I am a very fortunate man.
I have had many wonderful moments in my life, last night was another in that chain. Gage and I camped in the front yard, for our first time camping. We had a fire, cookies and popcorn, telling stories, just sharing love.
I have felt so much love both from and towards Gage this past 2 months that I can't imagine anything better. I must have done my life right. That little man adores his Papa and his Papa adores him.
Today has been a very emotional day so far for me. I have the love of Gage and the love of my wife. I truly feel sorry for people who can't find that sense of peace that love brings to you. This is no time for anger and hatred towards others, yet that's where we have gone.
I never really had true peace in my life until about 3 years ago when I turned 70. Many things came together at the same time to change my life forever. I found inner peace.
I say I am a very fortunate man because I have 3 loving women in my life, my wife, our daughter, our granddaughter, and 1 great grandson . I would not change it for the world!
All I can wish for anyone is that you may sometime in your life feel that inner tranquility.
I love all of you and will always be there for you, if not in life, in spirit. I know my time is drawing closer each day, I only want to see you become the person I know you will be.
May all of you find peace.
I Have made many mistakes in my life and I do not know anyone who hasn't. But I have learned from them.
Therein lies the problem. The average person with half a brain does learn. Republican thinkers seem to have some kind of mental block that prevents them from doing so.
I will never understand how anyone can see the destruction of our country right before their eyes and say it's not happening, that it's all a lie, a master plan to simply destroy their "duly" elected president. Believe me when I say it, he will destroy himself and anyone in his way to get his way.
He cares nothing about you and yours, you are all pawns and he wants to be the king. Learn from history. We've seen this story before and it didn't turn out well.
I have a 7 year old great grandson and even he is worried about his future. Imagine what is going on in his head and not knowing how to deal with these fears.
Imagine the future of the world because too many are too stupid or stubborn to admit that we are on the verge of losing all we have managed to build in over 250 years because of one evil man, hellbent on taking everyone with him on his mental trip to hell!
Sending lawless goons into our cities under the pretense of stopping riots that they start. This is the Gestapo and Hitlers playbook all over again. When, if ever, will you stop your pursuit of some idealistic vision placed in your brain by professional propagandists and realize you are being used to destroy your entire world.
I'm an older man with fewer years ahead of me. But I still care about what I leave behind. If you choose to let this continue, I can't do much to stop you. But I can continue to try. The least you can do is try to do the same.
If he is still in the position to make these asininedecisions after January, this country is done!
As always, may peace find it's way to your door.
Let us talk about Black Lives Matter and White Supremacy. To start with, I am considered to be a white male, although I am not white but rather a shade of pink and brown. Like most humans, we are a shade of brown, like it or not.
I hear so many arguments for and against Black Lives Matter-- That All Lives Matter, that Blue Lives Matter and so forth, totally missing the point. Black Lives Matter is about grievances that have endured in this country since it's inception, mostly by blacks and Native Americans.
You say I didn't do that to anyone, that it was hundreds of years ago. Why should I care?
You should care because the system we have in this country today and for the past 400 plus years has been weighted against ANYONE who isn't "white"! We talk about white privilege and the advantage it gives to "white folks", not even thinking of it in our daily lives. It does exist! I cannot think of one "white" person who would ask for, much less endure, the tragedy of the existence of people of color in the United States of America. And the sad thing is, it will probably never change until we have a mass uprising like we are finally seeing today, where blacks and whites stand together against racist views and bigotry. We will not endure as a nation until it is addressed. Blacks did it in the sixties and paid with their blood. But they accomplished the passage of the civil rights act.
Yet White Supremacists cannot allow that to stand. DJT and his cabinet are attempting to turn back the clock on ALL People of Color.
DHS, ICE and CBP have become the modern day Gestapo at the command of Barr, tRump, Kushner and Stephen Miller, with no one being able to reign them in. It must be stopped before it is too late. The citizens of Portland, OR are doing what we must all do. Tell them to all go to hell and fight fire with fire. The civil war #2 has officially begun. Make it count by taking out as many of these jackbooted mercenaries as we can.
