Get this through your heads. Nothing in this country and world will change unless the PEOPLE realize the power they have and start to use it properly. We have the power of standing together and ending this bullshit.
Monetarily, don't buy it if you don't need it. Biggest problem with that, though, is that everything in this country is owned by huge conglomerates like Koch Industries or Nestle!
Politically, vote these bastards out!
Gather in the streets like other countries do to protest the bastards in OUR government!
Shut down the country for a day with a general strike!
We have the power, we are simply afraid to use it for fear of missing a days pay, which will put us further in debt. But think of what will occur further down the road. They are consolidating power over us and they will never fear using that power to get what they have been striving for for years, and that is complete dominance of the working class.
If you are among the working class, trying to earn a living and raise your families, you are the ones they are targeting. You are slaves to them. Look at the wars they start, to feed the war machine. They take your decent idealistic children and turn them into killers for THEIR cause, then turn their backs on them when they come home totally fucked up mentally and physically, because they've taken all the resources for themselves.
This is really a very simple yet problematic situation. We need to rein in capitalism! It is destroying the masses for the benefit of the very few. Democratic Socialism is not a bad thing, but anyone who stands to gain from the status quo will tell you it is rotten to the core. Don't listen to them. Look at your own situation and wonder how much better off you would be with an equitable distribution of wealth.
I think you will find that you would be much better off, like we were in the 50's and 60's. We were poor but didn't really know it, because we weren't always chasing rainbows for the next generation of phone or clothes or gadget!
Rethink your way of life and see how you can stop being a puppet to these capitalist bastards!
As always, may peace be with you and may you have a great fathers day, dads.
Wednesday, June 12th, will mark a very special day in Faye's and my life together. It will mark 40 years of being together!
It will mark 40 years of challenges, both good and bad, mostly good.
It will mark 40 years of paying attention to each others wants and needs, always being there for one another.
Has it been easy? Not always. Has it been fun? Usually, but not always. Was it worth it? By all means!
We were fortunate enough to find the right partner in our lives, to find love that just does not occur every day.
I can't think of anyone else I would rather be with, having gone through life's travails together and coming to Wednesday's triumphant 40th anniversary.
We have loved each other from the moment we met and today are much stronger than even the beginning.
People think love is just a feeling you get when you find someone you really care for. It's not! That's lust! True love is putting up with being different people with similar likes and arriving at the same place in the end. True love doesn't end over a simple argument. True love takes years to develop, all the while each giving a little here or there.
I can honestly say that Faye has been my true love, my true partner, always there for me and I always there for her!
If you are fortunate in life to find that, hang on for dear life, because chances are you will never find it again!
Happy 40th, my dear, and may we still see that 50th yet!
I will love you until the end and beyond.
From your #1 to my #1.
Where would the world be without mankind? Would it be better with or without us? I say better without!
We have been a country for 246 years, having survived through war after war. Some of them I can understand, some of them I can't. But regardless, we have killed many millions of our fellow humans in the name of war, for whatever reasons.
Why do we do this? Is it built into our DNA? Do we enjoy it, or do we simply fight over beliefs, beliefs that belomg in the dark ages. Why do we not learn? Why are we so weak minded that we cannot see what we are doing to others, others we know not? I am an atheist, for the simple reason that religious teachings are the scourge of the earth and not to be believed.
How many different religions exist on this planet, supposedly all teaching some form of theism which their given group believes?
I believe this because man is basically the weakest animal on the earth, and we will pay for it someday as we go into extinction because of our weaknesses. We need weapons to protect ourselves from nature, because we haven't the ability to reason out what is natural and how to live among it. Our worst enemy is greed and gluttony. Nothing ever seems to be enough, thereby causing friction among those with and those without. We won't stop it, it will stop us.
I don't think anyone really knows how we came to be, but then again all living things came to be somehow. I believe we evolved from the large apes of Africa, because creationism makes no sense. We evolve every generation from the last one. Why is that so hard to understand? Look around, it's right in front of your eyes.
Do you think that anyone "chooses" to be born who or what they are? Did you?
Did you choose to born gay or black or Asian or any group you wish to name? No, you were conceived of and egg and a sperm and they determined who you are, nothing else. Your life from birth determines the person you are during your life! Be the best that you can be, overcome your biases, live a happy life, and hope that you still have time, because if we don't change, we are doomed to extinction.
