I really miss Marco Rubio’s victory speeches.

Basically, do we hold onto the old economic-industrial model hoping that marijuana keeps it alive until the great shipping and logging revival?  Or do we look to new models and new ideas?

It’s an intense discussion made more intense last night.

The county’s kind of dying on the vine, but as a certain young political figure tried to point out a few years back (which led to another intense interaction at the same location as this one), certain elements of the marijuana industry has allied itself with certain elements of the old guard.  They have the power right now and they aren’t letting go anytime soon, so basically we’re waiting for a shipping/logging revival/marijuana miracle to come along.  Until then we argue about where to put the increasing number of homeless people and whine about the crime.

The alliance has had a lock on county politics since 2012.  Lot’s of campaign money flowing to keep them in place with the only possibility of raising money to counter it being the only donation sources (the Native Tribes) to be effectively regulated.  No serious opposition to the majority lock this election cycle, and probably not the next either.

So what are you waiting for?  Progressives aren’t in your way – lots of 4-1 votes in the GPU update, no need to compromise so no real effort that way.  You’ve got the reins.  You’ve had them for four years.  Fix the problems already!

Or you can stay mad and continue to throw tantrums.

Bob Froehlich, Julia Minton, and I will discuss intuitive and analytical thinking as they relate to critical thinking.  7:00 p.m. this evening.


To celebrate her placement on the 20 dollar bill. I should note that I wish Jackson was being removed altogether. While he did introduce the concept of universal suffrage (albeit limited to free men) his refusal to abide by the Supreme Court decision upholding treaties with Native Americans amounts to a bloodless military coup in my opinion. Unfortunately, he still gets to be on the back of the bill.

In the meantime we get to recognize one of the the most heroic figures in American history.  That’s pretty cool!

Addendum: Some of the best conservative responses to the change. By the way, did you know that she used guns? Some of the conservatives think you should know that – in case you missed the movie.

Only Germans could do this quite this way.

Found guilty on all counts.  I’m not going to comment except to say that I’m just sad.  There doesn’t seem to be any light in this.  It’s all dark.

TNT LogoChuck Rogers of KWPT will join me to discuss election politics on KHSU Thursday Night Talk tonight. Probably the main topic will be Bernie Sanders’s winning streak and whether it will be enough to overcome Hillary Clinton’s delegate lead. But we will cover other issues as well. 7:00 p.m. as always.

Spending a lot of time on the road, work and family related.

I will start up the posts again, but for right now let’s just call this an “open thread.” Knock yourselves out. For those of you without WordPress accounts, I will try to clear your posts ASAP, but I’m not going to be online as often as usual for the next month. Probably will pick up the posting pace in May.

For all my criticisms, I will miss this President’s class and composure.  I fear what might come next.

Bob Froehlic, Julia Minton, and I will discuss what goes into a voting decision for most people, particularly those who are not ideologically inclined.  We will discuss the psychology and sociology of the voting choice.  Without endorsing any particular candidate or ideological framework we will suggest and solicit critical thinking approaches to the decision making.  Thursday night at 7:00 on KMUD.


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