Every man has a right to his own opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts. Bernard Baruch, 1946
Alternative facts are not facts, they're falsehoods.
Chuck Todd, 2017 January 22nd, to Kellyanne Conway, Meet the Press (NBC)
Good morning on this awesome Monday, the beginning of a new week. Trying to keep myself upbeat lately, but it's not been easy to do. My heart is breaking about what is going on in my country, and I am afraid....afraid that the monster is trying to start a war because in his own words 'the big mistake was that we didn't steal their oil. Maybe we'll get another chance'. I worry for my children, my grandchildren my great grandchildren and my generations to come. What kind of world will they be entering into? I worry for my Muslim neighbors, some of the nicest people in the building. I question how long this monster will be allowed to destroy all the good our nation was built upon before taking him down. Even the Republicans are now beginning to question his mental health.
Yes, I have having a hard time with this. I will be 70 years old in a little over a month, and I haven't had such fear since the Cuban Missile Crisis. I remember staring out my window in the middle of the night, night after night, watching for those missiles to come. Fortunately, they never did. I marched in the 60's and 70's for the very rights they are trying to take away, and I feel so helpless. I am doing all that I can possibly do, joining organizations, signing petitions, also planning on getting out there and marching with my fellow Sunset Parkers. And I watch millions more doing the same thing. But I also watch him daily signing one executive order after another without any regard for the lives of others. I've shed my tears, lit candles, prayed, meditated, and called out to the goddess for help. Last night I lit a candle and sat in silence, just me and the dove of peace.
When there is a lack of honor in government, the morals of the whole people are poisoned. Herbert Hoover, 1964
I'm tired of hearing, "You lost. Get over it". My feelings have nothing to do with Republican or Democrat, and I am not whining because Hillary lost. I'm shedding tears because our president has no morality. I understand that many were so disenchanted with the government that they wanted something different, but by now it should be obvious that Trump was not the one. He is steadily leading us to war. Heck, the terror groups are now saying, "Look, the Americans hate us. They won't even let us in their country." And this morning the Mosque killings? No one can convince me that, even though it happened in another country, it was inspired by Trump's hate speeches. So for all those who say 'get over it', I got news for them. We ALL lost on this one.
Last night, in the midst of all the chaos at the airport, while all the innocents were being held and kept from going home, a smiling Ivanka and her hubby published a photo of themselves dressed up and out on a date. Have they no heart? Have they no clue? Or are they just plain clueless. In any case, we are in trouble because they are a part of the White House.
Thanks for listening.
THE PRESS MUST BE FREE. It has always been so, and much evil has been corrected by it.— If Government finds itself annoyed by it, let it examine its own conduct, and it will find the cause,— let it amend it, and it will find the remedy.
Thomas Erskine, Thomas Paine libel trial, 1792