How is it someone could suddenly decide they know it is better they know what to do with your body than you. Maybe they want to remove that tattoo off you, so they do, they can because it is ok with their God. And it is the law! What say you?
These people (those promoting the end of legal abortions) could care less about the sanctity of life. The purpose of reintroducing bans on abortion is the targeting of low income and minority groups to create higher mortality rates. The idea is to create stress on these communities by reducing populations by forcing low income and minority populations to seek illegal abortions in the back alley and underground clinics.
Those forced into illegal abortions are more likely to lead to infections resulting in fatal complications, that could lead to death. This issue, coupled with other matters such as (i.e., imprisonment, unemployment, targeted urban zoning and redistricting of Senate and Representative Districts) accumulate in their attempt to control populations and the vote. The specific abortion cause alone won’t produce the single result desired but added to other struggles; it most certainly will drive the numbers these hate-fueled individuals crave.
When one is not forced into an abortion, but ones carrying babies to term, and will be forced to have children that cannot be adequately cared for, those financially challenged who cannot afford to care for their children and the babies are malnourished and it results in the damage of the entire family unit. Then you have entire generations damaged. The politics of these people know what they are doing, and they plan on this happening. The depend on this happening!
If it is genuinely “LIFE” these people are so concerned with, there are plenty of individuals who they could try to help to keep living heartbeats pumping, but we know it isn’t about that!
Rubbing noses, squeezing shoulders, sniffing hair perhaps searching for a fragrance, something to remind him of Dove for Women, Pantene or Oribe; quirks of a man we watched for over 40 years, as his wife and kids died and he found ways to progress. As he changed, so have we. Not always for the best. However, we all, improved. The best we could, that is all anyone could ask of ourselves. Anything less, and you could shoot somebody in Times Square and get away with it!
Regardless of progress, some generations are and will remain in their ways. You may even find members in your own family or group of friends. Those who haven’t evolved out of the use of slang, you know them. They catch the credit for causing others to call them Archie Bunker behind their backs; still, others make you roll your eyes by the way they embrace members of the congregation. Alternatively, during the group singing with their voices screeching out of key to the Almighty, you glance over and discover the guy next to you is lost not understanding his hands are nowhere near where his hymnal has landed, which appears to be sticking to page 391, and you hope he is not about to surrender all.
There is an entire political group and then some, who are too blind to compare the continual assault on women, to that one AgentOrange45 and Co. Upsetting so many by simply managing to squirm their way out of problems. The Trump klan always goes with the first and last verse of their go-to defense yelling out to folks to take them each “just as I am!”
We are nitpicking character hitches that Joe Biden was never corrected for, if in fact, those actions were so horrific and which in public he openly hosted. His wife present. If it was such an issue, there were more than ample opportunity to speak with Biden or his wife. Where was this slick move of Biden’s going to lead, to him suggesting they meet up behind the lectern? In long-ago cultures (those ancient times of the 1940s and 1950’s – touching to establish greetings on the shoulders or head and neck was encouraged in many places. America too!)
There are important issues and groups that this particular issue is highlighting. Especially considering from an issue and demographic point of view. Several in fact. Is Former Vice President Biden the candidate for 2020? I don’t know. However, this isn’t the way Democrats go about getting to a convention, when the mission to find a person who will be far better than that deplorable character that is a disgrace to humans everywhere, President AgentOrange45. The complaints surfacing now, at this very time in the way polling stacks up, has all the makings of a cheap shot, the likes of Karl Rove.
~Now we may know on what. “Chickens!” There have been chicken farms being raided made, some ordered by the vice-president were made that was personally oversaw by the VP as being ‘cock-fights’ they were the ones which the farms were not owned by Republicans and now this information unfolds. ~
“He comes into town, plows right through everybody’s life. He is uprooting marriages, splitting homes, breaking apart family farms. Then, he starts filling promises. The promises getting filled are not the ones of farmers or people whose incomes total anywhere in the hundreds of thousands of dollars or less. He fills promises if one’s tally sheets read millions of dollars or more. He does not understand farming, ranching, or the mixing of the two, and what it is that makes up such a person. He indeed has never met one of whom he can have a conversation on equal understanding.
To keep farmers at arm’s length while he is keeping China pushed out to sea, Don the Con keeps trying to get Congress to appropriate funds to handout to farmers so their operations would be able to get a loan so they have at least something; on the farm, one would refer to it as hens scratch. It would not produce farmers and ranchers a profit, but it might keep them and Willie Nelson from showing up in D.C. on John Deere Tractors raising Hell, or it might not.
