Thursday, September 21, 2017

Jimmy Kimmel For President

During the presidential election, Jimmy Kimmel, on his late night show of the same name, ran a comical campaign to be Vice

He definitely should have seriously run for President as he has displayed an amazing ability to confront the crazy, cruel GOP politics each night in his monologue. Most recently regarding the health care bill that is totally awful for all Americans. He stressed how Republican Senator Bill Cassidy had lied to him on the show regarding the benefits...totally lied. He showed a clip of the interview...and was able to break down the deception and very clearly explain the problems with the bill that would endanger us all.

Why don't we have sane, rational people like Jimmy running the government??

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Cape Cod Seascapes...My Painting Passion

I've lived in the seaside town of Chatham for many years.
From the first time I visited, I was entranced by the beauty of the area. 

Surrounded by water on three sides, it extends out to sea, being the
most easterly point of Massachusetts. While driving around the beach areas, in summer,  a magical panorama of blooming
roses and wild flowers, day lilies and hibiscus come to life.

Colorful fishing boats dot the sea views to magnetize you further into this dreamy setting.

An exhibiting artist, I'm constantly inspired to paint what I see around me...seascapes and garden vistas of Chatham and Cape

Please view my website: 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

My Father Escaped Nazi Germany...He Would Deplore The Movement Here

My Father left his charming German village, situated in Bavaria, in the Black Forest in, 1928.  His mother implored him to come to the US when she realized the danger Hitler was imposing on the country.

Now, the US is under a darkness, with the horrific racism...the 
Hitleresque groups contaminating the country, more and more.
The Internet is contributing to enlisting people who are 

My Father would decry the hate groups that are rising up,
feeling empowered by the President, Steven Miller, Steve
Bannon and Sebastian Gorka. Their desire to clamp down
on free speech and human rights has no place in the White place in our global society.

The misery created by racism appears to be imploding. What
would my Father do if he was here now...where would he 
want to flee...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

An Unreachable, Unteachable President Should be Impeachable

To know that Trump's Evangelical right wing advisor, Robert Jeffress is prompting him to bomb North Korea makes me crazy.

Head of the First Baptist Dallas megachurch, Jeffress claims
that God gave the President "full power" to launch an attack
on North Korea.

This is reprehensible to any person of intelligence and awareness
of the world and the horrific consequences that would unfold. 
Millions of people would die...where is the Christian thinking on that? Is this group so immersed in an ideology of death and destruction...that "peace and love" are forgotten...apparently.

Why is Trump allowed to continue when he is damaging the country and the world with his unstable rhetoric as well as the ensuing corruption being done by his Administration? 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Police Mayhem in Minneapolis...Justine Damond Executed

Another horrible, unjustified murder by cop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Today, I read a sickening report of a woman being 
shot repeatedly by a policeman.

Justine Damond, a lovely woman, a month away from marrying, 
called 911 to report a sexual assault...2 cops appeared...while 
talking to the one on the driver's side, the other opened fire 
and killed her. 

My heart and why did this happen. Both cops had 
their body cams turned off and the car camera was not recording.
Were they hoping to get away with some awful crimes that night?
Were they on drugs? What can the reasoning be?

That state had 2 previous high profile murders by police...
one victim was Philanda Castile, the other Jamar Clark.
They appeared to be homicides as well, but, the officers
were not charged. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Depopulation No Longer Just a Conspiracy Theory With the Gop's Medical Plan

Speaking to my friend, J, today about the state of the country under T. and the absurdity of someone with his limited capacity to be in such a uniquely powerful position. His incredible history of corruption as well as those around him astonish us.

Now, we wonder if the GOP has depopulation in mind with their
horrific health care plan, that would deprive millions of the necessary benefits for the quality of life that we all deserve.
They could follow the plan of any other industrialized country to care for US citizens. But, it appears, their cruel ideas are based on their own greed...of being desensitized to the plight of the average citizen. They don't have to worry about their care, provided by their government benefits.

They want to prohibit abortions and also preexisting health many babies will be born with serious medical needs, as well as these mothers...

