security.
The surgery went… if not good. It was certainly exciting and problematic. It started with the Pre-Op showing that Dave’s Blood Sugar level was a dangerous 609. That led to the cancellation of the surgery, initially, followed by a rare un-cancellation an hour later. But, nobody told the hospital, so when he showed up at 6am as the Doctor told him too, they had no idea what to do. And that… was just the beginning.
Dave talks about his Doctor and Nurses who took care of him. Many of them had a single characteristic in common, that led to something that reminded Dave of just how much he loves this country and how wonderful The United States really is.
Meanwhile, the calls have begun to restrict Freedom of Speech in the United States to supposedly prevent the “radicalization” of Muslims living here. It won’t work, mainly because it’s called the “World Wide Web,” not the “USA Web.” And as we have recently learned, there’s a whole “dark side” to the web that nobody can control anyway. So when people call for limits on what you can see on the web, what are they really demanding?