Take A Moment…

Today is Thanksgiving… One day out of the year to celebrate with family and friends…to be Thankful…

It began as a day to give thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of harvest and the preceding year…

Take a moment…to reflect upon that… What was the year before…and what did we harvest this year that was bountiful?

The year before saw a fire consume Notre Dame, the 850 year old cathedral in Paris…

The U.S. women’s soccer team won the World Cup…

Donald Trump became the third president in U.S. History to be impeached…and continued his chaotic agenda as if nothing happened….

This year, we harvested a virus that continues to take the lives of thousands and thousands…here in the States, and around the globe…

Trump lost re-election and continues to spin lies and tall tales to distract…destroy and disgrace American democracy by feeding his insatiable dysfunctionality… which mysteriously energizes those who support him… half of America…and the majority of the Republican Party…

Where is the meaning of “Thanks–giving?”

Millions of Americans are out of work…out of income…and fighting for survival…while being held hostage by a renegade group of public servants who swore an oath to serve the country and the people…

Take a moment…

There is still much to be thankful for…

This Thanksgiving…be thankful for…

You…for your family…for your neighbors around the country…for all…and you… who still practice what they preach…who value life in practicing social distancing and mask wearing…the front line first responders who are working countless hours and days to save the lives of those who have contracted the virus…those who are out there fighting for humanity…for those who have not given up on the love and goodness that still flows around the world… Be thankful for everything, because it gives you a very real insight into who you really are…and where you stand in the scheme of things…

What energy are you producing and sending out into the world around you?

Are you thankful for what and who you are in your purpose?

Is your purpose beneficial and positive to you…and those who your life touches?

Despite what is going on around us…strive to be a part of the solution…don’t buy into the problems…and don’t become a part of the problem.

Take a moment…

“Thanks” and “giving” …is everyday…

Take a moment…to practice…

“Thanksgiving.”

Happy Thanks–Giving….

I Am An American…Let The People See…

I Am An American…Let The People See…

I am an American…

My heritage is comprised of African, Native American and European ancestry…

Because of the color of my skin…when people look upon my face they see a person of color…quite simply, a Black person…who happens to also be…a woman.

Without thorough tracing of my family tree, I know that I am at least a fifth generation born here in America…

I am an American…

In my years of growing up in my country of birth…I have witnessed…and continue to witness the horror and tragedies of Racism through media coverage…within my immediate family…and my overall families of African heritage spread throughout America…and the world over.  My immediate concerns are here in America…because I am an American…

I remember as a young girl…looking at “before” and “after” pictures of a young man whose name was Emmett Till, in a Magazine called “Jet.” I believe I was ten years old…Emmett was a handsome young man to me…and he was horrifically beaten, mutilated and murdered…accused of flirting with or whistling at a white woman…Those images haunted my young mind for days and weeks afterward…I remember asking my aunt questions as I was looking through the magazine at her home, what certain words and sentences meant…Sometimes she didn’t answer me. I came to understand as I grew older…

I was sick to my stomach wondering how anyone could do such a horrific thing…to such a beautiful young boy…

I am an American…

He was an American…

How could something like this come to be?

Mamie Till-Mobley, Emmett’s mother said, “Let the people see what they did to my boy.”

A Historian and Author, Elliot J. Gorn wrote a book called, “Let The People See”, released on November 1, 2018.  A study about the murder of Emmett Till.  Maureen Corrigan, a book critic ended her review of the book saying…

…”Let The People See”… is a vivid reminder of just how easy it is for people not to see things they’d rather not see.” October 30, 2018 Book Review.

How easy is it for people not to see things?

