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Blake Masters, Sicko of Arizona & Representative of Many Sickos who Call Themselves Patriots, in the Name of Violence

Blake Masters of Arizona. A patriotic sicko who is like many behind the guns advocated by the NRA. Seems I have heard those in the NRA try to claim we need to get rid of the sickos behind the guns. Go right to it. Get rid of this guy in Arizona. A 35-year-old ass about the age of some of my kids.

He wants to rid us of abortions. Who the hell is he to espouse HIS religious beliefs and dictate them to all of us? I am a pro-choice person against abortions, too. But I believe each situation needs to be weighed properly. This is MY religious belief which is protected by the U.S. Constitution and just shammed shamefully by people who call themselves “judges” and “justices” on the SCOTUS.

Masters wants to rid us of sex and porn. Why? There is already negligible amounts of sex and porn on broadcasting because we are inundated and shoved down our throats with images of many acts of violence with guns and weapons.

Masters wants to get rid of the “foreign corporate conglomerates.” He must favor the communists who put tighter restrictions on sex and porn. Yet in the Western world, the “corporate conglomerates” of Europe allow frontal nudity and other examples of sex. On Rick Steves’ Europe, he tells about how there is less violence in Europe than in the USA, so people, travel as tourists to Europe where you will be safer than in America.

Oh, that’s right. Idiots like Masters want to find blame and affixes it to peaceful LGBTQ and/or peaceful people who are immigrants. Just don’t stop at a wall in Arizona, you idiot, but make certain there is a fortress built along the shores of Florida where we have had MANY immigrants and don’t find the cause of the problem to be immigrants, but also oppressive white folks born in the USA. How about a quiet and peaceful neighborhood in South Florida, made up of multi-racial, multi-religious, and multi-ethnic people who live in peace. That would include some immigrants, too. Then some WHITE idiot in a pickup truck begins to constantly go through this neighborhood disturbing the peace and tranquility with a Confederate flag displayed in the back of his pickup truck.

The best way to describe Masters and the tRUMPICANS is with a book by Fyodor Dostoevsky titled The Idiot. P.S. The book title also describes a Russian named Putin, too. The other word is SICKO.

Comment about book review of THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVITUDE: Donald Trump’s Washington and the Price of Submission, by Mark Leibovich

Dear Editors:

Kevin McCarthy and other followers of tRUMP exemplify one thing which is dangerous for America and its democracy.  They follow the model of Machiavelli. The idea is that do anything necessary in order to make “the ends justify the means.”  Does not matter whether its a matter of trouncing on ethics, morals, lies, hypocrisy, or corruption. Do it because the “ends justifies the means.” 

Then there are those who simply follow along in submission because they are gay and prefer to remain in the closet while being blackmailed into submission.

What a shame that we have these things happening today with the prospect of stupidity to support such people and destroy this nation and its democracy.  After all, “we the people” don’t count in such a parade of hypocrisy with dictators who promote the model of Machiavelli. In other words, Machiavellian types leading the mesmerized lemmings over the cliff. 

Douglas W. Cornwell

Local Binghamton CBS affiliate, channel 12

Dear Sirs or Madams (of CBS Sixty Minutes):

We regularly watch Sixty Minutes and appreciate having this news AND information source available to us. We despise Fox News with its lies. the National Association of Broadcasters needs to put Fox out of business. 

We have a bumper sticker which reads: “We get our NEWS from Comedy Central and our entertainment from Fox News.”  That about describes what we have to the nth degree in America today, due to the Republican destruction of the Fairness Doctrine which was put in place in the 1940s to guard against Nazi propaganda which had destroyed Germany.  In the 1940s, everyone was in agreement, so this was a bipartisan decision.

For some 20 years or more, I have written to publications and the media. I have used local newspapers and local television outlets, as well as networks. I write to Sixty Minutes, especially when I hear the recently repeated story about robots (Anderson Cooper?).  I write about many other news reports. With the demise of local news, by hedgefund lovers of money (also a recent story on Sixty Minutes), I have watched as my writings have not been published.  At first, I was puzzled. As time has gone by and with the wisdom of age, I have discovered the reasons.  Both your Sixty Minutes report and an article in The Economist and other publications have unraveled the mystery and puzzle to me.  When one relies only on intuition and observation of actual events at a Florida newspaper and elsewhere, it is good to find out that what I have been writing about what I KNOW has been correct, it is sad that no one pays attention to me anymore.  At one time, before the older great journalists retired – the people of good will running local newspaper – I was accepted. Now I feel as if I am on the outside looking in when most of what I have written has been correct.

Wat I am finding is that my distribution to a local Binghamton Fox affiliate has been read by such people at Fox. What do they do? Just as Trump does. Put a spin on what I say that is in line with their lies and re-distribute.  There is no teamwork among people of good will in the media business and that is a crying shame.  So, I have removed the Fox affiliate from my distribution.  I have removed Sean Hanity from my distribution list. 

With this being said, what about the other three Binghamton television network affiliates? NBC and ABC affiliates in Binghamton are run by one owner. The local news comes from one outlet: Newschannel 34, the ABC affiliate.  The PBS affiliate has no local news, only the PBS Newshour and other PBS network news analysis. 

This situation leaves the local CBS affiliate, WBNG, channel 12.  The local news is not always “local, but taken from “wire” stories on CNN and other news places. CBS Channel 12 had the best local news source in this area, back in the years when I was growing up.  Today, I would have to say this Grey Company local affiliate is not THE BEST, but it sure is better than Fox 40. 

What bothers me about local channel 12 is the fact it no longer accepts email. This is the device I have used to distribute what I write.  Why does channel 12 do this? Why does a news AND INFORMATION channel not read what I write any more? What the hell is going on? Here we are and I can say my likes and dislikes are pretty much on the same page as channel 12. But none of my writing is accepted there.  Don’t get me wrong. There is never 100% agreement with any humans or human organizations. But my judgment is that, unlike Fox, they don’t lie. They are not liars, liars pants on fire.

