The Lost Country!

The Lost Country!

My people have been lost sheep.
Their shepherds have led them astray
and turned them loose in the mountains.
They have lost their way
and can’t remember how to get back to the sheepfold. Jeremiah 50:6 NLT

Then the LORD said to me, “Take again the equipment of a foolish shepherd. For I am going to raise up a shepherd over the land who will not care for the lost, or seek the young, or heal the injured, or feed the healthy, but will eat the meat of the choice sheep, tearing off their hooves. “Woe to the worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock! May the sword strike his arm and his right eye! May his arm be completely withered, his right eye totally blinded!” Zechariah 11:15-17 NIV

Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. 1 Corinthians 15:18 NIV

There are those in this country who proclaim to be Christians–followers of Christ and doing what Christ would do, yet, when looking at the plight of the land in America, we do not see Christ-like behavior in much of what they condone in “their choice” an elected leader–one who is supposed to be “president of America,” which includes all Americans, not just some.

Though I may appear to be a broken record, it makes sense to repeat those things that need to be repeated, in order to bring realization to those who may be asleep or have deliberately ignored the signs in front of them–America is in crisis–and the crisis is the result of the promotion of a person who has never known God, does not know God, and thinks he is a god (and some are worshiping him as one). His malignant narcissism keeps his focus on him and what he wants rather than what is best for the nation. Before anyone attempts to refute this statement by saying, “you don’t know his heart,” let me say for the record–I do know his heart and everyone with a brain and knowledge of The Word–knows his heart. For The Word states, “From the abundance of the heart–the mouth speaks.” (Matthew 12:34, Luke 6:45)

Right out the gate–the cult followers will say, “But we have more money in our pay checks.” “He’s rolling back job-killing regulations.” “He’s getting rid of all the immigrants who are taking American jobs.” “He’s pushing the Christian agenda.”

Let me address each of these four points (there are more) separately.

Some people will see more money in their paychecks because of the “tax cut scam” passed which gave the wealthiest Americans the greatest tax cut and still did not benefit the working class the most. When we understand the government “runs on tax dollars” we also understand cutting the revenue will place an undue burden on future generations and Senior Citizens now, since the next step of the “great tax cut” includes gutting Social Security and medicare to make up some of the lost revenue that was given to the rich. 

Can’t ignore the fact that though many companies touted giving bonuses because of the tax cut, 93K jobs have been outsourced, 63 Sam’s Clubs closed, ATT laying off workers and many others. I’m sure those who received bonuses and later (some in the same week) lost their jobs, would rather have the job than a one-time bonus of a $1K.

Who loses with the tax cuts? Every poor person who ever dependent on social programs funded by tax dollars loses. Every student in America who attends a public school loses because of budget cuts. Every veteran in America who has served this country and as a result–suffered either physical or mental trauma–loses benefits because of tax cuts. Every Senior Citizen stands to lose benefits they earned and contributed to because Republicans (in particular–Paul Ryan) thinks Social Security is not an “earned benefit” but something people think they’re entitled to having. We are entitled to having what we contributed to–and nothing a greedy person who received $500K from a donor for cutting taxes says or does, will ever deter us from fighting for what is rightfully ours. And by the way, Paul Ryan bragged on Twitter on 2/3/18 (later deleted) that a secretary in PA was, “pleasantly surprised to see an increase of a $1.50 in her paycheck.” I’m not sure he missed the sarcasm that may have provoked the statement or if he’s just that obtuse. But I’m sure the Koch Brothers, the Mercers and Murdochs, as well as other rich donors are thrilled.

