Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wow! I Just Got Notice of My Social Security Cost Of Living Increase for 2017!

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I just received the notice for amount of my Social Security increase for 2017. I got a 0.03% cost of living raise for 2017! I feel like I won the lottery! Wait a minute. The total increase was wiped out by the increase in the Part B premium increase! That's not a cost of living increase for me, it's a cost of living increase for the insurance. What a ripoff? And that moron, Speaker of the House Ryan wants to eliminate Social Security and Medicare. Any bets he will ask for a cost of living increase for himself and millionaire buddies?

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Down, But Not Out

I promised myself that I wouldn't continue this blog by responding to everything that occurred during the past election. But things have changed. I like many others was shocked by the outcome. I could not believe how utterly stupid, ignorant and racist my fellow Americans were! I should have known by the number of Trump signs I observed prominently displayed in the yards of numerous run down shacks dotting the rural areas as I traveled the area. I can't say that all of Trump's supporters were ignorant and uneducated, but most of them were. I have pointed out to a few people I know who voted for Trump that he and especially Pence wanted to repeal same sex marriages and women would be denied birth control. They either said they didn't know that or it wasn't true. How stupid can you be? These people actually voted for someone without learning what they stood for! When I told them that my marriage could be dissolved and I would lose many rights they looked dumbfounded! I told them they voted to take away my rights and I can't forgive them!

I don't want to go on and on about Trump and the morons who supported him. I have to dwell on the present. I have to deal with my fears and uncertainty about the legality of my marriage, my civil rights and my Medicare and Social Security. I am so happy that I live in New York State. The taxes may be a bit high but at least I don't have to worry about what my friends and colleagues in the glorious South have to worry about!  I not only worry about myself and my husband, but I also worry about my friends who are Black, Hispanics, immigrants,  Muslims, handicapped or just plain different. As a student of history I cannot help but see the similarities between now and the rise of Hitler in Germany. I have heard many Americans say time after time "how  did the German citizens stand by an allow Hitler to do what he did?".  Well he was elected and no one did a thing! Not even the opposition party! Now Trump has been elected and there's nothing we can do. The Republicans, who now run the Congress and the Senate are afraid of Trump and they haven't got the balls to stand up to him. Many people say that Trump will be inevitably impeached. How can that happen if the Republicans cower in fear in his presence? He has 4 years to bully Congress and the Senate and force his racist and hateful agenda on a once proud country! At this point in time I really don't feel the Democrats have the balls to stand up to him either. I'll just have to wait and see.

I am slowly coming out of my despair, but I am still fearful and deeply disappointed in and embarrassed by my country. Up until November 8, 2016 the world looked to the USA as a beacon of hope and tolerance, for our acceptance of those who are different. We were a place where anyone, regardless of faith and race could make a successful life for themselves, if they worked hard.  Our reverent and famed Statue of Liberty has been replaced by a white robed and hooded figure yielding a noose and a gun with the words "Make America Great Again"!

I originally started this blog to share my opinion and also to hopefully make money from it. Well I will never make enough money to buy myself a decent dinner, but the blog is paid for another year so I guess I will continue writing. The contents may not always be about politics as I will write about what I am feeling. I just feel that until Trump is defeated I have to have some platform to vent my feelings, or else I will go crazy. I am not giving up. I am going to continue to voice my opinion and fight for what I believe.  The only difference is that last month I could blog without a worry, but now I have to look over my shoulder to see if Trump or his minions are watching! I am sorry if someone reads this and wants to make comments. I don't allow them because I don't want to argue with stupid, as I have tried to do before. If anyone reads my blog I will feel happy and flattered. If no one does, at least I have vented and I feel better about myself.
To be continued. Hopefully.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

I Can't Keep Quiet Any Longer!

It's been about six months since I have posted anything here, as I was really fed up with the presidential election, even before it got into full swing. I am so disgusted by the campaign that I feel I have to blow off some steam. Even though I realize that very few people read this blog, I will feel better about doing it.

First of all I would like to say something about Clinton's remark about 50% of Trump supporters being deplorable.  That's disgusting. It's more like 80%!

Whenever I speak with a Trump supporter I find that they receive all of their information regarding Trump from FOX news. They NEVER listen to any other source of news on the campaign other than FOX!  This is scary because there is a great deal of news out there about just how racist and dishonest Trump is, but his supporters refuse to listen to other opinions. Most of them don't read magazines or newspapers either so there is no way they can be enlightened. There is no use in using the facts when trying to discuss Clinton versus Trump. The truth falls on deaf ears with Trump supporters.

To be continued.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Germany 1939 and USA 2016, Is History Repeating Itself?

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Neujahrsansprache - Adolf Hitler 1942

I haven't been posting anything lately about the campaigns for the Democratic and Republican nominations for the 2016 presidential elections, mainly because I am so disgusted with American politics today. I am shocked and embarrassed by the degenerate nature of the GOP candidates and their debates. They have denigrated the office of the President as well as the current sitting president. Their vulgarity and potty mouth language is unacceptable in any civilized society and is a total embarrassment to the GOP and the entire country. For a party that touts their "family values" this behavior should not be witnessed by families with children or any civilized adult.

It's no surprise that there are large number of racists and bigots in this country hiding just beneath the surface, but their voices have been subdued by those educated individuals possessing more common sense and higher moral standards.  Unfortunately, the voices of hate have found a leader in Donald Trump, who has allowed them to come out of the muck and mire and join his political movement. He has given the racists and bigots of this country a platform to espouse their hate. A student of history cannot watch his rallies, replete with a majority of uneducated low life and foul mouthed supporters, without looking back and seeing throngs of Hitler supporters giving the Nazi salute in response to their leaders loud vitriol!  During Hitler's time the targets were Jews, but his time around the targets are Hispanics, Blacks, gays, immigrants and religious minorities. In other words anyone who is different.

The other candidates of the Republican party are not much better. They all are doing their best to demonize anyone who is not white, heterosexual, male, rich or Christian. It is sickening to see all of the candidates pander to the so called "evangelicals". Evangelicals are just a religious sounding name to describe racists, bigots and hate mongers.  They are by no means Christian, as proven by their strong support of Trump, who is as far from being a Christian, with his actions and lifestyle.

I have lost all respect for the Republican party because of their choices of candidates. In each of their candidates I can only see people who want to take my rights away and force their archaic religious views down the throats of me and all Americans. Are the American people so stupid and ignorant that they cannot see that what the GOP candidates want are exactly what ISIS wants? It's time to wake up America and be Americans!

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