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leaf.. Believing it is.... What it's NOT
Posted:Feb 19, 2019 10:54 am
Last Updated:Feb 20, 2019 10:37 am
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It's hard to imagine that people can't understand their own logic.. How one may not believe in something that is..that's okay.. we all do it....
But how can one be certain and believe...It is what... it's not?

How can "They" believe something that every bone of logic.. tells you is not true.. and then make up stuff to justify, their beliefs..

The don't get the immorality of "THE WALL"..They don't get the immorality of a "MAGA" hat. They don't get the metaphor

They don't "get it"...they don't get History....they don't look into peoples eyes..

These folks..Mueller, Comey, McCabe, Rosenstein, Mattis, Matheson, Yates, Kelly, Coates, and even Tillerson..Look at their faces.. See them for what they are..
Firings and resignation?
They are not the faces of traitors
They are the faces of HEROES..

Then look at the faces of Trump, Manafort, Stone, Cohen, Don Jr, Papadopolus, Miller, Bannon, Flynn, Gates, Huckabee, and Conway

Do a line up....and on "looks" alone.. Pick out the "criminals"
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Are People's choices to be Dictated or Directed
Posted:Feb 18, 2019 8:45 am
Last Updated:Feb 19, 2019 7:25 am
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Is it the direction of people's choices..... What one must oppose..

Is the opposition.... to Dictate the choices?

I doubt this country was founded on that basis..

Is it possible to allow the direction.. and still maintain all the choices?

but, you see, some people can't tell the difference..when the direction becomes dictation. So they only see THEIR dictation as the only acceptable direction.

For some Liberals it applies.. but for ALL conservatives it is the "modus operendi"

Most Liberals can accept the direction.. without knowing the results...Conservatives can not.

Trump is trying to dictate choices...push back is to be expected.. Not because of the choice we have to make..but because of the choices we lose.

What conservatives have done for the last 50years.. to dictate choices, and they have done it..is completely backfiring. Their coordination of people against the direction..To achieve a narrowing of choices..has been exposed to the real nature of dictating choices..

The problem for Republican now...is not in the choice they want to dictate... but that anybody, for any reason, that are against their choices are against them. Because their choices are against any other choices..

They don't even need to comprehend the true nature of it...Direction or dictation, doesn't matter..They have been exposed to it for 50 years....and what's good for the goose is good for the gander.. if Republican are going to dictate to them...sure as hell, they are going dictate to you... and so it is... we have lost our direction.
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Responsibility and Accountablity
Posted:Feb 15, 2019 10:03 am
Last Updated:Feb 18, 2019 6:16 am
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It is my OPINION.. that Trump is RESPONSIBLE for all that has happened. He is responsible for all those all around him..In directing them to their actions. I also believe that it's the failure of THEIR actions, which has caused them to be blamed or indicted.. Trump blames them. He takes no blame himself.. Nor does he see ANY of his own actions as outside the realm of being President.

Since we weren't there, we don't know for sure.. if my opinion is true.. For me, I have not seen any evidence to contradict it.

Which brings me to the point of this blog and total frustration with Trump Supporters..The difference between responsibility and accountability.

Trump, as in ANY person, is accountable for their actions... no matter the direct responsibility.. or the results. They are accountable for their own actions, as they relate to the actions of others

Trump is accountable for his Lies
Trump is accountable for his administration, personnel, and choices
Trump is accountable for leverage and obstruction..
Trump is accountable for the current state of politics, news media, cultural divisions, dis-unification, moral derogation and distrust
Trump is accountable.. for Russian interference, Russian involvement, Russian propaganda, Russian sanctions, and Promoting Russia..
Trump will be accountable for all the future actions, Because of his failure to hold himself, Russia and Saudi Arabia..accountable

You can take it all.. and see the truer nature of Trump's accountability..
Trump is accountable for loss of accountability..He doesn't hold himself accountable, his supporters don't hold themselves accountable...Not a single person in his administration is left.. That holds themselves accountable.
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Old Man
Posted:Feb 13, 2019 9:43 am
Last Updated:Feb 14, 2019 11:30 pm
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I'm an old man now
got sand in my shoe
I can't seem to bend over
I can't seem to undo.

It's caught between my heal
and somewhere above the soul
between what is... and isn't real
A part of me . That makes me whole

From the beach.......and between my toes
“I can see clearly now, the rain is gone”
The “Chrystal Ships”, "Doors" upon the water
And the “Little Mermaid” out to sea
“I wish I could be......Part of your world”

But gray has changed the color
In the autumn of my life
And the wrinkles of coming winter
Has turned it “black and white”.

