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Tomorrow, I Shall Wear Green
Tomorrow, I shall wear green.
Red is what these women want you to wear in support of their protest.
Green is on the far opposite of the color wheel from Red.
I shall wear green because:
I do not support this foolishness.
I do not support this perversion of The First Amendment.
I do not support Hypocrisy and Double Standards.
I do not support humiliation of half the population on the basis of genetics.
I do not support the notion of superiority of half the population on the basis of genetics, either.
I do not support the use of harsh language to label, and silence, opposition.
I do not support the continual marching for rights already obtained.
I do not support badly spun statistics which are used to lie.
I do not support perpetuated lies, even after they have been proven wrong.
I do not support rewarding a person for their own bad choices.
Tomorrow, I shall wear green:
To distinguish myself from the rabble roused by inflammatory language,
To show that the Sisters of the Womb do not hav
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Breakfast at Bambi's
Bambi’s Brew House and Bakery is located two blocks from the “offices” of the Crystal Continuum Enforcement Agency. Because of the proximity to the portal, the staff has gotten used to seeing denizens from other dimensions, and didn’t bat an eye at the appearance of Boone. On the other hand, Boone wasn’t sure what to make of the staff. For instance, the hostess seemed very much to a cocker spaniel to him.
As a matter of fact, she is a cocker spaniel. Standing at one-and-one-half meters tall, Pradassa is best described as a bundle of energy. Never one to stand still, her curly-haired ears were almost always flopping one direction or another. If they were still, it was probably because she was giving someone a hug. Of course, her ears weren’t the only part of her that flopped, but she seemed to have an aversion to anything resembling a corset, girdle, or support hose. This floppy bundle of energy came bounding from the office towards both Boone and Jack.
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From the Student
From the Student
I was there at the start.
I watched you go through the classes,
-----helped with the reports,
----------collected supplies,
---------------and dressed as a “special guest” occasionally.
I was ecstatic when you got the degree.
I helped prepare the resumes,
-----heard the reports on the interviews,
----------waited for phone calls,
---------------and celebrated when the job came
We joyfully set up the classroom.
I volunteered for the classroom,
-----sorted and graded papers,
----------helped calculate grades,
---------------and cleaned up at the end of the day.
I always said I would be okay as long as you didn’t treat me like one of your students.
Well,
I’m not okay.
Your teaching was not in vain.
I did learn quite a bit from you.
I learned patience,
-----I had to endure long talks with you so my behavior could be corrected.
I learned cleanliness,
-----the house was never clean enough for you.
I learned longsuffering,
-----no matter how much pain I wa
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Home, for me, is Nashville, TN. Though we are known as the home of the NHL Predators, we are also the hometown of the Tennessee Titans. I don't know if you all remember the flap last year over the National Anthem, or the new ruling the NFL has made because of it, but the first shots have already been fired for this season.
For those of you that don't remember, or care, there was a wave of players in the NFL that refused to stand while the Star Spangled Banner played before games. The explanation was they felt that America is racist and unfair to black people. As such they refused to honor the flag and song of the country. This angered not only the fans, but many people who couldn't care less about professional football. Over the off-season, the NFL decided that standard policy will be to allow the players to stay in the locker room during the national anthem, but if they were on the field, they would stand and show respect. The penalty is a fine.
So, yesterday, Titans player Jurrell Casey has declared that he'll pay the fine, and refuse to stand during the anthem. He plans to "take a knee" during the song. In his words, this is his platform, his opportunity to make a difference.

There is a sarcastic side of me that wishes to respond: "Well, that explains the horrid season y'all had last year. It must be awful trying to run down the field with them there shackles around your feet. Making them choices of what play to make must be hard when yer scared of being scourged by the coach after the game. I'm sure them crackers on the side lines with rifles waiting fer you to try to escape must be kinda scary, too!"

No, there is a more rational way to express why this "protest" isn't effective. There are four reasons, in fact. First of all, the complaint is too broad. When you claim that "America is racist", what do you mean by that? What is "America" doing that's wrong? Secondly, your protest isn't proximate to the problem. What does the National Anthem have to do with your complaint, assuming you have a valid, articulate one? Since we aren't hearing your complaint, we have no idea why you're acting in such a rude fashion. Thirdly, we have no pity on you. Mr. Casey, you are supposed to be paid fifteen million dollars for this season. That is two-hundred-and-fifty times what the average American makes in annual salary, and you get it for playing a minimum of sixteen football games, over the course of five months. Can you not see the ingratitude of your complaint?
The final reason your protest is ineffective is because it is just that, a complaint. Maybe, you could take some of that money and invest in a business and hire a few folks of color. Since you're a minority, you don't have to worry about racial disparity, and can have a complete staff of POC. You would be offering opportunity to black folks, and isn't that what you're saying "America" hasn't done? You can be a shining star, a trailblazer for your fellow sports millionaires. The benefits of this business expand beyond the people you hire. Since they have money to spend, the local stores are also going to benefit from the money spent there, and employees of those business can spend money. It has been said that every dollar paid in wages gets spent five times before it completely disappears. You've made it big, Mr. Casey. You have earned your comfort and a good life. Why not share the wealth and spread the opportunity?
I have discovered that the nasty divorce I went through 7-9 years ago has just become a "blessing in disguise". The social advantage I now have is a strong immunity to the emotional maneuvers that are the regular tools of the Liberals/Progressives. You see, when 3/4 of your heart was atomized in battle, there are very few heart strings available for anyone to grab and yank upon. I see things very differently regarding this latest episode in the immigration debate.