Rolling back job-killing regulations–For every regulation that is rolled back–those put in place to maintain the safety of consumers and workers, we risk life and limb just so the demagogue can brag and those supporting him–grin and brag–about him getting rid of “everything President Obama did” to keep us safe. This is the real reason for much of what he does–his motivation is hatred for Obama–not concern for the American people. Because of those “roll backs,” we risk dying from contaminated water and soil and polluted air. I have to conclude he’d rather people die than keep safety precautions in place. Five people have died from a gas-rig fire, Amtrak has had three accidents in which people have died, and oil spills have contaminated land will contaminate the water if plans move forward for coastline drilling. This is pure greed and has nothing to do with the welfare of Americans, but in making sure they die early–especially those in coal mines.

On keeping immigrants out of America to keep them from taking jobs from Americans–I’m still waiting for all those making such complaints to come forward and show us–the entire world–how willing they are to help gather produce for farmers, clean hotel rooms, and do it all for very low wages. If there are Americans out there who want these jobs, why was it necessary for the demagogue to obtain Visas for immigrants to work at his properties? And on the same note–why is the demagogue and his family still producing goods in China and other countries? Is it because he doesn’t want to pay a living wage to Americans?

We’ve lost out on trade because of his ignorance as to how “world trade” works and many of the countries (11) have decided to move forth without us and many farmers are not happy about this development. Implementing tariffs on goods–makes it more difficult for Americans to purchase goods produced outside of America and when we cannot purchase the goods, those who distribute the goods won’t need workers to sell them. Not a lot of thought went into this decision and again, the only driving force–greed for those who already are rich.

Thinking the resident in the Oval Office is a Christian and pushing a Christian agenda is probably the biggest farce “White Evangelicals” have promoted to their unsuspecting congregations. Or maybe the congregation knew and didn’t care. At any rate, let me reiterate some of the character traits that demonstrate one is a follower of Christ.

  • We love all unconditionally because God loved us so much, He sent His only Son (came in the likeness of sinful flesh) to do what we couldn’t do–on our own. He took sin upon Himself and opened the way for us to ascend into Heaven for all eternity.
  • We take care of the poor and the needy.
  • We visit those in prisons or are otherwise incapacitated (the shut-in, not shut-out).
  • We promote unity of all, not division.
  • We provide shelter for the homeless and refuge for the disenfranchised.
  • We stand firm against the wiles of the devil and recognize when he has “deceived the very elect.”
  • We don’t lie or protect pathological liars for The Word says, “all liars will end up in the lake of fire.”
  • We don’t provoke hatred or war with other countries.

Listening to the “shepherds” who were supposed to guide and direct–we have allowed them to be the reason–our country is lost and we may have difficulty finding our way back–to being who Christ wants us to be.

For those who would attempt to refute what I’ve said by falsely claiming that America was founded on Christianity, I would say get out your history books and understand that using “biblical principles” to establish our Constitution does not mean it was founded upon Christianity. The bible makes no reference to Christianity and to clarify the matter–the Bible is a summary of historical events that provide us with insight as to how God worked with the Children of Israel, and how we came to be joint-heirs with them. Don’t buy into the hype–know for certain–what you believe and why.

This won’t be the last time I address this issue, and today–it was important to emphasize it for those who think this country is headed in the right direction–we’re not– but we can be, if we exercise our right to vote–without interference or hindrance from those who would attempt to oppress us.

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Fear and Desperation!

Fear and Desperation!

With the release of the much anticipated “Nunes Memo” the media is in an uproar–trying to understand and explain it. I have read it and conclude along with the experts (of which I am not a legal expert, but have expert reading comprehension skills), that this prose was written out of a state of fear and desperation. Devin Nunes and the others who insist there is either a “deep state” within the Intelligence Community or a “secret society” (based on text messages) have demonstrated they’re afraid of being exposed in something sinister. My guess–we have traitors in the White House and enablers of the traitors in Congress.

I’ve said it before–Congressional GOP knew from the beginning that trump was involved in something shady, but they went along with it because of greed and the opportunity to really screw America.

