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.

Respect Our Existence Or Expect Our Resistance

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I am so proud of San Antonio Texas and the 1500 plus citizens he 1500 plus who came out in droves in support of not only women but; Blacks, Latinos, LBGTQs, Immigrants, Religious Minorities, Environmental Consciousness, Inequality, Education, Civil Rights, Living Wage, and the list goes on. To The Resistance. 💪🏼
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Thank you to all the people of the world who participated in today's resistance marches.

Let Us Pray.
"Almighty God, you have given us this good land as our heritage. Make us always remember your generosity and constantly do your will. Bless our land with honest industry, sound learning, and an honorable way of life. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion; from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Make us who come from many nations with many different languages a united people. Defend our liberties and give those whom we have entrusted with the authority of government the spirit of wisdom, that there might be justice and peace in our land. When times are prosperous, let our hearts be thankful; and in troubled times, do not let our trust in you fail."

Friday, January 20, 2017

Trump Chose Insurance Companies Over American Families

On Friday afternoon, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the president is undercutting his inaugural message. During his opening statement on the Senate floor, he asked Trump to reverse the suspension of the rate cut.

"What a terrible thing to do to American homeowners," Schumer said, according to his prepared remarks. "President Trump, with the flick of a pen, ended that new policy, making it harder for Americans of modest means to obtain their piece of the rock, the American dream -- home ownership." (Click Here For Full Video)

It sure didn't take long to see that it takes a special kind of stupid to elect a billionaire who appoints billionaires to fix a system that made them billionaires.

Sadly, the Trump supporters believe he is doing this to make the housing market better and mortgages more affordable. 
Making it easier for qualified borrowers to buy and own homes is a good thing. It is still the American Dream after all. Putting money back in the pockets of hardworking homeowners is something I thought would be important to Trump. This has nothing to do with the sub-prime loans that contributed to the housing market crash. Looking forward to a valid explanation why this decision was good for American homeowners.

Farewell President Barack Obama

I believe that it must pain President Obama greatly to see all that he tried to accomplish dismantled. He tried to build us a better tomorrow, but Donald Trump builds on people's fears. It is highly unfortunate that Trump supporters did not see the danger - even now, they cannot see the direction we're headed. I find it amazing that some people actually believe that Obama caused the racial divide. Tell The Truth! The people in Congress are and will be the problem! From the beginning, Republicans refused to work with President Obama. President Obama "NEVER" promoted division among people, your elected officials in Congress did. Tell The Truth! Racism existed well before Obama came in office and it will continue as long as people refuse to "Tell The Truth" to bring about healing.

He is/was diplomatic, compassionate, intelligent, articulate, and so much more. I love how his daughters remained sheltered from the press and how Michelle Obama kept life real for the family. My very best to the Obama family. You served this country well.

President Obama has guided this country with honor, grace and dignity. He has inspired many of us to aspire for the better not only for our country, but for ourselves. He is/was diplomatic, compassionate, intelligent, articulate, and so much more. I love how his daughters remained sheltered from the press and how Michelle Obama kept life real for the family.

President Obama, thank you for being a great leader and a tremendous voice for equality, decency, and tolerance. I am sure you'll go down as one of the most important leaders not only of the United States, but of this world. Thank you for your service, Mr. President. Your country and the international community owe you a great debt of gratitude. My very best to the Obama family. You served this country well. May the wind always be at your back as God continues to order your steps for I know that you all have always walked by faith.

I pray for the Obamas to have a good and happy life. I'm going to miss them. They are the greatest family in the white house, and the only family that I cared to watch everything about on tv, and in videos on social media. Barack Obama will always be my President. I never ever cried in my whole entire life for any president leaving, until now. I love you President Obama, and your family.

You will be missed. *fist bump*

Monday, November 14, 2016

Safety Pin Movement

Safety Pins for Solidarity is a non-partisan movement of people who are pledging to stand against hatred. We wear safety pins as a sign that we love the Black, Latino, Muslim, Asian, immigrant, disabled, LGBTQA, female, and refugee people in our communities, and will protect them from misogyny, racism, xenophobia, homophobia, and all forms of bigotry at every opportunity.

Following the example of British citizens who stood up against hatred in the wake of the Brexit vote, we intend to represent the real spirit of our country of immigrants–one of freedom, unity, and love. We believe everyone belongs.

When you wear a safety pin, you agree to this pledge. Use it when you are asked what your pin means and share it with others who want to be part of the movement: By wearing this safety pin, I am making a public, visible promise to live out my values of love and justice through action. Just pinning it on is not enough. I will back up this symbol with action.
I will seek out individuals who belong to groups that are experiencing abuse, in order to ask for advice and insight on how to be a good ally and person of safety.  I pledge to support people and to intervene and report if I witness incidences of abuse. I, with my physical body and articulate voice will be an agent of safety, helping to mend the fabric of our hurting communities and holding the frayed (and afraid) edges together.

Everyone who sees this pin can know that I will not stay quiet or inactive if I witness verbal or physical attacks on another person – Black, Latino, Muslim, Asian, immigrant, disabled, LGBTQA, female, refugee, those who are visibly different than their attacker – anyone.  I pledge to be a human safety pin.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Michele Barrientes Vela: On The Brighter Side Of The 2016 Elections.

Bexar County Texas voters contributed in the making of history in our local 2016 elections.

A huge congratulations to newly elected Michele Barrientes Vela, the first Hispanic Female Constable of Bexar County, Texas.  She is a role model that the young women of today and living proof that women can accomplish anything they set their mind to.

She was the best candidate who will spend her time rebuilding the trust between Law Enforcement and the citizens of Bexar County.   Constable Vela knows that together we can all heal and make a difference to our community.  We're in good hands with Vela.