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I don’t know who originally wrote this or I’d give credit where credit is due.  It was anonymous when I received it as an email forward from a friend.  I generally don’t use email forwards but this is not only telling of current societal and cultural issues but also sad and unfortunately right on the mark for many that are your basic salt-of-the-earth citizens.

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I USED TO THINK I WAS JUST A REGULAR GUY, BUT …

 

I used to think I was just a regular guy, but …..

I was born white, which now, whether I like it or not, makes me a racist.

I am a fiscal and moral conservative, which by today’s standards, makes me a fascist.

I am heterosexual, which according to gay folks, now makes me a homophobic.

I am non-union, which makes me a traitor to the working class and an ally of big business.

I am a Christian, which now labels me as an infidel.

I believe in the 2nd Amendment, which now makes me a member of the vast gun lobby.

I am older than 60, which makes me a bit less than I used to be.

I think and I reason, therefore I doubt much that the main stream media tells me, which must make me a reactionary.

I am proud of my heritage and our inclusive American culture, which makes me a xenophobe.

I value my safety and that of my family and I appreciate the police and the legal system, which makes me a right-wing extremist.

I believe in hard work, fair play, and fair compensation according to each individual’s merits, which today makes me an anti-socialist.

I believe in the defense and protection of the homeland for and by all citizens, which now makes me a militant.

Recently, a sick old woman called me and my friends “a basket of deplorables”.

I need to thank all my friends for sticking with me through these abrupt, newfound challenges in my life and my thinking!

I just can’t imagine or understand what’s happened to me so quickly!

Funny . . . it’s all just taken place over the last 8 years!

And if all this crap wasn’t enough to deal with, I’m now afraid to go into either restroom!

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The excerpt below was sent to me by a friend.  I share for 5 reasons:

 

  1. I live in California.
  2. I am a SMART woman, at least in my not-so-humble opinion.
  3. I have never voted for Dianne Frankenstein and never will.
  4. Yes, California seems to have a penchant for electing obnoxious and totally foolish women.
  5. My husband is from Maine (note the reference to Maine below).

 

Therefore … I offer the below idiocy.

 
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Quote of the day by “Dianne Feinstein”:

 

Dianne Feinstein:  “All vets are mentally “ill” in some way and government should prevent them from owning firearms.”

 

Yep, she really said it in a meeting in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee … and the quote below from the LA Times is priceless.  Sometimes even the L.A. Times gets it right.

 

Kurt Nimmo:  “Senator Feinstein insults all U.S. Veterans as she flays about in a vain attempt to save her anti-firearms bill.”

 

Quote of the Day from the Los Angeles Times:

 

“Frankly, I don’t know what it is about California , but we seem to have a strange urge to elect really obnoxious women to high office.  I’m not bragging, you understand, but no other state, including  Maine, even comes close.  When it comes to sending left-wing dingbats to Washington, we’re Number One.  There’s no getting around the fact that the last time anyone saw the likes of Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi, they were stirring a cauldron when the curtain went up on ‘Macbeth’.  The four of them are like jackasses who happen to possess the gift of blab.

You don’t know if you should condemn them for their stupidity or simply marvel at their ability to form words.”

Columnist Burt Prelutsky, Los Angeles Times

 

 

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I actually agree with the LA Times for a change.  That’s all I have to offer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Today on Capitol Mall in Sacramento, I was truly honored to take my lunch so that I could watch the “Sacramento Hometown Heroes” Parade honoring Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone, the 3 gentlemen that averted a massacre in Paris, as well as to honor those that were lost 14 years ago in the 9-11 attack in New York City on the Twin Towers.

The French Consul General rode in the parade also. Del Campo High School and Sacramento State University bands played.  The CHP, the Sheriff Department, and the City Police all rode in the parade, as well as numerous members of the military.  The Sacramento Blue Star Moms also marched.  I salute my friend, Shawna Hill Fenison, one of the Gold Star Moms, and her beloved late son, PFC Ryan Hill.

I was proud to be in attendance.  It gave me chills.  I am proud of these 3 fine young men as well as the men and women who give so much to protect our country.

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Don’t let your freedoms be taken away by the minority elites through your complacency. 
  
“Saturday In The Park” … by Chicago 

Saturday in the park,

I think it was the Fourth of July!

Saturday in the park,

I think it was the Fourth of July!

People dancing, people laughing!

A man selling ice cream

Singing Italian songs!

Can you dig it?  Yes, I can!

And I’ve been waiting such a long time

For Saturday,

Saturday in the park!

You’d think it was the Fourth of July!

Saturday in the park,

You’d think it was the Fourth of July!

People talking, really smiling!

A man playing guitar

Singing for us all!

Will you help him change the world?

Can you dig it?  Yes,I can!

And I’ve been waiting such a long time

For today!

Slow motion riders fly the colours of the day.

A bronze man still can tell stories his own way.

Listen, children all is not lost,

All is not lost. 

Funny days in the park,

Every day’s the Fourth of July!

Funny days in the park,

Every day’s the Fourth of July!

People reaching, people touching

A real celebration

Waiting for us all,

If we want it, really want it!

Can you dig it?  Yes, I can!

And I’ve been waiting such a long time

For the day!

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Celebrate!!!!!!!!
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I’ve said this before, but I work in the government sector.  It’s not particularly my choice, but with the economy of the past few years and the crushing taxes put on private businesses, it’s what was paying the bills as we struggled to build our own private business.  I was tired of being laid off from “company jobs”.  After that happening 3 times in 5 years, I decided that I would work on my own business dream while holding down a government job.

