Friday, October 11, 2019

Trump's Impeachment - The Power's That Be are Getting Anxious

By Chuck Marshall

*This blog takes 1 and a half minutes to read.

         After staying away from the news and living  in blissful ignorance for several months, I've come to the conclusion that the Trump Impeachment is going to have to be something I watch and internalize- as much as I hate the idea.    The blissful ignorance has been wonderful but things seem to be heating up in the idiotic world of politics and since I've committed to writing in this blog once a week, I need the material anyway so I can ramble on with at least a modicum of intelligence and knowledge. 

       First of all I'm surprised it took the Democrats this long to find a reason to try an impeachment !  I think they hung their hat on the Russia Collusion scandal, and since that didn't work it took some time for them to establish another  reason to  get rid of  their "Valdemort".  Once again, he truly lives in their  heads and they will try anything and everything to get rid of him,  the country be damned.    

         I've been thinking how different the two parties think on so many issues, including the very personality of the president.  Democrats want another JFK or Obama, someone dashing and eloquent who can hypnotize them all into forming a new "world order" in whatever form that may be.   They like a President who will "do their thinking for them" as it were.    The Republicans want someone to "get it done" and leave the eloquence to times of trouble when  silky words are truly necessary.  As odious as his personality truly is,  you can't argue that Trump's getting things done.  

         My fellow citizens, you must always remember that WE are in charge.  It's in the Constitution and all of our founding documents.  If you don't like the Prez then vote for another one, but ripping the existing leader is a waste of time.  Just because he can't weave a beautiful speech and has abrupt manners doesn't mean he can't lead the government.  In so many ways Trump is a living, walking and talking embodiment of the rage many of us feel as we see our power being taken.  There is now a power shift away from the multi-nationals and the big government beneficiaries that have been robbing us for decades.  They are anxious and nearly hysterical that their world of privilege is in danger.  This is obvious if you watch the mainstream media in their expressions and comments focusing totally on his obnoxious personality rather than anything he's done as far as leading.  They are use to leading us and directing our thoughts according to them and their corporate overlords.  They are the talking heads of the big business and big government that want to control you.  Trump is contrary to their plan with his talk of draining the swamp and for "calling them out" for their double standards and hypocrisy.  If you continue to focus on the personality rather than the accomplishments then you're a victim of the greedy corporate bastards that so many of you claim to despise.    

In My Humble Opinion........


Friday, October 4, 2019

For Every Season--- Time to Change

By Chuck Marshall

Dear loyal readers,

     Today I turn 56.  I feel better about that than I did turning 28.  For some reason turning 28 was really hard for me because I was getting close to my 30's and I still felt lost.   There was no reason to feel lost, though.   I was living in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.,  I had a great apartment,  a good social life, and lived 3 blocks from the ocean in the Harbor Beach neighborhood (really the nicest area of an already beautiful city) and yet I was unhappy.  The reason was pretty simple.  I felt alone in a confusing and confounding world and life.   I  had no wife, no children, no real identity and I was still in a career I hated.  I worked for a large corporation which is truly a soul-sucking endeavor that I have warned my children about since they could speak.  (I have never worked for the government but I can only imagine it's equally miserable).   So, today I turn 56 and I am at a point in my life where I am the happiest I've ever been.   There are challenges as always but this year has taught me a lot about myself and I feel I've drawn closer to understanding the universe and this weird life we're living.  I've been meditating almost daily since April, an exercise I encourage all of you to pick up if you don't already.   It creates calm in the unpredictable sea of life.  In addition we have found a church that I actually look forward to attending and we are a part of a Bible study group of really genuine, cool people not sanctimonious fakes.  Things are good in Chuck Marshall's life !

    So, in honor of my own birthday I've decided to change the name of this blog.  I'm going back to the original title "Chuck Marshall's Humble Opinion".   Why ?  I feel like Marshall in the Middle has run its course and just like the Independent political movement it has no sense of purpose., it just sort of wanders around getting upset about the stupidity of our government and society but it does nothing about it.  I hope by widening my topics of discussion I'm not so married to politics and I can ramble on about other stupid things that annoy me.   In addition,  my heart feels very strongly in favor of a much smaller government that enables the individual-- a conservative philosophy.    There is much I don't agree with that conservatives seem stuck with, but IMHO their problem is they offer no solutions to real problems.  That's not leading it's nihilism.   The political process is almost too easy to criticize, it's like expressing contempt for organized dog fighting.  Yes, it's terrible but still it continues because a lot of people benefit and a lot of people enjoy the dog fight.   The only way to halt gridlock is to stop supporting the dog fight.  I hope this blog effectively criticizes the powers that be;  the political parties, the multi- national corporations, the media, the lobbyists, Congress, the President, the courts, etc.... but I want it to effect change at the same time.  We are all in this together and in this Republic, at the end of the day,  it's up to us to fix the mess that our grandparents, parents and that we have created........ In My Humble Opinion.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Wasserman -Schultz Column Yields Published Response from Chuck Marshall

By Chuck Marshall

     Debbie Wasserman Schultz wrote a column for the Orlando Sentinel and the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel that outlined her outrage over wage disparity and the labor situation in Florida- a special production for Labor Day.  It was highly typical and predictable  pandering to unintelligent masses that have very little understanding of how the economy works and are easily swayed by simple solutions that would never work.  In other words, Democrats.   I couldn't be quiet for this one dear readers, so I sent a letter to the editor and the Orlando Sentinel very kindly printed my rebuttal to Ms. Schulz mutterings.  I don't know which is more scary, that she believes what she is saying or that she knows how deceptive she's being but does it anyway to gain power from her fawning and dimwitted followers.

                               In my humble opinion ! 

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Marshall in the Middle: Donald Trump is Chocolate Mousse Cake

Blog revisited from three years ago - this one survived the test of time !   I feel exactly the same way about Trump.

Marshall in the Middle: Donald Trump is Chocolate Mousse Cake:      Wow, Donald Trump  is really making this an election to remember.   To be perfectly honest, I am in the habit of glancing ...

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Published the Orlando Sentinel - Rat Infested Inner Cities

By Chuck Marshall

     The Orlando Sentinel published my letter today, but they changed the wording quite a bit. 

Here is the original version:

     "While I condemn the devices used by the President to make his points, I must say I equally condemn the article printed by the Washington Post that this newspaper chirped out in your hysteria to attack the President back complete with a near "carbon copy" of an editorial in the Baltimore Sun.  It was a laundry list of Trump's offenses that the media simply cannot resist regurgitating against the President.   I feel I'm watching a fierce fist fight on the playground of the nearest Kindergarten.  As an American citizen interested in an end to poverty and "rat infested" inner cities I must side with the truth of the matter.  The left and the Democratic party have no solution for such abject poverty other than to continue things as they have been for the last fifty years and to claim "racism" if anyone dares point out their colossal failure.   That is at the heart of this latest hysteria.   Those ghettos are a consequence of failed socialistic policies of a left -leaning government that that has never seen a government program it didn't love-- no matter how useless.  The Washington Post and the Democratic party should be furious, I agree, with their own  failure to offer real solutions to these American citizens living in poverty and squalor. "

In my humble opinion.......