If This Is Not Disturbing, Then Everyone Is Unsafe

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A National Emergency? When Did Gov. Christie & Rescuers Know That The Created Emergency Is Over Four Decades Old?

http://Opioid commission to Trump: Declare state of emergency – CNN.com http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/31/health/opioid-commission-emergency…/index.html 6 hours ago – Opioid commission tells Trump to declare state of emergency … to declare a national public health emergency to combat the ongoing crisis.Story highlights

  • The opioid commission recommends that Trump declare a public health emergency
  • The White House says it will “immediately” review the recommendation

(CNN)The White House panel examining the nation’s opioid epidemic has told President Trump to declare a national public health emergency to combat the ongoing crisis.

“Our citizens are dying. We must act boldly to stop it,” the commission, headed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, said in an interim report Monday. “The first and most urgent recommendation of this Commission is direct and completely within your control. Declare a national emergency.”

Our Votes Are For Sale, And They’re Very Expensive 

August 1, 2017

By Leyland A.King

BlueGadfly.com/

LeylandKing@gmail.com

 

Thirty-seven strong, our extended family is no electoral powerhouse. Thirty-seven passionate activists squared (1369) are a booming voice defiant. A town hall presence that will not be ignored nor dissuaded.

Progressive Democrats for decades, we are outraged by the spectacle of musical chairs of government administration at federal, state and municipal levels. It’s  time to re-evaluate our commitment to an administrative system that has moved politically from neglectfulness to tolerable malfeasance. Erroneously thinking it couldn’t get worse   -it did.

Who would have thought that the rot we have in every institutional stratum of public administration, was possible? Therefore we are open to a third party. Even fourth or fifth. We cannot continue voting for the lesser evil.  Small, efficient government and lower taxes through progressive gradients, reforming the Department of Justice, law enforcement, and criminal codes, neighborhood schools public and private, religious and un-denominational are good. We vehemently disagree with public funds given to private or charter schools. Separation of Church and State is extremely important to us. Unfortunately, regardless of which party is the majority, even if they control all branches of government, somehow, we can’t rid ourselves misguided, unconscionable, or even immoral laws such as legislated in the war on drugs.  So, we compiled a list of our priorities.

Small, efficient government and lower taxes through progressive gradients, reforming the Department of Justice, law enforcement, and criminal codes, neighborhood schools public and private, religious and un-denominational are good. We vehemently disagree with public funds handed to private or charter schools. Separation of Church and State is extremely important to us. Unfortunately, regardless of which party is the majority, even if they control all branches of government, somehow, we can’t rid ourselves misguided, unconscionable, or even immoral laws. So, we compiled a list of our priorities.

Small, efficient government and lower taxes through progressive gradients, reforming the Department of Justice, law enforcement, and criminal codes, neighborhood schools public and private, religious and un-denominational are good. We vehemently disagree with public funds given to private or charter schools. Separation of Church and State is extremely important to us. Unfortunately, regardless of which party is the majority, even if they control all branches of government, somehow, we can’t rid ourselves misguided, unconscionable, or even immoral laws. So, we compiled a list of our priorities and welcome your input.

1. End capital punishment immediately. It is immoral. The very nature of it is cruel and unusual.

2. The right to vote is inalienable. It is incumbent on the state to encourage participation of every citizen over age 18.

3. Abolish private prisons and juvenile detention facilities in every form.

4. Decriminalize drug use and possession. That is a vice, not a crime.

5. Citizens must not be arrested for nonviolent offenses if they have valid identification. Citations are available.

6. No person elected to public office shall serve beyond eight years.

8. Elections publicly financed. Legislation necessary to end lobbying and donations to elected officials.

9. Make gerrymandering a felony. It corrupts the electoral system and undermines public trust.

10. End corporate welfare including tax breaks offered to companies to “bring jobs”.

To Gulliver’s Surprise 

This week, more than ever, I saw America’s government.  I really hope that I’ve seen the worst of it’s functioning, but a whisper in my ear cautioned me not to bet on that.