Have a great day and may peace be with you.
I know we all have different belief systems, I get that. What I don't get is why your beliefs enter into my life or anyone else's.
I know you don't live by my beliefs, or non-beliefs, why must you enter into my space? You want no one to tell you how to live your life, yet you go to church and a preacher tells you how to live your life. Why should you tell anyone else how to live theirs?
I'm speaking of course about abortion and the ongoing battles being waged on the autonomy of a woman's body.
You are free to choose not to have an abortion, that's your right, but by what right do you have to tell a complete stranger that you know nothing about, you know nothing of the struggle that she is dealing with (because it is a struggle), the pain she feels, yet you feel YOUR thoughts should prevail over hers. IT'S NONE OF YOUR G D BUSINESS!
Because you have been brainwashed into believing that if you don't do what you do that your GOD will strike you down? I don't think so!
I wrote a poem once about equality, and the ending question was " If I stay out of your life, will you stay out of mine?"
You do not have the right to tell anyone else how to live, unless they are endangering you or directly interfering with some aspect of your life. Other than that, STFU and keep your unwanted opinions to yourself. YOU ARE NOT GOD AND GOD DOES NOT SPEAK TO YOU! You are hypocrites, because you live by one standard and expect everyone else to do the same. You have no idea what you are doing to someone in dire straights. Try just once in your life to put the shoe on the other foot and see if it fits. Others might find it easier to live with you!
As always, may peace be with you!
Let me preface what I am about to say by saying clearly that I in no way am advocating for the downfall of America. That is the last thing on my mind.
But I find it mildly amusing that we are in the predicament we are in. Our country is being destroyed by a criminal enterprise because approximately 75% of our people either didn't take the time to vote or are too damned ignorant or stupid and shouldn't be ALLOWED to vote.
We are in serious jeopardy of losing our way of life. You can deny it all you want, but reality is going to come home to roost very soon!
Personally, I will be OK, but anyone in a major city with the crime rate being what it is, imagine hundreds of times worse. Because it will happen! I can see it falling apart already.
Those of you who failed to vote, you are responsible for a lot of this. Those of you who chose to vote for #45 shithead need to really reassess what your values and priorities are, because quite frankly, THEY SUCK!
Open your eyes, take off your blinders, stop listening to the bullshit meant to screw with your opinions of others! Others don't hate until they have hate directed towards them!
You started this shitshow because you think Hillary does all these mean , crooked and hateful things and gets away with it, yet you deny a fascist pig trying to destroy your country. How much further down the rabbit hole must you go before you wake up and realize "Damn, it's dark down here, I better go the opposite direction"?
You can think any way you wish, that's your right. But when you try to drag myself and my kin down that hole with you, you're messing with the wrong person, because I refuse to go calmly into the night!
May peace be with you!
Let's talk about money and where it has taken us from the beginning of mankind until the present.
Just what is money and how did it come to be what it is. Money (or currency) is basically a value placed upon an object or commodity used in controlling what occurs in transactions between party's for something of perceived value.
The ability to obtain it and in what quantity depends on many factors (too many to list) but boils down a basic of where you stand in the chain of life and community. It goes from having absolutely nothing to being such a good accumulator that you have it all. In todays world (unfortunately) the accumulators are winning, keeping others from having any life at all.
I don't believe that most people are truly lazy and don't want to work, but that's the way our society works. You either don't have it and have no way of obtaining it ( it;s called POVERTY), or you have it all and don't want anyone else to have it (it's called Affluence or Uber Rich). 98 % percent of this country can be counted as somewhere between the two, with the vast majority in the lower levels.
Money is and always has been dominated and controlled by the Money Changers, But what is it , really? it's nothing more than a promise based today on nothing, zero, zip.
He who controls the monetary system controls everything else. Do you really have a dollar, or do you have a piece of paper that you believe is a dollar, to spend as you wish?
Our system is now controlled by greedy bankers, corrupt politicians, people who have already attained the status of super wealthy and are the only game in town. Now of course, this has been going on forever. But I think we have reached a point where it can't continue under the present system without collapsing.
I have been saying for many years that all it will take is one major mistake or criminal act to upset the apple cart, and if you can't contemplate what that means to an average citizen, that means your dollars become pieces of paper that you burn for heat in the winter.
When the grocery stores are cleaned out in one day, when no more is on the way.
