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Missing from the hurricane coverage ---

They are showing pictures of hurricane damage/flooding in Cuba. No mention of how Guantanamo is faring. Has anyone heard?

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Sep 10, 2017, 09:45 PM (3 replies)

Imperfect thoughts on a real "perfect storm"

While watching the news, necessarily covering the approaching hurricane, the thought occurs that this is but one of many matters of growing concern. This could well be the “perfect storm” that nearly scuttles us.

We are experiencing a terrifying confluence of circumstances, a scenario that the late Rod Serling would dismiss as being too ridiculously far fetched. Yet here we are: the western half of the North American continent is on fire, an enormous hurricane has devastated much of Texas and parts of Louisiana, the most massive hurricane ever recorded is about to impact Florida and southeastern states after trashing pretty much everything in the Caribbean (including US interests of Puerto Rico and in the Virgin Islands), an 8.1 earthquake has struck off the west coast of Mexico (and big earthquakes aren’t known to fly solo), North Korea is threatening the US and Japan with nuclear missiles just as our suddenly accident-prone Pacific fleet is evaluating the possibility that their cyber systems have been compromised — and at the helm of our ship of state is a horrifically incapable, incompetent captain who has surrounded himself with a similarly inept crew whose first tasks were to remove all the lifeboats.

And this is all being gleefully observed by the enemy who hacked and manipulated in order to aid the ascendance of that pitiful captain whose most notable singular “accomplishment” has been the increase of our vulnerability. At this darkening hour, it’s uncomfortably easy to picture Vladimir Putin smiling as he contemplates the possibility of picking up the pieces.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Sep 8, 2017, 02:36 PM (1 replies)

We must be a nation of acceptance

This is a letter sent to the Greeley Tribune. Proud to have friends who author such letters!

We must be a nation of acceptance

There are times in the history of a nation that define its moral character. We are living in such a time.

Our nation stands at a crossroads with the decision about the fate of DACA recipients known as "Dreamers." The path we choose will determine if we hold close to our creed, "Out of Many, One" or veer off into territory fraught with division, anger and the loss of our moral standing.

DACA recipients are young people of good character. They undergo background checks and must pay to stay in this country; they contribute to our communities and are — for all intents and purposes — Americans. The choice to come here to start a new life was not theirs to make, but they have persevered and woven themselves into the fabric of our daily lives. Our country would not be the same without them.

We ask that all of the elected representatives of our state make every effort possible to ensure that these young people are given what they deserve — a chance to stay in the only country they know and call home. The American Dream is still alive, and those who dream of finding it should have the opportunity to pursue it. We are a nation of immigrants: We must not fail those who ask for our acceptance. History is watching.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Fri Sep 8, 2017, 12:47 PM (1 replies)

Some people dream.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Wed Sep 6, 2017, 02:11 PM (1 replies)


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Sep 5, 2017, 10:42 PM (0 replies)


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Sep 5, 2017, 02:32 PM (0 replies)

Because I understand

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Tue Sep 5, 2017, 01:18 PM (5 replies)

"Joel Osteen" -- Roy Zimmerman

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Sep 4, 2017, 10:37 AM (7 replies)

"Joel Osteen" -- Roy Zimmerman


Posted by madamesilverspurs | Mon Sep 4, 2017, 10:34 AM (3 replies)

Because we are on HER side.

Posted by madamesilverspurs | Sun Sep 3, 2017, 09:41 PM (2 replies)
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