OK, it goes without saying that just about every American is sick and tired of this presidential campaign.
OK, we know that the constant barrage of ads can be unproductive. But if you do not run ads, you become the forgotten man. A candidate has to run ads as a sort of equalizer or survival matter.
Oh, it could have been so much worse. Imagine if the "new" Republican Party had won the White House. The Party of lies and distortions. The Party of "legal rape." The Party of "birthers." The Party of gay-bashing. The Party catering to Big Pharma, big insurance, and the horrible mixture of war and corporate wealth. The Party of special favors for the wealthy. The Party of Palin, Cheney, Bush, Rove, Dan Quayle, Beck, Linbaugh, Trump. Imagine what could have happened. Imagine the Tea Party holding even more control. Imagine anti-intellectualism being heralded. Imagine our foreign policy formulated by mythology and special favors. We were on the brink of this. Whew!
Now we are again faced with a Republican House of Representatives and a Democratic Senate.
After the recent election I thought we would be spared the long-long-long "expert" commentary and evaluation that had existed and come forth after each new poll. Pundits were closer to "puns" and even closer to 2/3 of a pun: pee uuu. It was disgusting and disturbing to listen to complicated analysis, and the exhibitions of self-styled important people so distort truth and even the most simple and obvious details.
Why were they so wrong about Romney? Why were they so wrong about Obama? It is really quite simple.
The fact that we are experiencing climate change/global warming is so obvious that only someone ill-informed, un-informed, or one holding onto a political agenda that will not allow for climate change to exist would deny it, even if the facts overwhelmingly prove it. You may bring up any subject, no matter how easily it can be proven, and you will find someone, someplace who will take a divergent viewpoint. However as sure as the sun rises in the east, we are experiencing multitude examples of climate change/global warming. Over 95% of scientists in this field agree...probably closer to 99%.
Please do not confuse climate change/global warming with occasional or temporary weather changes. Climate change refers to something far beyond that. We are referring to CLIMATE changes, not an abrupt weather change, or big snowstorm, or heavy rain, though any of those things can be indicative of climatic changes and global warming caused by human activity.
Without chest-punding or sermonizing, let's discuss some basic "religious" questions...
How much of the "original" Bible was changed by errors or opinions of transcribing monks and others?
There is one topic that will guaranty an argument in any group. No matter which side of the "debate" you are on, there will be assertive disagreement. That topic: the Israeli-Palestinian ongoing problem.
One can express what appears to be an honest, objective statement about the situation between Israeli Jews and Palestinian Moslems. Immediately someone will object to your statement, and do so very agressively.
After decades of being lied to and chiseled and deceived and endlessly accepting a Congress that has no intention of being honest and forthright with the American people, it is time to draw a line in the sand and DEMAND honesty and truth from Congress. The Congress of the U.S. has been a horrid den of liars and thieves. I am sick of it.
We should not have invaded Iraq. That set into motion a horrible set of circumstnaces that has drained the U.S. Treasury. Did entitlements do it? No, war and favors to greedy corporations did it.