But that, you say, is insurrection. You're damn right it is! Give them what they are handing out! I guarantee if we come up with innovative methods like tennis rackets to rebound their tear gas back to them, shields to stop their "non-lethal" projectiles, an overwhelming presence of people in the streets that they can't stop, you will send a message loud and clear that this is America, the supposed "land of the free". I say that is bullshit until the scourge of "White Supremacy" is eliminated from this Earth!
We treat our animals better than many people, with food and shelter, love and peace.
We are all People of Color and Black Lives do Matter!
Stand together and prevail!
May peace find you and yours.
It is time to cut off the heads of the Hydra!
We have entered a new era where America no longer exists. The criminal cabal is running our country into the ground and the people with the power are allowing it to happen. No, on second thought, they are condoning and helping it to happen!
All you second amendment assholes that want a war with your own government, now is your time, before they gain any more strength. Take out a few of these mercenaries and they will run like the chickenshits they are. I said it before, blood is about to be spilled on American soil against American citizens! Get off your f--king asses and just do it! I've got about 500 good rounds for my protection!
The mob got John and Bobby Kennedy and now they are running our country! Only problem is this time they are Russian! This has to stop now! We can sit and discuss all day long about what a piece of shit DJT is. We all know that already! It's time for someone to stand up and take the heat! Congress is shirking it's duty to perform their duty and stand up to this bastard. You took an oath. you might as well have said "fuck it", I got elected and there's nothing you can do to stop me!
Well guess what, you royal assholes, you will go down in November if we make it till then, which at this point I'm not sure if we will!
May you find the strength to persevere, because we must!
The other night I wrote about love and what it means. Tonight I want to continue that.
I want to write about the joy of being a great grandfather to a child that considers you his ace in the hole, his rock, his Papa!
I have had Gage with me for 5 weeks now and it's closing on the time for him to go home to Florida. I am definitely going to miss the presence of that young man waking me each morning with a bright smile on his face and a "wake up, Papa", knowing full well that you get to spend that day with him.
We have formed a bond much stronger than we had before he came here, because he trusts me to teach him.
He has formed a much stronger bond with his Gigi.
But back to the great grandfather bit.
I have built confidence in him, that he can do much more if he tries.
I have built trust, that I know what I am talking about.
But most of all is that loving bond that I never could have imagined would happen in my life. We are true "Buds".
And today I gave him a little more throttle on his Gokart. When I asked him tonight what did he like best about his Gokart, he said "I can go fast"!
To watch the smiles and raised thumb as he speeds past me, that is my love.
I hope you all find that at least once in your life!
If people could only understand the true meaning of love!
I spent the entire day, not necessarily every moment, but the entire day with my great grandson. I spent the evening (a Tuesday nonetheless) with my spouse! I am a very fortunate man.
They both love me dearly and I in return love them. To me, that is what love should be. And to think that I have been fortunate enough to experience that for the past 41 years is, in itself, a beautiful thing!
I find it sad that we have veered off track so badly in this country that we find hatred is a good thing. I don't hate, never have, never will. Despised yes, hate no. When I tend to get a writing subject, I don't really try to offend people. But sometimes they need to be offended, if only to wake them up to reality. People are so sensitive these days, so easily offended. But all I try to do is inform.
I read, I observe. There is a great deal wrong these days that people don't want to see, but is there nevertheless.
I know of no way to reach these people, who vote not on the entirety of the needs, but on one misguided thought, not researching the remainder.
Life is never going to be easy, but this is by far the worst period of my life I have ever experienced.
But I still have that love from my family and that's all I need! Cherish that in your life, because you don't really have a long time to enjoy it.
Ride that Go-kart, drink that glass of wine, hold her hand, tell her you love her, hug him and hold him, because that's what he needs. He doesn't care who's on the phone or what game you are playing, you're ignoring his needs to satisfy your own!
She doesn't care that you ramble on each night, you are showing her that you love her by spending quality time with her! I consider myself as a very rich man and very fortunate that at this moment in time I have these 2 in my life and that will remain that way until the end.
Love is sometimes fleeting, grab it while you can!
With that I say goodnight and may peace find it's way to your doorstep.
This is going to be a doozy, so hang on for the ride!
I want to talk about masks in public and the resistance to wearing them. You cite all kinds of reasons for not wearing them.
You say the governor is overstepping her bounds. WRONG, DUMB-ASS! She's trying to protect yours and my lives, Because this shit is not going away anytime soon!
