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Never In My Life

Never in my life would I have thought that an American president would have called for the use of the US military against its own citizens. Even more implausible to me would have been the lack of outcry against such a statement. Yet here we are. We have a president who has called for the use of military force against the nation’s citizens engaged in a lawful demonstration against a perceived wrong. The very acts which led to the founding of this great nation and Donald Trump wants to take on the role of King George and use the country’s military to stop it.

Where is the public outrage? Have this president’s actions over the past three years become so outrageous that we have become so desensitized to his outlandish behavior? After his impeachment, Mitch McConnel and Lindsey Graham both insisted that the president had learned a lesson. Indeed, the lesson he learned is that no one will challenge his unlawful and unconstitutional actions. Now he is seeking to undermine public confidence in the electoral process and openly stating that he doesn’t believe he should be limited to two-terms. The ridiculous claim that he deserves a “do over” for the first term because Obama spied on his campaign is ludicrous. How old is he, five? Besides the fact that he wasn’t spied on by the “Obama campaign,” namely because there was no Obama campaign since Obama wasn’t running; this also isn’t Chutes and ladders.

Most concerning is the use in Russian state media of the term “asset” to describe president Trump. Whether Trump may actually working for Putin or some other aspect of the Russian Intelligence apparatus, it’s clear that they at least consider him a Russian asset. And so far from his actions and statements (or lack thereof) there does seem to be some credible evidence of that.

A 1972 Message Still Important Today



9-11-2020 - Saw this quote in the news from someone when asked why they won’t wear a mask. I think I know her. " I'm not afraid. The good Lord takes care of me. If I die, I die! We gotta get this country moving. What are we gonna do? Wear masks and stay inside for another year? Where will that get us? Let's just mail out more checks to everybody and let the country go bankrupt."

9-10-2020 - Okay Texas State, you win. This pace and course load is nuts.

9-3-2020 - Two weeks down and I’m overwhelmed. I’m not seeing the value in this. The American education system isn’t hardcore broke, but it has a lot of room for improvement.

8-23-2020 - Back to the daily grind. Looks like final semester no matter what happens.

8-20-2020 - My last few days of summer, very nearly my last day period. Work truck hauling a backhoe ran a stop sign and nearly ran me over. Fortunately, unlike most cyclist I don’t ride with my head up my backside and saw him approaching. I judged from his speed he wouldn’t stop, so I was able to avoid him.

8-16-2020 - Last week of my summer break before having to go back to the grind. Nervous about having to be back in the classroom this fall. We’ll see how long that lasts.

8-7-2020 - Well another three hours done. Managed to get out of that with an A so I’m happy. Not sure how the next semester will go.

8-5-2020 - So sorry to hear about the riders hurt during today’s finish of stage 1 of the tour of Poland.

8-2-2020 - Finals this week, then done until the Fall semester starts. Only a few things left to do on the house and then all the big stuff that needs to be done before listing will be finished.

7-26-2020 - I remember when Pat Kuhns introduced me to Nielson, loaning me the album “son of Schmielson.” Still a classic song.

7-25-2020 - Sitting here hoping fro more rain while trying to study for my next Enterprise IT & Business Intel exam on Monday.

7-19-2020 - Looks like I’ll have to put off finishing school once again. farewell.

7-14-2020 - Hot out today. Isn’t today Bastille Day? The day the French killed off all their educated people.

7-10-2020 - Enjoyed listening to some Tommy Shaw while out on the ride this morning.

7-4-2020 - Happy Independence Day. Can I still say that?

6-26-2020 - Coming up on my last week of summer break. At least the weather looks like it will be good for getting those last few rides in before I have to spend all day in the books.
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San Marcos, TX USA 78666