Humanity — When I wear a face mask …

“I have been wearing a mask in stores (and limiting my trips) since March when this whole thing went down. I’m not sure how being considerate to others for the common good is now being mocked by some who are calling it “living in fear”, but it needs to stop … 

When I wear a mask over my nose and mouth in public and in the stores/Supermarkets/Pharmacies/Offices – I want you to know the following:

🔵 I’m educated enough to know that I could be asymptomatic and still give you the virus.

🔵 No, I don’t “live in fear” of the virus; I just want to be part of the solution, not the problem.

🔵 I don’t feel like the “government controls me”. I feel like I’m an adult contributing to the security in our society and I want to teach others the
same.

🔵 If we could all live with the consideration of others in mind, the whole world would be a much better place.

🔵 Wearing a mask doesn’t make me weak, scared, stupid or even “controlled”. It makes me caring and responsible.

🔵 When you think about your appearance, discomfort, or other people’s opinion of you, imagine a loved one – a child, father, mother, grandparent, aunt, uncle or even a stranger – placed on a ventilator, alone without you or any family member allowed at their bedside …
Ask yourself if you could have helped
them a little by wearing a mask.”

Who else will do the same thing? Pass it on …  💗

😢 Back to school essentials …

Survive the school year with these must-have back to school essentials at www.sandyhookpromise.org/campaign

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**Please note that this PSA contains graphic content related to school shootings that may be upsetting to some viewers. If you feel that this subject matter may be too difficult for you, you may choose not to watch this video.**

 

PLEASE DO SOMETHING NOW …

www.sandyhookpromise.org/campaign

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“If You Voted For Him, Has He Gone Too Far Yet?”

“If You Vote For Him, Has He Gone Too Far Yet?”

— by @nonniejules

https://askthegoodmommy.wordpress.com/2019/08/02/now-he-has-gone-too-far/

 

“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.

You’re welcome, person.

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”…

All Lives Dogs

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!

“Hey, 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: 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! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Everyone go to @nonniejules at:

https://askthegoodmommy.wordpress.com/2019/08/02/now-he-has-gone-too-far/

The Mueller Report

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:

https://www.lawfareblog.com/full-text-mueller-reports-executive-summaries

 

And the full Mueller Report is here:

 

2019 My Muller book

 

Other book stores:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44161076-the-mueller-report?ac=1&from_search=true

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The Randy & Dave Podcast

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!”

2019 The Randy & Dave Podcast

 

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:

https://anchor.fm/randy–dave/episodes/RD-In-the-Age-of-Trump-e43td2/a-afs037

or

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/the-randy-and-dave-podcast

or

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=nFYFXYXiMcrk0gKe5qaoBw&q=the+randy+and+dave+podcast&oq=the+randy+and+dave+podcast&gs_l=psy-ab.3…3037.37022..39609…0.0..0.92.1943.27……0….1..gws-wiz…..0..0i131j0j0i22i30j33i22i29i30.krX-_r3lPP0

… etc.

 

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Lest We Forget — hymningandhaing

I was not anywhere near the tragedies of 9-11…at least not physically. We watched the events unfold on television while sitting on a couch in our tiny apartment on a seminary campus just north of San Francisco. Like most of the country, we sat dumbfounded. No one spoke. Everyone cried, including my newborn son. It was a lot to take in. Clearly […]

 

“… America is a great nation, founded on wonderful principles that continue to fill its people with a sense of pride and purpose.  Our country rallied.  We made plans, sought out ways to ensure the safety of our people, and moved forward.  Some would say that THIS IS the American way.  The days since have not always been easy.  The threat of terrorism has become the new normal.  And we’ve had to adjust.  The world is different and we are different.  A swell of nationalism permeated every part of our country during those times.  Many laid aside their differences as we came together in prayer and resolve.  In the following months and years much was sacrificed to apprehend those responsible for this unbelievable tragedy.  The events of that one day dramatically affecting every part of American life.

