December 31, 1999, in the evening, I wondered if the world would end 12:00 a.m., January 2000.
We went to a party. Later in the night (11:30 p.m. or so) I was tired, I’ll just take a little nap in a bedroom.
When I woke up, maybe 12:15 a.m., the world didn’t end.
I wonder if I WAS awake at 12:00 a.m., the world WOULD end though?
Well, in any case, you’re welcome everyone.
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IF I COULD HELP AMERICA
“I am American,”
I have always answered.
Red, white, and blue have painted my soul
Since the day I was born on foreign land.
My father served our nation for over two decades.
Camouflage green coats my skin so perfectly
That even I don’t see my true identity.
But America has changed.
As she has aged,
She’s become crabby and near-sighted.
The optimism of her younger years
Has turned into caution and cynicism.
The arms which once embraced others
Have locked firmly in front of her.
Alzheimer’s has set in,
Robbing her of memories of
When her citizens found common ground
And fought for the greater good of all mankind.
I love her still.
I always will.
And though times seem bleak,
America is immortal.
She just needs help finding her youthful years again.
So, if I could help America,
I’d massage her heart muscle
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yes, yes you are. and for that, we are lucky.
“children are one third of our population and all of our future.”
— Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981
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PLEASE DO SOMETHING NOW …
“If You Vote For Him, Has He Gone Too Far Yet?”
— by @nonniejules
“I know that I should be standing on the premise of “When they go low, we go high” (Thank you, PRESIDENT BARACK & MRS. OBAMA for always exuding the highest level of dignity and decency), but what I am hearing today, has me outraged…on another level. And, for the record, I don’t have to have brown skin to feel this way, and the same applies to you.
Logged into my Twitter just now and this is what I find…
How sad was that? So, I ask – if you voted for him, has he gone too far yet? Has he gone far enough for YOU to vote for something different in the coming election? If you don’t think that this
person is inciting hate and spewing the worst kind of venom ever, you are either wearing blinders that are too tight OR you’re just like him, and he’s doing exactly what you want him to do. Yes, I said that and I didn’t stutter when I did.
When was there another time in our history that we had such a
person running our country? When?
When was there ever a time that our country was the laughing stock of third-world countries? When?
When was there a time in our lives that we had to hang our heads in shame because we belong to the America that is now?
When was it ever this bad? I mean, those babies at the border are still babies…no matter the shade of their skin…right?
MAGA? Make America great again? My America was great long before this
person took office. Now, my America looks more and more like a cartoon with every tweet that he sends from the Oval Office.
MAGA? What does that mean to me coming from him? Let me turn it around the way that I like to do when I’m putting a different spin on negativity. Let’s get rid of
MAGA and turn it around to AGAM. You know what that means? AGAINST GOD AND MAN, because everything that he does and every word from his mouth goes against God and Man.
If you voted for him hoping that he would make some real positive change, I sincerely hope that you can now see that he is what is wrong with our country.
If you’re not happy with any of the candidates lining up to run against him (and there are many), meet “Bart” and his wife “Sally”…
They’d be happy to step in and MAKE OUR COUNTRY GREAT AGAIN, and I love their campaign slogan more than anything! They’ve got my vote!
person, all the hate you give won’t stop us…WE WON’T MOVE.”
Oh, and if you’re wondering why I have crossed out the word person as it applies here, well, here is the definition of a person: a human being as distinguished from an animal or a thing. Understand now why I can’t even refer to him as such?
How do you feel about his latest incite of hate? Voting for him again?”
— by @nonniejules
Thank you Nonnie Jules! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
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Everyone should read the Mueller Report. But if you don’t have the time to read or listen to the full report yet, here is the summaries,
Full Text of the Mueller Report Executive Summaries:
Editor’s Note: Below are the executive summaries of the two volumes of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report. Volume I deals with links between Russia and the Trump campaign, while Volume II deals with potential obstruction of justice by President Trump. This article is available in audio format on the Lawfare Podcast: Special Edition:
And the full Mueller Report is here:
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Randy and Dave discuss issues of the day.
You know, podcasty kind of stuff.
“What do a conservative and a progressive do when they want to debate but have trouble finding UNcommon ground? Tune in!”
Episode 1: “R&D In the Age of Trump
We’re back to the podcasting gig, but things have changed since the last R&D episode. Namely, Donald Trump …” (May 21, 2019)
Episode 2: “Mueller Tunes In, Turns On, Drops Out
Mueller Talked, Candidates Flocked, Testosterone Blocked.
We’re just very, very sorry.” (May 29, 2019)
Episode 3: “Dave’s Story
In this special live, BREAKING episode Dave opens up about what it’s like to answer to the toughest boss of all… himself. Also some political stuff.” (June 9, 2019)
Episode 4: … ? 🤔 😉 👍
Tune in here:
Just a Common Soldier (A Soldier Died Today)
by A. Lawrence Vaincourt
“He was getting old and paunchy and his hair was falling fast,
And he sat around the Legion, telling stories of the past.
Of a war that he had fought in and the deeds that he had done,
In his exploits with his buddies; they were heroes, every one.
And tho’ sometimes, to his neighbors, his tales became a joke,
All his Legion buddies listened, for they knew whereof he spoke.
But we’ll hear his tales no longer for old Bill has passed away,
And the world’s a little poorer, for a soldier died today.
He will not be mourned by many, just his children and his wife,
For he lived an ordinary and quite uneventful life.
Held a job and raised a family, quietly going his own way,
And the world won’t note his passing, though a soldier died today.
When politicians leave this earth, their bodies lie in state,
While thousands note their passing and proclaim that they were great.
Papers tell their whole life stories, from the time that they were young,
But the passing of a soldier goes unnoticed and unsung …”