I must state for clarity’s sake that Fox News and hosts are touting the memo has a means of demonstrating corruption in the FBI and have convinced trump–it vindicates him from further scrutiny in the Mueller Investigation. Not true–and anyone with a brain can see through this ruse. The three and half pages insinuate a great deal, but explain nothing and provide no evidence of anything other than “innuendo” about bias involved in who paid for the “Dossier.” First all, if any need to be reminded, the Opposition Research on trump was initiated by a Republican group, not the DNC–who later continued the investigation and paid for the work they received. However, this memo does not include the fact that Steele (British operative) continued his investigation past the time and payment received by Fusion GPS. What the GOP has succeeded in doing, is drawing greater scrutiny into the affairs of the trump administration and anyone involved with them.

The memo fails to indict the FBI who were simply doing their job in their surveillance of Carter Page which started in 2013. These are the facts, not just opinions. The raised eyebrows over text messages is a deflection–in hopes of keeping people off balance from actually seeing the truth.

The trump administration and GOP’s attempt to “claim FBI bias” has nothing to do with the reality of the situation. They have implied–repeatedly that if a person works for the FBI (DOJ) they are not entitled to expression of their personal opinions–especially if those opinions are contrary to what the GOP want to hear. No one who works in government is vetted/screened based upon their political affiliation. That is unconstitutional at the least and discriminatory at most. Who a person votes for or what their political affiliation is has nothing to do with their ability to do their job and as professionals, to do the job–professionally–without bias. I believe the FBI is more than capable of doing their job, professionally.

At any rate, I’ve ranted on Twitter for the past two days about the stupidity we keep seeing coming out from the White House and the Republican party. It’s time Congress did its job regarding their oversight in Congress and draft Articles of Impeachment against trump or get out the way. They are abdicating their responsibility and disregarding their oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution–not the person on the Oval Office.  Someone is confused and it’s not me or the general American Public who see through all the smoke screen.They are enablers of the stupidity and should be charged with treason along with the trump administration–the entire team.

We deserve better in America. I can provide it with a different Congress–one in which all the players care about America as much as I do. We can change this landscape and we will start with the mid term election in 2018–even if Russia continues to interfere. We will prevail!

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Attention voters

Learning Russian, Yet?

Learning Russian, Yet?

I’m going to make this quick and painless, hopefully.

Russia Is In The White House.

Russia Has compromised Congressional GOP.

Russia is laughing at the chaos and disorder currently displayed in the United States.

Why should we be concerned about Russia?

Just in case anyone is taking notes, the issue of Russian involvement in our government was raised near the end of 2016, if not before (I don’t remember exactly). But once it was known that Russian interference actually influenced the outcome of the election (and it did no matter what the naysayers have to say), we should have been preparing to learn Russian. Actually, I started with a language app that taught Russian. I didn’t get very far because I thought (silly me) that I was simply over-reacting to the situation. Now, I know, intuitively, I was on the right track.

Recently a Russian fighter jet was heckling one of our military jets–the White House knew and did and said nothing about it.

A few weeks ago, a Russian Spy Ship was noted in the Atlantic, headed up the East Coast to Florida. Nothing was said. I wonder why? No, that’s not the truth, I know why. Someone on that ship was trying to make it to the Mar-A-Lago party. It has been interesting to note that was not the first time a Russian Spy Ship has entered our borders with nothing said.

It has also been noted by those in the White House that #Rumplethinskin and Putin have an actual relationship going–they converse on a regular basis. Hmmm!

Yesterday, the sanctions Congress voted for last year and he signed were supposed to be implemented, but they weren’t. The White House says, they’re no longer needed. Hmmm!

Mike Pompeo, the CIA Director states Russia will meddle in our election again and are probably preparing to interfere with the 2018 mid term elections. But the White House is not concerned. Hmmm!

As often as Kelly Anne Conway and others in the White House disdain the notion that the only reason #Rumplethinskin won the election was because of Russian interference, it would appear they’re worried if sanctions are implemented, Republicans will lose in the mid term elections. Hmmm!

