There’re no shortage of studies and articles looking at Iowa’s declining rural population. 1 2 3 I’d like to point out that the recent SCOTUS decision and Iowa’s current policies towards abortion will work to continue this decline. The politicians claiming to be Saving Iowa and keeping conservatives in power with these polices are actuallyContinue reading “Rural Iowa and Roe”
I rarely get things as right as I did above, so I do think I should be able to brag it up a little. But, yeah, I don’t care what “side” you’re on. What I care about is getting everyone who, for one reason or another, qualifies as one of MY PEOPLE though our currentContinue reading “Me Nailing It On Twitter Back In October”
Wether or not we should all come together and forgive old slights now that Joe Biden has won the presidential election is much in the news these days. I would like to add this thought to the discussion: If I get up in someone’s face and call them a bastard, it might change their opinionContinue reading “Civil Disagreement”
The first thing you need in order to to change someone’s mind about something is a person with a mind that is opened to being changed. All the fighting and ugliness over the last four years closed a lot of minds to the possibility of changing. The very real, very huge threats presented by COVIDContinue reading “On The Changing Of Minds”
Even if the Nov. 3 election is a complete rout and the winner is obvious, please wait until at least the morning of Nov. 4 to “call” the winner. As you know, early reporting isn’t the most accurate and deciding who’s won the election isn’t your job anyway.
Apparently the Cooper’s Hawk I saw the other day has discovered that my neighborhood is a good hunting ground. I can’t see it, but I’ve heard it calling both yesterday and today. There’re a few folks out there worried that those of us, more or less, on the left will think the fight is overContinue reading “Post Election Worries and Hawk Update”
While our President’s words yesterday were awful, I don’t think we should read too much into them. Trump never commits to anything and makes dreadful comments on the daily, this is probably just more of the same. I’m also not sure if what Trump says or thinks really matters here. Current and former military brassContinue reading “Not Committing To A Peaceful Transfer Of Power.”
I’m totally voting for Biden/Harris. I got a chuckle out of this email as it made it look like Harris had been unjustly imprisoned.
I’ve seen a few bits online complaining that the Biden/Harris ticket isn’t one of “deep systemic change”, and while these people are right, they are also wrong. “Deep systemic change” isn’t something that can be delivered to you top down, it’s something that has to grow from the bottom up. And yeah, I get thatContinue reading “Deep Systemic Change?”