That Time When President Trump Made The Boy Scout Jamboree Look Like a Hitler Youth Rally

Over decades Presidents have gone to the Boy Scout Jamborees to promote strength, dedication and service.  They’ve given uplifting and inspirational speeches to the attendees.  This year our paranoid and odd President, Mr. Trump turned this event into a Hitler Youth Rally.  Talking about politics and LOYALTY.   He spoke about Healthcare and Fake News.  He even threatened to fire Secretary Tom Price if Trumpcare doesn’t pass.  He also followed some of these destructive comments with “believe me”.

Nothing he had to say was relevant to the 40,000 Boy Scouts and Leaders who came to be inspired.  I really believe that Mr. Trump thinks he’s smart.  I think that he believes the law of the land doesn’t apply to him or his family.  I believe that he hasn’t a moral compass and that this speech was wholly inappropriate.

Apparently, I wasn’t the only American appalled.  The Boy Scouts issued a statement that the President is their honorary President of the Boy Scouts and that they are not Political.

The only thing missing from his grandiose speech about how great and tremendous HE is was a story about him banging some beauty queen.

I hope the boys of America look at this moment and think…that’s not what we stand for…not even close.

It’s going to be are really long 4 years 😦

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The Mish and the Mash

The political climate in America right now is playing havoc with my stomach so I’ve decided to post about other stuff today.

Like this picture of my neighbor’s cat.  I didn’t have my glasses on so from across the street I thought this was a racoon sitting on the front step…

I also see a beaver in this picture.  It’s not…it’s still a gray cat, lol.

Our Rose of Sharon are starting to bloom.  I’m thankful for this because our backyard was looking like a green wilderness.

We recently went out for Linner (Lunch/Dinner) at the Texas Roadhouse.  The food was super delicious.  I got the steak kabobs but the Mrs. got the Prime Rib which was incredible.

I also learned it was normal to put marshmallow on Sweet Potatoes.  I love learning new things, lol.

So, even if Fredo (Donald Trump, Jr.) is being stupid again I will move on to non-political stuff…I hope, lol.

The World Is A Mess Garp

This morning I’m reading the news and I realized this world is getting worse by the minute.  Let me narrow down my angst.  Donald Trump!

Trump

Is this really the best the GOP can come up with to run our country.  I get that people like that he speaks his mind.  That’s great.  He can because he’s a billionaire.   So if he goes to Washington and acts/speaks the same way as does now what does he think is going to happen.  Look who is in Congress…millionaires.  They do not care if he wants something.  He degrades women, anyone not white and thinks his Military School attendance is the same as being in the Military.

All I’ve got to say is oh my goodness.  I might really have to vote for Smokey The Bear because at least he’s good in a crisis, lol.

Dear Abby…You’re Gone and I’m Sad…

Dear Abby,

I read you died today.  You will be missed.  I hope those on the other side take some of your advice.

Signed,
Sorry You Died

I read the news today that Pauline Friedman Phillips died.  I was sad.  Many would know her by her more famous name…Abigail Van Buren (AKA Dear Abby).  She was 94 and suffered with Alzheimer’s Disease.

abby
Growing up I always went to her column (or twin sister Ann Landers) first.  Even before reading the comics.  I love to see what was plaguing the masses and was always intrigued by her advice.  I didn’t always agree with it but I found it interesting.  I’ll never forget The Brady Bunch show’s homage to Dear Abby with the episode that featured “Dear Libby”.  So many years of advice, so many fond memories.

Do Your Really Think This Is What Jesus Wanted?

North Carolina had an Amendment vote to their constitution.  It was called Amendment One.  This Amendment would define and hold hostage the phrase “between one man and one woman”.  Really people?  This is what you need in your constitution!?!  How about a constitutional amendment to a balanced budget?  How about a constitutional amendment not allowing “traditional” marriages to be dissolved?  No it’s requires a constitutional amendment to disenfranchise a minority group in your state.  Really?


