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Robb Elementary – 5/24/22

Of course it happened again,

nothing has changed.

Small children gunned down.


Small children going to school, to learn

Small children who won’t have another sack lunch

Who won’t watch their favorite shows

Who won’t fight with their siblings or parents

Who won’t look at you big-eyed and beaming love

Who won’t hold you tight when they’re scared

Who won’t hold you tight because they love you

Who won’t.

Small children bled to death, again


Why can criminals and the mentally ill still buy firearms legally?

Why are ghost guns legal?

Why does anyone, other than military personnel, need high-capacity magazines in semi to fully automatic weapons?

Why is it so easy to convert an assault rifle to fully automatic?


Yes, but the bullets come from a gun.


Not always. Not if the gunman is fully suited in tactical gear. Just ask Aaron Salter, Jr.

Oh wait, you can’t, he’s dead.


The Archie Bunker method. Just distribute guns to the entire population. Gun related deaths are surely to decrease if that happens. Especially at Walmart!

18 (and counting) innocents were slaughtered today.

Here’s a thought:

Close all gun shops, gun purveyors, gun shows, any entity that sells firearms for 30 days after a mass shooting.

Make it a law.

Watch who breaks the law, and they will, and incarcerate them.

When is enough, enough?

When do you do something about it?


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Roe v Wade

This is not a God issue, this is a governmental control issue.

Decisions about pregnancy are a family decision. Period.

Worldly laws should support that freedom of choice. For a myriad of legitimate reasons.

If you are truly NOTW and believe in God, this should be abundantly clear.

If you truly believe God is in control, you should have no problem with that.

If you believe that God is the one making life and death decisions, then you need to accept that.

A minority group, mischaracterizing this as a pro-life concern has manipulated you into thinking you’re saving children.

It’s none of your business. You don’t know the details. And worse, you don’t care.

Fighting so hard to protect the unborn, but then offer nothing to the born. To the unwanted, abused child.



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I figured out Trump, and I’m not angry anymore

Riled beyond belief.

That was a daily event for me, but then I figured it out.

Trump’s blatant lies, misinformation campaign, personal attacks, incompetence, prejudice, inability to take responsibility, the list goes on.

But it’s all part of the plan.

Or rather, it’s all part of the show.

Trump will not concede and will continue to be a spectacle. It’s partially narcissism, but mostly customer retention.

He has a captive audience consisting of 10’s of millions of fervent supporters, who are also active American voters.

That’s the reason so many Republican politicians also do not officially recognize Biden’s win. Yet.

Trump’s departure from the White House will be spectacular and a nationally televised event.


Because it’s theater, drama, it’s good TV.

Do you want to know the secret? What I figured out?

It’s about the money. It’s always been about the money.

Trump donates a quarter of his salary, each fiscal quarter and retains $1 as annual income, because it’s illegal for a president of the USA to work for free.

Fact: Trump is making money from being president.

Visiting USA politicians and foreign dignitaries stay in Trump hotels and resorts. When he travels, he and his substantial entourage stay at Trump properties, at full pop.

Political events take place at Trump properties, including at his inauguration.

In the past, that kind of story would make be blow my top, but not now.

What do addiction professionals say? The first step is recognizing the problem.

I recognize that Trump is about the money, and has always been about the money. So are his kids, because they don’t know anything different.

Everything handed to them, every step of the way. Kinda like Olivia Jade admitting that (to three black women, marketing? just sayin’) she was surprised to learn that she lived in a bubble and discovered recently that she was ‘privileged’.

Give me a break.

Well folks, Donald John Trump also lived in a bubble growing up and had everything handed to him. He did not have to “work his way up”. He’s always been the son of an extremely successful New York real estate developer.

Disclaimer: I am not intimately involved with Trump finance.

Trump, historically claims, that he built his empire from a small one million dollar loan from his father (which in today’s money is more like 140 million). But that number wasn’t necessarily accurate. Trump got closer to $60 million from his dad.

This is from foxbusiness

One of Trump’s greatest tools is irony. He has convinced his supporters that he is fighting the “elites”, when he is the definition of elite. He accuses Biden and Democrats of cheating and stealing the election, while he launches multiple lawsuits, and has the arrogant audacity to tell states to throw out millions of ballots and overturn the election results, just because he wants them to. Which in deed is an actual attempted coup.

Even before election day, he stated that the Supreme Court would decide the result.

All part of the masterful spin this guy has been honing his entire life.

When Trump becomes a civilian again, does anyone, for a second, believe he will not capitalize on his stint in the Presidency?

Speech engagements, Book and TV deals. Plus the extra added value of Trump properties.


Southern District of New York is after him. So what. Those cases are about finance. Fines, whatever.

He’s going to score big in the AfterMarket.

His appearances will be in demand for at least the next four years, or longer if he plays his cards right. Which he will!

It’s a business move.

Speaking of business, did Donald Trump suffer at all from the tell-all book by his niece Mary? Nobody stopped it from being published. It sold very well. Made headlines all over the world.

If it was so defamatory, why hasn’t he sued? He sues (or threatens to anyway) everyone else that paints him in a bad light. Proceeds from the book go to a Trump.

He always promised to treat the Presidency as a business.

Damn. He did.



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Climate Change

I know, a light subject right?

Q: is the climate changing?

A: yes

Q: how?

A: It’s getting more extreme, and it’s getting a little warmer.

Q: should i be concerned?

A: yes, but more important is being informed. informed on a fact-based level, meaning the details of the thing described are irrefutable.