…To watch George Floyd murdered by a police officer…while other officers stood around and watched…and did nothing to stop it… and not bring charges of 1st degree murder against the officer who murdered Floyd, and bring accessory murder charges against each officer standing by while his life’s breath was being taken away from Mr. Floyd with the officer’s person on Floyd’s chest, and his knee planted firmly against his neck…as he pleaded for air and his mother…

George was an American…

I am an American…

We all know the successive lives taken…the character assassinations and excuses of life threatening scenarios which were never proven to justify the taking of those lives…

They were…Americans…

In 1979…I lost my own brother…who was visiting relatives in Louisiana…unarmed and not a threat…shot twice in the back at 24 years of age.

He was an American…

I am an American…

My father was a United States Navy Veteran… He died a year before my brother was murdered by two police officers in Louisiana…

He was an American…

Who has created such vulnerabilities and limitations to America’s Democracy?

America is not perfect by any means of the imagination…However, we can make it better…for EVERY American…by making the choices that include every American…Man…Woman…and Child…regardless of Race…Creed…or Culture.

If we are to honor what America truly stands for…we will uphold our Democracy by rescuing and strengthening and rebuilding a better country… and a better way of life inclusive of liberty…with laws protecting those liberties solidly…not just with pretty words spoken or written on a piece of paper….

Our country will not fall into “Socialism” as is being touted by an opposing Party.

How easy it is for people to not see things they’d rather not see…

Fear is the great oppressor…That is why it is a successful tool to throw into the mix when the object is to gain the upper hand…

Who can restore America’s Democracy and take measures to ensure it against attacks from without as well as within…from those who misrepresent themselves as patriots to…and for the American people?

Standing example…The present Administration has broken every spiritual law…completely ignores the rule of law…and broken every Oath of Office with impunity…and are using every fear tactic known to Man…including Voter Suppression, to secure another four years of divisiveness and damage to the American people and our Democracy…

How easy is it…for people not to see things…they’d rather not see…Especially when these scenarios are given a free “Party” pass and being acted out daily, before our very eyes?

Covid-19 is making an example of the flagrant ignorance being directed at its presence and consequences in lack of protection against it…the disregard for its toll already in lives taken and its illness spreading…due to the ignorance and untruths being throw out to the masses by the present Administration…who have taken on another false belief that they know better than the medical experts…and Science…

How easy it is for people to see things…they’d rather not see…

I am an American…

My heart bleeds for those who “call themselves Americans” and so readily support the ruination of our Democracy…and our America…

And my heart bitterly weeps…and bleeds continuously for those who are “True Americans”…

Who love this country…Who have shed blood for this country…in service to this country…to preserve the meaning of Liberty…Truth…Justice…Honor…Integrity…and the real and true…American Way.

For those who have fought…and have passed the torch so that those who love America can continue to remove the shadows of Racism and Inequality…to restore and uphold the voice and meaning of the Lady standing in New York Harbor…

To those of us who are mindful and who uphold the motto of “Never Again” constantly… to remind us of the dangers of apathy, dictatorships…supremacy…and the darkness that erupts in souls who quest for absolute power…

These truths have revealed to us that this present Administration in the White House is no different than those who launched the 9-11(2001) attack against America…

This present Administration is no different than those who bombed the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013…

No Commander-in-Chief with a heart would send their people into battle without the proper gear and ammunition…

No Commander-in-Chief would ignore high casualties in a battle without expressing compassion and concern…

No Commander-in-Chief would continue to entertain an obvious threat to the lives of his citizens without taking actions to contain it…unless the lives of the masses…didn’t matter…

No Commander-in-Chief with a conscience would repeal healthcare insurance for 23 million citizens without a safety net…

The latest act of this Administration is to commit Voter Suppression…Terrorism…and using the Federal and State justice systems to aid in attempting to hijack an Election win…Organized crime at its best….

This Administration is using their greatest deception to easily accomplish their acts of destruction, intimidation and terrorism against the American people…

They are claiming to be “Americans”….

