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Vlad called and asked me if the blast was now going to be all birds all the time? He depends on the help of the Blast for making sense of the current goings on and all that.
It is a good question. Truth be told, I am sick of responding to the daily outrage, in fact I have pretty much lost the capacity for being further outraged. I want to say that I don't think we can sink much lower but of course there is a quick karmic penalty for saying that, things can always get worse and often do but tend to also eventually get better. In time.
Nationally I shudder at the double standard of the current majority party, well the party that owns all three branches of government and won the electoral vote anyway. Can you imagine how the dems would be pilloried for:
emoluments, self dealing, nepotism, phony attorney client privilege, obstruction, Logan Act violations, adding to the National debt and deficit, treason, supporting third world dictators, gutting the State Department, giving away National Monuments, phony executive privilege shenanigans, endorsing a pedophile, etc.?
I'm merely scratching the surface of course. I am tired about hearing about rookie mistakes, giving the President a pass because he is new at this, that sort of thing. He is a bomb thrower and the GOP has weaponized everything, from a tax bill tailor made to hurt Blue States to an economic advisor who freely admits that it was constructed as a Death to Democrats gambit.
You have to tip your hat to the GOP for their shameless hypocrisy, after kaiboshing Merrick Garland's Supreme Court nomination, they are appointing conservatives to life long positions at a record clip. And their policies are going to affect America for a long time, for better or for worse.
But you know how these things work; nothing lasts forever. The dems might even get a majority back one day. And I hope they remember vividly how they have been not only shut out but played by the majority. And how all of a sudden the rules didn't matter anymore.
I support Israel but I detest the current leader over there and think he and his compatriots have been quite duplicitous both in their settlement policies and once supposed acceptance of a two state scenario. I got into it with a pro Trump/Netanyahu Israeli last week. "Let them have Jordan," he says. That is not going to happen. I think you have to respect all of the people's connection to the soil there, including the many Palestinians whose families have lived there for centuries. Give them a contiguous West Bank state they can be proud of. Or fight forever.
Who gives a shit if the Capitol is in Jerusalem or not? It already physically is, why create a needless provocation? We got our asses kicked and the temples were destroyed long ago, not like god did us any favors or created a special real estate disposition. If he did it really didn't work out so good.
I have been getting some pretty nasty anonymous comments. And someone sent a weird anti semitic trope. Have to tell you, might do away with anonymous comments, tough people should have the courage to sign their name. This blog is becoming less fun.