The first song my mother ever taught me:
March along, sing our song, with the Army of the free
Count the brave, count the true, who have fought to victory
Were the Army and proud of our name
Were the Army and proudly proclaim
First to fight for the right,
And to build the Nations might,
And the Army Goes Rolling Along
Proud of all we have done,
Fighting till the battles won,
And the Army Goes Rolling Along.
Then its Hi! Hi! Hey!
The Armys on its way.
Count off the cadence loud and strong (TWO! THREE!)
For where eer we go,
You will always know
That The Army Goes Rolling Along.
Valley Forge, Custers ranks,
San Juan Hill and Pattons tanks,1
And the Army went rolling along
Minute men, from the start,
Always fighting from the heart,
And the Army keeps rolling along.
Men in rags, men who froze,
Still that Army met its foes,
And the Army went rolling along.
Faith in God, then were right,
And well fight with all our might,
As the Army keeps rolling along.
Separating children from their parents and putting them in jail just because they're brown is a crime against humanity under international law. The penalty for that is 30 years in prison.
As we prepare to vote for President, just remember who did that and how shameful it is that we tolerated it. No, I don't know how to fix it except to vote for Biden/Harris. A vote for Biden is a vote against children in cages, some of whom will never recover from the experience. How awful it is that our country, Home of the Brave, did this.
I want my country back so we can fix it up better, stronger, and with honor. We need to find our way.
Our duty is to vote the bastards out of office. That's a clear duty under our political system. That little "I voted" sticker is a badge of honor. Get your own in November.
We are called upon to multitask like crazy this year. We don't dare to neglect anything that even might hint at getting rid of Donald Trump.
First, we have to turn out and vote. Every. last. one. of. us. If we don't make a massive effort, we will not see the picture that we need to clarify what is happening to us.
But, it's not enough. Even though we might prevail to the tune of millions and millions of popular votes, the only thing that matters is the Electoral College. Those selected members of the EC are who really elect our next President. So, while all this maelstrom of events, verbiage, violence, and general nastiness is happening to us, the only thing that matters is this Electoral College, and what they are going to do.
Some states made laws that will now prevent the Electors from changing how they vote from the will of the people to their own beliefs. There are penalties that they can suffer. Sure. But, I have heard that the States, might consider replacing all the Electors with people that will vote for Trump. So, even though we might have literally millions and millions of votes over and above for Joe Biden, the EC can still deliver the election to Trump. Those EC votes are crucial.
A lot depends on their will for bravery and duty. I remember praying that some of them would deliver us from Trump, but they didn't. There were only one or two "faithless" Electors. The rest fell in line, and there is not a deep argument that they should not have voted how their population wanted them to, only that they held the election in their hands.
I do not think that Trump will leave, certainly not in a straight forward "I lost" kind of way. He's gonna do a scam. We have to be ready with Plan B.
This could get ugly. Don't be distracted by all this sh*t happening. Plan A is to vote with all your heart and soul. Plan B is going to end up being marching in the streets. Get ready.
If we wake up the day after with Biden as President, it will all be a big joke. But, so far what we've seen is not. This is not normal. Donald Trump is a dictator who is not going to give up unless we make him.
That's why it's awfully useful to have the General making the statement to Trump that they are NOT going to help him. It's a statement to us, as well. Why would a military chief feel it necessary to inform the public that the military will not participate? We can't be the only ones worried about this?
The RNC had so many lies that I lost track. It did nothing but provoke my ire and reinforce my desire to end the Trump Party and kick his entire family and regime to the curb. I'd like to see them exiled from the country.
One lie that sticks in my craw is the lie that they are repeating endlessly, that Joe Biden favors defunding the police.
Am I wrong? Didn't I hear that Joe Biden does NOT favor defunding the police, just fixing the many problems we have? I remember thinking, that is contrary to the currently popular opinion that police forces should be defunded. That is the reason I seem to remember this, because it wasn't a cookie cutter opinion.
