By Jack Hoffman
I was planning on writing my column for Rose on pass codes/words, but something else got my fancy up. Before I continue, I have just one question about pass codes/words: With all this hacking that’s going on … how the hell do they get into all these files, if they don’t know the pass code?
I’ll await a good response from some geek out there.
Now for what’s important:
I confess when this presidential nominating process began I was cheering for Donald Trump, before the oddsmakers didn’t give him a shot. I wanted him to win so he could bury the Republicans for the next 10 years — maybe longer!
And that’s what scares the hell out of the Repugs who refuse to back him.
I saw a bumper sticker on a parked car that read “I just don’t trust the government.” So I pasted a note on his car, saying: “I suggest you give back your Medicare and Social Security.” With an attachment that read: “It’s your government, too.”
Just this week the war of words has really picked up. It seems everyone or just a few are a little pissed off at their government.
And who is a racist and a bigot and some other choice words?
Let me turn to the Oxford Dictionary to define “bigot”: “A person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another.”
Sound familiar?…hello, Donald Trump!
After my wee bit of being pissed off, I received the following from a political pal of mine in Florida: It’s titled “Why you should vote Republican.”
Ok, let’s see why:
We’ve blocked every Obama move. We kept another liberal out of the Supreme Court, country be damned;
we cut taxes for the wealthy;
gerrymandered and suppressed the minority vote in every district we could;
repealed “Obamacare” 51 times at a cost of more than $54 million to taxpayers;
we shut down the government, wasting another $21 billion;
we didn’t pass a single jobs bill.
We blocked immigration reform, background checks, minimum wage and equal pay for women;
made women’s choice much harder to exercise;
cut off unemployment benefits, and even filibustered the Veterans Benefits bill.
Most important, we got many states to put in voter IDs so we can keep minorities at a minimum. Of course, there are no real statistics that there is any real voter fraud. Oh! that damn Federal Court is ruling against those IDs!
And we only worked 97 days this year!
Oh, and we want your vote!
And we are in need of your money!
I’m saving my pass codes column for when I simmer down…
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