America’s Children Have Had Enough!

I think it is about time that adults be shamed for allowing the slaughters of our children to continue.   Whether it is a mass slaughter or one child at a time killed by random crime the slaughter needs to end!

I’ve had multiple debates with men recently who freak out about the perceived threat to the Second Amendment.  This isn’t about that at all.  It’s about common sense gun ownership.  It’s about average citizens who can own and use military grade weapons.  Common sense, as my mother would say, isn’t so common!

The NRA has decided the best way to espouse their cause is to malign the Students who have just grown weary of the killings.  Weary of the Politicians who have taken millions for the NRA to promote their agenda that American’s must have their guns.  All guns are okay.  They aren’t.  AR-15, M-14, AK-47 rifles are military equipment.  But the NRA is yelling about 2nd Amendment rights.  It’s not about owning guns, it’s about comprehensive common sense ownership.  Longer hold periods, special licenses that take time to process, No military grade weapons and eliminating Gun Shows where you can buy a weapon in minutes.  These suggestions do not hinder gun ownership they make for safe gun ownership.

November is coming and some of these children will vote.  Beware politicians who defend the NRA…they are coming for you.

One last comment was as Americans should call these men/boys who have slaughtered our children, our families, our loved ones what they are…TERRORISTS!!!  Home grown and yet still they are TERRORISTS!!!

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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!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Saturday was St. Patrick’s Day and as a good American-Irish woman I went out for Mexican Food.  Nothing was boiled, lol.

I started with a Veggie Fajita Platter.  See the Green…there was my tribute to St. Paddy!  Broccoli, guacamole and spinach.  Boom!

Of course I got the Mexican Fried Ice Cream!!!  It’s was really only to complete the whole Mexican Food experience!

We were going to craft fairs in the area and there was one at the Historic Moland House.

It was a great afternoon.  The sky was blue and the sun was shining!

I even got some cashew brittle.  Was a great day to be out and about!

The Children Take Charge

When the adults in charge in America would rather take money from Lobby Groups (after chanting Drain the Swamp) instead of saving American Lives the children called them on their BS.  Today in Washington, DC and around the country the Children had a non-violent protest.  NO MORE MURDERS from Gun Violence.  The Sandy Hook slaughter showed that the mostly WHITE males in America have absolutely no apathy for the lose children’s lives but great regard for their right to own military grade weapons.  The slaughter at Pulse Nightclub in Florida showed that males in America had no apathy for mass murdered victims because it was a LGBT club.  In Las Vegas the slaughter of people enjoying music lead to even less apathy.  The bodies are piling up Mr. Trump, Mr. McConnell and Mr. Ryan.  You are whores for Wayne LaPierre (President of NRA).

Mr. Trump’s grand plan while listening to his inner idiocy and being manipulated by Wayne LaPeirre and his band of psychopaths decided that “well-trained gun carrying teachers” is the answer.  Until yesterday,  A Teacher in California who is a reserve police officer was showing gun safety to his class.  He discharged his weapon into the ceiling of the classroom injuring 3 students (from ceiling debris and 1 Student had bullet fragments in his neck).  So there goes that theory Mr. President.  We are led by a moron!

To mark a month of do-nothingness by our Congress and President the children orchestrated a nationwide protest.  They gave a 17 minute quiet tribute/protest for the Parkland Florida victims.  Across the country school leadership issued threats against the students who participated.  Sanctions, and suspensions will stop these children.  NO, it didn’t.  It brought the silence to the White House.  In some cases congress persons from gun-loving state bullied, made rude and malicious comments about the students who survived the Parkland Shooting.  They were belittled for being “children”.  “Children should be seen and not heard” was a remark I saw many times in many interviews with the out of touch adults.  How stupid these are these people?  When you survive a man slaughtering your friends and teachers with a Military Grade Weapon then you can speak on this issue.  Until then…SHUT UP!!!!  The “children” are almost or able to vote in the next election.  Remember that 18 is the voting age.  I hope they overwhelm the ignorance and vote all of those bullies out!

People are not listening to the lies, the fascism, the white supremacy, the anti-LGBT agenda or the anti-Woman agenda.  Making America Great Again has been in full gear for over a year.  I don’t see America as great.  It’s become ugly and violent.  The Children have had it with the Liar-In-Chief.  They will take back decency through protests and action.  The Politicians of Hate will not be able to hide from the Children.  Telling them they don’t matter only invigorates their courage to the cause!

The slaughter of our children needs to end.  I hope we see more young people and women running for office in 2018.  It’s time the rich old white fools be sent out to pasture.  It’s time for America to save itself from hate and violence!

Quinn Stopped By Yesterday

Nor’Easter Quinn stopped by and dropped 9″ of snow before leaving us.

We had the day off from work which was very nice.  Traveling was dangerous.  The Wife wasn’t as lucky so I was out on the road twice in the old 4-wheel drive.

Having the 4-Wheel Drive was most helpful.  Later in the day when the snow was at its zenith driving was tricky.  On the main road near our home had cars lined in a zig-zag patterns.  Stuck in the snow and that made it impassable by others that were not stuck.  We were lucky and took an alternate route.  Thankfully the amount of cars on the road was light.

Now we wait for a possible new Nor’Easter for Sunday/Monday.   I look at it like this…it’s winter, lol.

Goodbye Polly…Hello Quinn

On Friday Winter Storm Polly hit our area.  The weather folks like to pretend they knew this was going to happen.  I’m one of those people who check my weather app several times a day.  I will check it more when a storm is coming so that I may Prepare for it.  When I went to bed Thursday night they were still calling for heavy RAINS and hurricane force winds.  Thursday night did give us all of that but in the mid morning it changed to snow.  It quickly got out of control.  It began with Horizontal sleet that quickly turned to horizontal snow.  By 2 pm the visibility was awful.  The power began to dim on and off.  We were sent home from work as were many, many others.  I took a work mate home and it took me 30 minutes to go 1.5 miles.  The coating to 2″ of snow predicted had turned into 3″ by the time I left and 5″ by the time I got home.  The heavy snow and wind caused massive power outages and dangerous driving conditions.  Trees were uprooted and blocked roads,  crushed cars and buses and shut down the I95 Corridor for trains.

Early in the day.  First came the sleet, high winds and flooding.

The picture above picture of the plow/salt truck was just as the rain had turned to snow.

Ten minutes later the trees and grass was covering with snow.

My twenty-minute commute took an hour and five minutes.  But I made it home.  It was dangerously slippery on the commute home.  Saturday afternoon almost all of the snow was gone and it was warmer and sunny.

The weather folks are calling for Winter Storm Quinn to drop anywhere from 5″-16″.  I feel bad for the folks who still do not have power and are dealing with the reality of facing another big storm.  Be safe out there friends!

The World Has Gone Crazy

No one should own an automatic rifle.  It’s not a gun issue…it’s a common sense issue.  Even the children get it.  Trump is an incompetent, impotent , weak man.  He holds our future in his hands.  He doesn’t really have time for stuff because he’s very busy with Executive Time, Tweeting and trying to force a nuclear war with North Korea.

The Children are being heard and they are saying…WE DON’T WANT TO DIE!