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Who: Kimball Corson. Text and Photos not disclaimed or that are obviously not mine are copyright (c) Kimball Corson 2004-2016
Port: Lake Pleasant, AZ
22 August 2017 | Pago Pago, American Samoa
22 August 2017 | Pago Pago, American Samoa
22 August 2017 | Pago Pago, American Samoa
22 August 2017 | Pago Pago, American Samoa
22 August 2017 | Pago Pago, American Samoa
22 August 2017 | Pago Pago, American Samoa
22 August 2017 | Pago Pago, American Samoa
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08 August 2017 | Pago Pago, American Samoa
08 August 2017 | Pago Pago, American Samoa

The Demise of the Democratic Party

22 August 2017 | Pago Pago, American Samoa
Kimball Corson
The Democratic Party has no leaders, no agenda, no money and it sensibly offers no hope to anyone. America's basic problems are all fundamentally economic deriving from an economy badly in need of reform. This is what ails people whether they know it or not. I believe much of the rioting, hate and thuggery in our streets is due to displaced anger and frustration caused at base by our economic problems and the the resulting decline of and blight on our middle class.

There was a day, before the rise of greed as our national ethos, that the Democratic Party offered hope of economic improvement for all and reform, but that Democratic Party is gone for good and replaced with one infected with greed that is now simply a gaggle of republican lites who have abandoned those in need and become greedy neoliberals focused on their own pocketbooks.

They have jettisoned the important social issues of economic reform, social justice, inequality, the poor, the middle class's economic blight and the economic changes needed for fairness and viability. So vast is the agenda the neoliberal democrats have abandoned that Bernie Sanders drove a freight train through it.

Not that Bernie had the correct solutions or the youth needed, but he certainly identified the issues correctly that the democrats and their party have dropped. Hillary did not like having these matters pointed out and first distanced herself and the party from Sanders and then torpedoed his campaign by skullduggery. Hillary, the Clinton Foundation and Goldman Sach's laughed all the way to the bank. Hillary only did as well in the election as she did because Trump was so God awful.

Now, the democratic party has no leaders, no agenda, no money and it offers no hope. Nothing will change, except for the worse under the republicans. Displaced frustrations and anger over our prospects and their impact will only rise and we will fight among ourselves more on and off the streets and more frequently as well, as we increasingly act as though we are coming not too slowly unglued.
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Vessel Name: Altaira
Vessel Make/Model: A Fair Weather Mariner 39 is a fast (PHRF 132), heavily ballasted (43%), high-aspect (6:1), stiff, comfortable, offshore performance cruiser by Bob Perry that goes to wind well (30 deg w/ good headway) and is also good up and down the Beaufort scale.
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Kimball Corson: I am a 75 year old solo sailor, by choice. However, I did take on a personable, but high maintenance female kitten, now a full grown cat, named KiKiPoo when she is sweet, or KatKatPo after she has just killed something like a bird or bat. [...]
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Who: Kimball Corson. Text and Photos not disclaimed or that are obviously not mine are copyright (c) Kimball Corson 2004-2016
Port: Lake Pleasant, AZ