Yes, there are children being "separated from their parents". There are three reasons a child will be removed from their accompanying adults: 1) There is no proof the child is related to the adults, 2) The Child is in danger form the adults, and 3) The Parents are being processed as criminals. You do realize we are talking about illegal immigrants, right? By definition, the alleged parents of these children are criminals. They have broken the laws of the USA by attempting to enter this country without official permission. The first illegal crossing is a misdemeanor punishable with up to two years of jail time, and subsequent crossings are a felony with a minimum sentence of a year in jail. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is under no obligation to care for the children of the accused, so they are passed over to Health and Human Services (HHS).

It is very important to me that everyone understand the responsibility lies upon the adults that choose to flaunt the laws of our country, and decided to bring their children along with them. I read a story recently of a guy that was foolhardy enough to bring his four-year-old grandson with him to buy drugs. The deal went bad, and it is a miracle the kid didn't get hurt in the shoot out. The idiot that brought the child had to answer to charges of "child endangerment" as well as drug and weapons charges. Likewise, these adults make the choice to enter the US without permission, risking life-threatening dangers and the possibility of capture, and bring their children along. These children are not in the position to decide to not make the trip. If the desire is to shame an adult, shame these criminals who have drug their children into their crimes.

Whether you like it or not, America is supposed to be a nation of laws. By definition, a person who chooses not to follow the law is a "law breaker", or a criminal. A nation of laws punishes criminals, and one of those punishments is to remove them from the privileges of normal society. One of those privileges is the time spent with one's family (including children). Any American citizen who is convicted of a crime must pay the penalty, and they aren't allowed to have their children in jail with them either.

I would like to see a time where it means something to be an American citizen, again. It seems the current movement is to allow anyone who lives within our borders to vote, regardless of citizenship. (Talk about the foreign influence in our elections!) The "Sanctuary City" concept flies well in the face of current laws, and, for some odd reason, the Federal courts refuse to see the incongruence. There was a nasty uproar over the idea of including a question in the 2020 census regarding citizenship. (You know, there are more "citizenship" statuses than "citizen" and "undocumented alien".) I have heard that the pressure to collect illegal immigrants discourages co-operation with local police. No kidding? Tell me why a criminal should expect police protection.

This is an issue that remain for quite some time. It came to this over a long period of time, and will take time to fix. I find it upsetting that the same people that are currently putting on a show "about the children" are the same folks the refused to fund the building an staffing a of a stronger southern border in the first place.
I have been told that there are three types of people that will tell you the absolute truth: the extremely old, the extremely young, and the extremely drunk. I'm not going to defend Rosanne Barr for her tweets, even if she was on Ambien. What I am concerned about, though, is the way we, as a nation, react to such thoughts. Within 24 hours of the tweets, ABC decided to walk back their decision to renew her show. That's fast, and affects hundreds of people that had jobs working on such a project.

Really, though. Why are so many of us so quick to distance ourselves from the taint of being seen as "racist"? I am curious as to what is so bad, so "wrong", about it. I can tell you the illogic of it, as racism is a specific example of the fallacy of "Generalization." Generalization is when one assumes the qualities of a few examples of a class to exist in all members of a class. (Since these apples are red, all apples must be red.) Is the "wrong" because of the history of how racism was used to justify "our peculiar institution"?

Let's back up a bit. Where do "racist" ideas come from? I posit that they come from two sources: they are taught by those we know, and are learned from observation. I could very easily see how such ideals held by "far right" groups might be handed down over generations. If one's Pappy, Grand-Pappy, and Great-Grand-Pappy held those opinions, then emulation of those men would include holding those ideals, too. On the other hand, multiple examples, presented over and over, are often just as powerful in helping people form opinions. Most young children will draw carrots using an "orange" crayon, as every carrot they've seen is orange. It's quite a surprise to these kids when they run into an "heirloom" carrot that's either purple or white.
What do orange carrots have to do with learning to be racist? I grew up in Nashville, TN, where "black folks" make up roughly one-fourth of the population. Since I attended public schools, I was frequently in class with children from that portion of the population. The majority of the time a student "acted up", the student in question was one "of color". The noisier kids in the cafeteria, and the one's running in the hallways of the school were usually from that group, too. As I got into later grades, I discovered how funny it was to these same kids to "pick on the white nerd". By the time I graduated from high school, I had enough evidence to decide that I wanted nothing to do with "people of color" as they seemed to me to be a self-destructive, stupid people who deserved to live on the bottom rungs of society. (Years later, I would discover that there are "white" folks that behave in a similar fashion. Both groups fit under the category of "poverty class".) I didn't learn "racism" from my family, I learned it from people of another race!

