Proud American

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I will always be proud of my country. We have been through crap but we always come out on top. God is not done with us yet. Despite the changing of presidents, we must stand firm and make sure our government continues to do right by us. We are fighters. Don’t lay down and die. Keep firm in your convictions. Fuck the bigots, and fascist thinkers. Fuck those who do not believe in equal rights for all. Those who believe strong arming us to conform, fuck em’.

I am an American and my people fought to make sure I was born free and fought to help keep this country free.

I refuse to be afraid to speak my mind. I am of the opinion, everyone has a right to freedom of speech. I can, not, like the president. Its my right. Its your right. Don’t use violence to show your anger and outrage because things didn’t go your way. I understand anger and disappointment and fear.

The pen is mightier than the sword. Get smarter. Make lawmakers fear you! Not through riots and death threats. Speak up, speak out, often! Its how laws are made. Educate yourself on your representatives. Go to the city hall meetings. Stop thinking your voice doesn’t count. The internet and social media become more powerful as days go by. Create forums and discuss your opinions in an intellectual manner. Not spewing words of hate. Do not become what they are, those who practice strong arming and use racism tactics to quiet you.

There is no going back. There is no making our country great again.

WE ARE GREAT! WE ARE AMERICANS!

There are many who say dark days are coming. Well, there have been dark days before. The fight is not over! Racism didnt just start. Fascist didnt just come out of the closet. No surprise we have a president named Donald Trump.

Take heed, unless everyone gets in the game, America will go dark. Americans are proud people. I don’t see us laying down without fighting to keep the rights we fought so hard for, so, get your vitamins, wheaties, vegetables and fruit in your system. Take the fight to the right people.

STAND UP! NO LYING DOWN!

Prepare to KEEP AMERICA DIVERSE & GREAT!

This country was built on blood, sweat and tears. No man or woman deserves to be treated less than any other human being.

March! Represent democracy! No violence!

Don’t hate the president. Be better than those who think its ok to be against human rights!

#GODBLESSTHEUSA
#GODBLESSOURMILITARY
#ProudAmerican #SupportLGBT #SupportNativePride #SupportEqualRights #WomanRights #HumanRights

 

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2017 and New Beginnings

HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!

Its a new year and time for new beginnings. Many people get in a rut at the end of the year. Depression is at its highest around the world.

I like to believe that a new year brings new things. In fact, we are what we chose to be. Whether you believe in a higher power or not, we get up everyday, and walk our own paths.

Some believe God, The Great Spirit, shows us the way, but isnt it true, whether you hear which direction you should go in, you make the choice to either obey that strong sense of dominance that urges you to take a specific direction? Its an overwhelming feeling you get. Are you going down the right path?

You choose.

That brings me back to new beginnings. A new year. A fresh start.

Don’t you deserve to walk a path that will make you happy? A path that you can enjoy?

Sometimes life doesn’t allow us to choose, you may be thinking. I disagree. Why? Because the decision to walk a path that makes you happy, is a lot of work. Its just like the path you are on that you dread getting up for.

Value your life, and start your new beginning. Shake off that old depress state of mind. Walk a different path for awhile and see if its the new beginning you need.

I love Robert Frost’ poem, the Road Not Taken.

Which road will you choose? What will be your new beginnings?

Mine? Better health is at the top of my list.

Read my upcoming blog posts on my struggle with Fibromyalgia, and find out which road I have chosen to battle my chronic pain.

Wake Up America

Not all Muslims are terrorist.

Not all Christians carry guns.

Not all Jewish men spew hate.

Not all Catholics priest are pedophiles.

Stop generalizing.

People who are saying all of THEM are this or that.

Making others think anything is true about a specific group of people is a ballsy attempt at hate. Everything you hear about any race, religion etc. isn’t always true. But people get on a bandwagon and hate for no real reason.  They read something that worked them up into a frenzy, and it makes the hate grow.

Sadly before it’s all over, history will repeat itself if we are not careful. We’ll have war on American soil. People against people. Families against families.

Friends against friends.

(It’s already starting.)

#StopBullying

#StopHating

#NoMoreWar

#WakeUp before it’s too late.

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Oh Dolce!

Dolce Gabbana is at it once more.

This time one of their ads is showing a “gangbang”.

When is it OK to show your personal side in business?

