Reposition your body in the bed of life. A new perspective.

28 Jan

Yesterday I had some moles removed , and I now have stitches in my body. It made it difficult to lay in bed; so I had to reposition my body so I could lay down and watch T.V. until I fell asleep. While I was watching T.V. from another angle, I was thinking to myself that this old T.V. looks like a new one from this angle.

I got to thinking, maybe people need to change their mind, body, and logical way of thinking in life; they may see things differently and not be so closed-minded or stubborn.  I see too many people who will stay in the same mindset no matter how much mental pain they are in. This world would be more tolerant if folks would just roll over their mind, or turn around and see what’s going on behind them. If they would just open their minds up, they will see their old way  of thinking as not much fun as the new way. Take your mind or head and turn it over and try acting like the old way is in pain and you need to give it a rest.

So give your old ways a rest and look at life from another angle. You may think life is grand again and really enjoy what’s around you ; and the folks you disagreed with may be the folks you agree with after you roll over and see things from another angle.

Hire at will, right to work, and the lack of your rights.

19 Dec

If you are for freedoms such as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and so on ; yet you do not want to get fired over those “freedoms”. Then I sure hope you are against the ” hire at will” and ” right to work” laws in this country. The ” hire at will” and ” right to work” laws give the employers the upper hand . In the states that have “hire at will” laws ( most do, but some have stronger laws) and “right to work” laws ( a strong republican backed law) , an employee can be fired for absolutely anything they say or do while on or off of the clock.

If you are upset over the firing of Phil Robertson from Duck Dynasty and his interview in GQ (or anyone being fired over non-work issues), then I sure hope you are not in favor of the “hire at will law” and the “right to work law” ( his contract may also have a code of conduct clause in it). Those two laws put all of the power in the companies hands. Louisiana where Duck Dynasty is filmed is a right to work state (republican backed). If you are a die-hard American who loves his/her freedoms, then You need to be against the “hire at will” and ” right to work ” laws.

Republicans talk about the erosion of their ” freedoms” and are in favor of ” hire at will” and “right to work” laws, yet they are unable to connect the dots when it’s their ideology for more power to employers that’s taking away your freedoms ( you can not have it both ways). You may not think there’s a connection, but slow your role and look at what states have these laws, and hear the stories of why folks are fired from their jobs in those states. It’s not the liberal media or liberals agenda that’s “taking away freedoms” , it’s the republicans idea of having ” right to work laws”, and very strong ” hire at will laws”. Democrats are against the ” hire at will laws” and “right to work laws”.

I personally do not think I am losing my ” freedoms”. But I also understand that if I say something crazy, then there are repercussions, and that can include being let go from my job ; all because of these two laws I have talked about. So next time you think Americans are ” losing their freedoms” ; think about these two laws. Are you still in favor of them? If so , then you are not in favor of your ” freedoms”.

Be the tree, not the lawn mower.

16 Nov

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As a child this is the house I grew up in. Taking these pictures brought back many memories. One of which I noticed that there are now 3 trees in the front yard and not just 1. I remember many hot summer days mowing that huge corner lot.  And having many ladies stop by just to visit me , NOT!!! I also remembering leaving the one tree alone, mowing around it. Can you guess which one? If you guess the one farthest from the house you are correct. When the other 2 would start to grow, I would go over it with the lawn mower as I would mow the grass.

If those 2 trees just gave into the lawn mower, they would not be alive today. But they kept on fighting and they came back bigger and stronger than the one that was left alone to grow. Those 2 trees should be an inspiration to humans who happen to be picked on or are told they are not good enough, or strong enough, or smart enough. If these 2 trees started crying or gave up after the first time the lawn mower cut them down, they would not be seen by anyone and I would not be writing this blog about INSPIRATION AND MOTIVATION.

Next time you or someone you know are being degraded by a human lawn mower, just tell them or yourself to be like a tree. If they look at you funny tell them this true story. Show them this blog or read it to them. Folks need to TREE UP AND GET A BACKBONE. You can be what you want in life, no matter what your age is or what is going on in your life.

Just think, that mower that cut those 2 trees down every time the grass was mowed, is now in some dump sight rusting away. All the while the 2 trees it cut down are now big and alive, all for everyone to see in their full monty.

We are family.

8 Nov

Have you ever known of a family whose parents are super nice and polite? Then you find out they have some children who act unruly and cause all kinds of havoc? Sometimes no matter how great of a parent one may be, the kids will be a menace to society. It’s in their DNA and they have a brain and conscious of their own.  You have some parents who are a complete mess and the kids grow up to be doctors. It goes both ways.

This is what I see in Washington D.C and politics. We now have a congress who are acting like those unruly kids, and the Whitehouse are the parents who try to do everything right. Everything the President says or does, the GOP, and tea-party do just the opposite to make things difficult. Its getting to be foreseen before it even happens ( it’s like known that the bad child will end up in prison ). The Whitehouse can only do so much. The GOP in Congress have it set in their head that they will do whatever they want, even if it ruins America.

