Thursday, September 28, 2017

Standing and sitting for freedom

So what if a bunch of football players, or anyone else ,  does not stand  up for a song ? That's their right to express their  views.
   If their  employer has a  rule they are required  to Stand for the National Anthem they should  comply,be fired for non compliance or quit their job .

If your employer does not have a policy on the topic then it's your call.  Everyone else can MYOB, thank you very much!

With regard to "patriotism"-forced  patriotism is no patriotism at all.

 The   Flag is a symbol of  our country and   Our values which are defined in  the Constitution.
The Constitution guarantees freedom of speech and  the right to protest the government and the status quo-peacefully .
  Forcing people to salute the flag or stand for the national anthem is  a direct contradiction to the
 Principles and values our nation  represents!
 In reality ,  a giant
  stadium full of people who Boo  the Government song and dance routine would be great way to get  the pulse on what Americans truly think  about  our country's policies and rules !!!!
No fighting, killing or destroying property .
Just  say boo for Freedom!!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Explosions Implosions

In 1993  I  saw the Belknap building  in Louisville , Ky . being imploded  with dynamite  and  free fall to the ground . A local company where my husband worked  wanted to clear the  riverfront property for their new building . They had a big Shebang which means food, drink, music and dancing , on the sidelines so everyone could experience the demolition close up. I remember the explosions , the free fall into a pile of debris and the dust moving towards the crowd . Too cool!'
I have my dust mask,  some bricks and pictures  of all of us with Sandra Bullock and Wesley Snipes as a souvenir.  Sylvester Stallone / Rocky was the star and  was in the media spotlight!
Hollywood used this exciting event  to promote the movie "Demolition Man"

The moral of the story is - free fall collapse of buildings is a result of a planned and carefully executed implosion. Fires  and   Plane crashes do not cause buildings  to blow up , fall directly down and turn into a  neat pile of dust. 

  Physics 101 .

Water is a Weapon at the Airport

Nowadays you have to discard your water or other liquids before you can enter the secured area of the airport. This is where they  put you through the body scanner or the metal detector and examine you and your stuff. Up until this magical point you can have your beverages and they will sell it to you or you can drink from fountains.
Immediately after you  go through the  security area you are sold water, pop or booze,or can fill your empty bottles back up and you are given water and beverages on the plane. 
If liquids  ( more than 3ounces) can make bombs-  why are we ever allowed to have  4 oz of liquids at all- Anywhere?
Quite frankly, the worst problem I have ever seen as a result of  a good size fluid intake was long lines  for the bathroom .

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Speaking out and Peacefully protesting are GREAT!!

Peacefully protesting and speaking your mind are good and natural and should be respected. 
 Nothing or no one is above reproach !!!
In fact , if someone or a group tries to shut out criticism - that is a sure fire way to  know that their position is weak or wrong and they have no confidence in their own ideas. 
Good ideas  and values stand on their own merit. Good does not fear evil. 
When an individual or group uses force or intimidation to get compliance  you KNOW the idea was idiotic! 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Rockets, Bombs and bullets for Peace?

 Look out people!  If the fueding Hotheads get their way the  rockets,bombs , and bullets  will undoubtedly wipe out  many decent ,peaceful, productive   people  on the planet who are just trying to make an honest living and  have a little fun before they kick the bucket!
 Our  Misleaders tell us that when  an evil  despot  is making the  same bombs We and other nations have, we need to annialate  their  country and people plus many of our own AND who knows how many unfortunate "others " in order to save  the  world from the evil despot. But  just to be "Nice"we can try to make the guy  cooperate  by cutting  off trade with  his  country (aka sanctions) which will hurt everyone on all sides except the evil despots, who will continue to live in luxury and never miss a meal- lol!!!

 I fail to see the logic in  any of this. If fact it's downright stupid and absurd!

It's not like people have not been down this road before . SSDD .  Sanctions cause misery which leads to desperation which leads to war!

 We all know that the average Joe and his family get killed, maimed , and have their lives and property destroyed in a war( especially nuclear) DUH - and the Elites who started the shebang  will have underground bunkers full of champagne ,steak and caviar, escort "services", probably even pools and golf courses, and come out fat and happy and  write Books about their experiences as a world leader and the tough jobs they have .......

A famous singer in my generation , who got Wasted away in  Margaritaville - wrote a song titled
"Why don't we just get drunk and  screw"- and another  mantra was: Make Love not War.

Sounds like a better plan than anything our so called elected representatives have pulled out of their bag of tricks!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

What a wonderful world!

