Saturday, January 21, 2017

Weeping endurth for the night...


Quote from book I read many moons ago came to mind this morning: weeping endurth for the night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Ya know how some authors put a quote on a page before the novel or book begins? Maybe if I think long on it, I will remember the author. It is a Bible quote. It came to me this morning because of a Facebook friend who is shedding tears today, Jan. 20th, 2017. She is not the only one crying.

Me? I prefer to laugh, not cry. As mentioned, Michelle can go high. Me? I go low.

Yes, yes, I know its not funny, the end of the United States as we have known it; end of First Constitution rights, no more, "give us your tired, your hungry, your poor," thank you. A wall? I wrote on a calendar one year: the best thing to happen this year is they tore down the Berlin wall. To give you an idea of how I feel about walls.

Build bridges, not walls, oh well.

Read a comment from an interview in D.C. this morning. Person said T$$$$ will be a unifier. ROFL

No way is their god going to unite me with White Nationalists raising my right arm in a Nazi salute saying "Heil Trump." They can drag me off to the detention centers (built under Bush/Cheney,) pour water down my nose, and use other forms of torture, but it ain't gonna happen.

Scary thought, that. I am old, so hopefully would drown with first drops of water poured down my nose. Hopefully my body could withstand all the pain inflicted upon me by those people who desire me to pledge allegiance to a country lead by a man that, for the record, goes against all my beliefs.

I believe a president should have higher ethnic standards than the average citizen. They should never, ever, mock the disabled. And why did the CEO in Chief mock the reporter? Because, gasp, the reporter pointed out a fallacy the child/man stated to be fact.

New rule: thou shalt not correct the man or you are in for swift retaliation. He wants more atomic bombs. We have enough of those; the money would be better used for education or even for National Endowment for the Arts. Or Humanity. I am not familiar with the second, but it sounds good.

He does not believe in the concept of heroes. Um, I guess the fire fighter that went into a burning building to rescue someone pets did not perform a courageous act? Likewise many, many firefighters. The person who stops at an automobile accident and puts their life at risk to drag unconscious driver or passenger out of a car? Not courageous?

I might not call people I admire heroes, but the question asked if he had any models ~ heroes that you steer by ~ people you look up to from the past.

I might say, Jesus, even though I do not consider myself Christian, I do try to model my behavior according to his teachings.

Gandhi, Aristotle, Plato, Kahlil Gibran come to mind as people from the past. Have learned from Deepak Chopra, Richard Bach, Norman Vincent Peale, Marianne Williamson, Joan Fericy, Peter McWilliams, music of Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson ~ to name a few models, persons to steer by. Michelle and Barack Obama inspired me to be a better person.

For the record, I have a hard time trusting a man who does not read, that has no role models.

Song lyric: we start out walking and learn to run. That is, we learned to become the adults that we are by others who showed or taught us life lessons.

Jerry Butler sang it: get up off your knees, 'cause only the strong survive.

Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions sang it: what's that I see? A great big stone wall stands there ahead of me ~ keep on pushing...

Gee whiz, he might have said: Muhammad Ali ~ ya, know, "I am the greatest." He not only politiced* like Hillary, he stole a page from Obama's playbook. (Against the Iraq war at the start, bragged, "I called it," even though there are videos of his stating he was against it, but hey, it worked for Barack...)

*past tense of politic as a verb?











Friday, January 20, 2017

Let The Record Show

Read Let The Record Show by John Pavlovitz via a Facebook post. When I try to link directly to the link, it comes up "database error;" thus adding link to his Facebook page ~ you may have to scroll to find Let The Record Show post ~ at the moment he has it pinned to top of his Timeline.

https://www.facebook.com/johnpavlovitzofficial/posts/1325931907430010

I want to add my own Let The Record Show to his list, that expresses how I feel.

Let the record show that I never considered a dumb arse Birther to be fit to be president of the United States of America. Astonishes me that so many supposedly patriotic U.S. citizens thought otherwise. Come on, man, he disrespected President Obama. He showed that he is gullible enough to believe, in his words, fake news. A loud, outspoken cry over utter nonsense, showing his lack of intelligence and critical thinking right there.

