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Please Don’t Feed the Wildlife

20 Nov

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And here are some of the reasons why:

*Human food may not healthy for wild animals, and they do not need food from humans to survive.

*Feeding leads to public health concerns. Too many animals in one place increases the chance of disease transmission to people and among other wildlife.

*Animals accustomed to people often lose their fear of people and can become aggressive. Those that become too aggressive may have to be destroyed to protect people and property.

*Animals fed along roads tend to stay near roads, increasing the chance of vehicle-animal accidents.

Now while all of those reasons may sound reasonable, I was not made aware until yesterday while I was watching, of all things, Chopped, The Food Network’s competition cooking show…that apparently cities all across the USA have recently discovered a way to make American wildlife, i.e. the homeless, go away.

Don’t feed them! And many of the ordinances approved by city councils nationwide cite similar reasons as those mentioned above for making the feeding of homeless persons illegal.

Did you know that since 2006 and in efforts to make the homeless in America, for lack of  better words, go away, U. S. cities have gradually been banning and outlawing activities such as camping, begging, sleeping in cars, sitting or standing on the sidewalk for more than 5 minutes and now feeding them!

In over 70 cities nationwide it is now illegal to feed the homeless. In fact recently in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, a 90-year-old WWII veteran was actually arrested for feeding the homeless. And It’s punishable by 60 days in jail or a $500 fine. And in Houston police even ticketed a homeless man for trying to feed himself by fishing a donut from a trash bin in a public park.

Wow! And I thought that cruel insensitivity and a lack of basic decency only existed in our country’s political campaigns. But not so. It’s becoming the law of the land too!

I know I’m just a bleeding heart liberal who should have been paying closer attention…but has it really come to this? Have all of us good Christian American Capitalists really tried everything we could think of in our efforts to ease and erase the plight of our over half a million homeless citizens? (many of whom are also veterans of our wars) Have we simply run out of ideas?

Now our best solution is to codify into law: (because it’s for our and their own good?)

SHOO! SHOO!

Really???

 

 

And So it Begins…

11 Nov

The people have spoken and they have elected a game show host, an entertainer, a showman to be our next President of the United States. And with him come the best and the brightest minds to help him set our country right…just as he promised.

And so we have Amarosa, TV personality and “D list” star to serve as our Trump surrogate for his Enemies List!

Because what President of American Democracy and Freedom doesn’t have an enemies list? #Making America Great Again!

 

I Just Want To Be Like Our New President: 2

11 Nov

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Earlier in this year’s presidential campaign, President Elect Trump said this about  Arizona senator and former prisoner of war, Mr. John McCain: “He’s not a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured.”

Mr. McCain, was shot down during the Vietnam War and held prisoner for more than five years in Hanoi, refusing early release even after being repeatedly beaten.

Later when asked if he wished to retract his statement about the veteran and senator Mr. Trump clarified his statement by saying: “You do things and you say things. And what I said, frankly, is what I said. And you know some people like what I said, if you want to know the truth. Many people that like what I said. You know after I said that, my poll numbers went up seven points.”

In fact over 59 million Americans voted for Donald Trump and did not seem in the least bit bothered nor swayed by his comments about Veteran’s and war heroes. And although Mr. McCain did not agree with Mr. Trump’s comments he still decided to support his candidacy for President.

So if our new President picks and chooses who is an heroic veteran and who is not, then tomorrow on Veteran’s day, should I only cheer for the Veteran’s who weren’t also POWs?

I just want to be like our new President.

Is that so wrong?

(Please feel free to mock my post or say nasty things in the comments section. Then you can be just like our new President too)

I Just Want to Be Like Our New President

10 Nov

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If our new President can earn billions of dollars and not pay income taxes then why will I still have to pay income tax on 85% of my Social Security income?

I just want to be like our new President.

Is that so wrong?

Thank You Ladies?

10 Nov

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53% of America’s voters in this year’s presidential election were women and this was their chance to finally crack the greatest glass ceiling of them all and elect the first woman POTUS in the history of the United States. And they could have done it without any men votes at all!

But instead only 54% of the 53% voted for Hillary while an astonishing 53% of all white women voters voted for Donald. I say astonishingly only because you would never see this happen among men. If we know that we control the outcome of something we definitely win that something.

And according to the AP, six in 10 women were bothered by how Trump treated women, compared to about four in 10 men but again, that didn’t make any difference at all.

So basically America’s white women have spoken not only to America’s women but to the watching world of women everywhere and have said: “We don’t need no stinking rights! We have men!”

So ladies? Good luck with that.

Gimme Shelter?

31 Oct

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130 years ago the Statue of Liberty was assembled and dedicated on what is now known as Liberty Island in New York Harbor. 17 years later a bronze tablet bearing the text of  Emma Lazarus’s sonnet,  “The New Colossus”, was presented by friends of the poet and mounted inside the pedestal.

The final verse of the poem offers hope to all who come to this great land, the U.S.A.

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

100 years after the great structure was erected, Lady Liberty was renovated  and the statue was reopened to the public on July 5, 1986.  In President Reagan’s dedication speech, he stated, “We are the keepers of the flame of liberty; we hold it high for the world to see.”

Now we face a time when a new Republican president may be elected and with him the promise of closing our doors to immigrants and deporting millions and millions of others who sought asylum and who live here peaceably now.

Perhaps, if elected, he will rededicate the statue and replace the poem that sits beside it with a more apt message that befits his and his followers beliefs?

Something like: Beat it you immigrants or I’ll torch your ass!

Seriously though, if Mr. Trump  should win, how hypocritical would it be to let Lady Liberty continue to stand in our harbor with her beckoning light and message of hope… to a world we would have voted to wall out?

Channeling a Former First Lady and Just Saying…

29 Oct

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Melania Trump recently announced that if she were to become the First Lady, her focus would be on teaching children the right way to use social media,  as in— no bullying.

“I will focus on helping children and women, and also about social media. In this 21st century, what’s going on, it’s very hurtful to children. To some adults as well, but we need to take care of children.” Said the possible first lady.

Mr. Trump, our possible next president, added: “We need to teach them how to use it, what is right to say, what is not right to say, because it is very bad out there. I’ve seen so many people hurt so badly.”

Wow! Perhaps Mr. trump has seen so many people hurt so badly by social media because…oh well, you know…because he’s been the one leading the charge!

Anyway, on a lighter note, it is believed that Melania’s message to children everywhere, should she become the next First Lady of the United States,  will be a very simple and straight forward one. Something like:

Kids, when it comes to social media and bullying? Just Say LOL!

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