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halfulglas's Journal
halfulglas's Journal
July 26, 2023

One thing I never hear from the media coverage about the slaves "being taught marketable skills"

Discussion is the fact that those skills rarely benefited the enslaved person until he was free other than sometimes slightly better living conditions. Those skills - blacksmithing, etc., if they resulted in payment for services, the payment went to the slaveowner, not to the enslaved person. Those skills were to enhance the wealth of the slaveowner. If he trained the slaves in skills that were needed on his property, he owed less to others for necessary services. EVERYTHING was done to increase the owner's wealth. Just having the slaves increased his wealth because they were property and could be used for collateral when money was to be borrowed from the bank. Slaves were sometimes rented out to a neighbor for work for which the slaveholder was paid. If we can't change anything in the Florida educational system this year, the least we can do is not let them get away with the gaslighting.

Slavery is the original sin of this country and cannot be whitewashed.

June 19, 2023

The large number of documents that Trump kept (stolen) by Trump sheds light on the mystery

Of his tendency to tear up large quantities of documents that he handled while in the WH that his aides had to tape back together. This was the likely tge separating of his intended haul of what he wanted to take with him when he left and destroying the rest. Those that he tore up were ones that he definitely did not want to take with him and keep. The other things (the checking and rechecking of the boxes when he was president, deciding which boxes he wanted to take with him in the helicopter (the ones he wanted to keep with him at all times) and which ones could be left behind at MAL when he went to Bedminster or another property.

So this brings up another question. When the warrant was served at MAL while Trump was in Bedminster watching on closed circuit TV, what documents did he have with him at the time in Bedminster and where does he have them right now? These are probably among the ones that the National Archives say are still missing and with his fetish about them being his, they must be somewhere where he can lay his hands on them.

May 26, 2023

Another introduction to the New Normal.

On Wednesday I attended my youngest granddaughter's graduation from high school. It was at an outdoor venue with thousands attending. It was a gorgeous day. At the start, before the actual beginning of the ceremonies, one of the officials came up to the microphone and announced that in case of a catastrophic event to please make our way to your nearest exit and proceeded to give further instructions. Many of us looked at each other and realized what he was referring to and the reality of our world at least momentarily cast a bit of pall over the crowd of parents and relatives holding balloons and flowers and you could see on the faces, oh, holy hell.

March 29, 2023

Just now. Andrea Mitchell. "alleged union-busting efforts."

Really? Alleged. They are union-busting efforts. She's bad, but seriously, they all do that. Have to stay "neutral" on the side of the corporate sponsors.

February 21, 2023

I'm crazy about Ali Velshi, but does he sleep?

For days now practically every time I turn on MSNBC Ali Velshi is on. I love him. He's smart. He's fair. He's knowledgeable. He speaks concisely. But when does he sleep?

January 20, 2023

Does anyone believe that Solomon Pena in New Mexico thought he really won?

I think like any power hungry fascist, he thought he would bully some low level Dems to resign because of the stress on themselves and the threat to their families and he would step in as the "winner." He saw what happened in Georgia with the mobs coming to the election workers' homes. He's figured out that if enough good people are scared they want to protect their families. I think he wanted to get started in politics and if he couldn't win one way, he would bully his way in.

I watched that DA on MSNBC earlier and I'm so glad he sees this for the serious threat it is.

January 16, 2023

Watching Freedom On My Mind on TCM now. Powerful.

Why aren't shows like this on PBS today? Isn't public Tv supposed to be educational?

January 3, 2023

"Leaked" abortion decision and pushing the red wave.

I believe there was some thought that whoever "leaked" the Supreme Court vote on abortion. that they thought that if they leaked it early enough, the outrage on our part would dissipate long before the midterm election (get the bad news over with and out of the way) and the onslaught of Republican polls showing a "red wave" along with pushing the narrative that the anger over the abortion decision was over with and not going to be a serious factor in the election. They pushed that narrative to suppress discouraged Dem and independent voters.

They don't get it that every time there is another story of a woman denied medication because of her sex, even if it isn't for abortion, is afraid of being arrested for going to the ER because of vaginal bleeding, women and girls who are shamed for not being ready to bear or raise a child, we are reminded of the cruelty a minority of Americans are capable of.

December 14, 2022

I'm pissed with the pressure from credit card companies to add another user.

Different cards keep sending me emails and snail mail with bonus for adding another authorized user to my cards. That's the last thing I would do. It took me years to get out from what my ex managed to put on joint and my individual cards. I love my kids and grandkids but if I want them to have something, I'll buy it for them.

The trouble with them having use of them, so many things will seem like an emergency and "Ill pay you back."

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About halfulglas

I'm retired, ex-medical secretary, ex-medical transcriptionist. A grandmother. Lifelong Democrat.
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