You can't impinge upon my rights and freedoms!
I might get CO2 poisoning!
I can't breathe!
They fog up my glasses!
Do you realize that you are all a bunch of dumb-fucks?
You don't have the right in the middle of a world-wide pandemic that has killed over 135,000 in the United States alone to place me or my family in jeopardy because YOU CAN'T WEAR A FUCKING PIECE OF FABRIC OVER YOUR GOD-DAMNED FACE!
You listen to the pure bullshit about masks. That they don't prevent Coronavirus. Well, guess what, you fucking imbeciles, I would rather have 2 pieces of cloth between me and your inconsiderate ass than nothing at all! It's as simple as that!
Oh, it's a hoax! Bingo, you just filled up your card with losers!
Oh, the numbers are inflated to make the dumb-ass in the WH look bad! Bingo again, you dumb-ass. He doesn't need any help, he's that fucking stupid and you buy it hook, line and sinker!
Am I angry? You bet your ass I am! Because I have to share this beautiful planet with a bunch of god-damned stupid assholes that can only think of themselves. GET OVER YOURSELVES AND YOUR SELFISHNESS AND WEAR A FUCKING MASK! THE LIFE YOU SAVE MIGHT BE MINE!
And if you decide that this is over and above your IQ, do me a favor and unfriend me, PLEASE! I don't need idiots in my life!
And this may sound totally opposite after that, but may peace find it's way to your doorstep and may you all have a happy and productive life going forward!
I must say, today was probably one of the best days of my life. As you know, Gage is spending the summer with us in Maine. Tonight was one of the most enjoyable and loving nights in the 3 weeks he's been here. And a lot had to do with the fact that we cut him off from Youtube. He has been watching Minecraft Halo segments and it was driving me nuts, so we finally cut him off. Now we limit his time watching. What a difference! We played games with coins, I told him if he could count the change in my pocket, he could keep it. He eventually counted it correctly, so I gave it to him. Then it was on the table and which hand was it under! I beat him a few times, but then he beat me. Oh what joy he got out of that! Then we went fishing with a game that his Nana gave him last year. That was very much fun. He was hugging and laughing, but most of all he was interacting with us. We now have an understanding that his TV time is going to be mixed together with learning and getting ready for school again.
Gage is our main enjoyment right now and we are trying to help him through this extremely turbulent time. I feel for the parents and children out there that do not have the support that Gage has. Keep them close to you, because they do not fully understand why this is happening and they have fears that must be addressed.
As always, may peace find your doorstep and may you get through this successfully.
If left to his own volition, Donald John Trump would fuck up a wet dream. The man is either incapable of proper decision making and dumb as a doorknob, or he is one of the most evil wanna-be
dictators on the face of the Earth! Whichever one it is, he is totally inept at it!
He emulates Hitler, he's in love with Putin and Kim Jung Un, and he's a white supremacist wannabe who can't even get that right. He's a pedophile, a killer so far of 132,000+ Americans due to his incompetence, he allowed our troops in Afghanistan to be hunted down by the Taliban for bounty money!
Let's take Der Fuehrer. He and his henchmen were able to extinguish the lives of over 6 million people in his concentration camps. The best DJT could do is incarcerate migrant children he stole from their parents and pay private prison corporations billions of dollars to hold them in inhumane conditions and isolated from their families in a foreign country! And as far as we know, only a small amount have died. So this putz decides to let the virus do his dirty work for him because none of this crew has the balls to kill them themselves!
So sleep good all you wonderful republicans, your Lord and Master is fucking that up too, and you just may be the recipient of that fatal lottery ticket because you have to show up at HIS rally parties!
At this go-around circus, the Jews are fairly safe. It's everyone who isn't caucasian who has a problem!
As far as Putin and Kim Jung Un are concerned, they are bed partners with benefits! If he fucks this up as bad as he already has, just think what he could do with another 4 years!
The "man" is so frail in the mind with narcissism, he can't understand why the only time he's on the cover of Time is when he screws up another deal, why no Nobel Peace Prizes are coming his way.
Let's face it. He is totally incapable of even being in the shadow of these 2 monsters.