Michelle Obama says go high. I admire her and Barack's ability to let insults roll of their backs, but I tend to go low. Ape in heels? Transvestite? Lynch him? Show me your birth certificate? Your long form? (WTF is that?) Oh, yeah, the new guy  believed President Obama's grandparents had enough money to bribe a doctor, hospital, local newspaper to lie about Barack's birth ~ 'cause, du-oh, they knew someday he would grow up to run for president?

If the Trumpers and Trumpettes were paying attention they would notice how often what their man accuses other people of is actually what his own faults. He has had enough money to bribe (calls it "pay to play," buying political favors via large campaign contributions, ya see.) Perhaps they have never known a person like that.

I learned that long ago; when you look over your shoulder to see who your accuser is talking to, because the accusations do not bear any resemblance to who you are, you know it is transference, or psychological projection. A trait of a sociopath.

You can bet your boopie (not sure what that is, but the word popped into my mind,) the new guy will not be let insults roll off his back.  He is quick to anger, quick to rehabilitate even when the insult is simply reporting truth about what he said or did.

As some would say: class to trash.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Give Him a Chance

Can not say how many times I have seen comments on shared Facebook articles pleading, "Give him a chance."

WTF

There are no do-overs in life. That is why peeps should elect qualified people to represent citizen interests, most especially when the office is the highest in the United States of America.

President Obama can not go back in time and not name Hillary Clinton Secretary of State. What a different election this would have been if he could. Quite recently I saw comments complaining about President Obama ~ he was just a Junior Senator, he was just a community organizer ~ they seem to forget that he was also a State Senator. Those things made Obama 100% more qualified than the arse those same critical citizens decided would do a better job.

If only we give him a chance.

That is like giving the CEO of Ace Hardware a chance to prove he can fix your toilet, or build your house. Likely that CEO would have more knowledge of replacing a flush valve or window installation than, say, your dentist, but that would not mean that s/he could actually perform the work.

Oh, lets give the guy a chance, maybe my new house will not fall down upon my head; maybe I will not have to hire a trained plumber to clean up the mess CEO caused.

He still has time to undo his first mistake ~ naming two men with no government experience (unless one considers being Chairman of the Republican Committee as working for the government,) to be Chief of Staff and Chief Strategist. A biased alt-right news executive? Will he do it? Nah, he owes Bannon a political favor; do not know much about Priebus.

"Punch him in the face. I will pay your legal fees." 

T-arse will undo his numerous calls for violence by now looking straight at the camera, pointing, saying "Stop it," to his fans?

Give him a chance?

Imagine a natural disaster right now; earthquake leveling Manhattan, perhaps.

T-bone will first go to his Twitter account ~ "this is not fair," then call his son, daughter, son-in-law asking, "What do I do now? Is this gonna hurt our business? Order cases of relabeled bottle water. Will make a killing selling that stuff. No wait, I am pres now. Give away the water. And wine, Donald Jr. start giving away wine. It is the Mexicans. The Mexicans did this.

Earthquake? What earthquake? It is a hoax started by the Chinese. USGS? What is that? Never heard of them.

National Guard get on down to my Towers, the blacks are looting my gold fixtures. Do not stop and frisk them, just execute them."

Nah, that would be too many words for the T-man.

Every president makes mistakes; think it was Lincoln who said (or reportedly said) he just did whatever made sense at the time.

A person who does not know the Constitution (ever heard of the First Amendment, D$$$$$?) whose foreign relations experience extends to business dealings in other countries, who needs to have outgoing president tutor or mentor him, 'cause he is clueless as to what a U.S.  president does.

A person like that, will be making a lot of mistakes. Hopefully not costly ones.

Give him a break?

Y'all gave him a break when you decided the president of the United States should get on the job training. Too bad the rest of us will suffer consequences of his behavior right along with y'all.

As Bill Clinton once said: Gimme a break.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Divided States of America

People are telling us we need to get over the election and unite with each other. We all know the saying, united we stand divided we fall.

How does the new CEO in Chief expect to unite an African/American citizen with a Klansman? The Klansman would just as soon as put a rope around the black guy's neck and hang him than to embrace him.

C'mon, man. Not happening.

This election officially divided the nation; we are now The Divided States of America.

On the one side are citizens who approve of a multi-cultured, diverse nation; on the other side are the Confederate Flag wavers, those who want a nation only of white, European men (huh, I thought we were situated in North America, not Europe, but that is what they say.)