Unfortunately, in the years since the attack we have seen that sense of unity erode.  Nowadays, America is known for its political infighting.  Activists of all kinds have sought to divide the people in countless ways.  Those spewing hate have managed to turn neighbors against one another.  Agendas have created word wars and many have been hurt…even killed.  All of this within our own borders while the threat of terrorism still looms large.  I hate what happened to our country on 9-11, but in remembering the tragedy itself we can find hope.  Today (on the anniversary,) in every way and shape imaginable WE REMEMBER.   Today, at every turn we recall the significance of this day and remember the lives lost.  Today, we seek to honor and recognize the true heroes among us.  Today, social media is filled with symbolism and pride as we cannot and will not forget what has happened.  Surprisingly, I find comfort in this type of remembering …”

more:

via Lest We Forget — hymningandhaing

25 Random Facts About Me and …

25 Random Facts About Me and …

(I did this on Facebook sometime ago, so I suppose I shouldn’t post this on WordPress — but just in case some people like lists, here’s mine)

 

1) First book I wrote, “Sally The Snow Girl” (second grade):

https://maureentwomey.wordpress.com/old-book/

2) The first kiss I got: He had braces in is mouth (I had them too). BUT he also had Oreo cookies in his mouth. Not good.

3) No really — the kiss was awful.

4) I was a Communication major at UCLA. I had good grades, but not honors. Lisa (also Communication) went to a party (we were all wearing robes for graduation). Almost everyone else had special robes on. Lisa and I realized that we were the dumbest ones in Communication.

(Kassie said, “Hello! You graduated from UCLA – you are smart!!” … Okay.)

5) I watch the “Real World” on MTV, Season 1. (1993 or 1994 I think)
I loved it, so I mailed my form for the next one (in L.A.) to MTV.
I had to write and tape (thank you Steve C.), why I should be in it.
Sadly, I didn’t make it. Oh well.

6) I’m good friends with U2 … Then I woke up, and it was only a dream — I don’t no them. 😦

7) Does someone know U2? If so, please let me know.

8) My hair: I did have it longer, but the hair lady said “You don’t have the face for long hair”.
So I finally gave in, and now I have the same hair again.

9) June 5, 2000: Had a great time seeing a concert, Elliott Smith

10) June 6/7 2000, I had a stroke: Couldn’t walk at all; couldn’t speak at all; couldn’t read or write at all … AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

11) Hospital: Good people; bad food.

12) First words I said: Someone was telling a joke, but someone else was also butting in. So I said,
“BUTT OUT!”

13) Writing: The first word I wrote was “rav” (ravioli).

14) June 7, 2000, I was in a wheel-chair.
I finally walked … alone, September 3, 2000.
😀

15) I still have a brace on my right leg, so I couldn’t wear my shoes (the brace can’t fit in my shoes). I gave the shoes to other friends and also donated them.

16) Maybe someday I will not have to wear the brace. So I’ll call the people who have my shoes and say “I WANT THE SHOES BACK!!”
😉

17) If I don’t turn my head right, it is NOT because I don’t like you; but now I can not see on the right.
BUT …

18) Now I have special glasses with prisms (right eye). So I can see much more … so now I have my license back! Beep Beep!

19) When driving, I use my left leg. So the brake is on the right, and the gas is on the left.

20) I liked wine, but now I don’t have the taste for it. So I have ice cream instead.

21) My family are all good or great cooks; I’m the only one who is not as good.

22) Please hold, your call is important …………………. Please hold, your call is important …………………… Please hold, your call is important …………………… Please hold, your call is important ……………………

(Note after: I was almost out of thinks to say, so I put this at number 22)

23) Yea for President Barack Obama!!!!!! (Note: I wrote this when President Obama was still the president)

24) Hopefully I will finish my book soon …

25) Yea, I’m done.
(Not done with my book, only the list.)

 

UPDATE: My book is done of course 🙂  Check it out:

https://maureentwomey.wordpress.com/befor-afdre-and-after/

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