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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

It's a Thoreau Down Day Thing

Dear America,


"When I was 5 years old, 
my mother always told me 
that happiness was the key to life.  
When I went to school, 
they asked me what I wanted
 to be when I grew up.  
I wrote down "happy."  
They told me I didn't
 understand the assignment,
 and I told them, 
they didn't understand life."  
John Lennon
#262, from "Nothing is worth more than this day." book

indeed

now, it's not like we can run around being happy all the time, but the general sensation of happiness, satisfaction, contentment...in life... is definitely a fine aspiration, and one to hold close to our hearts and minds.

Granted, this thing called happiness seemed so essential in the early days of our founding, that it was mentioned within our Declaration of Independence..."we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness."

In proper context -- as it's declared, HAPPINESS, in and of itself, is NOT one of our "unalienable Rights;"  it's the PURSUIT of this thing called happiness, that is distinguished -- and even more than that, a prerequisite of action is in place, to chase this somewhat elusive quality of happiness and its full, individual, embodiment.

And really, what an enigma, right?   One person's idea of happiness can be quite different from another's...

[imagine a long pause between]

oh, pardon me...
I was just in the midst of getting lost on the BrainyQuote website, trying to hunt down the famous Henry David Thoreau quote about happiness...you know the one, "happiness is like a butterfly...yadi yadi yada...if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder."

Turns out, Thoreau may not be its author after all -- not that google portends to make that truth known.  Gotta love the fact checking.

It's a perfect example of how something takes hold, and becomes something real, even when its not even close.   Just plug in "happiness is like a butterfly" and see what happens.

The Quote Investigator website made a thorough search for proof, it would seem, aiming to get to the bottom of it.  Kudos to QI.  

The closest reference to something close to this butterfly/happiness relationship seems to have come in around 1848....and it was in a column defining a few precious things, things like love and wealth and happiness. 

AND wouldn't you know it -- the definition of wealth jumped out at me as if it came with fireworks and a sky of splendor; and I'm quoting now:  WEALTH.—The sum which gives content, whether one dollar or a million.

i just love that.

any thoughts, Thoreau, like really, any of your thoughts on this?

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.

There is no value in life 
except what you choose to place upon it 
and no happiness in any place 
except what you bring to it yourself.

The smallest seed of faith is better than the largest fruit of happiness.

It is what a man thinks of himself that really determines his fate.

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.

mind blown again and again and again.

These are the kinds of things that should be ingrained upon every American, to its fullest extent, in mind and body.  These are the kinds of things, ideas, that can change lives, for real.

Instead, Americans are being fed all kinds of untruths and false promises and wayward appeals in the latest wave of contenders meeting up with the 2020 presidential election.

Whether it is upon the woes of climate change, medicare-for-all, or illegal immigration -- the price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it, whether we are talking one to 300 million.

all I want to do today is sit and listen to HDT hit me with his best stuff.

but alas, that isn't going to happen. 

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
 ...thank you, HDT, and it would seem that I have a busy one going at the moment.

so now, given that I spent way too much time tootling around brainy quotes. I need to make my way into the rest of my day of responsibilities...you know, because.... "not only must we be good, but we must also be good for something." (also Thoreau)

Make it a Good Day, G

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

It's of Things RESOLVED and FURTHER RESOLVED Thing

Dear America,

and so it begins...
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors
 unanimously passed a resolution 
Tuesday 
declaring the National Rifle Association 
a domestic terrorist organization
 and 
urging other municipalities to do the same.


and it's written so well...they didn't leave anything out nor skimp on the stats.

wait
scratch that.

Even though they spent a fair portion of Resolution #190841 outlining the specifics of their grievances with the NRA -- including phrases pulled from our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution -- they conveniently left out the stipulations within the Second Amendment, which clearly states:

"A well regulated militia,  
being necessary to the security of a free state, 
the right of the people to keep and bear arms, 
shall not be infringed."

It's a basic, fundamental right to keep and bear arms in America.

And given that the National Rifle Association is an organization that primarily focuses upon the great responsibility, as free citizens, to act responsibly with regards to keeping and bearing such arms, this resolution is ridiculous and a stunt. 

The membership of the NRA are a force of actively participating hunters, gun owners, and average citizens, who believe that the right to keep and bear arms is a duty and privilege, of which Americans cannot take for granted, nor ignore the opportunity to teach and model appropriate gun use.

Guns are not the problem.
The NRA is not the problem.

The person pulling the trigger is the problem. 

And that is the result of many variables, including but not limited to, mental illness, drug usage/abuse, gang violence, domestic violence, general accidents, and of course, acts of terror by an individual, or group.  All mass shootings are acts of terror.  All shootings are acts of terror...whether it's on the streets of Baltimore, Chicago, or at the Gilroy festival last July.

None of which is the fault of the NRA.

and yet...ready for the big finish:

RESOLVED, That the City and County of San Francisco intends to declare the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist organization; and, be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, That the City and County of San Francisco should take every reasonable step to assess the financial and contractual relationships our vendors and contractors have with this domestic terrorist organization; and, be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, That the City and County of San Francisco should take every reasonable step to limit those entities who do business with the City and County of San Francisco from doing business with this domestic terrorist organization; and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, That the City and County of San Francisco should encourage all other jurisdictions, including other cities, states, and the federal government, to adopt similar positions.

seriously?

That the City and County of San Francisco should take every reasonable step to assess the financial and contractual relationships our vendors and contractors have with this domestic terrorist organization; 

So the blacklist method moves from Hollywood against Trump voters, to San Francisco against NRA members and its associations; wow, who ever would have thought this would happen... in America?

Like, what happened to coexisting?

Why so much hate against the one organization that preaches responsible behavior comes hand in hand with gun ownership?

Like, what, did the Gilroy shooter call up the NRA and seek its blessing before committing such a heinous crime?   Does the NRA promote mass shootings on its website somewhere?  Just how does this board connect the dots and bullets with any sense of logic? 

Based upon their logic, documented in this resolution, just maybe the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is guilty of domestic terrorism -- simply knowing that they have looked the other way to actual acts of violence against its own citizens, at the hands and handgun of UNsupervised illegals.  LIKE the STEINLE case, for example....HERE....  News gaining this kind of response from Ken Cucinelli:
"Kate Steinle was tragically killed because San Francisco proudly proclaims itself a sanctuary city," U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli tweeted Friday night. "How many more innocents will die b4 [before] sanctuary cities stop harboring violent criminals? This defies common sense, public safety, & human decency. #NoJustice."

Clearly, this Board of Supervisor's stunt appears to be more about fulfilling its radical agenda; initiating further action, as controversial as it is, should not surprise any of us.   This day was bound to come.  It's part of the natural progression in the evolution of leftists, in the staging and execution of a modern day coup from the inside, to overturn America's foundations; it's just what happens after San Francisco has already declared itself a sanctuary to illegals, and has become the poster child (Los Angeles being its twin) of a total non-nonsensical, reckless, open door policy to Americas homeless. 
Come one, come all.