So why then do his admirers not see what he is? The one thing he is good at is magic Magic is the art of deception, of making people believe what they actually think they saw was real and true. Of that, he's good. But sooner or later they pull back the curtain and he is left being an emperor with no clothes. The time and the exposure are hopefully in the very near future because I know I and many others can't take much more of this!
And one more thing.
When the weak-kneed white supremacists were called out by an all black gun wielding 1,000 man militia at Stone Mountain in Georgia, they stayed in the bushes and their campers. Bunch of wannabe soldiers who haven't got the balls to stand up for the idiocy they claim, white supremacy!
Damn, we are finally starting to see some cracks in the dam!
As always, may peace be with you!
I hope all of you SMART people realize that even if we do regain the Congress and WH, we will not be able to stop the fight! These miserable, stupid people will still be here and they are not going to magically crawl back under their rocks where they came from! And unless "Chief Shithead" is either dead or in prison with no access to Twitter, we will be fighting the bastard and his inane followers for many years to come. So be prepared, because this is the calm before the storm and it will be a category 5 at the top of the scale!
I really don't think you will ever change a trumper because once a dumbass, always a dumbass!
Just look at the minor disruption in the food supply caused by this disaster and try to imagine a full-blown shutdown, with nothing on the shelves except shit you don't need. If you think the shelves are bare now, wait, because it is coming. When you poor little toilet paper hoarders can't wipe your dirty little backsides because you haven't had any food for days! I only feel badly for the ones who are involved in trying to stop the thieves in DC and the States. The rest of you can rot in hell! Repubs are toxic, get over it!
As always, may peace find your house and you do whatever you can to stop this atrocity called Rump!
Haven't really had too much to say the past few days, but today changed all that.
I was at a party today and having a good conversation with a fellow partier. We were talking about the coronavirus and the fact that they were trying to buy a house in the south and how it was all screwed up by the coronavirus. Not only that, but it's in Florida! So of course they conversation drifted to that subject and of course DJT. He had nothing good to say about tRump. If fact I was under the impression that he was possibly a never-trumper. But of course I've known this person for awhile, so I felt comfortable talking politics, because what he was saying jibed with me.
Until he said "I'm going to vote for him again" which just blew my mind. " I can't vote for Biden, you know, business and all"! I walked away and then thought of all the comebacks that are usually at my disposal!
GREED! it's all about the money and how the upper bracket doesn't want to share it. They want all they can get and to hell with others that are not so fortunate.
THIS IS WHAT WE ARE UP AGAINST AND MUST DEFEAT!
Otherwise this country is fucked, pure and simple, and I gauranty it will not be a pleasant interaction!
How can anyone in their right mind vote for that devious bastard simply because they don't want to pay their fair share of taxes. It's absurd!
As always may peace be with you and may you awaken in time to save yourselves from this disaster we are enduring!
I tried to go to bed, didn't work!
When you have a "president" who says on a conference call to all the governors that you must "DOMINATE" or you will look "weak", it tells me many things.
First of all, this tactic has been used throughout the history of modern man.
Most larger civilizations had a standing army, in fealty to the ruling elite. You can see this behavior throughout probably since the time man invented weapons that could be used in warfare against one another. And the ruling class, the monied elite, seldom fought their own battles. They sent slaves or indentured servants to die.
What is occurring today is no different. We have a maniacal psychopath as the head of our government, who is a racist, a sexual predator of the worst kind and a malignant narcissist. What could possibly go wrong with all those attributes?
It's no secret that I despise DJT and his minions, but for reasons that are clearly logical, he's dangerous and is destroying life as we have known it since our births. This idiot has done more damage in 3 and 1/2 years to our country than in all of it's previous history. He wants to be #1. Well in that department, he wins hands down!
I have almost run out of words or thoughts tonight, simply because my brain is on overload with what is happening and how fast it is progressing. Our beautiful America, home of the brave and the land of the free, is becoming a fascist state, and the ruling elite want to keep it that way. They don't want you to have the ability to tell them what to do and how to do it. They want complete control, of the media, of the police, of the armed forces, and the Congress. And if we don't realize that we are in the fight for our lives and dignity, we don't deserve any better than the scraps they will leave us. It's time to step out of your safe little bubble of a world and realize that this affects you as well as the poor and disenfranchised. You and your stocks and bonds will be worthless like in 29.
