What’s Eating Aunt Debbie?

Oh, so many things to say but less than an hour to write!

Who’s Trying To Steal What?

It looks to me like Donald Trump is the one who’s trying to steal the election. They counted and recounted the votes in several states. Biden still had more votes. 60+ law suits put in front of various courts, were knocked down! NO evidence of widespread voter fraud was presented in any of those cases. Biden is still, clearly the winner of the 2020 election. Still claiming to have won the election, Trump riles up his base and makes them believe the lie! Now look what has happened.

He Told Them To Come

Peaceful protests are one thing; a riot is quite another. Donald Trump told his followers to come to the Capitol. He told them to fight. They knew what he wanted them to do. He knew they would do it. He used his followers to do his dirty work, the fucking coward! Desecrating the Nation’s Capitol Building is unacceptable! Donald Trump incited this riot that resulted in 5 deaths, property destruction, and theft. Let us not forget that these rioters came with weapons, zip ties, a constructed gallows and noose, Molotov cocktails and the like – for what purpose other than to terrify and inflict harm? It is clear what their intent was. They threatened the life of the Vice-President; shouting “Hang Mike Pence.” All because Trump expected Pence to overturn the vote, which is completely not up to Pence. His job was to oversee, not overturn. Trump just can’t accept that he lost the election and refuses to give up “power” because he’s a big, whiny-ass crybaby! But…but…but…BLM, Antifa, yadda yadda… Just staaahp! It doesn’t matter who did what, when, or why. The people that stormed the Capitol Building are simply, domestic terrorists. Destruction and violence is unacceptable. ANY destruction or violence committed during a protest of any kind is unacceptable! Insurrection and sedition is CRIMINAL. The riot on Wednesday was a direct attack on our Democracy! It was an attempted coup.

Speaking of BLM…

If those rioters had been black they’d have been shot/beat/pelleted and arrested before they could have even walked in the doors of the Capitol. Why were these white Trump supporters allowed to do what they did with little push-back? We all know why. 

Freedom of Speech

We, the people, have been granted the right to speak freely; to express our opinions, via the US Constitution. Twitter, among other social media platforms have banned Donald Trump for violating their policies. News Flash: Twitter is a privately owned company and they have every right to suspend or permanently ban people for violating their terms of use policy. I can’t help but compare this to the situation with my sister, who is constantly in Facebook “jail.” She speaks her mind, not always in the classiest way, and she violates Facebook’s terms of use. Why is Trump any different? He is NOT different. No one is infringing upon his rights! He has violated company policy by inciting violence, using hate speech, etc. Come on, folks! We are all HUMAN BEINGS! We are all the same! Just because someone else is being hateful, doesn’t mean it’s ok. We must remember, that with Freedom of Speech comes a certain responsibility. Just because you have the right to speak your mind doesn’t mean you should always speak your mind. Some things should remain unsaid. Some things are just inappropriate and unacceptable. Some things are just downright FALSE. See what happens when lies and conspiracy theories are spread and perpetuated by a US President?  

Yes, I’m A Democrat

What of it? Do you hate me now because I’m a Democrat? Are you going to call me names like libtard, snowflake, liberal, or angry Democrat? You damn right, I’m angry! I’m angry that Donald Trump has turned us all against each other. He has flipped our Democracy upside down! We have never seen the likes of such an incompetent, hateful, ignorant, racist, sexist, anti-American POTUS in the history of the United States! Anything, and I mean anything you might think Trump did that was good, is completely clouded by all the bad. If you still support this man, then you are the problem. There. I said it. Unfollow. Unfriend. I really don’t give a rat’s ass…all because I’m a Democrat. Well, let me tell you that I have several times in the past voted Republican. I’m smart enough to think for myself and vote for the candidate that I feel is the best qualified. Donald Trump was not and is STILL NOT qualified to lead this country. I didn’t vote for him nor would I ever

Conclusion

I knew what was going to happen before Trump was even elected in 2016. Of course, I didn’t know the exact events, nor did I know to what extent, but I knew things were going to end badly. He has ripped this country into shreds. My heart is weary. My brain is exhausted. I am sick and tired of the way Republicans think. Frankly, I am ashamed.

