Monday, July 20, 2015



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   Donald Trump has stirred up a firestorm for saying that John McCain is not a war hero, even though he was a Prisoner of War.  I was personally cussed out on social media for distinguishing the two.  After seeking clarification, I conceded the point that the Senator deserves the title of "war hero".
   There really was a difference when I was growing up.  Elvis Presley accepted the call to serve.  He was labeled "patriotic" for serving.  Audy Murphy was labeled "war hero" for his many distinguished, selfless acts of courage in protecting his fellow soldiers, disregarding his own safety.  Those captured by the enemy were labeled "prisoners of war".  None of the labels were intended to subtract from the commitment or courage of any who served.
   Aren't we all weary of politicians?  When Donald Trump attacked Senator McCain regarding his military service, my social media lit up.  Those who served in the military felt personally attacked by his remarks.  My disclaimer is that I did not enlist.  One of my very respected facebook "friends" pointed out that a POW is a hero for "putting their ass on the line and having to endure such a thing".  He went on to say that if our men and women faced the enemy and took the fight to them, he would consider them a hero.  Point taken.
   Our dads, mothers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles all who served in a time of war are heroes.  I have to agree with my "friend".  Maybe he should school Mr. Trump.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015



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   And this in today from William Bigelow at  U. S. Representative Lois Capps, D. from the 24th district in California has introduced a U. S. House resolution calling for the ban of the use of more words.  The latest words to be offensive to the democrats are.....wait for it...."husband" and "wife"!  Wouldn't you know?  In full disclosure, Mrs. Capps has had two husbands according to her facebook page.

   Rep. Lois Capps has decided marriage should no longer reference "husband" and "wife".  She is not alone!  The bill, H.R. 2976, has 31 Democrat cosponsors in the House, 11 of which represent different districts of California.
   The Democrat CoSponsors are:  
  • Don Beyer Jr., D - Virginia 8th District
  • Suzan DelBene, D - Washington 1st District
  • Donna F. Edwards, D - Maryland 4th District
  • Sam Farr, D - California 20th District
  • Ruben Hinojosa, D - Texas 15th District
  • Sheila Jackson Lee, D - Texas 18th District
  • Barbara Lee, D - California 13th District
  • Alan Lowenthal, D - California 47th District
  • Betty McCollum, D - Minnesota 4th District
  • Patrick Erin Murphy, D - Florida 18th District
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton, D - Washington DC
  • Adam Smith, D - Washington 9th District
  • Rick Larsen, D - Washington 2nd District
  • Sander Martin Levin D - Michigan 12th District
  • Mark Pocan, D - Wisconsin 2nd District
  • Mike Thompson, D - California 5th District
  • Niki Tsongas, D - Massachusetts 3rd District
  • Ami Bera M.D., D - California 7th District
  • Alan M. Grayson, D - Florida 9th District
  • Mark DeSaulnier, D - California 11th District
  • Raul Grijalva, D - Arizona 3rd District
  • Chellie Pingree, D - Maine 1st District
  • Eliot Engle, D - New York 16th District
  • Mike Honda, D - California 17th District
  • Eric Swalwell, D - California 15th District
  • Pete Aguilar, D - California 31st District

   You can read the bill in it's entirety at   Mrs Capps et. al.  are trying to change wording in our laws dating back to 1941 with her proposed amendments.  Shame be upon every American who has ever lived who believed that marriage is between a man and a woman!  Such homophobes!  Surely normal Americans just want to be mean to homosexuals!

   While introducing this bill,  she had the nerve to make a statement that ".....words in our laws have meaning...."   She went even further when she said "our values as a country are reflected in our laws.   Since she is the one who said, "words in our laws have meaning", tell me why The Supreme Court of The United States didn't read all of these words describing marriage that she is trying to go back and edit?!?  Our values as a country is not reflected by what 5 idiots on the Supreme Court decree!

   Please contact these elected Representatives and let them know what the meaning of the word "marriage" is.  Now is the time to stand up and be heard!  You didn't have anything to do with passing abortion, but here is your chance to take a stand on marriage!

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Saturday, July 4, 2015



  The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

   When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
   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.--That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.--That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to
them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.  Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experiences hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.  But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their  former systems of government.  The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.
To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world:

He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

He has forbidden his governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

He has dissolved representative houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.

He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

He has endeavored to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.

He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.

He has made judges dependent on his will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.

--He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:
  • for quartering large bodies of armed troops among us
  • for protecting them, by a mock trial from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these States
  • for cutting off our trade with all parts of the world
  • for imposing taxes on us without our consent
  • for depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of trial by jury
  • for transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offences
  • for abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies
  • for taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable laws and altering fundamentally the forms of our government
  • for suspending our won legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever
  • he has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.
  • he has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
  • he is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to complete the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
  • he has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high seas to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.
  • he has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavored to bring on the inhabitants of frontiers, the merciless Indian savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
   In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms; our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury.  A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
   Nor have we been wanting in attentions to our British brethren.  We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us.  We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here.  We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence.
   They too have been deaf to the voices of justice and of consanguinity.  We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.
   We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name and by Authority of the good people of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do.

   And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.

then they all signed the document.

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