The Pardu

The Pardu
Watchful eyes and ears feed the brain, thus nourishing the brain cells.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Quick Hit: Popular Vote Or No?

By now if you are a liberal, progressive (if you prefer) or a rational Independent you see and feel that tragedy of allowing the Electoral College to award the US Presidency before the popular vote is counted. Clinton won the popular vote by 2.9 million votes, yet we sit every day in the midst of a horrific reality TV show called Trumpism.

Robert Reich, Dept. of Labor Secretary under Bill Clinton, published a two minute video about how to change the GO hold on the Electoral College.

Granted Reich's comments would be almost impossible to enact as we consider the majority GOP hold on state legislatures.


Friday, May 18, 2018

Texas Shooting And More Perfunctory Remarks

At least ten killed in a Texas school shooting. 

As we move through our quarterly school shooting killings it is tragic to watch a party which so supports unfettered guns in the hands of darn near anyone seek to cover their ideology. Trump has spent this morning with a clear effort to share the horror of the killings by reflecting on administrations  ("decades now")well before his time in the Oval Office. How crass, how cheap and how superficial?
Trump called the shooting “a horrific attack.” 
“This has been going on too long. Too many years and decades now,” “We will be with you forever.”
As they is always the case before the days is over Republicans will be on television responding to questions with: "Now is not the time to talk about guns (control)."

Now a few perfunctory Twitter remarks from Trump and company.

 Donald J. Trump 
School shooting in Texas. Early reports not looking good. God bless all!