Friday, December 23, 2016

HELL HAS A NEW MASTER

Is this the new 'political correctness' - speaking one's mind?


Click the link above to read the full story, but below is what was said!

Artvoice: What would you most like to happen in 2017?

Carl Paladino: Obama catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Herford. He dies before his trial and is buried in a cow pasture next to Valerie Jarret, who died weeks prior, after being convicted of sedition and treason, when a Jihady cell mate mistook her for being a nice person and decapitated her.

Artvoice: What would you most like to see go in 2017?

Carl Paladino: Michelle Obama. I’d like her to return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla.


And then the man claims he's not a racist?
I'm all for knowing where a person truly stands but this is one of the saddest stories I've read this year, well, after the one that announced Trump as President!

Nuclear proliferation!

Trade Wars!

Gee, the future looks bright!





Saturday, November 19, 2016

YOU ARE A RACIST!


I've said it before and it needs repeating.

We are all racists!


Depending on our backgrounds and how we were raised to look at the world, each one of us has a bit of racism in us. 
I don't care what race you are, it's a fact of life!

Until we can admit our own failing - there will be no solution.

For someone to call the First Lady an 'ape in high heels' and then in the next sentence say, "but I'm not a racist" is utter nonsense, and yet highly intelligent people continue to deny the facts. 

Just as the voters who elected DJ Trump who say it was the right wing press who wanted to make him look bad, even though the footage we all saw was DJ Trump speaking in his own voice at his own rallies! 



NEAL GABLER said it better - These are his words:



No matter how the rest of the world looked at us on Nov. 7, they will now look at us differently.
BY NEAL GABLER | NOVEMBER 10, 2016

"America died on Nov. 8, 2016, not with a bang or a whimper, but at its own hand via electoral suicide. We the people chose a man who has shredded our values, our morals, our compassion, our tolerance, our decency, our sense of common purpose, our very identity — all the things that, however tenuously, made a nation out of a country.

It turned out to be the hate election because, and let’s not mince words, of the hatefulness of the electorate. 

We all knew these hatreds lurked under the thinnest veneer of civility. That civility finally is gone. In its absence, we may realize just how imperative that politesse was. It is the way we managed to coexist.

No more can we pretend that we are exceptional or good or progressive or united. We are none of those things."


Please read the entire post - just click HERE!




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The Bahá'í writings offers compelling insights as in the following examples:

"Veiled in My immemorial being and in the ancient eternity of My essence, I knew My love for thee; therefore I created thee, have engraved on thee Mine image and revealed to thee My beauty.

Know ye not why We created you all from the same dust? That no one should exalt himself over the other. Ponder at all times in your hearts how ye were created. Since We have created you all from one same substance it is incumbent on you to be even as one soul, to walk with the same feet, eat with the same mouth and dwell in the same land, that from your inmost being, by your deeds and actions, the signs of oneness and the essence of detachment may be made manifest. Such is My counsel to you, O concourse of light! Heed ye this counsel that ye may obtain the fruit of holiness from the tree of wondrous glory
.
All men have been created to carry forward an ever-advancing civilization. The Almighty beareth Me witness: To act like the beasts of the field is unworthy of man. Those virtues that befit his dignity are forbearance, mercy, compassion and loving-kindness towards all the peoples and kindreds of the earth." 

READ MORE HERE!
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Yes, I believe we are truly equal just as the creator intended but like a bouquet of flowers - we add our own distinct hue and aroma to the world.
It doesn't make us better - it just makes us - us!



Thursday, November 3, 2016

AMERICA DEFINED

 THESE ARE THE WORDS THE REST OF THE WORLD IS USING TO DESCRIBE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT?

THEY REALLY  DO DESCRIBE THE HEART OF AMERICA?

1.  mi·sog·y·ny
dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women:

       2.  rac·ism
prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior:

       3.  xen·o·pho·bi·a
      intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries.

       4.  big·ot·ry
      intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself:

       5.  thief
             a person who steals another person's property, especially by stealth and without using force or violence.


