About That Wall…

Okay, so there’s this wall that Trump is going to build to keep Hispanics out of this country. Right? After all, they are criminals and rapists, Right? So… Trump says he is going to build a wall AND make Mexico pay for it and the Yakivists just eat this up like it’s even POSSIBLE. Meanwhile, the president of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, responded, in no uncertain terms, with, ” I am not going to build a fucking wall! “, …his words. Trump, of course ignores this because, well frankly, he knows he can’t build the wall and he certainly knows he can’t make another country pay for it. He also knows he can convince ignorant bigots without actually giving any details. After all he has a TV SHOW, he must be trustworthy right? So where does that leave us?

Let’s, for a moment, PRETEND such a wall can be built. That wall would have to be 1900 miles long, it would cost taxpayers GAZILLIONS of dollars and take a decade or three at least to build.

Erm…I thought Republicans were for small government and less spending?

Oh, never mind, let’s proceed! Okay, so anyway, lets PRETEND all the terrain that the wall has to go past is all flat and buildable, which it isn’t, and that this wall can physically be built, it can’t. Let’s PRETEND this wall is oh, 30 feet high? That’s pretty high!… NO? Okay then, let’s pretend that it’s 200 feet high like in Game of Thrones and made of solid steel…wait no, Titanium! Yes, that’s better! TI-TAA-NIUM!!! Fast forward to 2052 or 2078, whenever, the wall is built! Yay!  We have a WALL!  A HUGE EXPENSIVE WALL!  A TRUMP WALL!!!!.. it even HAS HIS NAME ON IT, and what do the Hispanics do? THEY TUNNEL UNDER IT JUST LIKE THEY ARE DOING TODAY, you morons! Or, they go around it by sea, they go over it by air. You know why? Because America is a land of freedom and Mexico has nothing but poverty to offer them. They are people, just like us, who want more for their families. So let’s forget that ridiculous wall and let’s work on the root problem here:

A: Trump is telling ignorant people what they want to hear. He can’t build a wall for heavens sake, wake up!

B. We are people of the EARTH not just the USA. Isolationism is not the answer! Walls are built to keep people IN not keep people out.

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Those Raccoons…

    I am obviously doing more thinking than usual today…might have something to do with the 4 cups of coffee I had this morning after waking up at 4 am to chase raccoons off my roof and back lawn. Exercise that early is not natural I tell ya!

Anyway, I was thinking back to when things were different and I had to put up with my butt being slapped, pinched and groped by strangers, my boobs being grabbed as I walked down the hall at school and other parts being groped in public, and there was nothing I could do about it because, “it’s just boys being boys.” In college, I found myself trapped in a backstage prop room by one of my teachers who proceeded to try to have his way with me until I punched him in the nose and almost broke it. At the bank where I worked I was subjected to all kinds of unwelcome passes by men who worked there…some of them married. No I didn’t flirt, I didn’t dress inappropriately, I was simply female and attractive enough to draw attention. It happened to most women I knew and we were pretty powerless to stop it.

Fast forward to today. Things are much better than they were. I have more rights than I did, and yet, I am still not considered a full citizen of this country. Never mind that I am a 2 business owner and have never been on the government dole and have always paid my taxes. As a woman,I know that women don’t get equal pay. They miss out on jobs, simply because they are female even though there are laws against that. Men still treat me differently than they would a man in many of my daily interactions. Sometimes I still have to fight to be heard or to get the best price for a service. Most men don’t realize what it was like back then for women and what, in some ways, it is still like today. I talk to and socialize with people from all walks of life in America through my businesses and other online interactions. Meeting people from different walks of life interests me and I have met some really nice people. One thing though I have noticed is there is still a huge population of men who really think women are lesser creatures. They think nothing of saying things to me that are inappropriate and unwelcome. They will brush off things I say as being insignificant or make fun of it. It takes me right back to the way things were in the 20th century and it makes me both sad and angry.

So what’s my point? Well some women are saying they won’t vote for Hillary Clinton, “just because she’s a woman”. I agree with that. No one should vote or not vote for someone just because of their gender. But I do want to say to these women, think. Just think of what it took for Hillary Clinton to get where she is today. Think of what she has to go through on a daily basis in order to do her job. Think about the strength it takes, the patience and the forbearance and BRAINS it takes to do her job. Then think about all the losers out there, men and women, who have nothing better to do than slander, attack her and spread vicious lies about her. Those raccoons? They are not really what keeps me up at night….