The Opinant

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Posts tagged “Current Events

That Pesky 2nd Amendment.

Posted on August 15, 2019

Have you noticed that much of the talk on gun violence in America centers around the 2nd Amendment? That if we just tweak it a bit, or maybe scrap it altogether the violence would just go away? I mean, for Pete’s Sake we already have the means of a well regulated Militia. We call them the National Guard. Having 25 assault rifles and 10,000 rounds of ammo in your basement isn’t necessary, is it?  Zombies are not real folks, you don’t need all those guns.   What exactly were the Founders thinking when they proposed such an Amendment?    Exactly the question that needs to be answered.   Historical context is the one thing Americans really suck at. Rarely do we look back at…

Tips for being a Modern Day Racist.

Posted on July 14, 2019

    1.) Everyone is a racist. They just haven’t accepted it yet. 2.) When you find you are losing the argument, call them a racists, they will settle down and leave the argument. You can claim victory over the racist jerk. 3.) All people that fall on the Right Hand of the above scale are inherently racists. They really can’t help it you know. It’s a genetic disorder that will most likely never be fixed. 4.) All people that fall on the Left Hand of the above scale can not be racist. They have the opposite genetic disorder. And yeah, it will most likely never be fixed. 5.) Political viewpoint is a determining factor in racism. 6.) When in doubt, call the other…

Donald Trump…the guy at the end of the bar.

Posted on May 28, 2019

  Donny sits at the end of the bar. I’ve seen Donny around for years, usually sipping on his soft drink, maybe ordering a burger, Donny always has something to say. It’s best to ignore Donny, but he rarely ignores you. Some people like to argue with him, but those poor fools, well, Donny tends to get the better of them. “Yeah, hey Don, what do you know about politics? Huh? You’re just a real estate guy!” One patron will chuckle at him. Donny bobs his head, finishes his bite of his burger and calmly says. “You ever put up a garage at your house? Remember all the red tape you went though? Try putting up a hundred million dollar building in NYC, then…

We need to impeach President Trump right now!…like today, maybe tomorrow.

Posted on May 22, 2019

  We are wasting precious time here. President Trump must be impeached as soon as possible. If we don’t? We will never have enough time to see Mike Pence give the most boring speech telling us he is ascending to the Presidency with a Heavy Heart.   And that is just sad.   We really need to hear that speech. Then, we need now President Pence, to run for President in 2020 and just get his butt whooped. I am rubbing my hands in anticipation awaiting Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s announcement they are moving forward on Articles of Impeachment. If this occurs, do you think Hillary Clinton will announce her candidacy? We can only hope. Of course there is a slight problem…

Why the New Abortion Laws don’t bother the Sea Turtles.

Posted on May 16, 2019

  Normally, I tend to avoid discussions on abortion. Just bad form old boy, very bad form. The reason is rather simple, and I am sure you are used to them too. Visceral Reactions, no matter what your take is on the subject. Nobody agrees, everyone has their own point of view. The Middle Ground? Is for whoosies. But the subject has come to the forefront lately. With two States, Georgia and Alabama, enacting new laws that for all intents and purposes, outlaw abortion. Neither of these laws will survive for long, and both will die in the courts, to be ignored by the Supreme Court. All of this is, of course, political posturing. Reactions from Republican lawmakers in response to Democratic lawmakers in…

The Inconvenient Truth about the Inconvenient Truth that is really Inconvenient.

Posted on May 7, 2019

    Did you hear the news? One million species are going to go extinct soon. All this because of some bipedal ape. Of course they will have to hurry, we only have 12 years left according to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the freshman Congresswoman from New York. Then again, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke, a former Congressman from Texas, and is now a Presidential candidate for the Democratic ticket in the 2020 election, says we have 10 years left.   I am anxiously await for 8 years left.   Of course this mass extinction, and the subsequent fall of the bipedal apes is all caused by Climate Change. Formally known as Global Warming. Formally known as Runaway Green House Effect. And it is after us like…

Keeping up with the Opinion Rat Race.

Posted on May 6, 2019

    I came to a realization the other day. I can’t keep up. I try, mostly in that gray matter between my ears. I see an article, or hear a story on the radio, occasionally catch a news program and say to myself “Well, that would be fun to blog about!” But of course I have a life, I have kids, a home, some blonde Irish chick that tells me what to do about my life, kids, and home. And when I find that moment to sit in front of my laptop? The moment is gone. That thing I wanted to opine about? Not important anymore.   It’s a fast pace world out there my friends.   In our multi-media world, the news…