Thursday, January 5, 2017

Here and There


Scenes of Colorado




 


In November, I took a trip to spend Thanksgiving with our Colorado family who live near Denver.  I was surprised to find that the family did not live near the mountains.  The housing developments seem to have been planned with ponds and trails, enabling residents to enjoy the outdoors.  Every morning, and on some afternoons, I took long walks to take photos and get the overall feel of the area.  The walks were very pleasant.  Since it was colder than I, a resident of Southern California, was accustomed to, I bundled up with 'underalls', a long sleeve sweater, a puffy vest and a pashima shawl to cover my head.  I noticed that a number of walkers wore shorts.   As I walked past two people in shorts. I heard them discussing how unusually warm the weather was.  My attire must have looked ridiculous.

One day, I saw a hawk sitting atop a fir tree, but it was too far away for me to get a decent photo.  I'm including the photo of it flying away because I thought it was interesting.  Visiting the family was very enjoyable and Colorado is a beautiful place to visit.  I didn't know Denver had its own ocean in the sky, though.  Notice the whale in the pictures below.  I was as surprised as you might be.












In early December, my friend, Marge, invited me to accompany her on her trip to see her long-time friends near Phoenix, Arizona.  The ride was fun for me.  The last time I drove through Arizona was about 15 years ago.  I was grateful to have the opportunity to see the state again.   The expansive vista reminded me that the United States still has a lot of open land.  The picture below of the rolling hills, or dunes, was a sight to see.  As we passed them, I spotted riders on top of one of the hills just starting their descent.







The next day, we spent the afternoon visiting with Marge's very gracious friends near Phoenix. After a wonderful lunch and conversation, we were already planning a trip to Scottsdale.  I had hoped to connect with a good friend from New York, who now lives in Mesa the next day, but unfortunately I could not reach her.  With such short notice, that's the chance I took.

When we reached Scottsdale, we went directly to the mall.  I remarked to Marge, "They have a Dillard's."  I thought they were just a Texas store, but drove past one in Denver.  So that I could experience a visit to the store, off we went through what I considered a gigantic mall until we reached Dillards.  Their "Christmas" section was not easy to find, but we succeeded.

Then, off to the outside of the mall, to see what we could see.  As we walked along a side street with very interesting restaurants, we reached a beautiful sculpture of 'pony express' riders near the Marshall Way Bridge.  The name of the sculpture was  "Passing the Legacy" by Herb Mignery.  
Female Bronzed Cowbird

     
After crossing the bridge, we discovered Scottsdale's 'Old Town.'  There were a number of the Cowbirds in the trees like the one shown at right. This section of town was much more interesting to me, but we had walked for a long time. 

Perhaps, a future trip? 



View from Marshall Way Bridge


As we left Arizona the next day, we stopped at Gila Bend.  My daughters stopped there while driving through on a recent trip.  They returned with two beautiful yard sculptures. The store is shown below.  When we stopped, I took a picture of a restaurant near there.  The name, "Space Age", as well as the design was interesting, but maybe at another time.








I enjoyed my travels and am now hunkering down for the winter.


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Monday, December 12, 2016

Busy, Busy Fall

I've been very busy this Fall, moving to another section of San Diego in late September, as well as keeping up with the election of Donald J. Trump as the next President of the United States.  In October, I flew to New York for the baptism of our first great-grandchild....a boy.  My visit to New York was a blur.... busy, busy, busy.  But there were memorable moments, as well.  My friend, Katie, and I were able to meet at MP Taverna Irvington for brunch.  My Metro North trip from Beacon to Irvington was interesting ro put it mildly.  Metro North connects Poughkeepsie NY and Grand Central Station in New York City with stops in smaller communities on the way.  When I got on the train, I discovered that that it was becoming an express to Grand Central at Peekskill.  So I disembarked at Peekskill, and waited for the next train.  A man approached me on the platform asking about the next train.  I don't recall his question, but we both shared that we had old cell phones that could not provide information on the train schedules.  So, I told him what I was advised by the conductor on the previous train, and that was, "a train was right behind that would take me to Irvington."  After a ten minute wait, I got on thinking it would take me to Irvington.  Alas, I had to get off at Croton-Harmon station.  The next train took me Tarrytown, as it didn't stop at Irvington.  As I walked through the train looking for the conductor, a man asked me if this was the train to New York.  As I looked at him, I realized he was the same person with whom I conversed on the Peekskill platform.  We both had a good laugh. I don't recall ever having to take three trains to reach what would have been a forty-five minute drive.  Oh well, bad planning on my part. 

