My very first grandchild has been born. YAY! Just click on "Mila" and you will see the pics. Upon seeing her (in the isolette) as the nurse was measuring her, etc. I leaned over and whispered to her (Mila) "Welcome to your mitochondrial d.n.a." The nurse then chuckled as she got my joke. lol :)
Egads! What a cluster-fuck we’ve gotten ourselves into! What can I say? I don’t know where to start!
O.k. - Let’s start with this last Tuesday night November 8th. 2016 here in the United States of America on this planet Earth in the Milky Way Galaxy.
The Electoral College voted that Donald Trump will be our next president despite the fact that Hillary Clinton won the popular vote among the citizens of this country. Wow! This screams of the election of 2000 where Al Gore won the popular vote but Bush (baby) Jr. won by the Electoral vote. In the end we were thrust into a war under false pretenses. Don’t people learn? Ugh… I guess not.
We need to get rid of the Electoral voters. Only problem is that twice now the Republicans have won not one but two presidential elections because of it. Both houses (the Senate and Congress) are now in control of the Legislative Branch. With an empty seat on the Supreme Court the Republicans will surely reign. The Supreme Court is the Judicial Branch of our government. Now with Trump as the “new” Republican president that means that the Republicans will also rule the Executive Branch of our government. So… that means that ALL three branches of our government is being ran by Republicans. There is no longer a system of checks and balances.
This “might” make it quite easy for Trump to do whatever he pleases.
So, what are the promises that Trump made in his campaign? Here is a list of his Top 10 Campaign Promises.
#1) Build a wall - and make Mexico pay for it - Really? Good luck with that! He proposes that the wall (all 1200 miles of it) will be built and paid for by the Mexicans that send money to Mexico with the use of Western Union. Great way to close one American business! No wall ever stopped anyone from entering this country in the last 549 years!
#2) The Muslim ban - REALLY? For the most part a “YUGE” majority of Muslims are peaceful. It is only a small sect of that population that are not peaceful because of their interpretation of their religion. The same could be said about the Westboro Baptist church members that frequent many funerals of war veterans and claim that they died because this country allows gay marriage, etc.
#3) Bringing jobs back - As we ALL know there have been jobs lost in manufacturing. So, how will Trump bring back ANY jobs? My thought is that he will deport many people that originate from the South of our border. In doing so, yes… it frees up jobs. But because those people make a sub-standard living (their wages are just about half of minimum wage on a per hour basis) that Trump MUST bust down our own minimum wage so that farmers and consumers can afford such products.
The trickle down and Trumped up economics - Given the current housing crisis in many cities… we will see many more homeless people just trying to scrape by. We “might” see homes that are “multi-generational”. Meaning homes that have not one but about three generations living in them.
#4) Tariffs on goods - China & Mexico - Oh yes! Let’s rip up ALL trade deals with every single country on this planet! The U.S. of A. does have some goods. However, the U.S. of A. does not have ALL of the goods to make itself self-sustainable. This could be a violation of Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.
#5) Renegotiation of NAFTA/TPP - This will NOT help at all in gaining back any/all manufacturing jobs that we so dearly need.
#6) Full repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) - Good luck with that one! If you’ve ever had the sniffles… it’s a pre-existing condition!
#7) The Iran Deal - Again… good luck trying to renegotiate any deal with THAT country!
#8) Social Security - Trump vows to leave it alone. However, things do change. Who knows.
#9) Tax Cuts - The top .01% would get the most concerning a tax cut. I guess that includes all of his Oligarch cronies. In a decade Trump just “might” bloat the deficit by $10,000,000,000,000.00. That’s TEN TRILLION. This makes his promise of protecting Social Security hard to keep.
#10) Bomb/Take oil from ISIS - Good luck! Read my source material - http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2016/jul/15/donald-trumps-top-10-campaign-promises/
So… those are the most popular ten.
