Monday, April 17, 2017

Trump Supporters: Regrets. Some Have A Few...

Although deep inside, I'd love to tell all those who now regret voting for Trump that they all should have listened to the smart people.  That all of his destruction and havoc on our country is all on you.  Don't expect forgiveness or sympathy now or anytime soon, if ever.....I'll keep silent.
We need to stop mocking and teasing Trump supporters who have come to finally see the light.  It won't help with anything. We have to make them feel welcome to the Resistance. So many people have already joined us, and we should keep our movement growing.-  If you're a Trump supporter who is still living in the dark, I ask that you read the passage below. -CCB

To my conservative family and friends: You have been given a gift. The gift is this: Your guy won, your team has the house and the senate. And it's going....not great.
My charge to you: figure out how you want to be represented in history. You are on the cusp of being the party that rose up and fought for what you told us you stood for, or you can be the people we have to explain to our children, when they asked why no one fought the breakdown of our democracy.
If you voted for the president or a republican senator because you believe in fiscal conservatism, you should be furious that your tax dollars are going to build a wall that will have zero impact on the effects of immigration.
If you hate the left because of "Political Correctness," you need to be asking yourself if you're okay with the President censoring communications from MULTIPLE government organizations like the National Park Service, the EPA and more.
If you voted because you hated Secretary Clinton's email server, I expect you to be calling your representatives to ask why Steve Bannon and others continue to use their unsecured personal emails and why your president is using an unsecured android device still.
If you voted because you believed they would be better protection against terrorists, you need to ask yourself why it's okay that your president just took away $130 million in anti-terror funds from New York with his punishment of Sanctuary Cities.
If you are angry that your insurance is too expensive, you should ask why your senators are repealing ACA without a replacement, an action that will leave 20 million people without insurance at all.
If you believe the Clinton initiative provided unequal treatment to countries that supported their foundation, you should be livid that your president has moved to block visas from Muslim countries like Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, but not places where he has business ties like Egypt, Qatar, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
This is an opportunity to prove that you voted for the reasons you told me you did. I am taking you seriously, I am taking you literally.
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~ Kelsey Lynn Kreiling - original author, shared with permission

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Dear Westside San Antonio Texas: District 5 Lives Matter

Dear Westside of San Antonio Texas:

Hola mi gente! Is everyone getting ready for Fiesta San Antonio Week?
Carnivals, Food Booths, Parades, Pageants and the lists goes on and on.  Puro Party right?

There's another important event that's coming right around the corner and that is Voting Day for our local government. We are voting for individuals who represent our communites and the city as a whole.

Why am I writing to the people of the Westside? It's disappointing to say that in District 5 alone, there are over 500 thousand registered voters and each election only 3 to 5 thousand people show up to the voting polls. What's up with that? Can you see why the westside, especially the 78207 zip code area is still the poorest district in all of San Antonio? You shouldn't be okay with that. The only way to make the changes is to get out and vote. There is "NO" excuse. We are one of the fortunate cities that does have early voting and citizens fail to take advantage, therefore these same citizens fail it's community.

I hear many of you complain that our representatives don't listen, only show up around election day and you know that date is right around the corner when all of a sudden streets and sidewalks are being attended to that should have been taken care of after the last election. Of course we're appreciative of the upgrades to Elmendorf Park at the Lake, but what does that really bring to you as an individual. It surely doesn't put any money in your pocket as opposed to new businesses offering jobs that would.
District 5 is in need period. Improved Infrastructure, Crime Prevention, Businesses, Youth Programs and the lists goes on and on? Have you ever wondered why the Eastside has gotten development grants for their area? It's because their representative cared enough to ask and apply for those government grants.

District 5 needs someone who cares about their community and the people who live there. We need someone who will go after every opportunity available to them in order to help our district and its people. We can't move forward as long as we keep voting in the same people in office over and over. This district has great possibilites. This district needs a fresh new face, someone familar with our neighborhoods, someone with fresh new ideas to improve and move this community forward. Not people who make promises and never deliver.

