One Thing Leads to Another

Hate has no home here!

Can We live without the Death Penalty?

Are none of us as…we appear?

From country meadow to north country butchers…who dare not sleep…to urban sheep.

I could place argyle socks over history…

I cannot disguise my cruel feet.

When I pigtail my banner…’does all good intention freckle my deceit?’

Do not answer me, the signature will hurt.

For me to petition diversity…rancor must have no common ground.

Do not advise me to…not Act Up.

To do so would hurt.

Every good intention…a twilight to conventional curse.

the Capitalist vs. Socialist

Let us be honest…the democratic field grows larger by the day.  Like a middle aged pimple that refuses to go away and, only gets bigger and bigger by the stress level encountered.

Originally, I had performed grassroots efforts for Hillary…back in the day.  By the way, back in the day had only been a few years ago…but it feels as if it were…a ‘golden’ age ago.

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RandomwordbyRuth…just another lesbian 4 Hillary!

However, the big H seemed to have less spunk and courage and creativity than the Bern.  Admittedly, I switched ‘sides’.

So Bern has thrown his hat into the ring(2020).  And, yet, another ethical, social and moral question arises…

What is the difference between the Bern and Elizabeth Warren?

 

With her announcement of an “exploratory committee” this week, Elizabeth Warren is almost certainly going to run for president. And when she does, she is almost certainly going to occupy the same left flank of the 2020 Democratic field as another firebrand senator from a Northeastern state, Bernie Sanders.

Yet despite the natural affinity of these two liberal icons, the way they think about policy is actually rather distinct, in ways both important and illuminating.

A lot has changed since Warren last contemplated a presidential run back in 2015. Hillary Clinton’s triumph over Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic primaries and subsequent loss in the general election to President Trump seems to have loosed the party from many of its imaginative shackles. The kind of economic policies Sanders championed — ideas considered wildly radical or unrealistic a mere three years ago — are now being adopted by many of the party’s likely contenders.

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Sanders happily identifies himself as a democratic socialist (as increasing numbers of young Americans do). But more specifically, Sanders tends to champion the Nordic model, where the government provides a wide array of services, from health care to child care to generous income supports and more, thus rolling back the amount of human life governed by markets. Sanders wants to pass a national a single-payer health-care system and make college tuition free for everyone. He also aims to break up the big banks and pass a $1 trillion public investment in infrastructure.

To people who identify as centrists or conservatives, Warren and Sanders no doubt look like two peas in a pod. But Warren actually still self-identifies as a capitalist. “I believe in markets and the benefits they can produce when they work,” she told The Atlantic. “Markets with rules can produce enormous value.”

Sexxpot

For those of us that tend to lean on a socialist side.  For those of us who prefer a little reefer…For those strong, independent women that carry their beliefs like a badge of honor…some good news for the sex drive!

A little over one year ago, Karen Wagner was getting ready to light one up before having sex with her boyfriend. What followed would prove to be one of the most uplifting sexual interactions of her life, and she was certain that the dreamy, heady effects of the cannabis were a major factor.

Having already been a cannabis enthusiast for quite some time, Wagner had plenty of experience of using cannabis before sex, and she started to pay more attention to the strains that enhanced the experience most of all. Then, she used that knowledge to develop an entirely new strain intended to enhance the sexual experience – and spread the word so that other women could benefit from the knowledge too!

Wagner started up her own company and got to work developing (and testing!) her new strain. It’s called “Sexxpot”, and it is specifically aimed at women, with the clear goal of helping them achieve mind-blowing, intense, full-body orgasms during sexual intercourse.

I say, Amen!

I also say, maybe a little political banter while hitting the pipe…before hitting the Big Bed…Could be just the combination the doctor would order!

The socialist governments in Poland, the German Democratic Republic, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia actually published technique guides.

…“If done properly,” Ghodsee writes, “socialism leads to economic independence, better labor conditions, better work/family balance, and yes, even better sex.”

Well of course, the more I am empowered..the more I am turned on.  It is only natural!

 

Arlo’s Movement

Basically, I think there are two things to get by in this world:

a sense of humor and the ability to laugh when your ego is destroyed!

Arlo Guthrie

The only reason I’m singing you this song now is ‘cause you may know somebody in a similar situation, or you may be in a similar situation,” Guthrie explains. “And if you’re in a situation like that there’s only one thing you can do and that’s walk into the shrink wherever you are, just walk in say, ‘Shrink, You can get anything you want, at Alice’s restaurant.’ And walk out.

 

Happiness in a Fool’s Paradise

The malcontent of American politics would dissipate if there were not such a need to place people in a box!

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1- Do not feel absolutely certain of anything.
2- Do not think it worth while to proceed by concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light.
3- Never try to discourage thinking for you are sure to succeed.
4- When you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your husband or your children, endeavor to overcome it by argument and not by authority, for a victory dependent upon authority is unreal and illusory.
5- Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found.
6- Do not use power to suppress opinions you think pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.
7- Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
8- Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent than in passive agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a deeper agreement than the latter.
9- Be scrupulously truthful, even if the truth is inconvenient, for it is more inconvenient when you try to conceal it.
10- Do not feel envious of the happiness of those who live in a fool’s paradise, for only a fool will think that it is happiness.”

Bertrand Russell

 

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I am Brangien [Brangaine] of Weisefort, Ireland, lady-in-waiting to my cousin Isolde, who became promised to King Marc of Cornwall. His nephew Tristan escorted us to England by ship. But Tristan and Isolde fell in love at sea. As ye may know, or will find out, they cite the philter they drank as the cause, over which I was supposed to keep vigil. I would like to share my perspective of how I have created good in the world through my herbs and observations. There is much to tell, including how I have adopted this odd language. In good time. My life is in God’s hands. –Inspired by the modern French translations of the Tristan and Isolde texts

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