Can you imagine yourself having to beg for food on the street? I think not!
Can you imagine having to shoot your neighbor because he tried to take that last bit of food you had? I think not!
Can you imagine not being able to live in your luxurious home with electricity and internet because it's not safe? I think not!
I realize this is a doomsday scenario, but it is just as likely to happen as not. we have a weakened system on the verge of collapse, the dominoes are running. They are propping it up to the tune of over 5 "TRILLION DOLLARS" at last count. How much longer do you think that will last until what you own and have saved all your life is worthless?
The vast majority of you will die, because you have no means of escaping it, You have no knowledge of having to do without (although many of you are gaining that lesson right now). But it will not be too long before the food supply dries up. The next time you go to the grocery store, really look at the shelves , and this is before the shit hits the fan!
Crops in the fields are being plowed under, yet people go hungry. Pigs and cattle are being shot and killed and just buried because there is a stoppage in the processing factory line due to Coronavirus.
We can't have immigrants to pick the fields because they are all murderers and rapists! Coming from the head rapist himself.
Do you understand the domino effect, whereby one thing leads to another and that leads to another and so on? I have said for many years, if the food supply goes down, let's see what happens! Well, unfortunately, I think we are about to find out.
And with that I am done!
May peace find it's way to your house!
These are indeed troubling times. But I have been predicting this for many years, as anyone who truly knows me can tell you.
Ronald Reagan was the beginning. Since his reign as president, things have been like a giant shitball rolling downhill! The racism? No, that's been among us since the formation of this country, brought to these shores by the Puritans and their religious fanaticism and progressed from there.
What Ronald Reagan did was start the movement toward pure capitalism by dropping the tax rates on the wealthy from around 70% to 38%, and breaking unions, cutting social safety nets, thereby allowing the amassed fortunes among the few over the many.
We have now reached a point in time where we are destroying ourselves from within, because of greed, hatred and just plain stupidity.
We have militarized our domestic police forces to a point where common citizens bear the brunt of their brutality and get away with it with no sanctions! I'm not saying all forces are this way but most big cities have adopted these policies Small town cops know their people and for the most part respect them. It goes both ways.
OK, so 57 members of the elite force in Buffalo resigned. BIG DEAL! They resigned because the 2 who shoved a 75 year old man and caused a serious head injury were suspended! That is where we are today! They are still on the Buffalo police force.
The Gestapo is in place and being mobilized as we speak!
I've said before, trump is a ticking time bomb very close to detonation and when it goes off, which it will, no one will be safe.
The entire Republican Senate had the opportunity to stop this madness but shirked their responsibility as a control on a White House administration out of control. We could have saved countless lives and countless tragedies if they had only lived up to their oath to the constitution. But they didn't, and this is where we are today.
You as American citizens are basically on your own from this moment forward. Some of us, having been able to see the coming apocalypse, are well prepared. Being in the country away from large cities, military targets, being able to produce our own food, we're going to be affected but not as severely as big cities. When the food chain breaks down or the financial system collapses, you're on your own. And films like "The Day After Tomorrow" will become a reality!
And don't forget, we are still in the middle of a world-wide deadly pandemic! Just because it has dropped from the news cycle because of the protesting does not mean it has simply gone away. We are still losing 1,000 or more a day, which doesn't seem too bad to some, but if you are family to one of those victims , it means a great deal
Like it or not, believe it or not, we are in a civil war for the heart of this country and what it has stood for for 244 years! We must all somehow learn to put aside our differences and fight for our liberty against the tyranny of our own government. THIS is what the second amendment rights are supposed to be for and yet those same rights are being used AGAINST THE PEOPLE by 2nd amendment devotees, not a tyrannical government. So don't hand me your 2nd amendment bullshit any longer, because that is what it is unless you use it in the proper way.
I AM TIRED!
I am tired of hate!
I am tired of ignorance and stupidity!
I am tired of awakening each morning wondering will the world survive today!
I am tired of feeling helpless against what is around the corner tomorrow!
I am tired of the brutality of our supposed protectors!
I am tired of the complacency and complicity of government officials!
I AM JUST PLAIN TIRED!
