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  • Jorg Aadahl 8:08 am on May 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Science denied 

    Advances in science have no doubt contributed to a better world, and shown how important it is to rely on science to protect the Earth we all live on, for now and for future generations. Not only has science helped us understand better how things work, and why, but has also dispelled old superstitions and pretty much done away with imaginary fears and among other things pulled religion down to earth, so to speak.
    It is therefor puzzling why science deniers even have a voice in this matter! Those without a science background or an understanding of science, and who instead denounce it all, should not have a voice and should not be taken seriously. This is not a case where we all have a birthright to equal say! If you don’t understand it, keep quiet and listen to those who do.
    It is like a math illiterate who denies math because he doesn’t understand it and feels that he has a right to fight against its logical concepts and deny it’s power.
    Or someone knocking a ball game without understanding the rules and how it is played.
    Or, heaven forbid, like someone without a fiber of governmental background or understanding of how a society is supposed to work for all, is being put in charge of it, despite advertised plans to destroy it! That could never happen, could it? At least not in a society with intelligent voters who have some sense of what they are doing, – or what?

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 8:27 am on April 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Trumpy’s Fake Security Needs? 

    I can’t quite understand why Donald Trump needs such a heavy Secret Service detail, no matter where he choses to play.
    I thought VP Mike Pence was picked mainly as a life insurance?
    Same as VP Dan Quayle for Bush #1 and VP Dick Cheney for Bush #2, which worked quite well in both cases.
    Seems like Republican presidents are particularly good at picking scary VPs as their phantom body guards, so why the need for such costly security for Trump, – except perhaps for the thrill of being surrounded by SS?

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 1:24 pm on April 5, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    HANDS OFF! 

    That first-daughter Ivanka Trump now will be strategically positioned as an advisor next to her dad, may be a good thing.
    She’ll probably be able to make sure that his hands are kept off the nuclear button, –
    not to mention other tempting buttons, like those of the female variety!

    Latest additions under “Article-Links”:
    Trumpy’s fog machine
    Trumpy exposed
    Trumpy’s Chumps
    Trumpy, – a Russian puppet

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 1:37 pm on March 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    FEELING FOOLED, – YET? 

    Donald Trump’s support crowd is shrinking, raising the obvious question of how dumb they must feel for having been taken so thoroughly by a lying con artist like him, already flunking as a self-styled “negotiator” without a clue to governmental affairs.
    For the remaining faithful, what would it take for that sorry crowd to understand that they have been taken for fools? Would even more lying help them to see the light? Further exposure of his past business failures, his ungentlemanlike sexual assaults, his tax evasion, cheating of employees and contractors, his shallow religiosity and questionable family values? What will it take to wake up the rest of his supporters? Anything, or nothing? Are they so brain washed that anything and anyone labelled “conservative” or “Republican” automatically will get a stamp of unquestioned approval and nausiating admiration? Are they shielded from all info? Don’t they watch main stream TV or read the more fact-based newspapers? Any constructive thinking or books except a few selected to solidify outdated, asocial views?
    Will it make a difference if he makes himself more of a laughingstock around the world, making the rest of us look like idiots for letting such an incomptetent egomaniac into the highst and most important office of the world? What if he was exposed as the traitor it now looks like he has been, and still is, conspiring with foreign adversaries to undermine our own democracy? Will he need to surround himself with more incompetents set on destroying our most vital social functions before his remaining supporters begin to see the light?

    For a cross-section of articles exposing this unqualified and unfit occupant of the White House, please refer to “Article Links”, ranging from Trumpy the Liar to “Groper-in-Chief, from his insanity and twitter bugging to the Russian scandal.

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 7:43 am on March 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    “Investigate” Obama, – again! 

    Donald Trump now claims that President Obama had wire tapped him, expressing frustration because he can’t believe that none of the investigating agencies can find anything, despite an all-out effort.
    Perhaps Trumpy should engage the same investigating team he sent to Hawaii to expose Obama’s birth certificate “fraud”, to which he announced “You won’t believe what they are finding!”, – trumped up “findings” that were never disclosed.
    It may take another 5 years before he has to accept that there was nothing to the wire tapping either, – but at least it takes some attention away from his own shady activities,  – for a while.
    Who knows, – it may work again, especially among the shrinking masses of gullible still believing in him.