When you have no money for oil, because it is priced beyond what you can pay so the ultra-rich can have more, so you freeze to death.
When you have no job and no money and no ability to pay anything, yet you have a family to feed, so you turn to your last resort, take it from someone who has it, because food is essential to life.
When you have no clean water, because towns and cities services are shut down and the present politicians have allowed mining wastes and chemicals to be dumped into watersheds.
I could list many more things, and I will as I think of them, but the jist of my post is that you as an average person control nothing. Sure, you feel you do, because that's what supports the system. But in reality, you don't. That's how they keep you in line, the fear of failing. It's all hot air held up in a balloon about to run out of gas needed to keep it airborne! Think about that for a while.
May peace be with you!
The pro-lifers are back at full throttle and the majority of them are men, who wish to control every aspect of women's lives. They want to dip their wienies, but don't want anything to do with the after-effects. Well, stop letting them dip their wienies. And I agree by the way, that women need to be warriors against this assault on YOUR liberties. This is your battle, but many men like myself will stand behind you or beside you, your choice!
You own your uterus, no one else. You choose what to do with it. These fricking people who try to tell you otherwise are assholes, both male and female. You have many women who are against you, mostly evangelical Republicans who wouldn't know their asses from a hole in the ground. The old motto of keep them pregnant, broke and barefoot fits very well these days. You are up against the most evil triumvirate of money, religion and stupidity. It will be difficult, but you must start now! Vote out anyone who stands behind this stupidity, mainly Republicans! They have shown you their true colors, believe them! They are criminals who hate women, minorities, any non-white, and poor people. They don't give a rats ass about you, all they want is for you to be under their control. How much more proof do you need?
Personally, I saw enough during the years since Ronnie Raygun, but the last 10 have been eye opening and proof that you don't matter!
I will continue to try to do what I can, but this fight is yours, you must take it to them!
As always, may peace be with you, and as hard as it may be, keep trying to talk sense to these idiots, it's the only hope you have!
Can anyone please tell me what purpose this U.S. Senate serves? We pay them millions to do a job they haven't done for 10 years, all because of Mitch McConnell!
The last major thing they agreed upon was to give 1 1/2 trillion dollars to their buddies, and add 2 trillion dollars to the national debt. That GD turtle-necked asshole in charge serves absolutely no purpose. They have over 100 bills sent to the Senate that "HE" will not allow to even come up for a floor vote!
Who in the hell made HIM Emperor? I thought that was tRump's job, along with his new sidekick Barfbag. I guess I was mistaken!
This whole shitshow is getting ridiculous. Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, whose next? You women out there had better start changing the minds of some of your republican "sisters" before you have absolutely no rights whatsoever. At least this time, when abortion goes back to the back alleys, we may have a few retired doctors who will help women in need, because that's where this is heading.
Being a male, i feel for women and I don't mean that in a literal sense, but a sense of what it means to be a woman in today's society! I have had 4 or 5 women close to me who have had abortions, not for wanting to kill a "baby", but for many reasons that impacted their future lives.
You pro-lifers should just "stfu" unless you have experienced the pain and anguish that goes with having to make that decision ,many times alone. And it's primarily men who make these decisions for you. Don't you get sick and tired of men ruling your bodies and telling you what YOU can or cannot do with it? I know I would, and I'd fight like hell for MY rights!
So to Republican women, tell your husband that controls your thinking and your vote accordingly, to go over in the corner and "help jack off the horse". Think for yourselves, you do have brains, at least some of you do. Use them!
May peace be with you.
I dedicate this to all you Trumpeteers out there in LALA land. YOU made the RIGHT choice!
YOU chose the man that will take your hard-earned tax dollars and buy his whores!
YOU chose the man who will be known as the man who killed Mother Earth!
YOU chose the man that will kill your children because you thought you couldn't handle socialistic Medicare For All and a disease that could have been stopped with research killed them!
YOU chose the man that will keep your children ignorant because he put Betsey DeVos in charge of managing their schooling!
YOU chose the narcissistic fool that is trying to provoke a war somewhere, doesn't really matter where. He will kill your men for oil or dollars!
YOU chose the man who will now pollute your drinking water with mining castoff, destroy your farms, destroy everything you hold dear!
YOU chose the man who will take your Social Security and Medicare and your healthcare!