So, I can't help but think "depopulation" is part of their agenda in this "alternate reality".

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Women's Rights Worsened By Latest Trump Appointee

Just when you think women's rights couldn't become more damaged, Mr. Trump appoints Charmaine Yoest as Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs in the Department of Health and Human Services.

A woman raised by Protestant Evangelicals, Charmaine has worked hard to end all abortions in the country...through a small law firm call, AUL...from 2008-2016...24 of 92 anti abortion laws originated through this office.

Former president of the radical anti-abortion group, "Americans United for Life", she is against any exceptions for abortions, even rape or the illness of the mother. She is against birth control, science and same sex marriage. Her views will endanger Medicaid. Of course, she is against Planned Parenthood. 

Her boss, Tom Price, is also opposed to abortion and contraception.

Going backwards to damage the country through disregarding human rights seems to be a high point for Mr. Trump...another sad note upon so many others.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

An Explosion of Misogyny Manifests Itself

I have so many emotions regarding the prevalence of  misogyny that seems to be floating through the air. It's seems to be everywhere...

The White House is a hotbed of this attitude, from the President to various members of his group. He has stood behind Bill O'Reilly, who was recently bounced from Fox News for his pattern of sexual harassment, etc. with women on the staff. Although he and the head of the network, was let go, too, they received incredible payouts. What does that say?? 

The Republican Party has been called the "American Taliban" because of it's seeming contempt and discrimination against, it shows up in limiting their health care as one example. 

A poem regarding this attitude:

He has been storing up his fears over the years,
He spits his scorn, it's an armor, a shield he has worn.
He struts, the proud possessor, but the plot is to keep her the lesser.
Buried deep, it's a secret he keeps.
The terms are bleak, it's not life he seeks.
I can't be me, I won't let you be.
It roars through his pores, the world he has made, keeps her afraid.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Bombs Away...Trump Has 3 Bomb Shelters at Mar-a-lago and His Golf Club, Too!!

Nice to know our leader will be protected not only at Mar-a-lago, his Florida White House, with 3 bomb shelters, but also at the Trump International Golf Club, in West Palm Beach, where he is often seen playing.  All equipped to keep him safe so that he can play mind games with the North Korean dictator. Baiting each other with war in the wind, we don't know what will happen next...

Cereal heiress, Marjorie Merriweather Post, built the estate in 1927, and had the shelters installed during the Korean War.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Did You Really Think You Sent Missiles To Iraq??

I just read a news report about an interview the President had
with Maria Bartiromo, on his favorite network/show, "Fox News".

Am I losing my mind or should we all be more concerned than ever about the man in the power seat.

He was talking about the visit he had with Xi Zinping, the Chinese President. He mentioned the dinner they were having and how they'd just had the "most beautiful piece of chocolate cake you've
ever seen". Then he states, "We've just launched 
59 missiles to IRAQ". Wow, big mistake...wrong country!!

What does this mean about Mr. Trump...this was a big error.
He didn't correct himself...Ms. Bartiromo helped him along with
the correct country, being SYRIA. 

He's sending inflammatory tweets to N. Korea and yet wants to cut funding to the Coast Guard and other branches of security protecting the country from potential attacks from the sea by our  enemies.

Nothing makes sense with this man of contradictions and distortions...lies and, apparently, memory loss as well.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

"The Answer is Blowing in the Wind" (Bob Dylan), or Is It?

So many negative happenings with our new, I just read the Kremlin is standing behind Trump in the ongoing investigation/s regarding his, and many in his Administration, past and present, and their ties to Russia. It has been said for months that Mr. Putin does not like Hillary Clinton at all, and, therefore, helped in different ways to make sure that Donald Trump would win the election.

Many facts have come to light regarding the oil and huge money transactions that also tie these people together. Now, it has been announced that Mr. Putin has directed the Kremlin to threaten the US. not to interfere. Doesn't this present their involvement in obstructing the certainly seems to.