We cannot undo the many inhuman atrocities visited upon those of my ancestry…

Nor can we undo the many inhuman atrocities of the past that have been visited upon other groups of our diverse, human family…

The fabric of America is still being woven…

Yet… we can bring about stronger unity…and weave new threads into the fabric of our country…by realizing our responsibilities in protecting one another from further and future harm…

Keeping in mind that now is the time to reform and rebuild…the next Administration must be open to doing just that…but not without the watchful voices and actions of We…the People…

So much corruption and past mistakes can be challenged and rectified…with someone who will listen…who has made mistakes…realizes their mistakes…and has the heart to admit them…and has the heart to enforce the will and best interests of the people.

The perfect politician does not exist…

Someone once said, “Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone.”

I am an American…I love America…and I want America to have the opportunity to move in the right direction to heal Her wounds…and walk Her walk once again on the path to Freedom and Justice for All…

Generations are changing…Our world is changing…Our country needs the opportunity to change with the times for the betterment of our children and the generations to come…

They are the future…only one candidate can give them that future…

I am an American…

I voted with a Blue Heart…while not perfect…while mistakes were made in the past…these candidates best represent the recovery of America for Americans…

I…for one…can see things as they are…

How easy it would be to just look the other way…

Many died to give me the freedom to Vote…

I’ll never defile their memories…by ignoring their ultimate sacrifices…by not voting…and choosing those who will serve with the heart of a leader…for the country and her citizens…first and foremost.

I am an American…

And I stand by the pledge in song…

Stand beside her…and guide her…

Lastly, I ask…

Who has created such limitations and vulnerabilities to America’s Democracy?

We the People…

Whenever we miss a chance to stand up…

Take charge…

And make our voices heard…

America is the promise of tomorrow…today.

I am an American…

And I will always protect her promise….

It’s No Hoax…Here Are More Jokes…Part Two…

It’s no Hoax…Here Are More Jokes…

Here we are again…with Part Two… Let’s begin with John Thune, Senator from South Dakota…His statement below will open the flood gates of “untouchability” to the American people… Yes, all people of America will inherit the privilege of being above the law, once Trump is acquitted by the Pachyderm Party…

Borrowing the last sentences of John Thune’s statement in the Clinton impeachment trial, and making the necessary changes deeming them applicable to the Trump impeachment, we all will hold these truths to be self-evident:

President Trump has committed federal crimes, and there must be a reckoning, or no American shall ever again be prosecuted for those same crimes.”

Here is the entire statement, and it is also the last statement on the page taking a close look at the double standards of these 14 senators who sat high on their pachyderm hunches while stating and quoting passages during the impeachment trial of President Clinton, from the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution, while stressing the sanctity and importance of our judicial system and the rule of law, then…

“Our declaration of independence says it best. ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ In America there is no emperor, and there is no Praetorian guard. There is one standard of justice that applies equally to all, and to say or do otherwise will undermine the most sacred of all American ideals.

President Clinton has committed federal crimes, and there must be a reckoning, or no American shall ever again be prosecuted for those same crimes.”

One must wonder if their patriotic stance came to the forefront because Clinton was a Democratic president… Trump’s offenses are no contest in being high crimes and misdemeanors, yet, the Pachyderms have closed ranks and are vehement in their protection of the bull pachyderm in the room. Deeming Trump and their Party above any laws or procedures…

All of these senators are still senators in the Senate today, and have given full justification of the urgent need and enforcement of term limits in all branches of government.   The Senate should be limited to two (2) terms.  Our nation is suffering a breakdown of democratic process due to the lack of this crucially needed balance of power.  On with the jokes….

Chuck Grassley, Iowa

It is clear to me that the president committed serious crimes when he coached his secretary, Betty Currie, and when he misled his aides Sidney Blumenthal and John Podesta … These actions weren’t just outrageous and morally wrong. They were also illegal. They were a direct assault on the integrity of the judicial process.

  • Statement, 12 February 1999

Pat Roberts, Kansas

We in Kansas know that you don’t call witnesses in the middle of the night unless you want to sway them. The president did so. We in Kansas know that you don’t urge hiding legal evidence under the bed unless you want to affect the outcome of a legal proceeding. The president did so.