Other subjects that are not popular but still are very important on personal levels for MILLIONS that live in the United States of America… are…
A) The Electoral College voted for a man that admits to sexually harassing women. But yet, every woman that has come forward he calls them LIARS! Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-recorded-having-extremely-lewd-conversation-about-women-in-2005/2016/10/07/3b9ce776-8cb4-11e6-bf8a-3d26847eeed4_story.html
B) Calls accusers LIARS - https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/clinton-reaching-past-trump-as-he-denies-report-of-assault/2016/10/12/f80e9026-90d8-11e6-bc00-1a9756d4111b_story.html
C) How he treats AMERICAN blacks - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/8-reasons-donald-trump-would-not-be-great-for-the-blacks_us_56e0729fe4b065e2e3d47e82
D) How Trump treats gays/trans & bi (LGBTQ) - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mike-pence-assault-lgbtq-equality_us_58275a17e4b02d21bbc8ff9b
E) How Trump treats women - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/18-real-things-donald-trump-has-said-about-women_us_55d356a8e4b07addcb442023
So… there you have it. THE issues!
On a personal and private level… I have seen with my own eyes of middle and high school students issuing deportation letters and wearing t-shirts that spell out the word NI**ER! Come on people! WE ARE BETTER THAN THIS! We live on ONE planet!
By electing “that” person (those that voted for him) said that it was O.K. to sexually assault women, kill those that are gay/bi/trans, etc.,
By electing “that” person (those that voted for him) said that it was O.K. to call every person of color a foul name and issue fake deportation letters if they didn’t have the same exact skin color as you or wore clothing that was different as you.
I worry VERY much for my soon to be born first female grandchild. It’s bad enough that ONE OUT OF FOUR women are sexually assaulted. It will be worse now given that the Electoral College has voted Trump into the office of President. A white rich Republican man that believes ALL women should be at home, pregnant, bare footed and in the kitchen making him his dinner and stirring up his martini!
Way to go Trump! You just sent the UNITED STATES of AMERICA back to the early 1800’s when slavery was legal (BLACK and CHILD), when women had NO VOTE and EVERYTHING was owned by WHITE CHRISTIAN MEN!
Have a good day! :)
Way back when, so far back, to the days before Christopher Columbus, did the natives of the North American Continent have a wall on the eastern seaboard to deter Leif Ericsson in the mid 900’s? NO.
In those 500 years since Ericsson was there a wall built on that same eastern seaboard to stop Columbus in 1492? NO.
From there the floodgates opened and this continent became the land of exploitation, opportunity as well as a penal colony.
Hundreds of years later the true people of this continent were nearly decimated and those that took over the land decried a new nation in the year of 1776. Was any wall built then? NO.
Less than 100 years later this new country had a finalized southern border between itself and another country, Mexico. Was a wall built then? NO.
Was a wall built before some Germans escaped their homeland due to political unrest? Was a wall built before the great potato famine of Ireland? Was a wall built before World War 1? Was a wall built before World War 2? Was a wall built before the Korean War? Was a wall built before the Vietnam War?
In each case, this country has become greater and more known as a “melting pot”.
If the Germans were prevented, I wouldn’t have my husband or my children. If the Irish were prevented I wouldn’t be here nor would Boston, Massachusetts be what it is. If the Koreans were prevented I would not have such an awesome aunt or first cousin. If the asians were prevented we wouldn’t have those tasty restaurants in those nifty little hamlets in nearly every city called “China Town”. Heck! The NFL might be short a team! You know… the 49’er’s! Oh and what about Notre Dame? Yeah! Think about that one!
So, feel free to build that wall Mr. Trump along our southern border with Mexico. It will not stop ALL illegal immigrants.
I’m very willing to hedge my bet that your own Scottish family (like mine) entered the United States of America from CANADA! And… illegally at that! I DEMAND to see YOUR genealogy papers proving that your family came here legally!
Go ahead and bully me, call me foul names or whatever. I will not buckle. I have NOTHING to lose other than my life. So yes, you’d have to kill me to silence me. Want murder on your list? Do it! KILL ME! Your idea of a wall WILL NOT stop ALL illegal immigrants!