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 12:45 pm on March 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Trumpy’s Religious Hypocracy 

    It has been established beyond any shadow of doubt, that Donald Trump is a liar, an uninvited groper of women, a tax avoider, a mocker of war heroes and the handicapped, a hater of people with different skin color, religion and ethnicity, several times bankrupt and three times married, – so far. He has cheated employees, banks, investors, and students at his fake Trump “university”.
    In other words, the exact opposite of what Christians would consider a good, considerate, honest, morally upright, humble and decent citizen, respectful of family values and a promoter of good will. Especially the so-called evangelicals would be very strict and rather picky before they support someone running for office. One would think …
    Trump, however, knew better! He didn’t have to, nor did he bother to live up to the evangelical ideal in order to gather their support. All he had to do, was to wave a Bible and declare it a better book than even his own, – written by someone else! How modest, – and how shrewd! The evangelicals immediately flocked to Trumpy and supported him in the presidential election, big time. That’s all it took! Nothing he had done, nothing about his behavior, not even his blatant immorality, mattered anymore. Not even his sexual assaults mattered.
    All it took to fool the gullible, evangelical masses, was a Bible wave! And a Bible, of all things, – a collection of impossible made-up stories, created by ancient people trying to outdo each other with scary stories, – stories that would make any freethinking individual understand are made up. The only really scary part, is that those stories very likely changed the results of the election, giving the highest and most important office in the world to someone not only uniquely unqualified, but so dishonest that he would stoop low enough to use the old and tired bible-waving trick! That such a cheap trick still works in a modern society, is really very, very scary!
    So, among gullible Christians, Bible-waving trumps all behavior, – so to speak.

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 12:35 pm on March 4, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Trumpy a slow learner? 

    It took Donald Trump 5 years to understand that President Obama was born in the US and thus a citizen, – something both President Obama and most people had understood all along.
    It took Donald Trump until now to realize that health care is a complicated issue, – something both President Obama and most people have understood all along.
    How long will it take Donald Trump to understand that he is totally unfit for the Office of the US presidency, – something both President Obama and most people have understood all along?
    How long will it take for enough Republicans to understand that Donald Trump is a slow learner and totally unfit for the US Presidency, – not to mention being an embarrassment for the nation and someone who has already destroyed much of the good work done by former presidents of the Democratic persuasion? As if the last Republican president wasn’t enough to convince even the slower learners that Republican administrations have no future in a progressive country.

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 3:53 pm on February 28, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Trumpy’s dangerous rhetoric 

    With such a loose canon for President as Donald Trump, with threating rhetoric in every direction, lies, irrational behavior, and suggestion that nuclear weapons should be more wide spread and put to use, – we run a risk that another nation, like Russia, China, North Korea or Iran, would try to take us out with a preemptive strike.
    Like what we did to Iraq, – inspired by another lying loose canon.

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 3:28 pm on February 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Make America “blessed” again? 

    Donald Trump’s shallow and disingenuous “godliness” is as empty and false as the rest of him.
    Unfortunately, it works to sway gullible, low-info believers. Despite his wide reputation as a sexual assaulter, his cheating, lying and tax evasion, the evangelicals all of a sudden turned into blind Trump supporters when he waved the Bible and declared, with poorly covered modesty, that it was a book even better than his own, – which he hadn’t even written, and probably not read any more critically than the Bible.
    This is the core of the problem we’re faced with. If the most fanatic bible followers had even read that collection of made-up, mostly impossible stories, – and read it with an open mind, they certainly wouldn’t have held it up as a moral guide, and certainly not supported someone who would hold it up as such, when in fact it is the exact opposite! The “God” portrayed is a jealous, self-centered, blood thirsty, immoral maniac, – and obviously made up, just like most of what comes out of Trumpy’s foul mouth.
    Which leaves us wondering if Trump would have been able to eke out even a narrow “win” if mixing politics and religion had been outlawed, like the Founding Fathers obviously intended. So, why are we still so obsessed about religion that someone as uniquely unqualified as Donald Trump can get extra points by faking a “faith”, despite his rather immoral character, which he has even bragged about himself? And now we see what a sorry cabal of cabinet members he has selected, partly incompetent and unqualified, mostly inexperienced in governmental affairs, and many there to promote self-interests at the expense of what is considered common good in a more progressive society.
    The US Constitution, Article II, Section 1 does specify what happens if the President has to be removed. Are we getting there before Trump does more damage than he has managed to do in less than a month of anti-Government actions? His approval rating is dropping daily to new lows, setting presidential records and suggesting that his base of voters is eroding. Then again, if you listened to his election speeches, nothing should be much of a surprise, – even for those with an R stamped to the forehead.

