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Re: “Danehy

Allen,
I've stolen nothing, from anyone.
By working stiff, I mean white working stiffs, black working stiffs, any working stiff that is not part of the corporate 1% wealthy that are often paying less income tax dollars than the rest of us. The rest of us whites, and other 99 percenters. Corporations in this country are generally made up of whites. There are exceptions, but show me. It's not about skin color at all. It's about the power to earn a buck, and keep a good percentage of that dollar. Baby president has made it so corporations regardless of their dominant color, are going to pay less in taxes than working stiffs, regardless of their color.
What about the Republican rant over the previous 8 years of the deficit? You don't hear any Republican ranting about the deficit that this tax "plan" will bring. I don't believe the Republicans are the only cocksuckers in the lobby's pockets, the Democrats are equally repugnant.

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Posted by ronko on 12/07/2017 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Mindful Minimalism

Yes, Mr Gandy, politics has become viral, a bacteria, a cancer on our culture. Yet there is a need for some type of governance. We must look out for the underdog. Regulations are necessary for clean air and water, and other basic needs like homeland security, and something as basic as garbage pick up. What ever happened to the notion of term limits? Why do we let the lobby's influence dominate? Why do corporations get what they want when a working stiff, works harder if he/she has a job, for less? And his/her taxes are about to increase, while their salaries or hourly wages will not increase.
....A new system has to be investigated. This country is becoming a resort for the 1%, white elite.
I am dreaming, I know, but it's time to clean the slate, and start over so that the other 99% can get theirs.

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Posted by ronko on 12/07/2017 at 8:14 PM

Re: “Danehy

Yes, Mr Gandy, politics has become viral, a bacteria, a cancer on our culture. Yet there is a need for some type of governance. We must look out for the underdog. Regulations are necessary for clean air and water, and other basic needs like homeland security, and something as basic as garbage pick up. What ever happened to the notion of term limits? Why do we let the lobby's influence dominate? Why do corporations get what they want when a working stiff, works harder if he/she has a job, for less? And his/her taxes are about to increase, while their salaries or hourly wages will not increase.
....A new system has to be investigated. This country is becoming a resort for the 1%, white elite.
I am dreaming, I know, but it's time to clean the slate, and start over so that the other 99% can get theirs.

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Posted by ronko on 12/07/2017 at 6:44 PM

Re: “Danehy

Flake liked to have it both ways. In words and print, see his NY Times Opinion piece about his father's passing and the gentleman the family hired as a ranch hand, who eventually became part of the family. Touching story...Most likely this was an undocumented person. Flake almost seemed like he cared for the ranch hand. He seemed fair, intelligent, and sane in these current political times. But simply look at his voting record. He sides with our baby president over 90 percent of the time. Good riddance.
Also, although I am more liberal than most, good riddance to Al Franken. He screwed up...just like our baby president. Both need to be replaced by new blood who act on ethics, morals, and truth. Clean house and senate of liars, and greedy corporate !*#*suckers, whose only interest is lining their pockets with money. I don't even want to discuss Roy Moore, the pediphille who has the cojones to invoke the bible as rationale for his sins!

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Posted by ronko on 12/07/2017 at 12:07 PM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

This is a strong and very interesting and revealing piece of writing.
As revealing as it is, I am curious, but feel somewhat intrusive regarding Arthur's identity and privacy.
The story leaves me wanting more, but feeling somewhat embarrassed about my selfish curiosity.
Arthur seems like a sensitive man who by simply being himself, could teach us all something of significance and spirituality. He is comfortable in his own skin...how many of us can say the same?

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Posted by ronko on 11/16/2017 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Tucson Salvage

Good piece.

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Posted by ronko on 10/19/2017 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Can High School Athletes Take a Knee?

At my high school graduation in 1971 when the National Anthem played I remained seated in my chair along with a small number of my fellow students protesting the events in Viet Nam. I was soon to receive my draft card. Few took notice of my protest in a graduation class near 400, except of course for my parents. My father was a WW2 veteran and very unhappy with my stance/seated position to say the least. In later years he came to be of the same opinion regarding Viet Nam, Nixon, etc.
High School is a significant time when the young person is in transition to adulthood. Children are often smart, sensitive and honest as long as they are nurtured by love and not by fear. We could learn a lot from them if we only listen.

I love this country, always have and always will, even with the current woefully narcissistic and inept president who doesn't understand our history, or how government works. Combine that fact AND a dysfunctional congress and you have the worst possible scenario politically speaking. Our constitution both protects and encourages the right to speak freely with responsibility, the right to protest peacefully, and the right to criticize our government regardless of age, race, gender, sexual identity, or economic privilege. Our leaders are after all, working for us. All of us. Our taxes pay their salaries...sometimes with regret.

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Posted by ronko on 09/27/2017 at 8:15 AM

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