Truthout Tuesday


An unfortunate fact of political debate is that one often feels compelled to state and restate what one thinks should be obvious, because a bunch of folks are apparently having success at pretending that something which seems obviously true is not true.

Right now, a bunch of people seem to be saying – and to all appearances, believing – that it doesn’t really matter for policy outcomes if Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton is elected president. The rough claim seems to be: Republicans are going to control the House anyway, if not the Senate, so a Democratic president won’t be able to do anything anyway.

Of course, people can’t be prevented from saying whatever they want. They can say that green is red and night is day. It’s a free country. But the same people who are saying it doesn’t matter for policy if Sanders or Clinton wins are not saying that green is red and night is day. So presumably, even if they themselves don’t believe what they are saying, they must believe that saying it will work, that they won’t be laughed out of the saloon, and therefore it must likely be the case that a bunch of folks could benefit from a quick civics refresher on the fact that it does indeed matter greatly who the Democratic president of the United States is.



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12 Responses to Truthout Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    Well that was weird. I posted this for today only it did not publish nor could I find any record of it pending.

    It’s here now however, so let us move on.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Slept late.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    Roast duck at the Hillside Cafe.


  4. Den says:

    The Miata gave me a check engine light again, this time an oxygen sensor malfunction of some sort. I checked the connector, twisted the flat pins a bit and voila, light gone.


    • Den says:

      Fingers crossed. X


    • º¿carol says:

      When I took our 2001 Camry for an oil change, the tech saw my “check engine” light on, asked me if I wanted it turned off. Well….ok? He brought out a little meter in his hand, hooked it up to something near the steering column, the gadget ran a check and the number the light was referring to had something to do with our exhaust. He said it had to do if you lived in California where you have to check your care for smog. He turned it off for me. He said it will eventually come back, but it hasn’t yet.

      Bob took the car in a couple years ago about that light. It was muffler then, too, but they said it was nothing. Maybe a tiny drip of oil? Not sure, the car doesn’t leave oil anywhere it’s parked. Another mystery to me.


  5. Den says:

    No lite to In-n-Out and beyond. I’m blaming the braniac that decided to use flat pin connectors vs round pin connectors, a 5 degree twist on the flat part makes a tighter connection in multiple pin connectors.


  6. David B. Benson says:

    Home after a trombone / euphonium concert.

    Nippy out.


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