From Funk to Fight

Our friend Jeff has produced one heck of a good rant … he’s fighting mad and with good reason! It’s time for us all to jump into the fray and do what needs to be done to salvage what’s left of our country! Thanks, Jeff!

On The Fence Voters

I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately. It could be that the constant chaos surrounding the upcoming election is getting me down. Or, I’m suffering from political fatigue. I’m not quite sure. But over the weekend, as I was out and about in my small town here in Southwest Oregon, my ‘funk’ was instantly replaced with fight. As in, I promise to fight like hell to make sure that on November 3, 2020, our democracy survives its biggest domestic threat in generations.

So what was it that woke me from my slumbered state? A few weeks ago, I noticed a few signs around town announcing that there would be a ‘Freedom Rally’ on September 26. And sure enough, I witnessed what this so-called freedom rally was all about as soon as I got in the car and headed out to the main road.

Pickup trucks, cars, jeeps, and…

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12 thoughts on “From Funk to Fight

  1. It’s one thing to discuss, in respectful ways, political opinions about tax codes and reform, appropriation of funds, interpretations of the rule of law, best ways to protect the environment, best ways to handle a pandemic with honesty and access to the best research, best ways to handle immigration in a humane and logical way, how to keep us safe from foreign influence in our politics, how to ensure human rights for all of us, etc.

    But according to your view, we should also just “discuss” the morality of having young children separated from their parents and kept in cages, or forcing hysterectomies on young women of any race or circumstance ( I don’t think we want to be like Hitler and Mengelè), or the purposeful lying about the dangers of a virus than can kill tens of thousands and damage families for good, and I guess it’s ok in a reasonable discussion, to make sure the wealthiest get even more tax breaks, while the lower middle and poor classes suffer ever more, oh and while we’re at it, let’s just discuss the acceptability of poisoning our water supply and air we breath, and don’t forget healthcare, for after all, not everyone should have it, and maybe the desire of some religious extremists and white nationalists to kill people who are against their “very fine views” is worthy of just a discussion too.

    Get real..if you can’t call trump a dangerous fool and his base willfully ignorant (hint stupid) and just plain ridiculous ( have you seen pictures of these people at his rallies?), then perhaps becoming uninvolved and apathetic is your best bet.

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  2. Jill, I wrote this comment on Jeff’s post and will repeat it.

    Here is what I may say if asked. “Help me understand how a president can be aware of the risks and dangers of COVID-19, as he admitted to on tape to Bob Woodward, and confirmed it later, in early February and still invite his most loyal supporters to pep rallies, exposing them to these risks without telling them? And, he would tell these same loyal supporters that there is no risk and it is all a Democrat hoax, being said as late as 21 days after he admitted knowing such to Woodward. What kind of person does that? What kind of person still does that, after admitting such?”

    I truly want to know. I do have an answer, but his supporters won’t like me when I say the term. It is called a sociopath. Joe Biden is far from perfect and has made mistakes (as did Obama, Bushes, Clinton, Carter, Reagan, Nixon, LBJ, Kennedy, DDE and so on) but this incumbent is in a whole new world of dereliction in office. Donald Trump is the most corrupt and deceitful president in my lifetime, which includes all of the presidents noted above. Keith

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    • His bungling of the pandemic should be front and center, for he played Russian Roulette with our lives, but he continues to downplay it and much prefers other topics. Yes, he is a sociopath and worse, but shame on his loyal followers and his sycophants in this administration for feeding the mad dog.

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  3. If a republican or libertarian stooped to calling a biden supporter dipplorible, you’d be rightly enraged at such a personal attack so why do you agree with the same characterization of the people you ideaologically oppose?
    It’s posts like this that enrage me because it demonstrates the sad truth in our current society that it is no longer acceptable to simply disagree with someone and present a logical argument regarding why you feel the other person is wrong. Now it’s all about not understanding the other side, decidedly not being interested in logical debate, it’s all personal now and that is what is depplorible. No, hillary was wrong then and no one owes her an appology. If you agree with her sentiment, then perhaps it’s people like you who are the problem, at least in the arena of what used to be reasonable political discourse.
    I am exiting the arena because I am not that person.
    I may have strong feelings on matters and may disagree with people over politics but I wouldn’t ever refer to the president as a fool on a daily basis as some others have, call Joe’s supporters bafoons, idiots, etc.
    Now I may say that people say stupid things and they do but that doesn’t make them stupid overall.
    Oh by the way, I don’t know what is so radical about his supreme court nominee, she’s a woman, adopted imigrants, mentored one of the first blind lawyers, and worked with justice Scalia. That doesn’t sound radical to me.
    I probably won’t get an answer to the question but that’s okay, I don’t really have very high expectations of civil discourse anymore in our current political climate.
    I deeply regret the day I became involved with politics in our country to the extent that I have. If I could go back in time and change it all, I’d do it in an instant and my life probably would have ben better off for not being so involved with such a sorry state of affairs.


    • Scott, as an independent voter, I do not mind people being more conservative than me or more liberal than me on issues. I call myself financially conservative and socially progressive (i.e. – I don’t mind helping people climb ladders, but we need to show an ROI for our investment and make sure we find a way to pay for it). To your point, name calling, no matter who does it, is a poor substitute for debate. Hillary Clinton calling a portion of Trump fans deplorables was poor form.

      Yet, we have a president who uses name calling as a modus operandi and, rightfully so, is known as a very untruthful and bullying person. I also argue he is corrupt, as well, given his past practices and actions in the White House (firing, transferring Inspectors General, diplomats and staff who testified at risk under oath has gone unchecked by Congress).

      While Trump has done a couple of good things, I could list a number of policy concerns. Yet, what frustrates me most is his pitting Americans against each other, his daily lying and his lack of civil discourse dishonors the office he holds. No president before him has acted so poorly. This is a key reason the turnover rate is so high in the White House. And, the number of Republicans who are advocating for Biden should be telling. Setting all of that aside, what he has done with the pandemic is unforgiveable. With 4% of the global population, we have 21% of the global COVID-19 deaths. And, the number is growing.

      This is my two cents. It is not worth much, but we need someone who will at least try to unite us and that person is Joe Biden, in my view. I saw yesterday, he has Cindy McCain on his transition team should he win. That speaks volumes, at least to me. Keith

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