RON SCHALOW: Americans Are Unified Enough

We already know the Trumpublicans are dumbfounded that Joe Biden shot right out of the gate with executive orders that were sure to cause them wicked spleen jimmies. How dare he? The Patriots were genuinely sincere about bipartisan cooperation — as long as the Great White stays at sea — but how can they now after getting dunked on by Biden?

Sen. Kevin Cramer, Rep. Kelly Armstrong and other accomplices to Trump’s “Big Lie” are livid. They repeated his lies and now seem baffled on why their base believed them. They talked their way into being hunted by their own people, and it wasn’t a heavy lift.

Speaking of traitorous henchmen, the North Dakota Young Republicans social media is a meme factory of scurrilous and zany lies. Humorless crudity seems to be in with kids. They claim to be the “young professional arm of the North Dakota Republican Party.” I don’t claim it. They admit it.

An official NDGOP “arm” sides with the Bastiat Kookus and those unfortunate witless drones who stormed the castle on behalf of the Weasel King? OK, then.

Then, the same ridiculous messaging is passed on by nutty legislators — heavily in the Minot area for some reason — to the taxpayers. They collect salaries to spread disinformation. Sweet gig.

Why are these lawmakers willing to compare the U.S. Capitol attackers with tens of millions of law-abiding citizens who demonstrated for racial equality? In favor of. In good faith.

Why? Because they’ve been Trump tools all along and they helped the unicycle-riding bear take one last giant shot at a hostile takeover. They are proud liars with a taste for hydroxychloroquine. Now in cherry.

So, all of the co-conspirators in the election scam can go unite themselves.

The greatest number of us — by far — are already united in our “radical” opinions on most issues, so we’re fine, thanks.

Donald Trump clocked out at 29 percent approval — 68 percent disapproval — and ‘’68 percent of the public does not want Trump to remain a major political figure in the future,” according to Pew Research on Jan. 15. That’s a lot of unity.

The insurrectionist rascals Trump sent en masse to intimidate Congress and hang Mike Pence will sit separately in prison cells and think deep thoughts.

Softcore insurrectionists will shiver every time they reflect on the moment they decided to skip attending the attack.

So we’re united on Trump, and we’re also united on the issues driving the disaffected victims of everything to distraction and violence.

A strong majority of Americans agree that systemic racism is built into the American economy, the criminal justice system, employment, housing, health care, education and so forth. Joe Biden signed an executive order committing the entire government to focus on racial equity and 77 percent of us approved. We aren’t divided on that fact.

Not that it should matter how many citizens understand the situation. Equality for all is outlined in the Constitution. Its words represent the “check” Martin Luther King came to cash in 1963. “It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned.” The check still bounces.

Support is also very high for anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ+ Americans across all sectors of life. Eighty-three percent agree with Biden’s executive order prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Discrimination can still be codified by state legislatures with nothing better to do, though: Rep. Ben Koppelman (R-West Fargo) and other gender experts aren’t worried about transgender unfairness in sports as they claim.

The Koppelman-led bigots are trying to discourage parents of gender-nonconforming children from coming to North Dakota in the first place — as if they are queuing up at the border.

HIgh school sports are based on unfairness. I wasn’t skinny and slow for the competitive advantages. My body was involuntarily at odds with my urge not to be a low speed-bump during football practice. Was it fair to compete against heavily bearded mesomorphs in the eighth grade? I was nearly too short to qualify for varsity basketball statistician. Luckily, complicated shoes with thick soles were fashionable at the time, along with flammable fabrics.

Speaking of heavily bearded mesomorphs, Rob Port — conflicted Forum company blogger — thinks heterosexual males will merely decide to declare femalehood — because it’s just that simple — to win a medal. What medal did Port’s penis ever win for him?

The “transgender issue” voters are afraid life in Upham will become too confusing if hiking our skirts isn’t enough to sort every unique person into one of two categories — even though no two humans are alike.

Two-thirds of us want the federal government to do more to reduce the effects of climate change. One-third can’t see what the big deal is. The world isn’t going to stop and wait for the deniers to catch on.

The vast majority of Americans understand that the virus is a “mortality accelerant” and really don’t mind keeping their spit to themselves. Seventy-five percent approve of Biden’s executive order requiring masks on federal property. We’re united on COVID except for the bar stool geniuses with shot glass microscopes.

A solid majority think immigrants make the U.S. better and would prefer that we skip the cruelty that Trump added to the already cruel system. No need to mention that the American market for drugs drives much of the violence that is pushing people north.


  • Raising the minimum wage is supported by an extra supermajority of Americans.
  • A sizable margin disapproved of Trump’s handling of both trade and foreign affairs. Don and his cult never did learn who paid for his willy nilly enacted tariffs and most of us want the U.S. to rejoin the world and repair historic alliances.
  • Only a small fraction think we should possess a “worse” understanding of our grand and grim history as a country and they always have.
  • Health care? Citizens are for it. Especially, the Obamacare regulation mandating the coverage of pre-existing conditions.
  • Ninety-eight percent of Americans know that invading a joint session of Congress is a serious crime.
  • Ninety-nine percent of us wouldn’t take selfies during the commission of a felony.
  • Nobody likes the aroma of bear mace; the official cologne of the Proud Boys.

What in this annotated list has room for compromise? The Senate may be split, but the American people are not. It’s problem-solving and seeking a more perfect union versus conspiracy theories and lies.


2 thoughts on “RON SCHALOW: Americans Are Unified Enough”

  • Diana Green February 2, 2021 at 9:30 am

    Maybe it took a dweeb like him to wake up this nation with his antics, lies, lack of reality statements, and general destruction of the bar, I’m SO glad we have finally voted in someone who is coherent of the urgent needs facing us today.

  • susan m gorr February 8, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Well expressed, Ron! Where can I get the cherry flavored virus killer?


Leave a Reply