Yesterday, I was in an area in which a local Solid Gold radio broadcast (Equinox) was difficult to receive as we have a country music station interfering. So, in the car, we turned to another local radio station with music more acceptable to us, though it was NOT solid gold.  In this area, there are pockets where hills block one signal and from some valley comes another. Back in the days of my youth, with mostly AM broadcasts, that never happened here. Even when FM was introduced, it never happened. We received ALL Binghamton stations plus other smaller city stations. Today, we senior citizens are being relegated to purchasing, on a lower revenue stream in our family budget, Sirius XM. At one time, it was all FREE, FREE, FREE – supported by local advertisers.  But yesterday, in the car, when listening to this other station because we were FORCED to do so by rules emanating from the FCC which is controlled by big business when it should be a third party representing the DEMAND SIDE of the market or WE THE PEOPLE.  It is represented by those on the SUPPLY SIDE of the market. Period.  Money is used to validate this. BS on that because free broadcast once DID make money and could still make money, just not feed the already filled to the brim pockets of those with hedgefund investments like the guy Sixty Minutes reported on who now owns a multitude of newspapers and can buy a mansion in Miami when most of us have had to leave Florida because we cannot afford the housing there (along with factors of heat, humidity, and hurricanes with outrageous costs to put money into an insurance hole for hurricanes and never see it again).  But on this radio station we were FORCED to turn to, as a Cuban citizen might be forced when Castro put a block on many broadcasts from Miami, we listened to the news. At the end, we discovered we were FORCED to listen to Fox News. Fox News ended the broadcast with “all America loves Fox News.” Another lie because all America DOES NOT love Fox News. They say it to inspire groupthink from peer pressure and get Republicans elected. I call the Republicans “republicunts” and “repugnicans” because, due to Fox News, the Republicans have become perverted and are NOT like the Republicans I knew one time, associated with, and was a registered Republican. BTW. How much media is covering those of us who have found that “republicunts” and “repugnicans” have forced us to leave the party? Instead I hear crap about Democrats. 

Interestingly enough, the story on Fox News which we heard and which surprised us, was a condemnation of Joe Biden. It was absurd as this news report did not just report the news, as was the function under the Fairness Doctrine, but made a comment about how bad Biden was because he stood up to Big Oil.  In other words, he stood up to the Koch brothers, Texas slick oil men, and others.  Fox News did not say that, did they? They wish to force the Keystone Oil Pipeline and only do that by drawing a false picture of alternative fuels. Had we been more in line with alternative fuels, due to Fox News, we would not be stuck today with the a dilemma which mirrors the results of the 1973 oil embargo.  It was republicunts which put the axe on alternative fuels – for the sake of BIG OIL

This harks back to a Sixty Minutes report many years ago about the development of green technology and alternative fuels with the help of government “incubator” money for business in America.  The report was a great one in which we the people learned that America, perhaps being blocked by BIG OIL back in those days(?), did not have investors to buy up those companies because it required deep pocket-ed investors for the long term development of such alternatives.  Your report told about investors from China who were purchasing these “startups.”  And to Fox News people, they blame government dollars being thrown to China, while they never report on how much Big Oil was sabotaging Americans who may have wanted to invest, so as to hold the control in thic country. It is the basis for attacks against Democrats, while, as is always the case (and with gun safety and domestic terrorism), it is the Fox followers and their sabotage which are the root cause – with their evil love of money. 

With all of this explanation, I return to the issue of local news CBS affiliate, channel 12. Back in the days when television was first begun, I recall channel 12 being both CBS and ABC. The local NBC affiliate is now Fox40 and a new NBC affiliate was formed after that change happened.  Channel 12 was the only VHF affiliate at that time. It still really is the only “digital” VHF, except perhaps the local NBC affiliate run by ABC affiliate channel 34. Thus, in those early years, few people actually invested in a UHF antenna. I know my dad did not. It was stupid of the FCC to do that, especially when we compare to the city of Scranton where ALL the local affiliates have been UHF and VHF has not existed there. If there were smart people on the FCC back then, they would have handed all the VHF to bigger cities such as Syracuse, Rochester, and so forth. With the VHF affiliate in Binghamton and no one investing in UHF antennas, but purchasing huge VHF antennas to receive channel 12 of Binghamton and the Syracuse VHF stations, that station in Binghamton left the other network broadcasts in the dark as underdogs to channel 12. The news reporting on channels 40 and 34, quite frankly my dear, SUCKED.

When channel 12 was both CBS and ABC, we got to see, in the late 1950s when I was at pre-K age, Mickey Mouse Club. It was broadcast on ABC, so channel 12 picked it up.  (Ironic that ABC is now owned by Disney and the “mouse”).  Thus, my favoritism of CBS channel 12, which went to CBS only at the time channel 34 was created (WBJA) as an ABC affiliate (see the story about the history of channel 34: https://tvstations.fandom.com/wiki/WIVT ). 

Thus, with the sabotage of my stories conducted by Fox and the fact that a better news station (CBS 12 of Binghamton) rejects email, I have to protest this situation because good people are not coming together to solve this problem in America. This is not polarization. It is the news and information being taken over by one network when we have four networks. Fox operates in the same way as the communist party or Nazi party control of broadcasting in a dictatorship. 

I repeat. That is NOT polarization so bleeding heart liberals need to stop being so damn diplomatic about it all and calling it polarization.  I despised the Capitol 4th concert this past week (on PBS) because, once again, it tries to be nice and talk about a divided America. It is NOT divided. It is a nation with the stage being set for dictatorial control just like that of Hitler and Goebbels. We need to stop pussyfooting around with all this BS for bleeding heart diplomacy – as if that is going to fix the problem.  Given the evidence in history in other nations, THIS BLEEDING HEART DIPLOMACY WILL NOT FIX THE PROBLEM OF THIS NATION HEADING TOWARDS A DICTATORSHIP. IT WILL NOT. I have been correct in EVERYTHING I HAVE SAID AND WRITTEN SINCE THE ELECTION OF RONALD REAGAN IN 1980, so TO BE IGNORED NOW IS REALLY ASININE.  To not be able to write to the local CBS affiliate is asinine, too.  You people need to collect the information, not be concerned about how nice Fox or republicunts or repugnicans are treated.  Stop the BS of bleeding hearts.  Stop scoffing at people like me and ignoring what we are saying. 

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. People of America consider what German Niemoller said: 

“First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.’

This quote was one of many which inspired the creation of the Fairness Doctrine in late 1940s USA.  Cowards are the ones who realize I am correct and use what I write to the detriment of people of good will among the Democrats AND true Republicans (i.e., the Lincoln Project).  It is about time journalism and media reared its head loud and strong against such actions. 

Why does local CBS affiliate channel 12 NOT accept email? What the hell is this in forcing us to do? All to go to ONE monopolized platform called Facebook? Or forcing us to go to social media only?  Forcing us to listen to the lies of Fox and other outlets of hatred?  Listen to the DEMAND SIDE of a capitalist market which SHOULD exist with balance between supply and demand. I speak about such balance and keep in mind this is just as the checks and balances are SUPPOSED to exist in our government between executive, legislative, and judicial, but has been SABOTAGED by people like Trump, Giuliani, McConnell, Thomas, Kavanaugh, Barrett, Kevin McCarthy, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Gaetz, and many other sodomites who enjoy rape of women, but not homosexuality. 

