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Chainfire

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Happy VD to all of you other losers and suckers!

I served reluctantly and under duress but I am proud of it none the less.

Florida is all in...we may as well bring back the Confederate flag....At least it would be honest.

My long-serving congressman was gerrymandered out of his district...The Republicans are so entrenched now, that there is no legal path forward to restore good government.

I am so ashamed of what used to be a Democratic stronghold.

The Republican magic

Is that they began a long game of weaponizing dissatisfaction back in the 90s. Whenever things appeared to be getting better they would provide new issues to stir up passions. When the Democrats did not "come for their guns," they started "killing babies." They have provide scapegoats to hate and a god-like figure to provide salvation. They have spread the word that it is OK to hate, in fact, it is their duty to God and Country to rule by the force of arms.

None of this happened by accident, it has been well planned and well financed for decades. The design, and the end game, leads to the concentration of wealth and power into the hands of fewer and fewer people as time passes. The Republicans and their corporate masters believe that they hold all of the winning cards. They envision a world of masters and the serfs who serve them.

If we are to go out, it needs to be with a bang instead of a whimper.


Decades ago Steppenwolf laid the past, and present and future for us:

Once the religious, the hunted and weary
Chasing the promise of freedom and hope
Came to this country to build a new vision
Far from the reaches of kingdom and pope


Like good Christians some would burn the witches
Later some got slaves to gather riches


But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands, to court the wild
But she just patiently smiled, and bore them a child
To be their spirit, and guiding light
[Verse 2]
And once the ties with the crown had been broken
Westward in saddle and wagon they went
And till the railroad linked ocean to ocean
Many the lives which had come to an end


While we bullied, stole and bought our a homeland
We began the slaughter of the red man


But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands, to court the wild
But she just patiently smiled, and bore them a child
To be their spirit, and guiding light


The blue and gray they stomped it
They kicked it just like a dog
And when the war was over
They stuffed it just like a hog


And though the past has its share of injustice
Kind was the spirit in many a way
But its protectors and friends have been sleeping
Now it's a monster a
obey







Voted and vetoed. As much of one as the other.

Today was the first day of early in-person. I arrived at an empty polling place; the only folks in sight were poll workers. I asked, nicely, since they were so short of customers if I could go through the line two or three times. They politely declined.

What did Trump's Jan. 6 end game look like to him?

Leading Democrats murdered, vote certification stopped, rioting spreads across the land and Trump declares martial law that he would never rescind? There must have been some plan for the morning after.

Jan. 6, was all a hoax, it never happened, it was filmed on a Hollywood set.

Trump's last line of Defense.

One of life's great mysteries solved while shaving this morning.

(as background information, I will tell you I attained my three score and ten earlier this year.) My wife had been hounding me that I was several days late on getting my Fall shower. So, I stepped into the rain locker for a suds and scrubs. In for a penny, in for a pound, I decided to shave while I was at it.

Since I was seeing myself in the mirror for the first time in a while, I was reflecting on my reflection. It is much different from when I was a young man, and the changes aren't very positive. I was never a movie star type, but I ranked somewhere above homely; I was at least good looking enough to snag a beautiful and smart woman for a wife.

I noted several items related to my fall from beauty; a lot of it to do with hair. I once had a great mop of ash blonde hair, now I have a nice big round bald spot on top. Blonde has turned to white, but that is not a big change. My eyebrows stand out. What was once an orderly growth has turned into a chaotic entanglement. The thinning hair is now growing in all sorts of directions and at different rates, so that now and then I will find one that is a inch and a half long and growing straight up. Hair, that no longer grows on the top of my head, hasn't really gone away, but now grows in and on my ears and in my nose.

Now that you can get a general picture, I will get to the epiphany: I think that I know the root cause of these changes. Since I am much wiser than I was as a young man, I have far greater knowledge than I did when I was first married. I still think that I maintain a good sense of humor and some humble charm, and I have a lot more available money that I did when I was young. Had I regained my youthful beauty, I would be irresistible to women of child bearing age. The mechanism of aging assure that we will be so ugly that that no woman wants to come near us with loving on their minds. It makes sense, because if I was fathering children now, I would not be around to see them to adulthood. It is nature's way of protecting the two parent system of raising a family. I certainly don't imply that a single parent can't successfully raise a child, but four hands and two incomes are easier than two and one.

Now, will tell you that there are things in play here that support my theory, and it is mainly things that aren't in play any more. I am pretty sure I still have a Penis, although I can't see it over my gut, but half of its former function is gone. About the only thing it is good for is keeping me from peeing on my feet about 20 times a day.

I don't read much anthropology and I am not sure if this has come to the attention of writers before, but I thought that I needed to share it while I was still able.

We would live in a perfect world if Trump and Putin fell on the same day.

Their Karma is driving close to the edge of the cliff.

Is the charging document hearing coming this afternoon, to be open to the public?

If you could go back in time and have a brief conversation with your 18 year old self.

And could only discuss generalities, not specifics, (not lottery numbers, stock tips or baseball scores), what advice, what few words of wisdom would you offer yourself?

I would tell myself, "It isn't always going to be easy, in fact some times it will be damn tough, but you will come through. You will neither acquire your wildest dreams, nor will you have to face your worst fears. Your loving marriage will last, you will raise good children, you will make it to old age and be modestly comfortable and content. Learn to forgive yourself for your shortcomings, do the right things, and do your best to enjoy the ride. And, no, don't worry, you will not become your father.
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