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Sunday, October 30, 2016

DIFFERENCES



I've given it a lot of thought recently - the difference between Republicans and Democrats. I've concluded that it's empathy!



Friday, October 14, 2016

IT'S NOT ALL RIGHT!


Her first experience with sexual molestation 
came at the age of 4.

It happened again at the age of 6.

Her mother yelled at her for allowing the boy to 'tickle' her.
In other words, it was her fault.

When she was fifteen, a police officer picked her up in a bear hug and kissed her fully on the lips.

She told no one, who would believe her?

At seventeen, a stranger stalked her while she walked to the bus stop.

She told her mother.

Her mother said she'd asked for it.



She tried to hide from her abuser behind a locked door.

He took the door off its hinges and dragged her by her feet to his bed.


Her boss raped her.

She told no one but left her job.

It changed her life profoundly.

Fear of men became the norm.


Yes, 

I am all these women.


Men have been taking advantage of women since the dawn of time.

For years it's been a given that if you're a woman, men will accost you.

But what hurts the most is that when you do share your experience or fear.

Others will dismiss the occurrence or place the blame for it on you.

Soon, we've accepted that blame, and when the unspeakable happens, we suppress it, learn to live with it, and the rapist goes free.

The only way this will change is if we keep talking about our experiences.

We can't let these men off the hook, even while judges are reluctant to punish them fully.

Even when the first response is, why did you wait so long?

What were you wearing?

Why were you drunk?

Or the worst expression of all.

Boys will be boys!

Please don't elect this misogynist.

This view of women, his view, and the views being expressed by his supporters will become the norm.

Then we all pay the price!


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

UNSHACKLED KARMA





In my opinion, what's happening to the Republican Party is karma.

What goes around comes around.

In December of 2008, 
former Congressman Eric Cantor
hosted a meeting to discuss:



Mitch McConnell called a similar meeting on the day of the inauguration of President Barack Obama.




 These men set the stage for the 'do nothing Congress' and made racism acceptable.


What's happening now is going on because of the failed leadership of the men in that meeting.

The outcome of this election will either bring us a

hope-filled future
OR
a Hell of our own making.

Because it's an election and majority rules,
well, most of the time.

These men wore their racism like a mandate from the American people, forgetting that the American people voted for change and elected a black president. 

Men such as these are still running our government because of a political system that allows money to buy the elections and unless term limits are instituted,
 men like this will be there until they die.

Our only way of firing these miscreants is to vote them out of office like we did Eric Cantor!


Despite the money flowing, please do your part and vote – it's our right – it's our duty!




Sunday, October 9, 2016

TRICKLE DOWN RACISM

I've been silent with regards to the election process for a while now because each day it just gets crazier and crazier. The language, the lies, the continued repeating of the lies, and then there's the truth.

The truth that the man running for the job of president of this great country is, well, he's beyond description. The way he treats others is repugnant, whether you're a woman, disabled, or simply different from him. And let's be clear, everyone is different from him.


Then there's the treatment of Hillary Clinton. It's a sad reflection of the attitude that women are still second-class. If, and that's a huge if when it comes to the norm for our country where an election is won via sound bites that are devoid of any truth. 

To know a candidate, all it takes is a bit of research, but so few will do the work required. Instead, they rely on Facebook, outrageous online stories, and the famous if completely devoid of the truth – sound bite.

Learn about Hillary’s vision and the issues she’ll fight for as president.


Should I comment on the latest news regarding DJT? Honestly, it's too ridiculous! It's beyond sad for our country that such an individual as DJT, simply because he has money, continues to represent the basest of the base.

'Apprentice' producer: There are 'far worse' tapes of Trump 


He continues to spout his lies, repeating them over, and over again to the cheers of his supporters. It sickens the soul.

Am I disgusted with the lack of government action for the last eight years? Yes, more than I can even express.

Congress, which is made up of mostly old white men decided after the election in 2008 that they could not, would not, allow a black man to succeed in the job of President.

They've succeeded.

