Summer is coming. Kids go badk to school in September. They should exercise their reading skills. Check out my books for middle grade readers 10 and up. The Kieran Adventure Series https://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B078NRYZL1/ref=dp_st_1520627459
Originally, I thought Rudy Guiliana was a criminal. Then his behavior dictated that he was demented. Now I’m sure he’s a demented criminal. I don’t know if I prefer to see him in jail or to flip on Trump and send him to jail. What a dilemma.
Notwithstanding David Brooks article in the NY Times 4-23-21, sane republicans (and there are many e.g. The Lincoln Project) should form another party. Actually they should have done it years ago when the tea party entered. If they do it, in one or two election cycles, the loonies would be marginilized and the new party would dominate. Trying to change it from within is a hopeless cause.
While the verdict in the Chauvin trial was justified. Let’s not get too overjoyed. First, it should never have happened. Chauvin had a long history of abuse. Police leadership could have saved Floyd and, yes, Chauvin by stopping him years ago.
And next, may I now ask WTF is wrong with police. The next day police in Columbus have to shoot a teen age black girl four times because she had a knife? Two trained officers can’t subdue a teenage girl without shooting her four times. It seems to me that the only way we will ever cure this chronic disease is to take guns away from the police. Then they would have to use their brains and proportional force. Years ago, police had a nightstick and knew how to use it. They almost never had to use a gun.
At first, I was excited that the Chauvin trial was going to be publicly aired. After over 2 weeks, I am wondering how the jury stays awake. The same monotonous details with slight variations between witnesses when it’s so apparent Floyd was murdered. Chauvin refused to get his knees off the body even after he was dead. He was on Floyd’s neck at least 3 minutes after he had no pulse. What else does one need to know?
This Chauvin trial is getting to me. Then another couple of racist incidents. How the fuck do we hire policemen(women)? How many cops who stop black men have to show that their manhood is bigger? Their unmitigated gall is unbelievable or is it just plain stupidity. In the middle of a major trial for murder of a black man by a cop, there are cops running around behaving like copy cats. Do they all want to wind up in jail?
Our political problem is not so-called tribalism, the desire to protect one’s own. The reason politicians fail these days and are despised is because their priorities are reversed. Their first and overwhelming priority is to keep their jobs at all costs. That drives everything. They will say and do anything as long as it allows them to keep their jobs. The next item on the list is to protect their party’s majority because that’s where the power resides. That implies the corruption of satisfying the desires of their money sources. And last and certainly least, most obviously at the bottom of the list, is obligation to country. If one understands this, our politics becomes very clear. The lack of spine is fear of losing one’s job, the country be damned. And Trump is the paragon of this.