For the DEMAND SIDE, I am speaking. Now pay attention to many of us who want checks and balances in government and economics, not a dictatorship of the SUPPLY-SIDERS.

Stop the Wealthy Ones of America Who Think only the Little People Pay Taxes – PLUS MORE ISSUES

Dear Editors:

A documentary told us how a small wealthy nation did not have a regressive income tax. Instead, they use a value-added tax (VAT) and property taxes.  I was tarnished because I identified, incorrectly, the name of the nation and where it was located.  The point about of my writing was about how this nation did not HAVE as many “little people” as the USA does, so it prefers a VAT and property taxes.  In other words, this nation is unable to play around with tax deductions and tax credits because it would do them little good. So, this nation uses a VAT instead. Notice that the wealthy in the USA who don’t wish to pay ANY taxes because they have us “little people” in which they can shove taxes down our throats, while getting away with “murder” of not paying taxes at all, as they invest their money elsewhere, probably in this little nation with the VAT.

This needs to stop and a VAT here in the USA, replacing sales taxes AND income taxes, is an answer, because the tax is on anything the producer price index (PPI) addresses, not what the CONSUMER price index (CPI) and income of CONSUMERS (the “little people”) are forced to do, after the union busting of these wealthy people have increased the income gap between wealthy and the rest of us astronomically – more than 1000% increase for those controlling the corporations since the 1970s.  (See article in 23 April 2022 Business section of The [Scranton] Times-Tribune , “A widening wealth gap,” for more information about what I am saying).

as for criticism about having the wrong nation, it loses the impact about the point I am trying to make. Perhaps some might say I deserve it because I promote accuracy, truth, and lack of hatred in what the media puts out.  On the other side, I can say this.  With the destruction of librarian jobs in the media, as I viewed happening over the past 20 years or so, then the problem is not me, the librarian, but the lack of people checking for accuracy. Thus, I view a documentary and attempt to recall the name of the nation, and get immersed in the lack of librarians to check the facts about such a documentary.

For me, too, as a librarian, I find it more difficult to use a reference to video documentaries.  With newspapers and magazines, it is in print. Therefore, had I read this information in a print copy like a newspaper or magazine, I am able to go back and confirm what was printed. With this video documentary, I am not able to do this.  With technological advances, it is more difficult to do so with digital copies of newspapers, too. Google has become a lousy search engine which goes far from what information / library scientists at Syracuse University and Cornell University developed for natural language searching in the 1970s and 1980s.  Google is lousy and most search engines are lousy. Much easier to clip or copy a print copy of a periodical article. Go ahead. Shoot holes in what I say, based on a love of ME, ME, ME – and “it works for ME, ME, ME.” I have given examples with an overview, not just ME, ME, ME.  I have experience with digital searching and how lousy I have seen it become today, so it is not about only ME, ME, ME. But about Katzer and Salton of upstate New York and the development of such systems. 

The wealthy ones of America have embraced this digital shit, destroyed local control of media, destroyed the jobs of those who research accuracy, truth and lack of hatred. We end up with such wealthy folks going against the very things which developed this nation when my maternal 5th great-grandfather (and many other wealthy folks), during the time of the American Revolution, gave money to the Federal government when it had nothing, “…in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence [defense], promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”

Meanwhile, the wealthy of America, with the goons of union-busting, the destruction of the once-sensitive leadership of corporations (i.e., George F. Johnson and Thomas J. Watson) have denied living wages to the “little people” of the USA and work to preserve this by supporting social dissonance with wedge issues and purchasing of votes when there are those who are not gay, black, Latino, Jew. Therefore these folks are ME, ME, ME oriented and don’t wish to support human equality and human justice with “liberty for all.”  In other words, these “little people” say, “I’m not gay, black, Latino, Jew, so why should I care?” Wedge issue and wealthy money behind it, in the Republican “Nationalist” group.  (Nationalist = Nazi). 

The next time you read that some part of what I say, having nothing to do with my main point, has an inaccuracy, THINK, THINK, THINK… about the overall point of what I write. Don’t shoot holes when the main point is important to consider.  THINK… about the destruction of librarian and library research jobs. You certainly would not consider removing jobs of number crunchers and lawyers, would you? The Nazis of Germany were given a slap of sarcasm by the song, “Money Makes the World Go Around” – written by a gay man.  The wealthy pigs of America take the song seriously, along with the “Nationalist” Nazis of America. 

These wealthy fat pigs won’t do the elimination of a regressive income tax in which they play games with deductions and credits, for the salvation of SOME groups of people.  They won’t eliminate such taxes, plus sales taxes on the CPI which require profit margins to be cut into by hiring number crunchers and lawyers. It’s okay to eliminate jobs of librarians and educators, but not the number crunchers and stupid law people with their personal injury lawsuits and workman’s’ comp lawsuits.  They don’t want to use a VAT because they believe in the Nazi view about “money making the world go around.”  

The Canadians do not have such abysmal things as frivolous lawsuits and workman’s comp crap with the fakes who push them. They pay one-quarter of the cost of healthcare than Americans pay in this “private” system tailored to the wealthy and the career lawyers and wealthy business people who sit in and control Congress with PACs and lobbyists, including those of the military-industrial complex which Dwight D. Eisenhower warned us about this complex being bad.  Lawyers and number crunchers stand strong while the people just complain about government and we “little people” not only pay the taxes, but also pay four times as much as Canadians for healthcare, while Canadians have increased the average longevity of human beings in Canada.  Only a person in France can be the oldest person in the world, at the age of 118. But not in America.  GODDAMN the fat pigs of America who lead us into the future with “little people” and others being “dashed on the stones” and no one to do something about this situation. 

My point about this discussed nation, whether island nation or peninsula, is that when there are no “little folk” around for the wealthy fat pigs to amass huge amounts of money and then invest in offshore accounts (island nations), while doing NOTHING for the people of America.

