Thoughts on Events the Weeks of November 29 and December 6

Posted in Uncategorized by EloiSVM42 on December 11, 2021

Nothing has happened these weeks but more partisan paralysis. It’s become depressing to read about and comment on our news. I don’t know how much longer I am going to be able to keep it up. The functioning of our three-branch democratic model, with checks and balances, has gone to hell in a handbasket.

We’ve known about the dysfunctional failures of the Legislative branch for a while. The Senate hasn’t functioned properly or responsibly for more than two decades. Fewer and fewer legislative branch members are even interested in governing soberly.

Now the Judicial branch has officially become another partisan player. When a Supreme Court Justice assures us that they are not political hacks, you can be sure they have a majority of political hacks. (I’ve often felt that I was never farther from justice than when I was at the courthouse, and now I feel that way about the highest court in the land.)

The Executive branch was severely damaged by what’s his name, the former president, perhaps irreparably, but it’s more than that. Everyone wants to tear down the president no matter what he or she does. Everybody’s a critic. This includes the fourth estate, which seems to need to criticize to attract readers and viewers. Everything’s a crisis.

Personally, think President Biden is doing a reasonably good job, but the media are already starting to call his a failed presidency. What is wrong with these people?

Worst state: I’m giving the cup to Arizona, my own personal residence, this week, and I don’t think I’ll have much pushback, because: a police officer here shot and killed a 61-year-old man in a motorized wheelchair in the back. And we don’t believe our police function needs serious reform?

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