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by Archie
Rated: 13+ · Book · Opinion · #758164
This is a catch all area for thoughts and things.
This is merely a collection of my thoughts on various topics, as I think of them, or find them in my other writings. All are original, and I state freely that they are generally highly opinionated.
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February 10, 2020 at 10:07am
February 10, 2020 at 10:07am
Is Mitt Romney the only Republican in the Senate who has retained a sense of ethics?

Trump is a president with no ability to differentiate between his needs and the country's needs. He also constantly makes things up, on the fly, to suit a situation. He has disparaged the press corps, demeaning their very purpose, to inform us.

The impeachment trial was a farce with a good number of senators admitting he was guilty of the charges submitted to them, yet, they voted to acquit. That in itself is a flagrant disregard of their duties as senators. Where is their shame?
February 8, 2020 at 1:17pm
February 8, 2020 at 1:17pm
Wow! my head spins in a Möbius strip pattern. National, Statewide, Local – Makes no difference. It’s a fascinating, frightening, and fragile situation. Where will we go from here? “Can’t we all get along” has become meaningless.

My hope is that we are experiencing a huge reorganization, a housecleaning of sorts. For that to be true (truth has become a suspicious concept) we have to be better informed and definitely morally better than those holding political office today.

It’s time We, the People stop acting like our elected officials. It’s time to use them as a bad example on how to act and do better among ourselves. It’s time to throw out this foolish, destructive behavior and get our collective public act together to act as a viable, productive community.

No easy task, but we can do it. We can “get our act together” to become a community willing and certainly ready to improve our political lot. It’s a tough road, but we have to do it for our own survival.

Stop allowing Congress. the president, the governor, the state legislature, the mayor, and city council to provide us with their self-enriching truths. It’s time we started providing Congress. the president, the governor, the state legislature, the mayor, and city council with our truths and demanding they stick to our agenda.

Go! Go on! Get started before it’s too late to save ourselves.

What do you think; post your comments?
February 8, 2020 at 1:11pm
February 8, 2020 at 1:11pm
Fornication is an old law on the books in Virginia. Basically, it is illegal in Virginia to have sex with someone to whom you are not married. So, the truth is, Virginia is for married lovers only.

The anti-fornication law is rarely charged, true. The last time it was enforced was in 2015, from what I found. and it tends to be used as a "pile on" charge. That is if you are charged with another related crime, say exposure, if that exposure is with someone else and included intimacy, then that charge was added to add fines, jail time, embarrassment, and so forth. Kind pf like making a mountain of a molehill.

There is a bill in the Virginia state legislature to take that law off the books, again. Maybe this time it will be deleted.

Whatever one's thoughts on extramarital sex is, most agree that iit is no one's business who we have sex with. Morality must not be legislated if the act takes place between two consenting adults.

Well, what about a cheating spouse. There are other laws to take care of that situation. Many laws concerning cheating fall under civil or divorce categories. Such behavior is often covered under pre-marital agreements.

Sex with a minor or a person incapacitated and unable to make a valid decision are protected by other laws and should be prosecuted. Simply having sex with a person willing and able to enjoy the encounter should not be illegal.

The legislature has attempted to wipe the fornication laws off the books, but these attempts have failed in the past. Maybe this time it will happen.

What do you think? I look forward to reading your comments.
July 19, 2019 at 9:32am
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July 5, 2019 at 7:42pm
July 5, 2019 at 7:42pm
Finally finished my book last Friday and sent it to the publisher.
May 26, 2014 at 11:20am
May 26, 2014 at 11:20am
Wrote two Memorial Day blogs today. Here are their links:



Not sure if it was too much.
March 23, 2014 at 10:14am
March 23, 2014 at 10:14am
My regular blog on Hamptonroads.com, "Sparkling Diversity," has been vicious and jealous about this blog. It fights to crowd out the memory of Writing.com's blog, forcing me to forget this blog for inordinate periods of time.

What to do?
August 30, 2011 at 11:28am
August 30, 2011 at 11:28am
Looks like shame on me, no blog entries for over 1,000 days. But, if you glance beneath the red writing hood, you will see I was blogging. Just not here. Need to improve that, eh?

More places to write; more things to write; more fun writing. Write. Right?
October 19, 2008 at 3:36pm
October 19, 2008 at 3:36pm
Fall fell quickly here in Norfolk, VA. Once day we are having record high temperatures, and the next day temperatures are more than 20 degrees colder.

Global un-warming?

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