Saturday, January 7, 2017

THE INAUGURATION ... HAPPY NEW YEAR

No one wants to perform.  One member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir quit rather than sing at Trump's inauguration.  Said she couldn't live with herself if she didn't take a stand.  NOW the entire Mormon church is petitioning to get out of performing because Trump does not reflect their values.  KUDOS to them.

But what about Chachi?  Ted (the draft-dodger) Nugent?  Anthony Sabato, Jr.?  You know ... Trump's fans.  What about them?  How come they're not stepping forward in support of their boy?  I mean after all, according to Antonio, Trump is a Christian and that is the ONLY thing that matters.   

Here is what astounds me. Everything that Trump has said and tweeted, every nasty, racist, sexist rant, every lie he told promising to do for those poor souls who voted for him and who are so desperate for jobs, dignity, medical insurance, and plain old respect for their hard work is MEANINGLESS now that he is the president elect. That NO ONE calls him to task. That NO ONE tells him he shouldn't be tweeting immature rants to the current President, or tweeting praise upon Putin, every unintelligent pivot that comes out of his mouth or from his fingertips, NO ONE SAYS ANYTHING! It is astounding to me. And I cannot believe he is going to take the highest office in the land in just a few days. I feel as though we're on the brink of disaster. I really do. And it's not because he's a Republican and it's not because Hillary didn't win ... it's because he is so fucking uninformed. He doesn't care. Not about being president, not for all those trusting voters who will be looking to him to lead. He doesn't care about any of it. And THAT is what really scares me. America is now like a rudderless ship with a mad-man at the helm who no one can reach because he won't listen to ANYONE. God help us. 

I'm starting to wonder if it's a conspiracy between Russia, the Republicans, the Illuminati, Scientologists, and the Wizard of Oz to take over the world.  Never in my life have I witnessed a president elect act like a 12 year-old and NO ONE SAYS ANYTHING.  His own party can't reign him in.  He listens to no one.  He's like that kid on the Twilight Zone who will wish you into the cornfield if you don't go along with him.

This is beyond being a sore loser.  I have disliked presidents before but THIS IS DIFFERENT.  Trump has a real personality disorder.  He's mentally ill.  He is a narcissist who is suffering from delusions of grandeur.  He's like Hitler!  YES. I SAID IT.  Or Mussolini.  People are not taking his crazy behavior seriously because it is so immature.  Like a petulant child.  He's too childish to take serious .... he's harmless specifically because he is so stupid.  DON'T BE FOOLED.  Once this guy is in power there's no going back.

NOW he's asked Congress to pay for THE WALL.  Which REALLY means that WE ... the taxpayers ... are going to pay for the stupid wall.  Yeah.  I knew this all along.  I told Danny, 'you know who is going to pay for that wall don't you?But what really kills me is that Trump thinks he's going to get Mexico to REIMBURSE US .... 


All I can say is it will be very interesting to see how all this pans out.  Will he do his four years or be impeached?  I think the real secret behind Trump lies in his tax returns (which we will NEVER see) .... THAT is where we would find out all we need to know about this guy.  But Trump does what Trump wants and that isn't going to happen.  Here are a few other things that will never happen:

1.  He will never have a press conference.
2.  He will not stop tweeting.
3.  He will not live in the White House full-time.
4.  Melania will not be the First Lady, Ivanka will.
5.  His State of the Union addresses will be delivered via Tweet, not televised.

I, for one, am going to fight him on everything.  I will call my representatives.  I will write letters.  I will stay informed and I WILL PAY ATTENTION.  This guy needs to be watched like a hawk and we cannot let him get away with anything.  


Monday, December 5, 2016

A RANT ...

So …. due to unrestrained toxicity and hatred with regard to this insane election, I have decided to deactivate my Facebook account temporarily until sanity returns to the world.  I know that I have my opinions, but I don’t get personal or mean.  Well, I did.  But, only once.  It was an old friend of mine who kept lecturing me on abortion even though I was very clear with her that (a) I do not believe in abortion and that is why I took the pill my entire single life; (b) I emphasized that abortion is LEGAL; and (c) if you don’t believe in abortion, then don’t get one; and FINALLY (d) you cannot tell other people what to do.  So take a chill pill already.  



Then, I posted the above that stated how Trump is basically setting up his entire cabinet with a bunch of Wall Street CEOs and lobbyists which is exactly what he said he WOULDN’T DO.  I was merely pointing out the hypocrisy of that and I immediately had eight million people pouncing on me and I just got so pissed off.  CAN’T I JUST STATE MY OPINION WITHOUT GETTING INTO A WAR? JEEZ. 

