April 22, 2021
Spiritually speaking, the Universe is way too big. If I wanted to answer why I am here, quite simply - "I am just trying to make the trip enjoyable for all of us." Like I said, yesterday, I am greatful. The threads holding my brain inside of my skull are held together at the molecular level, and it has been a long time since I have lost, "All my marbles." Yet, sometimes it feels I could lose them at any second. Sometimes, I forget how easily I can just let it all go. In my years of experience at life, I have picked up several coping skills.
Coping, is that what I should call it? Probably, more apt just to say just living a normal life. And, for so many years just fighting against the norms was my goal. If people ask me, what I want - I stutter at the thought. I am currently enjoying the pursuit of timed events. It is so amazing how we can predict and see these things happen all around us.
In a few weeks one such event is about to occur, June 10, 2021.
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Too Old for This Shit
April 21, 2021
48? Wow, time flies when you are having fun. I think I need to take an hour and explain myself (to myself) once again.
First let's look at where I came from. Oldest child with three younger sisters, but we were all close in age - so, it is safe to say we are all now adults. I grew up in Reading, PA. In 2011, it was ranked the "Poorest City in America." Back in the 80's, my hometown was typical Blue Collar, strong union workforce, and very diverse. Later in life I would learn just how diverse the city was. It was a nice place to grow up. Especially, for a white kid named Apollo. My biggest influence was probably my father - still living and still married to my mother, They are still living happily ever after in Kentucky.
Back to me, things really started to change for me once I reached High School. From my sophomore to juinior year, about the age of 16, I was fortunate enough to have a car. My world got a lot bigger. I went to the Soviet Union for a school field trip in 1989, and headed of to Penn...
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Superbowl LV - nope don't care.
February 7, 2021
Roxanne and I watched, Irresistible by Jon Stewart, last night. Although, the message is clearly "there is no winner in American politics."
The movie simply glosses over the fact that the Wealth Gap in this country is the real problem. Every political office, in any given juristiction is just a purchase by the powers to be. Morals, beliefs, and especially honesty have wrecked our country. Even the spoiler for the film is this is ONE BIG LIE, and nobody is ever going to win. Sorry, for the spoiler - but I don't think the pandemic gave this movie much of a chance at commercial success.
But, let me be 100% honest...
I gave maybe $10 to Bernie Sanders last February. And, I think under the guise of ActBlue.org maybe $5 to Tulsi Gabbard. AND That's it, nothing else. The little guys like you and me are not "supposed" to donate to political funds. We should be sending our money to Food Banks and School Fundraisers. Politics is just a fucking game to the rich. All that money wasted on RED HATS and stupid flags, meant nothing. And more importantly, FAILED EPICALLY!!!
My #FTrump bumper stickers (Only cost $33 at Stickermule), and every Anti-trump posts...
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100 Days until The General Election 2020
July 26, 2020
#Fridge2020 - is a real thing. Our two party political sytem is so far off the rails it allowed Fascism to flourish. What can we do to fix it?
Realize there are good people working on fixing sh*t. Some of these people don't get a lot of news headlines or TMZ clips. These people will not go viral on TikTok or Instagram. Facebook is not going to promote their agenda for FREE, and most importantly if you want change - YOU need to put in the work! Like you did by clicking one extra link to see this post. Maybe, go back to Facebook, and share my LINK too.
Why?!?! Well on July 8, 2020.... 110 pages were released by The Joe Biden Campaign. The Biden-Sanders Unity Task Foces addressed six VERY progressive proposals found here.
The Issues (Pages 1-41)
Their Proposals (Pages 42 - 110)
But, none of these issues need to be addressed in the general election. 2016 proved OUR elections have already been compromised. I am prepared to see campaigns that are loaded with Fake Ads, tons of mud slinging, and foreign government interference. In 2016, there...
#fridge2020, #ftrump, #justquit
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Where am I because of politics?
December 21, 2019
Please, remeber, each issue has only received my attention within the past decade to warrant a political response from me. Everyone is not narrow minded. Even if the media tries to put down each of these issues.
They are issues for EVERYONE, and the government gets involved, because US & THEM have made them SOCIAL issues.
Look at the strides made in the LGBT community.
The ability of DACA to move to the forefront of debate, and allowing hundreds of thousands to come out of hiding.
Also, all of the amazing strides made in education - more kids are getting access to classrooms than ever before in our history.
Healthcare! My wife is a cancer survivor, and most people have a connection to someone who is ONLY in remission, and not dead.
The world is a better place, but not because of TRUMP!
He has taken each issue above, and obliterated them since he took office in 2016 and, that is why I hate him. If he continues in 2020, it will only lead to more divisiveness.
The Democrats don't have a candidate, now. But, I will take anything over King Orange One!...
