Southern Girl, Liberal Heart

The Angry Staff Officer

December 24, 1863

Somewhere south of the North Pole

My Dearest Hannah,

This latest march has been our longest yet. We left northern Virginia in September, marches of 20 or 30 miles, worse than Gettysburg. I’m sure you have heard that we have been betrayed by the Northern Spheres – how our brave Lincoln calmly heard the news of the loss of our fleet without shedding a tear, but those who were there said his stance seemed firmer and his gaze more iron, when he said, “The better angels of our nature must yield to the necessities of our countrymen – these losses shall not be borne. We shall avenge their memory, and in doing so, spread the blessings of freedom to a whole new people. All men are born free, no matter their stature. You shall carry the thoughts of a grateful nation and the hopes of all freemen.”…

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Great thoughts on all that “suffering” right-wingers claim…

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The sentence I hear most from well-meaning, conservative friends since President Trump’s election is this: “We suffered 8 years under Barack Obama.”

Fair enough. Let’s take a look.

The day Obama took office, the Dow closed at 7,949 points. Eight years later, the Dow had almost tripled.

General Motors and Chrysler were on the brink of bankruptcy, with Ford not far behind, and their failure, along with their supply chains, would have meant the loss of millions of jobs. Obama pushed through a controversial, $8o billion bailout to save the car industry. The U.S. car industry survived, started making money again, and the entire $80 billion was paid back, with interest.

While we remain vulnerable to lone-wolf attacks, no foreign terrorist organization has successfully executed a mass attack here since 9/11.

Obama ordered the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden.

He drew down the number…

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Al Mackey is great at helping us see the parts that are most troublesome and need out attention to them. Good read that explains so much of what others leave out of the discussion in their zeal to protect the “lost cause” of the confederacy!

Student of the American Civil War

“Silent Sam” isn’t the only one.

Charlotte, North Carolina has this confederate monument:

Note: “Accepting the arbitrament of war, they preserved the Anglo-Saxon civilization of the South, and became master builders in a re-united country.” What this says is after the Civil War, confederate veterans across the South were white supremacist terrorists, and it celebrates them for that. It celebrates them for murdering, raping, and whipping African Americans and white Republicans all over the South.

Virginia Commonwealth University has a confederate monument dedicated to the “Richmond Howitzers,” a confederate artillery battalion.

One of the speeches at its dedication was delivered by Leigh Robinson, a veteran of the battalion. In that speech he defended slavery. “Slavery in the South rested upon the natural supremacy of the white race over the black, and the total and inevitable disqualification of the latter for an equal struggle with the former. Labor in the South, unlike Oriental bondage, Roman servitude…

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Give a follow!



Let’s talk about America’s response to immigration.

Yes Meghan McCain, I can see where you have much to fear from us becoming more like Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, New Zealand and Belgium. Just the thought of not going bankrupt due to medical bills, being able to afford child care, an education and vacations is enough to keep any young person up at night!

“Get a life Soledad – I’m passionate and don’t want my grandkids growing up in a socialist nation.

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I know that I rant a lot on political stuff, animal stuff, confederate stuff and the pain, harm and immorality that hurts people because that really is my passion. I love to write, I think it is therapeutic in ways conversation never will be and I think that hearing what people have to say on any topic is fascinating even when I am deeply offended over their stance. When people show me who they are…I believe them.

I know that many people are counting on Robert Mueller and his “special investigation” to give them solid “evidence” of some wrong-doing, illegality, malfeasance or possibly even collusion against Donald Trump, but I am here to tell you that really does not matter. It certainly won’t to his supporters. In this country being indicted or not never really solves anything.

The Clinton’s have been hounded and investigated for decades with never any indictment, even the impeachment did not work. But it did not matter, the right still hates them and slaps them up as ‘Exhibit A’ in any conversation about corruption because in the case of the Clinton’s, it does not matter that they were not indicted; they are still guilty, case closed. And it will not matter if Trump is ever indicted either, he is still innocent. Folks, you cannot work with that kind of blockage and there is no need to try.

For me, the greatest wrong (among so many) that Trump has committed, willfully, gleefully, with malevolent enjoyment is to add to the division in this nation. THAT should be a crime.

How wrong is it for a president to rally and viciously malign the press, the opposition party, our allies, and our citizens just for the sin of not agreeing with them? If Obama had done one-tenth of the insults, cruel tweets, mocking, and outright lies that Trump does regularly, the folks on the right would have had their AR-15’s locked and loaded and we all know it.

I saw one of those yellow snake plates that said “SAY WEN” recently and they mean it. There are Americans ready to attack, shoot and force other Americans to shut up and sit down. Whatever else Trump has done wrong, criminal, corruptly or with malice, it all pales next to how he has purposely divided this nation without so much as a scintilla of effort trying to calm, unify, compromise or respect all Americans. That is immoral in my book and nothing can change it. The man is evil. And people who support that deserve no respect at all.

I missed this when it came out. Great points. Worth the read. “Yet key measures of the nation’s public engagement, satisfaction and confidence – voter turnout, knowledge of public-policy issues, faith that the next generation will fare better than the current one, and respect for basic institutions, especially the government – are far below what they were 50 years ago, and in many cases have reached near historic lows.”

“It is difficult to argue that the cynicism is misplaced. From matters small – there are an average of 657 water-main breaks a day, for example – to large, it is clear that the country has gone into a tailspin over the last half-century, when John F. Kennedy’s New Frontier was about seizing the future, not trying to survive the present.”

“For too many, the present is hard enough. Income inequality has soared: inflation-adjusted middle-class wages have been nearly frozen for the last four decades, while earnings of the top 1% have nearly tripled. The recovery from the crash of 2008 – which saw banks and bankers bailed out while millions lost their homes, savings and jobs – was reserved almost exclusively for the wealthiest. Their incomes in the three years following the crash went up by nearly a third, while the bottom 99% saw an uptick of less than half of 1%. Only a democracy and an economy that has discarded its basic mission of holding the community together, or failed at it, would produce those results.”