On top of all that, Devin Nunes and his secret society which includes: Mark Meadows, Kevin McCarthy (more McCartheism?), Jim Jordan, and Matt Gaetz and apparently sanctioned by Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell–are scared to death of the Mueller Russia-Probe and are now attacking the veracity of the FBI and DOJ. I wonder why? We can’t forget that Nunes was seen heading to the White House and sharing classified information and then made it known, publicly. After which, he supposedly recused himself as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee (since he was on the transition team), but we now discover, he’s been behind the scenes conducting every move–orchestrating the outcome or at least trying to make sure if it got to close to him. Boy, I tell you, fear will make fools of the best of men (in this case–the worst of men) and truth is causing them to act as frantic as someone who’s head is on fire and they can’t put it out. Hmmm. “Head on fire!” I’ll have to remember that.

So let’s recap!

Russia is in the White House!

Russia has compromised the Congressional GOP!

Putin is thrilled with the chaos and discord sown in our democracy!

Time to learn Russian, yet?

Stay tuned and watch to see if I’m right or wrong. If I’m wrong, I’ll repent, confess and publicly acknowledge–but I don’t think I will be.

We’ve been sold a bill of goods by a Russian plant and many refuse to accept that truth so they’re to regurgitate: We got our pro-life supreme court judge, we got tax cuts so we can ignore all the rest of the dumb stuff and the economy growth–is the result of Obama policies, not this administration. On top of all that–93K jobs are still being outsourced, many companies who gave bonuses are laying off or outright firing people, so are we really better off? I think most of those who lost jobs would rather have their jobs rather than a bonus.

Pay attention: You got a stolen SCOTUS seat because a corrupt Mitch McConnell refused a vote on a nominee made by Obama (and don’t bother with the crap about a lame-duck appointment); you got a pittance for tax cuts while the corporations and very rich, made out like bandits (unless you make over $100K a year); and you got regulations repealed so that now, we no longer have access to clean air and water and our food is probably contaminated with pesticides that negatively impact the brains of children.

Happy yet? There’s more to come–including government controlled Internet–so only certain people will have access to social media and only for certain times of the day. Sound like any countries we know? How about China, North Korea and you guessed it–Russia!

Well, there’s hope for the future–and that includes every voter becoming educated to how Russia interferes with elections with the promotion of false propaganda–on ads on social media, kind of in-your-face stuff and the gullible will believe it. I won’t! I’m still planning my run for President in 2020. Need to know where I stand on the issues? Visit http://www.facebook.com/YesIAm2020 and let me know if I’m addressing your concerns.

Speaking What Is Right!

Speaking What Is Right!

Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? At the highest point along the way, where the paths meet, she takes her stand; beside the gate leading into the city, at the entrance she cries aloud: To you, O people, I call out; I raise my voice to all mankind. You who are simple, gain prudence; you who are foolish, set your hearts on it. Listen, for I have trustworthy things to say; I open my lips to speak what is right. My mouth speaks what is true for my lips detest wickedness. All the words of my mouth are just; none of them is crooked or perverse. To the discerning all of them are right; they are upright to those who found knowledge. Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies and nothing you desire can compare with her. Proverbs 8:1-11 NIV

Before we get too far into the meat of this text–this is not going to be an exegesis of this segment of Proverbs, but it is fitting to note, just how apropos it is for the following promotion of my potential candidacy in 2020.

For the last few months, if not longer, most who read my blog know, I’m exploring a run for President in 2020. I’ve talked to a number of people–some who think it’s a great idea and some who don’t; I’ve run online surveys to get a sense of the issues that concern most people; I’ve participated in marches and will continue to do so; I’ve researched state requirements to get on the ballot in all 50 states; I’m participating in training sessions to get it right, and getting more involved in my community so I’ll know I’m speaking on behalf of the people and not myself.