On the winning side we have the haters, the misinformed, the bigots, sexists, misogynists, homophobic, anti-Semitics, Klansmen ~ the underbelly of society.

On the losing side we have the lovers of liberty, the First Amendment, the 14th Amendment, logical or critical thinkers, the ones that know history does repeat itself, but never thought it could happen here. The haters of a two-party rigged system.

The winners are those who believe the earth is flat; who do not believe that ice bergs melting, warming ocean temperatures means climate change, just a hoax started by the Chinese; the religious fanatics who kill doctors, bomb clinics, insist WE ARE A CHRISTIAN COUNTRY as if shouting it online will convince those who know, that we are a country that allows for freedom to worship ~ any ole religion a body chooses or none at all.

Who knows, maybe homosexual men will unite with Pence, accept electroshock treatment to turn them into heterosexual men. I don't know. You tell me.

C'mon, man, get real.

You will never unite me in hate with the haters. Could be wrong, maybe the haters will suddenly drop their anger and learn to love the rest of humanity. I will not hold my breath on that one.

Peace.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Morning Call Powerball Winner Allentown Pennsylvania


Read an article in the Morning Call about a big Powerball winner; the ticket was sold in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Maybe someone I knew won it? Ha, ha.


There was one comment on the article. I tried in vain to post a reply to that comment, but the online site would not let me do so, even though I was signed into my account.  Thus I snipped and clipped the comment.








Twilliams thinks only a Republican winner should be entitled to collect their winnings. Huh? Entitled? I thought the Repub's were anti-entitlements.

Williams used the word Liberals rather than Democrats, claiming they would just blow the money away.

Okay, Mr. Williams, I know Democrats (one says she is very liberal) living in Allentown, PA.

None of them buy malt liquor; one buys Coors Light, another Budweiser Blue, another drinks wine, the other does not drink, except for an occasional Margarita or other alcoholic beverage being served at a party, even a beer now and then.

The companies they blow away their money on would be Giants, Redners, Wegmens, Journeys, Barnes & Noble, Christmas Tree Store, Target, AT&T, PSEG, Verizon, Service Electric Cable, Ross Dress for Less, Wawa, 7/11, CVS, Walgreens, Vets, dentists, doctors, hospitals (their health insurance providers do not cover all services,) Shell (I never really paid attention to the places where they buy gas for their vehicles, but do know one of them was Shell.)...

Could not begin to list them all.

One is big on Farmers Markets, likes to buy locally grown, organic, free range eggs, and stuff like that. She thinks lottery tickets are a silly waste of money. Her husband will buy an occasional scratch off ticket, (most often the winners sit in a drawer until they expire.) Once in a while another guy will buy lottery tickets ~ like when the Power Ball has a big jackpot.

I can not attest to the worthiness of those companies, and I can not ask T Williams to enlighten me as to how his snottiness determines which companies are.

The above people also "blow away" money donating to places like St. Jude's Children's Hospital, American Cancer Society, WWF (probably not deemed worthy by Williams,) World Vision ~ charities deemed worthy by those who benefit from those donations.

The only Allentown Republican I personally know gives his money to McDonalds, Mary Ann's Donut Shop, Ahart's Market, CVS ~ other places, I am sure. He drinks every day; maybe I will ask him what he drinks next time I see him. He never said "having a beer," so I assume he drinks hard liquor. Having seen him walking unsteadily towards home, I suspect he imbibes at a local bar.

He does not strike me as the kind of man that donates to worthwhile charities; being low income, and a habitual drinker. Although the Republican I know from out of town, does shower his daughters, granddaughters with lottery tickets, and he is a raging alcoholic. That man used to vote straight Democrat tickets until President Obama came along; loves the Donald. He likes to steal stuff.

I wonder how T Williams would feel about that T-lover giving lottery winnings to all those Democrats.

I do not know if my 83-year-old neighbor is a liberal. I do know she thought T$$$$ a clown, did not vote because she was sure citizens would not vote for the no-nothing, disgusting, uncouth man. She favored Hillary in this election.

She does not drink malt liquor; do not know if she buys alcoholic beverages of any kind. She has to watch her blood sugar, a heart attack survivor. Companies she gives her money to are the usual ~ pharmacies, hospitals, health insurance provider, doctors, eye doctor, and of course, the company that owns the building where she rents an apartment.

