A Forum

I would like this to be a forum for political and social thought. I would like to try to keep it civil. That can be difficult as people, myself included, usually feel strongly about these issues. I will try not to be insulting though insult is often in the eye of the beholder.

Maybe no one will ever read this but me, maybe it will just turn out to be my private journal. We'll see.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Would You Let Trump Remove Your Apendix?

  Governing is a profession, like medicine, dentistry, law, carpentry, plumbing and even business.  Each has its own unique set of skills and they are not interchangeable.  We certainly wouldn't want a novice to do surgery on us and we wouldn't want a builder to build our house just because he lives in one but knows nothing about how it was put together.
  Why, then, do some think that it is a good idea to have a novice run the greatest nation in the world?  A man who by all accounts is not even a very good business man.  Multiple bankruptcies does not give me much confidence in his abilities.  Multiple lawsuits against him in which he plays tricks, deletes emails and looses documents does not give me confidence in his honesty.
  Too be honest, Clinton was not my first choice for president.  She does, with out a doubt possess the skills needed for governing.  Any questions one might have as to her honesty are also true in spades where Trump is concerned. 
  We are not electing our new bff, we are choosing the person with the necessary skills to govern this great country and that person is Hillery Clinton.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Does It Matter?

  It has come to the point that it does not matter if Trump's accusers are telling the truth.  Don't get me wrong, I am not trying to minimize their experience of these women, if true (and I do believe them) it is an horrific experience and not to be taken lightly.
  A bigger issue has arisen,  and we have these women to thank.  They have stripped the facade from Trump and exposed the monster underneath.
  This is a man who is willing to incite insurrection, puts the very constitution at risk and stirred up the worst in his supporters.  The things that many of his supporters are saying are truly deplorable and rather than trying to damp down this rhetoric he feeds the flames.
  Donald Trump is inciting sedition and maybe treason, in any other nation he would be in jail but this is The United States of America and we have a right to say what we want, up to a point.  We do not have a right to sedition and were he not running for president he would probably be in jail.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Are Trump Voters Deplorable?

  Are Trump Voters Deplorable?  I don't know about most but I will tell you about one encounter I had.
   I was walking up the street to my home.  As I approached a neighbor's house which had a Trump yard sign a  woman who was unknown to me charged at me cheering for Trump.  That was a bit like running at a bull waving a red flag.  I know, I should have ignored her, kept on walking but I couldn't help myself and said what I thought of Trump.  We exchanged our views and as she walked away she said to my neighbor "she should be euthanized".  I think that counts as deplorable.

Friday, October 14, 2016

It is not ok!

  When I was in my late teens I took the bus to college. In those days I wore skirts to school. A man came and sat next to me, he ran his hands up my thigh. I was confused, I didn't know what to do. Eventually I got up and moved as far away as I could.
  I can't even bare to write about what happened in a movie theater when I was 8 or 9.
  Yes, I believe these women and yes, I understand why they didn't say anything. They were embarrassed and feared no one would believe them.
  To men who say this behavior is no big deal, just boys being boys, I tell you it is a big deal and IT IS NOT OK!
  To those women who are willing to shrug it off I ask, have you been so sheltered that it has never happened to you?  If it has and you are willing to ignore it then I think you may need to seek help, you may be in denial.
  To those who say "Clinton did it" I will say, Clinton never bragged about it, Trump has.  Whether either man is guilty has never been determined in a court of law, it is their word against that of the accusers.  What we do know is that on many occasions Trump has admitted to assaulting women and thinks it is ok.