Click. There goes my last Republican friend. Oh well. 👋

 

The ABC’s of 2020

2020 was the crappiest year ever! I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that way. So many people have been affected in negative ways – those who died from Covid-19 paid the ultimate price. I can’t help but think that if things had been handled differently, we would be entering 2021 a little more hopeful. Don’t get me wrong, I am more hopeful than I was a couple of months ago, but we have so much more to endure.

I was thinking this morning about all the words there were to describe this shitshow of 2020 and came up with so many! I thought, why not choose just one for each letter of the alphabet? So, this is what I came up with, with an explanation for each along the way.

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A – Apocalyptic – because it’s the end of the world as we know it. Our way of life will never be the same.

B – Bizarre – with one freakin’ absurdity damn near every day, nothing surprising anymore!

C – Clusterfuck – the entire year summed up in one word.

D – Disastrous – needs no explanation!

E – Exhausting – needs no explanation!

F – Fucked – we have all felt this way since at least March.

G – Gong show – an event that proves to be a disaster, as did this last year.

H – Hell – needs no explanation!

I – Ignoramous – as in being led by an…

J – Juvenile – again, as in being led by a…

K – Kaput – broken and useless; no longer working or effective, as in our government.

L – Loneliness – it’s been an extremely lonely year.

M – Mayhem – violent or damaging disorder; chaos…

N – Nightmare – 2020 has been a nightmare for all but most especially for those who have lost loved ones.

O – Ominous – giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is going to happen; threatening; inauspicious…the feeling I have had all year long!

P – Pandemic – needs no explanation!

Q – Quagmire – a difficult, precarious, or entrapping position; a predicament, as in what we have all been experiencing this year.

R – Rancid – if this year had a smell or taste!

S – Shitshow – a situation or event marked by chaos or controversy, as in 2020.

T – Tragic – The fact that so many people have lost loved ones UNNECESSARILY is freakin’ tragic!

U – Unprecedented – never done or known before, as in 45 doing whatever the hell he wants without following any procedure or law! 

V – Vaccine – the only thing that can help save lives at this point because too many people won’t do the right thing and wear a mask, or use social distancing to protect each other!

W – Weakened – I’ve felt my spirit become weakened over the year.

X – Xenacious – yearning for change!!

Y – Yucky – I’ve felt this way all year long.

Z – Zilch – exactly what 45 has done for this country!

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There ya go! That’s my ABC’s of 2020! Don’t like my words? Pick your own. Maybe you can think of better ones! 

I am done with 2020 and I’m ready to take out the trash! I am ready for REAL leadership, not an adolescent child pretending to be big and bad. Is Joe Biden perfect? No, and he doesn’t pretend to be, unlike Donald Trump. Joe will make mistakes, of course. But he will at least listen to EXPERTS and not Fox News hosts who don’t know their ass from a hole in the ground. Joe will listen to SCIENTISTS. He will listen to his advisors. He will not disregard policies and procedures. But I am getting off track…

Let’s join together and make 2021 a better year, shall we??

Happy New Year, y’all!

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A Few Thoughts

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My faith in humanity has been restored…well, mostly. We have much work to do!

I’ve lost a lot of friends in the past 4 years. Not because of a difference of opinion, but because I was berated and ridiculed for mine, or told I was wrong, or that I just didn’t know something. I will not ever tolerate that shit again. I still have a few Republican friends who are mature enough to express their opinion without tearing down someone else’s. I don’t care about another person’s political affiliation. I care about their actions and their words. Trump has brought so much ugliness out of people and has done so much damage. Regardless of anything good his base thinks he’s done, he’s done more damage than anything else. It’s time for that to end and for us to try to heal this broken country’s heart.

I was sitting in front of the tv when the news broke of Biden’s win. Tears of joy, I tell you! I know that Joe Biden is not the answer to all of the problems in this country anymore than Trump was the answer, but I know that Biden has enough intelligence to listen to scientists and other experts in their fields in order to make decisions for our country. Will he make mistakes? Definitely. He’s human. Will he lie and spin the truth every single time he opens his mouth? No. He has more integrity than that and I have hope… For the first time in 4 years, I have hope for this country!

I’ve not written in so long it was difficult for me to write this post, but with some practice (and some healing) I will get back to my old self again! I hope you’re all doing well. Please be kind to one another! 