Andrew Carnegie, a person who provided money from his wealth, for libraries and education, said that the success of a society is not due to individuals, but due to the society. Wealthy man, Bill Gates, said that people would save money by using a library to read books, not to purchase books for their own individual library.  Yet, the “Nationalist” Republicans reduce educators and librarians by way of elimination of local coverage of newspapers and then claiming “no one reads newspapers,” with a hidden agenda to increase the use of digital technology – for the sake of wealthy ME, ME, ME folks who don’t give one damn about WE THE PEOPLE.  These wealthy fat pigs dictate to those companies which support social progression by acknowledging sexual identity (i.e., sexual identity is more than just about gay folks, but teaching young kids, whether male or female, to be more confident about themselves than to submit to a lousy freaking male teacher in upstate New York who had sex with young girls). These wealthy fat pigs don’t like local media reporters who report the unethical and corrupt behavior at the local level. So, they push to eliminate this aspect of the news, claiming, “no one reads newspapers so do it by digital.”  I have numerous examples in Florida in which corrupt and unethical behaviors were once uncovered at the local level.  It took local reporters AND librarians to do it. These freaking lousy wealthy ones have destroyed us in this field, while supporting lawyers and number crunchers, as if they are deity because, as the Nazis said, “money makes the world go around.”  Not true and we have many examples in history in which money DOES NOT make the world go around, but if it did, it was done for the good of WE THE PEOPLE, not the fat goons of union busters and corrupt, immoral, unethical individuals in society.  Scot Andrew Carnegie, Scot 18th-Century theologian/economist/philosopher, Adam Smith, and many others are examples. And any inaccuracies in media could be stopped with references on PRINT copies. But if it is said in a video or on digital technology, who the hell can find such inaccuracies to consider what was said?   Simplicity comes with the PRINT copies.

It’s Not Politics, Stupid, When Discussing Human Justice

F**k the Car Shield advertisement saying, “country is heading in wrong direction.” Go to hell, Car Shield because the country is NOT heading in the wrong direction, unless you count the increased homelessness due to shutting down long-term investments in savings and home mortgages, homeowner insurance increases in Florida beyond belief, deregulation, ripping off of employee pensions by CEOs and Republicans who stole the money to fund their 1000% increase in their revenues, and supply-side economics which has caused centralized control of business to the tune of destruction of small business, the fact the longevity of life in America has decreased below the Canadian model with its single-payer universal healthcare plan, Americans pay some three times as much as Canadians for healthcare and into the corrupt big pharma and health insurance businesses, destruction of FS&Ls and replaced with credit cards controlled by banks at the detriment of consumers (when someone cancels a credit card, they get their FICO score lowered), and………

All of this stuff began with Reagan who claimed “government is the problem.” So, if we think “we are on the wrong path,” then go to hell if you think that overturning what Reagan did to this nation.

Fact. A diabetes med in the 1960s was deemed to cause heart attacks. In the 1970s OUR GOVERNMENT, under FDA, advised doctors NOT to prescribe it. That was a good thing, but had no “teeth.” Doctors did not stop.

As a result, it caused the deaths of many Americans until, finally, in 1984 the FDA took it off the market. Yes,

In his 1981 inaugural address, Reagan claimed the government was the problem. Why? Perhaps because REPUBLICAN Nixon did not put teeth into enforcement towards limiting a prescription?

Take a larger look at this. It was Republican Nixon who was head of the government when the FDA did the “suggested” limited use of the med. Furthermore, it was Southern Dixie white supremacist Jesse Helms who also blocked Nixon from creating rehab centers for those on illicit drugs and stop the war on drugs. Racist bigot Helms was the bastard who blocked Nixon’s efforts to create small black businesses in North Carolina. It was Dixie white racist Helms who maneuvered to get the original Star Trek series cancelled due to a Martin Luther King Jr. approved inter-racial kiss (it put William Shatner on the street living out of a pickup truck). If anything, America applauded when Jimmy Carter and the Democrats took control in 1976 and all of a sudden Star Trek came back in movies and with The Wrath of Khan.

Mr Sleepy Ronnie in the Cabinet, WHO REALLY WAS THE PROBLEM? Sleepy Ronnie in the Cabinet worked to bring more and more white supremacist Dixie bigots into the Republican Party, plus to pave the road for fascist bigots with lots of money, like Rick the Prick Scott, Ron DeSantis, Mitch McConell, Matt Gaetz, Marjorie what’s her name, and others (as well as the Koch brothers) INTO the control of the Republican Party (Trump, too).

Now we have to listen to the bullshit of a commercial which says nothing about how we got to this point. The advertisement merely implies, by saying we NEED to make a better path in the USA, sound as if President Biden and the Democrats are at fault, not Sleepy Ronnie in the Cabinet and the Republican bigots with their “anything goes” friends like Rand Paul among the anarchists we like to call libertarians who likely do nothing to speak in favor of socially progressive ideas and push for centrally-controlled business-controlled nationalized business corporations which end up being nothing more than like a government-controlled centralized economic organization with communes.

These Car Shield commercials push panic buttons for a purpose. To help Republican leaders take over the government and shove down the throats Car Shield (and Chick-Fil-A) for putting hatred into the control of our society, whether that hatred be puritanical bastards who are against black people or gay people. There was a day when Americans could afford small business services called auto mechanics. Today, we are forced into nationalized companies like Car Shield. So, therefore, Car Shield has to defend its business with panic-button commercials such as those I heard this morning.

Goddamn it, I lived during a time when there was an oil embargo, gas prices soared and we worked to get around it, rather than blame Nixon and the Republicans. We developed car-pooling and other means to get around the high oil prices. Sad to say, but in those years, big corporate giant, GM, put a startup electric car business in Cortland, NY, out of business. That was bullshit on the part of GM. But somehow we did get by. We also had people who had been born in the late 1800s who did not like food stamps. Rather than use food stamps, they would consume only Quaker Oats oatmeal or even cat food. I took one woman to lunch various days at Phil’s Chicken House, a chicken in the Binghamton area which was a successful alternative to big corporate nationalized Kentucky-based KFC. The chicken was also from a mainstay in Upstate NY cooking, used at church and fireman’s days picnics. The recipe came from Cornell University. Most importantly, during the embargo, when my transmission went on my used car, my father could afford to find another one and get it replaced, by local mechanics. He did not have to rely on a big nationalized business like Car Shield. Car Shield takes advantage of big nationalized corporate business. It should NOT be allowed to put commercials on television which push the panic button to sell their services.

The reasonCar Shield (or even Chick-Fil-A) imply the Democrats are at fault is because they know that Joe Biden wishes to re-regulate big nationalized businesses and has made it known. Companies like Car Shield, Google, Microsoft, Spectrum, and others are all cowards running scared of the results. Car Shield gives fake panic buttons to Americans. Wrong. Chick-Fil-A bumps up its commercials because they are anti-gay and think the only way to have a successful family is to be heterosexual. Goddamn Chick-Fil-A for promoting that and not saying this in THEIR commercials. Let me tell you how a heterosexual marriage helped to destroy the idea of a family. Go to hell with traditionalist freaking lousy puritanical thoughts. People who say, “we don’t like it if there is someone somewhere having fun and happiness in life, unless they follow their dictatorial ways of a hateful god.

