Monday, March 14, 2016

Farm subsidies are not socialism or welfare according to these politicians.

If you are receiving subsidies, that is socialism!
Is it any coincidence that the majority of farm subsidies go to large corporate farmers? 
To see which farms are receiving the most money in your area, check out: . It lists every farmer and how much taxpayer aid he or she has received.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Trump quotes to offend just about everyone

Coal miners

  • "The coal miner gets black-lung disease, his son gets it, then his son. If I had been the son of a coal miner, I would have left the damn mines. But most people don’t have the imagination—or whatever—to leave their mine. They don’t have ‘it’.
This is the typical attitude of someone who has never had to struggle - to pay the bills, send a child to college, or raise a family. Donald, these people do have "it", It's called making the best with what you have.
Rich, clueless asshole.

Parents who vaccinate their children

  • "No more massive injections. Tiny children are not horses—one vaccine at a time, over time."
I guess we can add scientist to your resume. What can we expect from someone who doesn't believe in climate change? Or do you have a lot of money invested in fossil fuels?

Carly Fiorina

  • "Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president. I mean, she's a woman, and I'm not s'posedta say bad things, but really, folks, come on. Are we serious?"
The Donald judges a woman by her attractiveness, not her skills. Um, Donald, have you looked in a mirror lately? Ugh!
One of they key problems today is that politics is such a disgrace. Good people don’t go into government.”

Diet Coke drinkers

  • "I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke."
We all know "The Donald" doesn't value people he deems "unattractive."

Foreign relief workers

  • "The U.S. cannot allow EBOLA infected people back. People that go to far away places to help out are great - but must suffer the consequences!"
We wouldn't want to expose The Donald to any nasty viruses now, would we? He's way more important then the people who risk their lives to help others. I hope no soldiers catch a deadly disease. He'll ban vets from the US. too.


  •  "A lot of people hire consultants. Well, if the consultant's so smart, why aren't they rich?"
Again, this is the attitude "average" folks get from people who were born rich and have never had to struggle a day in their lives.


  • "He’s not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren’t captured."
Yep, if  The Donald had been shot down, he would've used his superior survival skills to escape. Oh, wait - he didn't get drafted. He was too important (rich) to risk his life serving his country.


  • "You know, it doesn't really matter what [the media] write as long as you've got a young and beautiful piece of ass."
  • "Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred. Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money."

(I just threw up a little in my mouth.) Trump obviously equates success with "sex-cess." Yes, there are women who can look past a man's repulsiveness if that man can buy her nice things. Look at Hugh Hefner's girlfriends, lol.

People who aren't as smart as he 

  • "... my I.Q. is one of the highest–and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure, it’s not your fault."
Oh, if  all us stoopid people could just be as intellejent as him!

Chinese - and scientists

  • "The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive."
Tell us again how smart you are Donald. Maybe you need to get educated by people who actually know something about climate change!

Jeb Bush's wife

  • "Jeb Bush has to like the Mexican illegals because of his wife."
Yep, because we know all people with more melanin in their skin stick together.


  • "They're not coming to this country if I'm president."
Let's amp up the anti-Muslim hysteria some more Donald. Just the qualities we look for in a leader.

Rich People

  • "You know the funny thing, I don't get along with rich people. I get along with the middle class and the poor people better than I get along with the rich people."
Donald, your not "getting along" with the poor and middle class people. They are sucking up to you because you are rich! Lose all your money and we'll see how much they pal around with you. The rich don't HAVE to suck up to you. They don't need anything from you.


  • "When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best... They’re sending people that have lots of problems... They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists..."
Like the Mexican government is deciding which of its people to send. And a few bad apples do not define a whole group of people just trying to make a better life for themselves and their families. Not all rich people are xenophobic, misogynist assholes like you, Donald.

People with low self esteem

  • "Show me someone without an ego, and I'll show you a loser..."
Only arrogant people can be successful? Only in Trump fantasy land.

Black and Jewish men

  • "Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are little short guys that wear yarmulkes every day."
'Cause only those  Jews are good at counting money? Especially the short ones wearing yarmulkes. I'm sure in your mind all Jewish men look like that. And what can we say about how you view Black people... Your actions speak louder than words.

Monday, January 11, 2016

An obituary for James Whitley Dawson, Jr

My son's father died  at the age of 51. He had suffered three heart attacks and had congestive heart failure. He was fired from his job after the second heart attack and was unable to find anyone who was willing to hire him.

He was denied disability.  He mowed the lawn in the decrepit trailer park in which he resided in exchange for rent. He slowly sold off  everything of value to survive. Without money for health services, he could not afford the medications he needed. He ended up owing hundreds of thousands of dollars in healthcare bills from his frequent hospitalizations and ER visits.

James Dawson, aka Sean O"Dea,
the Damn Irish Yankee
He died at home alone, and was not discovered for three days. His immediate family is also hard up, and could only scrape up the money for a cremation. There was no funeral service - just a cardboard box to put his ashes in. This will be the only obituary as a  testament to his life.

His birth  name was James Whitley Dawson. He was known as Skipper to his immediate family, and to others he was known as  John Davison or Sean Patrick O'Dea. He was born August 8, 1962 in Norfolk, VA. As a child he lived in North Carolina and Missouri. He was an Army veteran who had been stationed in South Korea and Germany. He was also a proud  veteran of the French Foreign Legion. He loved all things military, and was active as a Civil War Union soldier re-enactor until he became to ill to participate. He was an avid builder of model military tanks and aircraft, and earned some money selling them online.

He is survived by two sons, Christopher Dawson, Boblingen, Germany and Liam O'Dea, McClusky, ND; a sister Lisa Motes of Alabama; two brothers, Joseph Dawson, Missouri, and Brandon Dawson, North Carolina.

He lived.......

But I'm not a racist....

This post was originally on Yahoo news:

As the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on gay marriage this week, Yahoo asked readers and contributors to share what one cultural issue absorbs their interest. Here's one perspective.

Nothing makes my blood pressure soar more than hearing someone make a racist statement, then say, "… but I'm not a racist."

I suspect my intolerance to racism had its roots growing up poor in a small town in North Dakota. I hated being judged by my appearance, and I have tried my best not to judge others. A year ago, I blocked a Facebook friend I had been known for more than 20 years. Since President Obama's election, her intolerance of minorities took a sickening downward spiral.

I have experienced less overt racism since moving from North Carolina to Indiana last year, but racial ignorance knows no geographical bounds. I have heard: "There are fewer blacks in this town because there are fewer social welfare services... but I'm not racist." And: "White women date black men because they can't get a white man... but I'm not racist." Give me a break. Don't even get me started on the racist "dog whistle" -- the welfare queen!

I used to bite my tongue, but I realize I need to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. With family members of many different skin colors, it is my duty as a decent human being to speak up. I will no longer let my silence be seen as tacit approval.

2016 thoughts

Racism is alive and well. People blame President  Obama for bringing a new surge of racism to America. It isn't new - having a president with more melanin in his skin than the majority of Americans has brought racism back into the light.

The spin-doctors have managed to convince conservatives that  people who bring up racism are the real racists! How absurd...

I do see more racial tolerance in the younger generation - yes, even here in blood red North Dakota. Racism will never go away; people will always be afraid of others who are different. But when these older generations who took their white privilege as a fact of life die off,  racism will be looked at as indicative of lower intelligence and fear.

Compassionate Jesus vs. Conservative Jesus

As a supposedly Christian country, why are we so cruel and judgmental towards the poor? Isn't this the exact opposite of what Jesus preached?