My meanderings about politics, space exploration, cars, cats, tech things and whatever else strikes my fancy. To the current occupant of the White House, we will not be taken into war on anyone's leash.
Back in 2015 I wrote an open letter to Bernie Sanders asking him not to run for president. I knew it would divide the Democratic party and we would ultimately lose the election. And now we see that he does not understand politics at all. you don’t win the presidency in South Florida and now he’s alienated a large portion of Floridians cool weather lights Leon Juan Solis an opinion about Venezuela. The Cuban population remember what’s Fidel Castro did to them. Venezuelans understand what president dictator has done to their country. Does this man not understand that he is now making it very difficult for Democrats to win the election?
I resent Bernie Sanders because we have had to deal with Trump in the white house because of him and only him. He never embraced Hillary Clinton’s presidential bed once he lost the nomination. He never campaign for her in any way that felt genuine. His speeches were flat and did not have his normal pizzazz that’s his call block following heard it and then go out to vote.
The Democratic party for Democrats and not carpetbaggers who come in to the party to get the nomination.
This has not been a really illustrious time for the gay community. Here in Los Angeles we are rocked by two scandals involving high-profile gay leaders. The mayor of West Hollywood, John Duran, someone I consider a friend is under investigation for sexual harassment in the gay men’s chorus of Los Angeles. One of the butler’s that has been so instrumental in getting people elected with a progressive slats is also under investigation for two deaths that happened in his home under the circumstances that involved crystal meth. And now we have Jussie Smollett.
I am torn. Fox in the end what he has done is hurting everyone that has ever been the subject of a hate crime. Even the simple gear of being called faget on the street is in my opinion I hate crime. It’s on the same level as having the n-word thrown at an African-American. He used his celebrity to enrich himself. She already was in the cast of a successful show on Fox. He wasn’t happy with how much he got paid then that’s the job for his agent to resolve. Having said then a sag-aftra agents in the 80s I know exactly how this works and contracts need to be negotiated. But you ain’t what he did is inexcusable. I’m sorry he has hurt everyone who has ever been damaged by a hate crime.
He has played into the hands of the current occupants of the White House. Trump tweeted about this incident but seemed to completely ignore the fact that a white supremacist member of the coast guard wanted to kill Progressive media journalists. Trump says that the New York Times is the enemy of the people and he doesn’t understand that his words resonate with his cult like followers.
Before the Progressive wing of the Democratic Party that’s all up in arms, read the article he is very much in line with many of the aspirations of our party.
He likes to be called Mayor Pete. A Rhodes scholar and a two tours of duty in Afghanistan make him a candidate with the right stuff.
I have been very impressed with him. I watch them on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd. Todd has to why the mayor of a small City would be qualified to be president of the United States. Chuck Todd noted that the city’s budget was $385 and then had a thousand employees. Their Pete explains that it’s a much larger budget that’s any Senator running for president has had to deal with. Most senators have a staff of 50 to 100 and small budgets.
Let’s mention the elephant in the room. Mayor Pete is Gay. From what I understand when he met someone before his re-election
This is what happens when an incompetent person buys their way into an important and vital Department. I truly believe that the Republicans want to dumb down the general population. They have cut school funding as if it’s more fat and yet we need our schools to be stellar. We need to compete with Germany and France and China and what we are doing is a crime to this generation.
I don’t know about you but I remember how I went to school and the the bands that were placed on me regarding learning an instrument, a language, broadening my scope of education. Is civics even taught in school anymore? My Lord I was in Texas and I had a full year of Texas history in 6th grade. this is criminal and the Republicans are the criminals.
So Betsy DeVos is faced with having to return money ordered by court because for-profit schools were overcharging students. She tried everything not to return this money which was rightfully the students. She needs to go but so does Trump.
We live in the comfort of thinking that this kind of atrocity happens in other places. Yet in 1939, in New York City, in Madison Square Garden a pro-Nazi rally happened.
