re we *out* of our Fire Trucking Minds?!

So This Kavanaugh rapist guy…  Looks to be confirmed by the corrupt GoP tomorrow.  He is proven to have lied, assaulted, and tantrumed before the world.  But the Government of Predators will confirm this flatulent moron…

We cannot force a win here.

But

We can vote.  We can change our stars.  We can destroy them with votes and candidates who believe in the sanctity of choice, sexual sovereignty, and a right to have jobs, healthcare, and opportunity.

It all starts with firing the swamp rats in the Senate.

 

In Indiana, we are targeting Todd–Trust funds and dark money are my friends–Young.

https://www.crowdpac.com/campaigns/388844/retire-todd-young

Time to Wake up and Retire Todd Young!

Are you tired of US Senators licking at the Dark Money Trough?  Well we are going to start firing them, one senator at a time.
Here is one in Indiana that needs to go:

 

Hey! I just launched a crowdfunding page called “Retire Todd Young!!!”. It is really important in these first few days to show that the campaign has supporters, so I am reaching out to a few close friends. Can I count on you to leave an endorsement and a small contribution today? Here is the link: https://www.crowdpac.com/campaigns/388844/retire-todd-young?ref_code=post_publish&source_code=fbmessenger . Thanks so much!

Time is for Action, Not Prayers!

This week we have a guest post from Indiana’s Joe Mackey, a candidate for US Congress in the 4th District.  Joe asks some hard questions and offers some ideas that can actually work–a refreshing change from what oozes out of Washington, DC these days.

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Take it away Joe:

For Immediate Release – Joe Mackey on Health, Safety, and Welfare of Students in our schools.

 

This week a lawfully acquired weapon was used by a native born American citizen to kill 17 people in a Florida state high school.  The harsh reality  is guns are not going away. Even liberal supreme courts have upheld the Second amendment rights of gun ownership.  I do not write today offering prayers and sympathy regarding recent events in Florida.  I am writing because it is time we took up a mission of change.  If, as our Republican friends insist, the root cause of mass shootings is mental instability, then we need to start addressing mental healthcare.  We have a problem here in the United States and here in Indiana, and it is getting worse, not better.  Reflect on these facts for a moment:

    • Indiana leads the nation in teen suicide
    • Following suicide Indiana students are more likely to die of drug overdose than gun violence
    • Indiana ranks 42nd in school counselors / student population ratios, with only 1 counselor for every 641 pupils.  The new budget before Congress reduces money for school safety, mental health, and counselling by 68%.

Florida is the 8th school shooting in the United States *this year* It was perpetrated by an American Citizen -Nikolas Cruz.  Some facts about the 19 year old Cruz:

    • Adopted (us born)
    • Lost father 10 years ago
    • Lost mother in November of 1017.
    • Limited access to mental health care
    • No restrictions on access to assault rifles and was able to lawfully procure and AR-15 Assault rifle and ammunition, yet not old enough to legally consume alcohol.
    • The FBI had been told about him before he ever bought a gun, but they made no substantive efforts to check him out due to insufficient resources.

Sadly, teenagers suffering deep emotional trauma such as the death of a parent, sibling or cherished loved one may not show signs of emotional trauma for up to six months following the loss. Nikolas Cruz was right on track for his emotional meltdown but we failed to protect him and thousands of other kids whose lives have been lost to despair just as miserably as we did those who died at his deranged hands!

The question then is how do we address all these issues facing our school age children?

  1. We need to reverse the course of this US Congress and increase the presence of mental healthcare in our schools.  The standard around the world is no more than 100 students to a counselor.  
  2. We need to make the training and resources available to achieve this.  
  3. We need more teachers to lower teacher/student ratios.  
  4. We need specific training, so teachers and staff might readily identify “at risk” students.
  5. We demand a comprehensive mental healthcare program be instituted in our schools nationwide designed to provide “at risk” students with proper intervention before disaster strikes.

I say to our national and state leaders: Stop calling for prayer.  James 2:17 states clearly “Prayer without Deed is dead”. Your job is not pray! Your job is to govern! Prayer without action will not protect our children. If you will not govern you will be fired! We the voters demand action items be developed, action plan be created and instituted.  

  1. Allow and provide funding for CDC research into U.S. Gun violence
  2. Provide funding for elevated school security systems,
  3. Staff federal and local law enforcement agencies at levels where they can address the climbing drug addiction issues. Far too many Indiana counties can’t even afford a D.A.R.E. program
  4. Put back in place the O’Bama era restrictions just recently rescinded by 45. Restrictions that would have prevented young Nikolas Cruz access to his weapons.

