Author Archives: Ken Carman

Inspection- Boris and Natasha Politics

by Ken Carman

 Meet Boris and Natasha, two dimensional cartoon characters with the usual one dimensional personalities that cartoon characters had. To be honest: content-wise, Boris and Natasha were closer to three dimensional than many cartoon characters back Inspectionthen. You knew exactly what Yogi was going to do, or Astro the dog, Tom and Jerry. Cartoon characters like Rick and Morty have far more personality these days so maybe now some toon characters are closer to three dimensional.
 Our politicians: especially election time, hardly qualify to be as three dimensional as Rick and Morty or the Griffins in Family Guy. Could how we paint our pols, especially election time, make even Boris and Natasha seem more three dimensional? Read more

Inspection- Back to Black BS

  “Would Democrats be okay if the NRA got half-a-billion a year? Would they let that stand?”-Diane Black,Tennessee U.S. Representative running for governor complaining about Planned Parenthood funding.

by Ken Carman

 In some ways I hate to pick on poor Diane Black from Tennessee. Her current campaign is lagging behind because she is unsure what flavor BS to spread at the moment. Many from her own party have attacked her Inspectioncredibility, her sincerity; how she has jumped sides on issues. You know, pumping extra chunky BS when it suits her political needs, then slathering on extra smeary BS when that seems to suit the political moment?
 Yet her statement that led off this column displays not just her clueless-ness; but total clueless-ness that infects so much of the right these days. Would we be “okay?’ Well, if it had similar restrictions as Planned Parenthood funds do, and their audited books showed none of this funding siphoned off elsewhere to encourage more guns, more violence… Yes. Read more

Inspection- How Far Down This Path Should We Go?

by Ken Carman

 I only started watching Morning Joe recently. Only because I was no fan of his choice as a host. I know enough about Pensacola politics that I suspect there may have been more to his dead intern on the floor problem than we will ever know. Even if Inspectionnot, let’s just say that if it had been a leftie; like local lawyer Mike Papantonio, he would have been in prison quickly no matter how innocent.
 Don’t get me wrong: I love the Emerald Coast, but if extreme right wingers were aggressive killer bees everyone else in the area would have been dead long ago.
 This morning they were talking about Stormy and her lawyer and how they “get” what all his Republican opponents and Clinton’s team didn’t get. The way to defeat Trump, they said, was to out Trump Trump: in your face all the time with aggressive name calling, aggressive nasty framing. Never give him time to rest. Read more

Inspection- When WILL We Hold Them Accountable?

by Ken Carman

 I find little to no credibility when it comes to those who think the Russia/Trump investigation has “gone on too long.” Compared to what? Clinton was constantly investigated starting back when he was governor in Arkansas; but if you just talk Inspectionabout his presidency there were multiple investigations and multiple investigators. The investigation that brought Nixon to that infamous resignation moment was longer. Various Hillary, and Obama birther BS, investigations were longer.
 And I have even less patience for the claim.
 All I hear underneath it all is that constant whine from the right when it comes to anyone who dares question those who they deem politically correct, or at least politically very convenient to their agenda. That makes me wonder if the whole intent here: regardless of any crimes or impropriety, is to stop it because it’s politically inconvenient to furthering their agenda and nothing else. Certainly not anything good for the country: in fact just the opposite.
 We’ve been here so many times before and failed close to every time to hold damn near anyone accountable. And the few we have held accountable are pardoned by those most likely to have ordered them to do what they did. We convict the getaway driver but never charge the robbers. Read more

Inspection- Making America America, Part 2: A One Party System

by Ken Carman

Inspection America is in danger of becoming a one party nation. The two parties do have far too many similarities in some ways, but that’s not the problem. Even with the often too far rightward 3rd way Dems there are differences. Generally they are pro-Choice, generally they cut less social programs, generally they believe in a legal balance between gun rights and responsibility. Yes, there still are differences.
 The problem is far more insidious.
 Of all the things Hillary has said perhaps the most accurate was the oft mocked phrase, “Vast right wing conspiracy.” I suspect even she under estimated just how vast it has become. And their collusion over neutering our system for electing our representatives is probably number one when it comes to evidence. Read more

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