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Gender: Male
Hometown: Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Massachusetts
Member since: 2002
Number of posts: 1,935

About Me

Retired machinist, US Navy Vietnam Veteran, Lifelong Democrat.

Journal Archives

If we, the Democrats, can't get our s**t together, and get stuff done, we don't deserve to be in the

majority, There's too much important stuff to do, and an arcane rule in the US Senate is holding it up.
We need:
An infrastructure bill to repair and upgrade our roads, bridges, etc..
Voting rights,
Women's rights,
criminal justice reform.
All these items are overwhelming popular with voters. All these items are winning programs. We get them done, and we win in 2022, and have a fighting chance in 2024. We fail, we may never have another chance. But the filibuster rules make it impossible to get it done. If we fail on the filibuster, we will never have another chance. If we can't do it, we don't deserve to lead.
Posted by bluescribbler | Sun Sep 5, 2021, 07:13 PM (23 replies)

How about we sell Texas back to Mexico?

Santa Anna, you win.
Posted by bluescribbler | Sun Sep 5, 2021, 01:31 PM (24 replies)

My new nightmare scenario.

As I watch the loaded transport planes take off from Kabul, I can't help but wonder what would happen if some rogue element of the Taliban or ISIS-K were to launch an RPG at the plane before it had achieved cruising altitude. That would be catastrophic. What is there to prevent such an occurrence? I don't know, and just the thought of it scares the living shit out of me.
Posted by bluescribbler | Thu Aug 26, 2021, 10:41 AM (5 replies)

America's longest war?

Now that the USA is winding down our involvement in Afghanistan, pundits and politicians say it is America's longest war. I beg to differ. Putting aside the fact that the USA never formally declared war on the Taliban, instead opting for the Authorization to Use Military Force, I argue that, after 20 years, it isn't close to our longest war. The genocidal war against the Native Americans went on much longer.
Posted by bluescribbler | Fri Aug 20, 2021, 03:24 PM (5 replies)

Why do the GOPigs want to murder us all?

That seems to be their objective. They want to eliminate all regulations on pure food and drugs, workplace health and safety, police accountability, air and water pollution, etc. On top of that, they reject common sense public health measures to control and to eliminate this pandemic. I can't tell if they are just ignorant, in thrall to big business, or just plain evil. It's a puzzlement.
Posted by bluescribbler | Tue Aug 10, 2021, 03:59 PM (8 replies)

My thoughts on Cheney and Kinzinger

They will most likely lose their seats after next year's election. They may not survive a primary, or they may just retire. I suspect they will be OK with that. It seems to me that they gave no more fucks to give about that.
Posted by bluescribbler | Thu Jul 29, 2021, 04:14 PM (10 replies)

I lost my oldest friend.

He was 69. Terry and I grew up across the street from each other in a quiet residential neighborhood. He once said that his first memory of me was when I asked him how old he was. After consulting his mother, he reported, "I'm 4." I was either 4 or 5 at the time as I was 8 months older than he. Apparently, he was diagnosed with COPD and COVID. The last time I saw him was just before the pandemic hit.
I blame the former guy. If he had taken his job seriously, Terry might still be with us.
Posted by bluescribbler | Thu May 13, 2021, 08:23 PM (36 replies)

51 years ago today

Members of the Ohio National Guard opened fire on unarmed students protesting against the violation of Cambodia's neutrality. 4 students were killed.

Never forget.
Posted by bluescribbler | Tue May 4, 2021, 09:08 AM (5 replies)

One of the things I liked best about last night's speech.

Seeing Madam Speaker and Madam Vice President on the dais behind the President. I had been looking forward to seeing that since Joe picked Kamala to be his running mate. They were styling big time.
Posted by bluescribbler | Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:52 AM (0 replies)

Okay, we all. know he will appeal.

My question, should the appeal process go all the way to SCOTUS, how would Justice "Pubic Hair"Thomas rule? After all, this wasn't a "high tech lynching", it was an actual lynching, decidedly low tech. Would the Justice see that it could easily have been his own neck under the cop's knee? Or, is he so blinded by his right wing ideology that it means nothing to him?
Posted by bluescribbler | Wed Apr 21, 2021, 08:36 AM (12 replies)
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