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vlyons's Journal
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October 23, 2018

I just don't get Exxon

Exxon makes billions and billions every year. I just don't get why they haven't invested heavily in solar panels, solar batteries, and other solar technologies. If you had been the Exxon CEO 10, 20 years ago, wouldn't you have invested in the R&D for solar technologies to get an edge up on an emerging technology and cornered the market, when the technology became cheap enough for working families and small business owners? That at least would have enabled a way to gracefully exit the oil business. Ditto for the coal industry.

I just don't get it.

October 23, 2018

On a brighter note

I'm getting excited about this election. How about you? Hey let's get happy thinking about when we win the house

October 23, 2018

Don't fall into indifference

The Dalai Lama commented that we should not let non-attachment fall into indifference. Indifference is a form of ignorance and confusion towards what needs to be attended to. That is, the suffering and obstacles that people face to keep themselves and their families afloat in a reasonable and healthy way. Republicans are, at best, indifferent to the needs of working people. At worst, they knowingly lie and obfuscate their agenda of raking in money for themselves at any cost, in any manner, including criminality.

This week is early voting, all week. If you are registered to vote, do not allow yourself to fall into indifference. Don't believe anyone, who tells you that all politicians are the same, and your vote doesn't matter. Your vote matters greatly. We are not powerless. Please go vote.

October 23, 2018

Shame on Morn Joe and give me a break

They brought Scarramucci on to explain why assholes like Trump. Mika said and asked, Trump's telling a lot of lies, and I don't think that's good for America. Do you think he's a good president? To which Scarramucci replied, In a lot of ways, he's a good president ...

at which point, I said, fuck this shit. I'm not listening ti this garbage and turned the sound off. Scarramucchi's whole thesis was that Trump assholes like Trump, because they feel forgotten and want him to take a wrecking ball to the country.

How sick is that? So basically, ReThuglicans have shipped good jobs overseas, refused to raise the minimum wage, closed factories, destroyed the unions, underfunded schools and infrastructure, made healthcare unobtainable, crashed the economy (several times) and --- did I leave anything out?

How sicko is that? We Dems had better wake up and GOTV out with very clear messaging.

October 22, 2018

I voted today in Dallas

TX-33 - Voted at 9 AM in NW Dallas, a Dem district with a Dem congressman (Marc Vessay). First day of early voting, and at 9 AM, I had to wait in line. There must have been about 30 voting booths. While I was in there, more and more people arrived. So there was always a waiting line of about 5 or 6 people. While I waited in line, I remarked: Wow there's already a line at 9am on Monday. That's a good sign. The people waiting in line with me, smiled and nodded yes.

Naturally, I voted straight Dem. I was really surprised that so many of the District Judge slots were unopposed with only a Dem. I thought: Damn! I should have run to be a judge in the primary. Oh well ----

October 20, 2018

Rethugs don't believe or value democracy

Our country is owned and operated by corporations and the miniscule wealthy elite, and has been for hundreds of years - except for a brief 45 year period between FDR's New Deal and Reagan's destruction of unions and refusal to enforce anti-trust laws. They are well on their way to obliterating the middle class and bringing about a neo-Feudalism enforced by neo-Fascism and an ocean of debt that lives off the labor of wage-slaves. How long before even those jobs that Americans won't take, hotel maids, lettuce pickers, janitors, garbsge men, etc -- look pretty good to our kids and grand kids.

This my friends is the logical end game of capitalism. They have no shame whatsoever to set themselves up as pharaohs, while we drag stone blocks to build their palaces, mega-Churches, and pyramids.

October 18, 2018

Oliver Stone's History of the US

I'm slowly working my way through Oliver's Stone's History of the US. It's a 12-epoisode TV series currently available on Netflix. I'm learning a lot, and I thought that I was fairly knowledgeable since I minored in college in history. Our country has been run by some real slime balls. Moreover it is one of the greatest perpetrators of 20th Century colonialism. I highly recommend that all DUers watch the entire series. I'm sure that it's available from several sources. Just google it.

October 15, 2018

Trump arrival in FL live on FB

a constant, andb I mean CONSTANT, stream of angry emojis. Every other comment about where are the paper towels.

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