Sunday Night


Sunday night my kind hearted, gentle 25-year-old grandson suffering mental anguish over the horrible things that happened in his life most significantly the loss of his mother, my daughter five years ago in Feb. took his own life by stepping in front of a vehicle traveling the Interstate at 70 miles per hour.
We are all so devastated and at a loss right now, in shock and disbelief.
He is now with his momma and at peace …finally, although we here on earth are stumbling like drunks through the days and nights.

DT’s America


A* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the DOJ’s Violence Against Women programs.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Minority Business Development Agency.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Economic Development Administration.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the International Trade Administration.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Legal Services Corporation.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Civil Rights Division of the DOJ.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Environmental and Natural Resources Division of the DOJ.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Electricity Deliverability and Energy Reliability.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
* On January 19th, 2017, DT said that he would cut funding for the Office of Fossil Energy.
* On January 20th, 2017, DT ordered all regulatory powers of all federal agencies frozen.
* On January 20th, 2017, DT ordered the National Parks Service to stop using social media after RTing factual, side by side photos of the crowds for the 2009 and 2017 inaugurations.
* On January 20th, 2017, roughly 230 protestors were arrested in DC and face unprecedented felony riot charges. Among them were legal observers, journalists, and medics.
* On January 20th, 2017, a member of the International Workers of the World was shot in the stomach at an anti-fascist protest in Seattle. He remains in critical condition.
* On January 21st, 2017, DT brought a group of 40 cheerleaders to a meeting with the CIA to cheer for him during a speech that consisted almost entirely of framing himself as the victim of a dishonest press.
* On January 21st, 2017, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer held a press conference largely to attack the press for accurately reporting the size of attendance at the inaugural festivities, saying that the inauguration had the largest audience of any in history, “period.”
* On January 22nd, 2017, White House advisor Kellyann Conway defended Spicer’s lies as “alternative facts” on national television news.
* On January 22nd, 2017, DT appeared to blow a kiss to director James Comey during a meeting with the FBI, and then opened his arms in a gesture of strange, paternal affection, before hugging him with a pat on the back.
* On January 23rd, 2017, DT reinstated the global gag order, which defunds international organizations that even mention abortion as a medical option.
* On January 23rd, 2017, Spicer said that the US will not tolerate China’s expansion onto islands in the South China Sea, essentially threatening war with China.
* On January 23rd, 2017, DT repeated the lie that 3-5 million people voted “illegally” thus costing him the popular vote.
* On January 23rd, 2017, it was announced that the man who shot the anti-fascist protester in Seattle was released without charges, despite turning himself in.
* On January 24th, 2017, Spicer reiterated the lie that 3-5 million people voted “illegally” thus costing DT the popular vote.
* On January 24th, 2017, DT tweeted a picture from his personal Twitter account of a photo he says depicts the crowd at his inauguration and will hang in the White House press room. The photo is curiously dated January 21st, 2017, the day AFTER the inauguration and the day of the Women’s March, the largest inauguration-related protest in history.
* On January 24th, 2017, the EPA was ordered to stop communicating with the public through social media or the press and to freeze all grants and contracts.
* On January 24th, 2017, the USDA was ordered to stop communicating with the public through social media or the press and to stop publishing any papers or research. All communication with the press would also have to be authorized and vetted by the White House.
* On January 24th, 2017, HR7, a bill that would prohibit federal funding not only to abortion service providers but to any insurance coverage, including Medicaid, that provides abortion coverage, went to the floor of the House for a vote.
* On January 24th, 2017, Director of the Department of Health and Human Service nominee Tom Price characterized federal guidelines on transgender equality as “absurd.”
* On January 24th, 2017, DT ordered the resumption of construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, while the North Dakota state congress considers a bill that would legalize hitting and killing protestors with cars if they are on roadways.
* On January 24th, 2017, it was that discovered police officers had used confiscated cell phones to search the emails and messages of the 230 demonstrators now facing felony riot charges for protesting on January 20th, including lawyers and journalists whose email accounts contain privileged information of clients and sources.
And today: the wall and a Muslim ban.
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My Political Anger


So far I have I have been angry, sad and embarrassed that we have such an idiot in the greatest leadership role of this country. I have been crying and shaking my head, banging it against an imagined wall and screaming inside since the election, I don’t know if I will ever be the same again.
I am today watching regulations that have been a protection against industrial pollution, climate control taken away with the stroke of a pen, placing an illegible signature, by a man claiming he wants to “bring jobs back to America” while he, his daughter and wife use third-world countries to manufacture their goods.
I am watching, waiting for health care for all to be wiped as clean as chalk on a chalkboard at the end of a school day, along with women’s rights, LGBT  rights, and POC disenfranchising,  waiting to see my Latin, Mexican, Muslim friends deported or denied entrance.
I am sad and I am angry, scared and embarrassed by this man now called “president.”
Living in my bubble or circle if you prefer for so long,I guess I should be glad this election ‘woke’ me to this reality show. Well, I am ‘woke’ and I am angry for a lot of reasons but above all, I am angry at the ones that believed all the bull shat lies, those that were too lazy in this day of technology to research policies and positions, those that couldn’t get off their purity cloud, their party over country and those that wouldn’t get off their asses to stand in line to do their duty, those same people that will stand in line for hours to get a concert or sports ticket but wouldn’t stand to exercise their right. I am angry and sad and frustrated and crying for the children of our world.
I am very proud of all those that marched yesterday and will in the future, know that even though I am unable to march I am and will continue to do my part with my keyboard, my phone calls and my meager dollars until this Russian is out of office.

If my position bothers you then unfollow, unfriend whatever at this time can’t have anyone around me that voted for  Moscow Don.
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Solitary Confinement


There are times in life when we need solitary confinement
Times when we are unable to control our emotions as we
react to another person, their words or attitude.
At times like these when anger, hurt, pity, or pain consume us
it is time to find that solitary place where we can think about our reaction,
our emotions, the way we allowed ourselves to feel and why.
I find my solace in the act of prayer, reading my bible and if I am lucky enough to be alone I go to the county lake to soak in Gods wonderful creation.
From the bounty of a vegetable or flower garden, a wooded hillside, a rushing river or a calm pond, birds soaring and singing, even the sound of a  dog barking all is His creation and being in the presence of His makings and immersing myself in His word, I find the peace I need. What do you do ?

Let No One Rule


“First, let no one rule your mind or body. Take special care that your thoughts remain unfettered… . Give men your ear, but not your heart. Show respect for those in power, but don’t follow them blindly. Judge with logic and reason, but comment not. Consider none your superior whatever their rank or station in life. Treat all fairly, or they will seek revenge. Be careful with your money. Hold fast to your beliefs and others will listen.”
― Christopher Paolini