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bluescribbler

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Gender: Male
Hometown: Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Massachusetts
Member since: 2002
Number of posts: 1,922

About Me

Retired machinist, US Navy Vietnam Veteran, Lifelong Democrat.

Journal Archives

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)

We have a verdict!!!!!!

Then jury will be delivering within the next hour, per MSNBC.
Posted by bluescribbler | Tue Apr 20, 2021, 04:00 PM (5 replies)

Happy 420 Everyone!

Smoke 'em if you got 'em.
Posted by bluescribbler | Tue Apr 20, 2021, 11:59 AM (13 replies)

America's longest war.

President Biden has pledged to bring the troops in Afghanistan home by Sept. 11. I applaud this decision. As a Vietnam veteran, I will rejoice to see the last American men and women come home.
That said, I must take issue with the characterization of the American involvement in Afghanistan as "America's longest war". I grant that this conflict has lasted longer than the Vietnam war, the war in Iraq and the first and second World Wars, not to mention the Mexican War, the Spanish-American War, the War of Southern Treason and the War for American Independence.
There was, however, a much longer war waged by the US Government and its predecessor, the colonial rule of Great Britain. I refer, of course, to the genocide perpetrated against the indigenous people of the Americas, which lasted from King Philip's War, through the Trail of Tears, to Sand Creek , Little Big Horn and Wounded Knee, and even into the 20th century. That was America's longest war and the nation still bears the scars.
Posted by bluescribbler | Wed Apr 14, 2021, 09:30 PM (6 replies)

Methinks the NRA is scared

They're advertising like crazy with tagline like, "Stop the Biden Anti Gun Agenda!"
I don't recall Biden ever saying anything anti 2nd Amendment. With all of the investigations into LaPierre's lavish spending, They seem to feel that their days are numbered, so they're desperately trying to raise money for legal defense.
I hope they go down like the Titanic.
Posted by bluescribbler | Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:12 PM (8 replies)

Question about Freight trains

For the past year I have been staying with Susan. Her condo is next to a train track and freight trains roll by twice a day, one heading North and later one heading South. I enjoy watching them go by and counting the cars. The longest train I've seen go by was pulling 50 cars, the shortest pulled 13. I got to wondering whether the length of freight trains was some sort of economic indicator. It seems to me that it could be, because longer trains pulling more freight would show higher economic activity regardless of the contents of the cars. I would appreciate any of your thoughts.
Posted by bluescribbler | Thu Apr 1, 2021, 05:16 PM (10 replies)
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