Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

There are many things to be said about the great American tradition of Thanksgiving.  It has always been my one of my two favorite Holidays.

Aside from spending time with family and friends, for me, it's also a time of reflection and to be thankful for what I have not only as a family or individual but also as a nation.

Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the Holiday Season. While I am not a religious person, I do have values and morals and see the world as a wonderful, if not very unusual place to live in.  People are so very interesting.

I feel that we should try to better ourselves and try to understand people that don't always agree with us without being vile or abusive. I feel we should give as much as we can to charity and help people up, not kick them when they are down.   I believe that if you do the right thing, it will come back to you as it always has for me.

I consider myself lucky in life.

And for that, I am truly grateful.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Then They Came For Me

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
-- Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

Friday, November 11, 2016

Thank YOU Veterans Day

Thank you Veterans - for all you do for this Great Country of Ours

No matter how bad you think things are here...

There is always somewhere else that is worst...

Thank you to our Brave men and women of our Armed Forces

For keeping us Safe!

And for all those who Gave all.

Thank you.  

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Something to Look Forward To

The Election is over.

I am sad to say that it did not turn out the way that I had thought and hoped it would.  I have some fears, but I hold out Hope.  This was the biggest "FUCK YOU" anti-establishment vote that this Great Country has ever bore witness to.  We are living in history like some of the greatest events in our short 238 years of existence.  Do not kid yourself, this is BIG!

I was never a hard core Hillary supporter and I realized early on that there were so many more people (Bernie), and women, that would have made a better candidate.   While I love the idea of a woman President, I was not thrilled with Hillary, although I did come to like her more than I did when she was first nominated.  She is one tough cookie and no one can ever take that away from her.

I have worried what this country will be like with Mr. Trump as President.  While others seem to think he is the right one to govern this great nation of ours, I have had my doubts.  I feel as though I am living in a Jerry Springer episode.  But I am holding out hope.

As much as I have said in the past that we, as a nation, need to have a 3rd viable party, The Donald was not what I was talking about or what I envisioned.  But I guess that the general consensus is that, you get what you get, not what you want.  I just hope that after the 1st 100 days, I am proven wrong on all the fears that I have.  I want to be wrong, I really want to be wrong.

I have often been taken back by the sheer unbridled hatred that some of Trumps Supporters have shown towards Hillary and  President Obama.  Saying things and doing things that, quite frankly, I don't know how they sleep at night with a clear conscience.  Now I hear how upset some are over the Protests that are going on against Mr. Trump.  Kettle meet Pot...Do you really think it would have been different if the Donald lost? Don't you think for a second that people would have rallied proclaiming the Elections are fixed?

I suppose these are the times when we need hold onto hope.  I can imagine what our forefathers must have gone through when this great experiment didn't turn out the way they thought it should.  They always held onto the hope for a better, more brighter future. Even in the face of invading forces and a civil war to match no other, there were always some shining moments and then the ones we look back on with shame.  I am hoping that this is not one of those shameful times.

After 234 years of existence, this county is surely divided.  Just look at the vote, 119,176,385 people that voted in this Presidential Election, 59,687,671 voted for Hillary and 59,488,714 voted for Trump.  THE COUNTY IS DIVIDED!  50/50  (btw Hillary won the Popular vote but lost the electoral vote, go figure?)  But I hope that Mr. Trump can find it in his being to be the Uniter that this country really needs right now.  I hold onto hope.

I don't want to be bitter.
I don't want to be a hater, because that emotion is what I find deplorable in some people.  Hate kills and consumes and deteriorates a person's soul.  A person who hates stops listening and becomes lost...

I feel as though the altruistic people that built this nation are shoved to the back burner now and the savages are taking over. (Rambling)  When I read some of the things I see on Facebook, it makes me want to cry.  Don't be a hater, be a catalyst to make this work, prove to the other half, that everything will be ok.  It's ok to love and understand your neighbor even if you didn't vote the same.

As much as there are people that are sore losers, there are also people that are bad winners.  If CHANGE is really what you want to see, start with yourselves.  If UNITY is what you really want, to bring this county together, the time is now and by being boastful and rude, is NOT the way to do that.  Have some compassion and empathy for the other side, for they have ideas and visions of what this country should be also...don't be a hater.

Still, I am holding out Hope.  I hope that Mr Trump and his supporters do the right thing.  I hope that they include all people in their vision for what America should be.  I hope that we all find peace and prosperity in the coming years.  As for myself, I am going to hold onto this hope as I never have before.

On a lighter note, Pot is now legal in 8 States!  I guess that's something to look forward too, right?

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The Results ARE In

We have a new President of the United States...


It is......Donald Trump

What the Fuck were we thinking?

More on this later, I just don't have the diplomacy in me to talk about this just yet.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Presidential Election

Today is the 57th Presidential Election that this Already Great Country of ours has seen.  While it has been a real FUN ride, I am so glad it is almost over.  I know it's not just myself that feels this way, but millions and millions of people who are just tired of all the Bullshit day after day, night after night, right down to minute after minute.  

Today is Election Day.

If you have an opinion then you should get out and vote.

If you want to be heard, Cast Your Vote

Don't Ever think YOUR Vote Doesn't Count.

Get out today and VOTE!