I would carry a license to carry -- and carry everyday -- AND be a card-carrying-member of the NRA  -- if I lived in San Francisco right now.  just sayin'

This move by this board is ludicrous.

Dangerous.

And more than anything else, the sad truth is, these efforts will have no positive effect upon the actual issue of gun violence, whether it comes one person at a time, or via a mass shooting. 
----------------------------
RESOLVED, that it is the individual who needs the healing and the help.

FURTHER RESOLVED, it is at the level of family where this all begins.

FURTHER RESOLVED, by the extension of the proper education, we strengthen the making of our fellow citizens to be of good character, with an emphasis upon the safe keeping of not only guns, but also sound thoughts and right action --  given our natural and essential duty to God, to country, to one another as responsible citizens and members of one community.

FURTHER RESOLVED, by virtue of the order of all things, a simple life heeding the authority of a Higher Power, as in One Nation under God, recognizes our duty as individuals to be in relationship with the ideals of a virtuous society built upon trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship...and maybe a little brotherly love, too.  A sound adherence to natural law breeds a sound nature, sound body, sound whole.

FURTHER RESOLVED, this day in the life of an American girl is finished.


Make it a Good Day, G



Friday, August 30, 2019

It's the Prick Pit Pray Day

Dear America,


"His smarmy act has failed to conceal 
that he’s a sanctimonious prick. 
Make that a sanctimonious, dishonest, basically corrupt prick, 
who subordinated his duty to his country 
to selfish and shallow political and personal motives. 
He is a disgrace, 
and it’s a disgrace 
that he’s so far escaped 
prosecution."

teehee
Reynolds was responding to a piece at the New York Sun, It Seems Trump Was Right to Fire James Comey, posted just yesterday.

Just for the record, this girl didn't feel comfortable repeating his choice of words there...but just had to do it, you know, for the love of country, right Comey?

would love to read this piece, at the WSJ...
but alas, I can't.  As this girl doesn't have a subscription.  Guessing it's pretty good.

And yet, that boy comes out and says this stunner:

“I don’t need a public apology from those who defamed me, but a quick message with a ‘sorry we lied about you’ would be nice.”
Thank you, Nate Jackson @The Patriot Post.  And you, too, can receive a wide variety of post, and it all comes to you free! if you just sign up on THE PATRIOT POST  mailing list....

Okay, so Comey is asking for a non-apology apology... after leading a total defamation investigation of his own, against a sitting president, lasting two years and wasting 35 million taxpayer dollars?  Seriously?

He cannot be for real.

My hope is that this IG report is holding back on the real treasure trove of illegal and obscene abuses of power yet to be revealed, and allowing this pompous fool to step in it for a wee bit.  

yes, this girl can dream.

Where is Comey's apology to Trump?   

After all is said and undone -- after purposely, and mindfully, setting up the president for a fall following the infamous Trump Tower meeting, after collecting data on the president, after telling the president to his face that he is not under investigation WHEN  IN FACT THE INVESTIGATION WAS WELL UNDER WAY  --  AND after finding that there is NO evidence of collusion, or obstruction of justice, and  after Comey's entire case was based upon a false dossier, paid for by democrat operatives....Comey expects the apology? 

Just gotta love this from The New York Sun:
Mr. Comey shouldn’t wait up for The New York Sun. We’re completely comfortable with our own concerns about Mr. Comey, which are sketched in a number of editorials about him in various jobs going back 15 years or more. They include, among others, “James Comey’s Chutzpah,”Comey’s Original Sin,” and “Comey’s Overreach.” All our concerns echo in the latest report.

Chutzpah meets original sin meets supreme overreach meets Trump IS RIGHT to FIRE Comey meets prick. it's a good day in America, no?  

Exactly, no.  No it is not. 

Can we all shake hands now and admit that America and the Office of the President have been taken down a rabbit hole surpassing all other rabbit holes, to date?   

Talk about insanity.

Talk about defamation.

Talk about the loss of unbiased journalism.

Talk about the elaborate framing of a sitting president that almost worked!

Talk about a lot of pricks in the ole pork-opine.

ugh.
it's all dirty....
a lousy, stinky, dirty corruption of power in the worst way. 
prick prick prick prick prick.   so many pricks and so little time.
  
Seems I've somehow fallen into a pit of pricks...

I can totally see why Glenn chose this word.  
It kinda feels good to say it.  
It almost carries the power to relieve the knot in the pit of my stomach.

now. let's talk about meeting up with the end of this day, shall we...
this day in the life of an American girl.

all that's left to do is pray.

It's the prick pit pray day, hope you enjoyed it.

Make it a Good Day, G


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

It's Reading is Fundamental Thing

Dear America,

"how cool is it that the same God 
that created oceans and mountains and galaxies
 looked at you and thought
 the world needs one of you too"

words found on a table decoration,  in a catalog called  natural life...give, love, laugh

i will shop here, one day, not just because it sells pretty things, it puts GOD is the cool category! can I get an amen?

you know what's not cool, is how things have changed.


Need another view, read Star Parker, here.  (it's also featured at The Patriot Post)

Here's a good part -- 

The founders of the country saw the nation’s existence, its faith and its posterity as a package deal. It all went together. 
Now we have a young generation, our future, that dismisses the importance of all the elements of that package. What might this tell us about where we’re headed? 
The operative questions are: Does the country have a future, a posterity, without children? And will there be children if there is no marriage and family? And will there be marriage and family if there is no religion and God?

good questions, Star.

And from Gary Bauer's piece --

The left’s war on faith has been going on since the 1960s, and it shows no signs of letting up. (The left has adopted radical environmentalism as its religion, and Big Government is its god.) Those on the left are only interested in the Bible as long as they can distort it to promote socialism and more government...
The Founders did not rebel against King George III because they wanted big government telling them what to do. They rebelled because they wanted limited government and individual freedom. If the Founders intended us to be a socialist nation, we would have been a socialist nation since 1789.

and talk about context as to what kind of government our FOUNDERS intended...another MUST READ -- also found @The Patriot Post -- comes from one of my all time favorite people, Walter E. Williams.  In this post, he is responding like a total gentleman to an absurdity happening under the direction of the New York Times, and a thing called "1619 Project."

Here's Williams --

There are several challenges one can make about Hannah-Jones’ article, but I’m going to focus on the article’s most serious error, namely that the nation’s founders intended for us to be a democracy. That error is shared by too many Americans. The word democracy appears nowhere in the two most fundamental founding documents of our nation — the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution...
The founders had utter contempt for democracy. James Madison, the acknowledged father of the Constitution, wrote in Federalist Paper No. 10, that in a pure democracy “there is nothing to check the inducement to sacrifice the weaker party or the obnoxious individual.” At the 1787 Constitutional Convention, delegate Edmund Randolph said, “that in tracing these evils to their origin every man had found it in the turbulence and follies of democracy.” John Adams said: “Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There was never a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall observed, “Between a balanced republic and a democracy, the difference is like that between order and chaos...”
 In addition to not understanding our Constitution, Hannah-Jones’ article, like in most discussions of black history, fails to acknowledge that black Americans have made the greatest gains, over some of the highest hurdles in the shortest span of time than any other racial group in mankind’s history.

so much of America's fundamentals, and what, precisely, America has accomplished over its last nearly 250 years, is so misunderstood or misaligned today.