All of this needs to be stopped, as bullshit artists screw to the American public. It is called moderate, not in terms of politics, but in MODERATING what is being presented. This idea is not an idea to push censorship.

The government is not the problem. In fact, in order to protect voting rights, civil rights, human rights, the government plays an important role. Case in point, the diabetes medication which statistics demonstrated the number of deaths due to heart attacks. These panic-button-pushing commercials imply that the government run by Democrats is a problem while Republicans are above the law and are not the problem. Human rights. Human justice. It’s not politics, stupid.

There is a travel show which quotes Mark Twain. The quote is related to what I am saying.

Mark Twain:

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

😎😍 🤓🤓🤓🙏🙏🙏👍

Stupidity of Republicans and Bleeding Heart Liberals

Dear Editors:

Feb. 20, 2022, The New York Times.

Susan Collins wants to reform the Electoral College? Why? Is she afraid if she runs for the presidency, only a popular vote being in place will means she would lose? Democrat Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election with the popular vote, but Republican Trump won the Electoral College vote. Susan Collins lives in fear that she would lose due to the demise and destruction of the Electoral College? And in her “bipartisan way” she is going to convince Democrats who have no confidence in themselves that they might live in fear at the loss of the Electoral College? it is like putting a Band-Aid on a deep wound which might need to be stitched back together and expecting the wound to heal, as the person with the wound bleeds to death.

Another reader in the newspaper, when reacting to David Brooks and his lainbrained ideas that we should have hope that evangelicals would come to their senses, said, Brooks is simply putting wallpaper over a problem. Having hung wallpaper myself, I found that if there was a lump of wallpaper paste, it simply got covered over, but it still existed. Just as with a wound which needs something more than a Band-Aid.

Americans are poor at remembering history in order to learn and move forward. There is no sense for what the Danish Kierkegaard said:

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​In the 1850s, when the Republican Party was formed, we can learn from history regarding the Republicans, civil war, and the Dred Scott Decision. The Republican Party was formed from members of the Whig Party which was dying at that time. Many Whigs became disgusted with the work by George W. Bush’s maternal line ancestor who was president at the time, a Democrat, who nixed the compromise arranged regarding slavery. ​The bleeding heart Yankee liberals in the Supreme Court felt they needed to appease the South (i.e., Dixie white supremacists and forerunners to the KKK and Jim Crow ideas) by issuing a scathing attack of a black man in that SCOTUS decision. Politics and appeasing white people prevailed, not justice for human beings, as the SCOTUS is SUPPOSED to do.

Being in these situations today and considering Republican Senator Susan Collins with SCOTUS today, there is too much being done to “appease” the other side. That would include the words of David Brooks, too. Appeasing the South did not nothing to divert a civil war after Abraham Lincoln was elected. When will America learn before it implodes from within?  After all, we want to feel better about “turning the other cheek” to those who are lousy ones and insist on their dictatorial anti-human race ways. Considering friends like that who want to destroy democracy in America, who needs enemies?

With friends who are being “overly nice” to the other side so as to show empathy to hateful bigoted people, it is as if hatred and bigotry need to be recognized as protected by a U.S. Constitution. Such hateful people and bigots are confusing the population with ideas which have survived from  Reagan, a hateful Democrat turned Republican, that “government is the problem.” Translated. To the hateful and bigoted ones, government is only a problem when it regulates how Americans should treat one another and not have hatred and bigotry. Reaganomics with deregulation actually got extended to the notions of hatred and bigotry. How do I know? I was a member of the Republican Party at the time. I feel just like the former Whig Party members who decimated the party and began a new one. David Brooks, too, has no brains and knowledge of history on this one.

But Senator Collins? Reform the Electoral College? Senator Elizabeth Warren says (in my words), DESTROY the Electoral College. It has outlived its purposes when it was created during the time of only 13 colonies and it took quite some time to get the election results from New England to Georgia.  It is no longer needed and could be replaced by a hybrid system based on the parliamentary system in Britain (and Canada and other nations in the British Commonwealth which has a very brilliant constitutional monarchy with the royal family doing the ceremonial stuff that our president does with all the other duties of the president).  Get rid of the Electoral College, specify that, should no candidate win more than 50% of the popular vote, then the top two winners do a runoff election on the day when the Electoral College would normally meet.

Democracy takes participation and time, so I don’t accept the crap about trying to get voters registered and to get them out to vote. Don’t give me bullshit about the complexity of the situation, but solve the problem.

Let me just say that we can make excuses and any excuse will do.  Getting people involved in the democracy by voting and also working for issues and ideas for solutions is what takes to run a democracy. It takes a strong Middle Class, destroyed by big fat pigs who have seen an increase in salaries, since Reagan, of over 1000% while workers have seen a rather flattened increase over the same period and work too hard to have time for voting and elections. The Middle Class has been destroyed in this period of time, along with unions and worker rights.

Suggestion. Abolish the Electoral College. On presidential election days, close all bars and grills and make those a holiday. Consider that anyone objecting to this due to their false ideas that their “individual rights” have been violated are nothing but traitors to this nation. Sorry to be so tough and play so much hardball with this question. But it is true. 

Why do I suggest the above solution? Because in the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, it just happens to mention “WE THE PEOPLE.”  It does not say, “Me, myself, and I, dictator Trump or DeSantis or Scott…” It does not specify any other INDIVIDUAL only.  It does not identify a god (demagogue) with divine rights which is made in the image of hateful and bigoted men and women (like David Brooks with his heart out to evangelicals). 

When will people like Brooks and Collins wake up and learn from history, before it is too late? When will bleeding heart Democrats learn from history?

Sometimes a Band-Aid is necessary for a wound. But the question about the Electoral College is a deep wound causing too much divisive rigor in this nation. It is so deep that we really need to work to eliminate it and not expect perfection with a blind eye towards hate and bigotry with no chance of SCOTUS justice being accomplished so as to maintain the balance with scales of justice. In this case, the scales of justice need to be heavily weighted on the side of humanitarian ideas of coexistence and not political ideology or preference of political party. In the 1850s, a political party was destroyed and it was not the Democrats which have evolved, over time, into a more humanitarian party. I saw many such white racist bigots in Dixie leave and join the Republicans, of which I was a member. I found them to be disgusting people who tried (and are still working hard at trying to balance to their dictatorial hateful side)  to balance the scales of justice towards their side of hatred. 

Is my writing too long? Too bad. It is important to say what needs to be said here and do so in detail. I apologize for the detail because I might just detain those who are two thumbs just reading fake news on mobile phones or the fake news on Fox / Fake News. Is there a vulgar word in the text, without a “bleep” to cover it over? Really? I am surprised.  Well. At least it was not the “f” word.

