Wait What?!?

So it’s April and it’s still snowing.  Sure it’s not like January snow, or in this case, March Madness snow but seriously?!?

I’m kind of ready for this mess to be over.  So in that vein…it’s going to rain the rest of the week, LOL.  Oh, lucky me!!!

In other news….I totally scored an awesome Easter Basket from the Easter Bunny this year!  Yeah Me!!!

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Toby…Ya Got Me!

Yesterday a nor’easter named Toby hit our little burg.  He wasn’t too bad.  Enough for a snow day at home but not so evil as to be extremely heavy wet snow.

I was giving my dramatic reaction to Hurricane Schwartz’s SNOMAGEDDON!!

We shoveled out last night about 9 pm.  It was still snowing but we wanted a fighting chance for the morning commute.  The car wasn’t too covered this morning.  It was about another 3/4″ to clear off.

Puppy was wondering where is this elusive Spring she kept hearing about.  She is not much of a lover of precipitation in general, lol.

We have some really neat homes near us.  This is one of my favorite to take pictures of in the seasons.  It is like a Thomas Kincaid painting when it snows.  We survived our 4th nor’easter this winter/spring.  Yay us!

Listen To The Children, They Have Something To Say

Our male dominated Congress and President want to hold tight to their phallic symbols like Assault weapons.  The Children are raising their voices because those people in Congress and the President do not understand common sense.  Congress and other like minded troglodytes share their thoughts with us.  They go like this…”Guns don’t Kill People, People Kill People”.  Let’s break this down further.  It’s people with Guns that kill people.  To act as though the gun is incapable of such devastation just makes sense.  That is what is described as semantics.  Then they all run around saying ‘you’ll only get my guns from my dead body’.  Nice visual crazies.

The Children are tired of dying at the hands of crazed individuals.  They are tired of the lip service paid by our Congress and President who take millions and millions of dollars to do the bidding of the gun lobbys.  This isn’t new in America where children stand up for other people in the face of injustice.  The Freedom Riders did that in the South in the 60’s because it was time do the right thing even if others are hanging on to antiquated ideals that are harmful to America.

In Florida, they decided not to take up any gun control legislation but found their focus in Porn.  Apparently in Florida, porn is a health risk.  Really because I think the 17 murder students and teachers would whole hardily disagree  and say Gun’s are the health risk!

In a Texas school district, School Children who opt to protest will be disciplined.

“A school is a place to learn and grow educationally, emotionally and morally,” Rhodes wrote. “A disruption of the school will not be tolerated.”

I’m pretty sure protesting the murder of school children nationwide is educationally, emotionally and morally important.  I’m assuming those in the administration are mostly male, gun owning, morally bankrupt people.

The children will be heard.  Some of these children will be running for office in the next several years.  Those gun lobby loving corrupt anti-American and anti-family values will have to face the fact that their jobs are definitely on the line.

My question for all these people who think this is a second amendment issue is this…”Why do you need an AR-15 or AK-47 assault rifle?  If it’s for protection I would suggest several classes of gun safety and target shooting because if it takes more than one or two bullets to protect yourself you really suck at it and shouldn’t own a weapon of any kind.

Happy President’s Day – A Diatribe

UPDATED:  How a day changes things.

Yesterday this happened:

“James Buchanan, who was at the helm as the United States careened into civil war, was dislodged from his position as our nation’s worst president by our current president, Trump.” I guess I was wrong.

I remember when Trump was running for President.  Mostly I remember saying if he got elected he would have to really do a lot to be a worse President than James Buchanan.  Well, he’s been President for over a year and well James Buchanan is looking pretty dang good.

Under Mr. Trump and his band of misfit toys (cabinet members/staff/Lacking of Proper Security Clearances) he’s taken America back to the 1940/50’s when Racism was outwardly tolerated.  A time when women had few rights when married (especially in the south).  When people were murdered (lynched) and it was deemed socially okay.  Churches/Synagogues burning (African-American/Jewish) were sanctioned and white men in power thought themselves untouchable.

Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence would have us all believe those were the good old’ days.  This is how I see America right now.  Our President reaps personal financial windfalls from his position.  Trump harped on his predecessor playing Golf and he would have not time as President to do the same.  Yet, he’s played more golf than any previous President in the same time period or over a tenure in office.  Not only that, he plays golf at his own establishments that cost the American Tax Payers approximately $100 million for 1 year of golf.