YOU chose the man who will laugh all the way to the bank about how dumb those people are who gave me power to take what I want, not what they need!
Yes, I could go on and on, but YOU chose this devious maniacal bastard and we will all pay for it.
Your roads are crumbling, your bridges are decaying, your sewers are breaking, you can get flesh-eating bacteria from the Gulf of Mexico, your water supply has all been sold to Nestle, to be doled out as seen fit by them!
Yes, YOU have drawn your blood from the Democrats, but you will be the ones to lose, right beside the rest of us and you are either too stupid or too blind to care, until it's too late and believe me, it probably already is!
The Arctic is thawing, the perma-frost is melting, releasing massive amounts of methane, the oceans are warming, killing much sea life, that is if the plastic garbage doesn't get them first. We have massive dead zones in the Gulf because of all the oil on the seabed from leaking oil wells!
Yes, YOU put this upon us, YOU!
OWN IT! If you want to be a true trumpeteer, then die of starvation, cold, deadly heat, rising seas, massive storms that kill hundreds of thousands, and be GLAD you didn't vote for that SMART BITCH HILLARY, because she may have had a few more brains than that idiot you foisted upon us! But OOH, those e-mails!
All I ask of you in return is when they pass out the Kool-Aid, you drink a DEEP drink!
Peace be among the resistance, you are sorely needed!
I found my poem and here it is!
A Boy Named Gage
On the day that you were born, my life forever changed
With love, with wonder, forever rearranged
I’ve never felt, in my whole life, what I felt on that first day
When I fed you and I held you and on my chest you lay
To bond with me and me with you
You stole my heart that day
As you grow older and I watch you change
It fills me with joy and sadness
For I see a growing boy, and my baby has gone away
In his place is a great young man
And I’m sure he’ll do all that he can
To make this world a better place
Because in this time, in this age
We need a young man named Gage
I started a new page tonight in honor of my great grandson Gage. I want it to be, from here onward, a chronicle of my interactions with him. I have already had plenty of enjoyable times, I just need to write them down.
I also want a running ledger of the remainder of my life, so that he will know later on down the road who his PaPa really was and what he stood for. I have often wondered these things about my family, but never got inquisitive enough to ask the right questions until it was too late. So I will write my feelings down and share them with others, in the hope that they will too. I wrote a poem about 2 years ago (A Boy Named Gage) I will see if I can find it and post it.
Until the next time, may peace be with you.
This is to all the mothers who are or have been a part of my life and made me into the person I am. I dedicate this Mothers Day poem to you, with my love and appreciation for all you did!
And especially to my Grandmother, Mother, Wife, Daughter, and Granddaughter.
What Is A Mother?
To most mothers, you are conceived out of love for another
To be held and protected for 9 months within her womb
You are delivered and lain upon her chest, the pain recedes
She takes you under her wing, guides and protects you
She suffers when you suffer and feels joy when you feel joy
She is stern and yet lovingly gentle
Appreciate your mother, for she's the only one you will get
Care for her in the manner she cared for you
And as she grows older, always remember, time is short
She is but one page in a massive book with billions of pages
Since mankind began
I salute all mothers on this day chosen for you!
To be a mother, to be a wife
To bring to this world a brand new life
To nurture and cherish, to teach and to scold
Doing things that never grow old
She is your mother on the day of your birth
She is your mother until she leaves this earth
So celebrate, this day of theirs
Let them know someone cares
She may be yours, she may be mine
But I will treat her wonderfully, with candies and wine
So until she passes and goes to her rest
Promise to try and do only your best
Happy Mothers Day Mom
How much longer, America? How much longer are we going to tolerate this criminal cabal running our country into the ground?
We now have CBP agents determining cases of asylum seekers, Mnuchin is refusing a lawful request for tax returns of DJT, Barr is in Contempt of Congress by not releasing the full report from Mueller. When does it stop and these bastards start going to jail?
The takeover of our country is almost complete and no one is any longer safe.
Police forces have been militarized and infiltrated by white supremacists, our military is being infiltrated by white supremacists, our government is being run by nationalists, the rule of law no longer exists in the upper echelons of our government. I'm losing hope for the future!
I am 72 years young and have a 6 year old great grandson. I am frightened for his future. I believe in leaving a better future for him, but this is definitely not it! So I must teach him survival skills. I will teach him to grow and preserve his own food, how to hunt, use natural medicines, how to shelter, how to navigate the woods. I do not believe that the security I knew as a child will ever be available to him, as our democracy is on the verge of collapse.