Case in point, returning to the AOC for some chuckles...ya right, "young people are more informed and dynamic than their predecessors...they actually take time to read and understand our [world] history." And then also say, "I think this new generation is very profound, and very strong, and very brave, because they're actually willing to go to the streets..."  as if that's never happened before.

And Bernie is no help at all.  Talk about village idiots... 65 million Chinese later.  Yes, Bernie, leadership, like, under Chinese leaders, like Mao, is quite the legacy to follow.

so clearly, this girl has fed you many things to read today.

it's all good, matter of fact, how cool is it that the same God 
that created oceans and mountains and galaxies
 looked at you and thought
 the world needs one of you too

and you can read!

so read up, buttercup, and see you again real soon.  And thank you very much to the coolest place on the web for good reads every single day, @The Patriot Post!  

Make it a Good Day, G

Friday, August 23, 2019

It's in Review of a few Views Thing

Dear America,

"After centuries of extensive research, biologists admit that they still don't have any good explanation for how brains produce consciousness.  Physicists admit that they don't know what caused the Big Bang, or how to reconcile quantum mechanics with the theory of general relativity,"  (just part of page 252, of the book this girl is struggling to read, Sapiens... by Yuval Noah Harari)
as it turns out, as the pages have turned, I have lost count on the number of times the words 'we don't know,' or some variation thereof, have surfaced.

AND, as it may turn out, there is a God, Yuval;  God, that very THING who thought about making a universe and then some.  But whatever, let's agree to disagree and move on dot org.

Thing is, Yuval is just a guy; and the absolute truth is, he is limited just as all the rest of us are limited, as  people, you know -- to know everything.   Newsflash:  We will never have all the answers to all the questions of all the curiosities and imaginations and wondering our human consciousness produces, nor to all the problems we Sapiens face on planet earth.   That's what makes life so fun, right?

But what has become quite striking in the last few weeks -- in correlation to just yesterday's blog -- is the number of times climate change of thousands of years ago is referenced; it's as if the current climate and conversation on climate change has totally forgotten, if not blatantly dismissed and erased from memory, all of the periods of climate change (warm and cold) that has come before us.  And why?  To satisfy an agenda, pure and simple.  

Among this and other man-made myths, Yuval's book is rooted in bias, growing stronger and stronger as the pages turn.

And the irony is hard to ignore, given his in-depth study, the plethora of imagined absolutes in which mankind have fallen to, substantiating his history of humankind and all the while declaring just how much our Homo Sapien ignorance is based upon myth, imagined by the very limitations of our own small minds (and much smaller than our predecessors, mind you).    But I will keep reading your propaganda anyway, only another hundred pages or so to go.

This is interesting, from the chapter suitably titled The Flood --  "[A]t first, glaciers blocked the way from Alaska to the rest of America...around 12,000 BC global warming melted the ice and opened an easier passage."

And yet, according to mainstream media and leftists and elitists today, climate change is a direct result from the horrors of mankind TODAY, and from just yesterday, and the day before that, and forewarn that we have only twelve years to live before we meet our demise.  

While just before the chapter comes to a close, Yuval adds this observation:  "Don't believe tree-huggers who claim that our ancestors lived in harmony with nature.  Long before the Industrial Revolution, Homo Sapiens held the record among all organisms for driving the most plant and animal species to their extinctions.  We have the dubious distinction of being the deadliest species in the annals of biology."

The contradictions that all of us current day Sapiens are surrounded with, leveled by hypocrites, are weighing on me.  

I do applaud Yuval's efforts to effect change, I do.  He sees areas where humans can be better humans, indeed.  So true, so true.  I choose to buy cage free eggs; I love free range chicken and prefer to purchase Open Nature brand beef from my local Vons, alongside a bushel of organic kale that my family eats like it is candy.

Yuval, personally, tells us that he avoids association with the meat and dairy and egg industries, and as a matter of record, and what, quite possibly, precipitated his life's mission, he's hellbent on not getting "bogged down with mundane things," you know, things centered around money, career or mortgages (like most of us little people); he wants to tackle things falling under the uber-caption of what is commonly called the big picture -- because clearly, Yuval feels well equipped to educate us on such.  All of this precious incite, by the way, to the man, Yuval,  is found openly and purposely, in Sapien's final pages, as if he, himself, is an open book.  (yes, I jumped ahead to the Q&A at the back.  shoot me)

Yuval is anti-capitalist, anti-American, and anti-carnivore, to name a few.  

What Yuval is missing, among probably a few things, is a true understanding of what made America truly different (yet not perfect) from the start.  America was the exception, separated and standing alone from all other forms of government found round the world to date (you need to refresh your context page, Yuval).   We the People had more say, more control, more independence, more freedom to create a life of hard work and happiness than at any other time in the history of humankind.

Hence, the creation of a middle class heard round the world, and growing; hence, the creation of more millionaire millennials than ever before; hence, the movement of more women in business for themselves than at any other time in history.  

Hey, and just this week, my latest issue of Shape includes a spread titled, "WOMEN RUN THE WORLD."  Yes; it is nice to be recognized.  Finally. teehee

And yet, as expected, the list highlights 15 women (of which three work together, being founders of Her Campus Media, a leading college marketing and media firm) seems a wee bit one sided, to say the least.  Four out of the fifteen happen to be actors turned advocates of one thing or another; while the remaining eight are found on the cutting edge of a mission of their own, from fighting hunger to fighting for equality in fields of sport, investment, medicine and wellness.   Not sure if any of these fifteen movers and shakers happen to vote conservative, it doesn't appear so (but that could be a totally invalid assumption, right); be that as it may, the article prompted me to do a quick search on the stats of women in business today -- since everything evolves, and all.

And the latest stats are quite encouraging.  Four out of ten businesses are owned by someone who calls herself a female; this reveals a growth of 58% since 2007, generating 3.1 Trillion in revenue.  

And even more interesting to me is the happiness factor.  On a scale of 1 to 10, those women considered to be in the Boomer category (+50) are found to be 69%  at an 8 or higher;  millenials  are found to be 68% happy, being of an 8 or higher;  and generation x (those 40-49), are at a whopping 73% happy, measuring on the scale at an 8 or higher.   Stats courtesy of Guidant Financial. xx  

Now is this information reflected and discussed anywhere other than on this website?  Where is the media and the headlines?  Is there a reason that this solid majority of happy women are being overlooked, only to be outnumbered by the mass hashtags of the moment, like #metoo?  Or the popular narrative of the day... that the white man sucks, bigly.

