Monday, March 13, 2017


I have reached my limit.  The point of no return.  I can no longer engage in the vitriol and hatred going back and forth regarding Trump.  No more engaging on FB, no more reading newspapers or online periodicals and websites and trying to make my feelings known in a thoughtful intelligent way.  The hate I get back is unbelievable. 

When I state my opinions I do not get ugly.  I really try to state my comments with facts and respect but that doesn't work.  I inevitably get a whole slew of disgusting, insulting responses.  It is unbelievable to me what people will say in response to my comments.

More unbelievable is how these same folks talk about the Obamas.  Especially Michelle.  Words cannot convey the ugliness. You’d have to jump onto some of these websites (Breitbart for example) and read some of the comments.  The Obamas are referred to as apes, baboons, and other disgusting epithets, which I have to admit deeply shocks me.  And I wonder to myself WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?  A great portion of them state that they are Christians!  And perhaps an exclamation point at the end of that last sentence should be a question mark, but a question mark isn't strong enough.  I am mystified that Godly people do not see what I see.  I ask myself ... how can this be?  I too, am a Christian.  I'm not a saint.  But I am a Christian, well-versed enough with scripture to know that I cannot find one quote, not one sentence in the entire bible that says it is OK for Trump to behave the way he is behaving.  What he says, what he does, how he lies.  This is not how a "leader" leads.  And yet the Christians will find some line or two to throw at you, usually their go-to favorite about "casting the first stone" to make you feel as though you don't know what you're talking about when you absolutely do. 

Below are various responses to comments I made about Jorge Ramos and Michele Obama.  I commented on how rude it was when Trump threw Jorge Ramos out of a press conference, and the other comments were my defending Michelle Obama from blatantly racist and ugly remarks.  I wish I could order all of them but I think you’ll get the gist. 

My comments are in red.  And they are angry and what I wished I’d said, but because I’m afraid one of these right wing crazies will find me and assassinate me, I didn’t.


Couple of things. First of all, Mrs. Trump speaks five languages, which did not stop Democrats from denigrating her and a NYTimes reporter (who happens to be Carl Bernstein's son) from calling her a prostitute. As for speaking multiple languages, the most important thing is to be literate in at least one language. Many Hispanic children in the United States, including many that were born here, are illiterate in both Spanish and English.

Note:  We hardly ever hear Melania speak because she doesn't speak English very well nor does she understand American slang.  We have also seen her naked with another chick in a lesbian sex pose.  I just read today that the Trump kids refer to her as "the Portrait" because she never talks.  The commenter states that Hispanic children in US, including those born here, are illiterate in both Spanish and English.  I wonder where said commenter (who goes by the name joinamerica) is from?  Texas?  Mississippi?  Maybe even California.  Who the hell knows.  It's all irrelevant.  What he said is ignorant.


1. Then LA RAZA needs to find another name.
2. His light eyes/complexion no doubt play a role in his fierce insistence on defending Latino/Hispanic border-jumpers, MOST of whom ARE dark... He is speaking about Jorge Ramos having green eyes and looking white and this is why he defends illegals.  Out of some misguided shame because he was blessed to look white and he doesn't have dark skin thereby making him guilty of being a Mexican with light skin.  Jorge Ramos is a respected journalist and had a right to be in that press conference and Trump humiliated him by having him tossed out.  
3. This is known as the 'High Yellow Syndrome' in some circles, where a fairer black person will act as spokesman/rebel/anarchist against "WHITEY" in order to PROVE himself or herself to his/her darker compatriots. We've just gone through about 8 years of such BS, if you get the drift.  (Love this moron who speaks with such authority and knowledge on the subject matter of light vs. dark skin except that "The High Yellow Syndrome" pertains to Black people not Hispanics.  Keep your racism the right lane. Holy crap.)  NEXT ...

Max (below) is a real hater.

Max Miller

Moocher Obama is low class, low brow product of millions of taxpayer dollars. She was a Jesse hire and an Political payoff Puppet... (Moocher Obama refers to Michelle Obama.  She also a graduated from Harvard Law School and did her undergrad at Princeton.  I wonder where Max went to school?)

