"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Wednesday 27 April 2016


I've commented little on the American presidential nomination process. I've been watching it. I'm better informed than I was. Lord knows, there's enough repetition ,much of it beyond my comprehension. Particularly how people allow themselves to be persuaded .

Especially women.  

Certain aspects of politics are not useful to dwell upon. 

They simply are. 

The media is. 

It's a living and of course, in Canada ,we see a fraction of all that's presented . 

This afternoon Donald Trump is on CNN giving a speech on foreign policy.the studio awaits his presence. My T.V. Is on mute and will stay that way.

After months of collective disbelief of the unbelievable, emanating from an entirely unlikely candidate,the speech is promoted, at no cost, by Wolf Blitzer as "very important"  on foreign policy. 

Nothing whatsoever in his eccentric conduct throughout the campaign indicated a potential miracle and the candidate could suddenly got sensible. 

He did not seal the nomination last night. His equally hateful rival gave no hint of conceding. 

The ever-so-humble governor-who -would -be -President, self-effaced himself like a gentle genie and was siphoned right  back up the spout of his own lamp. 

The change last night has been referred to by the media as "a sweep"  for the Bellicose, Belligerent,Bombastic,Bafflegab Batman Billionaire.

In all the percentages referenced, every possible quantum question by pollsters to influence pollsters, although the numbers appear in every update and they tell the same story, it's never noted democratic votes cast are almost consistently double the votes cast by registered Republicans.

The Reality T.V. Show Host  took every State in last night's vote. He had higher percentages than Hillary, with only half the number of votes cast in his favour.

We understand every State has different rules. We heard of direct intent by Republicans to hinder voters from registering to vote. 

Hillary won all  states except the lowest populated  State of Rhode Island. 

Not being familiar with the system,I hesitate to form a firm conclusion.  

Suffice it to say, by avoiding reference to the FACT of twice the number of votes cast in her favour,while repeating over and over , she "is not liked" by  men, women, or youth, begs the question of who is actually doing the voting. 

The prize, being the nomination, hangs like a toy  from a branch,twisting,turning and shifting in the wind with as much reliability and stability. as substance and dependability. 

The view from the window :

See that rag-time couple over there
Watch them throw their shoulders in the air
See them snap their fingers 
Honey I declare
It's a bear ..it's a bear..it's a bear

Ev'rybody's  doin' it ...doin' It...doin' it....
Ev'rybody's doin' it now-wow-wow.


Anonymous said...

Ragtime indeed!. That goes back to the period between 1897 and 1918 at the height of its popularity, the first truly American musical genre, predating jazz.

It actually began as dance music in the red-light districts of St. Louis and New Orleans. Ragtime composer Scott Joplin became famous through the publication in 1899 of the "Maple Leaf Rag." No - not Canadian.

If this is your "thing" shake, rattle and roll. Frankly it's rather fusty.

Why don't you jump ahead to the big bands of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey? That was real music, with rhythm and class.

Anonymous said...

Thank You, Captain Wikipedia.

Anonymous said...

Hillary has it lined up. I am not paying any attention to her opponents, just brief glimpses throughout the day. Let them destroy each other. As for CNN, it sold itself out for the money and attention which is no surprise but disappointing still.
Have a good day, bundle up.

Anonymous said...

8:30- I have my doubts. This election seems to be "anti establishment" And if it is...put your seatbelts on.