Uneducated Redneck Votes

Many of you know how this uneducated redneck voted in this election, but from the vitriol flying across social media, I don’t believe you know why I voted the way I did.

The media is saying it was the blue collar, uneducated, white males that voted Trump into office.  Friends of mine on social media are claiming this is the end of religious rights, anyone that is brown will now be deported, Muslims will face massive violence against them, and if you are a woman or a member of the LGBTQ community, you may as well hang it up since you will no longer have any rights. Continue reading Uneducated Redneck Votes

Depression and Suicide: Options But Not The Option

Today I read an article entitled, “When You’re in the Gray Area of Being Suicidal” and it got me to thinking about myself, my life, and my future.

Recently I lost my job, not by any fault of my own, but the company closed after 21 glorious years.  I do not blame the owners as they have been like parents to me over the many years I worked there and it was definitely time for them to retire and enjoy their lives without the headaches and heartaches of running a business.  Even so, I find myself in a situation now that I have never been in; unemployed. Continue reading Depression and Suicide: Options But Not The Option

Mr Bone, your insignificant opinion on our Bill of Rights has been acknowledged, and found lacking

Mr. Bone,

You are using emotion and neither logic nor science to make a point regarding gun control in the U.S.  I believe you, sir, may have barrel envy.

In your post you stated the 5.56 round tumbles and tears the body up.[1]  Now granted, I am using a shorter, much less graphic description of your post, but essentially that is what you said; and, you are both correct, and very incorrect. Continue reading Mr Bone, your insignificant opinion on our Bill of Rights has been acknowledged, and found lacking

When will we call it terrorism without regard to religion?

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) defines domestic terrorism as:

“Domestic terrorism” means activities with the following three characteristics:

  • Involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law;
  • Appear intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination. or kidnapping; and
  • Occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the U.S.[1]

Nidal Malik Hasan opens fire in the Soldier Readiness Center at Fort Hood, killing 13 and wounding 30, all the while screaming, “Allah Akbar” and the government calls it workplace violence and not an act of terrorism.[2] Continue reading When will we call it terrorism without regard to religion?

Shame on you for trying to shame me

I will not be shamed for who I am.

I have not done anything wrong against you, your race, your religion, or your being.

You cannot shame me for who I am.

The Merriam Webster Online Dictionary defines shame as:

“a feeling of guilt, regret, or sadness that you have because you know you have done something wrong.”[1] Continue reading Shame on you for trying to shame me