However, the brunch at MP Taverna was great.  I enjoyed Scallops with cauliflower, dried cherry, brown butter.  It was delicious and the elongated train trip was worth it.  Of course, it's always great to visit with my friend, Katie.

The next weekend, I went with my daughter, her husband and my granddaughter to Boston.  First, we stopped in Worcester to pick up their eldest son who will graduate in June.  Then, off to the heart of Boston,  to visit his brother. 

 After touring the college, we walked the neighborhood before enjoying our lunch at Stephanie's On Newbury.  My selection was the Red Hat Corned Beef Hash.  The serving was very generous.  After the family completed their delicious meal, we walked along the Charles River to the Hatch Shell, where the Boston Pops gives a concert on July 4.
Hatch Shell







We returned to the "Public Garden" As we walked, we found Mother Goose and her ducklings.  It seemed to be a very popular spot.  We actually had to wait our turn just to take a photo.  As we crossed the park and entered the Boston Common, we came upon a huge group of people of all ages, with children dressed in their Halloween costumes, enjoying the Pumpkin Festival.  Boston seems to hold events of many kinds for their residents and visitors.



I had more travels following this, but I'll share about them in my next post.



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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day, in the United States, is set aside to encourage us to reflect on the blessings we enjoy.  From rich to poor, most center on this call to get together with family and/or friends to express a collective thankful spirit. Of course, it's something we should reflect on often, but our busy lives interfere with it. 


My thoughts are a litany of blessings for which I'm thankful.  I'm very thankful for my family and friends, who are so good to me. I'm thankful for good health and a lovely, peaceful place to lay my head at night.

I'm thankful that I live in a country that still allows freedom of speech, worship, and the right to choose how we live our lives.

This year I'll be spending Thanksgiving Day with my Colorado family.   I look forward to sharing some photographs of this beautiful state with you soon.



May every reader be blessed in a special way this season of Thanksgiving.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

September 11, 2001 - Importance of keeping US control of Internet

On September 11, 2001, I worked in the mid-town area of New York City.  After the World Trade was hit by planes, I couldn't use the phone.  No Blackberry, no phone....no communication.  Since my field was Internet Security, my next thought was to attempt to contact my son in Los Angeles via email.  I didn't know his email address at work, so I tried several configurations of an email address.  One of them worked.

If I had not had the freedom to use the Internet to contact my family, they would not have known that my daughter and I were alive.  They thought I still worked in the World Trade Center.  Actually, my daughter was working 500 paces from the South Tower.

This is why I believe that the President Obama's move to give away 'control of the Internet' to any other country is a very bad move.  Read  http://www.wnd.com/2016/08/new-pushback-over-obamas-internet-giveaway/

As I was purging some old files, I found the following.  Only names and personal information have been removed.  Note:  Some memories are so important, you just can't throw them away.



Sent:     Tuesday, September 11, 2001 8:19am
Subject:  RE:  T**** and I are OK!
Importance:  High

C****,
I hope this is your e-mail address.   T**** called me.  She worked a block from World Trade.  She is in a co-worker’s (T. K.) apartment at 23rd and 2nd.  I told her to stay there unless she’s evacuated.  T**’s address is *******.  Just in case, his phone number is 654*******.
My building is in lock-down.   A friend, S****, from Merrill Lynch called me to say I should go to her house on First Ave.  S****’s home phone is 212*******.  All transportation has been shut down so I guess I’ll be in this building unless something else happens.

Will contact you, hopefully tonight.

Love,
Mom

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Sent:     Tuesday, September 11, 2001 9:24 am
Subject:  RE:  T**** and I are OK!

Thank God for e-mail…. Love, Mom

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Sent:     Tuesday, September 11, 2001 10:18 am
Subject:  RE:  T**** and I are OK!

