Dear White People (again)

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“Dear white people, You know how horrible you felt when North Korea killed Otto Warmbier? You know how you kept thinking that could have been your kid? How you went and told stories about that movie Midnight Express and thought about all the stupid mistakes your kid made growing up and thanked God that at least he/she made those mistakes here where they were protected and not in some “foreign country” which did not privilege them? You know how you thought that if only there was some way of warning young people about the dangers of travel to “certain” places it would all be allright? Well that’s the way black and brown people, and maybe SOME who are in solidarity with them (still very much a work in progress) feel when OUR cops working for OUR country killed Philando Castille (and so many more, so very many more) and OUR jury failed to convict except, of course, it isn’t happening in a foreign country. It is happening here and there is nowhere they can go to escape it. They do warn their children with “the talk” and more, but it makes no difference. They can do everything right, just like Philando Castillo and so many others did everything right, and they will still be killed. What is worse, most of their white neighbors and co-workers and, dare I say, friends don’t even see it, let alone care. Until his life matters just as much TO US as Otto’s life, until we are just as outraged by the way our police and our courts and our prisons and our government all conspire to kill black and brown kids, often for nothing, as we are about foreign governments killing white kids for stupidity the horror will continue. So what are you willing to do today? Are you willing to at read this post and give it some thought? Are you willing to ask yourself these questions? Are you willing to talk to your friends and family about it? Don’t go apologizing to black or brown people. They are tired of hearing it. Don’t bother them at all. Bother US. We have work to do in our own families and communities. Let’s get on it.”

Double Standard

From Donna Sullivan:

Imagine if you will, we are back in 2008. President Obama has won the election. Now imagine, word has spread that he has Russian ties and is very friendly with Putin. Imagine that he owes millions to Russian crime bosses, imagine that his businesses have filed bankruptcy many times over. Now imagine that word is out that the Russians helped Obama get elected by helping to thwart the efforts of the Republican candidate. Imagine, that President Obama had made fun of a disabled reporter, allegedly sexually assaulted several women, did not pay his hired help, and refused to release his tax reports or any kind of financial statements. Imagine all of this.

What do you think the actions of the GOP would have been back in 2008 if that had been the case? We know that McConnell would have gone crazy and shut down the government, postponed the Inauguration and brought him up on federal charges. Investigations would have erupted from every corner of the GOP.

So how is it that this man who is going to take the oath of office in less than two weeks, is going untouched by any politician?? Why is this man not answering to a committee as to his ties to Russia and so called Russian crime bosses allegedly owing them millions. How is it that he does not have to answer regarding his conduct over the last several months that was so unbecoming for a candidate running for the highest office in the land?? Has the GOP lost sight of what the main purpose of the government is? Have they become so corrupt that they can be bought to look the other way. Have they become so arrogant that they think we the people will not hold them accountable at some point for their actions?

When did the GOP lose sight of what governing is all about. When did the GOP become so obsessed with undermining anything the Democrats try to do that is right for the people. Have they become so heartless that all they care about is how much money they can put in their pockets and that of their friends? More importantly, why are the Democrats seriously not calling for a REAL investigation into Trump and his ties to Russia. Why is there no mention of everything he has done throughout the campaign?? Why has nothing been done to stop him from putting family members in key positions when the law states you cannot use family members including inlaws. Why are we letting him rewrite the Constitution basically to suit his needs??? The biggest question of all is this. WHY ARE POLITICIANS, ESPECIALLY THE GOP SO AFRAID OF DONALD TRUMP TO THE POINT OF NOT HOLDING HIM ACCOUNTABLE AND STANDING UP TO HIS NARCISSISTIC WAYS??

There comes a point in time when enough is enough and Trump is not only incompetent, he is trying to put dangerous people in key cabinet positions that will destroy this country and middle class America. When was the last time a sitting President of this country has ever personally owed Russia and many other countries millions of dollars?? Where does that put this country when it comes time for those particular countries to cash in their IOU??? Are they going to hold this country hostage until Trump pays them back and how is that going to effect the REAL taxpayers of this country.

With the people he is trying to put in his cabinet, such as boys from G&S, the sure signs are there for them to bankrupt America and then what??? We are heading for a recession of the kind we have not seen since 1929 and the GOP just does not care. We are on dangerous ground right now because so many people are so unhappy about this. Not because Hillary lost; but because no one is holding this man accountable for anything and that sets a very very dangerous precedent which puts this country in a very dangerous position. God help us all and God save the USA.

Photography is not a crime

Simple Trick #1: You Can Always Take it With You
Never leave the house without your camera. In-phone camera or you favorite DSLR; it doesn’t matter. If you don’t have something to shoot with, you can’t…well…shoot!

+ Charge it up (get in the habit, if you don’t do this every night, already)

+ Get it ready (fave app onboard or go-to lens)

+ Use it every..single..day

 

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