I am afraid that he would be the best chance that the Republicans could have at winning the White House in 2016.
I have been thinking about an answer to the gun problem that we have in this country for a while now and I believe that I may have come up with a workable solution. At its core, the answer is pretty simple because it comes down to requiring gun owners to really be responsible for their guns. And I do mean really be responsible for their guns.
We have all heard the right-wing screed about how schoolchildren are being indoctrinated to left leaning ideas by teachers. This is a story about a different kind of indoctrination and how I dealt with it.
I work with a guy who is not exceptionally smart, but who is usually a very friendly and nice person. This guy is always laughing and making jokes with everyone and is generally pleasant to be around.
That is, until you talk with him about politics...
I was never so happy as the day that Barack Obama was elected President. I really loved this guy and what he said he stood for. Early in his administration he still wowed me with his intelligent dismissal of GOP talking points. But these last two years have been very different...
As many of you may know, Arkansas has over the last six months been experiencing a rash of earthquakes. A few nights ago I was lying in bed when I heard what sounded like a small boom that was followed by sounds of jingling glass. It turns out that this was the latest central Arkansas earthquake and the largest one so far coming in at 4.7 Richter scale. I am located in Conway which is about 20 miles from the epicenter of these quakes.
I was driving to work this morning listening to NPR when I heard that there was going to be a story on how the government should handle the budget deficit. Luckily it was going to be a balanced story with a Republican and a Democrat giving their points of view on the subject. Unfortunately, the resulting views expressed were more like the right versus the far right. The link to the story is here: http://www.npr.org/...
I mean, that is really what it boils down to isn't it? So called "news" organizations like Fox can give $1,000,000 to the Republican party and their opinionators can give as much money as they want to whoever they want without any repercussions. But, at the same time, a progressive editorialist can be suspended from his job for exercising his 1st ammendment right to donate to a few political candidates who happen to support his views. How Un-American.
I really cannot stand Blanche Lincoln. She is the worst kind of faux Democrat. Some time ago I committed to not vote for her in the general election no matter what. I even wrote a diary called What Do we Do About Blanche? back in February in anticipation of the conundrum I am presently faced with. But then I started having second thoughts. Considering the hooplehead that is running against Blanche here in Arkansas, maybe I could find a way to support her after all. Or could I?
I know that the news of these killings is a few days old, but I wanted to wait until the suspects were identified before I mentioned anything about the motivations of the perpetrators. I must admit that I am a little surprised that even several days after this event there does not seem to be a lot of media coverage of it. You can read about it here.
As an Arkansan, I could have a real problem with next year’s election. What will I do about Blanche?
I apologize for the short diary, but I just had to bring this to everyone's attention