After much thought and research of all the candidates, it is our pleasure to endorse District 5 City Council Candidate Mr. Richard Montez. Mr. Montez was born and bred in District 5 and familar with our wants and most of all needs. He is our beginning in bringing our community up to speed in San Antonio. I don't know about you, but I'm tired of our district being left behind other neighborhoods. Our community deserves better and this starts with District 5 Candidate Richard Montez.

Read more on Richard Montez here:
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Remember, the changes District 5 begins with you. Register to vote and exercise your right to vote by actually showing up to the polls. I especially call out to the young adults. This is your future we are talking about. You deserve better than what you're getting now. Do your research and VOTE!

Find out where your early voting locations are and view a sample ballot here:

Dementia Doesn't Descriminate: Taking Care Of Mama

Some readers have asked why I haven't written as much in the past 2 years.  The answer is, as of 2014 my lovely mother was diagnosed with Dementia and I am her only child and sole caregiver. 

Our family knew that within my mother and her siblings that someone would inherit this horrible disease since my grandmother had Dementia.  I was so sad that it happened to my mom.  My mom, Mary Louise Minjares was the brightest of all the siblings.  I recall my grandparents praising her and how that when she was a child, she loved school and always was a straight A student.  She graduated from high school a year early and worked at a bank right after.  She continued with some college courses so she could advance in the banking world.  Long story short, she eventually rose to several administration positions, her last being Vice President of a bank she helped open.  My mom was always my hero.  She made local history by  being the first Latina bank officer and she made her mark in a male dominant business.  So you can imagine my shock that such a strong and smart woman could get this disease.  Dementia does not discriminate and I am slowly losing my mom.  The once bright, loving, and everyones friend no longer exist as this disease turns her into a sometimes scared, sometimes helpless and yes even sometimes combative and angry woman. 
At this stage of the disease, it's difficult to leave her alone too long because she gets scared.  That fear causes her to repeatedly ask the same questions or statements every 5 minutes.  Every day, I make sure she gets her numerous medications that help slow down the disease.  Make sure she gets her nutritious diabetic meals and of course she gets to cheat on sweets sometimes.  She can still take a bath on her own and dress herself, so I'm lucky in that area.

A good day is when she can happily do her puzzles, read her newspaper and magazines.  Those days are far and few between as the disease progresses.  Other times, she'll be upset and it's normally because she misplaces and hides things.  She'll become paranoid and accuse myself or this make believe person that we're stealing from her.  She becomes combative because she's hallucinating and believes I'm trying to make her go crazy.  I never imagined that this disease could get any worse, but as time goes by, it will.  All of this goes on 24-7, day after, no, I don't have the time to write, much less keep up with current events. 

So please bear with me.  I also ask for your prayers for all caregivers.  Pray that God gives us the strength, courage and patience toget through this journey with our loved ones.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Dear Trump Supporters

Dear Trump supporters:

Mexico isn't paying for the wall.

 He's not refusing the salary.

 Your healthcare will cost more.

 He's not showing his taxes.

 Obama didn't tap his phones.

 Your taxes aren't getting cut.

 His crowd wasn't bigger.

 He's not draining the swamp.

 3 million votes weren't illegal.

 He didn't have a secret plan.

 He collaborated with Russian hackers.

 And you didn't inherit $12 million from a Nigerian prince.