For the next year or so, until June 2019, I’ll be working on putting together a coalition of Everyday Americans who want to see significant changes in Washington and are willing to work for it to happen. We’ll have to cover a lot of territory and as of this writing, I have yet to attempt to raise funds for a campaign. I am cautiously optimistic that when the time comes; we will have presented and promoted such a dynamic case of why I should be in the White House, money will come so we can turn things around and reclaim our position as leaders to the world. I’m convinced we can do this and the world will think better of us.

However, I want the masses to make that decision, not me. I believe in me and I want others to believe in me, too. So watch for all the updates on http://www.facebook.com/YesIAm2020 and my tweets @educatormary on Twitter. I encourage comments because I want to know what’s on your mind. I will respond to legitimate, serious comments, questions as quickly as I can. I will not respond or react to hateful, bigoted, misogynistic rhetoric because that would be a waste of my time, talent, and wisdom.

For what it’s worth, I will not lower my standards or values to interact with people who simply want to disdain, malign or belittle others–for any reason–and especially not because some–are simply bigoted racists. Am I perfect? Not hardly. A friend of mine coined a phrase that I’ll use often (I told her I would); I am flawed with fortitude in my commitment and passion to make a real difference in this country that will benefit all.

Are you ready? If so, don’t hesitate to join us in being the change we need to make this a better world, while we can.

 

Here’s my “practice” video. Others will be coming soon, so watch for them!

Can We Know Peace Again?

Can We Know Peace Again?

Open the gates that the righteous nation may enter, the nation that keeps faith. You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal. He humbles those who dwell on high, he lays the lofty city low; he levels it to the ground and casts it down to the dust. Feet trample it down— the feet of the oppressed, the footsteps of the poor.The path of the righteous is level; you, the Upright One, make the way of the righteous smooth. Isaiah 26:2-7 NIV

False alarms about in-coming nuclear missiles, unfiltered race-baiting comments from the person in the Oval Office, silence from the Congressional leadership, and uproar from the majority of people-loving Americans–all of this–disrupts hopes of peace residing in the land. But all is not lost as long as we, who have a right relationship with Jesus, hold onto our faith in Him, instead of another human being.

Don’t get me wrong–I’m not saying we should do nothing while we earnestly wait to live at peace within our borders and outside of them. We must change the individual in the Oval Office–not attempting to change him or racist attitudes, but with another person who is far more compassionate, insightful, and intellectually capable of thinking before speaking. This is what we must work to do–knowing that this is right in the sight of God who above all things–wants us to live in peace, loving one another, defending the rights of the poor and needy.

When people take their eyes off God and have more faith in riches and celebrity and in a person’s ability to manipulate the masses with lies and gaslighting techniques that lead to the overwhelming spread of false propaganda–we lose. Many blinked–taking their eyes off God–and looked upon the person who was the most vile creature we’ve ever seen mislead millions. Some blinked because of their hatred of Hillary and didn’t bother to vote at all. Some blinked because they were misled by all the false propaganda. Others proved they have never known God because they promoted the blatant, hateful bigotry spewed by drumpf to the point they wore very telling political gear, proving their hatred of women and other ethnicities. Anyone who has ever had a right relationship with Jesus could never wear a T-shirt calling a woman a dog, or using racial slurs as it relates to other people.

I am convinced–the same people who were shouting, “Lock her up” without cause, will be the same people will be groaning and complaining, claiming, “fake news” when and if it is proven that their “savior” is a traitor to America. It is the poor and educated masses in Red States who are going to suffer financially as we have already seen with the advent of the “criteria-based” ability to receive Medicaid. Now, anyone receiving Medicaid, must pass a literacy test and pay higher premiums for healthcare insurance. The same people will see no benefit from the TaxCutScam that benefited only the wealthy–those who make millions, own private aircraft and golf courses.  In fact, it has just been revealed that drumpf had no idea that Black people were not the ones who were who received the most welfare (White-40%, Black-27.7%). But then again, he has no interest in facts about much of anything and has admitted his own net worth is contingent upon his “feelings” at the moment.

