Time To Start Working Together To Heal This Divided Nation

11-10-20
   Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the presidential election. That is very clear, yet Donald Trump has thus far refused to concede and is making baseless, destructive accusations of fraud.
   The United States is deeply divided to a scary, unhealthy degree with people, organizations, and political parties not trusting each other and often even hating one another. It’s hurting our nation. Donald Trump has exacerbated these divisions throughout his time in politics and the presidency.
   It’s no surprise that Trump is making unfounded claims of fraud despite having no evidence for it. He has been sending clear signals for months that he would act like this if he lost.
   Thing is, it’s really hurting our nation.
   The severe divisions and hate plaguing our country have been going on for too long and have gone too far. The United States needs to begin the process of healing. People need to start listening to one another again. Talk to one another calmly, respectfully, and rationally.
   Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the election fair and square. Donald Trump needs to concede that he lost and work with Biden in the process of transitioning from the Trump Administration to Biden’s.  Donald Trump’s supporters need to accept that Trump lost legitimately. No one stole the election.
   It’s time for everyone to start working together so that we can begin healing this nation.

Serious Questions About Trump’s Taxes And Business Dealings Abound

10-1-20
   The recent revelations on Donald Trump’s taxes by the New York Times reveal deeply deceitful, unethical tactics and schemes to avoid taxes as much as Trump can get away with.  While I suspect some illegal acts have been part of this, I can’t say that for certain, for I don’t have access to all the information and am not a tax expert. But at the very least, they show how conniving, underhanded, ruthless, and disreputable Trump is willing to be to try to get what he wants.
   In addition to things like claiming very questionable deductions in terms of his taxes, there are numerous reports of his duplicitous, unscrupulous business tactics as well, like using various suspect schemes to try to avoid paying back lenders. A number of his businesses apparently have lost and are currently losing large amounts of money, such as his Washington DC hotel and numerous golf courses. It’s also being reported that huge loans, in the realm of hundreds of millions of dollars, that he has personally guaranteed, will be coming due in the next few years.
   This situation of questionable tax and business dealings on top of massive debt frankly makes Trump a security risk as countries and organizations could blackmail him to get him to do what they want. There is genuine concern this may be a reason why he seems to go out of his way to be friendly to Russia and Turkey. Could be a big factor in why he suddenly abandoned our Kurdish allies in the Middle East, a sickening betrayal that benefited Turkey and Russia.
   Now consider all the lies Trump tells, his gross mishandling of the COVID pandemic, his attacks on the free press, his unfounded assaults on mail in voting, his xenophobic hurtful rhetoric, his disgraceful bullying performance in the first presidential debate, the list goes on and on.
   The conclusion is that Donald Trump is clearly not fit for the office of President of the United States.
   We must vote Trump out and Biden in. We also need to vote a Democratic majority to both Chambers of Congress.
   We need to bring decency back to the federal government and start working to repair the terrible damage Trump and others have done to our nation.

We Must Vote Trump Out Of Office

9-3-20
   Let’s get one thing straight. I’m an Independent politically and don’t blindly follow anyone or anything. I look at the evidence and make the best decisions I can. With that said, I must tell you that we all need to unite behind Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
   I realize this sounds like some political ad. It’s not.
   The thing is: we cannot afford 4 more years of Donald Trump. We must vote him out of office, and the only way to do that is to unite behind Joe Biden and Kamala Harris because the next president will be Trump or Biden. That’s a fact.
   We all know how horrendously bad a president Donald Trump is. His outrageous hurtful rhetoric,  colossal scale of lying, authoritarian tendencies, xenophobic behavior, and gross mishandling of the COVID pandemic are well known. Trump seems to go out of his way not to upset Russia and has not held the adversarial nation accountable for its ongoing cyber attacks on the United States. He has not adequately addressed the serious accusations of Russia paying bounties for killing US and Coalition soldiers in the Middle East. He is using the courts to try to take away Obamacare in the middle of this pandemic without having any replacement whatsoever. If he succeeds, millions of Americans with pre-existing medical conditions could be at risk of losing their health insurance during the COVID 19 crisis.
   I could go on. The point is that whatever your political views, it is time to unite behind Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. We must vote them into the White House because we cannot afford 4 more years of Donald Trump.
   Let’s make it happen.

Democratic Presidential Ticket Is Going To Be Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

8-11-20
   Well, the Democratic presidential ticket is going to be Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. A powerful combination.
   I realize there are some on the left who are not happy with this duo. They wanted Sanders. I get that. But folks, Sanders did not get it plain and simple. Not enough people got out to vote for him.
   We all know how horrendously bad a president Donald Trump is. His outrageous hurtful rhetoric, colossal scale of lying, xenophobic behavior, and gross mishandling of the COVID pandemic are well known. Trump seems to go out of his way not to upset Russia and has not held the adversarial nation accountable for its ongoing cyber attacks on the United States. He has not adequately addressed the serious accusations of Russia possibly paying bounties for killing US and Coalition soldiers in the Middle East. He is using the courts to try to take away Obamacare in the middle of this pandemic without having any replacement whatsoever. If he succeeds, millions of Americans with pre-existing medical conditions would be at risk of losing their health insurance during the COVID 19 crisis.
   I could go on. The point is that it is time to unite behind Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. We must vote them into the White House because we cannot afford 4 more years of Donald Trump.
   Let’s make it happen.

Time To Unite Behind The Democratic Presidential Candidate Who Is Going To Be Biden

4-8-20
   Ok folks, Bernie Sanders has suspended his bid for the nomination, so Joe Biden is clearly going to be the Democratic presidential candidate.
   Now, I realize many Bernie supporters are disappointed right now. I get that. All sorts of emotions may be swirling around at this moment.
   But please, take a deep breath, relax, grieve a little if you need.
   And then let’s all unite behind Biden.
   I know Joe is not the first choice for many of you. But the fact remains that the next president will be either Joe Biden or Donald Trump.
   That’s reality now because third party candidates have ZERO chance of winning the presidential election this year.
   Zero.
   We cannot afford 4 more years of Trump! The next president will likely replace Ruth Bader Ginsberg on the Supreme Court, an act that will have serious ramifications for years to come.
   So please, let’s all unite behind Biden and vote Trump out of office!
   Too much is at stake not to!