But, it is the nature of Facebook.  Hence, my break. So I’ll stick to my blog where it is relatively safe for me to spew my toxic liberal pinko commie opinions out into the blogosphere.  But you know what?  They’re not really pinko commie ideas.  They’re basic justice and fairness for all ideas (but to the right wing they are equivalent to being in league with Satan and wanting EVERYTHING FOR FREE).  My opinions are heresy and sin and I must be destroyed and sent directly to Hell, do not pass go, do not collect two hundred dollars.

In the world of right wing politics and evangelical thought you have boxes that you must live within.  If you don’t live within those boxes, you’re going to Hell.  PERIOD.  END OF STORY.  GOD I CAN’T WAIT TO DIE and have all these fuckers see me in line, right IN FRONT of them at the Pearly Gates.  

I realize that if you don’t know me personally, my writing comes off as harsh and opinionated.  But I’m not really harsh and opinionated.  I have a heart for people and I cannot stand injustice or hypocrisy.  I CAN'T. 
   
The right wing evangelicals are always invoking Jesus and the Constitution but rarely consult their own hearts or their conscience.  They’ve got boundaries everywhere.  Rules that should never be broken, lines that should never be crossed.  It’s inhuman.  Life does not work like that.  So here’s a box for you … Say you’re born into a devout Mormon family (insert your religion of choice) and you’re gay.  What do you do?  The pain you must live with, the angst, the fear of losing your family if you come out.  Everything connected to this one horrible thing in your life is going to condemn you to Hell and you’re only 20!  That is being in a box that doesn’t conform to everyone else’s box.  HOW CAN ANYONE EXPECT TO LIVE WITH THAT?  It’s horrible.  

No compassion.  No identifying or putting yourself in their place.  No attempt to even try to feel for that person. 
 
And in all fairness, I do know some really good Christian people who really get the message.  Who have real hearts for God and their fellow man.  Maybe we don’t hear or see enough from them.  Because damn, if you're just going to go by the Christians on Facebook they're the most judgmental, hateful people on earth.  They will make excuses for their boy Trump even though deep down they have to know he is not an honorable man.  They are so willing to overlook all of his obvious character flaws and voted for him just because they hated Hillary.  THIS is what I don’t understand.  They’re the first to nail your ass to the cross, but the also the first to forgive THEIR OWN of EVERYTHING from grabbing pussies to molesting little boys.  H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-S-Y.  

In my experience, only suffering and misfortune can make a human being a human being.  It's the only way to learn empathy.  To relate with someone else’s pain, to connect with another human being because you have had your heart broken too.  THAT is what connects us.  Not allegiance to this flag or that church.  I think the evangelicals get it all wrong.  You don’t have to DO anything because God loves you already.  As a very wise man that I respect tremendously has written … You don’t get it by doing it right, You get it by doing it wrong.  (Fr. Richard Rohr).  

And Donald Trump is a child who is baited, as Hillary Clinton said, by a tweet.  HE IS.  That is not a lie, it is a fact.  He is an unscrupulous business man who knows how to cheat and steal with the protection of the U.S. Government.  And in his own words, that’s what makes him smart.  He can't keep his hands off his phone and at some point this guy is going to tweet something crazy and the next thing you know a missile is going to be headed our way or vice-versa.  Don’t laugh … it could happen.  There has been nothing but controversy since he became the president elect and he hasn’t even taken the oath yet.  

And this is what is causing all the hate on Facebook.  People who love Trump vs. the people who don’t.  Facebook gives average people a soapbox on which to pontificate but unfortunately, a lot of those people do not know what they’re talking about.  I don't make excuses for Bill Clinton's womanizing.  He's a man-whore.  He is. He's brilliant, but he lied to America when he said he did not have sex with that woman ... blah blah blah.  When he came clean, I was pissed!  He made a fool of me, defending him like an idiot.  This is why I don't understand how these so called Christians are so blind to who Trump is.  It's mind-boggling.

And then, if I'm going to be really honest with myself, I have to ask myself if am like the Trump lovers who hate the left?  I don't think so.  Because the difference is that if I see wrong, or hypocrisy, or lying, or cheating ... I call it what it is and I don't care if it's my candidate.  I'm not that blind.  Oh it's all so exhausting isn't it?  You care but you don't want to.  And If you don't care then you feel like you should. *sigh*

I've posted this video before but I think it deserves repeating because I love George Carlin and no truer words were ever spoken.  I think he is really right on in what he says in this monologue.  