The truth, as I saw it, was so much like Gulliver’s tours, except for the shocking deviation, that after leaving Lilliput and all the little people, above whom he towered, he arrived at a place called Future Washington. There, to his dismay, he discovered that the inhabitants were much smaller than the Lilliputians. Gulliver then knew that people could be so much smaller than one could ever imagine, and much more trivial too.

Donald need not worry about draining his swamp. Instead of thoughts of wrestling out huge reptiles, almost larger than himself, a kitchen sieve would do just as well. But really, the greatest danger that infests the swamp are mosquitoes larvae that mimic miniscule politicians, lobbyists and lawyers, while spreading corrupting disease.

Is Trump White House Implosion Telling Us What We Don’t Want To Hear?

I couldn’t believe what Mica Brzezinski just said on MSNBC, Morning Joe. The particular question was about the perception of lies and strife coming out of the White House, and whether there’s precedent for that. She piped that there is, and referenced President Clinton’s lies about his affair (denials during Ken Star’s White Water investigation that ended up with Monica Lewenski)

The surprise for me was the comparison of Clinton’s peccadilloes to what is so far known about Trump. (No need to bring out the reptiles and muck) Displaying her inability to consider frequency, gravity and harm of the two situations, she scooped up what was easy and inapplicable.

Mika leapt over the more recent history   -George Bush’s lies that led to the deaths of more than half a million people….and counting. Gave a pass to Ronald Reagan’s Iran-Contra-drugs-hostages that destabilised Central America. Still on the go she ran past Richard Nixon’s Watergate crimes, too many to mention; L. B. Johnson’s three million dead by lies and you get the picture. No wonder some folks have negative opinions about America’s news-entertainment. Do some reading, Mica.

Lines On Capital Punishment​

   We Hang Murders.                 

We hang murders,
Or some way kill them sure.
To punish them, we do.
Teach the lesson, true                                
Once more.

We hang murders,
Build them scaffolds new,
To punish them, so we do.
We shoot, we poison,
Electrocute them too.
Mete justice, so we do.
Once More.

We hang murderers,
On behalf of you,
Well, someone told us to
Punish them, so we do.

We hang murders,
Robbers, swindlers, too,
Poachers, vagrants,
Maybe even you.
A longer list we grew,
Punish them, we do
Teach a lesson to,
Spouses and children too.

Leyland A. King.      (c)

BlueGadfly.com/    July 22, 2017

 

 

Alyssa Hogan Speaks of Domestic Violence, Murder, ​and Overcoming

Imagine your name in the news headlines “Prek Teacher Kills Husband”.
Yes, I, Alyssa Hogan was arrested for the ​2nd-degree​ murder of my husband and faced life in prison. At the time of my arrest, I had B.Sc., Criminal Justice major, and had worked several years in social services. I had four children, whose father was dead, and they were about to lose their mother. Jobless and homeless, I was lost and broken. I turned back to God, He had never failed me. I was a faithful servant, why had I gone through so much pain?

I was in a domestic violence relationship for 12 years, I loved him but lost me. I was obsessed with the idea of the perfect family. I reflected on my choices and decisions in life and discovered that I had repeated a pattern of my childhood experiences. I had devalued myself and sought men’s love. At age 17, I got my first child but I remained an honor roll student. Later I graduated from prestigious Florida State University.

While out on bail, women approached​ me, telling their story, and that they were praying for me. I researched cases of women in prison for the same charges, warning signs, statistics, and services in the community. I discovered the victims of domestic violence were re-victimized by their friends, family, society, and the criminal justice system. With my charges​ pending​, I could not obtain employment, housing, or life insurance.

Thanks to my faith in God, in 2016 I was acquitted of all charges based on Florida State’s “Stand Your Ground” law. People asked how I was doing so well and what was the secret to my happiness and success in my life? I began public speaking; my testimony experiential and philosophical. I found success in helping others to coach women toward clarity and focus, which brought them more energy, peace, and time for things that mattered in their lives.

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