Recently I did some thinking about my life. I made a decision to do things that I liked to do and knew how to do. But I did not have the tools necessary to do that. So I went on a shopping spree just before Christmas. I bought a tool cabinet and tool chest.
The cabinet and chest were new, about three hundred fifty dollars (on sale). I added in about four hundred dollars of tools (on sale). My life long learning experiment in mechanics, engineering, computer systems, systems and electronics is priceless. All told I spent an hour this afternoon doing a “simple” repair on my truck. Book rate has it priced at about five hundred dollars, I will say that is four hours work plus extra. I bought the part for fifty dollars. It took me an hour to take out the old and put in the new.
I am getting ready to retire (again). I have been away from running a wrench, and many other tools, for about fifteen years. I had simple things to do with simple tools during that time. But now, I have real serious mechanical work to do and it is time to get back in the mode. I have to save a lot by doing it myself (DIY). I am good enough to have been offered a job as a mechanic on older vehicles.
we are faced with those who want to impose their restrictions on life on the rest of us by banning books. The First Amendment is the barrier to small thinking.
The American Library Association is the front line defense for us. Visit their website for great information about which books those who want to limit our thinking to theirs are attacking.
In a great move against Russian trolls, a Finnish court sentences trolls and fines them.
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.