Harvest Trilogy

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Texas earns 'Crazy' slang Norwegian term with criminal move to yank Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood

First off, this blog supports women's rights which includes the right to seek out quality, affordable healthcare even if they are dirt-poor. (Thank you, Planned Parenthood). This blog also supports every single woman's right to choose what is best for her by way of reproductive choice. The government should never come between a patient and their doctor, and elected reps who put ideology above the law should be damn well drawn and quartered and then run out of town on a rail. This isn't the Middle East, you yahoos! That said, the following comes from UniteWomen.org on FB, and proves what Norway has begun saying....Texas is effing crazy!


#‎IStandWithPP‬ Women have always had to work twice as hard to get half the respect and for 99 years Planned Parenthood has stood by us. Today we stand by them.

Margaret, in our day women were expected to sit down and be quiet about most things and especially about politics. As you know, I was never very good at being a woman in my day.

Greg Abbott has decided his personal religious beliefs are more important than the health of poor women. His lies should tell you how little moral conviction he really has. That man makes about as much sense as tits on a bull.

Women of Texas put on your big girl panties and prepare to roar!

Here is the number to call if you have comments for that Asshat Governor Greg Abbott: 512-463-1782.

You can leave a recorded message or stay on the line and speak to someone. Either way, let’s light up that damn switchboard!

As my dear friend Ann Richards liked to say, “After all, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels.” And I will add that in my opinion she did it better. I mean it. Really.

PS: If your state is messing with Planned Parenthood too, send me your Governor’s number and I’ll add it here.

ASSHAT ROLL CALL:
Governor Abbott, Texas: (512) 463-1782
Governor Ducey, Arizona: (602) 542-4331
Governor Fallin, Oklahoma: (405) 521-2342
Governor Haley, South Carolina: (803) 734-2100
Governor Jindal, Louisiana: (225) 342-7015
Governor Kasich, Ohio: (614) 466-3555
Governor McCrory, North Carolina: (919) 814-2000
Governor Scott, Florida: (850) 717-9337
Governor Snyder, Michigan: 517 335 7858
Governor Walker, Wisconsin: (608) 266-1212
See Also: Greg Abbott is an Asshat : http://margaretandhelen.com/…/…/20/greg-abbott-is-an-asshat/
Source: Margaret & Helen http://margaretandhelen.com/…/women-have-always-had-to-wor…/

Friday, June 19, 2015

GOP, we see what you're doing; Stop!

In light the horrific act of domestic racial terrorism in South Carolina, a lot of the clown car representatives for the GOP have stepped to the mic to garner attention, spin a tragedy, offer their two-cents on what happened. Let's be clear, the perpetrator of this crime has already stated exactly what he did and why he did it. Despite the clarity,  'Hey, look how smart my glasses don't make me look' Rick Perry called it "an accident" and blamed what happened on drugs. 'I would have a revolving First Lady (giggle/snort)' Sen. Lindsey Graham said it was "an attack on religious freedom", and now Jeb 'I'm exactly not like my brother" Bush has said this:  "I don't know what was on the mind or the heart of the man who committed these atrocious crimes," Really? You don't, Jeb? But, but....he said...Oh, never mind!

Tonight on Bill Maher, a really great point was made on one of the two main issues at the heart of the Charleston shooting - gun control, and I see it as more of a solution. An article from the site The New Civil Rights Movement, called for legislating that all guns be insured much in the same manner as a car. I couldn't agree more. As he said, Texas has taken a perfectly legal procedure (abortion) and done every damn thing they can to make it near impossible to get one in the Lone Star state by making regulations so hard to meet, there are only now 8 places where a woman can obtain one no matter if she even needs it to save her life. If the Republicans can do this with the abortion issue, with a procedure protected by law, I say do this with gun regulations. Make it damn hard to obtain one(only sold in specialized gun stores), require extensive background checks, and require both registration of all firearms (national database) along with insurance for those guns. Hey, I'm a responsible driver, but I have to back that sh**t up with insurance because anything can happen including someone borrowing or stealing my car and running someone over. I'm a responsible home owner, but if something should happen on my property, I have to back that sh**t up with insurance. My car and my house are far less deadly than a gun. I'm damn tired of empty talk from politicians and people alike. It's time for action. So saying, we have these deflectors squawking away so you, average Joes and Janes, won't focus on the correct issues.