Do these actions rise to the level envisioned by our founding fathers in the constitution as ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ so warranting removal from office? Our constitution requires that the threshold for that judgment must be set by each senator sitting as a juror.

I believe an open-minded individual applying Kansas common sense would reach the conclusion that I reached.

  • Statement, 12 February 1999

Mike Crapo, Idaho

While most of the national attention has focused on the tawdriness of this matter, this intense fixation on sensationalism diverts attention from the true issues – the true issues related to abuse of the power of the presidency, perjury, obstruction of justice and witness tampering.

  • Statement, 20 December 1998

Tampering with the truth-seeking functions of the law undermines our justice system and the foundations on which our freedoms lie. All Americans must abide by the rule of law, including the president of the United States, who is the highest official in the land and who has the additional duty to ensure that the laws are faithfully executed.

  • Opinion article in the Idaho Falls Post Register, 21 February 1999

Mike Enzi, Wyoming

The president’s lawyers have argued that the president made these statements to refresh his recollection or to find out what Ms Currie knew in the event of a press avalanche. Neither of these explanations is plausible. It is impossible to refresh one’s recollection with false, leading questions. It is also impossible to find out what someone else knew if you tell them what they are supposed to believe.

The plausibility of either of these explanations is entirely discounted when you consider that the president called Betty Currie in a second time, on January 20, to ‘remind’ her of these statements.

The most likely explanation for these statements is far more sinister. That the president was intending to influence the testimony of a likely witness in a federal civil rights proceeding. President Clinton was in fact, trying to get Betty Currie to join him in his web of deception and obstruction of justice.

  • Statement entered into Senate record, 22 February 1999

Hey Mike, you mean like Trump got you and your Pachyderm Party to join him in his web of deception and obstruction of justice, by creating more lies and misdirection to the American people, while selling our country down the river of shame, and robbing us of all of health benefits, while cutting beneficial programs to the working class and poor? Social Security…Medicare… which we worked hard to achieve? Your loyalties are far more sinister…because they’re not to the United States of America…Oh, wait! You’ve driven a wedge of division between the country…your loyalties are self and Pachyderm serving….

James Inhofe, Oklahoma

Isn’t it true that [the federal law on witness tampering] criminalizes anyone who corruptly persuades or engages in misleading conduct with the intent to influence the testimony of any person in an official proceeding?

  • Question co-signed by Inhofe submitted in impeachment proceedings, 23 January 1999

Jimmy, you mean like your boss, Trump? Hmmm…there’s something gangster in all of this…

Richard Shelby, Alabama

Shelby said Clinton’s January 1998 meeting with Ms Currie, after returning from his own testimony in the Jones lawsuit, was a key factor in his decision to vote for conviction on the obstruction charge. House managers accused Clinton of using that meeting to try to influence Currie’s testimony.

‘That was a strong component,’ Shelby said. ‘But it’s not just one thing in the obstruction evidence. If you put it all together, I thought it was beyond a reasonable doubt.’

  • Associated Press report, 12 February 1999

Shelby…”The Pachyderm Party Sellout” is beyond a reasonable doubt…and beyond felonious conduct…Can you say, “Treasonous?”

Roy Blunt, Missouri

There is clear evidence that President Clinton committed perjury on two or more occasions, and urged others to obstruct justice. These are serious felonious acts that strike at the heart of our judicial system. Oaths taken in the American system of government are serious commitments to truth and the rule of law. Violating these oaths or causing others to impede the investigation into such acts are serious matters that meet the standard for impeachment.

Roy, Really??! Trump has done just that! The Pachyderms defense of his actions clearly show that all of your oaths taken in the American system of government aren’t serious commitments to truth and the rule of law. The pachyderms have violated their oaths and are welcoming your party and others to impede the investigation taking place in the Senate now that definitely meet the standard of impeachment and removal of Trump from office.  Serous felonious acts that strike at the heart of our judicial system by you and your Pachyderm constituents…

Richard Burr, North Carolina

I believe the facts presented by the judiciary committee prove beyond a reasonable doubt that President Clinton repeatedly lied to a grand jury and encouraged a witness before that grand jury to provide false information. The United States is a nation of laws, not men. And I do not believe we can ignore the facts or disregard the constitution so that the president can be placed above the law.