If it doesn't download, go here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYIC0eZYEtI&t=112s






George Carlin -"Who Really Controls America"

George Carlin -"Who Really Controls America"

Friday, November 11, 2016

HAPPY VETERANS DAY ...


I'm going to make this short and sweet.  In honor of all those who served, fought, lost lives, limbs, sanity and made a sacrifice most of us can't imagine, here are those who do not deserve any thanks.  Because THEY DIDN'T SERVE:

President Elect Donald J. Trump - 


 This does not constitute, nor does it suffice as "serving your country."  It's called Military SCHOOL.  NOT serving in the Military.

Back in 1968, at the age of 22, Donald J. Trump seemed the picture of health.
He stood 6 feet 2 inches with an athletic build; had played football, tennis and squash; and was taking up golf. His medical history was unblemished, aside from a routine appendectomy when he was 10.

But after he graduated from college in the spring of 1968, making him eligible to be drafted and sent to Vietnam, he received a diagnosis that would change his path: bone spurs in his heels.

The diagnosis resulted in a coveted 1-Y medical deferment that fall, exempting him from military service as the United States was undertaking huge troop deployments to Southeast Asia, inducting about 300,000 men into the military that year.

The deferment was one of five Mr. Trump received during Vietnam. The others were for education.


Bill Clinton -


IF YOU DON'T WANT TO READ THE ENTIRE PIECE I'LL GIVE YOU THE CRIB NOTES.  HE GOT OUT OF SERVING.  SO IN MY OPINION, HE IS A SHAMEFUL COWARD. 

In 1964 Bill Clinton was classified 2-S (student deferment), which protected him from the draft throughout his undergraduate years at Georgetown University. As Bill Clinton approached graduation from Georgetown in 1968 his classification was changed to 1-A (Available for the draft).  

Family and friends with political influence kept Bill Clinton out of the draft after his graduation from Georgetown University.  His uncle, Raymond Clinton, in 1968 personally contacted Senator Fulbright, William Armstrong (Chairman of the Hot Springs draft board) and Lt. Commander Tice Ellis, Jr. (Commanding Officer of the local Naval Reserve unit) to obtain a slot for Bill in the Naval Reserve. A slot was especially created for Bill when no existing reserve slots were open at his local reserve unit. 

Bill Clinton, choosing not to follow through, failed to show up at the reserve unit for his interview and physical. Raymond Clinton later informed Lt. Com. Ellis that Bill would not be joining the reserves and that everything has been taken care of.

On February 2nd, 1969 Bill Clinton, while at Oxford University, finally takes his physical for the armed services and passes. His pre-induction physical was delayed over 10 months (twice as long as anyone else in his age group and situation).

In April 1969 Clinton fails to show up for his induction to military service. Clinton claims he did not receive the notice until after the dead line date and the draft board told him to ignore this notice.

While still in Oxford, Bill Clinton begins planning his appeal for his next induction notice. The plan he comes up with is to have his notice rescinded by joining the R.O.T.C. at the University of Arkansas.

In July of 1969 Clinton returns home from Oxford after he receives a second induction notice. He is to report on July 28, 1969.


Clinton's friend and Oxford classmate, Cliff Jackson, had several friends in influential positions arranged a meeting for Bill Clinton with Col. William A. Hawkins. Hawkins was the only man in the State of Arkansas who could rescind the induction notice.


Clinton's induction notice was rescinded and was admitted into the Arkansas University R.O.T.C. program after he promised to enroll in law school at the University of Arkansas. Bill's new draft classification is 1-D (ROTC deferment)
For the remainder of the summer, Bill Clinton goes to Washington D.C. and works with the anti-war movement at the National Headquarters of the Vietnam Moratorium.

George W. Bush -

On May 2 1973, Richard Nixon was still reeling from the Watergate scandal. American troops were on their way home from Vietnam. And outside Houston, in Texas, a 26-year-old named George Bush, a lieutenant in the National Guard, reported for drill duty as usual at Ellington air force base. 

That, at any rate, is the impression given by military payroll records released by the Bush administration on Tuesday. Apparently, however, Lt Bush's superiors at Ellington didn't see it that way. In an annual evaluation of his performance - dated, coincidentally, the very same day, May 2 - they conceded that they couldn't actually evaluate his performance, because they hadn't seen him for months.
 