For people who are capable of critical thinking and understanding the value of research from credible sources, they understand our current dilemma. If the person in the Oval Office is not interested in facts about reality–how can he make good decisions about the welfare of the country? Short answer–he can’t and unfortunately we have an impotent Republican Congress who won’t exercise their authority in keeping him in check or removing him completely.

But this is what happens when we take our eyes off God–we believe the lies propagated by those in authority in a vast number of places–particularly the church–or rather the rich, White Evangelicals who convinced a few Black church leaders to believe their lies on one specific issue–abortion. Those in positions of leadership–primarily White men, have convinced people that God is not Pro-Choice and wants to control what women decide. That’s the biggest lie ever promoted by those in the church. God wants us all to live a life that is honoring to Him and obeys His commandment of love. What we have to remember is God is Pro-Choice in that He gives us the right to choose the paths we take and the consequences we face. He does not control what we do and we should not allow others–mere human beings–to take that choice from us. Those who profess to be Pro-life really indicate they are merely “fetus-lovers” because they care nothing about the life outside the womb and we know because of the policies they support–in their support of the malignant narcissist they elected (with the help of the Russians). If these same people were actually “pro-life” they would fight tooth and nail to protect the poor and vulnerable and be more willing to see tax dollars spent on helping the poor and vulnerable than in supporting tax dollars spent on golf outings (over $90M spent so far in less than a year).

When people do not have a right relationship with Jesus on their own and count on those in leadership in churches, they can be misled–we know because of the number of cults that have caused people to lose their lives. And with this administration–it has become a cult. The supporters of this administration see no wrong in anything he does–whether it’s perpetually lying about the obvious, maligning women or other groups of people or spending tax dollars needlessly and only considering the rich with his policies. Their blind loyalty to a bigot also keeps them from seeing they have forsaken the premises on which Christianity is built–loving one another unconditionally.

I have not lost my faith in God, my relationship with Jesus has never wavered and I know, like most true Believers, when we pray–expecting Him to respond–we must also do–giving our prayers–feet. I have faith that we–the true Patriots in America, those capable of loving others regardless of what they look like–will change the landscape in Washington and provide an atmosphere of peace again in the nation.

No matter who wins the next presidential election–I am confident it will be a person–man or woman–who understands the tenets of humanity and civility and they will protect protect the rights of the poor and vulnerable, reestablish our position on the global stage and work to maintain and preserve peace–globally.

My name is Mary Hall-Rayford, and I’m planning a run for President in the 2020 Election. If you believe I can indeed make a difference that will lead to a better life for all, I welcome your support. Please visit http://www.facebook.com/YesIAm2020 and leave a comment or just “Like” the page.

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We Know A Person’s Heart!

But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from the heart, and these defile them. For out of the heart come evil thoughts—murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. These are what defile a person; but eating with unwashed hands does not defile them.” Matthew 15:18-20 NIV

You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. Matthew 12:34 NIV

A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. Luke 6:45 NIV

I am so tired of people saying–in defense of trump–“we don’t know his heart” and all who are saying this, profess to be Christians, with supposedly–a knowledge of God’s Word. Really? They don’t know his heart? Perhaps, it’s because they are not Christians, but hypocrites who have their heads so far up Dooflebutt’s behind they can hardly breathe. IF YOU BELIEVE THE BIBLE, YOU KNOW TRUMP’S HEART! PERIOD!

I challenge any and all so-called Christians to deny this truth–based upon The Word, not my opinions or theirs–whatever comes out of trump’s mouth is a demonstration of what’s in his heart. What we hear him say or see him tweet that fits the pattern demonstrated for a long time now, is who he is–a bigoted racist–and no matter how many photo ops are arranged with people of color surrounding will ever change who he is. He’s a con man, a manipulative gaslighter, and a pathological liar. If you think I’m wrong, prove it with something other than–your feelings. Document it.