Daily News: MAGA My Way

Make America great again.Not like big fat piggish ways of Donald Trump fascists with love of money 1st.MAGA my way.

Attitude Adjustment?

Editors [Scranton Times-Tribune]:

A friend in Florida recently said two things: (1) too many people who are not thinking about our overall life and society need a kick in the butte; (2) I am done with being reasonable anymore because it is doing nothing to stop MAGA, QAnon, Proud Boys, and others from their asinine behaviors.

In other words, America needs an attitude adjustment. I am all behind this one person who said the things I quoted.

I have been writing now for nearly two decades.  Most of my writing was published in the Palm Beach Post. I received kudos from many people. The one who came down hard on me was a woman in the church where I attended (she is now deceased) because she hated Gore and liked Bush and did not like my writing in support of Gore and Democrats. In the writing to which she responded, I never mentioned anything bad about Bush and only demonstrated a support of Al Gore. I used facts such as, “the only Republican county in the state of Florida [at that time], Pinellas County, and the majority voted for Al Gore, not George Bush.” I used facts to back up what I said. This woman is now deceased, but it seems her ghost remains within the Trumpicans today and many naive Republicans who, as my mother (also a Republican) would say, “they don’t know their ass from a hole in the ground.”

When, a few years back, the editor of the Palm Beach Post retired, no one ever accepted my writings anymore. Since moving to the Binghamton area, I believe there was one writing published in Binghamton’s Press & Sun-Bulletin. But no more. Nada. None. I never get what I write published anymore. Is this American censorship in practice? If so, then many Americans need a kick in the butte. An attitude adjustment.
I have been told that my writing improved over time. Yet, as it improves, nothing.

Am I moaning and groaning about this? No. Because I find other ways to put out a blog and so forth. But still. Nothing.
I feel like the New York Times columnist who was fired because, in his attempt to get to the truth regarding George Bush’s AWOL situation in the National Guard, as we see many attempting to get to the truth today with regard to thugs on Jan. 6 of this year, he was asked to stop writing what he uncovered. He refused to stop. He is now writing from Canada. We hear about people in exile from communist nations. What about an American who writes “in exile” due to the stupidity of people in this free nation forcing him to zip his mouth as he uncovers the truth?
The woman who scourged me because of my support of Gore was a musician. She owned a pedal-pumping, non-electric, organ in her home. In many respects, she was “old fashioned” by using such an “old fashioned” keyboard. But she got to do what she liked to do. But she had become an old curmudgeon, not willing to accept anything which was not in place with what she had known in life. As such, was it not the Christian thing to do to go and pay my last respects at her funeral? I don’t say this to brag, but just to mention how bad such a large part of America has become in denying business services and being as mean-spirited as this woman was towards me and others, just because we speak well of President Biden? Why do we have such an America today with so many quoting from a song, “money makes the world go around.” Indeed. That song was from a musical written by a gay man and spoofs Hitler’s dictatorial attitude in Germany, stating in a sarcastic manner that, “money makes the world go around,” and thus ignoring all the other atrocities of mean-spiritedness perpetrated by Hitler and his thugs.  At least at the turn of the millennium, this woman was not one with as much power and control. It is sad to see too many who are like this in power and control today. To the lawyers who insist on serving only a small number of people with their personal injury lawsuits and workman’s comp, I say to you: you asses with “money makes the world go around.”  You favor some while many others who have invested in healthcare over 40 and 50 years go without. You lawyers are just like this crazy woman from Massachusetts who retired to Florida and remained loyal to a political party before loyalty to this nation.

This woman needed a swift kick in the butte and an attitude adjustment, as others do today. It is tough to try to be reasonable anymore to such mean-spirited ones who have apparently lost their brains to think and live a life based on fear-mongers and their mean-spirited nature.

Kathleen Parker of the Washington Post (lives in Florida – or at least did when i began writing and she was writing with the Orlando Sentinel) – is someone whom I have read and done so for years. As with any other human beings we associate, we will NEVER agree perfectly and on every issue there is. That is the case with Kathleen Parker. Same thing with George Will of the Washington Post. When I was in the seventh grade, a teacher in my school, boarding in our home, gave me a subscription to Newsweek. I kept that subscription for many years and, when I was able to do so, renewed it myself. George Will had columns in Newsweek that I recall reading, from a young age forward. I don’t always agree with him, either. There are times, though, when he makes a great deal of sense. There are too many mean-spirited Americans who believe that if they read just one item from such columnists like that, then they reject them overall. They are mean-spirited ones who hurt America.
Recently, I read columns from Parker and Will and found them to speak quite eloquently on several issues, as they made their point. On the topic related to making voters feel fear and disenfranchised (not the main point of her column, but related), Ms. Parker said, “it’s not politics, it’s propaganda.” How many times have I heard voters in America just want to throw in the towel, being disenfranchised, in talking as if it matters not whether Republican or Democrat (politics), they are all bad. This statement made by Ms. Parker that “it’s not politics, it’s propaganda” really addresses what I have been trying to say for decades now and no one listens. This scathing attack against both political parties is a Hitler-style strategy to ruin democracy. That is why I try not to attack Republicans as a group, but concentrate on the Hitler-types running the Republican Party by calling them “Trumpicans.” There are too many good Republicans and all they are doing, sad to say, is act like wimps, bowing down to the Trumpicans. And that is the only part of which I am critical.

Same thing with Democrats. There are not all, particularly the “blue dog” type, with whom I agree. I have often mentioned a local Democrat, business person here, who, when the sales tax was introduced in New York, spoke out against “Rocky’s tax” because of how much it added to the overhead of a small business and cut into profit margins.

Yet, how many times have I listened to dolts who accuse the Democrats of being, “tax and spend” or “always wanting to spend?” That is asinine and needs an attitude adjustment with a kick in the butte so as to recognize there are good and bad in both parties, but don’t succumb to the fact that there are only bad people in politics. There are bad people who push autocratic dictatorial government which is on the level of a Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Tojo, Castro, Mao Tse-Tung, Putin, and many others.  As Kathleen Parker says, “it’s not politics, but propaganda.” Interesting to note that Hitler’s propaganda minister is quoted as talking like “tell a lie over and over again and it becomes the truth.” Parker is not telling a lie here, but it gets ignored and the truth does not get repeated over and over again. Instead, we hear lies about “fraud” in an election and the fraud was really just as minuscule as it always has been. Consider the openly “fraudulent” activity of a “butterfly ballot” in Palm Beach County in 2000, put in place by a Republican Party Supervisor of Elections in that county. Having voted in that election of 2000, I found that ballot to be very confusing as I walked away from the voting station. I had to scratch my head and wonder, “did I vote for Al Gore or was the ballot such that I pushed out a ‘chad’ with a vote for Buchanan?” i would have voted for George Bush before Buchanan. But the ballot was set up to mystify voters. Now THERE is fraud. Electioneering at polling places for Bush, Trump, or others is fraud and against the law.