Max Miller

You're a moron, as most people know that other people spell sux like that are doing so to avoid filter hardware.  (This was in defense of his spelling sucks as "sux")

Max Miller

Well, he was only off by 50 years, as are you, stupid puta. You obviously think that Latinos will ever embrace the idea of Madre Meeheeko even though thousands of them are not from there... At some point the mother country will become a source of shame and divorce. (He calls me you stupid puta which is a very derogatory word.  He's basically calling me a whore.  The rest of his comment makes no sense, I have no idea what he is talking about with "the mother country becoming a source of shame and divorce."  I guess he's trying to sound deep.)

Steve from Ohio

Moochwell Obama naked? You mean big Mike naked? Yikes! It needs a shave...too much 5 o'clock shadow. (Again, another reference to Michelle Obama)
Joan Rivers was right. BTW...don't forget to turn your clock ahead 1 hour if you are in an area that the government thinks it has the power to tell the sun what to do.

Again, the disrespect and hatred of Michelle Obama is really beyond the pale.  And the remark about the time and where I live makes no sense. 


Lol. Do you honestly not know?
Look it up yourself, not worth waste of breath with your stupidity. Go back in your crib (I have no idea what this one was referring to)


Extremely rude? President Trump kicked out a RACIST anti-American subversive communist Mexican out of the room acting as if he's the hero of Mehicoh instead of being on OUR side. Whoreheyy GOT what he deserved.  (Jorge Ramos is an American citizen.  I'm sure this would make Latino RoyBatty BATTY.)

No one is brainwashing me, or us. If you like Jorge that already says something about YOU. I have seen with MY OWN EYES, living amongst Mexicans how incredibly anti-American they are, how they consider ALL others in the USA as "invaders" how they support racist cleansing of Black Americans, engage in cultural suppression of other Latino ethnicities they hate, etc.. etc. etc. (Mhmmm, they do all this while selling oranges at freeway entrances???)

There is no brainwashing when it comes to seeing things you people would not believe... not one bit of brainwashing. If anything Mexicans brainwash their people to HATE the USA and smile in their faces. Period.  (A true intellectual.)

KilltheBank (NOTE: I was unable to post his picture but he is holding an assault rifle)  He also has no spell check nor grammar skills.  To be fair, he was probably pissed off and typing like a mother fucker causing him to make a ton of mistakes. 

A clear difference any objective person can see: moo shill DESERVED the scorn because she is reprehensible and hateful. (Moo Shill = Michelle Obama)
She is low class and thats a fact.
The First Lady we have now is well above that. I have heard of bit not looked at the pics.
I couldnt care less.  (He’d care if naked Melania were a democrat)
Id much rather have someone hot enough to make you bores jealous instead of that rutting boar haunting the halls of the capital. ("Rutting boar hunting the halls of the capital" ...  he is referring to Michelle Obama).
ALL shade thrown her way is ENVY.
Madonna and chelsea handler WISH they were Mrs Trump and its so hilari ous to watch them back flipping to maintain an air of relevence in a two foot radius of themselves.
No one else is buying your pipe dream. No impeacent to save your fresh salty snowfall.
In 8 long years chelsea handler and madonna will be firmlyon the where are they now trip, just like your 60's White guilt mania. (P.S. Motherfucker, I'm not white and Melania Trump is a HO).


If you don't like BB and the commenters here, you can LEAVE, just like the ranting/raving ILLEGALS can (and WILL) leave. There is no brainwashing going on, except by Leftists and champions of LA RAZA, illegal alien sponsors (as if this idiot is not brainwashed by the extreme Alt-Right media.)
There you have it.  And these aren’t even the worst of the worst.  It’s ridiculous for me to engage with idiots who clearly have no real educational background or ability to articulate their opinions without using the words "fuck" "leave" "troll" "puta."  And there are so many of them.  And they honestly scare me.  I really am afraid someone will find me and do me harm!  So I’m done and I’m sad and my heart is broken.