I wish the religious right actually had important agendas other than denying citizens with differing points of view their civil and legal rights.  How about an agenda for feeding the children of this country?  How about saving the elderly from the harshness of being disposed of by our culture?  Healthcare for children in poverty?  Nope it is the evil gay agenda degrading our society with their abnormal lives that is the primary focus.  First there is nothing abnormal about my life.  I love, I work, I pay taxes, I contribute to charities and love and am loved by my Lord.  I have no agenda.  What I do have is a want to marry legally to ensure the protection of the laws of our country for myself, my children and my wife.  That is a life people not an agenda.

I saw this response to an op-ed piece and this woman named Sarah answered some of those commentators who would strip anyone they do not consider like them of their rights.  Here is what she said:

You’re correct, marriage as a right is never mentioned in the Constitution. Good thing
we have a 9th Amendment!!!

For all you fans of “strawman” arguments…
The polygamy/group marriage argument: Fails. There isn’t enough public interest
to support the complications surrounding across the board legal polygamy. We
would have to spend the time and money rewriting tax law, insurance law, family law,
probate law, yada, yada, yada.

The pedophilia/inanimate object/bestiality argument: Fails. Children, animals,
and random objects lack recognized legal capacity under the law. They can’t
consent, they can’t contract, they don’t get to vote, yada, yada, yada. Continuing,
homosexuality is not a mental illness, it’s not listed in the DSM-IV and has no
negative impact on society.

The incest argument: Incest is based on abuse, power, and control. Show me two
immediate family members, who had healthy, non-abusive upbringings, know that
they’re related, and still want to marry, and I’ll say go for it.

The marriage is religious argument: Fails. Marriage is a contractual property
agreement predating all organized religion. You’re thinking of Holy Matrimony. Nor is
the public or society a party to the contract. The consideration is only between the
two legal adults. That’s why society doesn’t get a share in everyone’s divorce, we
don’t sign the license, we don’t get the kids every other weekend.

The majority rules argument: Fails. We’re a Republic, we don’t vote on civil rights,
and marriage is a civil right. SCOTUS has ruled in one 14 different times. This means
you need a reason that passes strict scrutiny to prohibit marriage. None of the
following are legal reasons… The Bible, your personal beliefs, Jesus, God, religion,
your morals, unproven paranoia.

The state shouldn’t place no religion, above religion: Fails. Nothing doesn’t equal
something. Overturning religious based legislation, in no way supports atheism.
Again I thank you Indie for this fantastic example… If you’re pushing against a wall,
and you stop, does that mean the wall is now pushing you? No. If a lack of religion
constituted a support of Athieism, we would have to write disclaimers on every
single, non religious, thing in the country.

The I don’t want it in my face argument: Fails. Get over yourself. There are just as
many people out there that don’t want your relationship in their face either, does that
mean you should live in a closet? No. Get over yourself. If you don’t like something,
don’t pay attention. Not being able to unjustifiably force people to conform to how you
want them to be, isn’t an infringement on your freedoms. Call me when someone
forces you to be gay or have gay friends, or like the gay lifestyle. Until than, get over
yourselves.

The it’s unnatural argument: So are a lot of things you don’t argue against. Like
babies with health issues surviving. That’s not supposed to happen according to
“survival of the fittest” and “natural selection” either. Nor is marriage about
procreation. Look at all the couples who don’t want/have kids, and all the single
people who do.

And no, the 10th Amendment and the founding father’s “religion” has nothing to do
with this. Religion, being part of our Founding Father’s personal lives, and being part
of how our Founding Father’s wanted our nation to be ran, are two very different
things…

James Madison…
“Strongly guarded is the separation of religion and government in the
Constitution.”

“Religion and government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are
mixed together.”

Ben Franklin…
“I have found Christian dogma to be unintelligible.”

Thomas Jefferson…
“I contemplate with solemn reverence the act of the American people which
declared that their legislature ‘make no law respecting an establishment of
religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof’ thus building a wall of
separation between church and state.”

And, my personal favorite, from the Treaty of Tripoli, written by John Adams, and
ratified by congress…

“The United States was, in no sense, founded on the Christian religion.”