In the last 77 days I won a set of headphones from one contest. They sent me the wrong headphones. They did the same for the other 99 winners. In the end they allowed us to keep the wrong headphones and sent us the correct headphones. They are valued at $630. I sold them both for $300. I also got lucky and won $500 on another contest.
I REALLY wanted and needed a 49cc scooter. The seller was a dick. I ended up with nothing but expensive cab fare to and from many places.
Yes, I tried CL and even the trade/barter section of that site.
In the end, my funds are nearly depleted. I paid off my immediate debts, father’s day gifts for the 3 men in my life, 2 months of cat foods (wet & dry), cat treats (pate, sardines and tuna) as well as litter, some basics for me and a birthday gift to help a disabled man get in/out of a bath tub.
I currently have $56.85 left of my wins.
The temps here will soon be near 90 degrees. My hair is VERY long. I will be spending $5 at the beauty school to get 18 inches (a foot and a half) cut off to which will bring my hair to shoulder length.
I was also lucky to get 2 free movie tickets. The disabled man (which happens to be my landlord that I take care of) & I went and saw “Independence Day: Resurgence”. He enjoyed the movie and the subsequent free meal (on me via a 1 week belated Father’s day… as his daughter and son are ASSHOLES (he got no card nor a phone call from either of them).
MY REVIEW: of IDR: Great ACTION! :)
As of today, someone close to me agrees that I should expand on my contest entries. On another note… I get the feeling that I should complete a novel because I strongly get the feeling that the submission deadline is VERY close! So… “Time Assassins” to be specific!?
Ooh! Just last night I watched “The Scorch Trials”... yeah… another ZOMBIE movie! That certainly KILLS my “Apophis” screenplay! But then again I DO have many BITCHES about the “Maze Runner” series! Seriously! WTF??? The sun scorches the planet Earth and creates zombies. But then and from there if you get a mere scratch from those that have been “scorched” you are now a zombie??? But if you are immune WCKD will harvest (hence kill you) to get ALL of your blood that can be transmuted to not an exact cure but something equivalent to insulin for diabetics??? Um… EXCUSE ME… once a human donates blood… does not their body create more blood? So WHY THE FUCK kill and harvest those that are immune???
So… what are your opinions?
Feel free to comment! :)
It has now been 11 days since my last blog. Since then I did venture into a genealogy research for my sister. In these last 11 days I have found many truths (as they were told to me) about a certain family. I've been friended and unfriended many times all because I spoke the truth. Oh well. Not my fault that they choose to be close minded, bury their heads in the sand nor will ever accept even the slightest of possibilities that what I've stated is the truth. I have no reason to lie. I've never had a reason to lie. My truth is fact, those facts are my story and my story has not changed one bit in the last 45 years of me telling my story. I have been told that I am the disgrace of the family. Really? I'm the disgrace? Wow! So I post a mugshot of an uncle in San Quentin that went to that exact prison for the rest of his natural life for rape (since the late 80's). Again, I ask, I'm the disgrace? Wow!
I am then told that I am sick by a religious zealot and that they will pray for me. Really? lol Pray all you want. I'm not the sick one that hides from the truth. The true sickness IS the hiding from the truth. Eventually it will eat you up emotionally. In fact, I pray for you. I pray that you will get the help that you so obviously and desperately need to aide you in getting better mentally.
What does this all have to do with me writing my current novel? Well! It certainly has disrupted my "flow".
Now that I know that another cousin has already done this exact research... I will no longer work on it and in fact, if/when asked about the genealogy of this family, I will kindly and lovingly direct them to the cousin that has that information. I am done with the vile of the deniers.
When I state "deniers" I am stating that these are people that admitted to me in private one on one conversations of who abused them and how and the fact that they publicly deny the acts against them.
Sure, I could go into great depths about the exact details and even cut and paste entire conversations but... I'm better off in more ways than one in now re-directing my time and effort into that novel. :)
So, please keep an eye out for my future blog posts as I promise to post tidbits about that new novel! :)
Blessed be and keep sweet you all! :)
Aside from that tater I have existed on Nutter Butter Bites, two little cheese/cracker combos from Fred Meyer's, one Teriyaki stick and a 2 liter of Mt. Dew (with ice). Oh and one hour of therapy with an unenthusiastic therapist that I have been seeing for a decade now. Bummer. Oh well. I really and truly do need to move forward. I did not go to therapy to hear my therapist lament the loss of one of their pets. I do feel the loss as I understand what they are going through but my insurance is paying them how much? I do have serious issues that need to be worked through.