  • Statement, 19 December 1998

What did you say, Dick? The United States is a nation of laws, not men? And, you said, you do not believe we can ignore the facts or disregard the Constitution so that the  president can be placed above the law? You don’t believe that!! If you believed that, you would do the duty you so sanctimoniously put forth then, and do it where it is needed now, in casting a vote to remove Donald Trump.  Would you say you’re really a fraud and self-serving? Ummmm…Yes!

Jerry Moran, Kansas

It is clear that President Clinton on numerous occasions lied to a federal grand jury, lied in a civil proceeding affecting the civil rights of an American citizen, and orchestrated an attempt to obstruct justice.

… The untruthful actions of the president are not mere technical violations of federal law; rather, the president’s lies, obfuscation and overt acts to obstruct justice are serious and felonious, and they tear at the essential foundation of our judicial system.

Awwww, Jerry…You don’t care about the president’s lies, obfuscation and overt acts to obstruct justice…you certainly don’t believe they are serious and felonious, nor that they tear at the essential foundation of our judicial system, because you support a genuine destroyer of democracy in Trump, who clearly uses the Constitution to wipe his tush, with your undying loyalty and assistance!  Thanks for redefining democracy to the American people…

Rob Portman, Ohio

I believe the evidence of serious wrongdoing is simply too compelling to be swept aside. I am particularly troubled by the clear evidence of lying under oath in that it must be the bedrock of our judicial system.

I believe the long-term consequence to this country of not acting on these serious charges before us far outweigh the consequences of following what the constitution provides for and bringing this matter to trial in the United States Senate.

Rob…you are a true credit to our nation…NOT!!! Do you have mirrors in your home? You don’t seem to be particularly troubled by the clear evidence under oath for you and your Pachyderm Party…your actions have deemed the bedrock of our judicial system ineffective and fruitless…Yes, the long-term consequence to this country of not acting on these serious charges before your constituents and the American people do not outweigh the consequences to follow for not following the Constitution and how it provides for bringing the matter of Trump’s high crimes and misdemeanors to trial in the United States Senate…the Pachyderm Party’s credibility is in the toilet.  That’s on you and the other elephants…Making Trump “untouchable” has given the American people a “get out of jail free” card….

Roger Wicker, Mississippi

[Allegations that Clinton urged Lewinsky to lie] would amount to a federal felony, and that would mean serious, serious problems for President Clinton.

  • Interview with the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, 23 January 1998

Poor Roger ‘IppissippIM’ a true federal felon, for acquitting “a clear and present danger(ous)” Dictator Donald Trump… for the American people and the world to witness Pachyderm “untouchability.” History will take note…and remember.

Last, but not least…

John Thune, South Dakota

Our declaration of independence says it best. ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’ In America there is no emperor, and there is no Praetorian guard. There is one standard of justice that applies equally to all, and to say or do otherwise will undermine the most sacred of all American ideals.

President Clinton has committed federal crimes, and there must be a reckoning, or no American shall ever again be prosecuted for those same crimes.

Every word made in these statements applies to the Trump… yet these 14, along with other members of the Pachyderm Party insist he has done nothing wrong worth impeachment or removal from office…

It’s no hoax…here are more jokes…While Trump and his Pachyderm soldiers are setting him free, unknown to them, they have just given everyone in America a free pass as “untouchable.”

What’s good for Trump, is good for the people…if he can commit high crimes and misdemeanors and be set above the laws of prosecution…No American shall ever again be prosecuted for those same crimes…

“Taxes? We don’t need no stinkin’ taxes!!!”

 

 

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