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Welcome to my site.  This is a general interest blog with a heavy slant toward political, social, and religious issues.  I am liberal, in the classical sense, raised in Alaska, living in Florida, trying to get by like everyone else.  I have strong opinions but am capable of changing them when presented with new facts or a better argument.  Please feel free to present either.

I will caution that if you have neither a compelling argument or competing facts, you will be ignored at best and savaged if I’m feeling irritable.  It might be helpful, before submitting any comment, to ask oneself if the argument you are about to proffer is of your own construct, or an attempt at repeating something one saw on television, or read in a magazine.  If the latter, perhaps a cooling off period would be warranted, before submission.  If the former, then by all means, please engage.  New ideas are always welcome, and these days seem to be in short supply.

I decided to embark upon this venture at the suggestion of family and friends, who have grown tired of my rants and tirades and offered that my opinions might be more welcome if directed at the Web–or in any case, some direction other than themselves.  This website is the result.

It is in an “under construction” state, but I will be adding to it regularly even as I continue to tweak the format and presentation.  Please bear with me if the look and feel should change, as I am not yet satisfied with the overall layout.  I probably never will be, but for the next few months the changes may be more frequent and significant.  After that, I expect it will simply be a matter of fine tuning.

If you are curious about the name of the site and it’s origin, please see this post.

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  1. I stumbled upon your piece on Lee Atwater and thought, Holy Political Dogmashit, this guy speaks my language! Never before have I seen the current state of the GOP summed up so succinctly as in your 2012 assessment. And the proof is that it could have been penned yesterday. Bullseye.

    My long suffering family and friends have been begging me to start a video blog and just shut the hell up about it all to them! And I just might. They don’t seem to give a damn about any of it! Want to collaborate? There is sooo much great material out there…

    Why I’m voting for Trump (ack, hrrrrumph, patewy uh, sorry. hairball) :

    I believe that Donald Trump will be the next POTUS. Which sounds ridiculous on it’s face. And i can’t wait. But rather than hold my nose, I vote gleefully. Personally, I think this is THE BEST election EVER!!!! I can’t wait to see what happens!

    I’m voting for Trump because America deserves it. ‘merica DESERVES to have an orange headed buffoon for a commander in chief. Every dumb, uneducated, uninformed Bubba in the country who selects a candidate based on a 15 second sound bite deserves what they get. It’s just too bad we all have to get it, too.

    But we all deserve it. We deserve it for remaining silent every time we overheard some idiot regurgitating the party line because we didn’t want to start an argument in line at the DMV.
    We deserve it for not calling and writing our representatives to call BS on whatever special interest lobby written bill was before them.
    We deserve it for not rioting in the streets when it was proven that the 2000 election was thrown.
    And we deserve it for thinking that somehow, this great nation would work it all out. That someone would come along and fix it.

    It’s called irrational optimism.

    I am voting for Trump because I believe he may bring about the political apocalypse that must occur if the GOP is to ever reformat itself into anything a rational voter might recognize and endorse. Call it the equivalent of voting to bring about the political End Times. The End of Days of the Republican party.

    And I have a fantasy…. that Trump is actually a lot more liberal than any of his supporters want to imagine. That he may be mouthing the platitudes he knows the duped and self branded conservative moron voters need to hear. And that once in office, the man may just possibly grow into the job. That the job may make the man. Maybe he will use the bully pulpit Obama seemed to shirk. Hey, it’s MY fantasy! I can have it if I want!

    And I cannot vote for Hillary. I just don’t like her. And I won’t vote for another four years of The Party of No. I won’t vote for a continuation of the political stalemate we have endured for eight years.

    So I vote to shove the pendulum a little farther hoping that it must break soon and swing back. When they have completely fucked up the whole country maybe, just maybe, people will wise up.

    I believe the cracks are already appearing.

    You probably have seen this. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it?

    “All propaganda must be popular and its intellectual level must be adjusted to the most limited intelligence among those it is addressed to. Consequently, the greater the mass it is intended to reach, the lower its purely intellectual level will have to be. But if, as in propaganda for sticking out a war, the aim is to influence a whole people, we must avoid excessive intellectual demands on our public, and too much caution cannot be extended in this direction.
    The more modest its intellectual ballast, the more exclusively it takes into consideration the emotions of the masses, the more effective it will be. And this is the best proof of the soundness or unsoundness of a propaganda campaign, and not success pleasing a few scholars or young aesthetes.”

    “The art of propaganda lies in understanding the emotional ideas of the great masses and finding, through a psychologically correct form, the way to the attention and thence to the heart of the broad masses. The fact that our bright boys do not understand this merely shows how mentally lazy and conceited they are.”

    “Once understood how necessary it is for propaganda in be adjusted to the broad mass, the following rule results:
    It is a mistake to make propaganda many-sided, like scientific instruction, for instance.”

    “The receptivity of the great masses is very limited, their intelligence is small, but their power of forgetting is enormous. In consequence of these facts, all effective propaganda must be limited to a very few points and must harp on these in slogans until the last member of the public understands what you want him to understand by your slogan. As soon as you sacrifice this slogan and try to be many-sided, the effect will piddle away, for the crowd can neither digest nor retain the material offered. In this way the result is weakened and in the end entirely cancelled out.”
    Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

    Thanks Lee Atwater!!! May your soul rot in the eternal flames of hell!

    Dan Gonzalez
    Sebastian, Fl.

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