Retired Railroad Engineer
Citing another of our (Brilliant !) fellow denizens of GC; “How sad it must be to be one of those cretinous MAGA hat wearing Trump supporters, believing that scientists, scholars, teachers, economists, and journalists have devoted their entire lives to deceiving you, while a corrupt reality TV star with a history of decades of fraud and documented lying (Trump) is your only beacon of truth and honesty.” – WOW !!!
Useful Idiot*s*… Every-publican seems to want to join that club !
The Centaur for Disease Control ?
Think of the Proctologist in the movie, “Cannonball Run”… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Irdr80Xp-aM
Well done, Clay…and very droll !
That’d be nice (?), but requires ‘regimentation’ of, at least MOST of the parties (Parties) involved – uniformity of purpose and method – hardly the Multi-Party conditions you seem to advocate, and certainly not amenable to the heterogeneous constituency of a Democracy.
ANY process, such as impeachment, would be dysfunctional, when the object of the process and his majority or controlling Party defies the Constitution and the Rule of Law in direct contravention of their Oaths of Office to seize extra-Constitutional power – no matter how many Parties are involved / allowed. The US political system does NOT MANDATE TWO PARTIES !, and, as shown in Lincoln’s Presidential Election of 1860 (FOUR Parties, four candidates – Lincoln WON with 40% of the popular vote and 180 of 303 votes in the EC), division in the populace resulted in the secession of the South and civil war. The UK has recently had its multi-party system hi-jacked by Boris Johnson and his cohort (perhaps with Russian “assistance”?) to effectively, if not factually, pull off a take-over (bloodless coup ?) similar to tRump and the Republi-cult…So ? We actually have more than 2 Parties – “Green” and “Libertarian” being the largest and recognized in all 50 states. For whatever reason, those two and multiple smaller state-recognized parties seem unable to gather sufficient support to field / elect candidates for National Office – and legislating or otherwise changing the situation is very unlikely to effect any difference to the present bilateral system. I’d love to see things operate more smoothly but that seems possible only in an Autocracy – One candidate and a “YES or NO” vote – NOT my cup of tea.
Pack a CAMERA…take a photo…you’ll still have ‘proof’ to share…and ya won’t have to do no ‘cuttin’ !
GMO frogs ?
“Equal” – yes ! Opportunity, not based on one’s ethnicity, faith, gender (or preference), age or “tribe”. “The same” – NO ! …and “exclusion” of others is not freedom, since you thereby damage others (and yourself) by not sharing efforts, benefits and ideas, especially if it includes employment, religion, rewards for effort and thought. Not everyone must be welcome in your home, but you cannot carry that privilege to your neighborhood, business, job or public space / activities. I’m sure, if you’re “rights” were infringed by anyone (or any significant group), or you were excluded from even a minor “freedom”, you’d be declaring loudly your rights in America, this “free country” and you “can do whatever you want” – though it’s OK for you to infringe on the wants, needs, rights of anyone you chose, to whatever degree, for whatever reason – NOT how it’s supposed to work in a Democratic republic…maybe OK in a theocratic autocracy, but (Hopefully) not the USA.