Don’t get me wrong … I’m grateful that I have work.  I know that I do it well and I do it with care, offering good service to the State of California taxpayers.  However, the mentality of the majority of people that work in government jobs never ceases to not only amaze me but also to appall me.

Government agencies, in my maybe not-so-humble opinion, are bloated and supervisor-heavy.  Everyone wants a title.  No one wants to actually work.  Therefore, the vast majority of “managers” in government do not know how to manage work or supervise people.  They “manage by committee” and that mentality is ridiculous because no one knows how to make a decision.  Additionally, the majority of them attempt to squelch any initiative or ingenuity.  Everyone is expected to march in lock-step, so that when someone tries to take initiative or when they don’t fit into their little box (or is it “prison cell”) that they’re supposed to occupy or when something goes wrong with whatever program is being implemented, the workers (they’re the ones that are not part of the management “in club”) get thrown figuratively under the bus.  That mentality goes all the way up to the idiot White House Occupier, BO, who throws anyone under the bus he can, attempting to not take any blame for anything.



  


This of course happened to me very recently.  I took some initiative as instructed by management and was later batted down for it.  The problem for them with doing something like that to me … and with me in particular overall … is that I do not fit into their little box.  I have too many prickly edges to fit in a box.  Since I was little, I never adhered to the rule of there being a box that I was supposed to fit into.  If I was ever told that, I took whatever was handy to said box and knocked the box down.


  



So anyway, someone at my job tried to throw me under the bus.


  

Guess what?  They will feel the consequences.



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It’s interesting to me that people talk about “bullying” like it’s a new thing.  It’s not.  It’s been going on since Adam & Eve.  Didn’t their son, Cain, kill his brother, Abel?  Didn’t Joseph’s brothers despise and bully him, because they felt he was favored by his father and then sell him into slavery?  Didn’t Hitler bully the Jews?  Isn’t ISIS bullying Christians and Jews?

 

Therefore, when I hear about people trying to “eradicate bullying”, it makes me wonder how they can be so naïve.  They act like it’s a new thing.

 

Everyone at work today was talking about how Charlotte McKinney, the beautiful model that is now competing on this season’s Dancing With The Stars, indicated she was bullied when she was younger.  I didn’t see it, but they’re all amazed by it.  Quite honestly, I’m not really.  I guess I’m not, because ALL of us have encountered our share of bullies that try to put us down or treat us badly or get us to go their way or whatever.


I’ve spoken about this before, most notably in a blogpost I posted 2½ years ago titled “Cliques & Sheeple” … 


https://5ringlife.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/cliques-sheeple/



Bullying is just another form of “Cliques”, and the bullies want you to know that you are not part of theirs, and they want to make you feel less because of it.  They want you to bow down and pay homage to them.

 

I can say I was “bullied” as a child (& I was) and have everyone go “aww … poor you” and feel pity and sympathy for me, but that’s not my point.  My point is … yes, I was bullied … and no, it’s not a new thing.  I simply learned to get past it and to not let the bully get the upper hand. 


We have all been bullied in one way or another at some point.  I was a tall, gangly, freckled, red-haired, “smart” girl that wore glasses and that was always “the new kid” from moving around with my family when I was younger.  I didn’t much care if I fit in or not.  I’m sure you get the idea what sorts of things were said to me and about me.  It wasn’t pretty.  My point with all of this is, however, that my parents raised me to believe in myself and to believe that I had something to offer and to ignore the nay-sayers and stick with my principles and with those who loved me for who I am.  Apparently Ms McKinney has also, and, for that, I am proud of her.  She didn’t give in, like the bullies would want. 

 

Did the past words and comments made to and about me hurt?  Of course they did, but I learned that only I could control what I felt about myself and only I could control how I treated other people and only I could control how I responded to what was said.  I learned how to protect and stand up for myself.

 

We’d all like to think that bullying ends when we become adults … but it doesn’t … as is evidenced by people killing other people because they don’t look right or believe like they do or fit into the crowd.  It won’t either.  It’s unfortunately one of the baser human instincts to try to belittle someone else, thereby (in theory at least) making the bully superior to them.  It doesn’t work, but that’s an entirely different topic.

 

Now, don’t get me wrong.  I do not feel it’s right to bully, nor do I feel we should do nothing against those that do.  What is important is to make people aware that there are in fact bullies in this world to whom they need to stand up, even when they (again … in theory) are supposed to be “protectors” (and I can name a few major political bullies in the USA right now … both male and female … that *in theory again* should be protecting our form of government and our people but instead are busy attempting to bully the populace into submission).


Bullying and attempted bullying will not stop.  It’s gone on throughout history.  However, those of us that can and do recognize it for what it is need to stand up against it, get the upper hand back from said bullies, and DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

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A very wise friend stated the below comment recently and, while I know the sentiment has been around a while, and while I have definitely heard it before, I want to reiterate it as the thugs and goons in Washington DC try to take away my 2nd Amendment RIGHT.

“The best offense is a strong defense.”

 


 


 

 

 

Yes. 

“The best offense is using a strong defense.”

Remember that.

 

 

 

The best offense is a strong defense.

So … with that … I offer the below … and wish to state to BO and his gang of cronies and thugs the following:

1.       You aren’t *MY* president because you don’t love and PROTECT this country and her citizen’s rights. 

2.       You don’t seem to understand the Constitution as much as you like to say you do.

3.       This is my 2nd Amendment RIGHT. It’s not a gift. It’s a RIGHT.

 PERIOD

(By the way … my stating “PERIOD” means something.  Roy and I are quite well aware that your stating that means absolutely positively NOTHING.  When you state “period”, it means the “period” followed an outright LIE.)

 

 

The best offense is a strong defense.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BEST OFFENSE

IS

A STRONG DEFENSE.

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