I understand the sentiment. Back in the 80’s the cat, the dog and I would sometimes find ourselves stuffed between the frame and the mattress of our waterbed because my wife liked to sleep with her feet against me to keep them warm. Man, I was so glad to see that fad go away. The waterbed, not my wife.
I worked the shrimp boats from NC to the Keys and into the north Gulf for my cousin as a kid and learned more about the importance of family and community there than anywhere else in my life. Close knit family intertwined with other families working hard together in both bountiful and lean times. I’ve carried that sentiment in my heart all my life. Thanks for sharing this toon Will.
That’s a good point. In talking to a good number of them for a research project I found that the vast majority didn’t know who to blame for their troubles, not realizing that both parties had a hand in helping American jobs go overseas. The failure of Clinton in this is that she didn’t speak directly to their problems or provide a plan for helping them. Trump on the other hand did speak directly to them providing rhetoric and a scapegoat (foreigners) and promising to bring home the jobs that they had lost (one of many lies). Unless someone comes along and sincerely addresses their grievances charismatic people like Trump will continue to push their anger buttons with lies and rhetoric and scapegoats to reap their votes.
I have hope that the US Supreme Court will be more generous of heart in considering the case being reviewed now where local governments out west want to legalize homelessness out of their cities. With homelessness and especially the working homeless is still rising fast we need to find alternatives to arresting those who can’t find shelter and are forced to sleep on the public sidewalks in front of full shelters or under overpasses. FDR’s work programs may have been deemed unconstitutional but they assisted many folks in getting back on their feet.
Considering the millions of $ the factory farms make from subsidies and other government handouts I would conjecture they’re some of the biggest welfare queens. Meanwhile the family farms continue to disappear or be absorbed into the factory system where deregulation is producing bigger and better food-born pathogens.
There’s a bunch of places reporting this. https://www.salon.com/2019/12/04/mitt-romney-and-lindsey-graham-say-ukraine-didnt-meddle-in-2016-election/
I don’t know, a secret ballot could make things interesting now that Graham has turned on tRump by walking back the Ukrainian tin-foil-hat theory.
You’re probably right, @Tempest, but I would pray for America that you are wrong.
I see that Graham has quit his job at the Kremlin and is now walking back the foil hat conspiracy theory on Ukraine. We got one Republican back now let’s keep trying to convince the rest of the NJ’s. Remember, learning to read is essential to good governance.