A*****,
Subject:  T**** and I are OK!
Importance:   High

I can’t use long-distance and can’t get out of NYC.  Please call your sisters and let them know T**** and I are ok. 

T**** left me a phone message after everything happened.  She is very shaken up.  She told me she was going home.  I don’t know how since I hear that Manhattan has been closed.
Love,
Mom

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Sent:     Tuesday, September 11, 2001  11:58 am

From:  C****

Thanks for the message!  I’m very relieved you are both OK!  E-mail data as necessary.
Love,
C****

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Sent:     Tuesday, September 11, 2001 12:36 pm

From: C****

The phone number for T****’s friend is wrong.  Do you have another?  I called B**** and B**** and told them you two are O.K. and may stay with friends in the city.
Love,
C****

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Sent:     Tuesday, September 11, 2001  12:53 pm
Subject:  RE:  T**** and I are OK!

C****,

I just spoke with her (646*******)  Droves of people are walking the streets.  My company has offered me a hotel room.  I’m waiting to hear.  If I get it T**** will stay with me. T**** is worried that Dad doesn’t know she’s all right.  Please let him know.

Love,
Mom

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Sent:     Tuesday, September 11, 2001  12:56 pm
Subject:  RE:  T**** and I are OK!

C****,
You may not be able to get T****.  The long distance is not working everywhere.
Love,
Mom

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Sent:     Tuesday, September 11, 2001  1:16 pm

From:  C****

I spoke with Dad.  He now knows you two are OK.  Aunt B is the only phone number I don’t have.  Hang in there.
In case you don’t know the first WTC building was hit by a 737, the second WTC building was hit by another 737 about 18 minutes later, the Pentagon was hit by a plane as well.  A fourth crashed outside Camp David.  So far, the airlines report 4 planes hijacked.  All airlines across the country are shut down and international flights diverted outside the country.  The first WTC building is pretty much destroyed, it collapsed a short while after the top half of the second building collapsed. 
We will figure out who is responsible and eventually get them for this.
I love you,
C****

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Sent:     Tuesday, September 11, 2001 2:29 pm

From:  C****

Mom,
What is your work phone number?  I just called T**** at her friend’s and he said she had left to meet you.
C****

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Sent:     Tuesday, September 11, 2001  1:24 pm
Subject:  RE:  T**** and I are OK!

C****,
I spoke with Aunt B.  My company’s offer of a hotel room is fading fast.  No one wants to leave the rooms they have since they can’t travel anywhere.  I will either stay overnight in my office building or make my way down to the Sandy’s apartment on ****** St.  I told T**** if I get the room, she can come to me.  Otherwise, she has to stay where she is for now.

Metro North has opened up but one of the managers called me to say that there has been a threat to Grand Central as well.  Just waiting and praying for all the people.

Love,
Mom

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Sent:     Tuesday, September 11, 2001  2:39 pm
Subject:   Re:  Sending love and prayers

Hi Mom,
I know it will be difficult to reach you by phone, but I thought I would send an email. It was good to find out that you and T**** are okay.  Hard to imagine that something like this can strike so close to home.
We are thinking of you and T****.  If you do happen to speak with her, please let he know that we send our love.
With love and prayers,
H****

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Sent:     Tuesday, September 11, 2001 2:42 pm
Subject:   Re:  Sending love and prayers

Thanks, H****,
 T**** just arrived. We will attempt to get to Metro North.  Hopefully, we’ll get on a train.
Love,
Mom

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Sent:     September 13, 2001  5:05 pm
Subject:   Re:  Sending love and prayers

H****,
Sorry, I never get to speak with you.  However, it so special for me to hear from you when I needed it.
Love,
Mom

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Sent:     September 13, 2001  11:47 am
Subject:  Sending love and prayers

Good Morning.

C**** told me that you had gone back to work, and I couldn’t believe it!  How are you doing?  I would imagine that you are still in shock and slowly processing the events of this week.  Please be careful and feel free to call us at any time to talk with either C**** or with me.