Quick Review:

Obama wasn’t born in America and maligned him until Obama produced his birth certificate to shut him up and that didn’t work.

There is documentation of his racist views in denying people of color to occupy his apartments.

There is the documentation that he wanted 5 men of color executed–for no reason (after they were exonerated) other than their skin color.

He called Black NFL players SOBs because they dared to kneel during the playing of the National Anthem in protest of the racial injustice in this country. Note: The Black NFL players know the lyrics to the song–trump doesn’t and that’s documented as well.

He’s offended Gold Star families (Khan and Johnson).

He’s maligned a Congresswoman–Fredericka Wilkerson.

He belittled a judge because of his Hispanic heritage.

And with the latest comments–calling countries and the entire continent of Africa–s**thole countries, but wants immigrants from Norway (predominantly white nation), Everybody with a functioning brain–knows his heart–because whatever is in there–consistently–comes out of his mouth or his fingers. He loves the support he gets from his white supremacist base and that’s not going to change. Only people with low-functioning intelligence will continue support this hateful bigotry residing in the White House. But then, if people are supporting him and his racist agenda, it tells a lot about them.

It’s time to get real folks! We don’t need the rest of the world being contemptuous of us because of the malignancy haters elected with the help of Russia.

Get educated about all candidates in all elections.

Know the difference between factual information being presented and fake/constructed information–designed to con and manipulate emotions and actions.

Do the research and stop relying upon Fox Entertainment Network–no real news is coming from them–they entertain their audience with hateful rhetoric and scorn truth when others dare to present it.

Get out and vote! Complacency never experiences victory–only passion wins the day and people driven by passions, are driven into action.

America Votes

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2017 in Review and Hope for 2018!

2017 in Review and Hope for 2018!

From the beginning to the end, my focus has been a bit limited–boxed in reflections about a lost Democratic election, realizing a pathological lying clown was now in the White House, the world stares in amazement wondering what happened to America and the Americans who live here, we become the laughingstock on the global stage and the children of the lying one–apparently don’t care he has dementia or some other cognitive impairment because they’re too busy cheating governments and banks. What a year! Oh and we can’t forget at the end–through all the other chaos and obstruction of justice and conspiracy to commit treason, the lying one signed into legislation a tax bill that takes from the poor and gives to the rich and oh how the mighty–faux Christians in the GOP rejoiced! Yeah, it’s been a year to remember all right. But to make sense of it all, I have to put everything into its proper perspective.

