Hate crimes on the rise! Homegrown terrorists…on the rise. Hate speech from our elected officials…on the rise. Children who are more accustomed to having their heads in the wi-fi sand than in a physical book, on the rise. The list goes on and on and on.
We should not be at a point in this nation where witnessing acts of pure, unadulterated, disdain, with our morning coffee…is commonplace.
Cartoons of particular notions not being televised because it may disturb the family balance.
Children being torn away from their parents and placed in nothing more than 2019’s version of concentration camps.
And, so it goes?
Now our elected officials have up’d their game! And have come up with a new and improved manner in which to show off the vulgarity of hate!
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has announced plans to roll back Obama-era protections for transgender people who are experiencing homelessness. The change would allow shelters to turn people away by claiming a “religious” exemption.
So-called “religious freedom” exemptions have become popular with the religious right as evangelicals attempt to use it as a license to discriminate against LGBTQ people and women. The federal law was not intended to be used as a get-out-of-jail-free card for civil rights violations.
Christianity is based off the belief that Jesus Christ was a benevolent savior. He repeatedly taught that his followers should help the homeless and destitute without judgement. That would be the opposite of what modern evangelical Christians seek to do under the law.
read more at :LGBTQnation.com
The change would allow shelters to turn people away by claiming a “religious” exemption.By Bil Browning Wednesday, May 22, 2019
I tell what should be on the rise…Everyday People saying something! Everyday People who do not like what they are seeing.
What is that saying,
If you see something that’s not right! Say something!
Fascinating! Unbelievable! True and sad! Mondays!
Why don’t you like Mondays?
I have my reasons for disliking Mondays. Mostly, incendiary thoughts and punitive puns that I have been getting away with for more years than I care to admit.
But Monday can have many meanings for many people. Take the Bob Geldof and Brenda Spencer! One would think these two…
Bob Geldof…Band-Aid, Live-Aid, political activist and all around…good guy
Brenda Spencer…arguably, America’s first…mass shooter. Or, perhaps, better put, America’s first High Profile, Homegrown…Wack-job, who just did not like Mondays!
**On Monday, Jan. 29, 1979, a journalist from The San Diego Union Tribune got the quote of a lifetime from 17-year-old Brenda Ann Spencer.
“I don’t like Mondays,” she said. “This livens up the day.”
The “this,” she had been referring to was the fact that she had just fired 30 rounds of ammunition into an elementary school, and was now barricaded inside her home.
A little before 8 a.m. that morning, children began to line up outside Grover Cleveland Elementary School in San Diego, California. They were waiting for their principal to open up the gates so they could head inside.
Across the street, Brenda Ann Spencer was watching them from her home, a ramshackle house filled with empty alcohol bottles and a single mattress she shared with her father. As the children lined up outside the gate, Spencer took out the Ruger 10/22 semi-automatic .22 caliber rifle that she’d gotten as a Christmas gift. Then, she aimed it out the window and began firing.
The principal of the school, Burton Wragg was killed as he was trying to help the kids through the gates. A custodian, Mike Suchar was killed trying to pull a student to safety.
With little or no collaboration, Bob and Brenda, had a bond. And, that bond became the most horrifyingly, disgusting, panic stricken day of the week…Monday
Say, Brenda, ‘Tell Me Why You Don’t Like Mondays!’
The silicon chip inside her head gets switched to overload. And nobody’s gonna go to school today. She’s going to make them stay home.
And daddy doesn’t understand it.
He always said,
She is as good as gold.
And he can see no reason ’cause there are no reasons!
What reason do you need to be shown?
I don’t like Mondays! What other reason do you need to be shown?
The telex machine is kept so clean. And it types to a waiting world. Her mother feels so shocked. Father’s world is rocked! And their thoughts turn to their own little girl. Sweet 16 ain’t that peachy keen. No, it ain’t so neat to admit defeat. And all the playing has stopped in the playground now. She wants to play with the toys…awhile. And school is out early. Soon we will be learning the lesson today…
is how to die!
And then a bullhorn crackles and the captain tackles with the problems and the hows and the whys…
He can see no reason…No reason why…What reason does one need to die?
And, she says…she will speak her truth one more time..
I Do Not like…unequivocally…I Hate…Mondays!
It’s no secret that climate change will dramatically alter the landscape. As the planet warms, forests will creep north, and vegetation will grow in places like the once-frozen tundra. When that happens, species that were confined to southerly habitats will move north, too, where they will encounter similar species, and then there will be romance.
Actually, this is already happening. In New England, an up-and-comer hybrid called the Eastern coyote is thriving. According to the New York Times, Eastern coyotes (also called “coywolves”) are only about two-thirds coyote — one-fourth of their lineage comes from wolves, and the rest is dog. The resulting animal is around 40 percent larger than a regular coyote, hunts in packs, and is better adapted to killing New England deer.
Earth Day for the Poor
-Gather the few you know! Poverty requires a small social circle…as you do not have any friends. Having ‘many’ pals means buying the first round. Obviously, this does not happen much. Place your dog and your cat in a circular rock garden. Practice stretching. That is it. Just enjoy the relaxing nature of the…rock.
-Take a ride on your moped. Make sure to pack plenty of biodegradable shopping bags. Stop at every free pile that you took note of…from the weekly installment of…The Weekly Flea (a free publication from the free Masons!)
-Make a, Earth Day resolution. Screw trying to fit into the second hand bikini with a low budget diet! Offer instead to jot down eco-minded ideas. A procrastinator’s journal that is. Bound to depress you the whole year through.
-Perform a ‘spring’ cleaning on the cat’s litter-box.
**Please remember to use earth friendly products such as, extra elbow grease, fingernails and hemp!
-Instead of just tossing out old vibrators or used porn tapes. Host a neighborhood swap!
– Get crafty! Hand knit those cat sweaters with fabric from St. Vincent De Paul’s senior run…thrift store.
-Get dirty. Plant some ‘banana kush, jack flash or golden goat.’
-At some point, you should donate unwanted items such as; over chewed dog toys, half eaten pastas from a broken box, the six pack of Near Beer…given to you from last x-mas.
-Reflect, reflect, reflect, reflect on your duct taped Doc Marten…footprint. Church is still, semi free. No need for folding money and you are promised a warm seat…at least for an hour
-Enjoy a book. Perhaps, a book written by your favorite blogger…RandomWordbyRuth. If that is not handy…Big John’s bathroom reader will do.
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