Back before President Obama, congress was doing the right thing and life was okay. Congress acted like the future doctor, and the Whitehouse from 2001-2009 ( Bush-era ) acted like the messed up parents, who had no idea on how to be a parent.

Let’s send the GOP and tea-party to therapy ( vote them out in 2014 ) and adopt some good kids ( democrats), so we can be a family again. The ones who act right.

War on Christianity.

13 Oct

You hear from the Republican party ( who claim to be the party of family and christian values) that there is a war on Christianity. As a Liberal, I will have to agree with them. Anyone who would want programs cut or decimated to help the poor, elderly, children, and disabled are attacking the values and beliefs of a Christian.

Ask yourself this, Who would want such programs defunded or decimated? Take a look at who is writing up these bills to be voted on. It all goes back to those people who claim to be of christian and family values, the republicans. Any chance they get to cut cost on government spending, it’s all programs that help those that Jesus would say need the most help.

Who had the clause to shut down the government if they didn’t get their way? The republicans did this. They get to keep their gym on capital hill open, all the while cancer patients get turned away because there is a partial government shutdown. Republicans are also doing what the terrorists want done to this great country America. They are hurting the economy by shutting down parts of the government, not trying to get laws passed to have corporations send jobs back to America, and ignoring the cry of the poor, all the while helping those who need no help ( filthy rich).

Yes republicans you are right about a war on Christianity, and the republicans are the root cause of the war. Your political beliefs and core values are against all Christian beliefs, look in the mirror when you talk about a war on Christianity.

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Change yourself, others will follow.

15 Sep

Folks, we are all in this together. I am talking about the game called life. We can help each other, or have the mindset of letting others suffer. We can think that our help will be the domino effect that will change this world. Or we can think that “no one helped me, why should I give a helping hand?”. I hate to break it to you, but no one does anything on their own. No matter how much you want to believe that, it’s impossible.

There are some people who think that those who are homeless, choose to be homeless. They have this arrogant attitude that all homeless people want free food , clothes, and money for nothing in exchange. I do not care why the homeless are homeless, but no one chooses to live in the elements for free stuff. Some are homeless due to drugs,mental illness, or the economy (loss of jobs).

I feel it’s our duty to help feed them and clothe them. No matter how hard you have it, the homeless have it worse. It does not cost much to have a person bottled water, sandwiches, snack bars, fruits, boiled eggs, left overs from your fridge, and so on… I challenge you to stop thinking about yourself, and to help a homeless person each and everyday for the rest of your life. How difficult is it to roll down your window,smile hand over some food and make someones day better? Some people think this is enabling the homeless by letting them eat or be warm from the elements. Once you fall into the homeless system, it’s very difficult to get out of it. You need an address to get a job.

I say to you, challenge yourself to help  feed and clothe the homeless. Challenge others to do the same. Make it contagious. We go to a home, to a family, to a sofa with a T.V. The homeless have nothing. We have a toilet , they have the outdoors and wild animals that can be dangerous.

So please, change yourself and others will do the same. We are all in this together.

Paranoia , fear, and greed .

2 Sep

These are the three major factors that drive some people and businesses in America today. Look around and see how people,companies,and the media acts and talks. If you hear people talk and what they say or don’t say, they will have one of these 3 if not all 3 of these traits ( not all Americans, just the ones who have an empty soul ).

Take for instance the wars we get ourselves into. The only one that I see justified is Afghanistan. We should be out of there now ( we did our mission ). The Iraq war was started off of President Bushes fear and paranoia and the Military industrial complex’s greed. Now look at Syria. Yes I feel sorry for the people over there, but we have no reason to go there. I feel the Military industrial complex is pushing for a war there. It’s about their profits. It has nothing to do with Americas safety or freedoms. We need to stop making excuses for bombing other countries. What if another country helped the south during our civil war? Let the other countries fight it out on their own.

Now look at the gun industry. They push fear into so many folks and that drives up gun sales. They want high crime because that will drive up gun sales among the fearful, paranoid people in America. If you do not believe me, look at the amount of guns and ammunition being sold today. I am not against guns, I am against companies feeding fear into already paranoid people all for their corporate greed.

Look at politics and the workplace. You will see people acting paranoid and fearful by their actions or lack of actions and words. We should not be living like this. We need to get back to simple basics and stop worrying about what others can or will do to us. Put religion into your life and you will be at peace with yourself.

A few weeks ago I was having a discussion about running a business with an older gentleman. He sounded like he knew what he was talking about, so I was asking questions. His response was,” I can’t tell you everything, because that will allow you to go make money for yourself”. Now does that sound like he has all 3 traits? I would say yes. What’s he afraid of? What’s he paranoid about? And why does he have so much greed , that he does not want to see others make money?

If you watch the reality show Big Brother, you will see all 3 of these traits and it’s very sad and sick at the same time. There is paranoia, fear, and greed in about 90% of the players on that show. Why are all 3 traits running wild in our society? Look around you and see if you can change anything about yourself, then work on others.

We need to calm down and get back to the simpler things in life.

Big Brother 15 & Supreme court ruling on Voter rights act.

6 Aug

The title is long, but by the time you are done reading this, you will see the connection between the social experiment on T.V. and our justice system. If you have been watching Big Brother 15 on CBS, you will have noticed the sick and disgusting racial slurs, homophobe slurs , sick”jokes” about children and women. Big Brother 15 if just a microcosm of the American society.

A few months back the Supreme Court made a ruling that either Article 4 or 5 in the Voter rights act are no longer needed. Their justification is that racism no longer exists in America. The article they ruled that no longer is needed ( in their minds ) was the article that stopped voter suppression in southern states that has deep roots of racial injustices. Those states can now do as they please when it comes to voter laws per their state.

The connection to that ruling and Big Brother 15 is the racism going on in Big Brother shows that racism is alive and very strong. The ones that are acting out these racist ways are from southern states. Racism is taught, not something you are born with. IT is taught a lot in the southern states, just look at the way the folks act on Big Brother.

I personally think that in 2014 there is going to be a lot of African-Americans and Hispanic/Latino folks not getting the chance to vote, and those in power will justify it one way or another with a shit eating grin.

What is going on in Big Bother and the real world is institutional racism, and we the people are the only ones who can squash it. How can we squash it you ask? We can call folks out on racism when we see it happen. We can educate those who are uneducated on racism. Those in power , like Julie Chen and the producers of Big Bother can step in and do something about it ( and they are doing nothing, they are just as guilty as the perpetrators). We can elect people who are against racism and still understand that it’s alive and change laws to protect the powerless.

As long as we sit back and do nothing, we are just as bad as those enacting the racist ways. Saying or doing nothing is just as bad as saying it’s OKAY TO BE A RACIST!

I challenge those at the top of CBS to step up and do something. I challenge those in politics to step up and fix what has been unfixed. I challenge those around the world to step up and stand for something. STOP RACISM, don’t stand on the sidelines and be quiet!!!

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Congress proved my point.

27 Apr

This past week a part of the sequester ( cuts in gov. subsidized programs to save money) affected some very rich and powerful people. God forbid if they have to sacrifice with the poor and humble folks of this great nation. Some of the programs that are taking a good hit are cancer patients ( they are being turned away from treatment), unemployment and food stamps ( I think), department of defence , and the FAA (delayed flights). Guess which one the super rich and powerful got all up in arms about? You got it, it was the flight delays.

Super rich and powerful Americans hate to sacrifice and be inconvenienced. They will throw fits and yell until they get their way. They are like that spoiled kid in your class that no one liked. A few congressmen and wealthy businessmen ( who complained to congress) had to sit and wait for their flight delay and hated it so much that they all reversed the cuts to the FAA in less than 2 hours. Do you think they reversed the cuts to the cancer patients? Heck no, they are sacrificing for the American good. Why? Because they are poor and it does not affect the rich and powerful.

The poor and powerless sacrifice 24/7 365. A segment of America hates to be inconvenienced even if it helps the rest of America. A certain group only cares about themselves.  If this does not want you to change the way America works, then I do not think anything will get you motivated to flip the switch.

If a law affects the poor and powerless, then it’s a great sacrifice for the American good. If a law affects the rich and powerful, then it’s class warfare and is unfair,and trust me they will change that law so they are not inconvenienced. If the rich and powerful profit from a law , then it’s capitalism at its best and a good profit motive law. If the poor and powerless profit from a law, then it’s people taking advantage of the American system. It’s people living off of the government. It’s people sucking off of the governments teat.

Whats it going to take for you to say you have had enough of the double standard?

Use your position for good, not evil.

20 Apr

I have to write this from a personal point of view. It’s about people with authority and power who do all they can to make others feel like they are less than what they really are. I see it going on with my daughter, and her track teammates. It even happens in the class rooms and offices across this country.  I personally find it very disgusting when people do this and grin while they do and say things to others.

A few of my daughters track coaches feel it necessary to degrade kids and make them cry instead of making them feel like they are part of the team no matter what their talent level is. I am doing all I can to not go up and make myself sound like a fool and say what needs to be said. A real coach or teacher will do what it takes to bring the best out in a child. A real boss will do the same as well. I have seen people of power do what it takes to make people quiet or give up just for grins and the satisfaction of knowing they can.

30 years ago mentors of kids ( coaches and teachers ) would bring the best out of any child. Not today, is it because the coaches and teachers have no clue as to what they are doing? Good supervisors bring out the best on co-workers as well. They are out there, but not as many as there use to be. I have a few real good ones above me, but I have been at places where they should have been fired instead of the workers below them.

I think all teachers and coaches should be evaluated and tested on their ability to deal with humans and not just books. A lot of them would be fired if you ask me . I feel we can do better instead of accepting that this is all we got to mentor our kids at school.

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