Sunday, November 20, 2022

Shooting in Colorado Gay Bar


There was a mass shooting last night in Colorado Springs, CO At this time five are confirmed dead and over 18 injured, but those numbers can go up. 

It's just sad that these events continue to take place. This targeted a particular group, but we see these in schools, malls and grocery stores where the people being killed or injured are just going about their lives. Gun violence is an ongoing issue, but sadly the incoming GOP House will do nothing about it. This is on the voters who continue to vote against their own interests just to anger the Libs. This is on you, so don't bother with the thoughts & prayers. 

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Marjorie Taylor Greene STALKS and HARASSES Ukrainian Soldiers Through Ha...

We get the government we deserve and apparently, her constituents believe her to be the best they can get. 

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Ultra, the Rachel Maddow podcast

 Listening to Ultra, the new Rachel Maddow podcast. Covers the right-wing/pro-Hitler movement in America in the late '30s and early '40s. It has the same targets that many of the MAGAites and the current GOP use to split the country.

Called the America First movement, it's all too familiar, including arming their supporters and planning an insurrection. Chapter 5 examines how certain folks in Congress call for investigations, not against the movement, but against the Justice Dept. to investigate them. We can see the playbook. 

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Quick comments about the election yesterday (11/8/22)

 Not going into everything from the election, since there are still votes being counted in a number of races. Two good things are that the Red Wave certainly didn't occur and Abortion Rights were given a boost in statewide voting. Another proof that the GOP is out of touch with the majority of America.

I'll have updates on all this later this week, as things become more apparent. 

Monday, November 07, 2022

All Quiet on the MSNBC Front

 It was sprinlling earlier, but it's just overcast right now. The rain is supposed to pick up tonight and continue tomorrow.

Figured now was the best time to do some shopping, so I'll be set for the next few days. No way do I want to go out tomorrow, not only because of the weather, but you never know what sort of craziness might begin anywhere near a polling place. Already reports of some of the outdoor ballot boxes having signs placed on them saying that early voting was over. Wonder who would be doing that?

Keith Olbermann spent some time naming names and pointing fingers at various MSNBC hosts that have decided that their contracts are more important than speaking out about the firing of Tiffany Cross by the company. Apparently, Tucker Carlson was upset by things she said about him and Fox contacted the execs at NBC. We know how brave they can be. Sad, that the "progressive" hosts can't stand up for one of their own. Only Joy Reed took a few minutes to talk about the situation, and she's the newest of the Prime Time hosts. 

Violent GOP

Sunday, November 06, 2022

I shouldn't be allowed near computers

 About a month ago I got a new modem for my computer and this caused the Google Chromecast, given me by The Girls when they updated, to start having issues I couldn't seem to fix. I broke down and purchased a new one with a trial of Google TV.

For some reason, this started isssues with my computer. I'm one of those folks knows just enough about computers and software to be dangerous. I caused my toolbar to disappear and the screen to have a black bar across the top. I would sometimes have to minimize my screen to be able to scroll down enough to perform some task.

When I finally got the toolbar back in place everything I had put there had disppeared. I decided that I had to finally admit defeat and was going to call Geek Squad. This was where I was when I left for my cruise.

I had signed out and turned off my computer, as I always do when I go away for more than a day or two. When I came back there were some updates that needed to be installed. When the computer had rebooted I found that all my previous issues had been corrected. I have a full screen and the items on the old toolbar reappeared.

I have no clue and I'm not going to question it. Guessing that I had done something and the update went back to older settings. From now on I'm just going to call Best Buy and let their folks handle it. 

Friday, November 04, 2022

I am one of little faith

 As a progressive and an atheist, I have to admit that I have little confidence that the election next week will be good for either of my philosophies. I see the Trumpist/Evangelical politicians taking the House and even more state & local seats, leaving the majority of Americans looking at the possibility of  democracy's end. 

Even should the Dems maintain the Senate, the House and state legislators will do their best to rid Americans of every freedom, except those in the Second Amendment, which they have already twisted.  I think the surprise for those who praise guns over humanity is going to be when the Right decides that their base might have too many guns after all and turn on them before it's the other way around. It will start with limits on any guns held by non-white/non-Christians and move on from there. 

The imaginary separation of Church & State will become even more of a joke and the "religious right" will have even more non-taxable privileges given to them.

By the way, as some of you already know I've dropped my Twitter account and as much as I enjoy Facebook, I do know that folks there would rather not have me political and anti-religious ranting thrown at them. Going to keep the loudest ranting here.