Let me start by saying that this used to be a discussion/current events blog. But if you look at my tagline, it says “common sense,” and as I’m sure you all know, no one is listening. These days, I don’t see the point in trying to communicate common sense. I was going to blog about the terrible killing of Alton Sterling, followed by Philando Castile, but now four cops have been murdered in retaliation. Michael Brown’s mother has aa op-ed piece about the murders in the NY Times, although I don’t know why they would give her that space. Her “good boy” Michael was killed while attempting to violently murder a police officer–quite a different situation from Alton Sterling’s. But emotions are ruling the day. Since this is a common sense blog, feel free to share your views on any of these killings below.
Europe is about to take another hit. The leader of the Brexit movement, Boris Johnson, suddenly quit after winning, effectively “snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.”There was another British dude who wanted to run the country, but evidently he also went down. It looks like two women are now in the running, which may be a good thing, since men have clearly torched that country, although you can’t assume it’s not possible to sink lower.
In other news, Paul Ryan has formally asked the Director of National Intelligence to block Hillary Clinton’s access to classified info. Apparently Ryan thinks that our national security would be safer in the hands of…Donald Trump? A guy with no political experience who can’t stop tweeting the first thing that comes to his mind? That’s just ridiculous. Ryan is playing politics, and it’s just stupid. Yes, Hillary endangered our country by using a private server. But guess what? She no longer has a private server, and she’s running for president. She needs that information, especially if it’s going to be a fair election. In light of this political play, it seems that Ryan wants anything but a fair election.
The only person who seems to be doing well in politics these days is Donald Trump, who just got Ted Cruz to sell out (surprise, surprise) for a chance to speak at the Republican convention. Today Trump went on a rampage against his own party’s senators, but it seems like the Republicans no longer care. They’ll do anything they can to win, even if it means burning the rest of the country. These days it’s all about winning. Hell, their front-runner knows nothing about foreign policy, domestic policy, or running business without declaring bankruptcy, so what else do they have to talk about besides winning?
I don’t remember when I opted to make “common sense” part of my tagline, but it looks like it’s already outdated and obsolete.