I’m a wife, mom, daughter, sister and friend who believes I’m a work in progress and I express myself best with the written word—hence my blog was born. It’s a place where I can spew my views and sentiments ‘til my heart’s content, which will probably be never; so I have a lifetime whereupon I can fill it with presumptions, thoughts, provoking statements and maybe even a bit of humor, because I always try to remember it’s the journey, not the destination.
And I think that, so many times, white, non-college-educated white males have voted Republican. They voted against their own economic interests because of guns, because of gays, and because of God, the three G’s, God being the woman’s right to choose. -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to Judy Woodruff in an interview Wednesday.
Well, Nancy, I know so many white, college-educated males who have voted Republican because it was for their economic interests.
And Nancy, abortion isn’t a religion.
My goodness this woman needs to think before she speaks.
Like when she said unemployment benefits were the biggest stimulus for the economy.
No, Nancy, jobs are the biggest stimulus for the economy.
Or the time she said we have to pass the ACA bill to find out what’s in it!
Again, no, Nancy, we pay you and your fellow politicians a lot of money to read the friggin’ bills before they’re passed. Do your job.
Melania Trump gave a speech last night at the RNC Convention.
Today, the media and internet are abuzz because it appears Melania plagiarized parts of Michelle Obama’s speech from the DNC in 2008.
If Melania did steal Michelle’s words, that was really stupid. Or stupid for whomever wrote or even helped with the speech.
I did a bit of research.
You can find Mrs. Obama’s speech transcript here and Mrs. Trump’s speech transcript here. If you analyze them, Mrs. Obama’s speech was 2,210 words and Mrs. Trump’s speech was 1, 321. Out of those, 21 words matched word for word, or less than 1%.
Did Melania purposely take Michelle’s words and pass them off as her own? Or was it mere coincidence?
The author in this piece seems to think if people won’t vote for Hillary, they are sexist. Or at the very least, not willing to give her credit for succeeding in a man’s world and breaking the glass ceiling.
I say it’s because Hillary’s true colors have come out and both Left and Right find her dismal.
To say she is the same as Al Gore and John Kerry by receiving millions in campaign contributions is just false. When Gore ran for president in 2000 and Kerry ran in 2004, there wasn’t any reason to believe they were Big Bank leeches. But when the bank crisis of 2008 – 2009 came to light, we ordinary Americans opened our eyes and started paying attention to whom was getting Big Bank bucks.
Hillary touted she was going to crack down on Wall Street and make Big Banks pay.
They have paid.
They paid her millions in speaking fees.
She’s not against Wall Street and Big Banks. She’s in the same league and has no problem accepting their money. If she truly felt they were out of control, she’d hold to her convictions and not accept a penny.
She may not have committed a crime with her personal server and emails, but she most definitely proved she’s not qualified to be POTUS. Many have touted her many years in public office as a Governor’s First Lady, First Lady of the United States, a New York Senator and Secretary Of State. But if she was so qualified, then she wouldn’t have had a personal server in her house and she wouldn’t have scrubbed the server. Ignorance to the law is no excuse and ignorance in Hillary’s case disqualifies her.
As far as Colin Powell doing the same thing, that’s false. He didn’t have a personal server in his house. Hillary Clinton did. Colin Powell didn’t destroy or take state department emails. Hillary didn’t take them, she had her server scrubbed clean. Colin Powell didn’t send classified emails. He sent a couple personal emails using his state department email account. Hillary Clinton sent and received over 100 classified emails. It’s not the same and I’m really tired of So and So did it! That is just a poor excuse when you have nothing in your defense arsenal.
Not voting for Hillary Clinton isn’t about her gender. It’s about her past and how she’s handled herself throughout her political career. She’s part of the establishment (even though she claims she’s an outsider).
But let’s face it, our politicians, not just Hillary Clinton, have become the most corrupt people in our country (media aside). They have lied to us, cheated us, stolen from us, and they’ve all done it for their own personal and political gain. There are very few on the hill that I am proud of or consider honest.
This election cycle, in my opinion, is proving to be the most disappointing with two candidates who have less integrity in both their bodies than I have in my right pinky.
Well, it looks like there’s going to be further investigating to see if they can put Hillary behind bars, charge her a fine, or at the very least, derail her campaign. House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz asked FBI Director James Comey if Hillary Clinton lied under oath. Comey said she did not lie to the FBI. But upon further questioning by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) it’s plain to see they are digging into the Benghazi hearing. Chaffetz is going to get a referral from Congress to investigate her statements while under oath then. As a matter of fact, Chaffetz said the FBI would have it in a few hours. Anyone who knows me knows I’m not a fan of Hillary’s, but this is getting ridiculous. Our tax dollars are paying for all these hearings, etc., and I personally don’t think they will “get” Hillary in the end. Now, is it hurting her campaign? Possibly. I’ve spoken to quite a few life-long Democrats and they will not vote for her. Some are even voting Republican for the first time in their lives. That just goes to show the state of our country. People aren’t willing to vote for the lying-scheming Hillary but will vote for the lying-egocentric Trump. My gawd, this is a disaster.
After a year-long investigation into Hillary Clinton’s personal server and emails, and Comey coming out to say they won’trecommend charges against her, we’re still hearing people trying to justify what Hillary did.
Powell and Rice both used personal emails, is one excuse, as if that makes Hillary’s conduct A-Okay. That’s just a poor excuse. We should really stop trying to justify one person’s unacceptable actions by another’s unacceptable actions. And no one, I mean no one, should be exempt from the law and anyone in a top security position should never put our national security in jeopardy.
For the record, though, according to the FBI, neither Powell nor Rice had a personal server in their house—they both used government servers. Powell received two classified emails and apparently Rice didn’t receive any—her immediate staff, however, received ten.
Hillary had at least one hundred thirteen. And she claimed they weren’t classified at the time they were sent. FBI forensics found that one hundred ten of them were classified at the time of sending and they were included in the 30,000 emails Hillary turned over. But three others had been deleted. Forensics found and recovered them and they were also classified at the time of sending.
Is Hillary a liar or stupid?
Either way, she’s unqualified to be President of the United States.
We need integrity back in our political affairs. We need honest people. People with good character. But here we are with our general election likely being Trump vs. Clinton.
Again, we get to choose between the worse of the two evils.