Rough week? Just go golfing. . .

“Yeah, haven’t finished filling more than a majority of my appointments, but people have been mean to me so I will go golf and feel better.”

That is what I imagine 45 says as he heads out again for the weekend to golf. And the business of the Federal Government goes undone or worse is being done by Congress without an Executive branch leader.

I am not seething with anger but more than mildly irritated by the complete incompetence of people who are supposedly leading my country. With no checks and balances, not much is getting done that benefits the majority of the USA’s citizens. Only those with much money are benefiting from the current regime.

Yes, I am irritated, Instead of sitting quietly by, I am calling my senators and representative in Congress. I am voicing my expectations and displeasure; praising when work is done and the constituents are not only listened to but benefit from their actions.

I will not go quietly into the night or this awful regime.

And I will never ever golf. . .

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Ignorance or Stupidity?

Regardless of ignorance or stupidity, what is it that leads people to ignore evidence? Yes, there are plenty of papers, articles, stories, blogs, that attempt to answer that question, but people still ignore reality, ignore science, ignore common sense, and ignore the majority of people. Why?

In the USA, greed, selfishness, apathy, and falsely representing religious values seem to be running rampant to the point of running our government. We do not elect the president anymore (I know the electoral college does); in fact almost half of all eligible, registered voters did not vote because they could not stand either candidate and felt their vote would not count if they voted a third-party candidate, or they barred from voting lacking the “proper” ID, or they were too apathetic. Did these people not pay attention in their P-12 american government/history or civic/citizen courses? I have no use for apathy. Those who did not vote have no right to complain about the outcome or use the outcome to justify their lack of voting.  I have no respect for people who chose to not vote. I am angered by those barred from voting.

IF the winning candidate was an honest, ethical (not necessarily aligned to my ethics but aligned to honesty and respect), possessed a working knowledge of government, I could easily accept that the person I voted for did not win. However, that is not the case.

The winner is a user, a bully, misogynist, racist, bigoted, and uses his intelligence not to solve problems but to cause problems, to stir up the disenchanted who feel they been ignored by the federal government, who do not want to think for themselves but want someone else to lead. Sheep, yes, but dangerous sheep since they rule their lives by reacting not by being proactive, not by being educated on issues and solutions, who are not problem-solvers or critical thinkers. People who feel they have been slighted but refuse to take the steps themselves to advocate for themselves.

The winner who lies, embraces whomever will pay his bills (except the majority of taxpayers), who has no allegiance to the United States of America or her citizens, but worships not just the almighty dollar (who doesn’t want to have sufficient funds to live in their own home, can afford medical necessities, feed their family, take a vacation, etc.?), corruption, privilege as power, and you get the picture. Those people who voted for him and the electoral college think they will be better off and those in the electoral college probably will be due to their monied connections. However, the citizens who want to be led, they will be hurt a LOT.  IN the wake of this disaster, innocent children and elderly will also be harmed. People who did not choose to have a medical condition that requires expensive treatment or chronic treatment. People who pay their bills, who pay their taxes, people who find the work they need to support their family, people who believe if you work hard enough, you will prosper. People I love.

My anger is more to the people who take no responsibility for their actions, this includes most of the people in Congress-house of representatives and the senate, those who self-righteously think they are owed something and are not receiving it but think non-white, non-US Americans are, people who hid behind their religious beliefs to hate.

My frustrations lie in my inability to educate. I produced facts with evidence and yet, beliefs without evidence won out. Even the current president makes decisions based on the whims of his own imaginations, the agenda of others who have money (=power) with a chip on their shoulder for some reason.  Okay, I will say, because of white supremacy which is a fallacy. Their whiteness, their privilege because of their skin color has been threatened and with money they have bought their way to the white house and congress. And those of us who still believe in the goodness of others and their agendas suffer a setback that hits an unexpected grab of our private parts.

I am angry. I am frustrated. But I am not quitting. I will continue to fight for those who are discriminated against for the color of their skin, the origin of their family, the choice of their spouse, for those who are female, for those who are repressed. We all would like to have an easier life; but if I refuse to speak up and speak out, then I will have turned my back on justice, equality and equity, and humanity.

“Damn the torpedoes! full speed ahead!”–Adm. David Glasgow Farragut, circa  ~1863.

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In an “Obama” State of Mind

Today is a day of reflection and nostalgic look back on what a great president, a good person, looks like. Short of words, long on tears.

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

I am sickened, disheartened, and could scream so many times these days. These days of lies bantered around as facts by an “arrogant bastard” as my mom calls him. You know the one with no facts, just accusations who keeps everyone from looking behind the scenes at what Congress is attempting to do.

When did lying, cheating, disrespecting, and hating any diversity become acceptable? When did the USA I grew up in and loved for its’ richness of diversity and depth of character, its’ compassion and willingness to lend a helping hand become this? When did decency become illegal and reason to beat one up, if not physically at least verbally?

Time to speak up and speak out! Now is not the time to remain quiet.

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Constitution? We don’t need no stinking Constitution.

In the past three weeks, the “Protect-Drumpf-at-All-Costs” camp has stirred the pot, attempted to normalize indecency and indiscretion, utilized the bully tactics against any who might question their lies, and has been nothing short of batshit crazy.

Since the Republicans have turned a deaf ear to their constituents, there will be no impeachment. Invoking amendment 25 probably won’t happen. So what is the protocol when the president of the United States of America goes to jail? He is going to slip up one too many times, rant one too many times, and someone is going to finally turn over the “smoking gun” that will put him away.

Our constitution will protect us and the judiciary will see to it. My faith in the system was wavering but the 9th circuit court’s decision today, steadied it up. And given my hope that sooner rather than later, we will see the end of this travesty called Drumpf.

Pence? That is for another post and day.

 

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Enough! Stop Idiocracy!

I know I am not the only one who is beyond themselves with consternation about the lack of credibility of the current president of USA. He seems to think  no one knows anything but him? He simply makes up stuff to fit his reality. Then when he is corrected or even questioned, he attacks defiantly and without thought.

Why is he allowed to “govern” without a mental health check-up? Amendment 25 needs to be implemented and not soon, now.

While there are some who are worried he will start a war, I think most of the rest of the world knows we are dealing with someone who is playing with a full deck. I am not even sure the light is on and no one is home.

Those who are in charge, please do your job!

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I will not “get over it” but I am moving on!

I did not vote for Drumpf. I do not support the current regime in DC. Do not tell me, to get over it. I am moving on. I am moving on to Resistance!

I will not be silent. I will not be blind. I will be angry and use that as motivation to remain vigilant. Drumpf must be stopped from destroying my country. Those who do nothing in Congress also must be stopped.

I do not have extra money as a full-time student nor time finishing up my dissertation, but I do have the desire for my nephews, nieces, grandchildren to live in a free, democratic country. I will not stop fighting this ugly time. He is not my president.

Resistance!

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