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 10:21 am on February 9, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    The US Dis-education Compartment 

    The pre-college US educational system is already lagging badly behind other comparable Western countries.
    The election of someone as uniquely unqualified, religiously obsessed and anti-science motivated as wealthy socialite Betsy deVos to lead the Eductional Department, doesn’t point towards a much needed academic upgrade.
    Perhaps the opposite was intended? This could very well be a part of a Republican longer range planning to secure future voters among the more poorly educated, religiously indoctrinated, gullible and easily fooled.
    Just remember how Trumpy gained evangelical support by waving the Bible, – a horrible collection of made-up, scary, immoral, and impossible stories. That’s all it took! And it may work again, – unless voters get better, fact-based education.

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 4:21 pm on February 7, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Guest Post: Trump, – and why not? by Jeremy Mitchell/FB 

    “I listened as they called my President a Muslim.
    I listened as they called him and his family a pack of monkeys.
    I listened as they said he wasn’t born here.
    I watched as they blocked every single path to progress that they could.
    I saw the pictures of him as Hitler.
    I watched them shut down the government and hurt the entire nation twice.
    I watched them turn their backs on every opportunity to open worthwhile dialog.
    I watched them say that they would not even listen to any choice for Supreme Court no matter who the nominee was.
    I listened as they openly said that they will oppose him at every turn.
    I watched as they did just that.
    I listened.
    I watched.
    I paid attention.
    Now, I’m being called on to be tolerant.
    To move forward.
    To denounce protesters.
    To “Get over it.”
    To accept this…
    I will not.
    I will do my part to make sure this great American mistake becomes the
    embarrassing footnote of our history that it deserves to be.
    I will do this as quickly as possible every chance I get.
    I will do my part to limit the damage that this man can do to my country.
    I will watch his every move and point out every single mistake and misdeed in a loud and proud voice.
    I will let you know in a loud voice every time this man backs away from a
    promise he made to them. Them. The people who voted for him. The ones who sold their souls and prayed for him to win.
    I will do this so that they never forget.
    And they will hear me.
    They will see it in my eyes when I look at them.
    They will hear it in my voice when I talk to them.
    They will know that I know who they are.
    They will know that I know what they are.
    Do not call for my tolerance. I’ve tolerated all I can.
    Now it’s their turn to tolerate ridicule.
    Be aware, make no mistake about it, every single thing that goes wrong in
    our country from this day forward is now Trump’s fault just as much as they
    thought it was Obama’s.
    I find it unreasonable for them to expect from me what they were entirely
    unwilling to give.

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 9:38 am on January 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    The Trump’d up travel mess 

    It is difficult understand why we have this embarrassing Trump-caused travel mess all of a sudden!
    The first line of defense against airborne terrorists should be the visa process!
    If no visa, you won’t fly. And to get a visa, you have to prove that your background is clean, and that you have no adverse associations. You must account for what you intend to do here in the US and whom to visit, etc., especially for applicants from “trouble” nations. If it doesn’t check out, you won’t get a visa, and you won’t fly!

    If anything turns out fishy, the claimed contacts here in the US should be checked out. Thoroughly!
    Put the burden on the applicants to prove they are OK, and hold each country’s US Embassy responsible for verification and background checks before a visa is issued. Whatever time it takes, a month, 3 months, forever, – so be it.
    To visit the US is not a right for anyone, it is a privilege, and you have to prove you are a worthy visitor! The burden of proof should be on the would-be travelers, not on us!

    On the other hand, if you are a US citizen or holding a green card, you get back in without a hitch. A green card holder has already been found OK. If he/she commits a crime, the card and the holder go!

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 2:06 pm on January 26, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Trumpy’s voter fraud fantasy 

    Donald Trump now wants to investigate the voter fraud he claims made him lose the popular vote, while all previous studies have shown insignificant number of fraudulent votes cast, with no impact on the final results. With heavy fines and the risk of being deported, who would be dumb enough to cast an illegal vote? If that dumb, it is far more likely the illegal vote would be cast in favor of Trump!