  • The earth rotated today (we’d all be abundantly aware if it hadn’t).
  • Greenland’s ice sheet is melting faster than anytime in 12,000 years.

Things like that.

Conjecture and assertions are not welcome at this point.

The climate is changing, that is irrefutable (evidence)

  • Global Temperature Rise
  • Ocean warming
  • Shrinking Ice Sheets
  • Glacial Retreat
  • Decreased Snow Cover
  • Sea Level Rise
  • and more…

So it’s definitely happening. But why?

I don’t think anyone definitely knows why.

Did all the exhaust from those carburetor cars from 1886 to somewhere in the 70’s or 80’s help?

No, they did not, but you knew that.

reeljerc: “Hey, I surfed River Jettys in Huntington Beach in the early 70’s, when OC companies were using the Santa Ana River has their own personal hazardous waste dump.

Many a time we came across big brown clumps or whatever the hell it was, while paddling hard to catch set coming in.”

The earth is really fricking old. Most of us were not around for the first 4 billion years. And while I’m a fan of science, I mean a huge fan, how old things are and what happened during those years is a guess.

A very good guess, but a guess just the same.

We, as humans, may have some freaky cellular granular genetic memory thing going on. But we still don’t know what happened before we got here.

So in the 4 billion years before the arrival of humans, it’s possible similar atmospheric events took place.

It could very well be that the current atmospheric shift is simply an organic, natural occurrence in the evolution of this planet. And the damage our industrial age inflicted is/was minor.

But that doesn’t change the undeniable fact that things are going to change. Ice is melting, sea level is rising. The coastlines the planet enjoys today are in flux. We (those of us that are still breathing) may not suffer the imminent changes afoot, but if you have spawn, well…

Make a plan. Geological changes will happen over the course of many years, with any luck, but it’s still worth figuring out today. It makes sense to have a plan.

You may have a friend or family member who completely disavows the idea of Climate Change, but probably because this has become a political issue.

It may be a manufactured political issue, but it’s happening.

And the carbon emissions we are contributing is not helping. That’s a fact.

So, why not do something to lessen blow?

Fossil fuels and coal are finite resources.

One day, they will be gone.

Are you thinking to yourself, “won’t happen in my lifetime”?

What about your grandkids? Not that you care, but here’s the thing;

If we can improve a most obvious condition, that will only help, not hurt…what’s the deal? Why not?




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I don’t know Joe Biden

I don’t.

Never met the man.

Vote for him in 2020?



Because he’s a smart, caring guy who knows how the game is played.


He’s on the good side of history. Have there been mistakes? Many. Many.  He’s in it for the public at large, not just himself.

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Fake News

The internet is dangerous.

Anybody with internet access can pretty much create any kind of website and have an instant platform to say anything.

Whether it’s true or otherwise.

And if they’re SEO adept, can actually get eyes.

No fact-checking, no vetting, no editors, just sweaty fingers on a plastic keyboard projecting into the cyber-universe.

And because it shows up in your search results, you believe it.

We have trusted newspapers and  broadcast news because that has been the standard. At least for the Boomers.

For me…Walter Cronkite.

No opinions, no leanings, no conjecture.

Just the facts.

But the advent of the internet has subjugated the facts.

And now anyone can say anything, and be believed.

Algorithm evolution has only compounded the problem.

Your personal search results are a product of the searches you have made and the keywords you used.

In an effort to bring you relevant information, you are also subjected to websites that may or may not be reputable.

The search results do not vet, do not fact check, do not verify anything.

It’s up to you.

It’s really easy to want to believe a post/article that speaks to your beliefs.

It’s a little harder to vet. Or at least, it’s a little more time consuming to verify the source of the information.

Especially if you want to believe it.

Please do.

The internet has changed how we communicate.

Which is actually a good thing.

We have access to people we’d never had access to before.

We can actually interact with them.

That’s a good thing.

I’ve had conversations with people all over the world because of the internet.

Learning about other cultures and then having the opportunity to interact, to converse, is amazing.

And, you have to be smart about it.

There is very little in place to protect you against bad actors, or those whose aim is to profit from your ignorance.

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Basketball saved my life

More than once…

Taught me skill

Taught me teamwork

Taught me sportsmanship

Taught me humility

Taught me intuitiveness

Taught me respect

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Trump Watch: Monday, July 8, 2019 – UK Ambassador

Trump tweets incessantly

A constant barrage. Why do you think? (please leave thoughts in comments).

Why does the president of the United States of America feel the need to tweet so much?

Donald J. Trump? @realDonaldTrump

I have been very critical about the way the U.K. and Prime Minister Theresa May handled Brexit. What a mess she and her representatives have created. I told her how it should be done, but she decided to go another way. I do not know the Ambassador, but he is not liked or well….

34.7K people are talking about this

Donald J. Trump? @realDonaldTrump

….thought of within the U.S. We will no longer deal with him. The good news for the wonderful United Kingdom is that they will soon have a new Prime Minister. While I thoroughly enjoyed the magnificent State Visit last month, it was the Queen who I was most impressed with!

Trump read the derogatory leaked statements about him and his administration, and returned with unfounded personal attacks.
That’s his goto.
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My Son

I died today. Okay, I didn’t, but if I had, it’d be cool.

My kids are doing alright, got to spend time with all of them recently. So it’s cool.

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Abortion is not a Federal decision, or a State decision, it’s a personal family decision.

Crimes are crimes and should be treated as such, but personal decisions, personal, sometimes life and death decisions, should be weighed by the family first.

In cases that only affect the family.