Another Wrong To Be Made Right!

Black and Gay Military receiving Blue Discharge

Per the video I saw this morning, link below, Sunday July 5th on the Today Show with Willie Giest; this segment brought tears to my eyes. Even when Black Men served their country in WWII, they were given a “Blue Discharge”, which is neither a honorable or dishonorable discharged. (Also given to gay servicemen).

However this discharged did NOT allow them to receive any veterans benefits.

How wrong is that?

Part of the ” Black Lives Matters”protests should be giving all these soldiers who have received this “blue discharge” an honorable one, even if it is posthumously.

Please click link below to see video.

Trump and Russian bounties on American Soldiers

It is believed that ignorance of the law does not make you “not guilty” if you committed a crime.

Trump says he did not know about Russia putting bounties on American soldiers’ heads.

Because he fails to attend daily briefings ton current affairs, Trump claims he didn’t know.

But he is suppose to know. That’s why he was elected by the electoral college.

But I believe he did know. Trump is somehow indebted to Russia and I believe he owes a great deal of money to them. I believe they have financed a multiple of his developments. This is why Trump hasn’t shown his tax returns.

And think about it, would American banks lend money to a man who has had so many bankruptcies and thousands of lawsuits from contractors who he has not paid?

Wake up, folks. Trump is willing to sacrifice American lives so his loans won’t get called in!

You are part of the problem or part of the solution.

At our younger daughters HS graduation, there was a student speaker who talked about his grandmother. She told him that the “empty wagon makes the most noise.” And that is so true. If you pull an empty red wagon around, it makes the loudest of noises. But once you put items in it, the wagon begins to quiet down as you pull it about.

Of course, Grandma was referencing our brains. When it is empty, it speaks loudly without any reference, without any knowledge.

There are many who can analyze our recent current events and understand why it is happening and what is it’s purpose. And there are those who do not ask the “why” but stay steadfast in their unchanging beliefs and ways.

When MLK started his marches and his protests, white Southernors said why does he (MLK) have to start trouble? The Negro is no longer a slave, what is this commotion all about? Of course, the majority of Americans knew this wasn’t true, and the Civil Rights movement started.

And that is what’s happening now. The status quo is being tested again and many heads will be bumped. The question is: What side of history will you be on? The problem or the solution?

Just one more note. Historic Black colleges were formed because many Blacks within their cities and states could not attend college. If you are white and want to attend these colleges, you can. There are NO racial barriers.

(Another stupid meme I am seeing that tries to prove these colleges are racists)

Removing Confederate Statues

Towards the end of the Civil War that actually pinned brother against brother, cousin against cousin, Confederates began to recruit the very young and the very old. In the end, over 600 thousand men perished including the youth and the aged.

Whether the passing soldier fought willingly for the Confederacy or fought because he was conscripted, their place in the afterlife is between that soul and God. I do not judge their outcomes. May the Almighty show mercy on their souls. All I know is that war stinks.

So remove these statues from public grounds where their existence conjures up so many fears for both young and old and put into cemeteries or museums.

And pray that we never settle our differences in this manner ever again.

Memorial Day for my Dad

Memorial Day for my Dad, for my Mom
I made this video for my father on the first Memorial Day after my Mom’s passing. They met during WWII in Germany, Dad being an American soldier and Mom, a resident in the town Dad was stationed. I wanted to commemorate their lives and all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation and our beliefs.

God bless all our military, living and past on this weekend.

P.S. Dad is still going strong at the Sentara Nursing Home!

Is the President responsible for the recent mass shootings?

Mass shooting last week had a predominant Hispanic population.

Mass shooting today is also in a predominant Hispanic population.

Can the vitriol that the President spurs, the White Nationalism that he obviously embraces, be responsible for these horrific acts?

So many people say the Nazi Germany could never happen again. We are a more humane world now. Those atrocities will never happen again.

How many Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, dark skinned people were killed before Nazism was realized to be the most sickening, destructive political regime ever to exist on this planet?

Aren’t we there yet?

Quality, not Quantity

This item is at a local eatery. I am not referencing the name of the restaurant because I don’t want to badmouth it. But I see food items like this many times from Restaurants.

In my opinion, you will never see an ad like this in Europe to bring customers to their restaurants. The believe in health conscience, locally grown and sustainable entrees.

Folks, I just came from England where I saw hardly no overweight men or women. (I won’t even go into men with great hair! I’m so jealous). American Restauranteers (not all of them) market quantity, not quality.

I’m overweight, so I’m not pointing fingers. I am part of the problem. The solution is to avoid excess like shown above even if it looks delicious. And then exercise.