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Be Prepared

If Donald Trump is elected President, and he could easily pull it off because the Clinton campaign is in total disarray and Johnson’s campaign just doesn’t have the steam, there will be a revolution in the streets of the United States that will make the February and October Russian Revolutions of 1917/1918 look like popping into a chalk pavement picture in Mary Poppins.

Don’t think so?  Look at what Anonymous has been able to pull off in recent years.  One would hope the american people would take to the streets prior to the damage being done, but that’s not going to happen in any significant numbers.

The people voting for Trump believe that America should be the international schoolyard bully.  That America has the right to go into any country, pillage their resources to maintain a slothful way of life and murder a few thousand people along the way – including our own sons and daughters.

I am certain there are a significant number of people voting for Trump ONLY because of Hillary (and Bill) Clinton’s shenanigans going all the way back to Whitewater.  I’m not pushing Hillary, god knows, but that will be a large block of people.

The people voting for Trump believe America can be made great again – what that really means is that they believe America can have the clock turned back to early 20th century white male dominance in all matters, and that women and minorities should be “put back into their place” as chattel.

The people voting for Trump have no qualms whatsoever about using nuclear arms.  Anywhere.  Against anyone.  Including the US or any allies (if we have any left after November).

Neither candidate carries anything close to the moral compass needed to be the head of state.

It is true that the moral consciousness of the world must recognize the importance of removing injustices and well-founded grievances; but at the same time it must be aroused to the cardinal necessity of honoring sanctity of treaties, of respecting the rights and liberties of others, and of putting an end to acts of international aggression. – FDR

FDR’s words speak to the need of ending terrorism, but they also speak to ANY nation who plays the aggressor. Our glass houses will not withstand much scrutiny.

Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men. – Confucius 

Haven’t seen much of any of those qualities in our candidates.

The battle has yet to begin.  The race to November is the preamble.

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what integrity was

R.I.P.  Pete Seeger at 94

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choose what you believe

now to be fair – I don’t know who “Not Frantz Fanon” is, what his/her/their agenda is or why hide behind the image of a revolutionary leader who died over 50 years ago.  If you are going to propagandize the right (who certainly deserve it in this case if these quotes are all accurate), at least have the balls to be up-front about who you are.

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passing icons

It has not been a good week (or so) for celebrity icons….

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ebert griffithsthatcher

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it’s lucy’s fault

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So, Peter Robbins, who at the age of 9 was the voice of Charlie Brown in all those TV specials including Christmas, is going to jail on 21 felony counts including stalking and making terroristic threats.

It’s Lucy’s fault.

Can you imagine the psychological trauma Charlie Brown suffered when Lucy repeatedly yanked the football away just before he kicked it?  And we don’t need to discuss the physical injury.  At a minimum there have to be two or three dislodged vertebrae, if not traumatic spinal damage.  I guess between the pain meds for his back issues, the years of frustration and teasing, not to mention the taunts of “Blockhead” and Lucy’s inability to catch a fly ball and unwillingness to give up her Joe Shlabotnick baseball card, the round-headed kid finally snapped.

I wonder who will feed Snoopy while he’s away?  (This is a very sardonic comment as Robbins reportedly has a dog named Snoopy)

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happy birthday

January 18, 1904

Mr. Class

and Fifty-Four and A Half too!

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it’s the most wonderful time of the year…

…which brings to mind the passing this week of Andy Williams who, for me, will always mean Christmas.  Aside from being one of the best vocalists of his age, he always exhibited a quiet,quirky sense of humor that made his variety and Christmas shows fun to watch.  His Christmas album is my second favorite holiday album and my most favorite traditional album (A Charlie Brown Xmas will always be my favorite). Mr. Williams certainly left an indelible mark on this world.  His voice and humor will be missed.

The title of this post, however, is in direct reference to the annual county library book sale, which always takes place at the end of September/beginning of October.  As many books as one can fit in a standard grocery store paper bag for one price.  The first week of the sale its $5 a bag, the next week $2 and the last week $1.  This was the $1 week and I was able to snag ten hardcovers and six paperbacks, although I felt a little guilty cramming so many books in a single bag so I gave them two dollars.  Big spender, I know.  I’m fairly certain I haven’t hit all the books I’ve hauled from previous years and my to-read shelf is overflowing as it is.  Maybe I should open my own library branch….

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