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Give them enough rope

Recently I was listening to a discussion on what the Democrats should do with the realization that the Republicans have all the power. One of the members of the panel was a gentleman that I have always liked his thoughts, but I can never remember his name. His response was do nothing. Give them enough rope and they will hang themselves. I agree entirely. Yes, there will be pain but, the people who elected Trump and company, will suffer at least as much, if not more, than the progressives. This is the only way to pound some sense of reality into the conservatives heads. They may not be smart enough to figure out that they are being sold a bill of goods but when they hurt, they will know it is something they do not like. The only ones they can blame is the Republicans. May you all have a Happy New Year.

Is it impossible?

Today I read that Trump will bar Muslims from entering The U. S. and all Muslims in this country must be registered. I suspect a lot of people will agree because of terrorist attacks. Bill OíReilly claims that Democrats are trying to undermine the white establishment. These possibilities make me wonder how long will it be before people supporting climate change, womenís rights and a host of other progressive issues will be considered un-american therefor subversive and banned; even to the point of criminal prosecution. Suddenly the bill of rights no longer applies if it conflicts with the agenda the government is pursuing. All citizens, regardless of being liberal or conservative, will be forced to accept new rules set by those who are in power. Sounds impossible, but think about it. Even a post like this could lead to a knock on my door.

An Opinion

Let me say first that this is just my option not based on facts. Has Trump struck a deal with Vladimir Putin? Simply we stay out of your plan to rebuild the Soviet Union and you stay out of our plan to break China. This may sound absurd but I wonder.

The Republican Policy

I am an old man. Over the years, I have lived border to border and coast to coast. No matter the location, the core Republican policy has never changed, take care of the money and everything else can take care of itself. This means an end to Social Security, Medicare, public education, welfare safety nets and all regulations unless they benefit capitalistic interest. They are supported by people who donít want government telling them what to do. Of course, these people will use these programs in many ways and never connect the fact that they are being helped by the government. I cannot decide if they are stupid or just hard headed. Even sadder is they will suffer from loss of these programs and allow the wealthy people and corporations to become stronger at their expense. Every time someone tells them I have a plan that will make times great again, trust me, the good conservatives will vote for that person. Remember the X Files? I want to believe that is the conservative reasoning. It always has been that way, is now and, I guess, it always will be. Have a great holiday season and we will hit it again next year.

Progress never stops.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Be thankful that no matter how bleak a situation seems progress never stops no matter how some try to stop it.

A simple description of gridlock

According to Merriam-Webster a conservative one who adheres to traditional methods or views. Webster describes a liberal as generous, not narrow in opinion or judgment, tolerant and progressive. This is the reason for gridlock in our country. One side wants to roll time back years while the other wants to move ahead. Well here is a news flash for conservatives. time dose not stand still let alone move back. You can't go home again. Look to the future or crawl back into a hole and let this country progress.

Maine's great team.

Maine department of human services sets on one hundred and fifty five million while eighteen thousand children are in extreme poverty. Spokeswoman for D.H.H.S. said they had built a large reserve in the TANF but it would be gradually depleted in other areas. Paul and Mary make a great team don't you think?

A vote for a dictatorship

Trump is saying he will jail Hillary if he becomes president.Now LePage feels those who oppose him should be in prison. The sad part is the conservatives agree because they are incapable of seeing where this could lead. How do the leaders of most dictatorships keep in office? They simply imprison or execute people who oppose their views. The statements of Trump and LePage say what they would do if they ever gained enough power. A vote for them is like supporting a government like Russia, China or north Korea.

My last thought on the LePage situation.

I have a feeling that if I got into an argument with someone, called them all sorts of names or threatened to kill them, I would expect to be arrested and taken to jail. I would probably be brought up on numerous charges such as harassment, terrorizing and threatening to kill someone. I have a strong feeling that this is what would happen to me. However, I am just an old man, not a governor.

Why do so many people admire Paul.

This morning channel 5 W A B I out of Bangor had the results of yesterdays poll whether Le Page Should resigned. Out of over three thousand people that responded forty nine percent said no. Any one want to comment on why?
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