However, these folks need to go. We need to vote them out of office since we can't 'fire' them any other way. They are the ones who ruined our economy, destroyed any possibility of jobs, kept our infrastructure from being rebuilt and made health insurance barely workable. This Congress has held us at stop for eight years, not President Obama.

Respect used to be a given when it came to the President. Not anymore! These men, in that restaurant in Washington on that inauguration day changed that! They showed the new President zero respect, and it has snowballed!

In my opinion, he's one of the greatest Presidents we've ever seen or will ever see. My God, the man's patience, and humility are unbelievable! And he has, in his own way done more for our country than that group of sit on their hands (asses) do nothing Congress!

Our nation has made steps forward despite the lack of movement by these men. However, the truth is their attitude toward our President fueled the racism we now see. Including all the violence against the police, and the violence against our own population - it all started with that backroom meeting.

SECRET MEETING TO PLAN OBAMA TAKEDOWN BEGAN ON INAUGURATION NIGHT

Was what he did treasonous?

 Instead of a trickle down economy, we got trickle down racism. These men decided not to support a black president, and that gave the rest of the country the right to do the same. It started with the Republicans, but Democrats climbed on board too, after all, many of them are just as racist. Racism is not partisan.

If these men had seen the greatness of this election for what it was. OMG – how different things could have been. If they had acted on all the positive, things President Obama wanted to achieve, again how different the world would have looked. Instead, they stopped all movement forward. Determined to destroy the man before he even started and all because he is black!

Shame! Shame! Shame!

This is a fact, never spoken, never ever voiced, even by all the talking heads, because accusing someone of being racist is bad manners. However, folks we are all racist. It's the way we were raised.

Can racism be overcome?

Of course, but it takes work.

It takes purpose, and it takes understanding.

Mostly it takes leadership. Something we had and have now squandered!


The fact is, all humans are racist, ALL!

But we also all have the ability to rise above it!



PLEASE VOTE!




Monday, September 5, 2016

HOW THE LIARS WIN!


               I read an article today that I wanted to pass onto you. It's all about HOW THE LIARS WIN. The Republican Party is famous for their 'sound bite' ads and yes, they are usually lying. This article goes into detail regarding the election of G W Bush and the tactics that were used then, and how those same tactics are being used now!

Written by Paul Krugman and titled Opinion: Hillary Clinton Gets Gored

        

         DJ Trump can barely open his mouth without a lie falling out, and yet everyone, especially the media, gives this racist a pass. No one makes him answer for his bombastic revelations. In fact, their coverage of him and his antics gives them credence, and now people are repeating his lies as fact!

         Hillary Clinton dedicated her entire life to serving others, and she is all but crucified for something that was not her fault! How many times have you been grilled or had to answer questions on the run or off the cuff, and you didn't have all the answers. She's the damn Secretary of State, not the Secretary to the CEO. She has others working for her, and I believe she's done the best she could. Has she made mistakes, yes, we all have. And she's answered for them. Others have used unofficial email accounts. The worst lies about Hillary are about the charity she and her husband created. They seem to imply it has some sort of political influence around the world when it's only done GOOD for others.

         Has D J Trump answered for anything? Where are his tax reports, and where's his accurate health report? The man is a menace to all that is good!


         Wake up America or the liars will win again!





Monday, August 22, 2016

WILL APATHY DECIDE THE FUTURE


I haven't been watching the talking heads this week. Watching them step all over themselves while they work hard to give a man with no substance – substance. They should be calling him out for what he really is – a bigoted narcissist, a blight on all that's right about America and a liar that couldn't speak the truth if his life depended on it.

It's ridiculous and getting more so. For my own sanity, I needed to get out in the garden and try to forget the nonsense that is our political system. Yet I worry that I'm not the only one tired of the process. I've heard more people say this year that they won't even bother to vote, and that frightens me more than anything does.


Apathy is what will truly kill America. Apathy will get the moron elected. Apathy is real! Please, please, please get involved, stay involved, and VOTE!


Thursday, August 11, 2016

THE HELL WITH PARTY LOYALTY?

VOTE YOUR CONSCIOUS!

