Category Archives: Political

The Damnedest Thing

I just realized that I haven’t heard much “Trump 2020!” shrieking lately. Could it be that he really is losing support?

From the article: “Trump stood behind his pledge to veto a $740 billion defense bill over a requirement that the Defense Department change the names of bases named for Confederate military leaders. That list includes Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort Hood in Texas and Fort Benning in Georgia.

The president argued there were no viable alternatives if the government ever tried. “We’re going to name it after the Reverend Al Sharpton?” Trump asked, referring to a prominent civil rights leader. “What are you going to name it?””

How about Colin Powell? We oughta have a fort named after Colin Powell.

Looking into it. These forts were built years after the Civil War. Why were they named after Confederate generals? That doesn’t make sense at all. If the forts had been built and named during the Civil War, then that would have made sense.

Is it not acknowledged that during the Civil War, the Confederate States of America were not the United States? The Confederate States were their own country for five years. They fought against the United States so they could continue being the Confederate States of America.

Why, after the United States wins the war, would we be naming forts after the generals of another country, especially a country that was an enemy to the United States? That’s like building a fort years after the American Revolution and naming it after General Cornwallis.

Good Heavens, people. What’s wrong with us?

Yeah

I’ve been cut off because I wasn’t liberal enough and I’ve been cut off because I wasn’t conservative enough by people who actually mattered to me, who I had felt close to. Some were friends and some were family. I still wonder, why did it have to come to that? I hear these different views all the time, many of them delivered harshly, and they often conflict with my own values. But if you’re someone who matters to me, I don’t believe I could ever cut you from my life, no matter how much we disagree.

I Don’t Know

I don’t know anymore. Is Whitmer right or is she wrong? As is often the case with me, I’m finding myself in agreement with both sides of the argument. I do know that cases in Lapeer just jumped from 18 to 82, and we have five Covid-related deaths, as of yesterday. I don’t know what we look like today.

Lapeer is not a highly populated county like Genesee, Oakland and Wayne, but we’re getting our share of this monster.

I wish services like Shipt and Instacart would get their shit together so we can count on them to bring our groceries to us. I wish the stores would allow toilet paper, soap and disinfection wipes, etc to be shipped to us via UPS or FedEx instead of requiring us to go to the store and purchase these items. I heard you can’t even get those items in curbside pickup. You have to enter the store for them.

Everyone is mishandling this thing, from the government to the stores. They’re all making moves that cause problems with other portions of the machine that would function just fine if they would let it.

Angry

Only I can screw up my Absent Voter Ballot Application by putting my signature and information in the places that were meant for the clerk. Now I have to request another one.

Imagine

Imagine there are no political parties. It’s easy if you try. Then everyone would stop winning one for the team and care about doing what’s right. Imagine. America could truly be great again, if we did away with Republicans and Democrats and voted for the individual rather than the party. There would be less hate for your fellow countryman. We would be more willing to work together if loyalties weren’t holding us back. Imagine.