  • I’ve spent more time on social media than I ever thought possible–venting and tweeting and interacting with others who are likeminded. That has been a blast!
  • I participated in the first march of the year after watching the Women’s March on January 21st–it impacted the world as women from every walk of life protested the Putin installed plant in the White House.
  • For the first time in my life, I made a decision to get involved in politics–running for President of the United States in 2020. Big decision, big discussions with husband and children and eventually friends. Some supportive and some not. I understand their reluctance and respect, but it won’t stop me. Never occurred to me to “ask permission” of anyone to run for President though some act like that’s what I should have been doing.
  • I spent some hard-earned cash supporting various candidates and in support of the ACLU because I realized that with the lying one in office, we’re going to need all the help we can get to overturn the negligible policies that are bound to come forth and we saw that with the immediate attempt of a travel ban against Muslims.  The lying one is too stupid to realize being Muslim is not an ethnicity, but a religion.
  • We all learned about “alternative facts” spewed by the surrogate of the lying one which made most of us realize that “lying must be contagious.”
  • Sean Spicer lied about the size of the inaugural crowd and then about everything else.
  • Kellyanne Conway just lies in her attempts to spin things.
  • The lying one didn’t realize that Frederick Douglass had been dead for over 150 years and gave him praise in front of cameras (an event which ignited someone on Twitter to find a picture of Frederick Douglass and bring him back to life).
  • The lying one wants to be a dictator and tell everyone what to do and expect them to do. He found a few who wouldn’t play by his rules–instead they acted with integrity and honor. Thanks for showing us the way–Preet, Sally, and Jim!
  • So many others have been kicked out the door of the White House with the one who thought she had “an in” with the lying one–she’s gone and already touting a “tell-all book deal.”
  • War–is a definite possibility since the lying one doesn’t realize most people can’t be bullied. The question is–who will engage the madness–North Korea, Iran, China, or Russia. Yeah, it’s been interesting and hopefully, not tragic.
  • I’ve learned a lot–along with the rest of the country that the appropriate term we should use involving the lying one’s interaction with Russian meddling has to termed “conspiracy” rather than collusion. At any rate, it won’t matter much longer because the entire world will know–the lying one is guilty of conspiring against America, violating his oaths of office and is a total disgrace to humanity.
  • But all is not lost–I’m gathering steam in gaining supporting for my potential candidacy. Literature is ready to go and the plan is to have press releases drafted and ready to send on November 7, 2018. Must help to flip the House and the Senate. With effort and cooperation, we can accomplish great things–winning seats and flipping them blue in deep red states.
  • All of the adversity and hatred and angst coming from the White House has made me more determined than ever to not just run for the office, but to win it. We all deserve better than what we have in the Oval Office right now.
  • Though I usually plan to write at least one new book a year, this year, all my time and writing has been posted online either here, Medium, Facebook, or Twitter. I guess if I compiled them all, it’d make one heck of an interesting book.
  • At any rate, on a personal level, I’ve learned that having a teenage driver in the house can be pretty darn stressful and expensive. I was pretty proud of my grandson getting his license, but maybe my pride was a bit misplaced.
  • Anxiety and stress can become serious issues in the minds of teenagers and I had an awakening with the onset of depression, triggering thoughts of suicide–it’s been difficult, but I’m determined to see him through this. I guess the thought of graduating at 16, with college applications and all the expectations of others can leave a person a bit depleted.

I’ve always felt that every experience in my life has made a stronger, better, wiser person and this last year’s experiences are no different. I am stronger–emotionally and spiritually than I was a year ago, I am better because I realized I had been holding onto ideologies that exclude people from my life, rather than draw them in and I let them go. I am wiser because I know that every single day I live, is an opportunity for me to learn something new; that perfection is something I can strive for but probably won’t reach since human beings can only be perfect in a comatose state or dead. That’s wisdom for you.

I’m looking forward to the new year because I’m on a mission and when I’m ready to fight, nothing gets in my way. Yeah, I know Republicans love to malign and belittle, trying every way they can to humiliate those who don’t agree with them and I’m okay with that. I know how to fight and I don’t fight fair. So if they want to start with their “opposition research” on me, let them have at it. I’m ready for whatever they attempt to “make up” in an effort to discredit me because there is nothing in my background that I’m ashamed of. I look forward to the microscopic scrutiny of whoever. And I also look forward to debating the issues that impact the lives of all Everyday Americans with whoever is up for the challenge.

Though some may think I’m a light-weight when it comes to doing politics–I’m sure I can change their minds rather quickly when they see that I can be a heavy-hitter. After all, my hope is Jesus–not a human being, but having their support when He speaks to their hearts will go a long way!

At any rate–here’s to all that comes to light, makes life better for all and for the #BlueWaveTsunami that will lead to my filing my FEC application. I can hardly wait!

How about you? Are you ready for all this new year will bring?

Enjoy the traditional celebrations–whatever they may be–wherever you are and get ready for the ride of a lifetime–better than any roller-coaster and won’t make you nauseous–unless success causes upset stomachs.

I’m ready! Get to know me better at http://www.facebook.com/YesIAm2020 and understand why I must run this race with faith to win it!

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