    A much more important issue is Republican initiated voter suppression, which makes it harder for voters to
    exercise their constitutional rights. Here, a thorough, in-depth, independent and non-partisan investigation is called for, with results publicized no matter which way they go. How many were prevented from voting, and who would they have voted for if they had been able to cast their vote?
    Do such unsuccessful voters have a claim against their state for being denied their constitutional rights to cast a vote unobstructed, and without unnecessary hardship? Any reprisals due for those who set up such barriers?
    I am confident that the results of such an investigation will please the majority of voters, – and expose just another of Trump’s numerous lies!

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 3:23 pm on January 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Trump’s Backwards Cabinet 

    This is the embarrassing gallery of superstitious ignorami Donald J. Trump has picked for his cabinet:
    Carson: Evolution is from the Devil!
    DeVos: Put God in schools!
    LtGen Flynn: Christianity is at war with Islam!
    Perry: Fire? Pray for rain!
    Pompeo: Evil is all around us until the Rapture!
    Perdue: Drought? Pray for rain!
    Pruitt: Hand out bibles in schools!
    Sessions: Secular people can’t understand the truth!

    And those characters are supposed to “Make America Great Again”?
    Instead, they will set us back and “Make America Regret Again”, – not to mention making us the laughing stock of the developed world!
    As if we haven’t had enough of Republican administrations and the damage they cause! Haven’t we seen how backwards and outright dangerous they are? When will we learn? The Trump administration may even turn out to be worse than the one preceding President Obama’s progressive reign, which leaves a question of when we can expect to be back on track again to a better, safer and more equal society? Will we ever? Or, perhaps that train has left for good?

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 12:01 pm on January 8, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Trumpy lying, – or not? 

    All the talk about President-elect Donald Trumps lies, reminds me of George Costanza on the Jerry Seinfeld TV series: “A lie is not a lie if you believe it!”
    So, in all fairness, let’s give Trump the benefit of doubt: he may not lie, but only be so incredibly dumb and uneducated that he actually believes all the nonsense he comes up with, whether that is President Obama’s birth certificate, scores of Muslims cheering on 9/11, – or an avalanche of other nonsense he makes up.
    A glaring difference between Trump and his lying Republican predecessors, though, is that
    his lies have surfaced before his inauguration, while for example George W. Bush’ lies about WMDs in Iraq, and Nixon’s lies about not monkey-wrenching the Paris peace talks, only became painfully apparent too late, resulting in unnecessary loss of thousands of lives around the world. And, that’s no lie!
    Do we learn from history, – or do we need to have our noses rubbed into the mess now building up before we can smell what is coming? Not enough yet of the mess Republican administrations always make? How slowly do we learn? Then again, it took Donald Trump 5 years to understand what was abundantly clear to most of us, that President Obama was born in the US. Or, did he lie about that, too, just to score a cheap point among his intellectually challenged, racist followers? Makes you wonder, – which is something everybody should do!

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 8:42 am on January 3, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Putin outsmarting Trumpy? 

    President-elect Donald Trump keeps praising Putin for not retaliating against President Obama’s hacking actions against Russia, claiming “I always knew Putin was very smart”.
    All that means is that Putin has said something nice to tickle Trump’s fragile , ever-hungry ego, – traditionally the easiest way to fool fools.
    The more important question is whether Trump is smart enough to understand that Putin just takes his time before he reacts, – a reaction that is not likely to be in our favor.

    For more insights into Trumpy’s lies, bizarre behavior and disturbing lack of qualifications for the US Presidency, refer to “Article-Links”.

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 1:19 pm on December 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    The Final Solution 

    Dear Red States:
    We’re ticked off at your Neanderthal attitudes and politics and we’ve decided we’re leaving.
    We in New York intend to form our own country and we’re taking the other Blue States with us.
    In case you aren’t aware, that includes California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Minnesota,
    Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and the rest of the Northeast.

    We believe this split will be beneficial to the nation and especially to the people of the new country of The Enlightened States of America (E.S.A).
    To sum up briefly:
    You get Texas, Oklahoma and all the slave states. We get stem cell research and the best beaches.
    We get Andrew Cuomo and Elizabeth Warren. You get Bobby Jindal and Todd Akin.
    We get the Statue of Liberty. You get Opry-Land.
    We get Intel and Microsoft. You get WorldCom.
    We get Harvard. You get Oral Roberts University.
    We get 85 percent of America’s venture capital and entrepreneurs. You get Alabama.
    We get two-thirds of the tax revenue. You get to make the red states pay their fair share.
    Since our aggregate divorce rate is 22 percent lower than the Christian Coalition’s, we get a bunch of happy families. You get a bunch of single moms.