And this just in --  heterosexuality is just not working.
thank you, Marcie Bianco; are you and Yuval in cahoots with one another?

brilliant.
um.  Without the heterosexual homo sapiens doing their thing, there are no sapiens.  Um "compulsory heterosexuality?"  Being a girl attracted to men all my life, how can you dismiss the majority of women in this country, and reduce our life, our natural inclinations and choices in lifestyle, to something equal to oppression, smacked with unhappiness, and a host of other woes? How intolerant and ignorant of you.
Patriarchy is at its most potent when oppression doesn’t feel like oppression, or when it is packaged in terms of biology, religion or basic social needs like security comfort, acceptance and success. Heterosexuality offers women all these things as selling points to their consensual subjection.
wow.

I'm all in for women -- of all walks of life; but I sure am sick and tired of feminists speaking for me.

anywho,  what a view, what a view.

as the world turns into a mosh pit echoing the wrongs, the inequalities, the inequities, the injustices, of the whole of mankind against the plants and animals, of male over female, maybe the lesson falls back to the essential liberties of the individual.

America is rooted in  individual rights and duties; our prosperity and societal order requires each of us to find our way, be self-reliant, and be responsible for our own sound, principled and decent self-government.   This is the very foundation that gives empowerment to people, all people, to speak, advocate, promote, and write whatever they wish.

From Benjamin Franklin, in a snippet from The Way to Wealth:  "But without industry we must likewise be steady, settled, and careful, and oversee our own affairs with our own eyes, and not trust too much to others...Trusting too much to others' care is the ruin for many; for In the affairs of this world men are saved, not by faith, but by the want of it;...


oooh this girl loves a real, learned man...

Make it a Good Day, G











Sunday, August 18, 2019

It's to the Provocateur in Question Thing

Dear America,

happy August.

it's been a
busy
adventurous
squirrelly
and, mostly happy, couple of weeks, close to a month, since my last post.
alas, here I am...having returned from Big Pine, the Bristlecone Pine Forest, Yosemite, and breathing in a giant sequoia named Grizzly.

here's an interesting bit of knowledge and perspective -- you know, given the latest climate on climate change at the hand of mankind....

"California's western Sierra Nevada had more frequent fires between 800 and 1300 than at any time in the past 3,000 years, according to a 2009 study based upon tree-ring research. Scientists reconstructed the history of fire during this droughty period by dating the years in which fire scars were found in ancient giant sequoia trees in the Giant Forest of Sequoia National Park. The result: These 500 years, known as the Medieval Warm Period, had the most frequent fires in the 3,000 years studied. During this period extensive fires burned through parts of the Giant Forest at intervals of about 3 to 10 years. Any individual tree was probably in a fire about every 10 to 15 years."

what?
you mean all that happened, fires burning "more frequently" and at intervals of "3 to 10 years"  coming at the same time of what has been named  the "Medieval Warm Period"....a droughty period, with a long list of fire scars to prove it?  Fires happening MORE frequently than at any other time in the past 3000 years?

like, seriously?

How thought provoking.

and not to leave the Bristlecone Pine out of the conversation:
"This bristlecone pine chronology, developed here in the White Mountains by University of Arizona researchers and Dr. Henry Michael of the University of Pennsylvania is the longest in the world and provides an unequaled look into past climatic and environmental conditions. 
For many years now, scientists, archeologists, and historians have relied on a dating system known as radiocarbon dating. It was discovered back in the 1960s that this process was flawed and needed to be calibrated. The wood from bristlecone pines helped correct this process by providing samples that could be precisely dated. Scientists dated these samples by counting their growth rings; they then measured the amount of carbon-14 (C-14) in those same samples. They discovered that the radiocarbon dating process was providing dates that were "too young" and established a calibration factor to correct the dating process. 
Faulty C-14 data obtained before the bristlecone pine calibration was then re-examined and corrected. Archeologists found that some artifacts discovered in Europe were actually 1000 years or older than previously thought. This revision of archeological site dates led historians to a reinterpretation of cultural diffusion throughout the Mediterranean and European areas. Because the bristlecone pines of this grove provided the wood to recalibrate the radiocarbon dating method, they have become known as the trees that rewrote history."

And yet, more thought provoking things.

And before I go on, just as a matter of record, my thanks to the National Park Service and to the United States Department of Agriculture/Forest Service....for the quick links to this history and information.  If you are keeping track, the U.S. Department of Agriculture manages the US Forest Service which manages the National Park Service...can't help but notice that there are almost as many layers of management as there are rings in the trees in them parts; what else is new, right?

But check that out -- that bit about the Bristlecone getting the credit for re-calibrating the dating methods and being recognized as THE tree that "rewrote history."  I just love that; we humans don't know everything, even when we think we do.

Which brings me to a crazy, provocative new book I just started reading:  Sapiens -- A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.

Here's something interesting, from only the second chapter  --

"Ever since the Cognitive Revolution, Sapiens have thus been living in a dual reality.  On the one hand, the objective reality of rivers, trees and lions; and on the other hand, the imagined reality of gods, nations and corporations.  As time went by, the imagined reality became ever more powerful, so that today the very survival of rivers, trees and lions depends on the grace of imagined entities such as the United States and Google."
try and tell that to the Bristlecone Pine, Yuval.

Wow, Yuval.  Thought provoking and hilarious. Can hardly wait til chapters nineteen and twenty. 

We get so full of ourselves sometimes (myself included).

No wonder Bill Gates is quoted on the front, while Barack Obama is quoted on the back.

Wait, don't walk, isn't that racist?  

And never you mind that in the first chapter, Yuval says this:  "Like it or not, we are members of a large and particularly noisy family called the great apes...Just six million years ago, a single female ape had two daughters.  One became the ancestor of all chimpanzees, the other is our own grandmother."  Moving forward with some modicum of caution, it might make sense to you that I had to take a break before venturing into the third chapter, when Yuval begins to examine the fictitious nature of Adam and Eve. oh joy to the world that will be...

The thing is, in this very moment, this girl is more captivated by the cover of the book -- all of a sudden, all I can do is gaze upon a single smudge of a thumb print, dotting the letter i of Sapiens...and given how this day all began, all I see is tree rings.

Yuval and the rings are making me dizzy.  so so dizzy in thought.

Yuval -- page 28 -- "Yet none of these things exist outside the stories that people invent and tell one another.  There are no gods in the universe, no nations, no money, no human rights, no laws, and no justice outside the common imagination of human beings."

Wow.  How so very absolute of him,  there are no gods in the universe, the little man said.

As if, Yuval.
How in tarnation do YOU really know that?

Like for real; how can this guy speak as if God is absolutely, without a doubt, totally fiction,  simply myth created by man to control man.  Sure, on one level I understand where he is coming from --  he's this  somewhat cynical, learned man questioning culture, questioning the little sheep following the Shepherd, questioning the very foundation of everything we believe, lambasting our ignorance and in proper turn, the unprecedented destruction upon the earth, of both resources and our fellow man.  We get it.

and on another level, something tells me that all of this is just part of the plan, and prophesied thousands of years ago, too.

Thing is, I question anyone who speaks in terms of proclaiming there is NO GOD unless imagined in our own small minds.

