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Impeachment – Pence – Purdue – Drunk Drivers and Father Time – TREMR Staff Pick & OpEdNews.com Headline

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Like 9/11, what we thought could never happen in America is happening again, but in 2019, administered by a pretend president and his Acting government, conniving with the foreign power determined to destroy our ability to weather Franklin’s admonishment, a Republic, if you can keep it.

Streaming Michael Cohen’s reboot channeling John Dean’s, there’s a cancer on the presidency – Impeaching for our children, we bequeath them, Mike Pence.

Few American presidents have worn sobriety as the only proof of character, while daily crashing through clearly marked humanitarian Stop Signs, putting pedal to the metal to T-Bone both America’s history and it’s potential.

Confident we won’t defeat ourselves by surrendering to the foolishness of self-inflicted vengeful violence, nor to denial of the fearfully fatigued, because Peaceful Assembly and voter registration are not weak sisters, but rather, like United We Stand, the bridge that has restored America after Revolution, Civil War, two World Wars, sixties assassinations and September 2001.

Seeing through Corporatism’s haze, the wise set aside all Trump induced chaos rattling around in the echo chamber of a Fourth Estate that has lost its way – for Media smirks, are laughing America to death.

Gun owners know Wayne Lapierre’s malleable maniacal marionette-in-chief of misinformation is, like Cheney, Pence and Putin’s Moscow Mitch, another bad man with a gun – an adversary to truth, apathetic to the human condition – profiteering off the sacred office he has careened off course.

So, answering 2020’s call, the rational rise to eject Trump Senate enablers – not with Tiki-torches, but with reasserted government of, by and for the people.  Having learned from Odessa grandmother Shauna Saxton, who faced the hateful rage of a mass murderer, but unlike her president and our Congress, took immediate action, saving her family from NRA sponsored mass hysteria – we now unite!

To unscrupulous marketing of E-Cigarettes and Opioid producers, speeders whizzing by school buses with flashing red lights, drunk drivers and people who supply civilians with military styled AR weapons – We say enough!

Witnessing the difference between investigative reporting and the laziness of talking heads repeating, a liar is a liar, we are, like time, moving on.

Recognizing the characteristic opposites of the spineless intimidating NOAA cowardice, we emulate the heroism and integrity of NWS.

Voters get it:  while a president may not be dumb enough to share classified information with foreign enemies, a pretend president could be treasonous enough to do so.

Flint knows it:  if Bush/Cheney hadn’t launched one percent of our population into perpetual war, taxpayer money might be replacing brain destroying lead laden water pipes, causing Legionnaire’s Disease and increasing Pneumonia deaths.

Patriots know it:  and reject abusing Commander-in-Chief title to divide and conquer Pentagon leadership and Congressional oversight, to profit from Air Force sleepovers at failing resorts – even if, miraculously, Religious hypocrite Pence isn’t culpable.

Visionaries know it:  and refuse to join a pretend president’s race with Climate Change, at the expense of, Homeland Security.

Now, We the People embrace national choices and individual responsibilities:  for a presidential riddle wrapped in an Acting government mystery, inside the enigma of his resort tweaked Military Industrial Complex – refusing to permit the undoing of his oath of office, by foreign policy for financial gain.

Rejecting public and private leaders, who profit from the oppression of a child’s future – whether female, people of color, LGBTQ or refugees, we ascend.

Teachers know it:  scientists are not America’s enemy, but the stewards of earth and all life upon it.  Armed once again with the conviction of, we hold these truths to be self-evident, we legally entrap impeachable producers entangled in vaporizing our future, now blowing smoke screen billions to escape their tobacco predecessors fate.

Family fun at movies, parks, concerts, schools or dog walking, have become bloodied, not just because of bad men with guns and drunk drivers, but men in corporate and government suits, too lost gathering their thirty pieces of silver, to notice their time has passed on.

Yes, we have stepped in quicksand of hate, racism, sexual discrimination and perpetual war, that challenges our best, while exposing our worst.

Allowing extreme individual focus, we fail to see family and national unity’s time limits, because many things we believed true, never were.