Rush Limbaugh -



The best story concerns Rush Limbaugh, the ferociously bellicose radio personality, who allegedly had either "anal cysts" or an "ingrown hair follicle on his ass". It is not my custom to mock others' ailments, but anyone who has listened to Limbaugh's program can imagine the dripping scorn he would bring to the revelation that a prominent Democrat had skipped a war over something like that. Also, in his case, a pain in the ass is peculiarly appropriate.

Dick Cheney -


It was 1959 when Dick Cheney, then a student at Yale University, turned 18 and became eligible for the draft.

Mr. Cheney sought deferments. By the time he turned 26 in January 1967 and was no longer eligible for the draft, he had asked for and received five deferments, four because he was a student and one for being a new father.

NOW FOR THE HEROES.

My papa daddy. Abel Martinez, Jr., served as a medic during Korea.  Was drafted and by the grace of God was sent to Germany.  


IS HE HANDSOME OR WHAT!



My brother, George A. Martinez.  Served five years in the Navy - Seabees.





My grandfather Abel Martinez was a career army man.  Served during WWI.  Fought and was wounded in the Argonne Forrest in France.  Wish I had a picture of him, but I don't.  

Uncle Hector Martinez - Paratroopers.

Uncle Larry Salcido - served in the Philippines during WWII.

Uncle Pablo - served WWII.  Was bayoneted by a Japanese soldier and lost an eye.

Uncle Francisco - Served in WWII.  Came home.

Uncle Eliso Martinez - Served in WWII.  Fought on the front lines.  Came home.

Uncle Chato - Korea.  Fought and saw action in Korea. Came home.
Uncle Chato in Korea <3

Cousin Carlos Jimenez.  Served in Vietnam.  Was a career Army man.

My good GOOD Friend - Al Varela.  Served in Vietnam, earned a Bronze Star.
 
Al Varela
 



My neighbor Frankie Felix - Vietnam, lost his leg.  Came home and had a really difficult time.  

I wish I had pictures of all of them so you could see what REAL HEROES look like.  REAL MEN.  Their country called and they went.  They didn't cry about it, they didn't go to Canada, THEY DIDN'T RUN AWAY and they didn't get deferments.   They went.  They served.  They fought.  And thank God, they came home.  I am incredibly proud of all of them.  Wish I could say the same for the four cowards above.  

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

PRESIDENT TRUMP???

I feel extraordinarily sad today.  A man, a strange orange man who had a reality TV show has been voted into the office of the presidency.  A reality star.  A man whose words are disgusting, vile, shameless, unintelligent, disrespectful, racist, misogynistic.  A man whose business practices are unethical.  Who is an adulterer and a sexual predator.  A man who many evangelicals voted for.  Good Christian people ... which I cannot understand.  It appears that America has spoken and they want a misogynistic, racist with no real plan for the country to be president and the leader of the free world. Incredible.  



It is now 1:00 pm and I still cannot process this.  My heart is heavy.  I feel disappointment, sadness that so many Americans are so angry that the only way to send a message to Washington was to vote for a despicable man.  A man who finally gives them the permission to say and act out loud their most deeply held prejudices.  Mexicans - LEAVE!  Muslims - LEAVE!  Build a wall, don't let anyone in, get out!  HATE HATE HATE.  It's shameful.  It's un-American.  It's heartbreaking.



But I guess it isn't that hard to understand when you consider that America has become one big reality TV show and the uninformed Trump supporters, who love a cage fight, voted for their favorite cage fighter ... Donald Trump.  He fights like they do, thinks like they do, talks like they do, and communicates like they do.  With ugly words backed up by no facts.  Just rancor and vitriol.  When did people stop thinking?  When did Christians forget the truths they were raised on?  There was a time when a good, honest person could not overlook the glaring unethical character of a man like Trump.  And now they've just voted him into the presidency because they hate Hillary Clinton so much.  Well ... now he's the president. 



And I understand the voters wanted to send a message.  I really do.  That is why I voted for Bernie Sanders.  But this message?  A man who openly degrades and objectifies women?  Who would not rent to African-Americans?  Who dodged the draft at a time of war and cheated his employees and business vendors?  THIS is who you want to run the country?


