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Separation's Journal
Separation's Journal
December 1, 2018

Anyone know who Gov. Rick Scott replaced Brenda Snipes with?


It's interesting, he appointed Enterprise Florida president and CEO Peter Antonacci, who will be in charge until the 2020 election. Big suprise there.

Anyone else know anything about this guy?
December 1, 2018

I'd like to shout out to my home at heart Alaska

And all my DU friends that live there. I've lived in and out of Alaska for 15 years. So I know the dangers and repercussions of earthquakes, especially during winter & tsunami scare.

I hope all of yall are, warm, and safe and sound.

November 30, 2018

Thursday Night Massacre?

To soon? God I hope not.

November 14, 2018

The case for Pelosi to become leader again.

Any nonsense of her age is just that, nonsense. In the the past few months she has been on the campaign trail raising millions of dollars for the Democrats war chest. She has also campaigned for countless Democrats up for reelection or election. She has done all this IN SPITE of her age. I can only hope that when, or if I get to her age. That if I could even match %5 of what she has done for this victory, and make no doubt, this is her victory (obviously she didnt do this on her own) .

I'd like to hear from the people who dont think she should be Speaker and the case against it. I dont think it is against the TOS here to discuss the pros (which camp I obviously am in)and the cons of being the next House Leader.

November 12, 2018

The Greatest Generation

I know there can at times be negative connotations about the phrase Greatest Generation in regards to racism and other issues of the time.

I just would like to make a post to The Greatest Generation. Any blockbusters major action movie have tales that pale in the comparison to the men and women who fought the last centuries greatest villian, Adolf Hitler.

There are the tales of African Americans breaking boundaries in the true stories of the Red Tails, to the Japanese that fought in Italy to prove their loyalty to the United States. There are countless stories of French Resistance being put to death by firing squads of the Nazi Regime, to other heroics like escorting dozens of downed Allied Aircrew back to friendly lines.The movie storyline, "I showed a picture of my girl Betty Jean" and is then shot immediately following that are all based in tales of honor, courage, and at times during an all out war on humanity, to tales of compassion that would only seem to have been made up in the movies.

I salute you.

November 8, 2018

If any of ya believe in prayer, good vibes, whatever

Please send them to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she has had a nasty fall last night and is in the hospital.


November 8, 2018

So, about that Sessions "Resignations"

The Vacancy Reform Act bars Trump’s installation of the unconfirmed Matt Whitaker to act as attorney general to control Robert Mueller unless Sessions truly “resigned” rather than being fired. A federal district court could be asked to see through the ruse and hold he was fired.

November 7, 2018

So I would like to write a book with somebody about the midterm elections

There has been such coverage about the 2018 midterm, that goes from, small town racist clerk in Rowan County, Ky. all the way up to National coverage of Beto in Texas. Just send me a pm.

November 1, 2018

You are correct, dont back down from your statement!

Until this country has a frank discussion with itself and how to deal with systemic institutional racism, we will not be in a better country. People will forget how mad they got, but the Republicans won't. They will just put this setback into their playbook and come back with another message. Make no mistake, Republicans and their list of policies are racist, homophobic, & misogynistic. It's just when George Bush did it, he did it with a smile and people called him a Compassionate Conservative.

November 1, 2018

Trump didnt start this racist rhetoric, America was built upon it.

Make no mistake, Trump is riding on a wave that has been in this country since the first Europeans landed in this country 500 years ago. This country had a chance after the Revolutionary War to make things right when they wrote out, "All men are created equally." This country was built on the backs of African Americans, Natives, and other People of Color. The very first settlers here would have died from starvation and disease if not for the Natives.

Then the country went to war over slavery, but it did not address the racism. All that did was bury the hate and contempt that certain white people had for POC. It brought about the KKK, lynching, Jim Crow law, and anything else to keep AA's and other POC down just a bit further than the lowliest living white person. The West would never have been conquered if not for Native guides and the thousands of Chinese that literally put their lives into building the railroads. They were repaid by the Indian War, forced resettlements, and forced to adopt Anglo-Christian lifestyles. Sometimes completely wiping out a persons link to their past.

In the 1940's, the second World War was fought in Europe and the world learned about a terrible crime perpetrated by not just the German Nazis, but it was also condoned by silence by millions. Even the US turned away a cargo liner full of Jews full of other Untermenschen. Yet millions of African Americans, Japanese Americans, and Navajos signed up to defend the country that has treated them like garbage if only to show the rest of white American that they too, were good enough and to try and earn a place beside them. These brave Americans had to fight harder, sometimes against the very people they were fighting alongside, and upon there return, they were lynched, forgotten, and ignored.

During the 1960's, Civil Rights and desegregation laws were enacted, but the underlying racism was still not addressed. The country saw Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, and other cities burn because the minorities that lived there were still being lynched, framed, beaten, still kept back by racist cops, banks, city officials, and others that had the power to make things right. In 1991, White America while eating dinner saw an African American beaten worse than a dog by the L.A.P.D. and then a few months later saw those officers get away with it. Within 24 hours Los Angeles burned again.

Finally, an African American gets elected, and many people thought, "This is it, America has finally dealt with her racism." But it wasn't and not by a long shot. The underlying, hidden sometimes racism started to bubble up from underneath. We started to see images of the President being lynched, the comments about his wife and children. White America learned a new phrase, "Driving while black". With the increase of cell phones, white America started to get a true glimpse into everyday life of the very ugly and racist belly of America. Thousands of videos showing African American and other POC being abused by the police, pregnant women being harassed by white men, children being harassed for nothing more than swimming in a pool. The election of our first African American did not cure racism in America because racism has never been truly addressed.

Finally, Donald Trump was elected, and millions of racist Americans got to see the most powerful man in the free world make comments that crossed the line. Just because you don't say the "N" word out in public or on tape, it doesn't NOT make you a racist. He gave comforting words to the Proud Boys in Charlottesville when a peaceful counter-protester was murdered by a racist. He has called thousands of refugees, "dangerous people", called them an invading armada. He has called African countries shitholes, and that those people want to come here and make this a shithole. He is currently trying to make America a whiter place to live.

I am not saying that Donald Trump shouldn't be labeled a racist, he most certainly is. However, if and when Donald Trump is removed from office and he has been relegated to but an ugly memory of American history. If the true crux of the problem has not been addressed as a nation, I fear that in the future we will only see an ugly pattern of racist behavior continue and possibly only get worse.

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Proudly retired from the military, Marine Corps & Coast Guard. Now spending much deserved time with my two children who I love with all my heart, and my wife who I am not complete without her.
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