The American people will not allow Congress to treat us like Oliver Twist with porridge bowl in hand asking “Please sir may our children not be murdered, addicted, abandoned in our schools”.  We must accept a mission by answering the call to action.  These actions are to immediately

  • Stop Diverting money from public schools.  
  • We need to SUBSIDIZE school counselors.  
  • We must train Administrators, Teachers and staff to recognize “at risk” children and to direct them to appropriate counseling
  • We absolutely must empower Federal and local law enforcement agencies at levels that allow reports of suspicious people to be walked down properly, and triggered people to be found and helped.
  • We absolutely must fund Federal and local law enforcement agencies at levels that allow for timely intervention of and drug interdiction in our nations communities
  • We must provide comprehensive mental healthcare programs for our children.

It is time for a series of programs that deliver monumental arrays of training, care, security and assistance to those in need in the schools of America.  We have spent 20 year blindly ignoring rural schools, de-funding programs, and shamelessly discounting  the signs of problems in our education system.  We need to Plan and we must Act. If your US Representative tells you this is not the time to talk about the violence issues our children face today: You must  Fire Them.  Should our nations leaders refuse to have this conversation or find themselves in a quandary over how to proceedi, they simply must be replaced. If our nation’s leaders keep having the same repetitive conversations and nothing gets better we need to change the leaders having these conversations!

America must do better!  Indiana must do better!  We all must do better!

Joe Mackey

Indiana 4th Congressional district candidate.”

Visit Joe Mackey Here!

Everybody Loves a Parade Right?

When will the “look out behind you” strategy stop working in Washington DC?  We’ll get back to that question but it is a very fair one.  Once again something outlandish and improbable is thrown out there to try and make us fail to notice a few small matters…

Some are, in no particular order:

  • The Porter Scandal.  In the era of #MeToo, a senior White House aide with a penchant for hitting the women in his life is unacceptable.
  • The Vice President trying to use a gay Olympian as a get-out-of-bigotry-free card.
  • The Mueller Investigation
  • US Congress is derailing its own investigations, intentionally, with faked memo’s and a crass inability to read (or write).
  • POTUS tweeting about a tragedy involving an illegal resident–but failing to tweet about even a single one of the 3,497 drunk driving deaths inflicted during his first year in office–all by legal immigrants save this case involving an NFL player
  • DACA not yet replaced with a feasible replacement or extended
  • One Government Shut-down already and another possible.
  • We are the only country on the planet larger than a Volkswagon bus that is not a part of the Paris Environmental Accords.
  • We risk losing billions in farm revenue per year if Mexico decides to shop elsewhere.  There are debates on exactly how much and by when, but we do sell billions of dollars a year in agricultural products into Mexico.

Skip all that though.  Just liberal hunches and Fake News, right?  Wrong.  Every one of the above matters are visible in public records.

Back to parades.  Parades are traditionally held to celebrate something or as a means of making up for small hands and it is pretty easy to tell which is which.  When North Korea throws a parade, it is to look impressive mean and angry. When France throws one, they are memorializing a day when the common citizen said enough.  I think we can all guess that the proposed Parade in DC–(Which won’t happen because the DC District will not approve 50 ton tanks and such de-paving the city)– is compensating for small hands and #FirstWorldCombOverProbs

The Word for Today is Dignity

It is a sad truth in my world that every single morning when I take my first look at what happened in the news, I hear the Star Trek character Jean-Luc Picard barking out “Damage Report!”  Today was no different.  The Dumpster in Chief referred to countries holding half a billion people as “Sh*tholes.”   There is no walking this gaffe back.  There is no explaining it away. There is no “look out behind you” that will distract me from this gaffe that insults (in a demeaning and profound way) 15% of the world’s population.  Think about those numbers.  The guy in the White House just insulted 15% of the world in one moment of oratory flatulence.

I have written my Congressional Delegation in hopes that they will do something…

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Hey Look! Your Shoe is Untied!

This is 2017 (for a bit yet) and we should not have to explain basic bait and switch tactics to each other and certainly not to the US Congress.

Every elected official in Washington DC is complicit it the Grand Theft Oxygen going on right now and they need to step up and put a stop to it.  I am weighing in with my elected officials and I heartily recommend everyone here does the same thing.

dec 17

Not enough shine in the world to make this Tax Bill smell right…

They are polishing the turds in Washington again.  Our Congress is out of conference and counting votes for the Tax Scam.  Let’s all get out there and do a few things to make a difference:

  • RESIST by making calls, visiting offices, and using Resistbot to get it clear to our elected officials that play time is over, we are not having it, and there will be a lot more change in the make up of Congress if they do not listen to the people.
  • Share every time you resist.
  • Encourage others to do so as every voice matters.

My offering today:

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