It’s interesting to me what can be done to make a dollar. I’m not against the ad or for the ad. I’m just disappointed that a brand I use to adore is coming under so much scrutiny because the owners are testing the waters to get attention.  In my opinion.

According to the hype that’s going around, not only are “feminist” in an uproar, fashion consultant publicist Kelly Cutrone was pissed when she saw the ad.

She went to twitter and blasted the Dolce Gabbana duo. @KellyCutrone 

Recently in the news about their views on artificial insemination and what they call “synthetic children”.

There’s a boycott of their brand and several people have weighed in, for and against the men.

Famed singer songwriter Elton John and talkshow hostess Ellen Degeneres has joined the boycott.

I guess I need to keep up because even a writer from Forbes.Com weighed in…

{Throughout their multi-year criminal tax ordeal, the public and the media seemed to be behind the Italian billionaires.

That was so despite their more than $1.65 billion net worth—each. The public didn’t mind when they were alleged to have sold their company, stuffing money offshore away from the tax man. The sale of the Dolce & Gabbana label to Luxembourg-based Gado may primarily have been a tax shelter. Financially, Italy ended up making out just fine, collecting 343.3 million euros in fines and restitution from the pair. Several courts found them guilty of tax evasion, imposing 18 month jail sentences while prosecutors sought heftier three-year prison terms. In the end, though, the pair were vindicated and ruled not guilty by Italy’s highest court. So now D&G are OK with the taxman but not with Elton John. And yet taxes have a way of getting into virtually everything. Curiously, the subject of taxation and egg donations has hit the U.S. court system. Earlier this year, the U.S. Tax Court concluded that amounts received by an egg donor were taxable.}

Well Dolce & Gabbana, whatever are you going to do next?

Do you think their brand should be boycotted because of their personal views?

Sources:

=== Pagesix.com

http://pagesix.com/2015/03/16/feminists-outraged-over-dolce-gabbanas-gang-bang-ad/?_ga=1.118984521.172018553.1427138755

=== EOnline.com

http://m.eonline.com/news/638371/ellen-degeneres-portia-de-rossi-weigh-in-on-dolce-gabbana-synthetic-babies-remarks

=== Forbes.com

http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertwood/2015/03/17/dolce-gabbana-tax-cheats-ok-parent-bashing-not/

Are you writing?

A few years ago I had a conversation with a few established writers on twitter. I asked how do they do it, I mean keep the books rolling out the way they do. Everyone had their answers, but the information they gave me sorta was summed up in one word, consistency. They told me to be consistent, and everything will fall into place. These ladies were knocking out 30k words in a day. How? It was their job. Writing is a job and can be a hobby for some, but these ladies worked hard to get established. They asked me what makes my job any different than theirs when they have to work 9-5 just like everyone else? What could I say?

Seriously though, great advice but consistency is hard work.  After four years and some months later, I have yet to perfect it, but I sure am getting close. It’s March 2015, and I am steadily climbing upwards.

If you have ever wanted to write, don’t give up the dream.

I tend to tell anyone who is interested in writing, write. Write your name, tell your story on a piece of paper. Find something of interest and write about that or write what in your head. Worry about grammar later. There are editors and proofreaders out there that will be more than happy to help you succeed. Don’t give up if anyone tells you that what you have written isn’t good enough. Join writer groups, find peers that are like you so you won’t feel alone. Get support and ideas from these groups that will enhance what you already know about your writing. Never give up, and always keep learning about what’s new out there in a genre. Also, write outside of your box just once to have the experience of doing something different. Make writing a challenge and try not to be like everyone else, be different. Lastly, be leery of a ‘good thing’. If you are offered a contract, make sure you’re not the only one reading the fine print. Money may sound good, but be wise not to sell your soul. There are going to be people who want to read and review your work, be sure to copyright. Publish your work first before giving your work to a blogger or reviewer.

I currently have self-published a handful of books, but I have a ways to go. I’ll tell you a little secret, when I do feel like I have accomplished what those ladies have, I know there will be a sense of pride that goes with that feeling. Also, I will have worked my you know what off to get where I wanted to be all along.

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Feel free to comment on anything I post. I will not be bullied.  I will not allow racism, discrimination or any hatred to be a part of my blogging.

I will hear everyone out, but that does not mean that I will side with you, or allow you to be mean to anyone that comments on anything I write.