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Monday, January 22, 2018
An open letter response to an email from Senator Johnny Isakson (R, GA):
The majority of the "American people" did not elect Donald Trump. Remember, he lost the election nationwide by 3 million votes. If not for the archaic Electoral College system, we would not have this disaster of a president in the White House. Do not speak condescendingly to me. Don't tell me what "they" (the American people) want. You couldn't possibly know what we want. You do the bidding of your wealthy owners without question and without regard for the impact on your constituents. We, the American people, want representatives in Washington who represent our needs and our issues. We DO want to reduce the national debt, but YOU voted for a tax bill that from start to finish is of, by, and for the wealthiest people and corporations in this nation. YOU voted for a tax bill that by the most conservative estimates will increase the national debt by $1 trillion over the next 10 years. My unborn grandchildren will bear the burden of this disastrous decision on your part, despite the polls and grass root efforts by millions of us to stop this atrocity. This tax bill does NOT promote a level playing field, but will further increase the wealth gap between the top 1% and the rest of us. YOU do not represent the people who elected you, you only represent the moneyed interests that contribute to your re-election campaign. Your votes in the Senate fly in the face of your deceitful platitudes. You are disingenuous at best and are a liar in reality. You call it politics, I call it blatant dishonesty.
The country is divided because politicians like you use racist undertones, or like Trump are overtly racist, bigoted, and divisive. This is all part of your (transparent to clear thinking individuals) attempts to divide and conquer the American people and to keep us from knowing that it is you, the politicians and your wealthy benefactors (the people you really represent), to further enrich yourselves and to prevent having a populace of critically thinking Americans that will throw you and your lot out of power and onto the streets where you un-American, unpatriotic, greedy, selfish, self-serving, immoral, unethical, inhumane people belong! Don't get it twisted. We see you. We know your games, and we are working overtime to expose you and replace you with representatives who care about the lives and well-being of the people who elected them. The greed, racism, bigotry, sexism, and xenophobia that has been engendered and espoused by your generation and generations before yours is coming to a speedy end, and your names will be held in the lowest esteem and will be relegated to the trash bin of history, except to be a lesson to future leaders on how NOT to govern and on which policies to eschew, for the good and betterment of all, and not just a select few elite. I only hope and pray the American people wake up to you and your ilk and vote you out of office sooner rather than later, so that we can try to repair all of the damage you and those of your ideology and policies have done over the last 40 years, so that we can try do dig our nation out of the debt you have created with your recklessness and greed, and so that we can rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and society for the betterment of all Americans.
Joshua LaDeau, RN, BSN
Letter from Sen. Isakson:
Thank you for contacting me about President Trump. I appreciate hearing from you and am grateful for the opportunity to respond.
I believe the American people elected President Trump because they want change in Washington. They want us to rein in federal spending and reduce our national debt so we do not mortgage our children's future. Voters also sent the message that they need relief from excessive government regulation. We must promote a level playing field and institute commonsense, pro-job growth solutions.
I also recognize that our country is very divided at this time. I hope that President Trump and leaders in Congress will make it a priority to find areas of common ground where we can work together to help all Americans regardless of their race, sex, religion, or where they live. I am ready to work with the president and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to get the best results for Georgia and the country.
United States Senator
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Friday, March 3, 2017
Raising a Brown Boy in Today's America
Breathe and push: Sikh-American civil rights advocate Valarie Kaur's plea to her country in the times of Donald J. Trump.scroll.in
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
THIS!!!! I've been saying for years that our educational system sucks and this is precisely why!! It is anti-science!!! Our kids are at a major disadvantage and some 3rd world countries have better educational systems than we do!! We need an education revolution in this country!!!
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
You took from us:
Natalie Cole, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Glenn Frey, Maurice White, Harper Lee, Frank Sinatra Jr., Phife Dawg, Patty Duke, Erik Bauersfeld, Merle Haggard, Doris Roberts, Prince, Lonnie Mack, Afeni Shakur, Morley Safer, John Berry, Muhammad Ali, Prince Be, Anton Yelchin, Marni Nixon, John Saunders, Kenny Baker, Gene Wilder, Jerry Heller, Shawty Lo, Arnold Palmer, Rod Temperton, Janet Reno, Leonard Cohen, Gwen Ifill, and many, many more wonderful legends.