I've been a registered Republican, Independent, and Democrat! Also, I have never voted the 'party ticket.' I'd prefer to be registered as an independent, but in my state, you can't vote in the primary, and Independents have no voice, so I changed to Democrat (something I did this year because of DJT!). Years ago, I changed my affiliation from Republican to Independent because of the 'party line' or platform situation. Groups of people go into a room and decide what issues the rest of us are supposed to support. Total nonsense!


The idea of 'party line' or platform, reminded me of the time my church asked me to sign their creed! I make up my own mind, about all things! Even at sixteen, I couldn't buy the line "Jesus descended into Hell" Uh, sorry, not buying it. I don't believe in Hell, as a place. For me, evil is a lack of light! Just as ignorance is a lack of knowledge and intolerance is a lack of empathy! I'm one of those folks that believe in life after death (and not the walking on clouds in a white gown, bowing down to a man on a throne!). I also believe that your sins in this life determine the rewards or lack thereof in the next life.



Please vote for the 'right' candidate! Just because he or she is in the party you've signed up for doesn't make them the best candidate! For God's sake, think for yourself! Quoting the sound bites you hear on the news shows won't cut it! Educate yourself, read, and make sure it's something besides the local paper or the evening news. 

Investigate; take the time to know your candidate. Know your own mind. You have one. Use it!

I'm a moderate – I believe in a woman's right to choose! I believe in an individual's right to own a gun, but not in an individual's right to own an Uzi! I want background checks on ALL sales!

A living wage. Please!

When I moved out, or rather was thrown out as a teenager, I managed to get a job and pay for lodging (it was only a room, but still). After I attained my high school degree, I could afford an apartment and a car, including insurance, on a wage of $7.50 an hour. That's impossible today. I recently applied for a professional job and was told the wage was $8.00 an hour. I almost couldn't believe it. Even after I graduated from college, and tried to negotiate a better salary, I was told 'if you don't take the job, someone else will.' It's impossible today to get a living wage. Even worse, is that raises and bonuses are totally off the table. Thirty years later and the wages are impossibly low! This is madness!

At my husband's company, they will only hire people if they'll accept 18 to 20 hours a week. It's to avoid having to provide healthcare and other benefits. My husband can't keep staff and yet management doesn't see an issue. They expect him to hold the sales to wage ratio down, and he does, at the cost of his own health. He works 60 to 70 hours a week to make up for a lack of workers and his desire to meet the ratio his company requires. 

These corporate rules, which many companies use are asinine! 

This article about India and the corporate pressure, well, it isn't only happening there!


I want fair immigration for ALL immigrants. Let those poor folks who've been here for ages get their records straight. Shipping people back. Ridiculous!

I don't understand why immigration is such a problem, or maybe I do! Whenever I've been hired, I have to prove I'm a citizen. So how are all these illegals working here? The corporations allow illegal Immigrants to work for them. They don't have to report them for taxes or pay their share. They also don't have to offer them a fair wage. The rich are getting rich off the undocumented, and they don't want that to change! Typical!

ALL Americans deserve health care and not at the exorbitant prices now out there. I'm for national healthcare for all! Even now, folks are paying for healthcare and not going to the doctor!

I don't want another war, but we have to honor our commitments, but for me, it's through diplomacy. President Obama did that beautifully with Iran. Diplomacy is essential! This idea of throwing money at dictators and then expecting them to conform is ridiculous! I don't want boots on the ground, in a country that doesn't even like us, why make our boys the target from the enemy and the allies? Stupid!



We need to do more to help with the refugee crises, world starvation, and poverty, here in the U. S. and worldwide! We live in a global community and need to recognize that!

We are one race! The human race! 

Well some of us are – those that discriminate, spout violence, cause violence or are violent and intolerant are sub-humans from the planet – Idiot. They came to earth to destroy humanity – now one of them is running for the most powerful office in the world! Are we doomed?

This post tells you a little about me and gives you a glimpse of what I believe. Who are you? What do you believe?



 DON'T LET OTHERS DECIDE FOR YOU!