Love,
H****
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Sent:     September 14, 2001  1:10 pm
Subject:  Sending love and prayers

Hi H****,

It’s a bit nerve-wracking.  Buildings are sporadically evacuated.   Not ours, though.  The mood everywhere is somber.  My train was only about 40% full this morning (not normal).

My safe-haven providers (S**** & husband) left a message for me at 6:00 am today.  They left the City for a few days.  S**** said that will all the sirens and emergency vehicles, they couldn’t get any sleep.  We had worked together at Merrill Lynch in one of the World Financial Center (World Trade) buildings. 

Just pray for the poor people who haven’t heard anything from their loved ones and the rescue workers.

Will talk again,
Love,
Mom
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If you agree that the Internet should remain under United States' control, contact Congress today.  I believe the schedule for relinquishing control is October 1, 2016.

************

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Sept 11 Remembered

The following is a personal account.  I've reprinted it several times on the anniversary of Sept.11, 2001.

No American civilian should ever have to experience the events of 9/11 on American soil. And, my experience of that day is in no way comparable to the heartache of the families of the victims. The following is just my personal recollection of that day.

As my train pulled into Grand Central Station that morning, I heard some buzz from other commuters. But, it was none of my business so I just got off the train and walked the underground tunnel to the Forty-fifth Street exit. As I walked up Madison Avenue, I saw a throng of people standing around a bank looking at a TV. As I tried to see that they were looking at, somehow I got the message that something happened at the World Trade Center. I remember looking in that direction, seeing smoke, and trying to use my phone, and then, trying my Blackberry. No signal. I proceeded north to my office on 52nd St. When I arrived, I saw that I had a message from my daughter who worked near the World Trade Center. However, I could not reach her since I had no phone service.

I proceeded to work. A short while later, I heard that there was a TV in Personnel. So, I went to that floor to see what was going on. After a few minutes, I squeezed into the room. The scene was incredulous. I decided that for me the best thing was to go back to work. Young people on my floor were just milling around. We were the IT (computer) department. They either had IT friends in those World Trade buildings or, like me, had previously worked there themselves. I tried to work, but at the back of my mind were all the tens of thousands of commuters who literally poured out of the ground from the PATH (a train from New Jersey). What happened to all those people? Many, many times I had walked through the underground shopping Plaza and the passage ways under those buildings as a shortcut to save time. Since my commute was 2 ½ hours each way from upstate New York, I was always running to be on time at work. In November 2000, a co-worker and good friend gave me a job lead that resulted in my leaving the World Trade Center and moving to 52nd Street. As an aside, I later heard that a very smart female executive of the Port of Authority ordered the trains diverted to the mid-town area of New York City, saving many lives. I thought of how I would take my lunch into one of the glassed-in areas of my building and look at the Towers. How magnificent they were. Of course, I was just looking at the lower floors. I thought the design was intriguing.

Later that morning, I finally heard from my daughter who was with her co-workers at an apartment in lower Manhattan. One of the workers just took his whole department to his home. I advised my daughter to stay right where she was with her co-workers unless they were evacuated. Then, I was contacted by a great friend from Merrill Lynch inviting me to stay the night at her place since the City was in "lock-down."

Being in Computer Security, I decided, since I had no phone, to try sending emails to get messages to my children. I thank the good Lord for the “Information Highway.” Being able to contact my family in an event such as this is why I feel so strongly that there should be no Government interference with the Internet. I emailed friends in San Diego requesting that they contact my family. My children thought I still worked in the World Trade Center. Exactly where I worked was not one of their concerns. I didn’t know my son’s work e-mail address, but decided to create the addresses in different ways. Surely, one of the emails would get through. Not knowing was going to happen next, I wrote to my son that his sister and I were OK. I gave him the address and phone number for the apartment where she was staying. Then, I gave him the phone number of the friend with whom I would be staying. Without being melodramatic, I thought this might be the last communication we could possibly have. It brings me to tears when I think of it.

Around noon, I went to the bank to get money since I couldn’t get home that night. The sea of people walking, shoulder to shoulder, north out of the City on both sidewalks of Park Avenue was at least five people deep. It was an amazing, yet fearful sight.