This seems to be a preplanned talking point by the Repubs that they are including in their speeches, but I think this is a lie. And, it isn't a matter of, who thinks the police should be defunded; people have different opinions. It is a matter of a rotten lie being repeated like it's true. They just decided that it sounds good.
Well, what do you remember? G-d help me, I'd like to punch someone.
For those concerned about the status of this hurricane, Flhurricane.com is a good forum which is closely tracking the event. Lots of good info and links. This is a no nonsense site with weather experts and experienced posters.
The citizens who are going to be affected by this storm will have their hands full. I am interested to know if this storm will have an impact on the spread of Covid.
Stay safe, People. Trying times, but stick together. Let's see what Trump's FEMA will do. I bet nothing.
There is an agenda to defund cops. I don't think so. We need these guys on OUR side.
Look what's happening. We're getting Mayors and Chiefs declaring for our side. We absolutely need them. It would be better to cultivate an understanding of the matter in terms of fighting for our country, the idea that everything will be forced to change after President Biden has taken over.
But, for goodness sake, we need to tear them out of Trump's twisted little fingers and prepare to use them as we must. You don't get that by telling them you want to defund them.
One of the very first things Trump did was make friends with the cops, propping them up, smiling in their faces and getting them on his side. THAT'S what we need to tend to, not threatening them with extinction. Anyway, we want them there. What we need is for them and their culture to change.
We could create a nationwide training program that all cops would have to attend in order to get hired anywhere. It could be a licensing requirement. And, then we could control the narrative they get in dealing with citizens. It may seem like we have that now, but we don't.
Making a police chief's budget harder for training is not the way to go. Isn't that what "defunding" means? It doesn't make sense to me.
I'm not advocating more useless dialogue. But, now is not the time to stay on their bad side. Open up the plans and include them in saving our country.
This doesn't need to quiet righteous anger in the least. It just means working smarter to get what you want.
People have died. They've been injured. Their property destroyed. The enemy is before us. We have to make this count.
We'll win. The Orange Asshole will retreat. And then we are left with our Group Think. The ugly shadows will fade back under their rocks, waiting for their next chance. They will always be there.
Good intentions are not enough. We'll have a leader that can restore us. And following him, our first female President. Yet, it's ourselves that have to really, really fix it.
Our Group Think for civil rights, fixing the environment in a bid to save the planet, for education, the economy, and everything else needs to be an overwhelming mantra of fairness, an equity that we have never seen before in our history. This nonsensical racial animosity has to be consigned and done with. Those with such feelings will be outliers, to be left behind as the rest of us find the open, clear air.
It can't continue like this. Our social engineers need to make this unthinkable going forward. While we are all individuals, with different opinions, different ideas, we can return to the spirit our country was founded on.
There are those that would correct me and say, well, the country was founded on slavery, hatred for the indigenous population, and was only meant for white, Christian males. But, we do have that Statute of Liberty in the harbor. And, we have our children. Let's fix the flaws and move into some kind of Golden Age where we value ethics, freedom, equality, and just feeling that we are a family. We are a place where we are free, a place of safety and happiness.
We will NOT be done after we win. It is more than a sweeping nullification of Trump's EOs, of kicking the GOP our of government as much as possible (because they sure are not fit to govern us.) It will be more than new construction. If there is new construction, it will be of our spirits, our souls. You do not have to be religious for this to happen. It's where you stand on your own two feet and decide to live and let live. And, help live.
Take a deep breath, people. Stick together. We are going to get rid of the trouble and make a new country.
Woke up to a new curfew in my area. Starts at 6pm, ends at 6am.
This doesn't bother me except that I wonder why it didn't start at a time that matched up with daylight savings time. Or the next county over, whose curfew starts at 7pm. Are they better than us?
This will cause Amazon's estimated delivery time to be off by two hours. This doesn't bother me, either. It seldom means anything.
In the spirit of curfew, I've decided to stop looking for deliveries at 4pm. That seems about right, seeing as how I let my cardboard boxes breathe a little extra time, to let them shake off the Covid-19.
Curfew coordination in the country is still important. I am one with the people.
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