A Little Dab of This & A Little Dash of That

Friday, November 4, 2016


Chicago Cubs win World Series for first time in 108 years!

     Wednesday night, at approximately 11:24 PM CST, history was made.  The Chicago Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians, in the 10th inning, of the 7th game, after a rain delay, 8-7, in what is being touted as one of, if not the best game ever!

     108 years.  
     If that is not the definition of patience; I don't know what is.

   Congratulations Chicago!

It's been a long time coming.

We have less than one week to go.

Oh, and by the way, I voted today.  So, DONE.

But just a couple of things I'd like to share.

     Donald Trump says he's about CHANGE.  Two  changes I've heard of from him and Pence, is overturning Roe V. Wade, overturning the ACA, and overturning marriage equality.  That's not change I like, want, or need.  Next.

     I honestly don't get being for Trump.  Unless you're so rich that whatever craziness ensues, or by his tax ideas, you'll be either unaffected or will benefit even more from.  Then again, with Clinton's desire to have the wealthy pay their fair share, here's the thing: YOU'RE STILL GOING TO BE RICH AS HELL.  Also, with her plans of raising the minimum wage, pay equality, there will be more people who will be able to buy more shtuff, that the wealthy have become rich from. 

     There are too many people; whether they're blacks that were discriminated against via Trump's residences; some 3000+ court cases of people different ethnicities and genders, who did work for Trump and were not paid, or lost out through Trump University; then the 10+ women who've brought allegations of inappropriate touching; all of them to varying degrees have been preyed upon by Trump.  Largely he denies most of these allegations.  We're talking more than 3000 cases.  

     Now, imagine.  Have you ever been bamboozled?  Have you ever been inappropriately grabbed by a stranger?  Have you ever been overcharged for something?  Then someone denies it happened, or belittles you, and looks at you like you're the one making a big deal out of nothing.  Get over it. 
     Remember?  The sick nauseous rock in your stomach; making you wonder how people can go that low.  Making you cynical.  After a few of these experiences, you look at yourself as realistic

     So to me, the election of Donald Trump would be a slap in the face to all who've known anything resembling a dehumanizing experience. 

     On the morning of the last debate Republican strategist/analyst Nicole Wallace interviewed five, Ohioan Millennial moms on the TODAY show.  In a clip, I saw that the woman to the far left was still undecided, the second from the right, voting for Trump, and remaining three were voting for Clinton.  The woman voting for Trump, I saw in a  clip that I could not find again, expressed that despite her thinking that Trump needed to present himself as "humble" and "admit he's done some bad things"; she felt that he would protect her religious freedoms.  Hillary was a lost cause to her.  I love (sarcasm) how despite Hillary's a lost cause, despite sitting in an 11 hour hearing, and complying with 7-8(?) investigations in Benghazi; despite learning nothing other than she's not tech savvy from the emails- this woman's judgement of her is set.  Yet a man who's spent the last 30+ years making a name for himself by saying offensive things in books, interviews, and rallies; and has 3000+ allegations against him; HE GETS ANOTHER CHANCE TO IMPROVE HER OPINION; because HE'S THE ONE WHO'LL PROTECT HER RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS. 

     Would someone kindly explain to me what the hell religious freedoms means?  Because I was under the impression that it meant, that no matter whether you worship God, Allah, Buddha, the Goddess, Yoda, yourself, nobody, America was the place for you.

     Saw a man being interviewed who had voted for President Obama in 2008, 2012, and was voting for Trump.  Because things weren't better, and he felt that 8 years in that direct was enough of a chance, so now it's time to give the Republicans a shot.  Golly I wish they'd get the names of all the Jack and Jill's that they interview, and if need be, are able to reinterview the same folks in 5 years. 

     So, in closing, again I'd like to talk about patience. 

     Based on how bad it all was in 2008, I remember hearing more than one economist say that if lucky, getting on the right track and getting America back to a somewhat restored economy might take as little as 20 years.  We were that f*&#ed.  And it's only been eight years.  With a Democratic president and Republicans that aimed at limiting to Obama to four years, stopping what they could and aimed at overturning everything else.  Remind me, how many days off have had?  Not including the shutdown and the near shutdown? All at the cost of the American people.

Why can't we apply a little of that realism to time? 

You've no doubt seen my image of Susan B. Anthony:

     But despite living long lives, she, Elizabeth Cady Staton, Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Lucy Stone, and so many other Suffragettes, never saw the right to vote.  Yet they fought for the cause their entire lives.  If you haven't seen Suffragette, or Iron Jawed Angels, NOW'S THE TIME. 

     Richard and Mildred Loving were not the first interracial couple to fall in love.  
     Think, how many people fell in love with the same gender before it was even safe for them to walk down the street hand in hand; much less obtain a marriage license. 
      Think about all the civil rights fighters that have passed, and have never seen even the progress that's been made.  Think about the fighters like Rep. John Lewis, who's marched, been beaten, and still keeps going.  The man is 76 years old. 

      The point is, patience is required.  As is diligence.  What choice did they have?  What choice do we?

      Because until everything is equal, it's not.
      Till everything is all right; it's not. 

Think about it.

Check out this POLITICO article: "What It Took."

Again, think about it. 

Have a great weekend.

   Go Cubs!

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