    With the Blue States in hand we will have firm control of 80% of the country’s fresh water,
    more than 90% of the pineapple and lettuce, 92% of the nation’s fresh fruit,
    95% of America’s quality wines (you can serve French wines at state dinners),
    90% of all cheese, 90 percent of the high tech industry, most of the US low sulfur coal,
    all living redwoods, sequoias and condors, all the Ivy and Seven Sister schools
    including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Cal Tech and MIT.

    With the Red States you will have to cope with 88% of all obese Americans and their projected health care costs, 92% of all US mosquitoes, nearly 100% of the tornadoes, 90% of the hurricanes, 99% of all Southern Baptists,
    virtually 100% of all televangelists, Rush Limbaugh, Bob Jones University, Clemson and the University of Georgia.

    We get Hollywood and Yosemite, thank you.
    38% of those in the Red states believe Jonah was actually swallowed by a whale, 62% believe life is sacred unless we’re discussing the death penalty or gun laws, 44% say that evolution is only a theory, 53% that Saddam was involved in 9/11 and 61% of you crazy bastards believe you are people with higher morals then we lefties.
    We’re taking the good weed too. You can have that crap they grow in Mexico.
    Sincerely,
    Citizen of the Enlightened States of America
    (JLG, Internet)
    Oh, by the way, – you can keep Trumpy, too, while the majority of us will elect the best qualified, best educated and informed, most even-tempered, least ego-maniacal, research- and science-oriented, secular president we can find.

     
  • Jorg Aadahl 1:33 pm on November 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Trumpocrazy coming our way? 

    While there are some clear differences between Republicans and Democrats at the core, we can argue about whether we have a democracy or a republic, or whether there is any difference at all. That the Founding Fathers wanted us as far away from the old European monarchies as possible, should be no ground for much argument.

    However, if Donald Trump really gets elected, despite efforts to redistribute electorates in some states with questionable results, we need a new term. What about “Trumpocrazy”?
    You won’t find it in dictionaries yet, but “Trump” is defined as “an advantage involving surprise”, “Trump up” means “fabricate or invent … accusations, excuses, etc.”, while “Trumpery” is defined as “worthless finery, delusive, shallow”.
    The latter part, “crazy” is defined as “insane or mad, foolish, extremely enthusiastic, unrestrained”.
    Therefore, the term “Trumpocrazy” is introduced if the uniquely unqualified Donald Trump
    should, heaven forbid, end up as our next President, – an unprecedented dent in our otherwise respectable
    political history.

     
    • Al Ward 3:27 pm on November 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Pretty clever. Do you have an idea as to how to get this creative term adopted? Perhaps just feed it to all of the Leftie media: newspapers, MSNBC, ABC, etc. Possibly it will end up in Webster’s and the Oxford English.
      As to Trump being unqualified….well, we’ll see.
      His clownish showman’s act got him to where he is. That was not by accident.
      Maybe as he adjusts to putting on his presidential hat, his showman’s hat will fall off.
      I certainly hope so, and time will tell.

      The Progressives will continue their outrage no matter what he does…that is a given.
      But he may wind up doing a good job of turning the nation away from its path toward progressive wishful daydreams…he isn’t stupid…and I wonder if the impulsiveness is just part of the showman’s act.

      • Jorg 4:00 pm on November 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        You may be right, – and I certainly hope you are! The alternative is very scary, and could be enormously costly, – for generations to come!

  • Jorg Aadahl 11:44 am on November 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Trumpy’s recount fear 

    Republican boisterous presidential candidate Donald Trump kept claiming that the election was rigged and that he wouldn’t accept the outcome, – unless he won.
    Now that it is over and it looks like he is the winner, he goes ballistic over the recount effort planned for the swing states with the most suspicious outcome.
    Sounds like he knew something, but wasn’t quite sure it would work, and now that it did, he’s afraid it will be exposed. That could be very embarrassing, of course.