Recently, I read an article in a newspaper about people who support Bernie Sanders coming together to organize. Makes me think of the time period following the disastrous 2016 elections. I voted for Sanders in the primary, but Hillary won the primary in Florida. OK. So I was disappointed. But I prefer Hillary to Trump any day.  The CONSERVATIVE leaning writer whom I had followed since the seventh grade, George Will, endorsed Hillary. Still. I would have preferred Sanders. Sad to say, it did not happen. So, following the elections, there were groups of Democrats getting together to, once again, organize in favor of Bernie Sanders. We attended those meetings. We listened to moaners and groaners complain about what had happened to Bernie in the election. It got so sickening listening to several of these moaners and groaners, we asked them to go to the meetings with us. Oh, no, they did not want to go. So, my reply was: “actions speak louder than words and you are only using words of moaning and groaning at something which we need to put behind us and move on.” I lost friends by saying such a thing. Am I saddened at that? No.

Once again. I don’t agree with everything Sanders says and I speak out when I do not. Hell. I am a capitalist who believes the false notions about capitalism is the result of a misinterpretation of it by Karl Marx and helps drive many people towards socialism. This false knowledge still lives on today. But I still supported Senator Sanders. The one thing for which I have spoken out against Bernie Sanders is an issue which there is no evidence of it being used in Scandinavian socialist democracies. Where does the CAPITALIST type auto company come from? Volvo is what I am referencing here. Volvo is not about John Stossel stupidity type talk that only those with money can create jobs and opportunities. John Stossel talks about monopolistic supply-side economics which is NOT the capitalism intended by Adam Smith, as he endorsed the idea that “free markets” cause supply-side economics and monopolies and destroy true capitalism. And we wonder why the Scottish wish to break with Britain and join with the EU.

Capitalism is supply AND demand, stupid, not just supply because supply-side economics creates monopolies, not capitalism of supply AND demand. Claudia Tenney is a liar who won by only about 100 votes against incumbent Anthony Brindisi. Her money came from supply-side economics advocate, Spectrum. Just yesterday, in speaking with someone at Spectrum because I get interference from others with great tech savvy which is used to hack into other people’s systems. Spectrum does not believe this is going on, claiming “it’s your computer.” BS. I have had this computer gone over time and time again and nothing has been found. But Spectrum with its fat pigs at the top of the corporation who funded the lying Tenney refuses to allow its people to say anything but to blame it all on the demand side of the marker – the customer. I went over and over regarding this score yesterday and countless times before with Spectrum folks who follow the autocratic line of the fat pigs at the top. Bet they don’t do that at Volvo in Sweden. I could be wrong, too. I just threw that out as a consideration. Law enforcement and others, unless it is a big corporation with clout and a belief that “money makes the world go around,” refuse to do anything to help out the little guy who has much less.

As I sit here looking at the piles of paper which gets mailed to us each day, whether paperwork from WellCare Medicare or others, i cringe to think that we have to drive each morning to get our morning newspaper, while the big fat pigs at the tops of the publishing houses (such as Gannett) push us to do paperless newspapers. It is not a consistent approach across the board, as I look at the piles of paper on my desk. Some of the paper may have been generated by my own notes and log books. Some might be copies of columns by people like Kathleen Parker or George Will. But a huge amount is paper which comes in the mail. Yet, the newspapers claim they are unable to find delivery people. That is BS. With Amazon doing delivery to compete with local small business and these publishers make a claim they are not able to do so? Maybe it also has to do with the way the big fat pigs of Gannett and other organizations have yanked away the ability for local people to interface with their customers and expand their customer base? Maybe it has something to do with the fact that these big fat pigs at Gannett and other organizations pay a pittance of a wage, rather than opening up opportunities for local business people to purchase bundles of newspapers (high volume) at wholesale price and sell them at the asking price, thus making a CAPITALIST profit by considering SUPPLY AND DEMAND. In South Florida, the successful newspaper was the one which sold bundles of newspapers to people who stood on street corners and at I-95 off-ramps (and other means), selling the newspapers. The one not successful was the one purchased by Gannett and its fat pigs.  Instead, we have to spend money on gas to drive about eight miles each day to pick up a newspaper. One of those newspapers is NOT Gannett based, but from another city and has not, as with the ones in Florida and here, “condensed” the content and implementing a strategy based on an example of the pre-Darth Vader in Star Wars, “you will believe this.” In other words, “you will believe the fact that no one wants print copies because, we the evil fat pigs at the top say so and money makes the world go around.” You will believe the lies because, as Hitler’s Goebbels said, “tell a lie over and over again and it becomes fact.”

That New York Times columnist “exiled” (not really) to Canada’s Toronto newspaper, was seeking the truth, not money. The truth hurts, as it did for the Bush family. However, for many of us, the “truth will set us free (John 8:32).” I believe that Jesus Christ said this. Adam Smith, the one who theorized about capitalism as a challenge to royalty monopolization with supply-side economics, had a belief in what Jesus Christ was about. But, of course, don’t bother to believe this either and it explains why people embrace “money makes the world go around.” Neither Donald Trump nor Adolph Hitler believed in the spirituality which revolves around God and the Creator. As one writer to the Scranton Times-Tribune said, “rather than ‘in God we trust,’ it has become ‘in greed we lust.'” And let me also mention that Jesus Christ was a Jew, which is the reason there has been such success with a Judeo-Christian approach to our lives.

Then there is Joe Scarborough (Republican) and Anthony Brindisi (Democrat). I like their rationality and reasoning. Unlike Teddy Roosevelt, they throw in the towel and get out of the arena of “blood and sweat” like wimps do.  Both have quit Congress (Brindisi does not intend to attempt to return) at a time when we need such people more than ever. To the Congress, “money does make the world go around,” as the members of Congress get benefits galore and for life, while Americans struggle. Then there is the crew of asses in Congress who claim that health and retirement benefits are socialism and convince too many people of this lie. It’s socialism only in the sense of what the people in Congress receive and little investment do they put into it. We put tons of money investing over the years in Medicare and Federal Insurance Compliance Act (FICA known as Social Security), only to watch those receiving true SOCIALIST benefits (except Bernie Sanders who speaks out in favor of the little guys). It is all so mixed up, INTENTIONALLY, by the big fat pigs of America. It’s time the American people learn the truth and it will set them free.  Bottom line. Failure is a form of learning which has endured in the human spirit since we were babies learning to walk.