 You got scammed.
Admit it.  Geniuses!!!!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Come Together To Support Heather Kralj's Fundraising For Autism

  1. a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.
About 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder, which is why events such as these are so important and beneficial for those affected by this disease.   
There is a need for more autism awareness.  All children have challenges. We must choose to concentrate on their strengths instead of dwelling on possible heartbreak.   Autism is like life. It's different for everyone. There are positives and negatives in both. It's how one deals with the positives and negatives that matter. One of the most important part of giving our Autistic children a better future, is to operate from a positive mindset, educate, love and teach all our children how to be kind humans.  
How can you help?  You can help by making donations to  Heather Kralj's Fundraising Organization Event.  
Your donations will help families who have kids with autism get the treatment they need.  They will also provide supplies that families need for early intervention, which can make a huge difference in the lives of kids with autism as they grow up.   
So I ask you to please join Heather Kralj's Organization that will help children with autism get the  appropriate therapies as soon as possible after the diagnosis so that the children can lead the fullest possible life.  Thank you in advance.
Organization for Autism Research
Heather Kralj's Fundraising Page
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Welcome to my fundraising page!

Running has been a passion of mine for the last 8 years, but an even greater life long passion has been my desire to give back to my community and causes that are near and dear to my heart.  Over the years running has given me the opportunity to raise money through my racing for the Chicago Children's Hospital, St Jude, Michael J Fox Parkinson's Disease, a dear friend's daughter with cystic fibrosis, the Boston One Fund, Team Fox, Susan G Komen, and now the Organization for Autism Research.

Autism has touched my life through my own family members managing it and close friends of mine with autistic children.  According to the CDC 1 in 68 children are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder with boys being more affected than girls.  I know so many beautiful children and adults managing this disorder and the challenges they and their family members are confronted with daily. Your donation will help continued efforts to learn more about autism, prevention, and treatments that could greatly benefit the lives of those living with it.

I chose to run for OAR for a lot of reasons, but the main being that 87% of their money rasied goes directly to help their research and services.  Not all chairties can say the same and when you give to them you know your money is going to actually help their mission. This is a great event and an even greater cause and I hope you can help me make a difference when I toe the line at this year's London Marathon!

ABOUT 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon
Name Date Amount Comments
Anonymous Friend 04/02/2017 $2,500.00  
  Total $2,500.00       

Monday, January 23, 2017

Why Are These Women Marching?

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Women's March On Washington D.C.  
January 21st, 2017

The best explanation of why the women marched when asked is...

Women are marching because our children deserve a Secretary of Education that cares about education instead of how much money she can make from it.

Women are marching because our family and friends deserve affordable healthcare.  Women are marching because abortion rates and ten pregnancy are actually the lowest in decades, because women get healthcare and contraception. (At least for now)

Women are marching because domestic violence crisis centers and after school programs deserve funding. (At least we used to)

Women are marching because we deserve clean air, clean water, and national parks  Guess what, you do too.

Women are marching because we believe the children protected by the Dream Act deserve to be here and they deserve to live with their parents.

Most of all, women are marching because we have the right to  The right to protest and speak out against our government is the "First Amendment".  That's right, one of our most fundamental American rights.

To imply that people are whining, throwing temper tantrums, or that we're immature, or that we need to get over it, will not stop us.  It will not stop us from fighting for you because you deserve these rights too.  Privilege is when you think there isn't a problem because it's not happening to you personally.  Just because these issues aren't affecting you personally, doesn't mean they don't exist or can't effect you further down the line.  Think about that the next time you tell a woman she's "whining like a little bitch."

We're not giving up or going anywhere.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Get Over It? Absolutely Not! Fijate Que No.

Funny how everything from news stories to pictures to huge international marches to well documented lies are "fake", yet anything Trump and his stooges say and do are not fake. You can only flog that crap for so long, before people begin to see the truth. Trump supporters ignorance and willingness not to see what a liar he and his staff are will not protect them when it all comes tumbling down.

We need more people as outspoken and eloquent as this guy. I simply cannot accept this new alternative reality we live in. I cannot accept this propaganda and bullying from the right. I will not acknowledge the smokescreen coming from the new fascist conservatives. I am an American, and I will defend what our founding fathers fought for.

Adorable that we've had to listen to Republicans and Tea Party swear that Obama is a Muslim and ask where's the birth certificate, yet Trump Nation can't take two months of (actually grounded) complaints against Trump. How soon the "RIGHT" forgets, but we didn't and won't.