You gave us:
Donald Trump and Mike Pence.
2016, go fuck yourself.
And 2017, you ain't starting out much better.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Now, first, emphatically YES!!! Christians who voted for Trump are hypocrites. He is, says, does, and behaves in every way you despise, yet voted for him anyway. You blame Hillary for Bill's behavior, yet excuse Trump's infidelity to all 3 of his wives, not to mention he stated that he is a chauvinist, misogynist, and guilty of sexual abuse against non-consenting women, and he has multiple women who have claimed that he abused them, yet you excused this and voted for him anyway. He claims that he goes into the dressing room of Ms. Universe contestants to see them naked, and they have corroborated this, yet you excused him and voted for him anyway. He's called women pigs, Mexicans rapists and murderers, he's made very racist comments to and about African Americans, he's mocked the disabled, he's called for a ban on members of an entire religion, he's made anti-Semitic comments and ads, and yet you excused all his name calling and scapegoating and voted for him anyway. All his hateful, intolerant, ignorant, and vitriolic words and actions you have excused and voted for him anyway. I'm about 100% positive, as I read the Bible, that this man is the epitome of evil and exactly the opposite of what Jesus taught that we should be, yet you excused Jesus and voted for Trump anyway. And the one and only reason you refused to vote for Hillary Clinton? Her stance that a woman should be free to choose for herself, without government intrusion, whether or not to have an abortion. Of course, you will cite the email problems (which were not problems) and the fake Benghazi scandal fully made up and pushed by Fox "News", despite 8 GOP led investigations that found absolutely NO wrongdoing by Clinton or Obama. No, you excused a man who is a hateful, misogynistic, racist, homophobic, xenophobic, vitriolic bigot, who has not one day of experience in government and elected him to be the President of the United States of America, all because you hate the woman who has prepared for her entire life through public service, one of the most qualified candidates this nation has ever seen, because of her stance on abortion. Well guess what, I don't like abortion either, but I realize I cannot push my religious beliefs on ANYONE!!!!! And no one's religious beliefs should EVER be legislated into American law because the Constitution expressly forbids it!!!!! So, when I say that Christians who voted for Trump are hypocrites, I mean it in every sense of the word!!! I grew up in a conservative Christian home and was taught to always vote Republican. I am who I am now because I ventured to educate myself and deeply researched the issues. If you still think that Republicans and conservatism is the way to go, then tell me why the data shows that the economy ALWAYS does remarkably better under Democratic Presidents than Republicans. The last Republican President that had the economy going for him was Eisenhower, and at that time the top tax rate on the very wealthy was near 90%! The economy boomed after Clinton raised taxes on the rich and jobs grew and he was paying down the national debt because he had a surplus. Bush doubled the debt in his 8 years and ballooned the deficit and his policies created the worst recession and nearly a global economic collapse. Obama's policies have caused a continuous 79-month job growth record, he tripled the value of the stock market, he has reduced the deficit by three quarters, and cut unemployment in half. The facts do not bear out the conservative narrative. I'm not claiming that Obama or Clinton are perfect (certainly not Clinton), but I am saying that what is feared about them are completely incompatible with the facts and reality. Oh, and by the way, Obama only has 2 months left and not a single living soul has had his or her guns taken from them, I'm not sure, but I don't think he'll start a gun confiscation program in the next 2 months. So, in short, my real self is based in reality, and this is who I am, love me or hate me. Trump is and will be a disaster economically (oh and did I forget to mention that Trump voters just love that he is a business man and ignore the FACT that EVERY SINGLE BUSINESS VENTURE HAS FAILED and ended in bankruptcy!!!! He also doesn't pay his bills and if he defaults on America's debt, we're all screwed.), his Islamophobia was used months ago by ISIS to recruit new members from around the world, he will diminish our power and prestige and influence in the world, and mark my words, this country will be near the brink of economic collapse by the end of his four years, if it hasn't already. He has already, just since his election, emboldened racists to act out against and harass minorities, and he has placed Steven K. Bannon, a known white supremacist, as his chief White House strategist and senior counselor. I don't think Jesus would be ok with that, but you excused what Jesus would think and voted for him anyway.