Finally, not that you brought it up, Curt, but I’m sure someone will…
And don’t even give me that 10th Amendment, Mike Huckabee, crap. The 14th
amendment applied the Bill of Rights to the states. Ergo, the 1st amendment to the
states. Argument that the 10th gives the states the right to name a religion would of
been valid in, oh 1860 or earlier. In fact, the 14th basically makes the 10th almost null
and void. An issue regarding the 10th hasn’t even come before SCOTUS since the
’60’s when they tried to use it to stop desegregation.

So please, explain to me how two people entering into a contractual property
agreement, infringes on someone’s freedom of religion?

No one is trying to force their beliefs or lifestyles on you. In fact, the complete
opposite is true.

WE don’t use gay relationships as an issue in politics, the right does. We advocate
for NOT using them, NOT caring, NOT legislating based on sexual orientation. As in
treating them the same as straight people. In order to stop us from doing that. In order to stop us from repealing laws that
SPECIFICALLY make an issue out of being gay or not, the right uses they’re Bibles,
morals, and religions. When, quite clearly, in our nation, those things have no
standing.

It was the right that legislated homosexuality. DADT, DOMA, sodomy laws… It is the
right that’s fighting to keep legislating homosexuality. They need to stop using it as a
political issue, and we will then cease to say anything about their methods and how
they go about using them or defending them.

Phew, so put that in your pipes and smoke it. Now, can we please move on, under
the banner of equal protection???
#1.15 – Tue May 8, 2012 1:10 PM EDT

I like how Sarah summed it up.  I hope that in my life time I will see legalized marriage for everyone.

Zach Efron Has Me Freaked Out

My conversation with Bean yesterday about my day.

Bean:  How was your day?
Me:  I was a little freaked out.
Bean:  Why…what happened?
Me:   I accidentally saw Zach Efron’s penis and I’m not happy about it.
Bean:  Accidentally saw Zach Efron’s penis?  How did that happen?
Me:  I was reading an article about injustice in the LGBT community and it was a lead for another story.
Bean:  A story about Zach Efron’s penis?
Me:  Yeah…it’s apparently news worthy.



Yes…this week can only get better from here.

Seriously WTF Are You Talking About?

The second part of this post is where I get out my soapbox…it’s been awhile since I’ve had a good diatribe!  But first let me tell you how much I loved Harry Potter’s Goblet of Fire.  Loved, loved, loved it!  I’m so glad Bean suggested I read all the HP’s and then bought me all the HP books, lol.  Thanks Love!

Now on to rantapolooza!

The USA is facing many challenges right now.  We are in 3 Wars (Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya), Unemployment is rampant, Terrorism looms around every corner, Social unrest is a constant threat and things are just basically tense for most of the world.  So with the presidential election season gearing up it makes sense for all of the crazy people to come out of the wood work right now.

It seems according to some of our Right Wing Candidates such as Rick Santorum and Michele Bachman would have us all think that the economy is under attack because of the LGBT community wanting equal marriage rights.  Did you know that LGBT people are the reason for the downfall of our Society?  Seriously…are you kidding me.  I guess if you wave your hands and scream about Gay Marriage everyone will forget that the Economy Sucks and it’s not looking too good for us in the near future.

Every other speech Rick Santorum has given lately has reference to the evils of Gay Marriage.  Rick…go away…get a real job and stop trying to deny tax paying citizen the same rights you currently enjoy and probably neglect.  Michele Bachman wants all gays to be deprogrammed but is very careful in her wording as to not actually say that.  You see we aren’t really born this way it’s learned behavior or some silly mess like that and that can be fixed.  My parents were heterosexuals.  My huge family of siblings are all heterosexuals.  I didn’t become gay…I always was gay and the fact that Ms. Bachman thinks that it makes more sense for a person to repress themselves and pretend to be something they are not just to make everyone else feel comfortable is just sad.  People who suppress themselves and are made to feel bad about who they are usually become the worst that they could be not the best.  It’s rather sad really that this woman wants us all to be just like her instead of who we all are individually.


God created all people as she and her cronies point out when ever they get a chance.  So get over it and accept all his creations…not just the ones that are like you!

On a political front…If these two could-be candidates are so distracted by stopping Gay Marriage how will they be able to tackle the really difficult issues like Unemployment?

Here ends my diatribe…and she steps off the soapbox.