Around 1pm, my daughter, accompanied by a co-worker, walked the 30 blocks to be with me. Her hair was covered in ash. I got her in our “locked-down” building. When we reached my office, the phone rang. It was my son in Los Angeles. My daughter, wide-eyed and in shock, told him what happened….her words just spilling out. I tried to calm her down. Her only response to me was, “You weren’t there.”

Then, my daughter told me we just had to get out of the City. She kept pressing. As far as I knew, we couldn't go anywhere. I decided to leave and walk to Grand Central to see if any trains were moving. I never in my lifetime had been prepared for what I saw.

As we walked the now eerily empty Park Avenue south to the train station, we were met with men with megaphones ordering us where to go. We walked a sidewalk cordoned off with safety tape into what seemed like the only open entrance. Other than the sea of people in the great expanse of the center of the building, I don’t remember much except that my mind kept reeling, thinking that something else could happen at any moment. Before long, we were on a train leaving the City.

That evening, watching TV, I saw the real events I knew nothing about because I tried to work that day. I realized that I, being the kind of employee I was, would have returned to my desk in one of those buildings when the “All Clear” announcement was given.

My daughter and I were now safe, but what about those people who died. What about their families? Even today, my heart goes out to them

I realize that this is a sharp contrast to my usually light-hearted and hopefully informative blog. I will always remember my daughter walking 30 blocks to my uptown office, covered in ash from those collapsed buildings….wide-eyed and in shock, having seen death and destruction not many American civilians have ever seen. And, as I said in the beginning of this writing, no American citizen should ever have to experience the events of 9/11 on American soil and no one should ever forget.

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Visitors to San Diego

While I always busy my time here in San Diego, activities ramp up a bit when visitors come.

A week ago, Monday, my friend, Marge, and I went to lunch at the Breakfast Republic.  We chose the same meal.... the Shrimp and Ricotta Frittata with slices of Avocado.  With an English Muffin and browned potatoes, the servings were delicious and ample.  I was only able to eat about a third of the meal resulting on a box for an eat-at-home meal.  I would recommend this restaurant.

That evening, my 15 year old New York granddaughter and her girlfriend from New Hampshire arrived after an impromptu trip to the southern ridge of the Grand Canyon with our Los Angeles family.  Early Tuesday morning, I went to the Clairemont section of San Diego to take them and their cousins to Krispy Kreme at the Clairemont Town Square.  My visiting granddaughter remembered that her brothers went there a number of years ago when they came to San Diego.  We walked there to have the total experience of Krispy Kreme.  They could see the operation of making donuts, though I think the taste of the donuts had more of an impact on the teens....Yum, yum.

After that, I left them as they went to Belmont Park in Mission Beach, where they enjoyed the afternoon.  Then, before my grandson's basketball practice, they were able to eat at Hodads in Ocean Beach.  This restaurant is a total experience that's certainly worth the trip.

On Wednesday, we went to the beach.  My son-in-law has a favorite area which is quiet.  He goes there once a week with the children teaching them to "bodyboard.'  I was only interested in wading but found the waves strong enough to pull me over if I wasn't careful.  Hence, a perfect spot to 'bodyboard.'


On Thursday, I met the family at the San Diego Zoo.  When I arrived about 10am, they were already touring the park and had reached the Polar Bear exhibit, which they found closed.  I took the skyfari®-aerial-tram to catch up with them.  This ride is a great way to see the expanse of the zoo and provides picture ops, if that interests you.  To the right, below is a photo of Balboa Park, which is located just south of the zoo.  Well worth visiting.

Balboa Park

We all proceeded to traverse the zoo, attending a 4-D theater and checking out some of the animals.  Lunch was at the Sabertooth Grill near the Elephant Odyssey.  This restaurant is the favorite of the family.  After everyone was well fed, we continued on to view the sleepy Koalas and feed the Giraffes.




After several hours, we enjoyed a cool desert near the front of the park and concluded our great day at the zoo.  I went my way, they went theirs....to basketball practice and dinner at home followed by a sunset visit to the beach.  On Friday, after experiencing lunch at IN-N-OUT with burgers and fries, the young ladies were on their way home.  No trip to California is complete without enjoying an IN-N-OUT meal.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Get out & Vote While You Still Can

 I am voting for Donald J. Trump for President in 2016.  You can read my reasons at:  http://bicoastalgrandma.blogspot.com/2015/07/why-i-like-donald-trump-for-president.html .  I believe we need someone who is straightforward, loves America, has not been part of the political scene, and not owned by big money donors.

