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"There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so." – William Shakespeare

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Corporate GREED is ruining America.

Posted on March 30, 2019

Or Stupidity, depending on your perspective.     Capitalist are a greedy bunch. All they care about is making a buck, sticking to the little guy, and buying $40 Million yachts so they can sail around the world tossing plastic bags into the Ocean to kill poor Sea Turtles. (because Rich People are also mean.) Lets face it, nobody likes Rich people. Well, unless you are a rich person, then you point at other rich people and tell everyone they are the greedy ones. But you? You are the nice sort of rich person. That other guy is mean. He hates Sea Turtles. About 99.9% of all rich people have dealing with Big Pharm, Big Oil, and Tobacco companies. You know, 401K plans. They…

Take away from the Mueller Report: Russian’s don’t collude.

Posted on March 24, 2019

  Right now, in News Rooms across the United States of America, there is not a long nail to be found. Chewed down to their hyponychium’s. (you know, fingertips.) All in anticipation of what will be in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. Mr. Mueller handed in the report on Friday, in typical Washington fashion, and now it is being examined and gone over with a fat black sharpie before it can be released this Sunday. (Maybe). Redacting for a living must suck. The report is the culmination of just shy of 2 years worth of investigations into whether the current President of the United States, Donald Trump, colluded with agents from the Russian government in order to win the 2016 Presidential Election. A dastardly…

Ending the Electoral College would spell doom for the Democratic Party.

Posted on March 20, 2019

  Seems the Electoral College is being naughty again. Making decisions for others, electing people who no one likes, just mucking up the whole system. Honestly? The Electoral College is just a pain in the butt. Kind of like singing the National Anthem. You know you should do it, hand over your heart, singing along, but the words? Um, kind of forget a few lines. So you just pretend you know them. Most people pretend they know the Electoral College. It is a group of devious political operatives that are hell-bent on tossing the Election to the other ‘guy’. We saw this in 2000 when Bush was elected by the College, and once again in 2016 when Trump was elected by the College. Just…

Belittling Anti-Vaxxers.

Posted on March 7, 2019

    Calling someone stupid is usually a conversation killer. Just doesn’t give you much wiggle room to continue talking. We all do it, in one form or another. Sometimes we are blunt. “Hey idiot! Put your blinker on next time!” ┬áIs a good conversation killer. It is unlikely the other driver is going to answer you verbally. You will probably get a profane hand gesture as a response. “Blinker please!” Is more polite, but you are still calling them an idiot for their mistake. However you may get a ‘Sorry’ or a contrite look with a polite wave. Admonishing others for their mistakes is almost a given nowadays. On Social Media, we love to do that. We dole out our 2 cents about…

Socialism will work…this time around.

Posted on March 6, 2019

  One thing you can say about Socialist, they are a tenacious bunch. Unlike other philosophical ideas that have come and gone, socialist just can’t leave the idea alone. They try it here, they try it there, and well, they just don’t give up. In the most basic understanding, socialism is a great idea. Look at it this way. People should have a place to live, ability to work, have equality and a voice among the classes. In fact, social classes need to disappear. Chucked into the garbage heap of Feudal Lords and Serfdom. Let’s face it, working in the fields all day long to make your local Baron rich? Not a great life. Few people would argue with socialistic ideas. We would all…

Why Your Opinion Matters.

Posted on March 5, 2019

    “…But thinking makes it so.”   If you’ve stumbled across this blog, welcome. This is my second blog I’ve started in the past 3 years of blogging here on WordPress. It took me a while to start this one, and it is a little different from my family friendly blog I begun with. This being my first post on The Opinant.   Opinant…what?   The word ‘Opinant’ comes from one William Thackeray. A novelist, and Satirist, he combined the words Opine and ant. In what some assume was a variant of the French word, which means someone who gives an opinion in a deliberation. The definition is “A person who opines or forms an opinion.” Meaning, a Opiner, in modern usage of…