Oh, and yes, I will tell you what Obama said, quoting the quote from the back cover verbatim:

"Interesting and provocative...It gives you a sense of perspective on how briefly we've been on this earth, how short things like agriculture and science have been around, and why it makes sense for us to not take them for granted."

very nice Barack.  I love the use of the  dot dot dot; it gives us the sense that quite possibly more was said, and yet, I believe there wasn't.   It's an endearing flashback to that long pause, and that occasional stutter, as you reached out into the air to pluck each and every word off the tree like an apple.  It's stylistic,  smart -- allowing the reader to get a sense of just how deeply you think about things, because you do; because you care so much; because we've been brainwashed to believe you are really really super intelligent, the smartest president we've ever had. 

Just one more way this book reminds me just how much this world is run by narcissistic, haughty, intellectuals who just want to control the entire universe already; because they, truly, know what's best for all of us lame humanoids.

but my question is -- what is Barack talking about?  Who takes our science and agriculture for granted these days?   when all we really do is analyze how we Sapiens can be better caretakers of this world? 

Isn't it better, Yuval, that we Sapiens are not still running around being hunters and gatherers, or even all farmers and herders?  Looking at it logically, especially from a logistical standpoint, there just isn't enough real estate on God's great earth for all of us to farm and herd and hunt and gather our days away.

And what is with the inability to embrace human advancement, in areas of science and industry?  Since when did the evolution of humankind become such a dirty topic?  I sure as heck don't want to be living back in the dark ages, or even two hundred years ago!   I might go as far back as the early 1900's, just to take part in the suffragette movement --  and of course wear those clothes -- there is that.  But really, I kinda like where I am, I am.

I guess in some ways, this girl is looking forward to reading more about the history of Sapiens through the looking glass of a guy with a PhD from the University of Oxford -- even if it kills me.  Which it won't; just being a wee bit dramatic.  (Yuval started it.)

Ahhh looking back, I talked to a few trees in my journey of the last few weeks; and it was good.

TO smell them
TO touch them
To gaze all the way up and down their magnificent stature, and to hear the rustling of the leaves and needles, all under the backdrop of a glorious, big blue sky...God Is.  Indeed God Is.

Everything begins in thought.

We create and we destroy with first a thought to create or to destroy. (Which also supports the argument that it's not about more gun control; SAPIENS, very bad sapiens, are to blame, but I digress.)

Humankind is made in God's image because God made it so.

Even the Universe was created with a thought, a thought to create a universe.
And all the while, the Big Bang Theory is NOT settled science. Why?  Because NOBODY on this planet knows everything.

And the funny thing is, no PhD is needed to question the day's provocateur, Yuval.
And isn't that a good thing.

and on that note, this is the end.
Not THE end, but just the end.

thank you for listening...
and with a nod to the great outdoors, to the high Sierra, to the air, the stars, the energy, the quiet, a road trip come and gone, this girl is happy to be back in the saddle again.

Make it a Good Day, G


Monday, July 29, 2019

It's Up to Baltimore to Fix Baltimore Thing

Dear America,


"We either make ourselves
 happy or miserable.  
The amount of work 
is the same." 
Carlos Castaneda  
A page from my little book titled, 
"Nothing is worth more than this day." 
by Kathryn and Ross Petras


And because sometimes, it is just easier to have you begin somewhere else -- please go to where this girl religiously hails and finds fresh news and critical thought.... @ The Patriot Post, and read THIS before you read anything else.  And thank you, Thomas Gallatin, for laying out the intersection of context and truth to a capital T....perhaps standing for  Thank you, or Thomas, or Trump, or Truth, just Take your pick.

And thank you, Washington Examiner, for THIS itty bitty walk back....to circa 2015.

SO Bernie can get away with it, because he veers left, like, really left; while Trump, not so much.

This story is getting rather old, timeworn.

What exactly did Trump say, in the tweet that started another firestorm:

Rep, Elijah Cummings has been a brutal bully, shouting and screaming at the great men & women of Border Patrol about conditions at the Southern Border, when actually his Baltimore district is FAR WORSE and more dangerous. His district is considered the Worst in the USA......

....As proven last week during a Congressional tour, the Border is clean, efficient & well run, just very crowded. Cumming District is a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess. If he spent more time in Baltimore, maybe he could help clean up this very dangerous & filthy place

Why is so much money sent to the Elijah Cummings district when it is considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States. No human being would want to live there. Where is all this money going? How much is stolen? Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!

Don't we all wish for good schools and strong, vibrant communities, living in a  safe, litter free, rat-free, drug-free neighborhood to raise a family? 

The president is not only raising good questions and strong concerns, he is elevating the conversation with a fair dose of absolute truth on the matter.  Baltimore IS a freaking mess and newsflash, Trump had nothing to do with it;  Baltimore's leaders AND Baltimore's residents are responsible for Baltimore's "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess."


From a August 2017, Sam Faddis writes in the BALTIMORE SUN:

Those days are long gone. Baltimore is on any given day the homicide capital of the United States in terms of murders per capita. Life expectancy in much of West Baltimore is on a par with that of North Korea. The unemployment rate among young black men is close to 40 percent... 
Baltimore's schools are an abject failure. Thirty percent of Baltimore's students never graduate high school. Twenty-one percent of Baltimore's students test as proficient in English, less than 20 percent as proficient in math.
All of this despite 50 years of the so-called war on poverty and Democratic rule in the city. All of this despite the fact that Maryland spends more per student on education in Baltimore City than in any other jurisdiction in the state. All of this despite the fact that the Democratic Party has held a virtual monopoly on elected office in Maryland for decades. The General Assembly is overwhelmingly Democratic. Seven of the eight Congressmen from Maryland are Democrats. Both sitting U.S. Senators are Democrats.
Yes, it would be lovely to rest all the fault at Trump's feet, his critical eye, his harsh words that flow unrelenting and severe out from his twitter feed; yes, it would be lovely to blame Trump for all of what's going wrong, miserable, and racist in every way, whether it be at the border or the mess in Baltimore.

But folks, no matter how many ways we pick it apart, no matter how many times the left labels the president a "racist," the facts show that its the democrats who have failed the big cities and liberal states.   

Here's a bit more from the Uncle Sam Faddis:

The Democratic Party's obsession with high taxes, burdensome regulation and massive, wasteful government programs does none of that. These are the policies that created the problem in the first place and now perpetuate the death spiral in which the city is trapped. That will remain true until such time as the people of Baltimore, and by extension Maryland as a whole, stop blindly supporting a party that has failed them consistently for decades.

And let's see, who else agrees?  The MAYOR of Baltimore herself, Catherine Pugh!

California, my beautiful home state, is steadfastly going in this direction as we speak...from San Francisco to Los Angeles, homelessness, drugs, gangs, welfare, illegal immigrants being offered sanctuary state security with all the perks, high taxes (especially that gas tax!), combined with corporations leaving daily, is creating the very same death spiral conditions on the ground, every single day, and all at the dictates of liberal leadership.

I will commend Representative Elijah Cummings, representing Maryland's 7th District, in his work as Ranking Member for the Committee on Oversight and Reform.   Having said that, is lowering the price on prescription drugs really your district's top concern?  Is it?  Just wondering.