But you know what?  I feel no rancor or contempt.  I really don't.  I feel no compulsion to go off on one of my usual "rants" because I am just so damn sad. Sad over the whole thing.  The entire election and politics in general.  The name calling, the lack of civility and graciousness.  There is a huge divide in this country and it's something we have not seen in decades.  Real ugliness.  And I feel shame.  Shame that this is what we've become.  Instead of common goals for the good of the country and her citizens, we are miles apart in ideology and beliefs.  Capitalism and greed vs. The Will of the People.  The Little People.  Perhaps if we were invaded by aliens from another planet the world would come together ... short of that, capitalism won.  Big business won.  Big Pharma won.  And so on.  The worker, the middle class, those of us that basically do all the work and pay all the taxes lost yesterday.  And we lost BIG. 


The ideals of America that we once believed in, the dream of a future with possibility, owning a home, getting a good education, raising our children in a safe environment was once possible for everyone ... it really did exist at one time.  But it hasn't existed now for many decades and the divide just grows wider and wider still.  I don't know what Trump will do for the country.  I can only hope he does some good.  But I am really fearful of what he might do in the event of a catastrophic event like 9/11.


And unlike most "Christian Evangelicals," this Catholic woman does not believe that God cares who I vote for.  I think God cares who WE are as individuals.  How we love others.  How we treat others.  How we forgive others.  And as far as Evangelicals go, my judgment, yes my judgment, is that a lot of these folks are so blinded by their hatred toward Hillary Clinton they would have cast a vote for Satan if he were running against Hillary and feel perfectly justified and vindicated in doing so because they really believe that God is on THEIR side and that God sent Donald Trump to redeem America.  And this makes me sadder still.  Good people willing to overlook a character like Donald Trump and all his horrible deeds and words.  It is hypocrisy on a colossal level.  But again, it is what it is. 


So, with all that said, I will go to bed tonight and hopefully sleep well.  And I will get up tomorrow morning and get myself to work, put in my 8 hours, catch my bus home, do my marketing, my laundry, celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas, celebrate birthdays and anniversaries, wait for the birth of my next grandchild, pray for my family, and live to the best of my ability with my God and my neighbor and try to grow in love and grace.  As flawed as I am, I really do try to live my life with a clean heart. 


God bless all you who come to visit and read my blog.  I hope you have work, shelter, family, friends and love in your life.  Because in the end, that is ALL that really matters.


 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

SO ...

as we come to the end of another election cycle (or, as I like to refer to it World War III) I would like to sum up in a few words some of my feelings in one tidy little post.   

The Evangelical Christians

THIS is a completely mystifying phenomena to me.  How these people are so willing to overlook Trump's glaring character flaws and nobly assert that "everyone has sinned and deserves forgiveness" is just too much for me. They continue to remain adamantly committed to voting for Trump despite his colossal misogynism, complete and total lack of respect for the dignity of women, his serial adultery, cheating on his taxes, filing of multiple bankruptcies, and nonpayment of the hard labor provided by workers who built his "empire".  And while their Christian charity is overflowing with forgiveness for Donald Trump it does not, and CANNOT, extend to Hillary Clinton because SHE'S A LIAR.  OK.  I thought forgiveness was forgiveness.  You know, like Jesus forgave.  Seventy times seven?  From what I've read in the Gospels Jesus never withheld his forgiveness.  So I think y'all need to reexamine that passage.  Here's a good one, in case you forgot:

Matthew 6:14-15


14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. 


YUGE HYPOCRISY! 

If you're going to talk about forgiveness and casting the first stone and all that other bible stuff, it should apply to ALL people, not just your perverted candidate.  Can you forgive Hillary?  Or are her failings much too serious in comparison to Trump's?  See ... that's why you guys lose a lot of respect with people.  You're very quick to forgive your own and very willing to crucify others.  Not very Christian if you ask me. 

Evangelical Christians believe that Trump was sent by God to heal and reclaim the United States of America.  Oh brother!

Remember that scene in Annie Hall where Woody Allen is standing in line at a movie theater listening to the guy behind him pontificate on a writer's pretentious B.S. and then Woody Allen pulls the writer, in the flesh, from behind a cardboard cutout and the writer confronts the fool about how he knows nothing about his writing?  Well, I wish I could pull Jesus out to confront all these horribly misled Christians so he could set them straight.  

Donald J. Trump is a misogynist of colossal proportions.  Women are merely convenient vessels with little holes that he likes to put his pee-pee into.  Or, grab with his hands if the first option isn't possible.
Today, he says he's a Christian.  Tomorrow?  Who knows.  I guess when he allowed a bunch of them to lay hands on him and pray over him he was BORN AGAIN.  You can check it out for yourself on Youtube.com.  It's pretty damn hilarious.  