To me watching this documentary what is most chilling is that it looks just like one of the Trump make America great again rallies. We forget the roots of make America great again War in the civil War and then the renowned anti-semite Charles Lindbergh used it as his platform. Jews were dying, Gays were dying, and Americans were cheering.
I rarely urge my readers to click on the link below oh, this time you have to.
Calling this President unhinged is an insult to the word unhinged. He’s more than unhinged he is certifiable. Honestly, this is becoming very tiresome. I am worried about what he has done to our federal courts in packing them with his allies. In his little sing-song that he did when announcing the so-called National emergency he was correct in saying that it is going to go to the Supreme Court. what I’m worried is how these new justices that are beholden to him will vote. I’m sure if you tell Justice Kavanaugh that tRUMP will give him some beer, he will fall in line with this madman’s actions. I am worried for the state of our Union has I’ve never been before.
I have stayed within the Android ecosystem since the Advent of smartphones. I like how Google handles things. I have a Google home mini in my bedroom I have Google home and my living room. They do a lot to help me, especially since I am disabled. I am dictating this blog post on gboard. It’s not perfect but it’s better than my trying to type with my no longer handy hands.
friends ask me if I worried about Google listening to everything that’s happening in my apartment first nothing happens here that I’m embarrassed of or think would be illegal. But beyond that other than some future AI which is still far into the horizon I cannot imagine Google being able to process all the information from all of these devices and make sense of some pattern.
the one thing that annoys me is this flow restaurants of AI assistants. My phone insists on having Bixbypick up one of the four buttons on the side of it. I never use it. I tried Alexa and got to be honest I am more fearful of Amazon than I am of Google so no to Alexa.as I said in the beginning I have never been within the Apple ecosystem so I have no real experience with Siri all in all the Google assistant and how the program is expanding seems to be the right direction for me and my household
This president started talking about fake news because he knew that things weren’t exactly kosher in his lights. unfortunately it’s really hard when you hit the wall of people yelling fake news. I don’t believe that this is debatable. There is news and there is falsehood and this president deals in falsehood. what are we up to now 9000 lies since he’s been in office. 9000 think about it!
I applaud Google and their efforts and I hope that see 35 to 40% of Americans that support Trump will eventually learn the difference between fake news, basically what Trump says, and facts.
Even though I was born in the last century actually in the middle of the last century I have never had to go out and hunt for my food. Since I was a child we would go into the store and find beautifully wrapped pieces of meat in the meat section of the store. So to me this notion that you needs guns for hunting is foreign.
So now we are facing another threat to the reason for having a gun. Beers that have been infected with a wasting disease. This wasting disease has not thankfully been transmitted to humans yet. I remember when AIDS was traced to African monkeys. Jumping across a species is not unknown for a predator virus.
So now I need to be convinced that guns are so necessary in our society. Really, what good are they other than to shoot other people? It makes no sense and what’s makes even less sense is why hunters and gun owners are so reluctant to be licensed just like we are driving a car. This idea that gun ownership is some an amiable right was true when the government could not fight back with more than a musket. Now the government can fight back with helicopters and weapons of mass destruction, what good would having a gun or rifle do against an armed government? None!
Me thinks not all is peachy on the Republican side of the Senate.
Chuck grassley is not one of my favorite people. Chuck Grassley understands what McConnell has just set off. This is much worse than what Chuck Schumer did when he change the rules in the senate for confirmations to a majority as opposed to a 60-vote needed. Chuck Grassley understands that there’s going to be a democratic presidents maybe in the near future. Chuck Grassley understands that this is a president that is going to be disastrous for the Republican Party. sure the Republicans cheat but when they do they open the door for others to do the same.
I look forward to a democratic Congress and President. But if there’s a Democratic president she can declare National emergencies for things that are actually National emergencies. Something like climate change or gun control.
This false emergency is a smoke screen to hide behind for the Trump Administration and all of the problems that is besieging them.