Mail-In Voted

Dropped off my mail-in ballot, pretty simple and easy process. Got to thinking how much easier it makes voting for people that have to work and who won't be given time off to vote. It's almost like forcing people to work on election day is a form of voter suppression. I suppose that is what all the kerfluffle is about, can't have the great unwashed voting, they might not vote the 'right way,' or...

Are Quarantine & Isolation Constitutional?

Point: The US Constitution doesn't mention quarantine or isolation.Point: US Constitution, 10th Amendment: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.Point: Idaho Law, TITLE 56, PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND WELFARE, CHAPTER 10, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELFARE (7) The director, under...

Socialized Medicine?

People that say they don't want socialized medicine annoy me. If the medicare for all would ever pass, your premiums are deducted from your paycheck, it is insurance that you've paid for. That is capitalism, you pay money for a good or service. On the same vein, social security is not a freaking entitlement. You paid into it, the problem is that years ago LBJ signed off on a bill that allowed...

Snippet: Parties are Not Government

Her: "How can you distrust political parties, they are part of the government!"Me: "I'm not all that trusting of the government, but political parties are NOT part of the government. They are 527 groups, tax exempt organizations just like PACs, Super PACs and other groups: "...created primarily to influence the selection, nomination, election, appointment or defeat of candidates to federal,...

Snippet: Pigeons & Politics

Arguing on the internet is like sitting down to play chess (make a post or statement somewhere) and a pigeon lands to play you (jumps randomly into your post.) It knocks over the pieces, shits on the board, and flies off to tell their friends that they won. (not an original statement, just modified to fit the situation)