Mr. Pence wraps himself in his form of Christianity.  Evangelicals have given Mr. Trump a sanctioned pass.  Even though he is a known philanderer, liar, cheat and scoundrel he invokes Jesus and God with his “God Bless America” and they give him a pass.  I’m fairly certain no matter what form of Christianity you follow…that’s not a real thing.  Mr. Pence hates women in power.  He has told everyone how he can’t be in the presence of women when his wife isn’t around.  He’s afraid of being tempted I guess.  This is revealing in his lack of faith in Jesus that he will make the right choices.  It also shows his lack of self-control in all other matters in his life.  Is this really a person who should be Vice-President or even President?

The Republican Party is ridiculous any more.  The days of the calls for fiscal responsibility are gone.  They have been replaced with the days of Class Warfare.  The age where poor people are poor because they want to be and not because the deck is stacked against them.  The days where the wealthy are rewarded for their lack of paying any tax let alone their fair share.  We are back to the days of medical bankruptcy because Trump’s grand plan of destroying anything Obamaish is all that matters to him.  Instead of fixing and improving Obamacare we now live in the world of Trumpcare where only the wealthy can afford medical treatment.  Where pharmaceutical companies hold our health hostage because we can’t afford the medicines we need to be healthy.  Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell would rather all of the poor folks just die off so it makes America Greater for people like them.

The Republican Party of today would also have you believe that all of the millions and millions of dollars taken from Gun Lobbies like the NRA isn’t blood money.  Thoughts and Prayers for all of the people killed by AR-15 Assault Rifles and other various guns.  It’s not the guns…it’s the people.  No…it’s the people who should never have military grade assault weapons.  That’s not even a Second Amendment issue.  It’s a common sense issue.  Ordinary citizens will never need an AR-15.  It’s a death weapon and nothing more.

Our Country is in the throes of being not relevant on the world’s stage.  Our President watches more TV than I do and tweets as though he is a Junior High Schooler.  He tries to bully everyone who disagrees with him.  He has no respect for anyone about anything that does not mirror his own opinion.  That opinion tends to be how great he is and if you don’t say he’s great then you suck.

Will Trump go down as the worst President in the history of the United States of America?  That is still to be determined.  It still would take a lot to be worse than James Buchanan who seemed to be okay with Civil War.  There are so many variables and so much time left in Trump’s first (or only) term as President.  Until then we deal with the fact that Trump plays a lot of golf, doesn’t start his work day until 11 am and works only until about 4 PM.  He watches endless Fox News which he deems as the only not “fake news” affiliate.  The world is a scarier place under Mr. Trump and his Republican band of misfits.

Happy President’s Day…I guess.

More Children Die…The Blame Game From Congress Begins

The 18th School Shooting this year.  The President offers prayers, Paul Rubio offers prayers.  The fingers are being pointed at the FBI for failing to flag the suspect in custody.  Rubio even said that people always want action but nothing will prevent these tragedies from happening.  If a motivated person wants to kill then he will kill.  I will agree to this statement if the killer hadn’t chosen to use an AR-15 Tactical Rifle that fires 45 Rounds per second.  The Republican’s act as though this isn’t their fault.  It is their fault.  Since 2016, restriction and regulations have been removed.  Mentally ill people can now purchase weapons.  Military grade weapons.  Ordinary citizens should not have access to these weapons.

We do not need a wall to protect us from Mexico.  Why not take that money and just put it into more agents to do background checks?  Perhaps have guidelines that if you have been investigated by the FBI or ATF that you can not purchase any weapon for a 30 day evaluation period.  How about we freeze all military grade weapon sales?  Nope…that’s not the problem according to Rubio and the Republicans.

Paul Rubio has accepted over $3 million in gun lobby monies to his campaign.  That is blood money.  Pat Toomey has accepted almost $1 million in campaign contributions.  That is blood money.  John McCain has accepted over $6 million from gun lobbyists.  That is blood money.

The message from our leaders this day is…Deal with the fact that these deaths will never end as long as “evil” wants to destroy our children.  I say…that’s a cop-out.  These murders are being committed by males.  Perhaps what we need are more women in government and fewer men.

It’s never fruitful that the message of peace comes from a man who advocates men who have sex with young girls or beat their wives.  A man who wants a phallic military parade.  Perhaps, it’s time to let the women run things.

God is watching.  You won’t be saved in the end as long as you take the side of violence and aggression.  Keep those prayers for you will truly need them.

A Super Bowl Victory and the Plague

The Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl LII Champions!!!  We had a great parade.  The best part was telling Chris Collingsworth to SUCK IT!!!

A couple of days later my cold turned evil and tried to kill me.  Luckily my wife hounded me until I called the doctor again because I was having trouble breathing.  Long story short…I’m alive!!  I missed 6 days of work but I’m alive 🙂