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My Trump supporting son was booted out of Alfredos.
Posted:Jul 20, 2018 12:18 pm
Last Updated:Jul 22, 2018 1:18 pm
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MMy sons are opposite of each other. Joshua is a married techno Yuppie while Billy is an unmarried West Virginia hillbilly. They are also on the opposite ends of the political spectrum although I suspect that Billy really doesn't have the interest to follow politics.

Joshua monitors pipelines while Billy drives trucks and sets up concession stands for a living. Whenever Billy is in town, we go out to dinner. I have to laugh because Billy is always critiquing my driving when he was doing last night. We stopped at the local Alfredo's. He quickly corrected my parking and waited outside to smoke a cigarette while I went in ahead of him.

The waitress advised me that the restaurant was getting ready to close. "Oh No! It's that cute Billy M. outside!" "No problem, we'll go to Applebee's. I will just tell him that we got booted out because he's a Trump supporter."

I stepped outside and advised him that we are experience a Red Hen/ Sarah Huckabee scenerio. The expression on my son's face was hilarious. "You're kidding, in this town that shouldn't be happening!"

The waitress ran out to "Mr. Cutie" telling Billy that his mom was only kidding but if he really wanted something to eat...………….. We drove into Lewisburg to Applebee's where they didn't discuss politics. I am not am Orange POTUS fan but I have no intentions of unfriending my son. I love him unconditionally.

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Melania's Wardrobe
Posted:Jun 23, 2018 1:13 pm
Last Updated:Jul 20, 2018 12:19 pm
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She is finally wearing something that most of us can afford.

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Melania's Wardrobe
Posted:Jun 23, 2018 1:13 pm
Last Updated:Jul 22, 2018 7:7 pm
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She is finally wearing something that most of us can afford.

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Women's Worship Group, pro·phy·lac·tics & Fire Alarms
Posted:Jun 17, 2018 11:33 pm
Last Updated:Jun 19, 2018 4:02 am
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This weekend I was at a Quaker Gathering. Late evenings included a Women's Worship Sharing Group. We were staying in college dorm which I thought was awesome. I could slip into my Jammies, walk over to the worship group to the worship group down the hall, and crawl into the sack after the meeting.

The women were getting ready to begin the Worship Sharing when one woman noted a basket full of women's condoms. One woman opened a pack just to see what they looked like. I mentioned that I was tempted to send one to my supercilious Southern Baptist sister. I could mail it anonymously because we are in North Carolina while I live in West Virginia. The lady next to me offered to mail them from Tennessee.

They were strawberry and vanilla scented. The lady across the room, took one, and unfolded it, which was a square rubber sheet and decided to smell it. Gee, I wonder what it taste like so she took a taste.

"P*SSY!" our black outspoken friend responded. The lady turned beet red and ran out of the room. She came back in and we decided to get into some serious silent worship although there was giggling interrupting the silence.

Suddenly the Fire Alarm started blaring and we had to evacuate. I was in my Jammies. Oh Joy!!!! There was no fire. They think it was triggered by hair spray so all was well although my travelling partner's roommate slept through it.

The next morning, I was having breakfast with a kindred soul. Our black outspoken friend joined us. I mentioned that those pro·phy·lac·tics might work for girl on girl s*x but I am not sure how it would work with a man. "Men do that too!" our outspoken friend informed us. Dah! I don't have the history of being goodie two shoes but I remember plastic wrap being used for that purpose. Apparently someone decided to market that concept.

She asked if the Kindred Spirit and I had ever been hippies. I responded, that I've been a hippie, a biker chick and an exotic dancer but I didn't put it on my resume for the Clearing Committee. (A process we go through for membership) I am reasonable certain that the members in meeting know my background or have figured it out.

I am not a pious church lady type. There was a time when I thought that was what I had to be but my Higher Power had other ideas. I am more useful to my Higher Power being exactly who I am.