Bad attitudes of too many Americans. We need an attitude adjustment.

Now that I have said all of this, will it get published? Nah. I bet not. it will be ignored and there are those who might say to me: “shut up.”

Professor Douglas Willet Cornwell (Retired)

Newark Valley, NY

bibsinger@gmail.com

———————————“Love your neighbor as yourself.” “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” “The problems of the world are not that some people love in a different way. The problems are that so many people don’t know how to love at all (CGA, 1970).” A Puritan is someone in fear that someone, somewhere, is having a good time. “Liberty and justice for all [not priorities on individual and selfish rights].” “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”  “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union [and overall wealth of American society]…” 
Benjamin Franklin: “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are affected.” Stacey Abrams: “Compromise about actions, but not about values.”  Oscar Wilde: “I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.”  Oscar Wilde: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Benjamin Franklin: “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”  Whoopi Goldberg: “To handle this COVID-19 pandemic effectively, we all need to get on the same page.”  Note: To be clear, I do not like being patronized. I do not express my disdain over what happens to my fellow humans just for my own sake and to pursue favors and handouts. I do it in order to gain R – E – S – P – E – C – T for me and for millions of other Americans of any race, ethnicity, religious belief, or sex and sexual identity who try to walk in integrity as they attempt to achieve, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  PERIOD.  One nation under God [our Creator] with liberty and justice for all.

Liz Cheney, The Lone Ranger and Justice-seeking Underdog of the Republican Party

To Producers of Washington Week:

The commentator last night (July 2, 2021) used words such as “it’s impossible” when describing Liz Cheney’s position as the only Republican on the commission being put together by Nancy Pelosi to investigate the Jan. 6 thug attack against Congress. Does this person put forth a self-fulfilling prophecy or is he doing anything to promote justice in America?
America has lost its sense of supporting the underdog. Liz Cheney might be an underdog in the Republican Party, but that does not mean she can lose. The commentator tried to seal the fate that she WOULD lose, after being in a position which many of us Americans would like to be in to explain our thinking on this matter.
One of the “underdogs” in our human history was of the human ancestral line from which Jesus Christ came. His name was David and he became king of Israel. David was an underdog when he took on the Philistine, Goliath, and defeated him. It is said David worked alone with a slingshot. There is some evidence he did have some help. But he did lead the “underdog” charge against a giant. Liz Cheney is leading an “underdog” charge against dictators in the Republican Party who line up behind Trump and do so with a white superiority complex which is unbelievable. Why was this not pointed out by a commentator on Washington Week last night (July 2, 2021)?

Liz Cheney represents the state of Wyoming in which a large proportion of the population, particularly the men, own cattle ranches and sell the meat for consumption.  They don’t like the wild horses which interfere with their cattle. Like plantation owners of the past, they use their powerful influence to smear the images of others who go against the Trump and his dictatorial and autocratic ones. Thus, these plantation-style dictatorial folks have a strong influence in forcing a Federal agency, under Trump, to capture the horses and illegally sell them off to non-American slaughterhouses for meat (referenced source: Kathleen Parker op-ed). These perverted freaks in Wyoming also don’t like competing with other meat producers or vegetable producers in a capitalist competitive way, so they use their perverted government connections to smash those who disagree with them. Just think what a cattle rancher thinks about the “impossible burger!” They want the grass and vegetation for their cattle, not human consumption.

Such perverted males embrace the white male superiority complex and go after Liz Cheney because she seeks justice with regard to dictator Trump (and stop calling him president Trump; he was an incompetent WHITE House resident Trump for four years, inconsistent with the popular vote of 2016).  Does this commentator know history and that when the votes of women were suppressed, Wyoming was one of the first states to overturn that suppression, even before big “bad guy liberal” (according to Trump) New York state would stop the suppression of female voting? Were any of these facts brought into the picture?

An underdog can win, but not with those who give us self-fulfilling prophecies which speak against the notion that underdogs can win.

On this topic and for the sake of preserving our democracy and “we the people, in order to form a more perfect union,” one word now comes to mind. THINK. —

Professor Douglas Willet Cornwell (Retired)

Newark Valley, NY

bibsinger@gmail.com

———————————“Love your neighbor as yourself.” “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” “The problems of the world are not that some people love in a different way. The problems are that so many people don’t know how to love at all (CGA, 1970).” A Puritan is someone in fear that someone, somewhere, is having a good time. “Liberty and justice for all [not priorities on individual and selfish rights].” “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”  “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union [and overall wealth of American society]…” 
Benjamin Franklin: “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are affected.” Stacey Abrams: “Compromise about actions, but not about values.”  Oscar Wilde: “I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.”  Oscar Wilde: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Benjamin Franklin: “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”  Whoopi Goldberg: “To handle this COVID-19 pandemic effectively, we all need to get on the same page.”  Note: To be clear, I do not like being patronized. I do not express my disdain over what happens to my fellow humans just for my own sake and to pursue favors and handouts. I do it in order to gain R – E – S – P – E – C – T for me and for millions of other Americans of any race, ethnicity, religious belief, or sex and sexual identity who try to walk in integrity as they attempt to achieve, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  PERIOD.  One nation under God [our Creator] with liberty and justice for all.

Why Abolish the Filibuster in the U.S. Senate?

KISS. One simple reason why the filibuster has to go. Robert’s Rules of Order. If these rules were followed, we don’t need a filibuster, especially the convoluted one which exists today.

Every attempt to “reform” the filibuster will simply lead to another day when people want to go back and reform it again. Sickening thought.

Since I was a teenager, I was leading small groups and taught these rules of order as the best means for running a meeting. I was actually taught by my other, a Republican. I was taught when running meetings in the Congregational Church, a church with its version today of United Church of Christ (UCC) is based on democracy, not top-down hierarchy with a pope at the top or a bishop of Canterbury overseeing an international group (not like a pope) or any strong-willed bishop or leader of a church.

In later years, there were those who came from these other churches who laughed and scoffed at the use of Robert’s Rules of Order. But we continued, in other organizations which I was involved, in persisting by having a parliamentarian who was familiar with the rules and helped stand by those rules for the purpose of order.

These rules also define the types of issues when there should be a simple majority, two-thirds a majority, three-fourths of a majority, or even when there should be a unanimous decision in a democratic body. To use any one of these definitions for all decisions stifles progress and getting anything done. This is the case right now in the U.S. Senate, caught up in not allowing decisions to be made by a simple majority. As a proud American, I am embarrassed about this situation, as the whole world watches.

Thus, what are we waiting for? Abolish the filibuster rule and rely on the guidelines of Robert’s Rules of Order.

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