That’s it! The recycling bin is in the middle of the driveway. Now I have to get out and move it. What a day!
My feelings were hurt today by thoughtlessness. So I carried that pain with me.
I went to pick up an on-line purchase from Sears and they said I didn’t pay for it on-line even though all the paperwork said I did. Now I have to wait a few days to get credit because I told them I didn’t want it bad enough to give them my business and I wasn’t paying for it again.
Now the recycling bin! What a day! Seems like a lot of bad shit happened today. The Sears thing really pissed me off! I was carrying the pained feelings and it made it worse. Then when I got home and saw the recycling bin; by then I was carrying the pain and the anger. And that was it!
As I was moving the recycling bin back around the house I thought, what the hell am I so pissy for? Big deal! Someone hurt my feelings. They didn’t mean it. Suck it up, Buttercup! I’ll get the Sears thing taken care of. And the Lord knows I could use the exercise moving the bins.
I let it go and then felt guilty that I let everything get to me at all. I caught it and processed it and now it is all gone. All good!
Try to let your pain and anger go…..you will feel much better and life will seem sweeter.
My husband is home! He has bumps, bruises and soreness. But he is home and I am elated! Everyone is in the nest. It makes me very happy.
I’m not use to going non-stop so intensely for such a long amount of time. I am glad to have a PJ day. I love PJ days. I can putter and do as little or as much as I can or want. Decompress from the emotions and activities of the past week. I miss my husband very much. I wish we were doing PJ day together. Mother-daughter time has been great. Love that girl! “Be true to yourself.” She is so herself. She is tender-hearted, oblivious, passionate and factual. She brings her filter to every occasion and manages to use it nearly all the time. Which you know is pretty incredible considering I am her mother. Ha! Ha! Ha!
I’ll finish this later…I’m doing some things.
I am so blessed to have the most incredible family!
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Rex W. Tillerson
Andrew F. Puzder
John F. Kelly
James N. Mattis
Elaine L. Chao
Nikki R. Haley
U.S. Trade Rep.
Rex W. Tillerson Mr. Trump’s choice is the president and chief executive of Exxon Mobil, whose ties with Russian President Vladimir V. Putin may draw scrutiny during the confirmation process.
Rick Perry Mr. Trump has selected the former Texas governor, who in 2011 proposed scrapping the Energy Department while he was seeking the Republican nomination for president.
Andrew F. Puzder Mr. Trump’s expected choice is the chief executive of CKE Restaurants — and a donor to his campaign — who has criticized the Obama administration’s labor policies.
Linda McMahon Mr. Trump has selected the former chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment to lead the agency. Ms. McMahon, a failed Senate candidate from Connecticut, was with her husband, Vince, one of Mr. Trump’s biggest donors.
John F. Kelly Mr. Trump has named the retired four-star Marine general, whose son was killed in combat in Afghanistan.
James N. Mattis Mr. Trump announced at a rallythat he had selected General Mattis, who led a Marine division to Baghdad during the 2003 invasion of Iraq and led the United States Central Command from 2010-13. General Mattis, now retired, has been a critic of the Obama administration. He would need a waiver from Congress to lead the Pentagon because he has been out of uniform for less than seven years.
Steven Mnuchin Mr. Trump has selected Mr. Mnuchin, who served as his campaign finance chairman. Mr. Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs executive, has deep roots in Hollywood but no government experience.
Elaine L. Chao Mr. Trump has selected Ms. Chao, the labor secretary under President George W. Bush. Ms. Chao, who is married to the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, has been a fixture of the Republican establishment in Washington.
Tom Price Mr. Trump has selected Mr. Price, a six-term Republican congressman from Georgia and orthopedic surgeon who has led opposition to the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Price has said the law interferes with the ability of patients and doctors to make medical decisions.
Donald F. McGahn II Mr. Trump has chosen Mr. McGahn, who served as general counsel for the Trump campaign. Mr. McGahn, a Washington lawyer who pushed to deregulate campaign finance and election laws, served on the Federal Election Commission for five years.
Wilbur Ross Mr. Trump has selected Mr. Ross, an investor whose fortune is estimated by Forbes to be $2.9 billion. Mr. Ross has said the United States must free itself from the “bondage” of “bad trade agreements,” and has advocated threats to impose steep tariffs on China.
Betsy DeVos Mr. Trump has selected Ms. DeVos, a former chairwoman of the Michigan Republican Party and an education activist who is a passionate believer in school choice, as his nominee.
