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Goodheart

Goodheart's Journal
Goodheart's Journal
June 24, 2024

Why are Kagan, Sotomayor, and Jackson not calling out the other justices for delay?

They should be out in public... "it's not us, it's them."

Are they afraid of alienating their friends or something? THIS COUNTRY IS MORE IMPORTANT than their f**king happenstance friendships.

It would be an ethics violation, you say? When has this court ever operated by a code of ethics?

June 20, 2024

Big event in my life yesterday

I gave away my ironing board. Never again will I iron a shirt. I no longer care if my clothes are as wrinkled as my face.

June 15, 2024

Just remember this about these shit stain Supreme Court decisions rendered by shit people

Precedence means NOTHING. Every last one of these pieces of bullshit can be reversed if we gain both houses of Congress plus the presidency..... and EXPAND THE COURT.

The arguments against expanding the court grow more ludicrous with each crap decision.

June 13, 2024

The most remarkable American most people never heard of

Prior to the advent of motion pictures and radio he was seen and heard by more Americans than any other human being.

The fact that a man such as Robert Green Ingersoll once played a large part in the internal machinations of the Republican Party punctuates how far the party of Abraham Lincoln has fallen away from decency, intelligence, honesty, and reason.

It is inconceivable that today's Republican Party could ever countenance such a man, but among his many admirers were Frederick Douglass, Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Luther Burbank, Elizabeth Cady Stanton... and of course the Republicans he helped to elect.

But it wasn't his politics that made me a fan of Ingersoll so many years ago... it was his commentaries on Christianity and the Bible.... And SO damn quotable:

"In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous."

"Few rich men own their own property. The property owns them."

"Give to every human being every right you claim for yourself."

"In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments - there are consequences."

"It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living with the bones of the dead."

"An infinite God ought to be able to protect himself, without going in partnership with State Legislatures."

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May 24, 2024

Talk me out of a garbage disposal

Bought an older house that doesn't have the receptacle nor switch to hook up a disposal under the kitchen sink. Getting new countertops so this would be the time to rewire.... don't know if I really want to, though. Have always had a disposal in my previous houses... but will I really miss it?

May 20, 2024

These American Idol finalists don't suck

But they're soooo ordinary.

Aside from Adam Lambert just about everybody else in the history of this show has been ordinary. That's where I'm coming from.

April 29, 2024

The Mount Rushmore of American entertainers: who you got?

Biggest stars across all entertainment categories: singers, actors, athletes.


Here's mine:

Elvis Presley: not really a fan, but he's the clear number one. Americana through and through, even into the military.
Michael Jackson: he WOULD have been number one, except for his issues.
Lucille Ball: dominated television for sooooo long.
Muhammad Ali: Edited to add Ali, how could I forget the man? Bold, brash, but so loveable and talented.

And with that I can't decide on number 4.

Madonna?
Babe Ruth?
Stevie Wonder?
Michael Jordan?
John Wayne?
Clint Eastwood?
Meryl Streep?
Tom Hanks?
Robin Williams?

April 29, 2024

OOPS. WRONG BOARD. DELETE

Biggest stars across all entertainment categories: singers, actors, athletes.


Here's mine:

Elvis Presley: not really a fan, but he's the clear number one. Americana through and through, even into the military.
Michael Jackson: he WOULD have been number one, except for his issues.
Lucille Ball: dominated television for sooooo long.

And with that I can't decide on number 4.

Madonna?
Babe Ruth?
Stevie Wonder?
Michael Jordan?
John Wayne?
Clint Eastwood?
Meryl Streep?
Tom Hanks?
Robin Williams?




April 26, 2024

Almost certainly this rancid Supreme Court will remand this J6 case back to the district court

in order for that court to rule EXPLICITLY that the charges against trump constitute "private acts"... i.e. those exact words must appear in the charges, and probably each single one of the charges must state explicitly that this particular offense was a "private act".

And then, when found guilty on each of the "private acts" trump will most certainly appeal, arguing that they did not constitute "private acts" according to the decision of this Supreme Court. The appellate court will, of course, affirm the district court, at which point trump will take this case back to this Supreme Court, who will of course corruptly accept the case, for more rulings on which of the convicted offense were actually "private acts".

That is only, of course, if each of those steps along the way precedes a re-elected trump, because his first "official act" will be to direct the DOJ to drop all charges against him.

Now, I'm sure I haven't said anything there that hasn't been said by many others in so many words... I just wanted it to be spelled out clearly for anybody who might be confused. Or for anybody who believes this Supreme Court will decide that a president has blanket immunity. They won't do that.

The entire arrangement is absurd, rancid, and corrupt. It's Kafka-esque.



April 11, 2024

Elton John's 10 best songs

1- The Last Song: the saddest and the most uplifting thing I've ever heard. Bernie's lyrics are often overrated but on this one are pure genius. And, as always, Elton's tune is perfectly crafted around them. No bit of music has ever made me cry as much as this one.

2- Tiny Dancer: there's something a bit incongruous about a British voice singing to an L.A. Lady, but oh how it feels so real.

3- Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters: the lyrics about New York rival the pathos of Simon & Garfunkel's much better known "The Boxer" but this melody is sublime.

4- Empty Garden: I lean toward his sadder tunes.

5- Sacrifice: Keeping with my previously stated preference, I guess. This is a complex song about relationship complexities. Brilliant stuff.

6- Someone Saved My Life Tonight: Ditto.

7- Levon: Just beginning to realize I'll be leaving so many great tunes out of a Top Ten list.

8- Something About the Way You Look Tonight: takes my breath away

9- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: this one is a bit personal, about disillusionment and all that.

10- all the rest




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