I have never understood why Republicans hated Obamacare/ACA so very much. It was a way for millions to get health coverage that didn’t have it from anywhere else. It was more affordable and if the states had cooperated, it would have been more affordable than many of the options. However, even though, it was basically a plan that had an impact on prior Republican efforts to amend the horrible situation with healthcare in this country, they rejected it.

That’s when many of the governors in red states decided to turn on their own voters. If Medicaid had been expanded as…

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Biden and the rest of the leaders of the free world have just concluded their meeting. Once again, we are reminded that Biden has opened up the United States as a vibrant part of the world stage. The last four years, under the previous benighted administration, we were basically the laughing shock of the world. Now, we have respect from the others in the conference and Biden played his correct role on the world stages, bringing us back to the Obama years’ levels of respect, and dare I saw love?!!

On the Pandemic level, Biden opened up…

Clothing is not something I usually evaluate our leaders on. I like what feels comfortable myself and don’t really care what the President or the First Lady, or anybody else for that matter, choices to wear. However, sometimes, it is just too obvious a comparison for me not to notice and comment upon it. However, the extreme difference in the type of messages sent out by the clothing, in this case, is just a minor reveal of the attitude held by the two administrations referenced.

The two administrations are, of course, the last administration and this one. Let’s first look…

This is my opinion, but as always, it is backed up by documentation of reasonable reliability from decent media that has a history of reporting on a factual basis. One might call it an informed opinion. What it is not based on are conspiracy theories and wild QANON-type insanity. What you will not find here is references to wild lizard people in a plot with half the planet, all a secret from most of us. (chuckle)

We, in this country, are dealing with a two-pronged threat to our once-great nation. We are facing increased hacking attempts from Russia, with the…

Saying that Biden may be the best is not meant to take away from Obama, who I will always remember as having been President when Marriage Equality became the law of the law. While that wonderful piece of human rights action was done by the Supreme Court rather than any direct action by Obama, it was his leadership that saw the tipping point come that allowed the Gay and Lesbian community to be awarded that bit of human dignity. …

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A day or so ago, there was an article by an online friend of mine about Biden and his new budget proposal. The total is 6 Trillion dollars and the friend commented that when he first heard it, he thought Biden had lost his mind. After all, 6 Trillion is an expectedly high figure. He went on to say, however, that this was a chance to return to how the government used to behave. You know, way back in 2007 when a President proposed a budget, congress debated and compromised and a budget was passed. Nobody was…

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Some will find this article uncomfortable, but it is my position. I consider myself a humanist in the sense that I believe all people deserve to live in peace. I abhor terrorists but the racism against Jews, Blacks, Islam followers, or whatever group is also abhorrent. Read and get what I am saying.

Let’s be very very clear, there is something called Anti-Semitism. It exists in the real world and has existed for many centuries. Holocaust was the end result of a hatred that had been widespread across Europe and America for years. Some places, like America, we're on the…

It must be said that I have NEVER supported the Republican Platform, being resolutely a Democrat both in party affiliation and in terms of moral conviction. However, at least at one time, the Republican Party actually had a platform, as wrongly as I thought it might be in terms of getting the cart before the horse on many issues. However, generally, they had an understandable platform. The platform was clear. It was a platform that obviously valued the rich, including corporations, over the average citizen. …

For four years, we had to tolerate screams from trump about Fake Media. Interestingly, it was always a media source that actually asked legitimate questions of him or call him on one of his multitudes of misstatements or downright lies. However, that leaves us with an interesting question. Is there a problem with “fake media”. My position is that yes, there very certainly is, but in most, if not every case, the fake media that exists is predominately pro-trump. They are the ones that sold the big lie that Biden actually lost the last election.

The problem is NOT the…

Ok, everybody may not see it the same way I do about the first part of this title. However, this is my take on this latest “disaster” and it is based on facts as detailed in the several links at the bottom of the article.

However, let’s start with vulture capitalism. Vulture capitalism is in essence the opposite of the real idea of industry and innovation. It is basically the deconstruction of a business. Investors swoop in and basically destroy the business as a whole and sell off its parts, doing away with any remaining viability of the original enterprise…

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