No more trying to intelligently convey my opinions.  No more trying to understand the other side.  I could never understand THAT particular brand of hate.  But here is the really scary part of my decision to disengage and I wonder ... is that the point?  Getting reasoned people to just bow out?  Give up?  Stop fighting?  Stop caring?  Just allow Trump and his cabinet to do whatever the hell they want to do because how much power do I have?

I am just a little person.  Ready to retire in a few years.  Should I just give up and wait until I can live in my little bungalow away from the big city where hopefully I can find peace of mind?  *SIGH*

I'm sure some of you have lost friends and family over this political war.  Please share some of your thoughts and feelings with me.  I would really appreciate it.

And FYI I have no intention of giving up.  I will continue to write and march.  But I have to get a handle on responding to asinine comments from an asinine individuals.

Monday, February 27, 2017

#45 ... WHO ELSE?

I've been watching the Trump crazy train for the last month and have not written anything because there is SO MUCH unbelievable bullshit to write about I just didn't know where to start.  A lot has been percolating in my little brain but today, TODAY was the day that motivated me to write.  This Insane Clown President (thank you Matt Taibbi ... if you haven't read his book you should) finally crossed over the line for me.  Banning the press from attending a closed-door briefing Friday afternoon with press secretary Sean Spicer was the straw that broke the camel's back for me.  The New York Times, CNN and The Huffington Post were banned from attending.  The Associated Press and Time Magazine, which were "allowed" to enter, but boycotted out of solidarity with those news organizations ... good for them.

The First Amendment and the Freedom of the Press is at stake.  Trump apparently thinks that he can decide who can report on him and what they can report .... do you know what this is called?  It is called UN-AMERICAN.  It is the first step toward some other type of government.  We have entered the Twilight Zone, some other world than the United States as we know it.  There are those Trump supporters who will laugh at my comment, but it is deadly serious.  

The first thing dictators do is denounce the press.  They rid their countries of the intelligentsia so that the masses are not informed, influenced or encouraged to think.  This is what Trump is attempting to do.  To filter the news that is brought to the people.  His repetitive use of the phrase FAKE NEWS is a mantra that he is repeating over and over again until it becomes true.  This repetitive lying is taken straight out of Mein Kampf by Adolph Hitler. 

It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.
— Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X[1]

I honestly don't know what to make of what is being allowed to happen in the White House.  The Republicans do not seem to have any kind of spine when it comes to Trump and most of them know is completely out of his mind.  I keep wondering what they are waiting for?  John McCain and Lindsay Graham seem to be the only two who have not drunk the Kool-Aide and are unafraid to speak out.  But the rest of them are a bunch of spineless fraidy-cats.  This group of men who were so anti-Obama they signed a pledge to fight against EVERYTHING OBAMA and dug their heels in for eight years with a BIG FAT NO can do nothing to reign in a certifiably mentally ill man who is sitting in the Oval Office. 

I keep going back and forth wondering if Congress will hold him to account.  And when.  He doesn't have limitless powers as he found out with regard to his "ban" for which the court promptly ruled against him.  And it seems that more and more of the GOP voters are questioning their vote.  Many are very worried about losing their Obamacare and let's face it, once repealed they have nothing to replace it with. 

This administration gets more and more bizarre.  The lying, the duplicity, the denial and delusion.  Time will tell what becomes of #45.  I only hope there isn't an international incident.  

Just today he said "no one realized how complicated health care is."  REALLY?  No one?  Shouldn't you have studied this PRIOR to becoming president?  Shouldn't you have come up with a plan?  A president who is "winging it" makes me feel as though we're in a car heading straight for a cliff and we have no breaks.  

Tomorrow he will address Congress for the first time.  This should be very interesting.  I wonder if he's learned any new words to use other than 'disaster,' 'yuuuuuuge' and 'bigly.' 

Saturday, January 7, 2017


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:

George Carlin -"Who Really Controls America"

George Carlin -"Who Really Controls America"

Friday, November 11, 2016


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 -


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.


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


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.