I'm just an Old Man now
Got sand in my shoe
But the sand, doesn't bother me now
and I wouldn't dream to undo.
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Old White Men
Posted:Feb 12, 2019 10:22 am
Last Updated:Feb 13, 2019 8:25 am
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I find it amazing how people get blamed for certain things.. that are just a small part of the big picture..

Two things groups of people are getting blamed for.. that are just partially true, but proven false in the big picture..

Whites and Men and especially Old White Men. It's just unfair..... In the "Big" picture of this country..No matter the blame.....Old White Men... have made this country what it is today...If you don't like it...It's not Old White Men you need to blame. try looking in the mirror.

Old White Men... get blamed for the bad.. and get no credit for the good..
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Tax Refunds"
Posted:Feb 11, 2019 6:37 am
Last Updated:Feb 12, 2019 11:28 pm
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"Average tax refunds were down last week 8.4 percent for the first week of the tax season over the same time last year, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Dipping refunds are inflaming a growing army of taxpayers stunned by the consequences of the Trump administration’s tax law — and the effects of the partial government shutdown.

The average refund check paid out so far has been $1,865, down from $2,035 at the same point in 2018, according to IRS data. Low-income taxpayers often file early to pocket the money as soon as possible. Many taxpayers count on the refunds to make important payments, or spend the money on things like home repairs, a vacation or a car.

The IRS had estimated it would issue about 2.3 percent fewer refunds this year as a result of the changes in the federal tax law, according to Bloomberg. MSNBC reports that 30 million Americans will owe the IRS money this year — 3 million more than before Trump’s tax law."

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Like I said..the writing was on the wall for the new tax law..
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Maisie do you FEEL guilty?
Posted:Feb 6, 2019 9:09 am
Last Updated:Feb 7, 2019 12:29 pm
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I wrote a blog response to maisie, about feeling guilty, without actually being found guilty.
I said people feel guilty sometimes... whether they are or not... found guilty
I said..... I told my kid....You don't have to get caught to feel guilty about something you do......
I ended my response with ..... You folks can't understand.... because you Never feel guilty..

This was her response back.....
"Too bad you do not know the difference between " feeling" guilty, and taking responsibility for ones actions. No- you dont teach children to " feel guilty". You teach them to do the right thing and accept responsibility for their actions when they do not. " Feel " guilty all day if you want, but that is not going to mend a broken promise, repair a wrecked car, or apologize and make amends. Accepting responsibility requires action, thought and more than a bit of adulthood, which you dont seem to have."


It amazes me how Maisie can prove what I say.. by making an argument.
She is.. what I was warning my kid... not to become..

Feeling guilty and/or taking responsibility.. kind of makes sense..Why feel guilty, if you're not responsible?... In maisie's mind.. a narrow view, a half truth, and a perfect retort.

Her ideas about responsibility and guilt... are pretty normal.. if you consider what you do that hurts others.. what you do... that become a mistake that adversely effect others. What..you do where others could blame you.. force you to take the blame..

I told my kid.... you don't have to get caught to feel guilty?
maisie provides the perfect answer as to why.. Why one needs to feel guilty. Maisie provides the perfect answer why feeling guilty teaches responsibility.. Maise provides the answer as to why she's incapable of feeling guilty. Maisie provides an answer as to why she thinks the way she does..
What is maisie's flaw, in my opinion a character flaw? that permeates everything?
Maise's idea of responsibility is to other people, to things, to your country, To God, your ideals and your ideology. Yes, that is a half truth.

I told my kid.. he doesn't have to get caught to feel guilty.. I told him for the OTHER half of the truth The half that maisie's doesn't have a clue about.. The half that creates maisie's character flaw.. The half that makes her never feel guilty
The single greatest feeling of responsibility..Needs to be... TO ONE'S SELF.
It means we question things.. It means we are trying to understand ourselves.. make our self the best we can be....It mean we question our own truth, before we question the truth of others.
It means, We TAKE responsibility for our mistakes.... No one else actually needs to know.. we only need to look into ourselves to know if it's a mistake..We don't need to get blamed to know it's a mistake.. we don't need to get caught to feel guilty,
If one Never "gets caught". One should never have to feel guilty???/.. And some people don't ever allow themselves to "get caught"... If not by others.. then all the time within themselves. They NEVER catch themselves..
That for maisie.. is the way she thinks about everything.. it creates a problem about EVERYTHING .
Not being responsible to herself... not feeling guilty about herself... without others saying you are.
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Leaf ...I answered Maisie.. MY OPINION about Northam
Posted:Feb 4, 2019 9:42 am
Last Updated:Feb 7, 2019 10:15 am
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I know some here... don't read Maisie's garbage... but I thought my answered said something... tHat some poeple who don't read maisie or my response should hear..

Northam is not being swept under the rugs....

