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Memorial Day Migraine


Its been a long time since I’ve posted and even longer since I’ve posted any political commentary…. but today deserves a comment.  This special day of remembrance, respect and honor for the men and women who have served our country and paid the ultimate price has been defiled by our current white house occupant.  The man who is supposed to be our Commander in Chief issued this message this morning:

“Happy Memorial Day! Those who died for our great country would be very happy and proud at how well our country is doing today. Best economy in decades, lowest unemployment numbers for Blacks and Hispanics EVER (& women in 18years), rebuilding our Military and so much more. Nice!”

Tone deaf does not even begin to describe his tweet.  The mind-numbing lack of respect and dignity and the total focus on self congratulation are amazing – even for this man.  For someone with his history of evading the service and sacrifice that we honor today – silence and restraint would have been a much better choice.


A simple question….


I recently wrote to my Senators about my disappointment in their (lack of) strategy during the recent short government shutdown.  I thought they blew it for a number of reasons.  In any case, I wrote to them (and our House representative) again this morning with the following simple question to use during the immigration negotiations……

Dear Senator,
I recently wrote you regarding the lack of a coherent Democratic strategy for the shutdown. I just wanted to offer a simple suggestion:

In every interview and every negotiation where “the wall” is put forward, the automatic democratic response should be “we will fund the wall when the president reveals how Mexico will pay for it”. That was the president’s promise to the American people and he should be held accountable for that in any negotiation regarding this subject.
Thank you for your consideration,
Scott Randall

Since we are mired in the era of soundbite politics and alternate facts, lets get some details on one of the signature promises of this administration.


Another week….


of complete and utter incompetence in the White House.  A man who thinks it totally appropriate to talk about unleashing “fire and fury” in the midst of a crisis with North Korea is dangerously unconnected to reality.  Who would have thought that we’d be in the running for the most deranged leader in the world when there are so many other good candidates around.  A few days later, he talks about a military option for Venezuela.  Unbelieveable!

But even that was only a warm-up act.  When presented with a no-brainer opportunity to act “presidential” in response to violence and even an act of terror by white supremicist and neo-Nazi groups, he delivers comments about violence “on many sides”.  He also continues his blindness that his words and actions are a contributing factor to that violence – when even the leaders of the hate groups cite his leadership as an inspiration.

I have been embarrassed to be an American many times in his short time in office but this last week is nothing short of a disgrace – and a dangerous one at that.