She does like to go to the Sands Casino when she has extra money saved. I do not know if a Casino is a worthwhile company. She does not play lotteries. If she won big at the Casino, she would likely be giving it to her family & friends children.

Okay this is long but those Democrats T Williams disses ~

...a young woman lost her battle with cancer leaving behind a bereaved husband and two children. Those unworthy Democrats gave money to the Go Fund Me account to help the husband pay for medical bills and funeral expenses. They have also volunteered time to serve meals to the homeless or hungry.

Yeah, real bad people those "liberals" are.

T Williams needs to get out, meet people, shed his prejudiced views before sharing his thoughts on who is worthy of winning a large Powerball jackpot. Jerk.




Saturday, November 12, 2016

Thinking Out Loud

Thinking out loud or more accurately typing thoughts for all to read.

Someone wrote, "The pen is mightier than the sword." Okay, I took a few seconds to look it up:  
Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Perhaps I should begin anew, edit the sentence, but I am typing out loud.

Aside: I wrote a letter to President Obama that never made it from mind to paper; pendulum swings both ways; noticed an article of that title in my e-mail inbox. Happens a lot; I think it, someone else writes, publishes my thoughts. Okay, back to my thoughts...
Is it true that the pen is mightier than the sword? I dunno, you tell me.

People on Facebook posted stuff I took personally ~ Get over it, she lost, go home, no more politics or STFU. That disturbed me. I am not upset because Hillary lost the election, did not support her, if she had lost to, say, Jeb Bush, it would be ho hum, business as usual. This is not a business as usual election. The winner promises to make drastic changes that will set progress made in these here United States of America, back to 1950s U.S. of A.

Goodbye First Amendment guarantees. Hello KKK rule. Goodbye woman's right to choose. Hello women dying because they will no longer be able to terminate a tubal pregnancy, an 
amniotic fluid poison pregnancy, an intrauterine death pregnancy. 

My mother had one ~ her baby "born dead," as she said, later learned the correct term was "still born," just recently learned it is an intrauterine death pregnancy. In today's world, a doctor can detect a dead fetus, advice a Cesarean to remove the fetus. The woman, as at least one, I read about, can opt to carry that fetus to term and deliver the unborn baby. That woman wanted the dead child to be born, then held a funeral for it.

Of course, in my mother's case, that still born child was one of a twin and the other lived. There are also pregnancies where the mother learns her baby is not developing properly in the womb; partial brain, other birth defects. Takes a special kind of love to opt to bear a child like that. Not all women are capable of doing so or have enough income to care for a brain dead child, or child with other disabilities.

The first thing I consider when evaluating a candidate is if they support Roe vs. Wade. That rules out many candidates at the starting gate. It is my single most important qualification for an elected official ~ that they support a woman's right to choose ~ that is not the same thing as approving of a doctor assisted termination of pregnancy.

Citizens can rant and rave, call other women "baby killers," but they do not have the information the woman has, the circumstances of her life that has her choosing to abort. It seems so simple to me, those are the people who need to STFU. Do not need, nor want, a president who refers to a Cesarean as "ripping it out of the womb."

Truly, those types of pregnancies abort themselves. Pence, however, will have women prove that the miscarriage was natural. WTF? Criminalized without cause? How will Pence accomplish that? Arrest the ladies, try them in a court of law? He, and Trump, and all the men who want to overturn Roe vs. Wade have never, will never experience labor and birth pains. Not their right to force females to go through that just to deliver a dead fetus or baby with severe birth defects. But they rule, so...

...helpless, hopeless, despairing for all girls growing up now.

Strayed from my thought. Is the pen mightier than the sword? Not if no one reads what one writes. I did a lot of blogging ~ think I had 6 of them at the same time, for a while. I wrote articles. No one read them. I have thoughts, opinions, I want to share, I hope to influence people ~ to understand, to consider different points of view ~ maybe even change their belief.

Aside: never mind, will start a new blog post.

So if one wants to be heard, Facebook is a good place to do it. People may skip over my Timeline posts and shares, but I often get Likes on my comments, and some replies to continue a conversation.

Have not seen, however,  that I influenced anyone. Maybe I should just STFU. I often type something then delete it. Do not know what possessed me to do this post. Just thinking out loud.


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Yeck

Women wearing T-shirts inviting a  married presidential candidate to group them and talk ditty to them?

Yeck.