Example: I have been doing some genealogy research. Of course this brings up memories for me. In the last week I did have a phone conversation with one female cousin that confirmed certain things. Another cousin refuses to acknowledge a certain being and in fact messaged me to no longer "tag" her in certain posts on FB. I don't blame this step-cousin at all as even I don't have fond memories of this person that has been dead since 1999.
My day started out as nonchalant. By near 2:00 p.m. It became good/great! I was enjoying the nice warm weather, the blue sky (no clouds) then the therapist was kind of pissy. I was late for the bus so I ended up late in getting home.
And I really had a good emotional day going! Well... fuck that! Therapist was pissy, landlord was pissy and a step cousin was pissy.
I will try to write more once I get some actual/factual solid sleep. I've been eating very little and basically getting about 5 hours of sleep each night. I am tiresome from waking up to the nightmare of my step-grandfather.
Yep! Much is going on! Where to start!? Oy!
Last week the furnace damn near died. Went to the grocery store and 1.5 hours later was back home and the house was a sweltering 85 degrees. The furnace would not shut off and actually blew smoke! Damn skippy I shut the entire thing down! Had to call a tech in at almost 1:00 a.m.! Got it fixed! But... from 2:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. some rodent chewed through the new wiring so had to call a tech back in! UGH! Then... the hot water heater finally blew after after 31 years of service. Yep, the basement flooded. It was replaced yesterday. I pray that the roof doesn't fail nor the landlord's car!
We (the disabled senior citizen landlord that I take care of & I) are still dealing with a pile of yard debris so as not to be fined by the city.
Two days ago the landlord (Bob) found himself in a physical medical quagmire. It was messy. Of course I aided him in the cleanup. He's feeling better now. I told him to lay off of the Splenda.
Moving forward. Tomorrow I should have ALL of my issues concerning connecting to the internet resolved so I may do further work on at least one of my novels. My hope is to complete it and get it to a local publisher before they no longer accept new works.
In an effort to use up my current internet connection before I cancel it, I took a side step to do some familial research. I found out yesterday that a step-cousin that I grew up with has passed away from Cancer. So, I'm currently trying to recall ALL of my step-cousins. I've done MANY Google and FaceBook searches. I've found very few of them. I would "really" like to find Daphnee Thompson (daughter of James Thompson and Carroll) who last resided in Federal Way, Washington.
Anyway, I've been researching many of the schools that I attended and the homes that I resided in. They should prove useful in one or two of my novels. Yes, I was moved to tears when I saw each place on Google Maps/Earth.
Other than what I've stated above, I've been entering many contests. I've won a $195 watch and a pair of headphones worth $380 as they are Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Wireless 2.0. I need to sell them.
So, for the next 24 hours my life will entail my duties to my ailing landlord, the house, my 2 kitties and cleaning my room in anticipation of the arrival of my new and improved internet service tomorrow with Century Link!
Blessed be and keep sweet ya' all! :)
I was just thinking about the technology and science (facts) that we have now. Add in my love for sci-fi, this, that, other things and project it all into a time, place and space 250 years from now. What will the world be like then? Will we have a Star Trek or Star Wars world? Will be have bots? Will we have quantum computers? Will we have computers with bio-chips (hence the possibility of becoming sentient)? Will humans be rid of greed? Will humans work together for the betterment of the species? Will our planet kill us or will we kill the planet and hence ourselves? Will there be a Utopia or a Dystopia? Will all humans be equal? Will we ever truly have one world where there are no borders? Will there be other wars? What kind(s) of wars? Religious, political, etc.? What about global warming? Or perhaps another ice age as the planet reacts to human actions? Who knows what the future holds. That's why it's called science-fiction!
What are your thoughts?