Staying High

flying bald eagle

Whatever demagogues would have us believe about our country, we can be proud of each other until the time our government works not to make America great again, but one that recognizes and builds on the greatness we have achieved throughout our history and works to uphold the principles We the People believe in.

Do Rain on Trump's Parade

Veteran's flag

Photo Credit: Nosheep

Every year on Veterans Day thousands of Americans gather to pay tribute to their local veterans, past and present. In our small town, I remember the solemn cadence of a single drum that led us to the local cemetary where we honored our fallen.

Activism: Walking the Walk

We are better than this

Picture credit: Pixabay

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High students are reminding us that youth can speak to power, can foment change, and that it is a force to be reckoned with. These young survivors of the Parkland massacre bring firsthand authority to the gun debate and are showing the adult population how to solve problems.

Guns for the Money

bullets on Ben Franklin currency

So yesterday, another school shooting. This one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Brower county Florida. Dozens of hearts were broken yesterday by the deaths of 17 of their loved ones and dozens of children, teachers, and parents were unnecessarily terrorized.
"Thoughts and prayers" have become numbing over the years. A sign on twitter reads, "Policies, not prayers." I agree.



20 Things Guilty People Do
That Trump Does Daily

Every now and then I find something that I believe is very important to share. The following is such an item. This was originally published on Twitter by Seth Abramson, and at this American political juncture it is information we should all have and consider. Mr. Abramson was kind enough to grant me his permission to reprint it here.

Can Anyone Save the ACA?

Health Care

Right now #SavetheACA is trending on Twitter. I don't think it's going to happen no matter what American citizens want. The House of Representatives, seems to be caught up in some nostalgic, delusional version of "Father Knows Best" with speaker Paul Ryan at the head of the table, making a mess of the turkey that is the ACA.


Ammunition Notes

good guys on subway

News today focused on National Security. However, security should begin at home. With the ongoing turmoil in the Trump White House, it is easy to lose sight of many of the issues that remain unattended. One of those issues is comprehensive gun legislation, which would be a major step in improving the safety of the American public.



The Ungapatchka Elephant

ornate elephanat

Yiddish has a better word for ostentatious. It's "ungapatchka." As defined by the Urban Dictionary, it means overly ornate, busy, ridiculously over-decorated, and garnished to the point of distaste. Ungapatchka fits the white elephant that will soon be occupying the Oval Office to a "T". The point of distaste is clearly met by Trump's fear mongering through his vile plans for America.


Extreme Vetting: Who Vets the Vetters?

vetting applicants

Donald Trump talks about "extreme vetting" of immigrants. It is peculiar that he is running for the highest office in American and nobody thought to "vet" Donald Trump or any other candidate up-ballot or down-ballot.


Bafoon: Mirror on Trump

Dorian Gray

Bill Mahr compares Donald Trump to an orangutan, but he may have the wrong species in mind. The other day, someone on Twitter mistakenly called Trump a "bafoon". It was hard to tell whether they meant buffoon or baboon, but either fits. In fact, bafoon is a word that exactly describes Donald Trump.



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