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In celebration of the upcoming Veterans Day, we can celebrate knowing that our Attorney General, Matt Whitaker, served on a company’s advisory board that has been shut down and fined $26 million for scams including scamming a disabled veteran out of their life savings.

Fits right in with the Trump administration.

Apparently, he’s one of the “normals.”

AW
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Apparently, he’s one of the “normals.”

In life, we all meet a lot of people. Or at least, we should. Even introverts have a circle of people they trust, even if it's smaller than the extroverts who talk about how many friends they have and love spending time talking with at parties which leaves some of us exhausted at just the thought of it.

And these people cover the spectrum of life.... they're young, and old, middle aged, and white, black, Asian, and gay, straight, conservative, and liberal, fat, thin, blue collar, white collar or unemployed. They're parents, married or single... they're vegans or meat eaters, or heaven forbid... "lactose intolerant" or have issues with gluten. They're educated or uneducated, well traveled or not traveled at all, take vacations in their Airstreams or visit B&Bs in the wine country of Sonoma Valley, and, by god, things change, so let's just say it... there are even transexuals and a whole host of people who identify in ways that our grandmothers never dreamed of.

They're rednecks and city dwellers, recovering alcoholics and addicts, farmers and ironworkers, software engineers and even massage therapists.

All normal people.... all worth the effort to get to know.

But the people who are not nice, not worth getting to know.... are the tribal people who call themselves "Normal".... as if they are attempting to define their tiny slice of reality as the only one worth cheering about.

For contained within that designation of "Normal" is the implied damnation.... that if you are not a "Normal", if you are not a member of the Tribe... then you are a "communist" or a "socialist" or something else, but you are definitely "other", and certainly not "Normal".

(Just my stream of consciousness thought on a Friday night.)

PS.. to the "Normals"......

Someone posted the other evening that the Senate now represents areas of the country where nobody lives.

An exaggeration, to be sure..... because people and cows and lots of farmland and timberland and desert is represented by Red State Republicans. Small towns... and then farms.. and ranches... and federal-damned-desolate-stretches-of-land where nobody lives but cows and sheep graze... with lots of space between the lights that glow over the pole barns.

Beautiful land... drive north from Taos, or west from Amarillo, or east from Rawlins, or west from Minneapolis. Drive south from Abilene or north from Leoti Kansas and count the people. Yes, you are correct, you can count them on two hands......

They're all Red State lands..... with two Senators per state, even though the number of people in those areas pales in significance to urban areas.

Did you know that there are hundreds of counties in the mid-west and West that now contain fewer people than lived there a hundred years ago?

Did you know that those areas still contain the same representation in the Senate as they did "back then".

Wait a minute.... before you accuse me of attempting to subvert the Constitution....

Consider.....

I'm on the same page as you are if you are calling for a constitutional convention....

But I am intractably against you if you are attempting to impose on the rest of us, a definition of what is "Normal".

God bless,

Bill Z
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They're rednecks and city dwellers, recovering alcoholics and addicts, farmers and ironworkers, software engineers and even massage therapists.

All normal people.... all worth the effort to get to know.

But the people who are not nice, not worth getting to know.... are the tribal people who call themselves "Normal".... as if they are attempting to define their tiny slice of reality as the only one worth cheering about.


Bill Z: are you normal?

Clue to you: You’re not. Sounds like you’re getting ready to become a politician.
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Bill Z: are you normal?

Clue to you: You’re not. Sounds like you’re getting ready to become a politician.


Nope.

No politician here.

I spend my days with actual people. I accomplish things in the real world. I mow grass. I shovel snow. I cook food. I go to the store with my girlfriend.... You know, real world stuff.

What about you?
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(and if I don't go to work on a regular basis, it's because I did so for over 40 years and now receive pension and social security checks by virtue of paying into the system for half a century and the twerps who say I am sucking on anyone's teat can just go pound sand)
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Character assassination. We're shocked that you would go there.
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