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Friday, July 28, 2017

Time to take back OUR country


Usually when I see tears, I shed some tears of my own. 

It doesn't matter if I know the person crying or not. 

I might see a stranger in an airport crying - who knows why - and I'll have tears rolling down my face. 

I've been known to cry during Coke, McDonald's and Hallmark commercials on TV. 

I cry when I'm hurt, I cry harder when I'm angry. 

But I did not cry when I saw those big alligator tears of Mitch McConnell's. 

The man has no true heart, so I wasn't the least bit concerned it might be breaking. 

His only goal, as well as most of the Congressional Republicans, has been to wreck anything and everything President Barack Obama did FOR this country. 

To continue their governance by obstructionism that they embraced during Obama's presidency. 

This new administration, led by a crazy, uninformed, mean idiot of a human being, does not give one whit about you or me. 

These people are doing well for themselves at our expense. 

They're paid well for doing not much. 

Their retirement is secure. 

They, and their families, won't ever have to worry about the possibility of losing their homes because of an illness that will leave them bankrupt. 

If you think this can't happen, enjoy your stay in Never Never Land. 

Is it too much to hope that perhaps now the people who were elected (maybe) to represent this country will get over seeing their Republicans versus Democrats as a sport?

 Perhaps get over their pissing contest and actually start doing the work they're honor bound (maybe) to do? 

Is it too much to hope that those who insist on continuing the ol' party line before country will get voted out of office and replaced by true statesmen and women who want to live in a country they're proud to serve? 

I hope not, and I pledge to help make that happen. 

I want to see more women like the strong and brave women, Democrat AND Republican, who have stood tough and strong and have shown us what it means to be an elected official of the United States. 

I want to see more women like The Notorious RBG on the Supreme Court, and on every other court of this land. 

I want to see the people who have turned The White House into some trashy parody of itself OUT. And in a lot of cases - in prison where they belong. 

And no, I don't feel the teeniest bit sorry sorry for any of them - they're all just trash. 

Liars and power hungry sycophants. 

The lack of truth,honesty, ethics, empathy and patriotism in our own government is turning us into a banana republic now being laughed at around the world. 

And some areas of this country don't look any better than some Third World Countries. 

Look at health ranking compared to other countries - it's shameful. 

Look at our country-wide level of poverty compared to other countries. 

Hell, just hop on a train in Europe and then hop on a train in the United States to see how far we've fallen. 

Enough. 

It's OUR country. 

Time to bring jobs back. 

We should not have homeless veterans living on the streets. 

We should not have homeless women sleeping in their cars with their kids. 

We should not have working people working 3 or more jobs to make ends meet because companies like WalMart won't pay a living wage, or give their employees enough hours to claim benefits. 

WHAT IS WRONG WITH US?! 

It is way past time to fix the roads and bridges before we all end up disappearing into some huge sinkhole on our way to work some morning. 

Time to speak out LOUDLY against the bigotry.

Children aren't born knowing hate. 

Sadly, there are parents who find it to be a badge of honor to teach their babies to hate people who are different. 

I wish I knew how to make it stop. 

God, how I wish I knew how to make it stop. 

But I do know this; together good people can take this country back from the corrupt. 

It's not going to be easy, but it IS possible. 

Get rid of the special interest groups who line the pockets. 

Get big money out of our government.

Get rid of gerrymandering.

Keep doing the things YOU do to help - march, make phone calls, write letters, sign petitions, send emails and faxes and do not let anyone tell you it's not doing any good. Bull Shit. 

WRITE WRITE WRITE. The pen is STILL a mighty weapon. Use it. 

If I sound naive and idealistic, oh well, whatever it takes to keep me moving, keep me fighting, keep me working and keep me hopeful. 

Time to take our country back. 

And oh yeah, don't forget to vote. 

Vote in every grassroots election you're eligible to vote in. 

Margaret Mead said, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." 

Believe it.


2 comments:

Bill Crider said...

This is great.

Carol N Wong said...

You said what is in my heart!