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Name: Rick
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Member since: Sat Apr 23, 2016, 11:12 AM
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A strange observation

To watch a black law enforcement officer being second guessed, over his action of using lethal force, against a very clear and present threat to the security and safety of his assigned post.
Not only the line of inquiry of his course of action but, the sudden revelation of a previous lapse of judgment, not related to this immediate action, is yet again, in my opinion, the double standard that does exist in the credibility of a black person in this country.
I have seen very much questionable use of force of white police officers against black people yet, I have to hear about any previous infraction of that police officer at the same level.
I know about more of the black or brown person that was killed by a police officer, than I do of the police officer that was "just doing his/her job".
Until now.

I can not be the only one.

I am tired.
I am tired of "this is the one that will bring trump down!"
I have heard this for more than four years with net zero results. Even my nine year old grandson agree to this.
Everything is just right around the corner, you wait and see, we got him now....
I am tired, and want much overdue results.

It has been only 8 days, for gawd sake

I keep seeing, with greater frequency, why has Joe not fix it, yet Four years of a crap show, at many, many, many, levels, now pushback?

This is a cult that we are dealing with.

Yesterday, Friday, I was at my local and favorite watering hole, practicing social distancing as any reasonable place that serves alcohol in an inclosed space, can be.
On the wall behind the bar are six big screen TVs, fairly evenly spaced along the wall. The two rightmost TVs are showing a baseball game, National League, not much interest from me. But hey, its baseball.
This is when I notice the four gentlemen to my left, staring and making comment of what they were watching on the TV in front of them, which was Faux news showing the helicopter in front of the White House. The first fifteen minutes or so, I did not really pay any attention as we were talking baseball at our end.
That was until I heard one of the gentlemen on my left made comment that they turned on the navigation lights on the helicopter. This got my attention, as I noticed the posture of the four, completely transfixed to a live shot of a helicopter, for now close to a half hour.
Fortunately, this channel did not leave this shot until the helicopter lifted off, and the camera panned to follow it across the sky.
Washington D.C. is my home and I know that it is not a long flight, by helicopter, from the White House to Walter Reed. And sure enough, next shot of the helicopter approach and landing.
This is where it gets nuts. Helicopter lands, 45 walks out, cheers erupt like the Ravens scored a touchdown. Followed by a smattering of insults of Obama.
To see it up close is very surreal, to say the least. Never experienced anything close to this with either Bush or even Reagan. There is something horribly wrong going on that is not getting the attention as it properly should.

On this date, 22 October, 1962, a sobering thought.

It was on this date that President Kennedy announced that he was ordering a naval “quarantine” of Cuba to prevent Soviet ships from transporting any more offensive weapons to the island and explained that the United States would not tolerate the existence of the missile sites currently in place. The president made it clear that America would not stop short of military action to end what he called a “clandestine, reckless, and provocative threat to world peace.
Not enough people can fully grasp how serious this moment in time was and how close to the brink we really were, and the true danger that the Soviet Union possessed.
That time in history, set aside to today. It gives me pause to remember what president Kennedy did for our country, safety and security, as to what we have now.
From my Dad, speaking of that time, while preparing to separate from the USAF, SAC, saying that no one took what the President said as anything but deadly serious.
Looking at what we have now, just imagine should an event of even half the magnitude that needed such leadership and directive should occur. What would that outcome look like, now.

It's probably the third time I've heard this,

Speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi has a weekly news conference.
Why have I never seen this news conference, much less heard of any other mention of said news conference.
It is almost like there's a concerted effort that I don't find out about this.
What else do I not know about?

Saw something familiar on Meet the Press today

Did not catch the whole episode but, did catch something that I have noticed from Chuck Todd. It was When Rep Jackson Lee brought up the fact that the House of Representatives have sent legislation to the Senate, Chuck quickly shut her down.
I believe that it would be imperative to make it the point that the Democratic led House is passing legislation and that the republicon Senate is actively refusing to bring it up for a vote. I truly believe that this is a bigger story than the sideshow distractions of what this imbecil tweets and what are the republicon takes on the Democratic leadership.
I have seen this pivot from a real underlying issue in the last few election cycles and it appears to be happening still.

Watching MSNBC, Hardball

The criticism of the Democratic candidates for presidential run, is absolutely astounding! Considering the mealy mouth responses to Don the con and the rethuglican cult.

37 Years ago today

I left the Boy Scouts of America and voluntarily enlisted to join the United States Air Force, swore an oath to protect my country, from an enemy that was then called the "Evil Empire". I proudly served at Malmstrom AFB with the 341st Strategic Missile Wing as a Electro-mechanical technician to the Minute Man II Intercontinental Ballistic Missile System. I loaded targeting codes into the same. It was highly classified, so that I had no idea as to where each missile was targeted but, it would be a safe bet that it was somewhere in the then Soviet Union.
Today, I am awe struck to my core that there are some of my fellow citizenry willingly wish to embrace this enemy to my country and Democracy. From what I have seen on the television, and newspaper articles as of late of this notion that somehow Russia should be considered an ally is truly amazing in itself.
I am beginning to feel that we have already lost and the process to capitulate our standing in the world is now in full effect.
Notwithstanding that we have a dimwit for a leader and our government run by those who only ambition is to just stay in power, by any means necessary.

Happy 241st Birthday America!!!

hope that there will be a 242nd
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