Because of trade pacts which may be suggested a proposal for an agreement has to be studied very carefully, and most may not be that great in the long run.
Any trade pact that is preceded not once, not twice but four times which reads – TRUMP SEEKS SUBSIDY FOR FARMERS WHILE FINAL DETAILS ARE WORKED OUT WITH CHINA –
There has to be cautious detail in moving forward, especially when dealing with the shyster which America now has to deal with on the National print; the farmers will have to pay back any subsidy they receive before they can accept contracts through the trade agreement.
Ma, Pa, they need to watch what the government man named Trump is wanting that paper signed, yes Don the Con wants one more out there to sign that form of his. When someone is too anxious, when anyone wants another to sign on the dotted line, the other person has to ask what is it that is motivating the other person? There are a million little reasons for it. So it should not take one very long to research, and find the cause and put their mind at ease.
We watched in the early 1970s when the leading television show was about a bigoted white man ruling over his wife and daughter and her meathead husband. Since that time as we grew up as a nation of individuals, we each through our life found it wasn’t always what we thought it would be. The image of the life we had been raised to expect from those television show of the ’60s and ’70s didn’t come with answers at the end of thirty minutes or an hour. No one was there to make our dilemma better when we struck out. We left our high schools, some of us went on to college and then entered careers. Eventually, we all ended up with what we considered to be our families. Along the way while sowing wild oats here and there, our wild years, we decided as more seasoned adults it be best to leave most of the rowdy memories in our past. That is where they belonged after all. Everyone does those types of things. Whatever it is you did, back in those days, that was just as well left there and while you and a buddy might have got a laugh out of it at the time, you had moved on from that sort of thinking. Your values had grown. You evolved to being a better person.
Everyone has those moments in life. No one can live decades of experience and not have at least a few moments of their own which could come back on them and at least cause them to become red-faced. A high school debate between classmates where your stance on a position is different today than then. For some it may be that your reputation in your hometown is cemented at that instance when you stood your ground behind a podium and defended the principles on which you stood, at the time. Who would think that just because you are now running for city council in the community where you have settled down with your family, that anyone would dig up those comments, plus an old school debate video and start using your words against you? For god sakes it is back when you were in high school, things were different back then. Everyone thought of the subject you talked about in terms that no one considers today. It was a different time most everyone who supported the cause which you supported then understood it because there was no other information to suggest otherwise adequately. You have since changed your original stance having been given more current information, as the research on the subject disclosed solid scientific details you came to change your views on the subject. Shit! You’ve went to college, you’re a Reader’s Digest Monthly Subscriber. You evolved! Despite being asked, begged to, pleaded with by your sister (the HS opponent in debate) you refuse to go back to your old high school and admit that you were wrong during debate class because you say at that time you wasn’t. You claim, you had been correct during the debate. Because your knowledge of the information and your stance was appropriate, after all you stood on facts then available. And for those using the old debate videos against you, they are providing mis-information because you have admitted to changing your views with the advancement in studies on the subject. Besides, can they prove that is really you on that poorly edited VHS recording?.
In this writing, by referring to “subject,” it is understood that there are no direct comparisons made and it is kept vague; it is so because it is not so… not so much about the writer’s views this should be, but about those of the reader. Perhaps it was politically, socially or religious or in some way personal. What have you evolved on?
The reason for this piece is to try and understand the noise about that being roared around former Vice President Joe Biden. A person who has done what we insist needs to be done. Not ideally by any means. But, he has done, what we say is the end goal. He raised the surviving children from his first marriage after his wife and a son were killed in an auto accident, and another critically injured. He wrote a bill and pushed for non-segregation busing in the 1970s, his reasoning had more to do with keeping the kids close to their homes rather than busing them in some cases forty miles away from their homes and parents. His bill never became law, and black children did get bused far away, in many cases where parents could not reach them during emergencies. He authored the crime bill in the 1990s that required harsh sentences trying to follow recommendations that it would help stop crime, it didn’t, and when he became Vice President he and President Obama changed what they could. He oversaw the Anita Hill hearing and made some significant mistakes, which at that time he did what he knew to do; it wasn’t right in the eyes of those today. It wasn’t right by the standards we measure of others today. It wasn’t right for many then, there was a culture that existed which controlled D.C. and the country at that time (in many cases it still does), regardless of what Biden would have wanted to do, he would not have been able to do it alone. And, Biden has acknowledged that and tried to make amends.
