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Friday, June 30, 2023
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Friday, June 23, 2023
With the admission by Trump this past week that he obstructed justice in the documents case, I see some possible changes in how the election next year could play out. As Trump faces the real possibility of having to accept a plea deal or be convicted of the charges, his likelihood of the Republican nominee decreases. If he is not going to be the nominee who would the Republicans turn to? Suppose they roll the dice and put up a woman like Nikki Haley to attract back suburban women. With Trump out of the picture, what would the Democrats do? The pressure on Biden to drop out with Trump out of the picture would increase. With the Republicans likely to nominate a woman the Democrats might also nominate a woman so they wouldn't lose the suburban woman vote. The most likely candidate would be Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. A Haley/Whitmer race would guarantee that we will have our first woman President. 2024 might be a very interesting year if the dominoes fall in this way.
Saturday, June 17, 2023
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Monday, June 12, 2023
For a number of years, I have been writing about the Community Action Council program called "Prepare for Success" which provides school supplies to low-income students in Howard County. While we think of Howard County as a wealthy county, 23% of students in our County receive free or reduced meals. These are the students that often are the ones who come from families that often struggle to meet the school needs of their children.
You can donate to this program by checking with the Community Action Council, 9820 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia MD 21046, or online at prepareforsuccess.org/donate
Monday, June 5, 2023
If any of us liberals thought that the culture war on gay rights was over with the Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality we now see that the war has shifted to fighting transgender rights and drag queen shows. Boycotting certain beers and Target for reaching out during gay pride month is where the conservative movement sees the battle. Gov. DeSantis has made this a major part of his appeal in his presidential campaign.
In their effort to "turn back the clock" to a time when being gay was illegal, the conservatives have always had enemies that were trying to corrupt our society. This effort has always had appeal with religious persons since it fits with their belief that there is an ongoing battle between Satan and God. It should not be surprising that much of the support for conservative politics closely aligns with fundamentalist religion. Each has the need for an authoritarian leader who has the power to combat the evil influences of what is believed to be progressive policies. Having blind faith in the leader leads to accepting cruel behaviors as the cost of the battle against evil forces. Separating immigrant children from their parents is accepted as necessary to stop immigrant parents from trying to enter the United States illegally. The religious teachings of all humans being children of God to be treated with compassion are lost in this situation. Humanity is lost when we start to separate people into groups in the battle for good and evil. This seems to be where the Republican Party and religious fundamentalists live today.
I repeat myself but intelligence is knowing how much you don't know and stupid is thinking you know more than you do. Lauren Boebert proves this every time she speaks. At least her husband doesn't have to live with her stupidity anymore.