I wish I could figure out what it is about politics that makes me want to blog about it.
Everybody already has their mind made up about what they believe when it comes to politics and I am wondering why the hell anybody thinks they are going to say anything on a blog that is going to change anybody’s mind about things?
Basically I think what happens when a person blogs opinions about politics is that they irritate someone who doesn’t see the things the way they see them or they get involved with a bunch of self-styled egg heads who want to spend hours and hours having arguments that go in circles but which never go anywhere.
I have been blogging about politics for about 6 years now and I get a lot of people telling me why I am wrong on issues —– and a few faithful souls who tend to agree with me —– and a few trolls who want to do nothing but call me names and make provocative statements designed to get my blood boiling. —– These trolls types are what I call “The Assholes” and believe me when I say there are plenty of them out there waiting to pounce.
I used to encounter these self-styled academic types who talk like they have advanced degrees in sociology or psychology or something and they spend a lot of their online time with me trying to analyze what makes me tick. —– I love to fuck with their heads. —– Eventually they get tired of me and leave me alone and go off to their own blogs and tell their fellow assholes what a dick face I am and how idiotic I am and all kinds of interesting stuff.
It is very difficult for me read to minds so it is often hard for me to decide what to write because I never know what people are thinking —- so I just write whatever comes to mind and hope that somebody reads it and likes it —- or doesn’t like it and wants to pick an argument with me. —– It is fun sometimes!
Basically though I think we all spin our wheels when we speak out on the Internet because I don’t think all that many people pay much attention to blogs and bloggers anymore because basically I think everybody is starting and writing their own blogs these days. —– The last time I looked at the stats on the number of blogs believed to be on the Internet it was somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 million —– and that is just short of the number of people there are in The United States.
But I also think that vanity drives a lot of blog writing efforts. —– I know I am one vain son of a bitch and somehow I got the idea — somewhere along the line — that my opinions count. —– But the problem is, “Anybody can have an opinion and usually everybody does have an opinion —- so there you go!
It ends up to be a little game of everybody butting heads with everybody else.
There is one saving grace to writing and reading blogs as I see it:
Maybe — Just maybe — somewhere along the line we can write something that will help somebody else to keep from falling into some kind of pit they will wish they hadn’t gotten themselves into — and if we can do just that much for just one person it will have all been worth the effort.
Some people want more gun laws because they believe that more gun laws will prevent a lot of gun crimes every year.
I wonder if those folks know that it is already against the law to commit gun crimes?
If it is already against the law to commit a crime using a gun then what good will more laws to do prevent gun crimes?
We do not need laws to curtail the manufacture, distribution and sale of guns in The United States. —– But I think we could use some kind of law to prevent so-called “Straw Purchases” of guns because I think that is where most criminals get theirs —- through illegal sales.
Like Bernie Sanders says, most gun owners in America are responsible and law abiding. —– I have always said that myself.
What we need to do is find some way to keep the crazies and the mentally-challenged from obtaining guns — and ammunition.
I think finding a way to keep guns out of the hands of nut bags would be a tall order and may even border on being impossible.
Posted by John at 8:48 p.m.
Right now we are all fully aware of the ever-increasing taxes on gasoline —– and cigarettes —– and anything else greedy governments can think of to put more and tighter screws onto The American People. —– I don’t think I really needed to remind anybody of what I am talking about here because I have a suspicion that most Americans already feel like they have hemorrhoids because of f**king taxes —– taxes on virtually every f**king thing!
Well guess what? —– The old-fashioned tax-per-gallon —– a tax that has grown to as much as 30 cents per gallon in some places (and who knows, maybe even more than that) may soon be replaced by a tax on each mile driven in an automobile, truck, bus or RV —– or what the hell ever.
If this hellish nightmare transpires it certainly will involve the “Gubmint” (Uncle Sugar) putting some kind of nosy-assed invasive privacy-compromising snoop-assed electronic device into each vehicle to report the miles driven to some bureaucrat somewhere. —– I think we have enough god damned government snooping going on as it is and I don’t think we need the greedy-assed local yokels getting into the act. —– What about you?
There is an article about this shit in “The Washington Times” if you want to look it up. —– I am not going to link to it because I do not have permission to link to it. But I sure as hell can refer my readers to it so ……….just put “Oregon Planning To Tax Drivers By The Mile” into your search window and see where it takes you. —– I am pretty sure you will find enough information about this mess to curl your toes and to twink your willies.
Posted by John at 8:11 p.m.
Bernie Sanders has been quoted as saying, “The majority of gun owners are responsible and obey the law.”
I take that to mean that the minority of gun owners are irresponsible and break the law.
What America needs now is to arm more of the former and do something to restrain the latter.
Posted by John at 5:32 p.m.
When you hear the right wing going around bragging about the “High Standard Of Living” people in The United States enjoy, go out and find yourself a burger flipper at a fast food joint —– someone who earns minimum wage or less —– someone who can never get a decent amount of hours on their work schedule —– go out and find someone like that and ask them about their “High Standard of Living.”
And while you are interviewing a few of these low-wage, no-wage, barely paid willful indentured servants try to find a few who will actually admit to you that they make the $25 per hour that is currently recognized as “The Average Wage” for American Workers. —– When you get done with your interviews come back on this blog and leave some comments and educate me as to just how “High” the standard of living is in The United States for the average Mr. or Mrs. America who isn’t counted among the wealthy.
I had a comforting thought this morning which I will now share:
“The radical right wing political base in America is old enough now to start dying off and the new generation does not seem to be interested in the same things. The new generation wants to cling to the right wing value system but they tend to think more along Liberal lines about all things political. That bodes well for the nation.
Maybe there is hope for a promising future for America yet.
KILLER ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT REPORTEDLY TAKES AMERICAN LIFE ON AMERICAN SOIL AFTER HAVING BEEN DEPORTED 5 TIMES BEFORE!
I have been reading a horrible story about an illegal immigrant who was known to have been deported from The United States 5 times and who somehow managed to get back in again and then reportedly shot and killed an innocent American Citizen, apparently at random.
That is not the end of the story. —– It seems this murdering illegal somehow managed to get released from custody of those who had arrested him and who were holding him.
The way I heard it is that agents of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had requested the law enforcement who had this individual in custody to turn him over to them and because of some local law on their books, the law enforcement people who had the killer in hand refused to turn him over to the government agents.
I find it horrifying that some local law enforcement would have a procedure in place that forbids their people to refuse to turn over a known illegal immigrant suspected of murder to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement people —– but apparently that is the case and that is what happened.
I think the government really needs to take a fresh look at the various procedures they have in place for dealing with detention and disposition of illegal immigrants who are involved in violent crimes against American Citizens on their own soil.
This story can be read at Cry and Howl and I recommend you read it because it is so damned important to the safety and security of American Citizens here at home on their own ground — on their own streets — in their own neighborhoods.
I definitely think this story puts a serious highlight on the reasons America ought to act decisively and aggressively to close those borders to all the criminal elements that seem to be sneaking across and mixing in with the general population. —– I think this thing is becoming a nightmare of major proportions!
Posted by John at 11:53 p.m.