Perhaps, instead of getting defensive about the harsh reality of Baltimore -- or just calling Trump a racist in a knee-jerk reaction -- the leaders, along with the people of Baltimore, should consider accepting taking personal responsibility, each in their own way, to the level and capacity their energies and resources allow.   Baltimore's problems are not overpriced prescription drugs.

The community needs to go back to the basics:

This means, expecting your children to not only go to school, but after school come directly home to do their homework; and why stop there... let's aim for good grades and to graduate High School with the expectation to continue with college!

This means, making healthy connections with friends and neighbors and co-workers and fellow church members, to support each other to do one's best, no matter what conditions our reality may be.

This means, making healthy lifestyle choices -- saying no to drugs, using birth control and protection, eating a balanced diet, getting a fair amount of exercise...just move.

This means, keeping our neighborhoods tidy, maybe even growing a community vegetable garden.

This means, reading more books.

This means, if it's all the same amount of work, really -- choose the pursuit of happiness.  Find happy,  make happy, be happy more often the making yourself, let alone those around you, miserable; proper attitude is probably one of the most important things we can ever choose to do with our time here on earth.


And of course, it also means, pray a little.   That never hurt.  All day long if that's what it takes.  Because there are days that require at least that much no matter how much money you make.

But the thing is, this double standard of calling Trump the crazy racist...when he is just saying the very same things, ideas, that other people have said....and when I say other people, I mean, democrats...this hypocrisy is the real issue.

Your know what I'm grateful for today -- a president that just doesn't back down.  He stays in the conversation, throwing whatever he's got into the mix, and stands all 6'3 unafraid.

Baltimore is the face of a sad, sad commentary of where America is heading. This story has no happy ending, unless all of Baltimore suddenly becomes woke, but in a good way!

Just recently, I was introduced to a lady -- not from Baltimore, but from Pennsylvania -- dating back almost a century.  Her name is Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander.   She is African-American, born in Philadelphia in 1898.   And her life and story, her expertise and education, defines this divide we bear witness to today, and perhaps explains how today's generation of African-Americans are so messed up in some areas, in some ways...  and of course, given that I AM a WHITE girl, I already understand, I have no right to discuss this subject per my inability to relate fully.  I get that. 

She couldn't get the respect she deserved being a black women aiming to have a career in economics, her first love; but she ended up getting a law degree and working on behalf of civil rights.  Maybe that was where she was supposed to be, who knows.   But, in her economic-minded heart, she knew that the variable of working, full time, was the method of changing lives for the better within her black community.  Work, and work full time.  Make a life.  Strive and thrive. 

And all I can imagine is this Sadie having an attitude to move mountains.  Because she did! 

How sad it is, when I look upon Baltimore, in this day and age...and wonder, just how much a lady like Sadie would change lives today.   

My great grandfather on my father's side, immigrated to Baltimore, and lived in a lovely home and worked as a tailor.  He raised his son, my grandfather, to be something more.  And he was.  He graduated Johns Hopkins and when into aviation engineering...and he's someone I've mentioned many times before. 

"We either make ourselves
 happy or miserable.  
The amount of work 
is the same."

this country -- AMERICA -- tells a zillion stories... of family, of life, of successes, of failures.  It's a story as old as time itself.

It's time to focus on the ways we come together and learn from our past.

America may not be perfect, but our mission has never changed.  This country is a celebration of life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness, in every way.   But none of this comes easy, or free. 

It takes work; it takes hard work. 

It takes vision. 

It takes personal effort. 

Baltimore is a mess... a rat and rodent infested mess.  Let's dare Baltimore to look in the mirror and make their own happy like every other community that cares about what happens within their own community.  There is nothing wrong with that... It's all up to Baltimore to fix Baltimore.

Make it a Good Day, G

Friday, July 26, 2019

It's Nothing from Nothing leaves Nothing Thing

Dear America,


Nothing from Nothing leaves Nothing, 
even if it's capitalized.

exactly

which explains why this collusion hoax, and all that came with, has turned into a 34 MILLION dollar nothing burger on a platter, a patter splattered with nothing more than a vendetta against the incoming president of the United States.  Making more than 300 MILLION Americans served up a complete, and utter, embarrassment.   It should go down as one of the worst crimes against sanity ever.

It's also organized harassment, and more generally recognized as bullying.

It's also, a dereliction of duties, with regards to the lack of follow-through on the actual evidence of election interference by a foreign government from the opposition party, and previous administration, under President Obama.    

It's also conspiracy between the Deep State, the FBI, many high echelon Obama officials (if not Obama, himself) with regard to setting up the entire hoax in the first place.   

They just couldn't believe he had won.

Nothing from Nothing leaves Nothing, even if it's capitalized by deplorable action, on multiple fronts, in concert with only one idea -- impeachment, in every possible form, of a sitting president. 

It's a complete nuclearized, super sized, gastronomic mess; and surprisingly, rather disgracefully, it's still warm -- there's still signs of life left in this nonsense!    Can you even believe that?   (Speaking of astonishing things and burgers,  just love this story ....almost as much as I love In-N-Out.)

But let's be clear, alright, 
In-N-Out is nothing like 
a nothing burger.  
It's. like, the best burger on the planet. k.

ugh,  Nadler  just makes me sick to my stomach.

Bear in mind, the Senate Intelligence report, linked above in The Hill post, notes:

"The Senate report says the investigation found no evidence any vote tallies were changed, vote-tallying systems manipulated or voter registration data changed or deleted..."

which, of course, is not new news -- we have known this all along.


SO if in fact  no votes have been changed, which we have known all along, Trump was elected president without collusion, interference, of any kind.

Even Mueller -- appearing like death warmed over -- couldn't say there was collusion.  

For what it's worth, this post @ Vox  [narrowing things down to 5 Losers and No winners]  isn't a bad read on the matter....BUT, not surprisingly, the review of where things stand --  sans Mueller's day in the hot seat --  decidedly neglected to show a nice flow chart on the opposition party involvement, the faces of those responsible for creating and circulating the false dossier, which led to the FISA judgement, arriving on a silver platter through actions of collusion with the Russians by the Hillary Clinton campaign!   There is that.  

Nothing from Nothing leaves Nothing -- especially if it's capitalized by partisan manipulation of what amounts to nothing more than a false narrative right from the start.

again, 34 MILLION dollars.

This government wastes more money on crap...OR read this, from Dave Ramsey -- just takes three minutes.  OR read this one, it's got pictures, from MSN.

we can add this 34 million to the menu


and still -- over twenty TRILLION dollars in debt.  Where's the heated discussion about that reality, CONGRESS?  

Visualizing this hot mess is where it's at.

This is what should stop our hearts and ring the alarm.

Our debt is something so outrageous, no one gives it the time of day.  It's too abstract, too out there, too it's not my problem...let's kick this can down the road to the next generation.

Sure, paying down debt is not fun for anyone; there is that.   

