1️⃣0️⃣3️⃣ words is not enough to flesh all this out and examine it at many different angles. So this story might take a few days “to parce through.” The facts of the case are not in dispute. What is in dispute is the context of what he did.
Kyle Rittenhouse, a seventeen year young child brought an AR-15 to a Black Lives Matter rally. Did he fire his weapon in self-defense? Was he a murderer?
Rittenhouse probably did feel threatened. We also could say he murdered two innocent people and severely wounded a third. Two things can be true at the same time.
One of the reasons why I made a self-imposed limit to the word length of each post was to test my resolve. I wanted to prove to myself that I could limit my postings to a specific number, and “go no further.” I have a tendency to write more than is absolutely neccessary, writing inordinately long posts. So keeping my blog to a set number of words, I have to be mindful of how many words to write for specific blog post. I look forward to a bright future where I can write and not be concerned about running out of words.
After 1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ days where am I going to take my blog? Should I continue to share my views on what’s going on in Washington, and possibly elsewhere in the world? Or should I take my blog in a “new” direction, writing more personally about me. What makes me tick? Who am I, and what types of experiences shaped my world view? How did I get my ideas, and what personal ideas do I have? This blog grows one word per day. So in the future I will have more room in my posts to elaborate my ideas more fully and completely.
I want to thank all of my loyal “followers” an “readers.” I can’t list you all by name, lest I miss one or two people. At least I can not list you now, as I “only” have one hundred words in my blog post. But, rest assured, I will start “naming” my followers and “friends” as soon as I, let’s say, get to the “1️⃣5️⃣0️⃣ word” mark. 150 words may be the “sweet spot,” where I can actually make a point or two, and still have “words left over” to add a link or recommendation. Thanks for reading.
I am finally getting comfortable with the “word length” of my postings. This is “Day 9️⃣9️⃣” of my “grand experiment in the ‘science and the art’ of blogging.” But seriously, there is no “science” involved with any of this. All I really do is “pick up my phone and start typing,” and see what I end up writing about.
It’s that simple. No grand plan here. No vision of an “extra-worldly reality.” No grand designs of “The Great American Novel.” I wish I had an imagination that worked that way. Maybe some day I will get such an inspiration.
ABC’s Jonathan Karl asked Donald Trump his thoughts about the January 6th rioters who broke into the United States Capitol, in an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election, engaging in “hand to hand combat,” causing over one hundred injuries and five deaths, repeatedly chanted “Hang (US Vice President) Mike Pence.”
Trump responded, saying: “The people were very angry. It’s common sense Jon. The people were very angry… If you know the vote is fraudulent. How can you pass on a fraudulent vote to congress?”
Trump showed no empathy to anyone who died or got injured.
“He is a caring young man.” “He just wants to help people.”
If I see a person on the street toting an AR-15 around his body the first thing I would think is: “This dude is a warm, kind, caring individual. He’s here to help me. I just want to be his FRIEND. That AR-15 ? That’s just an image of LOVE, PEACE, and UNDERSTANDING.”
As a matter of fact, I’m gonna go to the store today, so I can get get an AR-15 rifle myself. Plenty of full metal ammo too. I want to SHOW THE LOVE❗❤❤❤
Arizona United States Congressman Paul Gosar published an animated cartoon portraying the killing of New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and assaulting United States President Joseph Biden.
While all Democratic representatives voted for a motion to censure Congressman Gosar, only two Republican representatives, Wyoming Congresswoman Lynn Cheney, and Illinois Congressman Adam Kinzinger voted to censure Representative Gosar. A censure is the most severe rebuke of a member of the House of Representatives, short of expulsion.
Violence could lead to real violence in the real world. Mr. Gosar needs to learn that this behavior is FLAT OUT WRONG❗❗❗
Trump’s “on again/off again” political consultant appeared before a judge for ignoring a congressional subpoena and multiple warnings from the US Department of justice. All he had to do is “SHOW UP AND TESTIFY ” in front of a congressional committee about his involvement prior to the January 6th riots and the “storming of the United States Capitol.”
Bannon was one of the cheerleaders for the Capitol stormers. But he is scared to testify in front of a congressional committee to detail the events that led up to the violence that took place on January 6th.
I was thinking about Trump’s bankruptcies of his casinos in Atlantic City, and what would I do differently that the former president to make a successful run at a few casinos in AC.
I would have a “very high stakes casino,” and then put a hotel with no gambling at all, to cater to the “family crowd.” The hotel with no gambling would have all the amenities for families including child and day care, and transportation to “family friendly” venues such as zoos, museums, and playgrounds. The high stakes casino would be more expensive.