In a great move against Russian trolls, a Finnish court sentences trolls and fines them.
Having just scanned the various websites I look at each day a common theme is evident. Many sites have individual pages for opinions. Others are total opinion sites. What I saw in common in the opinion pieces was each demanding that their issues should outrage Americans and make that their top issue.
Two years ago it would have been possible to prioritize outrageous issues. There was not an outrageous act every twenty minutes from a senile, old man with serious DSM 5 matching symptoms. Even if he was saying things, it was with minimal impact as he was not in power. Now, we are having a serious issue trying to keep track of and stay outraged at everything.
Today the horrible person causes direct and indirect results when he says or uses social media to express his hate of one thing or another. He has no education in anything that makes humans human, so his proclamations are almost always incorrect or inane.
What we Dems have at the moment are so many horrendous issues from the guy that we cannot unite around only one. Do we go after the outrage de jour? Or, put together a top ten list? Or, focus on one issue that is a top polling issue and forget the misogynist, racist old fool?
His action, or act, is to throw dirty diapers at the wall. Nothing more. Come January 3, 2019 I hope at least one chamber of the Congress will bring some level of control on the executive branch. I think the Dems can do it if they spend the last two weeks focused on one issue such as health care finance and the opponent in the race.
No longer can you vote for republicans, there is only one Republican Senator left who cares about America. You can no longer not vote or make a “protest vote” for a third party, that is the same as voting for republicans. America is at the precipice and we have one election left to keep her from plunging into a crevice so deep she may never recover.
As we have seen the entire republican party has sold out, a few with Russian money, a few for their own income and a few for something that has not seen the light yet. But, I am not expecting that to be pretty when it does show up.
Vote Democratic Party only to save America. Vote Democratic Party only to save your life.
I never thought I would see the death of America, I grew up with the view of an exceptional America, a giant force for Democracy and human rights. A Democracy which spread the ability to solve the problems of poverty, disease, and over population.
I did not see the failure of these United States. I did not see racism return. I did not see an old, senile, racist, bigot, misogynist, crazy guy become president. Never.
You might think the Congress would prevent the desecration of the Constitution by a dictator. No. The Congress is complicit in the destruction of America. They are letting a mentally unstable man destroy the economy with a trade war and by stopping the inflow of taxes to support America.
The Congress is a failed branch of the government for allowing the filling of concentration camps, or internment camps, or gulags or reeducation camps. Take your pick. The man who wants to be Hitler or Stalin, is filling those despicable jails with people seeking asylum within the shell of what used to be the most important country in history.
#Resist can only carry us so far. We must take back the Congress with this next election, otherwise there will be no more elections as the current Congress works to shred the Constitution.
separated from law and justice he is the worst. Aristotle
Although I have been absent here, I have been busy elsewhere. Life is good, and after reviewing everything FB has to share on me i am good to use it to communicate with those who use it to communicate to the world.
Some days are better than most. Some days are what I do best, American Red Cross Disaster Services Disability Integration Regional Program Lead is my new world. Being disabled (although I usually forget I am) allows me to understand what to do. This position in the ARC is very important.
When a disaster strikes, and we know one will hit somewhere anytime all the time, we are there. We can have flood areas in Maryland and a forest fire in Colorado which brings the ARC to action. Providing food and water to first responders; Providing cleanup kits and bleach to those working to make their homes safe again, we do what we can do where we can go. And, there are the house or apartment fires we go to. Life can be busy.
Whatever the disaster, ARC is there and I go to ensure those who need something are taken care of.
The time has come to say goodbye to an online standard, Facebook. Considering how little I use it, primarily to see what a handful of people are up to, it is no longer part of my online world. I hope the few people who communicated with me on it have my email address if they want to contact me. I deactivated my account March 19, 2018.