Yesterday on the Meet the Press it was the main Topic.. the discussion pissed me off..

I don't wish to either chastise Northam not forgive him....I don't wish to accuse him or convict him.... We are who we are now.... not who we were.

It's seems our world is changing with Trump....If one never admits a mistake,, if one confuses what that mistake is...then one is giving themselves permission to repeat it.

Specifically about Northam.. I don't know.. I don't have enough information to be able to make that decision about who he is now..and I can't make a absolute decision about who he was then.. I just don't know...
But I'm looking at trends, propaganda, and hypocrisy. more than anything else

Two trends that are pissing me off..
It's the commentators attitude about Black people..Like they don't have a mind of their own, can't make their own decisions...Northam should resign because if black people knew in 1984 he wore black face.. He Never would have been elected in 2017..
Basically telling the world.. a Democrat can not get elected without the Black vote.
that Democrats need to cater to the Black vote...That Democrats need to make up for all the MISTAKES this country has made against Black People.. That apologies and admitting the mistakes is NOT good enough. That the old racists of yesterday are no better than the new racists of today..
Election are choices.. not absolutes about good and evil..

There's a lack of understanding about the commentators own hypocrisy.. "Holier than thou" attitude The idea of using Northam as an example , will change the course.. Their lack of understand about what creates division, what creates being uncompromising.
it's a "Scarlet Letter" of politics.. and is unforgiving.

The idea what someone ONCE did.. defining who they are..
I certainly would not want to live under that gun.
.The irony is ... it only works on those who FEEL guilty, not those that are guilty... Those that are guilty, like Trump, and don't feel it. It doesn't matter what you think.. but it plays into their hands.. What Northam ends up doing... will define the OPPOSITE of who he actually is. ...........Resign because he's a racist....means he not a racist.. Fight it, not feel guilty about it.. give more credence to that fact he is a racist.
Franken.. did the same thing about women..

I can't avoid what I believe will HAPPEN....I believe that taking all the mistakes this country has made and combining them....would not equal the MISTAKE OF TRUMP.. I also believe that if this trend continues..that no Trump supporter will be able to admit their MISTAKE... without it following them for the rest of their lives. The division Trump started.... will be forced to live on. Until we are all DEAD.
For the rest of their lives.. they will wear a "Scarlet Letter"

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Lizst... YOU ARE A TRAITOR!
Posted:Feb 3, 2019 1:21 pm
Last Updated:Feb 6, 2019 8:03 am
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Lets take Putin wish list... Pre-Trump..

Take over more of old Soviet Union.

Weaken NATO, and Strengthen Russia, militarily to overwhelm Eastern Europe.. and Get the US out of NATO

Have America lift sanctions

Justify Russia's War in Afghanistan

Get the US, out of Syria, and the Middle East

Keep America in America... have them believe in Nationalism

Destroy the word United.. from the United States.. And "Chaos is a Ladder"

Reduce the ability of America's intelligence agency...Which were the best, in all aspect of intelligence gathering, espionage, information technology, information networks, investigations, influence and propaganda.

Force America to stand alone, the destruction of Alliances..commonality of interests, and TRUST.

My gosh Man... You are an IDIOT! ......Trump has done it all.
You're not only an IDIOT.. you're a TRAITOR! Aiding and Abetting an adversary.
This has a gone way beyond.... policy, A wall, liberalism, and choosing the direction of this country....I don't give a shit about that.. this ain't an argument anymore...
IT"S A WAR, and one of Us is going down..
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Secret Meetings and Missile Treaties...
Posted:Feb 2, 2019 7:28 am
Last Updated:Feb 3, 2019 1:13 pm
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I just don't how it can be anymore obvious.. Russia builds them, and we don't give them to NATO. Like ..who's going to use a short range missile and who are they going threaten it with or use it against? Damn, we are stupid...

So lets sit around and do a singalong with Mitch (McConnel)

"High Hopes"

"When troubles call
And your back's against THE WALL
There a lot to be learned
That WALLS could fall

Once there was a lying old Man
Thought to punch a hole with a WALL... damn!
No one could make that Man, scram
He kept punching it, Damn

'Cause we got high hopes,
We got high hopes
We got high Missiles
In the sky.. hopes

So any time you're feelin' bad
'Stead of feelin' sad, just remember THAT MAN CAN
Oops, there goes a trillion dollars.. ...Damn!
Oops, There goes a billion people...Damn!
Oops, there goes One Democracy... Damn!

All those problems.. just to toy with a Wall
Missiles bursting soon, they're just bombs to go pop
Oops, there goes another Putin problem...kerplop
Oops, there goes another NATO Ally....kerplop
Oops, there goes America's problems....kerplop"
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