Just  returned home from visiting Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Montenegro. Earlier in the year we visited   Hungary, Slovakia, Germany , Czech Republic , Austria and Switzerland .The year before we visited   Turkey  on a Mediterranean cruise .
 We have also visited Canada , the Caribbean , and Mexico .  We  have visited Scotland England and the Netherlands .  The USA from sea to  sea.

North , south, east and west- all the people are the BEST!!!!!

River cruises, ocean cruises, planes , busses, walking , trams, cabs -you name it- whatever gets to to where you want to go.

In these many locations we have met people from basically EVERY  country:)

The moral of the story is: The world  and the  People are beautiful and wonderful -other than a "few jerks " -just want to Live and Let Live , have fun  and sell  their stuff to you for which they are truly proud!!!

 We are all members of the " United Nations" and "World Ambassadors"as we travel and shop near and far.

  Travel and trade before you " invade" !

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Zip it !

Trump needs  to shut  his mouth ! His verbal diarrhea accomplishes nothing good or productive when it comes to  popping off about nuking  peoples in any country- Period !

Trump is bad news in the getting along in the world category!
He flat out does not care about human life , or ANY Life for that matter !

The same is true for all folks who advocate War.

They are all bad, evil people and not to be followed or respected.

Why can't government use its strength and resources to fix the disaster s Mother Nature creates  instead of making matters worse?

Bring back Dueling

Since Donald Trump and Kim Jong appear to dislike each other  and the rest of us in the two countries get along just fine-   I say let these two guys work out their diffences between themselves and leave us out of it!

The way to accomplish this  is DUELING!

 We have a history of this  method of conflict resolution in America and we know it works.

US Secretary of the Treasury  Alexander Hamilton lost to  VP Aaron  Burr in 1804 and is buried in New York City .

Put Donald and Kim in a Ring in  Las Vegas and give them both a weapon of their choice (as long as its not  a nuke)  and  let the best aim win!!

Get corporations to sponsor the  Event - Put the whole thing on Pay for View , and  pay off the trillions  of National Debt!

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Pot is Hot and Rocky Mountains get Higher$$$$

Since Cannabis has become officially legal in  certain states in the USA, albeit it medical or recreational- it has become a multi billion dollar industry .Especially Colorado!!!  Ways to consume the plant  now far exceed old fashioned  joints , bongs  and  Brownies :)
Needless to say , This  has brought in plenty  of tax dollars  plus the  residents are much happier and easier to get along with . Crime and addiction are down . Television news  recently reported a mothers play group caring for they children under the influence and being less stressed . Imagine that ...

The convention business is soaring in Denver .
  The original Rocky Mountain High on company funds -
 It doesn't get any better than that!!

I wonder why all the rest of the US states , and the rest of the world, too, don't  get  with the program?

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Wine and Beer are fine and near .

Hi Friends,

I'm basically a wino  when it comes to the drug department . I do beer on a hot day.
I love CharDONNAy-
Hey , they named it after me😎

I  ingest only  the legal stuff , lol
I believe  Individuals should be left alone and not  be  forced to live under arbitrary dictates  of other people for  getting their jollies! How about the  Right to Life , Liberty and pursuit of Happpiness  our Declaration of Independence talks about?

To those of you that prefer to ingest non government approved AKA  "illegal "substances I ask- Why don't you protest.?

We do own our own bodies , don't we?

Nursing is a dangerous job

 Last night the TV news
reported  an Emergency Room Nurse was  handcuffed and terrorized by a policeman in  Salt Lake City , Utah because she complied with her job description which said she could not take blood from someone without their consent.
Instead of  the police  dealing  with  the nurses supervisor in a sane fashion-he grabbed  the woman, arrested  her and dragged her outside  screaming and crying . How did she know she would not be shot? Or beat to a pulp by  this  man - or raped ? She could have had a stroke or heart attack or fallen - or who knows what!!!!
   Is this not assault and battery at its zenith?

The  remedy for this abomination to a peaceful, decent human being who was doing their job and helping others -this violent, disrespectful   thug is getting" administrative leave "- Read Paid Vacation!
This is the standard treatment in America when police do horrible things to individuals.

So the moral of the story is-  Beat, kill and Scare the hell out of people to get paid time off!!

Friday, September 01, 2017

Floods and Wars

Now that  Houston is under water and the whole Planet has been ravaged by occasional Hate  and nasty behavior- Will We stop building in flood zones , overpaving  the earth and  most importantly Stop killing ourselves and others -?  In my hippie generation we cried: Make love not war!!

"We are great, we are fine ,

We're the class of '69!!!!!!!!!!!

Disco Donna