I know I am a passionate person.  And I have held my tongue in this election insofar as commenting on Facebook with others.  Oh I've posted tons of memes etc., but I have not ENGAGED with anyone.  However, I did get into one long conversation with one Christian lady who informed me that she is a Christian and is voting how God wants her to vote.  

(Comments in red are mine)

CL:  As a Christian God is my King....that being said it's my responsibility to vote for someone who is not for killing babies and lies to the country in a position of power, being paid for by the people. I don't agree with perverted behavior in anyone, but what one says on tape 11 years ago does not overshadow criminal behavior at the expense of the people.

(1)  Hillary may be pro-life but she is not KILLING the babies.  That would be doctors.  Doctors are killing the babies.  And FYI ... this has been legal in this country for years and years and years . IT IS LAW.  I think you should address your anger to all women who have had abortions and the doctors who perform them.  Not Hillary.  And P.S. ... shock of shocks ... I am not a proponent of abortion.  That is why I took birth control and NEVER HAD ONE.  (2) If you don't agree with perverted behavior in anyone, WHY are you voting for Donald Trump?  Is there a statute of limitations on disgusting comments and behavior?  Like after eleven years it's expunged from your psyche?   

CL:  Also let's not forget the perverted actual behavior of her husband who admitted getting oral sex from Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office... which then was covered up by both she and her husband, by calling it a vast right wing conspiracy.  So there we have it..vote for Trump who said perverted stuff 11 years ago, and nothing proven at any other level, believe me the Dems would be all over it if it were true, or the proven corrupted, for abortion, lying to the country Hilary! 

(1) Bill fornicated in the oval office, not Hillary; (2) Trump has a pretrial conference scheduled in New York re allegations of raping a 13 year old; AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST (3) I wouldn't be too sure about a "vast right wing conspiracy" being a fallacy.  WHO saves a dress with semen on it?  Just sayin'.

I'd print the entire exchange but you'd just get bored.  Bottom line ... I know I'm not going to change anyone's mind.  Of course I'm not.  But these people are so incapable of seeing how they are being misled and lied to.  Listen, I voted for Bill Clinton twice.  When he admitted on national T.V. that "he did in fact have sexual relations ..." I wanted to punch him in the throat.  And if he had ran for a third time, I WOULD NOT have voted for him because he was a freaking LIAR and I wouldn't trust him ever again.  I am not that loyal to someone who has misled me.  However, these evangelicals are almost beyond the pale.  If we had video of Trump nailing the spikes in the hands and feet of Jesus, THEY'D COME UP WITH SOME EXCUSE FOR HIM!  I am not that delusional.  Am I right or am I right?  When I see some of the comments and excuses these people make for Trump it just boggles my mind. 

SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE.  That is why we have all this craziness every election year.

My church does not tell me how to vote. I have never sat in mass and had the priest tell the congregation how they should vote. That is not their job. Their job is to guide me spiritually on this journey of life. Today, religion has become synonymous with nationalism. Very dangerous. And politicians, no matter if they're republican or democrat, DO NOT CARE ABOUT YOU. The rich get richer, the middle class (dissipating as it is) do all the work and pay all the taxes, and the poor (as George Carlin says) are just there to scare the shit out of the middle class. American politics has become a scandal. We have no one in government who actually has a moral compass, integrity, ethics, honesty. All the things we need in a leader. Our leaders are liars, philanderers, cheaters, tax evaders, hypocrites, draft dodgers, greedy and Christians who do not behave like Christians and only SAY they're Christians to get your vote. 

Vote your conscience. Only when enough Americans do so will Washington D.C. seriously sit up and take notice. When a Jill Stein, or a Ralph Nader, or a Bernie Sanders, or any other individual who is running on a platform of REAL TRUTH and HONESTY earns enough votes to scare the hell out of the establishment, then things will change. That is why Donald Trump (crazy as he is) was able to get as far as he has. People are pissed.  But their anger is misguided and voting for Trump is not going to bring jobs back to the USA because ALL of Trumps holdings and assets are OVERSEAS! He is part of the problem. EDUCATE yourselves on the issues. Do not base your vote on the fact that someone says he is a Christian.  


It's been one hell of an election season.  I guess we'll see how it all plays out in the next week.  Until then ... I'll see you in four years.

AND THANK GOD IT'LL ALL BE OVER NEXT WEEK.