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Quilts, Quakers and Palestine
Posted:Jun 15, 2018 9:18 pm
Last Updated:Jun 17, 2018 4:56 pm
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This weekend I keeping company with the Quakers at our SAYMA (Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting Association) I had an opportunity to buy some Spices from a Palestinian Women's Fair Trade Outfit. Quakers have a tendency to support worthy causes.

The first time I attended a SAYMA Gathering, there was a table for creating Quilts Pieces for a project Honoring Palestinian Civilians killed in Dr*ne Attacks' There was a list of names and a hand full of pieces. I sat at the table and started making . I noticed that sewing was not required. There was fabric glue which expedited the process. So I made another and another . I kept making quilt pieces while everybody else was at the meeting. It's a hours meeting by the time they were d, I had made quilt pieces for all the names on the list.

The lady who set up the table walked up and her response was 'WOW!" I was happy for her success and wanted to remain anonymous. Professor B who is our meeting clerk (leader) knew what I had d but also understood, I didn't want it to be know that I made all the pieces.

So at our finally business meeting the next morning, She announced how please she was that all pieces were made and the list was completed. Would every grab the quilt that they made and hold it up for a picture.

That was a real dilemma. I didn't want that much attention in front of a crowd. It was my first yearly meeting and I was trying simply blend in. A few folks came forward. She finally requested that somebody, anybody grab a quilt piece for the picture.

We had a wonderful time at SAYMA, Southern Appalachian Yearly Meeting. We took the Dr Quilt Project with us and lots of Friends made blocks for future quilts. Each block is made in memory of an innocent civilian who is killed by a dr*ne strike. We gave a workshop on Conientious Objection, urging our youth to be prepared with documentation in case the draft is reinstated.


After that Yearly Meeting, I became an official Quaker and now I will be working on a project to promote Fair Trade among third world nations and places like Palestine. It's funny how the Creator gave me a glimpse of what was to come. It was all part of the plan.




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Meeting Houses and God Jar Adventures
Posted:Jun 4, 2018 12:35 am
Last Updated:Jun 15, 2018 8:34 pm
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I am sure that "Secular Minds" will come up with Scientific Reasoning. Que Sera Sera!!!!

Sunday, I was keeping company with the Religious Society of Friends and we started talking about buying or building a meeting house. Quakers don't call them Churches, they call them Meeting Houses. It's not called Meditation, it's called Silent Worship. We have been meeting in homes and the library for several years. Slowly but surely, we are growing. A permanent home would awesome.

We were brainstorming to find many different possibilities and scenarios. I told the group that I would write everything down, place it in my "God Jar" and pop a candle on top of it.

I first heard the story about a God Box in a 12 Step Meeting. I decided to give it a try but created a God Jar instead. The idea is to write down requests to God and it is always interesting to check it a few years later.

I shared about when I relocated to Ventura with my two boys. We were in a shelter and I had a life that needed rebuilding. I wrote down that I wanted to work at a County Hospital because I could not stand the values some of the staff at a previously hospital that I worked for. I wrote that I wanted it to be near an Episcopal Church and hopefully living there.

I took classes to update my skills and also took a journalism class. I suddenly realize that I wanted to work for the Star Free Press so I placed that in my God Jar.
I contacted a private employment and also the state employment agencies.

A few weeks later, I got a call from the private employment agency. They had a job for me at the Star Free Press. The lady thought I was nuts because I was laughing so hard on the phone. That job only lasted one day. There was no way that I could pick up my boys from Afterschool care and maintain that job at the same time. The following week, I got a call from the State Employment Agency. The job was at the County Hospital across from the Episcopal Church.

It was like my Higher Power telling me, I'll show you where you want to be and place you where you need to be. I worked for the hospital for seven months and transferred to Social Services as a Caseload Worker which stabilize my family.

Today, I pulled out what I placed in the God Jar in September of 2016, The results are interesting.


Prosperity for my boys. They are all doing well.