Jeb Bush Joins Other GOPers in Downplaying Racism That Fueled the Charleston Attack



I read this headline, one of many over the last twenty-four hours that has shown not a single one of these candidates is willing to address the real issues here; the deep-seated bigotry and racism that has never gone away despite the fight for civil rights and equality, and.....the excessive amounts of and easy access to guns even by those who have been convicted of crimes, served restraining orders, or are known to have mental health issues. No one will deal with this because the NRA owns the GOP, and the few conservatives who are moderate on the issue are too afraid of losing their monetary campaign support and elected offices to open their mouths and say "No More!"  Cowards. In response to this headline, I penned this on my Facebook page (yep, me this time)."

"These conservative candidates have diseased minds. Even when the shooter straight out says to one of the survivors "I came here to kill black people", confesses his crime to police, and once again states he wanted to start a 'race war', they open their mouths and lie, manipulate, and deceive as they twist the situation away from what really is in an effort to capitalize on it for their own gain. But guess what? We are not fooled. Only those who wish to be fooled, who suffer the same sickness will buy into their empty, evil rhetoric. I think this is the straw, ya'll....the one that will break the camel's back, and not by causing the very civil war that the little white punk wanted, but rather, the last nail in the coffin of the conservative movement because there is no other way to spin this. Trying to do so only exposes those with ugliness and selfishness in their hearts. We see you, all of you who try to downplay this or spin it to drugs or some nonsense attack on Christianity. We see you. We. See. You!"

The lights are on, cockroaches. Scatter!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Stephen Colbert supports SC teachers and students in epic fashion!

We miss him on The Colbert Report, but never think otherwise, comedian Stephen Colbert still rules!

Shared all over the media and Facebook today, USA Today announced that Colbert would personally fund every single grant request put out onto DonorsChoose.org by South Carolina teachers. In all, he will be making it possible for almost 1,000 projects at the request of 800 teachers in over 375 schools to happen. The cost? Around $800,000!!! (Stats sourced from DailyKos.com)

Stephen Colbert is my hero in more ways than one, and this definitely qualifies as some the Best Stuff Shared on Facebook.  Check out the video.


Friday, February 27, 2015

Wake up and smell the animal intelligence



There are those who would argue that animals are dumb and don't know any better, that humans have domain over animals and can use and abuse them however they see fit. These types argue that taking newborns away from their animal mothers doesn't affect them, doesn't cause pain or heartbreak, does no harm. I argue back that the true 'dumb' animals are humans who believe that nonsense. There is documented and empirical evidence that animals not only have very strong bonds to their newborns, the same bonds new mothers have for human babies, but that they know and understand the cruelty of humans. They have the ability to reason, to see clearly that if they have babies, farmers will take those babies away so they must hide their offspring. That is what Clarabelle the dairy cow did.

According to The Dodo, Clarabelle the dairy cow had many babies taken from her, ripped away from mother's love and care because her milk was to go nowhere else except to a tank so that humans can consume it and the farmer can profit. When her milk production went down, the farmer slated her for the slaughterhouse. She was thankfully rescued by animal advocates and taken to a farming sanctuary. It was there she was discovered to be pregnant. When Clarabelle gave birth on February 14th, she hid her baby away from the caregivers in tall grass (she didn't know any difference between the farmer who stole her babies and the ones now intent on keeping her and offspring safe).