Nikki R. Haley Mr. Trump has selected Ms. Haley, the governor of South Carolina, as his nominee. The daughter of immigrants from India, she was a prominent and frequent critic of Mr. Trump early in his run.
Ben Carson Mr. Trump has selected the former neurosurgeon and presidential candidate to be his nominee to lead HUD. Mr. Carson had previously said he did not want to work in government.
Mike Pompeo Mr. Trump has selected Mr. Pompeo, representative of Kansas and a former Army officer, as his nominee. Mr. Pompeo is a member of the House Intelligence Committee and was a sharp critic of Hillary Clinton during the congressional investigation into the 2012 attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.
Jeff Sessions Mr. Trump has selected Senator Sessions, of Alabama, as his nominee. Mr. Sessions is a strong proponent of strict immigration enforcement, reduced spending and tough-on-crime measures. His nomination for a federal judgeship in 1986 was rejected because of racially charged comments and actions, which are very likely to become an issue as he faces another set of Senate confirmation hearings.
Reince Priebus Mr. Trump announced on Nov. 13that he had chosen Mr. Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee.
David H. Petraeus Former four-star Army general and director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Michael S. Rogers Navy admiral and director of the National Security Agency. Choosing Mr. Rogers may be complicated because the Obama administration is considering removing him after frustrations over the speed at which he moved to combat the Islamic State.
Frances Townsend Homeland security adviser under George W. Bush
Jan Brewer Former governor of Arizona
Mary Fallin Governor of Oklahoma
Robert E. Grady Gryphon Investors partner
Harold G. Hamm Chief executive of Continental Resources, an oil and gas company
Forrest Lucas President of Lucas Oil Products, which manufactures automotive lubricants, additives and greases
Cathy McMorris Rodgers Representative from Washington
Sarah Palin Former governor of Alaska and the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee
Sam Brownback Kansas governor
Chuck Conner Chief executive officer of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
Heidi Heitkamp Democratic Senator from North Dakota
Sid Miller Commissioner of agriculture for Texas
Kristi Noem Representative from South Dakota
Sonny Perdue Former governor of Georgia
Scott Brown Former senator from Massachusetts
Jeff Miller Retired representative from Florida who was chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee
Sarah Palin Former governor of Alaska and vice-presidential nominee
Dan DiMicco Former chief executive of the Nucor Corporation, a steel production company, and a critic of Chinese trade practices
If someone you do not know enters your house, do you have the right to shoot and kill them? Seems like a simple question. How many of you said “Yes, of course. I have a right to protect myself from a perceived threat to my family”?
A woman goes to a clinic for an abortion. Should she have the right to have one safely? How many of you said “No. Abortion is a sin and is wrong no matter what the circumstances. It should be illegal”.
Did you say yes to the first instance but no to the second? Let’s look at this a little closer…..
What if, in the first situation, the intruder was a black man (assume you are white) that meant to go your neighbor’s house two doors down. Both houses look very similar and your garage door was open (just like your neighbor’s). He walks in the basement (as directed by your neighbor) and goes upstairs because he doesn’t see anyone. You hear noises in the basement and go and get your gun. You know, the loaded one that you keep for protection. You have it for just this reason. You open the basement door and he is there. A black man, a stranger, has entered your house. He startles you and you shoot and kill him. Are you justified in shooting him? He is innocent and unarmed. It was an accident. Should you be prosecuted and punished? You PERCEIVE that you were protecting your life and your children’s lives. But he was an innocent life, just at the wrong place. You took a completely innocent life. Wasn’t it justified because you were protecting yourself and your family?
The second situation is not as simple as it appears either. The woman seeking an abortion has carefully and thoughtfully considered her family. She loves her husband and two small children. She would gladly welcome this third but she suffers from depression and bipolar. She has finally gotten her medications right. She knows that she will have to stop some of them and cannot fathom how she can survive another year or more of such deep darkness and emotional upheaval (called depression & bipolar). After the last child, she was in and out of the hospital. She even attempted suicide once. Finally she feels better and is functioning. She knows that it will always be there but finally it is not consuming her life and her family’s life. She cannot risk the threat another pregnancy will have on her family. She is protecting herself and her family from an ACTUAL threat. The fetus is an innocent life but threatens her children, her husband and herself. Shouldn’t she be able to safely protect her family without punishment?
