My heart is breaking

My heart is breaking for my country. I always knew there were racists here, but I never realized how many. I have heard people say that we should not be comparing the US to Germany, and yet that is where we seem to be headed. We are taking children away from their parents, putting people . . . → Read More: My heart is breaking

When did decency die?

Really? Are we really going to let our government put babies and kids in cages and not give them soap, toothbrushes, blankets, and other things that people – all people – need to stay clean and safe? It is way past time for these things to stop. I cannot believe what ridiculous arguments I am . . . → Read More: When did decency die?

Government shutdown Part 2

So, by the time you read this it will be old news – at least I hope so. I just read that a deal has been reached to open the government for three weeks. I think that’s great – really I do; it is WAY past time to reopen the government. We should not be . . . → Read More: Government shutdown Part 2

Government shutdown

It is past time to open our government back up, and let people get back to work and receiving their paychecks. We can argue about the best way to protect our borders once the government is open. It is disingenuous for some people to characterize this as people who want protected borders versus people who . . . → Read More: Government shutdown

Congress is finally starting to look like the people they represent

Wow! It is so good to see a Congress that is starting to look like the people they represent! But as I watch all the news about it, I can’t help but think, “Won’t it really be great one day when this will be the norm, and it is no big deal.”

Because really, isn’t . . . → Read More: Congress is finally starting to look like the people they represent

Common decency is common decency

I am learning, though slowly. Someone who doesn’t really know me accused me of being negative on social media the other day. I thought about it for a bit, and then unfriended her. It was a political post I commented on, and frankly, right now, I see very little to be positive about in politics.

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I am tired of political ads

I have to admit that I am getting very tired of all these political ads, from all sides. I have said this before; I notice that others are saying it also. Perhaps we need to change to a system where one is not allowed to speak of what their opponent is going to do, but . . . → Read More: I am tired of political ads

Please vote

I really wish that everyone felt their voice counted and would vote. I understand why some people don’t feel this way. I understand that there are people out there who feel that winning is the only object, and don’t care if they have to lie, cheat, or steal votes to win. And the only way . . . → Read More: Please vote

Turn about is fair play

I am very tired of hearing this from people: “Why didn’t she come forward sooner? Why did she wait so long?” Have you been paying attention? Have you seen how people treat someone who comes forward with rape or harassment charges? It must be one of the scariest things in the world to do, to . . . → Read More: Turn about is fair play

We must remain hopeful

My heart hurts mightily. The country I have always been proud to be a part of is doing things in my name that I do not approve of. We are turning people away at the border – people who are coming here to ask for asylum because of horrific things that are happening in their . . . → Read More: We must remain hopeful