I get things wrong
sometimes--or most of the time.
They are currently playing Have Gun Will Travel on one of the five cable stations dedicated to old tv shows available to me.
From the age of 7 or so I came to wonder at how someone could go through life with the first name of 'Wire'.
As an adult, I thought that one of the stars of L&O was Christ North.
As a young adult, I thought that the Albino looking private detective on Perry Mason was gay. As it turned out he was not gay. But Raymond Burr was. hahahahAH
I grew up on the 50's and 60's knowing that 'The South' was responsible for all racism in this country.
I now believe that most Americans (white) are racist without regard to whether they reside in the North or the South.
Jim Crowe lives whether one is speaking about de jure or de facto.
Just take a look at how we fund education in this country. Property taxes supply most of the funding for education. So if one lives in a rich community, schools perform better. And if one lives in a poorer community, schools do not appear to be up to snuff. (Generally speaking, of course)
I used to think that Bush/Cheney were war criminals.
But looking at the track record of that administration, compared to other administrations, it appears that I might have been wrong in my assessment.
We 'lost' 38,000 soldiers during the Korean War.
We 'lost' 58,000 soldiers during the Vietnam catastrophe.
From the neo-con point of view, the loss of 5,000 lives during the first decade of this millennium was not that bad.
From my point of view, the cost of war in terms of American lives is way, way down.
Like Carlin used to say:
We are always at war and that is because
WE ARE SO FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOD AT IT.
The Obama Administration has preferred to use drones and bombers to 'protect' our interests.
And over the last 8 years or so Americans have lost fewer and fewer soldiers.
Of course, over the last 16 years foreign folks have died by the millions. And that includes children and so-called civilians.
I used to think that our nation could do no worse than under the Bush/Cheney Administration.
GW was stupid and incapable of oratory. He was merely a stooge for the rich and the military industrial complex.
HOW COULD THINGS EVER BE WORSE THAN THIS?
In three days we shall witness the installation of the worst man to ever sit at the helm of our government.
I have never witnessed anything like this during my entire lifetime.
The powers that be shall always attempt to protect the property of the rich and they shall always attempt to appease (as best they can through propaganda) the middle classes.
So Ryan will never agree with a President who wishes to provide proper medical care to all Americans.
It aint gonna happen.
Senate Repubs will never provide 20 billion bucks for the installation of a perfect wall to protect our borders and they will never ever appropriate another 50 billion bucks in order to inter 20 million 'illegals' into camps installed all over this nation.
ON THE OTHER HAND
Will Congress agree to enlarge the schism between rich and poor by removing the 'death tax'?
Would Congress agree to permit capitalists a free ride with regard to non-earned income from dividends and interest and capital gains?
Would Congress agree to further limiting the one group that has at its purpose the protection of the working class in this nation?
Would Congress agree to limiting the ability of the poor from voting?
I could be wrong.
But I believe that this current Congress could conspire with the new President to accomplish all these goals and much more!
You could of course disagree with a guy so stupid as to think that Richard Boone portrayed guy named
Now if we could just get Congressional repubs into some sort of rehab program: