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A day to be thankful for.

Tomorrow we will give thank. I wish that before I die I would see a world with out hunger, sickness, war and hatred. I think this is something we all would be thankful for. May you have a wonderful day with the people you hold dear.

What am I missing?

In the United States it seems we need a much larger military. It also seems we need more police, prosecutors, judges and prisons. We are involved in military action all over the world. We have the largest per capita prison population in the world. But we still need more. Domestic needs except for corporate tax breaks and subsidies are not affordable. Maybe the above mentioned are the only real need but for some reason I canít understand it. Can anyone explain what I am missing.

Still think I am right!

This is something I have been thinking about for over a week. I was watching one of the programs on a news channel and the subject was the Benghazi hearings and Hillary Clinton. Was it a legitimate inquiry or a witch hunt? One woman who was definitely strong right was adamant that four people had been killed and someone must be held accountable. The embassy was in a country not known to be stable and this is not the first time one of our embassies has been attacked. My question to the Republicans is how come people in this country are killed and wounded in schools, colleges, churches and such but no one has to be held accountable? To the Republicans it was an act of God and the best answer they have is more guns. For years this is how I describe a Republican and the older I get the more I am sure I am right, self-centered, self-righteous, egotistical hypercritics.

Do you ever get the feeling?

Do you ever get the feeling that Donald Trump, Chris Christie or our own Governor LePage would rather than be called Governor or President (if one got to be) be called "Supreme Leader?"

Would like a few opions.

I have read that there have been a high number of motorcycle accidents in Maine this year. A number have resulted in deaths. I road a bike back in the very early sixties on the west coast and I know they are unforgiving. I live on a rural road with a lake a mile away and there is a lot of traffic in the summer. I see many bike riders with only a pair of short and sandals ride by. I know that helmets, boots, gloves and leathers greatly improve the odds of survival from past experience. We have mandatory laws for seat belts for cars so why not a few of the basics for motorcycles? You folks who ride might give me some insight.


Trump continues to draw a large audiences and the angry electorate love him. If you dislike emigrants, welfare, gay people, women's rights or some government rules and regulations then he's your man. The pathetic reality is these people lack the ability to look past what they think they want right now and what the effect will be. I doubt they even comprehend that for every decision there is a consequence and that you will live with the situation you created.

Bic Lighters and People

I have watched, read and listened to the Republican presidential hopefuls for a month or two. The only conclusion I have reached is freewheeling capitalism. Dump all social programs. End all rules and regulations that might inconvenience businesses regardless of the consequences. Wage war anywhere in the world where money is too be made. The common person is no more valuable than a Bic lighter. Get whatever you can out of them then toss them in the garbage.

Best tool for a gardener.

I have been working on my vegetable garden the last few days. It is what used to be called a kitchen garden just for fresh produce during the summer. I also have ten perennial flower beds. As I stopped for lunch I looked in my garden shed I have rows of tools and at times they are very handy. However I still think the most important tool for a gardener are their two hand. Any one else feel the same way?

What would a child choose.

Yesterday while waiting for a doctor appointment, a woman with a wee one in one of those car cradles you carry came in. The little one was wrapped up in a number of blankets and the woman unwrapped him once out of the cold. The little one wiggled around as babies will do and soon managed to pull off his sock and with his foot touching his chin he studied his toes intently. Now with nearly an eighty year age difference between the baby and myself, what was easy for him was impossible for me. I was looking at the future and if I looked in a mirror about all I would see was the past.
Upon returning home I was reading the Republican budget outline for 2016 and how a balanced budget was for our grandchildren. I thought about the baby and wondered which he would choose. A balanced budget or food, shelter, health care, education plus clean air and water. He has no voice in the matter.

Graham's Plan

Lindsey Graham said if he were president he would send the military to force congress to increase the military budget. He seems to feel we need a much more powerful military. Cotton and fellow Republican senators sent a letter to Iran saying no deal, no way. Israel wants the United States to use military action and no negotiations. Remember, Cheney and Romney sold the notion to George that they could nation-build seven countries in five years with military force. The Middle East would just love to be Christian right wing democracies. The notion didnít work even if George did land on a carrier and proclaim mission accomplished. Here we are over ten years later with even more unrest in the Middle East than there was. The Republicans just canít let the idea of controlling the world go. This is just my opinion, but if Graham would use the military to control Congress than why canít the President send in the troops to clean out the obstructionist Republicans.
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