There are no words or actions that Biden can say or do which will ever be enough to put to rest the resentments being carried by others. Those who claim Biden has slighted them will never give up their right to the claim because in doing so that would mean giving up their application to being victimized. In as much as they were truly victimized, the only way they get justice is to hold on to that pain and those resentments against the Joe Biden; because they know, the real perpetrator will never be punished.
And the news media and political foes should accept that is a standard which Joe Biden will never overcome, and it is an era social violation, not criminal. Unlike the continual ethical and criminally connected era-consistent, social-raping and self admitted, grab-em where you want-em doings of Donald Trump; that is not even close in the balances of severity between Biden and Trump.
If there is a presidential candidate who is of questionable ethical, criminal, chauvinistic grandeur; who looks at women as property and people in general as disposable it is sad that Biden is being targeted because he is the person who has evolved. Who, while not perfect has continued to change with the times and tried to become a better person regardless of his past decisions. He has admitted his faults, adjusted and decided to move on. If the appreciation for doing so, is the treatment which he is now receiving, what is the incentive for others to want to follow in his footsteps?
(that’s Oklahoma for those who don’t know…) you may not receive a downhome welcome, y’all!
By: Benjamin Groff(A recovered battered and discriminated upon former Okie)
It is always that Okie Pride that comes sweeping down the plains when you are visiting with neighbors who are over for company and as you are flipping through your television shows discussing what to watch a program pops up on the PBS channel reading “OKLAHOMA The Worst Extremist Militia Movement Ever!” And, I go onto explain that we tried to keep things like that under wraps when I was on the Force way back when; I remember having to throw out the disclaimer that none of us was alive when they denied the Native Americans citizenship, before sending them off to fight in World War I!
Cleverly stowed away on my Mac I pull up a pic I have and say look here, there is a troop of Non-American Citizen, Native Americans who fought in World War I. This is when I explain everybody’s American and World History Classes were limited editions (with my eyes rolling!)🙄
That is about the time when I return to the worst part of the whole Extremist Movement, a weather alert goes off on all of our current day digital communication gadgets and changes the subject (to everyone’s relief) warning we have just hit 100 (F) degrees in the Valley of The Sun! That is Arizona speak for the greater Phoenix Metro area’s general vicinity.
No part of this tale has been embellished except for the neighbor part, of whom may have left just as I was concluding my telling of it.
I had a great-uncle in every sense of the words and term. He became frustrated that his wife’s laundry day became muddied when the clothes she put out to dry on the clothesline became soiled because of speeding trucks traveling to load timber (logs, trees) down a dirt road in front of their home. The trucks were going to a new forestry mill that had moved into the hills of Southeast Oklahoma’s most rural and secluded areas. So my uncle (the old man) resorted to taking a double barrel shotgun and a cane bottom chair, carrying both out to the middle of the dirt road in front of his very rural southeast Oklahoma home, to stop traffic. It was made even sweeter that my great-uncle performed this act because he knew how hard my great-aunt had worked, she still washed their laundry by hand, in a washtub.
This great uncle of mine did defend his stance so proudly, holding logging truck drivers and those eighteen wheelers at bay, while his wife (my great aunt – in every sense of the words and term) pinned her weekly laundry out to dry. He would bravely sit there, upholding traffic – stalling it, until she went back out and took down the laundry after it dried. As stated, this started occurring after a logging company moved into the area where they lived, and the truck drivers would speed down the roads stirring dust on to drying clothes and towels after she had hand washed them. The old man had initially gone to the logging company and asked them to request the drivers slow down or limit one day a week when they wouldn’t move traffic down on the road so she could do laundry. They blew him off, so he said he’d do the same to their trucks tires, if they tried to drive past him while he and his wife needed the road to remain dust free for their purposes on that day. The logging company called the local sheriff who came out and heard the story; the lawman then went to my uncle’s shack and got a second chair, carried it out to the middle of the road and sit down with him. Then the truck drivers got the news from both men now sitting in their chairs blocking traffic that the laundry wouldn’t be dry for a few hours, and no one was going anywhere.
This old man wise from his years from having lived a storied life, I viewed as a hero and was the last of a dying breed, as was that sheriff. The folks of that era are all gone now. They left us by the mid-1980s. It was the approach and tact the lawman used that helped it be the only call the sheriff ever had to make out there. The logging company manager learned from the incident, he eventually made it a point to stop what he was doing and join my aunt and uncle on wash days to make sure their laundry could dry without trucks stirring dust up and soiling it. It seemed he got to pick the oldtimers knowledge about who owned what lands and who was kin to who, something that no one could make head nor tails of, by researching county and state records of locals. Proving, it is not what you know; it is who you know!