The sanctuary caregivers discovered the newborn, and named him Valentine. Still untrusting, Clarabelle moved Valentine to a new hiding spot every day. Animals are intelligent. They feel joy, love, pain, and they become traumatized when abused - just like humans. We do have domain over the animal kingdom, but that domain means a responsibility to care for and protect, not harm and profit. To think otherwise shows we are not even as evolved as the animals that know, understand, and show compassion, often better than most human beings.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Best title EVER for a chicken recipe cookbook!

Where was this last week? I could've ordered one for all my dirty-humored family members and friends! I want to shake the hand of the person (nay, marketing GENIUS) who named this cookbook. Seriously, getting a cookbook titled 365 Ways to Cook Chicken pales in comparison to this dirty ditty. I want one. Don't know about you, but this is going on my Amazon.com wish list. Yes, it IS on Amazon.



Monday, December 22, 2014

Red Light District Not So Merry

When people talk about Amsterdam, the infamous Red Light District comes to mind. For men, this is the Mecca of their sexual fantasies, but what would these same men think if they knew the truth behind those right lights? The reason most of those women end up literally selling themselves from a store-front window? Stopthetraffik.org shows exactly what happens when realization dawns. Watch till the end, and see for yourselves the expressions on their faces.


Monday, December 1, 2014

Anonymous sets sights on Fort Lauderdale and Mayor Jack Seiler

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In a surprising twist to the ongoing battle to find justice for the downtrodden, the disenfranchised, the marginalized, the hungry, and homeless, the hacker group, Anonymous, has taken aim at the city of Fort Lauderdale, and Mayor Jack Seiler. (Article and video here on NBCMiami)

“Hello, citizen of the world and Fort Lauderdale. It has come to our attention that Mayor John Seiler has become an embarrassment to the law abiding citizens of Fort Lauderdale, arresting Arnold Abbot, who is 90 years old and served our country, for feeding the homeless. You are a disgrace, Mayor John Seiler. So therefore, we have a list of demands, and if not met, then we shall shut down the main site of Fort Lauderdale, among other sites. Our demands are to lift the ordinance C-14-38, which makes panhandling illegal at busy intersections for not only homeless but also charities; C14-41, which makes it illegal for anyone to sleep in public in the downtown area; and C14-42, which prohibits citizens from being able to hand out food unless certain requirements are met. You have 24 hours or less, depending on whether this reaches you, Mayor John Seiler — 24 hours to comply with our demands or the site will be shut down, along with other sites belonging to Fort Lauderdale. Operation Lift the Bans engaged. We are anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. You should have expected this, Mayor John Seiler.”

This topic has been covered here in an unusual manner via the sharing of correspondence between myself and Mayor Seiler in which I attempted to discuss the situation, angry at first, then more calmly, but still to no good end, to my last request that he sit down with Mr. Arnold Abbott, the 90 year old veteran who was arrested and fined for feeding the homeless of the city despite a city ordinance that bans public feeding (who the hell bans public feeding?), he replied:


Jack Seiler (Jack.Seiler@Fortlauderdale.Gov)

We met.
 
He will not compromise.
 
Thanks
 
John P. "Jack" Seiler
Mayor
City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Read the entire story here:  http://beststuffsharedonfacebook.blogspot.com/2014/11/actions-must-match-mayor-seilers-words.html

As a left-leaning Independent, the words and actions (that do no jibe with each other) disappointed me greatly.

One of the things the mayor and city council don't think about, do not realize, is that despite the listed designated sites where it's 'okay' to feed the homeless -- these lawmakers don't realize that the homeless have no way to know where these places are (Hello! The homeless don't have internet access or electronics - where would they plug them in? How would they afford them?), and they have no money or transport to get there. Good Samaritans like Arnold Abbott go where THEY are, feed them where they happen to be. Mr. Abbott and the pastors who work with him 'walk the walk'.

So good for #Anonymous. They are on the side of right, not based on religion or laws, but on simply what is the ethical and humane thing to do. 

What do you think? Do you support what Anonymous is doing? Do you think the city should lift the public feeding food ban? Sound off below.