Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Trump thing, The Planed Parenthood thing, catching it from both sides of the field.

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Normally, I don't really do these kinds of posts and when I have, they have been few and far between. There is always someone who wants to make a stink about them, call me uneducated, or drag me through the dirt for my opinions despite the fact that my opinions are just as valid as theirs and while they might differ, they do not make me evil.  So this is my take on the political scene here in America. 

Keep in mind that I hear arguments from both sides- conservative and liberal. 

The Planned Parenthood issue. Abortions are not the only services Planned Parenthood offer. however, my Dad mentioned that Planned Parenthood's main function is abortions. I don't truly agree with that assessment, besides, wouldn't you rather have a professional do it than have someone die from trying to do it themselves or an unprofessional do it? Personally, abortion is not for me, but I will never tell anyone else what they can and cannot do with their own bodies. I am not them. My opinion doesn't really matter, nor do my values or belief system. Do I want to pay for someone to have an abortion, no, not really, not unless it is a medical necessity, but I would much rather pay for an abortion than have to pay for the growing welfare problem (one which I am part of by my need for food stamps and health care at the moment), but either way, it is what it is and I think P.P. is a good thing to have around. 

In addition to Planned Parenthood, we seriously need to revamp the sexual education approach in our schools. I know a lot of parents don't like the school teaching their kids about this, but a lot of parents are too uncomfortable to talk to their kids about it in the first place. Sex education should not just be one class in primary school and one class in high school. It needs to be addressed all the time. The problem is people are coming away from school not knowing basic things. People aren't seeing that actions and choices have consequences, some of the irreversible, permanent, and life threatening. Of course this doesn't mean that it will stop people from making mistakes or that they will even heed warnings or pay attention to information, but it will help those that do and for those that make mistakes, they will have some knowledge of how to go about dealing with issues. 

And in addition to that, someone needs to take the girls aside and tell them about the different complications that can arise with their own bodies as far as cancer and their periods. So we don't have women in their 30s desperately trying to figure out what the fuck is going on when they have an on going period for years. So we don't have people in so much pain and not knowing why. Because doctors won't tell you, they just pass it off. You don't get real answers unless you do your own research and you go to a gynecologist. We also need to have doctors who stop fighting women on getting hysterectomies. Sometimes, the shit just needs to go. Besides, there are so many children stuck in the system, who are unwanted, that we women who couldn't have children if we kept our equipment, could happily adopt and give loving homes to.   Sorry, got off on a small tangent. 

A lot of people are up in arms about being denied access birth control. No, that's not true, what's happening is that it will no longer be free. Which for someone like me, would suck really bad. Because most of the women who take birth control aren't taking it to stop pregnancies they are taking it in hopes of regulating their periods. So, yeah, I think its kind of shitty. And yes, I do see it as another hit against women in general. Men don't have these problems, so why would they care? 

On to the Trump issue. First of all, I don't like him. I think he is a complete moron, I don't think he really understood what he was getting himself into, and I am not looking forward to the next four years and I think he is a complete sexist twat waffle. Also, I hate the racism and sexism his campaign incited. Did I think Hillary was better, fuck no! I can't stand scheming, lying criminal father than I can throw her and since I'm not supposed to lift more than 5 pounds, I can't throw her at all. Do I think she was better qualified, no, not really, but at least she had a clue to some extent. She might have also fought for women's rights. But she lost and he won. 

I was looking over Trump's within the 1st 100 days policies and to be honest, some of them weren't too bad (a lot was trash). If he does what he says he is going to do on the stuff that was half way decent. However, I don't have any hope that they will come into fruition. I think that he is far too focused on what the media thinks about him to really care about anything serious. And I'm vastly alarmed over the fact that I saw an article where in he issued a media black out on the EPA and USDA. Apparently he doesn't buy into global warming. That's fine, but once you start issuing media blackouts on things where does it stop? How soon before- and I am really going out there- we end up like Hitler run Germany? I mean maybe it won't get like that, but then again, a lot of people believed Trump wouldn't win and that Bernie Sanders had a shot. Well the media did everything they could to push him out of the running despite everything.

**Edit- because I write this yesterday- the media black out was confirmed for me, and I am pissed about the keystone pipeline decision. How does that benefit America? It doesn't, it benefits him!

Further, I don't like some of his cabinet. His vice president disgusts me. The woman he wants for the secretary of education is terrible and I think the only reason he wants her is because she is a woman and that might make him look better. Frankly, I would much rather have my Aunt M. who is the grand poobah of early childhood education and development for the state of Nebraska as the secretary of education be at least with her, I know she actually gives a shit about decent education.

There were a lot of people who were talking about high tailing it to other countries because of Trump. There are people who are have to be in therapy because of the "trauma" of his election (which I kind of see as bullshit, but I'm not them, so my opinion doesn't really matter). How about, instead of whining and trying to immigrate, we do something about it? It's so hard, some might say. We are powerless, others might claim, but no, you're not. 1st get your ass out and vote. Second, get off your butt and fight for what you believe in. Women would never have won the right to vote, if they hadn't. Black people wouldn't have freedom or rights if they hadn't. People don't get shit handed to them, they have to fight for it. It is long, it is dehumanizing, it depressing, and people are gonna lose hope, but if you stop fighting, then you have failed, and you have no right to complain. Believe it or not, you are not entitled to shit. You actually have to earn some things.  


  1. I agree with you on all these issues. Man I really wish a compassionate understanding doc would come you way. The fact you don't have the say on your own hysterectomy is bullshit. Sorry I haven't visited more often but I do see your post on Facebook. I'm glad your one of those compassionate souls who helps the homeless. Sending healing vibes your way. Hugs & more hugs.

    1. I think some good things are coming for me, health wise. You are fine, I understand that we all have lives and sometimes, it is hard to keep up with everyone and everything. :) *hugs and more hugs* to you as well.

  2. Yes I believe many people are in agreement about so many of these issues but at the present time the voice of the majority is not being heard... tho' it certainly is being seen... and any Leader with an ounce of Wisdom will pay attention lest then incite anarchy, which would not be a good thing for anyone. Sending Healing Energies your Way... Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

    1. Thank you, Bohemian, healing energies are much appreciated!
      No the majority is not truly being heard, but I think that might begin to change. Or maybe it won't, Trump is a jerk.

  3. I though after winning he would of tonned his moronic rhetoric down. I've been away on holiday so not had access to the apart from my mobile and social media. At the moment, I don't even know what to think. In the UK, with us leaving the EU we are looking to strengthening a potential trade. Where we need to retain our access with Europe. May at the moment looking to deals, it's terrifying. Not so much the hate but the stupidity and disillusions of people they blinded.

    1. I've seen- in passing- some of your posts about that. I am a bit concerned for my friends over there. I am hoping things come together for the better, the positive, and perhaps England will rejoin the EU? Does that look like a possibility?

      I'm not even keeping up with the news like I should be. We do not have cable or local TV. Our TV is netflix and amazon prime, lol. So we see some things online. Like, you I was hoping that after he was elected, he would calm down. As it stands, after talking with my Dad for a bit on these things, it look like Trump is basically going in and undoing everything that Obama did as a "fuck you- 8 years and you have nothing to show for it" kind of thing and to stir up the liberals. Its distraction tactics and a theatre shit show.