Hope springs eternal

I have been a fan of the Chicago Cubs since 1950. I saw them play on TV at the age of nine and I decided to root for the losing team. They have been doing that ever since. I am not a fan of the five game playoff series. I remember all too well the year the Cubs led San Diego two games to none and managed to lose the next three. The Cubs have always had a problem with the St. Louis Cardinals. Now the Cubs are down one game to zero. St. Louis must only win 50% of the games remaining while the Cubs must win 75%. Hope does spring eternal. I have my fingers crossed, but I am prepared.

Trump speaks

Time to Get Tough, Making America #1 Again by Donald J. Trump published in 2011 by Regnery Publishing who specialize in right-wing books trashing the Obama administration. Trump’s arguments have not changed in four years; re-electing Barack Obama was going to be a disaster. It has not happened. I believe that electing Trump or any other Republican in 2016 would cause the disaster(s) he warns of. If you are interested in Trump’s specifics instead of his generalities, read this book. I read it even though I wasn’t interested and doubt that the GOP are insane enough to nominate him. But then, the GOP are full of surprises.

“This Is Why The Gun Nuts Win”: An Oregon Sheriff’s Nutty Conspiracy Theories Explains The GOP’s Impotence

Originally posted on mykeystrokes.com:

Mass shootings and gun-crazed conspiracy theorists: Our country is swimming in an abundance of both, so it was just a matter of time before the two collided, not on the shooter side of the equation but on the law enforcement side.

John Hanlin, the sheriff of Douglas County who has been in charge of the police response and investigation of Thursday’s shooting at Umpqua Community College, has fallen under media scrutiny because he’s left an eyebrow-raising trail of gun nuttery that shades into conspiracy theorist territory. His past behavior calls into question not just his own office’s ability to handle this case responsibly, but tells us a lot about why it’s so hard to even begin to have a reasonable conversation about guns in this country, much less move towards sensible policies to reduce gun violence.

Conservatives aren’t lying when they say they need guns to feel protected. But it’s increasingly clear that…

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