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Republicans care only about power.
Posted by Moral Compass | Fri Jul 26, 2019, 07:24 PM (0 replies)

Even the Supreme Court views the Constitution as just a piece of paper

As a country, we’re completely off the rails. The constitution mandates that Congress and only Congress has the power of the purse. It also is the only governmental body that can declare war. Well the whole thing about Congress declaring war went out the window decades ago.

But now money that was voted on to go to Defense spending is going to be re-purposed on the whim of the executive branch. That means the whole notion of constitutionality and following the constitution is affectively dead at this point.

The federal budget now is just a big slush fund that the executive branch can move around for whatever priorities they deem appropriate. We are no longer a republic governed by a set of rules.

We have slid into a dictatorship? Monarchy? I’m not sure what this is. But I don’t think that the country can be saved at this point.

I’m close enough to the finish line that I can sit here and hope that they won’t cancel Social Security or defund Medicare with an executive order. But my children are going to have to deal with this.

At some point this is going to get violent.
Posted by Moral Compass | Fri Jul 26, 2019, 06:52 PM (1 replies)

This one has been circulating for some time

Posted by Moral Compass | Fri Jul 26, 2019, 06:41 PM (1 replies)

A would be dictator

Trump crossed this line some time back. He’s said it before.

He believes that trying to hold him to account is treason because this shows that they are not personally loyal to him.

He craves the kind of power his idols have: Putin, Kim Il Jong, Bin Salman—even Duterte.

For these views alone he merits removal from office.
Posted by Moral Compass | Fri Jul 26, 2019, 10:03 AM (0 replies)


Great shot.
Posted by Moral Compass | Wed Jul 24, 2019, 11:12 AM (0 replies)

Also reared Catholic

I’m right there with Mr. Carlin—I explicitly left the church at 13.

Have not been back except for weddings and funerals. I, of course, didn’t take communion. I’m an apostate not a barbarian.

Posted by Moral Compass | Sat Jul 20, 2019, 03:15 PM (1 replies)


Every problem we have is caused by one thing—as this piece says—there are too damn many of us.

The world is several billion over its carrying capacity.
This means that deforestation, global warming, and general ecological destruction will continue.

The economic paradigm we operate under—an economy where unbridled consumption is not only encouraged, but is necessary to forestall economic collapse—is utterly unsustainable.

There will be war for what remains—as all beauty is despoiled and all morality is cast aside—while we fight in the ruins.
Posted by Moral Compass | Sat Jul 20, 2019, 02:02 PM (2 replies)

Nothing is free

Nothing is free. Just remember that. And don’t sign up for this crap.

I got nailed in the 90s for $800 worth of “free” golf clubs that of course were returnable until I read the fine print and realized that I had missed the return window.
Oh, and the clubs were complete shit. Didn’t know that any golf club could be that bad.

The people running the scam ended up getting charged in federal court and going to jail.

But I didn’t get my money back. No one did.

Since then I made a rule. If anything that is free requires me to input a credit card then it’s not free. And I don’t don't do it.

Of course, I’m drawn to this service or app or whatever it is...
Posted by Moral Compass | Wed Jul 17, 2019, 05:17 PM (0 replies)

Uh, your caps lock is on...

My post was in no way supporting Reagan. He was a good speaker. His speech writers, at times, put some nice words together.

I’m fully aware that most of the disaster we are living through is due to Reagan successfully putting a genial face on cruel and damaging policy that has led to where we are today.

Thus, the final line, “God curse his soul.”
Posted by Moral Compass | Tue Jul 16, 2019, 11:36 AM (0 replies)

Regarding the Reagan quote

I am constantly struck by how old Trump’s attitudes and ideas are...walls, tarriffs, Supply-side economics, misogyny, overt racism. Am I the only one that sees this?

Reagan got this one right. God curse his soul.
Posted by Moral Compass | Tue Jul 16, 2019, 10:46 AM (2 replies)
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