Seth Abrahamson has written an amazing report, "RussiaGate", detailing, step by step, how these connections fell into place. A must read for all who want to be aware of what is "real" news in "real" time.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Absurdity of the Current Administration

From Trump down to the members of his Administration, we seem to have a group of dangerous individuals, with a cruel agenda toward the people that elected them.

Their negative plans for our future include so many financial cuts that would endanger the lives of so many. Destruction and Donald go hand in hand...not only with medicare care, education, and human rights,(including so many issues), and the reputation of the country. His devious lies, unstable tweets and demeanor cause so many distress, anticipating his next statement. When Angela Merkel, the German Prime Minister, met with him yesterday, his rude, misogynistic attitude toward her was so apparent, it created an uproar and disdain for him in the German papers.

The defense budget is already way over what it should be and, yet, he wants to raise it "bigly". The US already spends 3 times more than any other country...but, he would cut Medicaid, food stamps,  school lunch, Meals on Wheels, health care through Planned Parenthood and on and on. Anything that "serves" the people will be axed...even programs that bring us pleasure, through the arts, like PBS and NPR...

The people around him are adversarial to the well being of all as well...creating some of these worst case scenarios with their Draconian ideas...

Friday, February 24, 2017

Heartbreaking Deportation Story...

Trump's Deportation Squad at Work: How horrible to think of a woman so ill with a brain tumor, being shackled...her hands and ankles tied.. and taken away from her hospital room by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents). This woman, from El Salvador, was awaiting emergency surgery for a brain tumor. Federal agents cruelly took her from a Texas hospital to a detention center.

This young woman, of 26, has 2 young children...her relatives have not been able to see her. A Texas lawyer who attempted to visit the woman on Wednesday was threatened with arrest...

Now what will happen to her...I can't wrap my head around this story...I feel such overwhelming sadness...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Dehumanization of the US

The world is a "darker" place due to the "poisonous" rhetoric of Donald Trump", according to Amnesty International. The London based human rights organization released their findings today.

According to their annual report on rights abuses around the world, hate and fear have been taken to a place not occurring since
Hitler's rise to power in Germany, during the 30's.

They name others as well who contributed to "wielding a toxic agenda that hounds, scapegoats and dehumanizes entire groups of 
people". Those included Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte.

Misogyny, racism and homophobia are being legitimized by these politicians.

Will there, can there be a shift in this global landscape...there has to be!

Friday, February 17, 2017

My Trump Anxiety Disorder (TAD) is Getting Worse

I've been a affected by TAD since Trump's campaign manifestations...his Hitleresque crowd manipulations, 
his awful rantings that escalated into angry, racist reactions, 
and just about everything about his platform discouraged me
in it's dangerous, potential consequences.

Now, I can barely stand to see him and listen to him call
out the media for "fake news" stories...his projection of his
own lies and trickery seem to be escalating.

I know so many people that are furious about the money being
spent on his travels and security. 

Is there no integrity in the members of the Republican party that can readjust the mess that has been created with this threatening administration. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Iconic Inez Milholland, A Heroine for Human Rights

I'm fascinated by the aunt of our friend, J.-- Inez Milholland, born in 1886 was a suffragist, labor lawyer, WWI correspondent and speaker who was an amazing influence in the women's movement in the US.

The recent Women's March on Washington, including so many others around the world, brought her efforts to mind. The first Suffrage parade that she took part in was on May 7, 1911. The sign she held read, "Forward, out of error,/Leave behind the night,/Forward through the darkness,/Forward into Light!". Although leading many parades, she made a striking appearance in Washington, DC, in March, 1913. Known for her beauty, she led the parade wearing a crown and a long white cape, while atop a large white horse. She spoke out strongly for women's rights, believing the votes of women could eradicate sweatshops, tenements, prostitution, hunger, poverty and child mortality. 

Her death occurred, in 1916, after becoming ill on a tour speaking for women's rights as a member of the National Woman's Party.

Her last public words were, "Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty". Now these words could be used again with our recently inaugurated president, who wants to destroy so many rights women have gained since Inez was campaigning.