Saturday, March 25, 2017

and so it begins

Health care reform aka the American Health Care Act, is dead.  Obamacare  (the Affordable Care Act) remains the law of the land.  Now we have to make sure that DJT and his ilk continue to FUND it. We have to make sure that the congress "tweaks" it to work instead of tearing it down.

If other countries can give universal health care to their citizens, and we are supposed to be the greatest country on earth, why can't our "I am a smart person" predisent make it work here?  Why? Because corporate interest, not people, come first for Mr. Trump.  If he or his friends can't  make a profit from it it's no good.

Now the real work begins.

Defund the Big Pharm.  Make sure tax reform does not reward those who take away from the poor to supplement the rich.  Continue to lean on congress and the administration to make sure that what is being done is for the good of the people not for the good of the profiteers.



Sunday, March 19, 2017

differences

Michelle Obama had a garden to teach kids how to grow Good Health food and decrease food insecurity.

Mrs. Trump probably hasn't set foot in a garden and doesn't give a damn about how or IF kids eat.

President Obama spent the "majority" of his time in the White House actually working. Mr. Trump spends his time and our money "vacationing." Didn't he know that the job of President is 24/7 for 4 years straight?

President Obama stopped campaigning once he was elected.  Mr. Trump does nothing but hold election type rallies so he can feel as if he's "winning" the hearts of the people.

What he is actually doing is showing those who made the unfortunate choice of voting for him that he doesn't know anything about running this country.


Monday, March 13, 2017

walls

It seems to me we shouldn't be worried about a wall between the USA and Mexico.  We should be more concerned by the walls we are building in the USA.

I am not happy with walls on the sides of highways that cancel traffic "noise ". Why?  Because in most cases the people who bought the houses near the road  knew that the road was there and knew that there would be traffic noise.

 It's like people who complain about airplane noise if they live near an airport.  Generally the airport was there BEFORE the houses were built. So if a person bought a house near the airport they knew that there would be noise from takeoffs and landings.

If you knew the noise would be a part of the neighborhood, be it airport or highway, then why did you buy that house?  I can't see the need to "suddenly" create walls to contain the noise.

I think it's just another clever (or not so clever) ploy to separate and divide us.

Walls keep the "wrong" element away from us.  Walls also limit our exposure to another class of people.  Walls keep undesirables from us.  Walls "prevent" people who can't afford mansions from coming into neighborhoods which have large houses.  Gated homes, guard gates, etc. Walls keep out the people who "might" covet what we own. Walls also iscolate us.

Walls keep us from seeing those who might not have our  material advantages.  That doesn't mean mansions either. It means homes. Single family homes. Homes with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Homes with manicured lawns and backyards where kids can play.

Walls limit your exposure to "others". To other ways of thinking, to other ways of living.  Walls lead to misunderstanding because how can I understand you if I don't see and know you?  Does a wall let me talk to you?  Does a wall explain anything to you?  Does a wall show us how similiar we are or does it exclude us from each other and only point out the differences?

I watch and read dystopic fiction.

The last time I went driving on the FL turnpike I realized that they were constructing more "noise cancelling" walls along the highway.  Walls make the road a lonely long corridor of grey.  No scenery to look at, only a directed and controlled path, government approved, that allows you to only see one path, the4 path laid out by a government agency to take you where you are going.

There is no chance to see anything "different".

It occurs to me this is a subtle form on mind control, which we are coming to accept as just another way of life.

I hope I am wrong, but I fear I am right.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

december 1 2016

My to do list for Christmas is still just as long as ever, but today I will make an attempt to shorten it. It's only 2 weeks until Ann's graduation, and that just dawned on Ken so now he too is in panic mode.  Then it gets worse, we return from Orlando on the 19th which gives us only 6 days until Christmas. So it's like going from the frying pan into the fire.


I am going to attempt to change the printer ink. Wish me luck.  This printer and I have not gotten along since the day it was purchased. Ann has no trouble but it's very Sue Ann unfriendly.

Sad news again.  A former professor and dorm moderator from my college days, Sister Patrice, CSFN, passed away yesterday. She was 85. I guess at my age I will be hearing more and more about people that I have known in my life dying, but it is still difficult to hear just before a holiday.

I finally figured out why Trump won the election, besides the electoral system which sucks.  It's because critical thinking skills are not taught to our kids in high school, and not even in some colleges.  If we educated our population to think for themselves they wouldn't be lead like a bunch of sheep to believe what they "wanted to hear" but knew was a bunch of hot air. (OK enough silly political discourse for the day)

Enjoy the first day of December, and remember only 24 more days until the After Christtmas sales begin.

Take care,
Sue Ann

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Time to write again

To get my mind off of the situation at hand  have decided to write again.

A mystery? No, I hate mysteries because I always know the end.

Biography?  No, I have secrets I want kept.

Romance.  Since there are only 11 (count 'em, 11) plot variations of a romance novel, and I know them all I'd rather stretch my imagination to another form of writing.

A novel.

About?

Life on earth and why we've fucked it up.

So It may take me some time to put it all on paper, or shall I say, on computer, but it will give me something to do.

journalism

My first professional job after college was as a general assignment reporter for a weekly newspaper in Pittsburgh.  This was during the Nixon administration.

What people were never told about Nixon was how he suppressed information by limiting the news that came out of the White House.

He cut the size of the press room.  He limited the papers who could attend his infrequent press conferences and he actually "gave out" questions to be asked at he press conference and assigned specific reporters to ask them.  I know it looked like he was selecting reporters when they raised their hands during a press conference, but it was a ruse.  His selections were predetermined.

What if a "selected" reporter asked more than the question he was permitted to ask?  In other words, if the reporter went "off script?"  Easy, not only was He/his press credentials revoked but the paper or news bureau he represented was barred from all future White House briefings.

Why am I bringing this up? Well let's just say that the new president will most likely do some similar  weeding of the press corps.  Will the public ever find out? Only if someone who is not a journalist leaks the information via social media.  So expect a lot of Fox news and conservative voices coming from the press corps, that is, if the new president even allows press conferences during his term in office.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Americans are stupid

I think after this election we shoud change the name of the country to the "divided States of America."

Thursday, October 13, 2016

entitlement

Becasue he's a "star" in his own words, Donald Trump can do anything he wants to beautiful women he meets.

So does that mean all stars are also entitled?

Does Sandra Bullock have the right to walk up to Justin Beiber and grab him by his nuts?

Does Meryl Streep have the right to fondle Brad Pitt?

How many times have you heard a woman (as opposed to saying a lady) talk to other women out loud about male anatomical features?

I have heard women like Beyonce say a man is "fine", but not once have I hear her say, "that man has a great ass." 

I have yet to hear a woman say " I'm going to tongue that man when I meet him because I am just drawn to handsome"

Myself, I have admired many a young man's body.  I will say he's got great shoulders, or abs.  But really what women talk about most if the man is handsome and makes her feel like commenting, is his EYES or his HAIR.

Does Donald Trump mention eyes or hair, or even legs?  No.  He mentions pussy and tits.

Does that mean if he (God forbid) is elected President  that he'll feel confident in reaching out to Prince William's wife and grabbing her crotch?  After all, she is a beautiful woman.

Donald Trump is a fat, probably impotent, dirty old man.  I say probably impotent because when men can no longer perform at his age (70) they rely on dirty old man talk and tricks to get their jollies.

Donald Trump is a disgusting old man.

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