I grew up in the 50's and 60's, when life was peaceful. where hate existed but was kept hidden. I learned from a young age that we must look out for one another. That time no longer exists and I miss it!
I know you will all find your own way, whether it be kindness or brutality, it is your choice. I hope you make the right one!
May peace be within you!
I just finished watching the movie"The Help", a movie mostly about black maids in Jackson Mississippi in the 50's and 60's and the way they were "owned" by their employers, those wonderful white society women!
The time when Medgar Evans was shot and killed, when JFK was killed, when the upheaval in the south about segregation and the utter disregard for others feelings.
We are still in that time period. Oh yes, we've made progress, but have we really? Do we ever consider others feelings simply because they are different than us? The answer is no, we really don't. We are so wrapped up in our own lives that we have no time to look at how others are surviving. We can't be bothered by someone else's problems. At least that was how it was until last week.
We are now being forced to look in the mirror, and many, black, white, asian, latinx, are being forced to look at our society and it's unfair treatment of minorities.
Racism again rears it's ugly head and kills another innocent black man. How many more must die by lynching (which is what that was) before we can come together as one to defeat this ugly stain on our society?
I must say, there are many, many peoples of all colors and creeds who are finally standing up and saying enough is enough, coming together in peace to mourn the dead who have been taken before their time by brutal suppression and pure hatred. Police officers that, instead of beating someone with that baton are laying down their weapons and joining the peaceful marches. Now that gives me hope!
We must reform law enforcement, we must reform our society, we must reform ourselves and the way we think about others. Personally, I have been sick of the way people feel entitlement and deny others the same rights, simply because they are non-white. I truly believe in white privilege and what it engenders and it disgusts me. I know I don't have to fear when a white cop pulls me over, it's always yes sir and no sir. I don't have to fear my child may be killed on his way to or from work, or he's in the wrong neighborhood. Nothing has really changed! Do I hope someday it will? Of course I do. Do I honestly think it will change before I leave this world? No, I really don't
I grieve with these black parents who must bury their children because some ignorant redneck decided they're where they shouldn't be or are doing something they disagree with like playing loud music or hanging on the street corner.
No, Donald John Trump has brought this country to it's knees, figuratively speaking, and has no intention of stopping. He is an evil man and so are the people who stand by him, all of you. Your are evil people, because you care only for yourself and your way of life. It will kill you , if not literally, then figuratively. Quite frankly I think you are already dead in your mind. If you can't see what you are doing to others, I have absolutely no respect for you. You are dead to me!
This must stop!
May you somehow find it within yourself to treat another with kindness and see that person for who he or she is regardless of skin color.
Earlier on FB, I commented on a post about George Floyd's murder and I used the Rodney King incident in LA and the Watts riots as a comparison.
What I didn't realize at the time was that while they were similar, they were completely 180 degrees different, due to the times.
Number 1, the Watts riots were pure rage by blacks, because even though they were filmed beating Mr. King, the cops were found not guilty. But that was blacks doing the rioting, the violence.
Number 2 The demonstrations now are due to the fact that Derrick Chauvin, a Minneapolis cop suffocated and cut off George Floyd's carotid artery with what is referred to as a carotid block while people were begging for mercy for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, which is the time it took to kill him, all the while being recorded and witnessed by bystanders who knew George. This was murder. Rodney King was just beaten with batons.
But this is many years later and times have changed.
Donald tRump has let the dogs loose and they are trying to get past the gate! White Nationalists have co-opted these protests and are doing the looting and rioting because of White Power. They cannot allow blacks and other minorities to become the majority with power over them, so they cause hatred towards these calm groups. I'm not by any means saying that there may not be groups in the black community too, but most have been documented as started by white extremists. And the ones with full shopping carts are white!
Police who know what they are doing, rather than these assholes who must show "dominance" as tRump so proudly said, are laying down their weapons, their shields, and walking and talking to the protestors. This not only builds trust in each other, but it avoids escalation of a situation where people could be hurt or killed.
These are trying times for everyone, but a minor few are taking advantage of the situation to further their agenda of separatism. They want a white nation to stay the way it has been for centuries. That's just not going to work any longer!
Multi-billionaires may have all the gold and the power, but if enough people stay together this time, we can bring down the house of cards and expose it for what it is, GREED.
As always may you find peace within yourself.