Sunday, January 22, 2017

Bet you didn't know this....

       And so it begins.  The transition of power between President Obama and Donald Trump has taken place.  I have friends and family that fall in both camps, Trump Supporters, and members of the "Opposition"  the "Resistance" if you will.  I am sure that by my second sentence you know which group I belong in.  If not you will have it figured out here shortly.

       I used to be a proud conservative.  Yup I will admit it, I was hardcore.  I railed against Bill Clinton in High School.  One of my teachers thought it was a little obsessive and at the end of the year he stated that he expected that at some point I would become politically involved.  Well here I am.  Another teacher praised my conservative values and may have even fostered some strong beliefs I didn't fully understand.  It was the one area in my entire life that my mother and I were in sync, and I wanted so much to get her approval because I did not have it in so many other ways, so I may have jumped into the deep end before I properly knew how to swim.  I joined the Air Force a few years out of High School and 2 years later George W. Bush was the GOP Candidate.  I am ashamed to admit I voted for him.  I received My absentee ballot by mail while I was stationed in South Carolina and I proudly (at the time) voted for G. W.  I praised him for Raising our Pay, and helping us out.  I was  so behind the new President and his policies, I didn't see the Negative affects that were having.

       Fast forward to 2006, I am no longer in the Military, I am 28 and I am finally out in the world making decisions, I land a great Corporate Job at a real estate development and holdings company.  I still maintain a few conservative values, but I have had a chance to live in the real world and those are slowly falling away.  That Job is great while it lasts and in 2008 when the economy tanks, so does the company I work for and everything goes down the drain.  I managed to receive Unemployment and took advantage of my GI Bill and got an education.  " What did you major in?' you may ask.  Political Science.  Which doesn't just include  how the American Government works, and American Policy, but Social Movements, Social Justice, History,Foreign Policy, Homeland Security, Public Administration, and many other subjects.  So that when you decide I'm just following the rest of the whiny Snowflakes you will know I have studied what the government does, I understand its inner workings.  I can decided for myself if what the government is doing is a problem or not.

       So that brings me to this.  I have read, and read, and read so many things on Social Media that offend me, that worry me, that anger me and make me want to throw my log on the fire.  I will no longer sit back and watch as the people of this country are dragged down to the bottom by a raging buffoon.  If you don't like what I have to say don't read it.  That is why I am writing here.  You can choose to click on the link and read or not.  I respect that as your right, but I will not tolerate hate speech of any kind or bashing of any one's opinions.  Any comments that are personal attacks on me or anyone that comments will be deleted.  If you have something to say and can write it courteously and back it up with facts I will let it stay even if I disagree but I will not stop other people from disagreeing with your response, as long as they extend the same courtesies.  These are my thoughts, my feelings, my opinions.  No one is ramming them down your throat.  So Now that you have figured out where I stand think back to all the things you have posted that could have gotten a negative nasty response from me, but also remember I left you to your opinion.

         For those of you that haven't figured it out Spoiler Alert, I am a very Progressive Liberal.  I border on Socialist !!!  There it is that dirty word Socialist.  If I haven't scared you away yet please know that I will be spending a lot of time here.  I will be writing a lot.  I may even write Every Day,  Sometimes More.  But know this I am pissed off, I am ready to fight, and I will Resist.  This country may be in the hands of someone who is hell bent on destroying it but I will be damned if I'm going to sit back and watch that happen.

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