Pedestrian Politics

The End of the Trump Presidency

As of Thursday, 8 June 2017, the Trump Presidency has reached a point where it has no allies. Well before this, Ryan and McConnell had alternately duped Trump into backing stupid ideas (Ryancare) by stroking his ego, or turned their backs on his agenda (taxes and infrastructure). Now they have the cover they need to […]

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Universal Welfare: Is Zuck Actually Evil?

Universal Welfare? Say It Ain’t So! My knee-jerk reaction to Zuckerburg’s speech was shock at the naivete on display.  Sure, he made a lot of money when he was too young for the responsibility.  But by now you would think he’d matured at least a little. But a talking head on FOX Business turned me […]

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How Worthless is a Harvard Education

For our first Whoopee Cushion Butt Salute I pulled this piece from commencement season 2017.  It is part one of two.  Enjoy! Lunacy at Harvard In his address at Cambridge, Mark Zuckerburg, (CEO Facebook) called for a universal wage.  He likened it to a “cushion” for people lesser than himself.  There are so many things […]

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Zuckerburg's Lunacy: Wake Up (part 1)

Mark Zuckerburg should stick to restricting the reach of peoples’ posts on Facebook.  It’s what he is good at. A long time ago I started talking about the price of apathy. I said that while it is understandable to want to throw your hands up in disgust or just roll with whatever the TV talking […]

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Saudi Arabia: Encouragement for the Credulous

Is this a NEW Saudi Arabia? Saudi Arabia pledges help fight Islamic extremism!  Yay!  Donald Trump announces $400 billion investment in Saudi Arabia and US! Yay! These are the big sell lines coming out of the State Department and the White House as the President makes his first big overseas tour. First, let me give […]

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Oh, Susan Rice! What Are We To Do With You?

Susan, Susan, Susan! Once again, the Obama Administration used Susan Rice and an official arm of the government as a political goon squad. Like the IRS, the Justice Department and the FBI earlier, Barrack Obama turned the NSA loose on the Trump campaign. And once again, as was the case with the myths Obama and […]

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The Four Morons Are Laughing At You!

Who Are The Four Morons? You would only know the answer to that if you are a regular reader here.  The Four Morons are the house and Senate leadership; Mitch McConnel, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and Paul Ryan.  Donald Trump has lately filled the roll of court jester, keeping the Morons entertained and happy. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ […]

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This Is What Being Chumps Feels Like (Apathy 2)

We are all being played for chumps.   Let me rephrase that.  Most of you are being played for chumps. Now, point at yourself and say, “Who, me?” Yes, you.  There is better than a 66% chance I am addressing a chump right now.  And you’re a chump because you suffer from the apathy I spoke […]

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The Price of Apathy – Part 1

Our Apathy Leads to a Beltway Circus We are seeing a repeat of all the same types of policies from the previous eight years playing out before our eyes. Some intentions are diametrically opposed to those of the previous administration. But the results will be the same or worse.  Apathy is to blame here.  This […]

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"Scumbags" is it?

Just a quick hit. I want my friends, Left and Right to consider this story.  Maxine Waters call Administration “Scumbags”. Consider how stupid this woman sounds.  Consider how she lowers the discussion into the gutter. When we argue in similar fashion, we sound just as bad. It’s one thing to use strong language.  But if […]

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Giving Trump’s First Week a Thumbs-Up…ish.

I have reason to be happy with the events of the Trump’s first week. Those reasons are important and I will get to those shortly. But I am by no means euphoric. I can say that I am encouraged by the Left’s sudden love of the Constitution. It has not been in evidence for thirty […]

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Obamacare: Repeal The Phony Healthcare System

While you’re here, grab my RSS—> See part one here. Why Not Go All The Way? In 2009, while medical costs were up and a recession was getting underway, the government saw another opportunity to do something they’d been dying to do since Truman; a complete takeover of the medical insurance industry. Here’s how the […]

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Pansy Rants vs Real Violence

Are These Pansy Rants Supposed To Be Helpful? I have a thousand chores to complete here. I have two posts I promised my friend, Kathleen. I am almost ready to launch my membership writers’ program. And the furniture business is not going to stand itself up. BUT…I saw this post on Facebook the other day […]

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Dumping Obamacare: This is not Rocket Science!

While you’re here, grab my RSS—> It’s Also Not Multiple Choice! There is one and only one condition under which the Republicans can save the medical insurance industry and protect citizens from Obamacare. It is the only way to create an economy of scale that will permit the average American citizen to afford coverage that […]

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The Convention of States Movement

Grab my RSS while you’re here —> The Convention of States Movement is now gaining real traction.  I find this exciting for a few reasons, which I’ll discuss below. What is the Convention of States? There is a process, championed by George Mason, inserted into the Constitution whereby citizens, can seek to directly make amendments.  […]

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Is Anyone Listening? It's Your 401K!

Don’t take my word for it. Watch your 401K. Update:  The Left’s predilection for Orwellian fantasy is almost stupefying.  The reasonable person is forced to step back and shake his head, almost as a cleansing activity before responding.  The myth, mentioned below, about the present market rally being a product of a healthy economy, created […]

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Beware the Ides of December and Your 401K. Merry Christmas!

Your First Dose of Christmas Cheer From Street Politics! For weeks, on social networks, we’ve been seeing people who don’t know any better celebrating the recent stock market rally. They and talking heads on TV, who should know better, have been calling this the Trump rally. Concurrently, Barry Obama has been saying the rally is […]

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Trump Snarks Media and Fumbles on Flag Burning

Dull-witted Snark as Political Argument Sometimes, an argument is presented so poorly, so devoid of maturity and reason that language fails the respondent. Such is the case with much of what people call “political discussions” on social media. Almost half our population is now witlessly enthralled with monosyllabic populism. And whether right or left, that […]

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College Loses Bid for University Status

The Office of the Secretary for Higher Education reviewed and rejected a bid by a national college organization to become a university. The bid is controversial since the Secretary’s office said they never even looked into the educational credentials of the college it was reviewing. “They’re just stupid,” said Melanie Feelings, a spokesperson for the […]

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Traumatized? You Have a 12-Step Program! :-P'''

There is little that Nick Kristof and I might agree on. In his latest piece, A 12-Step Program for Responding to President-Elect Trump, New York Times, Nov 17, 2016, he only makes one statement that I have always talked about and lately have been harping about. His Step 8 is encourages his readers to get […]

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