     
    • Al Ward 5:14 pm on November 28, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      HRC conceded the election to Trump and in her speech graciously requested that everyone should keep an open mind regarding his presidency (what an accomplished actress she is).
      Now the truth of what HRC really thinks is shown by her letting her people go along and join with Jill Stein’s ridiculous recount circus.
      What this appears to be is just another Democrat fund raising effort. To find the truth, follow the money.

      How much better off Trump would be if he just ignored this recount silliness. It should be beneath him, unworthy of his attention.
      But being Trump, that doesn’t seem possible.

      • Jorg Aadahl 7:13 am on November 29, 2016 Permalink | Reply

        I agree completely with you re. your last part, – Trump just can’t help himself. So typical, too, to reverse himself, this time from ridiculing any recount effort, to turn around and claiming that millions of illegals voted against him! Like so much else from him: grabbed out of thin air.
        To be fair, Hillary Clinton graciously accepted the surprising outcome initially, but why not support a recount effort started by others when so many suspicious circumstances emerge? If it turns out that the initial results don’t change, fine. But if is found that the outcome should be different if irregularities are accounted for, why not? And especially in a case like the current situation, where a uniquely unqualified, self-centered egomaniac, a liar with a shameless history of personal behavior is about to assume the most important position in the world, – every possible effort should be employed to keep him out of a position that very possibly could turn out to be disastrous. We have just been through 8 years with another unqualified, unelected Republican president, who did so much damage that it took President Obama another 8 years to partially get us out of the ditch. Haven’t we learned yet?

    • Al Ward 11:58 am on November 30, 2016 Permalink | Reply

      Speaking of going into a ditch and not having learned anything, I see that today the progressive congressional nitwits re-elected Nancy Pelosi as leader of the minority party. If you look across the country you see Democrats in their weakest position in decades. Not just the US Congress, but also governorships and state assemblies. It appears that California’s Pelosi will continue to lead the Democrat charge to oblivion.
      Thank goodness that all that remains of HRC and her supporters is a floundering around of pinning pathetic hopes on recounts.
      Thanks to the election of the Great Showman, Trump, the SCOTUS is safe for a generation.

  • Jorg Aadahl 2:19 pm on November 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Flunking history 

    Haven’t we learned anything from the 2000 presidential election, when Al Gore with the most popular votes lost to George W. Bush, who “won” electoral votes due to a messy Florida count, and SCOTUS intervention.
    We have suffered through the results of that mistake, with predictable and preventable 9/11, unnecessary wars, unsettled Mid-East issues, and tanking of the economy, just to mention some of the misery that could have been avoided if the person with the most votes had won.

    And now we’re doing it again! Unless something sensible is done with the electoral votes on December 19, the candidate with the most popular votes will lose to a far less qualified, and very risky, candidate, who is already way down the path to making “America Hate Again”!
    With Internet, TV, radio and newspapers covering everything across the land, the electoral vote system has long since outlived its usefulness and recently only resulted in putting the lesser qualified candidate in the most important and powerful office of the world.
    Four years under Trump will only set us back further, while there is still work to be done to fix ‘W”s mistakes.
    Haven’t we learned anything?

     
    • Leo 4:59 pm on July 20, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      SCOTUS did not help out Bush during the Florida count. The federal courts attempted to intervene in attempt to help Gore and they were slapped down. They did not have the authority to get involved, but once again the corrupt activist judges on the left attempted to abuse their positions.

      Did you really just relate 9/11 to the election of Bush? Where did you get your history? CNN?

      Speaking of history you should really read the federalist papers and educate yourself on the Constitution. Perhaps you will stop crying about the EC once you understand our history and why we have it and why it is needed.

      • Jorg Aadahl 2:11 pm on July 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply

        How in the world can you get it so totally wrong? It was indeed the Supreme Court that intervened in 2000 and stopped the Florida re-counting that might have helped Al Gore, not the other way around! You are right claiming that the court shouldn’t have intervened, except they did so to help Bush, not Gore, who got the most primary votes, while the outdated Electoral system gave it to Bush, unfortunately. It looks like Republicans cannot win without the Electoral College, or without voter suppression. You may also recall that the conservative judge Sandra O’Connor was the fifth and deciding vote against Gore, but later regretted what she had done when she realized what a mess Bush had created, – a mess so severe that it took someone with President Obama’s capacity and insight to get us back on track again, – an accomplishment especially admirable when we consider how the Republican-infested Congress obstructed him every which way they could imagine.

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