Monday, October 30, 2017

Opposing Views- my take

These questions come from a Facebook group of the same name. I saw a friend's blog post and thought   I would join in the fun. 
Yes or no question: Do you think Trump is racist?
Yes, but I also think he's so good at pandering that even he doesn't know what his real ethics and standards are. He's a reality star and a legend in his own mind, The fact that he won't release his taxes like he swore he would, tells me he's a charlatan with something to hide. Quite a few somethings.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/21/politics/trump-tax-returns/index.html


http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/343081-trump-especially-upset-after-hearing-mueller-would-access-tax-returns

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/trumpometer/promise/1421/release-his-tax-returns-after-audit-completed/


Who is more corrupt: Trump or Hillary?
Both, equally. I personally wanted Bernie but voted for Hillary after she won the nomination. There was never  any chance of me voting for the likes of Trump. 
Do you support having “In God We Trust” signs in American schools?
No, church and state are separated for a reason. Check the First Amendment that everyone is so fond of quoting, But I see no problem with allowing anyone to take a religious class or to pray if they chose to do so. As long as all other religions are offered the same courtesy. 
Jeff Sessions wants a nationwide ban on illegal immigrant sanctuary cities. Are you for or against the policy?
Decidedly against. We are a nation of immigrants and anyone who forgets this needs to revisit their own history. I have no problem with vetting but when you are tossing children out, even those who are American citizens,then you've crossed a line. 


http://chicagoreporter.com/fear-and-insecurity-shape-the-lives-of-children-whose-parents-are-undocumented/

Do you appreciate the way Obama led America for eight years?
Yes, as someone who appreciates an educated, intelligent president to represent our country at home as well as internationally, a thousand times yes. 

  The number of Americans on welfare is dropping fast under Trump. Do you think Trump’s presidency is good for America’s economy?
The  fact that we are still technically running on President Obama's budget seems to have escaped most. Trump has yet to pass a budget so any numbers we're seeing aren't his to begin with. He's quick to take credit for it though. 
http://www.factcheck.org/2017/10/trump-muddles-economic-indicators/
http://www.factcheck.org/2017/01/what-president-trump-inherits/
Do you think America is more respected with Trump as president than it was under Obama?
Under Obama, we were considered the progressive, diverse county we say we are. It's taken Trump less than a year to make us a laughing stock in every way,shape,and form.
 Would you like to see Elizabeth Warren run for president one day?
I would love to see that. 
25 years ago, Ronald Phillips raped and murdered his girlfriend’s innocent 3-year-old daughter. This week, Ohio executed him.
Do you support the state’s use of the death penalty in his case?
Yes.
Are you glad Trump is president instead of Hillary?
No.
An Alabama lawmakers wants to make castration mandatory for child sex offenders. Do you think that’s a fair punishment?
The mother in me thinks this is  a great idea, the human says no. There are other ways to handle this, unless this is a worst case scenario.
Obama is back on the campaign trail again, and crowds are loving him more than ever. What do you think: Is Obama’s input good for America, or should he stay out of politics?
President Obama has every right to do whatever he sees fit to do. The only reason Bush Jr laid low is because he didn't want to face any questions about the absolute disaster his presidency was. Now that Obama has essentially cleaned up his mess, he's finally coming out of hiding again. I suppose he thinks most have short memories or attention spans. I'm not one of those people.
Hillary Clinton inspired Americans everywhere as a First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State and presidential candidate. Do you think she’ll be remembered as a great political leader?
I think she’ll be remembered as the woman who won the popular vote and still lost the presidency. I think the whole Benghazi incident was blown out of proportion given the number of US citizens killed under the Bush administration.

https://www.mediamatters.org/research/2016/06/28/comprehensive-guide-benghazi-myths-and-facts/211240


http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/may/12/john-garamendi/prior-benghazi-were-there-13-attacks-embassies-and/


There you go, my first 'real' blog post in quite a while. Feel free to take these questions, post them on your own blog, and link it back. I'd love to read your answers. 

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Column: How a reporting trip to coal country inspired my 7-year-old's science fair project

Column: How a reporting trip to coal country inspired my 7-year-old's science fair project: When science reporter Cameron Hickey made a recent trip to West Virginia coal mines, it afforded him a unique opportunity to bring what he learned back home -- for his son's science fair project.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

PTRN - Nature Folk with Selena Fox & Circle Talk 02/07 by Witch School | Spirituality Podcasts

PTRN - Nature Folk with Selena Fox & Circle Talk 02/07 by Witch School | Spirituality Podcasts: 7 PM Central - Nature Folk with Selena Fox: Interfaith Pagans: Join Rev. Selena Fox as she welcoms Circle Ministers Harry Dorman and Sandy Foo for a discussion on Interfaith work being done by Pagans in our community 8 PM Central - Circle Talk: Feng Shui & Magic for Love: Join Circle Minister Debra Rose as she welcomes special guest Tess Whitehurst for a discussion on Feng Shui and magic for love, friendship and romance. This the start of our February series of programs focusing on romance, relationships and love for February. ------------------------------ Music for PTRN open and close provided by SJ Tucker, For more music and information, please visit http://sjtucker.com/

Last Call for Vaquita, the Mexican “Panda of the Sea”

Last Call for Vaquita, the Mexican “Panda of the Sea”