Never in my 72 years have I seen so much greed and corruption. The Pentagon and the Military-Industrial Complex is sucking our Treasury dry, DJT is lining his pockets and the pockets of everyone who stands by him.
Frankly, it is pushing me to depression and anger I have not felt in many years.
Bush and Cheney were bad, but they look like Boy Scouts compared to this piece of human excrement. All you idiots out there that still stand by him in the hopes that you will somehow benefit from the takeover are delusional!
And as for you religious zealots that think this is ordained by god, you are out of your freakin' minds! You have no brains left to reason with! You have come under the spell of a conman and don't even have enough brains to figure it out. I truly despise most of you, for you are putting your wishes above the entire world, and you will regret it down the road.
Prepare yourselves for the end result, as it's not going to be pretty.
I wish you all the best in these trying times and hope you awaken before it's too late, which unfortunately may already be.
Over the past few months, I have been conducting my own little experiment in trying to understand supporters of DJT and why they think the way they do. Now, mind you, I'm not an expert at this, however, I have spent a lifetime observing people and their mannerisms.
Tonight I had the displeasure of seeing DJT and his shit show called a rally, where he accused any and all of being "baby killers".
But more than anything, one thing peaked my interest. In watching they way he spoke to the "idiots" in his audience, I couldn't help but see how he delivered his words and how those people ate it up! And I thought "that sounds like Jim Jones and his crowd". It was almost as if he was a hypnotist and he put the whole audience into a trance. The "oohs" and "ahhs" all in the right places, people looking at him like he's a god.
The man knows how to manipulate better than anyone I've seen, and he doesn't care how he achieves that goal, as long as he achieves it. Of course, it's all going to come back and bite him in the ass like he's never been bitten before. I personally want to see him broke and living off of food stamps in one of his tenements among the Blacks and Jews and Asians and Puerto Ricans and any other minority that he has slandered. That's after he gets out of jail!
But anyway, I now understand a little better why you can't carry on a civil conversation with a trumpist, because if you call them out on ANYTHING, it's you're a fucktard, you have no brain, if you don't like it, leave. I haven't heard an original word from any of them!
I see a country that's was founded on the premise that we would be free from tyranny, that our government was of the people, by the people and for the people. That country no longer exists. We are now controlled by billionaires and tyrants who don't give a damn about you. And the idiots in the Republican party love it!
We have approximately 330 million people in this country.
Of that 330 million, approximately 2/3 are eligible to vote. Of that 2/3, maybe half will vote, the other half won't, leaving about 120 million that take the time and effort to do their civic duty. 40% are independents, leaving about 30% repub and 30% dems. Now do you understand the concept of what I am trying to say? This country hates each other, (for no reason mind you). They have been conditioned exactly the same way the Nazi's did in Germany and I don't see an immediate remedy to it, meaning, unless we get that sorry excuse for a human out, this country will continue to degrade!
It is time for impeachment, but only when they have their duck in a row.
Have a pleasant day and may peace be among you!
It's 3 AM and I was thinking about the absurdity of our Cannabis laws. Cannabis, weed, flower, ganja, bud, herb, whatever the hell you want to call it, it's still just a weed with medicinal properties for many people and has been for centuries!
The one and only reason it's not legal is MONEY!
Big Pharma doesn't want it legal, they would lose too much MONEY unless they can get their greedy little hands on it!
The for profit prisons sure as hell don't want it, they would lose too much MONEY for locking up people trying to survive by selling a weed!
Other industries like plastics manufacturers, cotton growers, paper mills, you name it.
Now it's big business and I guarantee that right now, hedge fund managers are foaming at the mouth and attempting to corner the market for the sake of MONEY!
Just legalize the shit out of it, allow anyone over the age of 21 to buy, sell, grow, give away, consume, have possession of and otherwise do what they can without worrying that a damn weed that up until the abolitionists got hold of it was legal!
Anyone who thinks they're in their right mind that believes (just like alcohol) that just because the government says you can't have it means you can't get it, is not in their right mind.
Stop feeding the syndicates, cartels, dealers, dirty cops, politicians, whoever is making a buck off this. And that means the government too!
It's a frickin' weed, get over it!
Peace out, enjoy some bud and just chill.