Resources to Travel Washington DC five times last year

Affordable Health and Car Insurance - Thank You OBAMA CARE!!!!!

Passport!!! NOT YET

Lose 40 pounds by January!!! Yeah Right!!!

Compatible Partner!!!! Do I REALLY need a relationship. I am too busy running from them.


Healed Relationship with sister. I am waiting on that one!


and ...…..one REALLY interesting one. Travel to Florida in FEBRUARY!!!! Two years later in February, I was on the Greyhound heading to St. Augustine, Florida.

God does tell me no but all the important ones seem to get answered

SO........... INTO THE GOD JAR GOES OUR FUTURE QUAKER MEETING HOUSE !!!




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A Liberal's Prospective on Big Pharm, Ambien Tweeting and Roseanne Barr
Posted:May 31, 2018 12:51 pm
Last Updated:Jun 2, 2018 8:40 pm
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“It was 2 in the morning and I was ambien tweeting quoted by Roseanne Barr

This is a medication to treat insomnia so the question is she should be sleeping instead of tweeting at 2 am in the morning. This drug is obviously not working very well. It seems like many drugs are created for customers rather than to patients. Of course, the pharmaceutical company defends their drug or are they defending their bottom line.

ago, I was dealing with work related anxiety. The doctor gave me a week off and preribed Trazad. I started having nightmares so my hubby took me to the doctor again. He preribed Alprazolam. Next I was having hallucinations. My hubby threw the medications away. Next I was shaking. My teeth were chattering. I was saying doing things that I would not normally say or do. It almost broke up my marriage.

So do I believe that Ambien could be responsible for Roseanne Barr's crazy tweets at 2 in the morning? ABSOLUTELY!

It is sad when we expect doctors to us and the medications that they preribe do more damage than good. Last year, I was diagnosed with arrhythmia. The cardiologist preribed a medication that landed me in the hospital. I really don't have a whole lot of trust in doctors or pharmaceuticals.

I made it clear to the cardiologist that I would be taking that overpriced rat poison so he suggested aspirin. That works for me. I saw my main doctor last week. The blood test indicated the hemoglobin count was a tad bit low but not in the danger z. Her suggestion was Molasses. Maybe we are finally on the same page. Don't give me a stupid pill. I will respond better to a suggested lifestyle change.

Ambien is overpriced rattlesnake oil. I hope Roseanne Barr sues the Pharmaceutical Company and wins.

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Is Racism the New McCarthyism?
Posted:May 30, 2018 12:21 pm
Last Updated:Jun 20, 2018 9:07 am
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When Obama won the election, a 22 year old woman wrote on her FC

“Another 4 years of this (N-word),” Helms wrote on her Facebook Tuesday night. “Maybe he will get assassinated this term.”

News keeps getting worse for Denise Helms, the 22-year-old California woman whose racist, threatening FB status about President Barack Obama went viral this week. Helms has since been FIRED from her job at a Turlock, Calif., Cold Stone Creamery, and the Secret Service is now looking into her comments

Last year Trump won the election ' A West Virginia grant writer writes on her fb statie

Taylor wrote: "It will be so refreshing to have a classy, beautiful, dignified First Lady back in the White House. I'm tired of seeing a Ape in heels (sic)."
Beverly Whaling, the mayor of Clay, responded on Facebook by saying: "Just made my day Pam."

The grant writer was FIRED and the mayor RESIGNED.

Now we have Roseanne . "Roseanne" -- the breakout hit of 2018 -- has gotten the axe just hours after Roseanne posted a tweet about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett, saying, "Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes." This action hurt the people employed by the show more than it did Roseanne Barr. She can survive the loss of income from the show. The people surrounding her will struggle more because of job loss.

Personally, I have never watched Roseanne but would not be surprised if she has an audience who think she does. Once she and her new hubby described themselves as "White Trash with MONEY!!!" Wouldn't it be more practical to keep the show and wait to see if the ratings go down.