Filmmaker friend Kent and I rarely got to work together, so made time for lunch every three or four months, for personal catch up and filmmaking brainstorming, he with a beer, me, ice coffee.

At our last lunch, he asked to send me a play he’d written for my director’s opinion.  Then back to work, looking forward to September’s lunch.

America’s first murderer was hanged in 1630; its first drunk driver arrested 1897.

Although Conservative Republican, Texan Evangelical Christian Kent C. Williamson and, Liberal Democrat, Roman Catholic New Yorker, me, were solid friends, as with our country, the United States of America, our next lunch was never promised.

 

Choices:  Trump – Johnson – Stein – Clinton Headlined On OpEdNews.com Sun 10/2/16

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scotus-hard-eightPerhaps Saturday Night Live returns just in time to remind us, you really can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time – and just like that, 2016 elections aren’t funny anymore.

Soulmate, my aging cat, born on the streets, with a bad liver, a bad leg and now kidney issues, reminds me, like a Sons of Bill lyric, for some of the people some of the time, existence has been, dragging your life across the sands of time – from Food Desert to College Loan Debt — whether individual or nation, from dinner wine to morning after joe, The Twilight looks a whole lot like the Dawn.

It’s not how little Trump, Stumpf, Romney and Koch brothers pay in taxes.  It’s the lawmakers we elected allowing this systemic imbalance to increase and multiply in all areas of American life.

Let’s reassert, we hold these truths to be self-evident, and reconnect to an all-inclusive oasis, where no matter how many, he speaks his mind, excuses, or clueless about Aleppo and foreign leaders or even sincerity regarding democracy – most still gravitate to the center of reason.

Casting our precious privilege in a way that enables the election of a dangerous thin-skinned angry old snake oil salesman, neither preserves, protects nor defends democracy or the American Democratic Republic.  Such a hard right turn, turns us back to a Supreme Court failing to embrace, counting all American votes as the constitutional way forward.

In the wake of Bush v. Gore, America has been Shock and Awed into

  • Preemptive strikes against a country that had nothing to do with 9/11
  • Perpetual war creating ISIS (Al Qaeda on steroids)
  • Global financial instability
  • Worst national unemployment since The Great Depression
  • The Great Recession

2016 gives us an opportunity to help America think again by voting to prevent fears, frustration and anger from transferring our belief in each other, to faith in GOP hypocrisy, Gary Johnson ignorance and a Machiavellian Trump.

Only rarely in America has it been acceptable, to give belligerency, misogyny and bigotry a free pass, but now that Trump is no longer a reality sideshow, but mob pleasing improvisation staged as semi-scripted nominee of the ultra-Conservative Right Wing, that rarity has exposed its fangs once again.

As an ardent Sanders supporter, I understand crushed dreamers and frustrated activists, but joining the deserting non-voters or giving into hopelessness that denies America mature, rational pragmatic voting booth judgement gives neo-cons the legitimacy they crave.

As citizens, it is up to us to vote to imprint the U. S. Supreme Court and impact the U. S. Congress.  Hold the feet of Democrats to the fire, insisting on, an Attorney General Bernie Sanders, an Elizabeth Warren heading SEC, a Supreme Court Justice Barack Obama, a Treasury Secretary Melinda Gates — all while keeping James Comey as FBI Director to keep the next President Clinton on the straight and narrow.

We and the world we live in, deserve candidates who can name, and work with, other world leaders – not a Trump nor a Libertarian Party insisting that all must lift themselves up by their bootstraps, ignoring, some have neither boots nor homes.

It is for us rather, to help protect all of the people all of the time from the bullies of the world, whether on Main or Wall Street; in Congress or uniform; Olympian doctors or a candidate’s Russian hacker hero.

Remember, We’re all going to die no matter what the plastic surgeon told you, so let us focus our collective attention, energy, money and votes on eradicating all forms of bullying:  Sexual Harassment, Spousal & Child Abuse, Bigotry, sexual & gender oppression, income disparity, military & campus rape, remembering…

America is the choices we make:  Choose saving us from Alzheimer’s Disease and Climate Change – or live, trying.

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