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vlyons's Journal
vlyons's Journal
March 24, 2018

Could this be the death of the Republican party?

Watchinng young people in Wash today, boldly telling politicians, "no more," "enough," "BS," "get your resumes ready," "vote them out."

I'm so impressed.

February 26, 2018

It's the Racist party

After the antics at last week-end's CPAC, the Republican party is now the Racist party - and blatantly so. Between Trump's snake analogy calling all immigrants as snakes, and calling it a mistake to have made Michadel Steel's appointment as chair of the GOP, because he was a black man; it's ever so clear to me that the old GOP is now the blatant Racist Party. And that is what I shall call them henceforth.

As an aside, I want to point out an experience I had last week. I recently moved to Dallas, and last week I went to update my driver's license, so I could vote in the Texas primary. There were about 200 people, waiting for their number to be called. I was one of very very few white people. Most folks were Hispanic, Black, and a few Asians. These were people from all walks of life. America is no longer a white nation. And that is exactly what the Racist Party fears the most.

Trump will never sign a compromise Dreamers' bill, because he wants to deport all the Dreamers. And his Racist enablers in congress support deportation, because they know that most Dreamers, if naturalized as citizens, will vote Dem.

BTW: I early voted ln last week's Texas primary. 11 pages on the ballot. I voted a straight Dem ticket, even where there was only one candidate. And I took race in, as part of my consideration for how to cast my vote. Let's just say that there were a lot of Hispanic surnames on the ballot.

February 23, 2018

Let's boycott the NRA

Companies are already quitting business ties to the NRA. They can see how toxic the NRA has become. Start pushing the meme to boycott businesses that engage with the NRA. We can vote with our wallets. Make the NRA as toxic as possible.

February 22, 2018

Have you been to the DMV or the DPS lately?

I went in today to change my address on my driver's license. I live in Dallas. There were about 200 people waiting for their turn to be called.

I was one of very very few white people. most folks were Hispanic, Black, and a few Asians. Truly the USA is getting browner. The days of entitled white folks is drawing to a close.

February 15, 2018

Just more empty words about how guns aren't the problem - criminals are the problem

Sessions comes out and blames criminal mentality. But no mention of sensible gun control. Trump will do the same today. Actually, I predict that Trump will say something that makes it worse. Completely tone deaf. How many times will Trump say "I" and "me," but not call for gun control?

January 19, 2018

Tornado Disaster Relief for Senior DUer

Alas a tornado hit and destroyed my house and 2 barns in Dec in Texas. I am a senior living on social security, and needless to say i'm pretty devastated. i lost everything. Roof blew off amidst 8 in of rain. Fortunately I got out of the house ok. This is difficult and embarrassing for me, as i've always been independent. But now I really need some help. Some friends set up a Go Fund me at


Anything that you can spare will be appreciated.

Thanks, Virginia Lyons

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A bigoted mind cannot grasp reality.
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