I certainly don't call people "APES" no matter what color they are but I have been called a racist. One woman was ranting about the evils of white people and how they were all against her. She was also utilizing her 3 percent Native American Heritage to rant about how the bad white people stole her land. Dah! I also have blended heritage including Native American but it is the predominantly European heritage that shows up on my skin. I could use this as an excuse to rant about the evil dominant white society. I simply question the possibility that she might be playing the race card which began a tirade of all kinds of name-calling and accusations of racism. The way it worked out is that if I even question this woman no matter how insulting she is, I am declared the racist.

My response was to simply walk away and let her spin. I don't have to defend who I am nor do I have to accept someone else's label on me.


ANSWER NOT A FOOL TO HIS OWN FOLLY!!!

I am certain that equally unflattering things are said about TRUMP and Melania because of his Orange Skin and her European Accent.

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Old B/F's, Arlington/RiversideCemetery&Columbarium for Veterans
Posted:May 29, 2018 7:17 pm
Last Updated:May 30, 2018 6:29 pm
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I was on Ancestry checking out old b/f's. The mortal remains of the first man I ever got drunk over resides in Arlington National Cemetary while the mortal remains of the man that I stayed sober in spite of resides in Riverside National Cemetary.

My research revealed that the cremated remains of veterans often remain on shelves for "a while" until a place is built to put them. I have visited Mr. McC's Columbarium in Arlington Cemetary but it is highly unlikely that I will fly to California to visit Mr. O's Columbarium in Riverside National Cemetary.

My first inclination was to kick Mr. McC's tombstone (only joking) but he was in a shelve too high on the columbarium thus not a practical venture. So I took his picture, left him some flowers and talked to him about our parachuting adventures before visiting the rest of the cemetery. He was a Korean War Veteran.

Poor Mr. O, he sat on a shelve for quite a few years before a columbarium was built for him. He was disenfranchised from his children with the exception of his oldest son and nobody wanted to claim Mr. O so he was at the mercy of the veterans. His oldest son asked his aunt for money to cremate him. Her response was that he was already cremated. He died in a house fire. Ironically, my older son who is also Mr. O's son would have covered the expenses.

I asked my son how Mr. O made it out of the Military with a 2nd Class Private Ranking. Did he even make it out of boot camp. My son suggested that perhaps he was drafted. They get in and out of the military quickly. My intuition tells me that there is a story behind his humble ranking but luckily the Veterans took him when no one else would.

My father on the other hand, started his military career in Korea and ended it in Vietnam. He is Sergeant Dad.




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Left GOOD< right BAD.......OR VISA VERSA!!!
Posted:May 26, 2018 12:00 am
Last Updated:May 29, 2018 6:21 am
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Earlier this week, I picked my youngest son up at the Airport in Roanoke, Virginia. He had gone to a family reunion in Washington State. We were heading back to West Virginia and he mentioned "I sure do come from a family of TRUMP LOVERS!!!

A few years ago when we were both working at the State Fair, we had lunch together and I told him "If you vote for Trump, " I am kicking your azzzzzzzz!" He replied "Too bad! I ALREADY voted for Trump TWICE!!!! Do you think I would vote for that feminazi?"

Okay! Should I toss my son into a basket with the rest of the deplorables. Naw! I remember when I defied my parents and voted for Nixon. I even worked in his campaign as a NIxonette.

I prefer that my adult sons make their own independent decisions without Mom dictating everything to them. I respect my son's choices even if they are not my choices. We survived Nixon and we will survive Trump. Usually, if the one we vote for win, he/she is not as great as we anticipated or the one that we didn't vote for bad as we anticipated.

Extremism on either side is problematic. Most of us fall into the middle leaning to the right or left. It is possible to hate war but love the soldier, support gay marriage but respect a minister's 1st Amendment Rights. We really don't have to get ugly, mean or hateful if someone else has a different prospective. We all want financial security, medical care, safety and for our kids to have the American Dream.


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