Peace & Love, 

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What’s Eating Aunt Debbie?

If I hear one more person say, “Masks don’t work,” I’m going to ram my crutch up their ass.

If masks didn’t work, then doctors, nurses, and dentists wouldn’t wear them.

Why do they wear them?

To prevent droplets of bodily fluids that may contain viruses and other germs from escaping through their mouth and/or nose. They also protect the wearer against sprays and splashes from others, such as from sneezes and coughs. Surgeons wear masks during surgeries to protect their faces from sprays and splashes from the patient and to protect the patient from germs coming from the surgeon’s mouth and/or nose from entering the patient’s wound.

Why would they wear masks if masks didn’t work?

I wish people would stop being so damn stupid!

I have even read articles by (supposed) doctors who say masks don’t work! What the literal hell? I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time to research every article and every person who writes those articles to see if they are actually REAL doctors. Whether they are real doctors or not, makes no difference. They are still full of shit. Masks DO work.

Will wearing a mask provide 100% protection from Covid-19? NO, but it will slow the virus and maybe we could see the number of cases and deaths go down considerably, instead of major surges with no end in sight. OVER 200,000 deaths in the United States!

My nephew said it quite well earlier this month. He said, “If I can wear my mask for 10 hours at work then it won’t kill other people to wear one while they pick up groceries.”

I wish I had more time tonight because I have so much more to say. I’ll just end this post by posing a question to those of you who think masks don’t work:

If you were going in for a heart transplant, gallbladder removal, tonsillectomy, or any other surgery – Wouldn’t you want your surgeon to wear a mask? Or if you were taking care of someone who had an infectious disease such as MRSA, wouldn’t YOU wear protective gear, including a mask?

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45 Reasons…

In March of this year, I began writing an extensive post titled, “45 Reasons NOT To Reelect Trump.” After hour upon hour of research and fact-checking, I realized that I had 75 reasons and FACTS, which greatly surpassed the 45 intended, so I stopped. Since then, that list of reasons has surely doubled, if not tripled. I just don’t have the energy to keep up. 

12 days from now we go to the polls, and many have already voted via early voting or mail-in ballots. I pray that Joe Biden can pull this off because, in my opinion, we are worse off now than we have been in decades and Trump has had a huge hand in that. He has brought out the worst in us. He has lied to the American people time and time again. He downplayed a virus that has killed over 200,000 Americans and we are nowhere close to seeing an end. We are lacking competent leadership and while some may be asking if Joe Biden is up to the task, I think he is. I know he would do a better job than Trump. In fact, my 12 year old grandson would do a better job than Donald J. Trump.

I’m just tired of listening to a whiny-ass, adolescent, bully of a man pretending to be President of this great country. When things don’t go his way, he attacks people. When someone disagrees with him, he fires them. Instead of answering the tough questions, he has a tantrum and walks away. We need a President who answers the tough questions because that’s his job! During this pandemic, he left decisions to individual states’ governors. We need a President who LEADS, not one who passes the buck. We don’t need one who resorts to name-calling and attacks on his opponent’s family members. We need a strong, yet kind LEADER, not one who is constantly playing the blame-game.

I could go on and on but I don’t have the energy. 2020 has drained me. I have lost faith in people that I thought I knew. And it goes way beyond a difference of opinion. When someone you adore makes racist remarks or says something without empathy or compassion, it rips my heart apart. I have to remove myself from their orbit. That’s all there is to it. I have to save my own sanity.

You may think, “Damn Liberal,” “Libtard,” or whatever, which makes you just as childish as Trump. This is not a ‘party’ issue. I am a Democrat BUT I have voted Republican. I vote based on FACTS and RECORDS. I vote based on who I think would do a better job. I didn’t vote for Trump in 2016 and I won’t vote for him in November. 

I look forward to the day of strong leadership, complete sentences, more working than tweeting, and more empathy and compassion. I look forward to NO MORE Trump TV, and a POTUS who knows his facts, supports science, doesn’t mock a soul. I look forward to a President who respects others, regardless of their skin color, religion, status, or job. 

Honestly, I don’t think this country can take 4 more years of Donald Trump. Off to watch the debate. Last time, 5 minutes was all I could handle.