But continuously doing nothing about it ultimately creates bankruptcy, because nothing from Twenty Trillion dollars leaves Twenty Trillion dollars collecting interest, and on and on and on.   While all the while, continuing to spend more money than we make -- whether upon frivolous things like 'the secrets of college drinking' or 'studying glaciers from a feminist perspective'  to funding our military to secure and protect the American people and the sovereignty of this beautiful nation, which, in other words, is the ONE thing the Federal Government is mandated to do per the Constitution....eventually, something, as in many things, has gotta give.  And give bigly.  very very bigly.

This is why all this new chatter about the latest, greatest version of socialism on a social platter, serving billions of dollars to millions of Americans, is the real issue for this upcoming presidential election.  

If socialism wins next time around, nothing good will come of it.  Nothing.

but again, who am I...
but just a girl,
an American girl

and this is just one day in the life on the old G Thing... 
nothin' but a G thang baby

come back again real soon
and if you must know, this girl is now on her way for a something something burger mmmmmmmmmmmm

Make it a Good Day, G




Monday, July 22, 2019

It's a Downright Foregone Conclusion Thing

Dear America,

Feel the Burn

gotta love the instant reality check, no?

it didn't take long...

Last Thursday, when the staffers were complaining of not getting the $15.00/hour plus health benefits package -- the same kind of entitlement package Bernie is touting on the campaign trail -- as in the same kind of government co-dependency programs that all of the left winged presidential hopefuls keep insisting upon through agendas featuring fundamental transformation to the 2020th power -- Bernie found a solution........wait for it.....

The solution is to "limit the number of hours staffers work to 42 or 43 each week to ensure they’re making the equivalent of $15 an hour," he told the Register's Brianne Pfannenstiel

hahhahahhahahhahhah

and he then added: 

 "It does bother me that people are going outside of the process and going to the media," Sanders added. "That is really not acceptable. It is really not what labor negotiations are about, and it's improper."
yes indeed, airing the campaigns dirty laundry in public is quite improper. What, are you british now?

just love that, "going to the media...really not acceptable..."  can't you just hear it coming out of his mouth?  but honestly, since when have you believed that, Bern?  Union negotiations have long been bosom buddies with the media -- from both sides!  How else is the public swayed; how else do the negotiations feel the burn and come to an end over merely the stress factor, the amount of human suffering alone is enough, right?  omg

the irony of the situation came whipping back like a boomerang; although, I still don't think the Bern even gets it.  His answer is always the same thing -- tax more, he says.  Talk like a Brit, sound like a Brit, he must be a Brit, that Bern.   You know we colonists had a knock down, drag out, hellacious war over taxation, right?  You know just finished celebrating the independence from those oppressors of the olden-days, like only a couple weeks ago, right?

And just love how Representative Dan Crenshaw responds: "So does this fall under the category of hypocrisy, irony, or poetic justice?" Crenshaw asked. "All three? Can’t make this stuff up."


The thing is, if this insane $15.00 minimum wage can't work within the confines of a small political campaign, how in the world does Bernie expect it to work in the real world? 

As the Fox News post continues to point out --

 "This situation is an instructive example of the downside of more than doubling the minimum wage," wrote The Blaze's Aaron Colen. "Companies don't just suddenly get more money to pay employees. They have to make tough decisions; usually either cutting hours, or worse, cutting staff."
exactly

And since when does it make sense to basically double the current  federal minimum wage, like, overnight?  (like,  this girl is so sounding like the AOC today, like for sure)   

Sure -- like, businesses won't feel the burn at all going from $7.25/hour (set in 2009) to $15.00 with a quick vote from parliament.  oops, I mean congress.    boom! bust!  ha!

And besides --  many states, almost half of them actually, are not affected by the federally mandated minimum wage at all,  as they already land somewhere above it!   For example, most of the state of California is at a minimum wage of at least $12.00, going up to $15.00, depending upon municipality

But the thing is --  this game of minimum wage hikes and government mandates is getting America in a situation much like that of the British Open (ironically played in Northern Ireland, at  Royal Portrush’s Dunluce...am I the only one to find that funny).   

And forgive me (not really) if I carry you off the day's course for a wee bit....

That was a totally awesome day, yesterday, as the Irishman, Shane Lowry, took the most sizable portion of the purse!  He won!  And he deserved it!  He played better than all of the other players!  By a long shot!  Even in inhospitable conditions of rain coming down sideways, winds, and lots and lots of scary things all around the course, from bunkers to weeds to cliffs to hilly greens.  It was an amazing four day spectacle of true grit and talent -- and Shane conquered it all and won!  And he was paid handsomely for it, too, nearly 2 million dollars!  But runner up, Tommy Fleetwood -- although a wee bit higher on the handsome side, got only 1.2 million....and so on and so on.  

Even though they all played the same number of days, the same course, with the same weather, with the same challenges...one got paid more than everybody else.  imagine that.

You see -- if you demanded that everyone get the same fair living wage in the tournament, there would be no tournament.  k?  can you dig me another bunker for your shock and awe?  

awww  but G, that's not the same thing, you're comparing golf balls to basketballs....oh really?

No matter the industry -- whether for sport or for commerce or for service -- there is always the existence of supply and demand, of risk and investment, of capital in and capital out, of gains and losses, of development over time and patience, of market leanings, market evolution, to markets totally disappearing... and all coinciding with the natural separation of personal experience and expertise and talent and dedicated amount of time!   And when you add it all up, that makes way for proper distribution of winners and losers and everyone in between.  Even if it's for charity. 

It remains a mystical, magical, economical equation -- much of which is no mystery whatsoever.   It is all fair play according to the open marketplace; an open marketplace like the one a money guy like Adam Smith imagined...class, no matter your class -- middle and otherwise -- please engage and read up on the ideas of Mr. Smith and make your own foregone conclusions.

The more America drives away from being the land of the home and the free within the security (and spontaneity, shall we say) of the enterprising, free market, full capitalist, dimension, the less security and wealth we will attain, let alone keep.


yes.  Let's Keep America Great again.

In order to do this, the free and open marketplace must win; and socialism -- of every ugly, miserable, envious dimension -- must lose!  bigly.  very very bigly.

end of story.
or it will be the end of U.S.

Bernie's campaign has illuminated everything we need to know and understand about the fundamental transformation he is pitching to all Americans.  1)  Most importantly, it doesn't work  2) why do something that has been proven time and time again NOT to work?  

Wouldn't that be taking us backwards, not forwards, Bernie?  Fore! (yes indeed, with that link, this girl covered the Brits, the Irish and the Scots all in one blog; bringing new meaning to teehee, but I digress)

Dare I say again, fore! look out below......

Socialism
is a philosophy of failure 
with the creed of ignorance, 
and the gospel of envy. 
 It's inherent virtue
is the equal sharing of misery."
Winston Churchill


have a nice day.

Make it a Good Day, G

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

It's about the Squad Thing

Dear America,

it started with this...

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly..........and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how.......it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!
Trump's twitter fritter strikes again.

one itty bitty problem --  so only one of the four congresswomen was not born in the great US of A, only one. And namely, Ihlan Omar came from Somalia.

details.