I was a non-partisan voter who, in every election season, voted for the person I thought would do the best job for America.  I watch politics closely and no sooner had I re-registered as a Republican, in my opinion, the Republicans' devious stratagem started coming to light.  As I became more aware of the Republican party's recent election machinations, I've been reminded of my younger days when I watched the TV coverage of the entire Republican convention feverishly trying to lock out Barry Goldwater.  I'm sickened and disheartened that the party hasn't improved in all these years. 

Sadly, the Republican party actions, namely, the last seven years of not standing up to the present Administration and the disingenuous technique of using your primary vote to create the need for a convention has caused my disenchantment. 
These actions only confirm to me that, Republican politicians and their candidates, are only interested in their own personal welfare. 

Mitt Romney, the Republican who lost the 2012 Presidential elections was shown on TV advising Republicans to vote for a different person than the one they really believe should be the candidate in each State's primaryTo the best of my understanding, he was telling Republicans that voting in this disingenuous way would result in a 'contested' convention.'  In this type of convention, the Republican delegates could ignore the votes of the people and put whomever they wanted in as nominee.  He, admittedly, wanted to prevent Donald Trump from being nominated, no matter how many American citizens voted for him.  I watched the video of this losing 2012 Presidential candidate on three different channels because I could not believe that he actually said it.  No one stood up to him and said we don't play around with our votes.  No one. 

Apparently, the Democratic party is really no different.  It just handles things differently.  They have 'super delegates' as well as delegates. The 'super delegate' category seems to be comprised of elected officials who can vote for whomever they choose. Their vote seems to be cast for what is best for the Democratic party, seemingly not the American people.  It's like they, and only they, know what's best for America.  No matter how many people vote for a candidate, the 'super delegates' have the power to sway or skew the election results. The nominee will be the person selected by the 'super delegates', not the American voter.


The Republican party, on the other hand, doesn't use that technique.  I've read the explanations of their system, but in my estimation, it's just a convoluted process to get the results they, the Republican party, desire. To my understanding, sounds like a lot of 'back room' actions.  Doesn't matter what the 'unwashed' and 'unlearned' voter wants.  Even a politician, who has been in office just one term, knows how to game the system.

I saw the video made by a Colorado delegate who was shut out of voting because he was preparing to vote for Donald Trump.  Apparently, last August, the Colorado officials revised the rules so that without any people voting, they chose their nominee.  If Colorado can get away with it, what State Election Officials will try it next?


It used to be that the average person  just went to work, feeding and housing their family, and looking forward to the day when they can make ends meet to the best of their ability.  Now they are still in the 'rat' race, but it's an ever uphill battle.  I'm not even touching the subjects of many people out of work or the many people (45.4 million, as of October 2015) on food stamps.

Political officials, on the other hand, are much better off.  Many candidates enter the ring with idealism. Except for a few, their quest to help their Nation and its people seems to fade into a pursuit to preserve their own newly-found and cushy way of life. By the way, what do they do all day?  No matter what politicians of both, or either party decide for your health, wealth and freedoms, theirs is never affected.  With salaries and better benefits guaranteed by you, the American public, they live above the fray.  In my opinion, they answer to no one until Election time rolls around.  Then, they say what you want to hear in order to preserve their jobs.  After they are elected, they will hold meetings and look busy, but it seems that they've forgotten the hard working citizens who pay their salaries.  Do you really think a politician who has been in office ten, fifteen or even, 40 years can feel your pain?  


In my estimation, neither the Democratic nor the Republican party really care about or represent the voter.  We're just pawns for them to arrogantly ignore. All politicians and party officials need to be reminded that a vote is a privilege, not a toy.   Many people died protecting our freedoms, including the voting processIt is every political party's patriotic duty to honor an American citizen's right to vote and have that vote counted.


The only hope we have as a nation is the silent majority waking up, and waking up QUICKLY.  It's time to end the cabal.



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