That leads me to another point. I see two kinds of racism in America, today. There is the version that, when exposed, has people pointing fingers and demanding someone to be burned at the stake. This is the stuff that people lose jobs and social position for expressing. The second type is the kind that points fingers a demands retribution. This is the "respectable racism" of America. The respectable racism allows groups like "The Black Caucus" and "The Black Chamber of Commerce" to continue to exist. This puts some sort of sanctity on the "Historically Black College or University." This respectable version creates the bulwark from which unscrupulous people "of color" can hide behind and blow raspberries at everyone else. You see, this respectable racism is to create a generalization that allows for the "black community" to have an advantage. I risk being called "racist" to even suggest that groups like the NAACP are outdated and need to be disbanded. This power, this ability to destroy with a word, is a crutch. It does nothing to "build up" the group it supposedly protects, and does nothing but destroy those outside the bulwarks.

I've had enough of this junk. When is the majority going to finally tell these small groups to "shut up and get with the program"? When are we going to get over our fear of being called "racist" and start telling the other side to dump their racism? When are we going to stop rushing to cover our behinds when the finger starts to point? When are we going to demand people to check their "black privilege"? I want to see some one tell these folks to spend more effort on being "people" rather than "of color".
I really don't understand the concept of "manspreading". At the risk of TMI, I cannot remember ever having a reason to use such a posture. It looks to me like a combination of bad posture, poor home training, and insufficiently supportive undershorts...
Last week, I was given information that puts the past of our current President into perspective.
Did you know that, up until 2015, Donald Trump was registered as a Democrat?

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M. W. Flatt
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Personal Quote: It doesn't cost a thing to be nice.
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Home, for me, is Nashville, TN. Though we are known as the home of the NHL Predators, we are also the hometown of the Tennessee Titans. I don't know if you all remember the flap last year over the National Anthem, or the new ruling the NFL has made because of it, but the first shots have already been fired for this season.
For those of you that don't remember, or care, there was a wave of players in the NFL that refused to stand while the Star Spangled Banner played before games. The explanation was they felt that America is racist and unfair to black people. As such they refused to honor the flag and song of the country. This angered not only the fans, but many people who couldn't care less about professional football. Over the off-season, the NFL decided that standard policy will be to allow the players to stay in the locker room during the national anthem, but if they were on the field, they would stand and show respect. The penalty is a fine.
So, yesterday, Titans player Jurrell Casey has declared that he'll pay the fine, and refuse to stand during the anthem. He plans to "take a knee" during the song. In his words, this is his platform, his opportunity to make a difference.

There is a sarcastic side of me that wishes to respond: "Well, that explains the horrid season y'all had last year. It must be awful trying to run down the field with them there shackles around your feet. Making them choices of what play to make must be hard when yer scared of being scourged by the coach after the game. I'm sure them crackers on the side lines with rifles waiting fer you to try to escape must be kinda scary, too!"

No, there is a more rational way to express why this "protest" isn't effective. There are four reasons, in fact. First of all, the complaint is too broad. When you claim that "America is racist", what do you mean by that? What is "America" doing that's wrong? Secondly, your protest isn't proximate to the problem. What does the National Anthem have to do with your complaint, assuming you have a valid, articulate one? Since we aren't hearing your complaint, we have no idea why you're acting in such a rude fashion. Thirdly, we have no pity on you. Mr. Casey, you are supposed to be paid fifteen million dollars for this season. That is two-hundred-and-fifty times what the average American makes in annual salary, and you get it for playing a minimum of sixteen football games, over the course of five months. Can you not see the ingratitude of your complaint?
The final reason your protest is ineffective is because it is just that, a complaint. Maybe, you could take some of that money and invest in a business and hire a few folks of color. Since you're a minority, you don't have to worry about racial disparity, and can have a complete staff of POC. You would be offering opportunity to black folks, and isn't that what you're saying "America" hasn't done? You can be a shining star, a trailblazer for your fellow sports millionaires. The benefits of this business expand beyond the people you hire. Since they have money to spend, the local stores are also going to benefit from the money spent there, and employees of those business can spend money. It has been said that every dollar paid in wages gets spent five times before it completely disappears. You've made it big, Mr. Casey. You have earned your comfort and a good life. Why not share the wealth and spread the opportunity?

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Tag! Haha now you must do the tag Journal too!
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Merry Christmas! Even if you aren't around to read it.
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Hang in there, my friend. I'm sending hugs and good wishes to you for a brighter tomorrow. Please take care of yourself.
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LysanderxX Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
Well hello there good sir Bunaroo. Thanks for the surprise watch months ago.

I do home things become well for you soon. Sad to hear about the unfortunate things...
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