His message was meant to sting and scorch the earth underneath their feet in equal portion. 
He then moved into this...
So sad to see the Democrats sticking up for people who speak so badly of our Country and who, in addition, hate Israel with a true and unbridled passion. Whenever confronted, they call their adversaries, including Nancy Pelosi, “RACIST.” Their disgusting language.......and the many terrible things they say about the United States must not be allowed to go unchallenged. If the Democrat Party wants to continue to condone such disgraceful behavior, then we look even more forward to seeing you at the ballot box in 2020!

then this:

When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said. So many people are angry at them & their horrible & disgusting actions! If Democrats want to unite around the foul language & racist hatred spewed from the mouths and actions of these very unpopular & unrepresentative Congresswomen, it will be interesting to see how it plays out. I can tell you that they have made Israel feel abandoned by the U.S. “We all know that AOC and this crowd are a bunch of Communists, they hate Israel, they hate our own Country, they’re calling the guards along our Border (the Border Patrol Agents) Concentration Camp Guards, they accuse people who support Israel as doing it for the Benjamin’s,.......they are Anti-Semitic, they are Anti-America, we don’t need to know anything about them personally, talk about their policies. I think they are American citizens who are duly elected that are running on an agenda that is disgusting, that the American people will reject..........What does it mean for America to have free Healthcare for Illegal Immigrants, no criminalization of coming into our Country - See how that works for controlling Immigration! They talk about Israel like they’re a bunch of thugs, not victims of the entire region. They wanted......to impeach President Trump on DAY ONE. Make them the face of the future of the Democrat Party, you will destroy the Democrat Party. Their policies will destroy our Country!” Need I say more? We will never be a Socialist or Communist Country. IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY HERE, YOU CAN LEAVE! It is your choice, and your choice alone. This is about love for America. Certain people HATE our Country....
July 15th was a busy day in twitter world.

Wonder what Ihlan Omar has to say about Hodan this morning, or like yesterday, or even the day before that?  what? like  nothing?   Read her feed for yourself, but only if you are on an empty stomach...go here.

But you would think Ihlan would have some stronger words to use with regards to what IS happening  in her home country, for that's what Somalia truly is -- her one, true, home country; and it's a crappy,  sh@*hole country as it falls apart today.   

To say that Ihlan would not have the liberty to say what she wants to say in Somalia, against the atrocities going on there, against the acts of terrorism upon her home country and people every single day, is an understatement.  She would be attacked, if not killed, if she tried to improve conditions on the ground. let alone aim to improve the Somali government.   SHE would be murdered, just like the Canadian-Somali Journalist --  the one who was pregnant and nearly about to give birth -- Hodan.


We may be a diverse country, but the thing is, America works because -- on our best days -- we aim to assimilate, to become one American culture, as one body of citizens.  There is no white America, black America, brown, red, yellow America; America is designed to be color blind, race blind, religious blind, gender blind....and so on and so on. (Remember some of that from Barack Hussein Obama?...of course you do, it was the speech that led him into the spotlight at the 2004 Democratic Convention.)

A perfect example of what is racist and/or discriminating, is thinking that everyone of a certain color should vote a certain way.  And it goes something like this:

 "We don’t need any more brown faces 
that don’t want to be a brown voice. 
We don’t need black faces 
that don’t want to be a black voice. 
We don’t need Muslims
 that don’t want to be a Muslim voice. 
We don’t need queers 
that don’t want to be a queer voice”


You are all welcome to come on over to the other side any day of the week, just sayin'.
Wish I was seeing the president tweet a response to this!

Are her words uniting or dividing us, as a people, as a whole?

but thank you, to the people's representative, Ayanna Pressley, democrat from Massachusetts, for making it so easy to understand how ya'll roll in the squad.  Appreciate the refreshing, raw honesty.  (for more on this, go here)  You can bet she sounds like a racist through and through, even if she isn't.

I wonder what would happen if Trump actually called Rashida Talib a motherf*&er...it's just her words, not mine.  January 4th, 2019 -- "we're going to impeach the motherfucker."  Is it because he is white and is fighting to protect America's foundations?  You can bet she sounds like a racist, too, even if she isn't.

oh but let's return to Ihlan Omar, from one immigrant to another (although illegal!), and in her own words:

"If you are an undocumented immigrant, 
please know that you are 
in my thoughts and that I will keep fighting 
to make our immigration system 
welcome all who seek a better life in our country."

You say this, and in the next breath or on another day, you dare say, "I probably love this country more than anyone who was naturally born... I want America the great to be America the great."

When, in fact, your first allegiance, Ihlan, should be to American citizens, American sovereignty, and America's protection and security, including securing the border. 

And if you cared so much, how come you have voted, alongside your fellow democrats, EIGHTY times against a true blue Humanitarian Aid package to bring about improvements to the border chaos?

Not to mention another fact,  Ihlan -- that America's immigration system is the most open and welcoming in the entire world!  And this goes without saying, but will say it anyway -- the truth is, people immigrate to America because the whole world sees something in America that they like, that they want.  America must be doing something right, right?

My home country origins run the scope of England along with a good portion of European descent, west to east, east to west.  I don't want to go back... to any of my home ancestral counties.  I love America and I'm an American girl through and through. 

And NO, Ihlan -- you don't love America more than me.  Not even close.   I can say so based upon two things -- evidence of my 1010 blogs addressed to Dear America vs. your evidence of a nasty twitter feed.  Neither the color of my skin or yours has anything to do with it.

Is America perfect?  Of course not.
Show me a country without issues.... without a history... without reprehensible acts peppering the landscape with indiscretions, injustices,  and corruption...  and I'll tell you you're a liar.

hmmm wonder how Somalia fits into this conversation
No wonder you left.
No wonder you get so hostile if you are threatened with the idea of going back.

As much as I hate the over consumption of who hates what and why, I  must say, I like that we are having the conversation.  And I'm not a racist if I happen to side on the side of this American president.

Certainly, there are days when we expect more from our elected officials, ALL of them- - including our president; but when it comes to Trump, we expected no less.   He is fighting for AMERICA, and is willing to take the hits, left right and center.

The thing is --
Open borders will not make us more compassionate, as a people
Free college tuition will not make us smarter, as a people
Universal Healthcare will not make us healthier, as a people
Higher taxation will not make us richer, as a people of this glorious republic
and we can go on, but I'll leave it at this...

Taking the long view, indiscriminately throwing around the label "racist" will only desensitize us to the ugly reality of witnessing true racism and prolong our ability to come together as a people, as a country, as any group of  300 million decent human beings, striving to live in harmony, in a republic, in a democracy, alike, can be.

I think a long hard look into the mirror and quickly forgetting what color of skin we were born with, might be a good idea right about now.  enough already.

love this country or leave....amen
and this may sound totally out of left field, but if you don't love and respect this country, perhaps one should reconsider which soccer team to play for....but most especially stand and salute the flag during the playing of the team's anthem, duh (and for another view from Prager U dude, Dennis Prager -- go here!)
Love this country, in thought word and deed....amen


Make it a Good Day -- and nobody gets hurt,
G