Written on July 2, 2018
THE BLOCKHEAD SOUTH OF THE 49TH PARALLEL
So what’s up with Donald Trump and the way he’s treating the rest of the world anyway? Ok … I’m gonna get right to it … in my view, he’s nothing more than a loud-mouth bully (and that’s putting it kindly) who doesn’t seem to have a clue about being the leader of a country such as the United States of America. And those insulting, mostly inaccurate “ad lib” speeches of his! (Seriously???) I believe it was Seth Meyers who recently quipped that Donald Trump “is a poor imitation of a stand-up comic” … that’s exactly what I was thinking! … I laughed so hard! 🤣
Just Can’t Resist
I managed to hold my tongue throughout the presidential nomination race in the US and I told myself that I wasn’t going to weigh-in on the upcoming presidential election campaign … but I just can’t resist! It’s going to be so nasty! I mean, jeez, the nomination race was entertaining enough as the wanna-bees trashed and bashed each other right to the bitter end. But the presidential election campaign itself … oohhhh … that’s gonna be so good!
😲 I Can’t Believe It!
In the moments after hearing the news that another black man had been shot by police … the 2nd in as many days and then the targeted mass shooting of police officers in Dallas, Texas, I honestly felt shock. Then sadness and anger. I just can’t believe it. Americans are at war with themselves!
June 19, 2016
Orlando Mass Shooting … And Yet Again So Very Sad 😢
I started writing this post on May 5, 2013 but didn’t finish it until today…
I think something happened to me (and probably many, many others too) in the wake of the mass shooting tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut … so, so very sad. My heart aches for the families of those little children and the families of the brave adults who tried to save them. All were literally slaughtered by a “mentally disturbed crazy person” who had unfettered access to a cache of assault rifles.
April 10, 2016
🇨🇦 Political Leanings … A Touchy Subject! (Part 1)
They say that if a person wants to get into a spat (or a war, haha), they should just start a conversation about religion or politics. Well, I’m not looking for any trouble, but here goes … this is my political 2 bits worth! 😃
February 10, 2013
Those American Gun Laws 😟
Ya, Sure, Sure … Everybody Should Be Totin’ A Gun …
I watched an episode of The Fifth Estate recently called Crossfire … The Furious Fight Over Guns In America … very interesting. I’ve gotta say it though … some of those “guns for all” interviewees are so extreme! It’s an all or nothing proposition with them. There’s no discussion, no compromise, no willingness to see a bigger picture (and not much common sense either, I’d say!). When I heard the press release again that the president of the NRA made 3 days after the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut – that all schools in America should have armed police officers on duty everyday and then his comment in a later press release that every adult in a school should be armed … I just shook my head. That’s so sad … it really is! It’s hard to believe that anyone would want the children of their nation to be saturated in an atmosphere like that during their precious childhood years. Armed police officers in elementary and junior high schools? Armed principals and teachers in all schools? Armed custodial staff for Pete’s sake! Are those people for real? Not only that, but who’s going to pay for all this? It seems that the NRA folks who came up with this so-called “idea” couldn’t have spent a moment with a calculator before offering what is .. imho … an absurd solution to the big, big problem that the USA has with its gun laws.
December 15, 2012
And the World Cried 😢
Such a Sad Event!
What a nightmare … a sad, sad event. My heart goes out to all of the people in Newton, Connecticut in this time of such horrific tragedy. How would a parent, a spouse, a sister or a brother even begin to comprehend a loss of this nature? As in the poem Footprints in the Sand , I pray that every one of them has been scoped up in the arms of their God to be carried along throughout this journey that each is now on but that none could have ever imagined.