Or the woman seeking an abortion may be the 21 year old nursing student. Her parents died a couple months before in a car accident. Her dad was from Australia and his family quit talking to him when he left home 30 years before. She really doesn’t know much about his family. Her mom’s parents are dead and she has an aunt in Ohio. Her mom and aunt had a disagreement when her grandpa died about 10 years ago. She had seen her once since then. Her aunt came to the funeral and told her if she needed anything to call. Well, she needed help. Her parents left her a little money but not enough to pay for school. She has a scholarship and works 30 hours a week. She lives with three other nursing students. They talked her into going out on her 21st birthday and she drank. She isn’t a big drinker. She met a guy with a warm smile and kind words. She hadn’t had the time or much experience with dating. He said nice things and she was so lonely. She wanted to feel wanted, to be held and to be loved. He never called her again. But she is pregnant. She prayed about it and got the nerve to call her aunt. It had been a week and no call back. Time is ticking. On one hand, she would have something to love. She would have a family. How could she do it by herself? How could she support a baby? Who would care for it while she worked? She would have to leave school, her scholarship, her on-campus housing…her dreams of being a nurse vanished or at least on hold indefinitely. She makes the decision to terminate the pregnancy. She is sad but hopes God will bless her in the future. She just cannot do it by herself. Flash forward 20 years…She is a neo-natal ICU nurse. She helps save babies every day. She is married to a loving man and they have twin teenage boys. She runs the “Meal-a-month” program at church. She thinks back about what her life may have been but does not regret her decision. It took her on a path of helping babies and others. She loves her family and her life.
Or maybe she is the married mother of three who cannot start all over again. She is married to a man that comes home from work for a prepared dinner at six o’clock. After he eats he sits in the living room, watches TV and starts drinking. He yells at the kids if they are too loud so she ushers them back to their bedrooms so as to not anger him. He has a really bad temper and hasn’t harmed them but she is afraid that may change. He has hit her twice now. The oldest is ten and he sees what is going on. Her son is very protective of his mother and she fears the day he talks back to his father will not be a good day. She also has two daughters ages 4 and 6. She is waiting for the youngest to start school so she can leave with the kids. The woman is a teacher. She knows that she cannot afford full-time childcare so she must just wait until the youngest starts school. Every night as her husband rolls off of her and has finished his business she counts how many more days…433. Can she hold on that long? She is doing everything in her power to keep her children safe and happy. Oh no! She is pregnant. How could that happen? She is on birth control. How can she start over? The thought of 433 days was manageable but 2,298 is unfathomable. She cannot. She must protect her family. She decides on an abortion.
How can we, as a society, decide what is justifiable and what is not? I can give you thousands more stories about difficult choices made by women to terminate a pregnancy. How can you be pro-birth but not pro-life? How can you possibly know the difficult situation many women find themselves in related to pregnancy. “Well my religion believes that all life is sacred and it is my right to protect all of the innocent unborn lives.” What about those little innocent lives (the children of the women getting an abortion)? Who is protecting them? Their mother, she is protecting her most precious gifts from God and that is the most she can do. Do not judge what you do not know. If you do not believe in abortion then do not have one. How can you possibly think you have the right to choose for every woman and every circumstance that can occur with a pregnancy? Let God judge us for he knows the truth. For He is the true righteous one.
The Lincoln Memorial has been the site for many of the United States’ most historic rallies, from the civil rights and anti-Vietnam protests of the 1960s to the Million Man March in 1995. However, for the thousands of women planning to march on Washington following Donald Trump’s inauguration, the D.C, landmark won’t be available for rallying.
According to The Guardian, the National Park Service, on behalf of the Presidential Inauguration Committee, has blocked access to the landmark by filing a “massive omnibus blocking permit.” This will bar protesters from most of the National Mall, Pennsylvania Avenue, the Washington Monument, and of course, the Lincoln Memorial for days and weeks before, during, and after the inauguration, which will take place on Jan. 20, 2017.
BULLSHIT! BULLSHIT! BULLSHIT!
PS It appears they are working something out. Come join us on the march in St. Louis.
I am concerned about our future…every part of it. I hear “Give it a chance, he might surprise you”. I do not think it is a time to lay back and watch things happen hoping for a positive outcome. I am not so naive to think he won’t do some good things though I cannot imagine what they might be. So I guess I’ll have to wait and see.
I do not intend on being an idle watcher. We need to protect our personal rights, the environment, the economy…It’s time to band together for quality healthcare for all citizens. We cannot accept the registration of our citizens by religious affiliation especially if just one is singled out. How has that worked in the past? Sadness and embarrassment. No, use your voice and be heard at every level of government. A united voice is how we get it done. And there is a lot to do….
The United “says” of America
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