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August 7, 2019
I hate summer colds. Just feel like crap... So, let me see - what has happened in the past two weeks.
The #DemDebate came and went, and there were mass shootings in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH. The gun debate is back in the news again. I am numb to it, just sending "thoughts and prayers."
Pretty sure my breaking point was the Las Vegas shooting in 2017 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Las_Vegas_shooting) That set the bar pretty high for every mass shooting afterwards. All these other shooters are really just sloppy, but it is America - and anyone can have a gun. The sad fact is nothing has changed in a generation. I don't try to sugarcoat my feelings towards gun owners. If you need a weapon that is fine, it is the way "OUR" World works. I prefer not to own a weapon, just because if you had any level of common sense you would know "KIDS and GUNS" don't mix. Let the military have the weapons, there will be wars and rumors of wars.
They have all the good weapons anyways. Most civilians do not realize there are MARK 19 - (Automatic Grenade Launchers) - That the ARMY mounts on...
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It is HOT!!!
July 18, 2019
I am in my A/C, recuperating. I could not get out of work fast enough. I feel blogging about the weather is the safest thing to post about tonight.
While catching up on my Daily Show episodes (it is just another day of Trevor bashing Trump), I already did this yesterday.
So, let me try to find something new to talk about...
How about, "The Draw" starting in a few minutes - we will learn who gets to be on stage for the next Democratic Debate. By the time this gets posted, the stage will be set for this 2 - night event. Talk about hyping it up! In 2016, there were 17 candidates. Tonight, we have 20 candidates for the Democratic ticket. The pundits are fired up! According to one guy, "Joe Biden is no longer a front runner, he is still leading - yet he is now in the pack." You can now see why my wife gets so upset when I watch this stuff!
Anyways, the debates are divided into three-tiers, depending on the popularity of each candidate. The first 10 are the "minors" although lacking name recognition and poll numbers they meet the criteria to get...
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Storming AREA 51
July 15, 2019
Please, it is a joke. Similar to this BLOG being FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY. I am not trying to get myself killed. I have a job and a family to feed, this is not my fight. I am interested in going, but probably will not attend.
Young people have really missed out on the years prior to the early 1990s, it was a very short time ago in this country - WHEN you could say WHAT you wanted, WHEN you wanted, and most importantly WHERE you wanted. I am sure it really pissed off a lot of (marginalized) people. Except for one thing: WHITE PRIVELEGE edged out "THOSE" people that were hurt by all that TALK.
I am watching CNN, right NOW. The President is being lambasted by mainstream media for a racist TWITTER RANT, right NOW.
I do not follow @realDonaldTrump, and this is why:
We will never be a Socialist or Communist Country. IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY HERE, YOU CAN LEAVE! It is your choice, and your choice alone. This is about love for America. Certain people HATE our Country........Detention facilities are not Concentration Camps! America has never been stronger than it is now – rebuilt Military, highest Stock...
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July 11, 2019
So, it is 7:11PM (EST) on July 11, 2019 (7/11).
My life always seems to have petty little reminders in it, and I blame my black-out years from about the age of 18 until I was about 23.
One of the best quotes I ever heard my father say is the "flashbacks are FREE!"
I really need this BLOG to just post shit to TROLL people. I cannot be on FACEBOOK with the fucktard we currently have running the country. A week ago was July 4, 2019 - and I made my last political post on there. He was having his parade, and the news cycle was just droning on and on about this and that. AND, I am pretty sure that was the last straw. Nothing in the past 2 years that he has done has, "Made America Great Again" his constituents continue to BRAG about his economic achievemnts, and how wonderful he is for JOBS and the ECONOMY. Yet, nothing has really brought us together as a country. It is probably, because I was alive post 9/11. I saw the streets covered in RED, WHITE, and BLUE. And watched the tanks roll into IRAQ in search of the dreaded...
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Put my heart on my sleeve at 9AM break today.
December 8, 2015
1) The T**** has me fired-up. Muslim is a religion. They don't wear "I'm a MUSLIM" t-shirts. You just should not say things like that, period.
2) I have said time and time again - the guns you buy are for profit going to the gun manufacturers, not to protect your FREEDOMS. I don't need guns, and I won't take yours. GET THIS: I talked to two co-workers, today. The first owns 10 guns, and the other person owns 12. I know they weren't even VETS. In the ARMY it was, and I am sure it STILL is: #1shot1kill. You really don't need a lot of guns if you can shoot straight, eh?
3) As a veteran of the US ARMY - I can tell you there are already enough weapons owned by the government to arm every citizen if it comes to viable threats from our enemies. "They" are not going to take guns from citizens. If there is WAR on American soil, I am fairly certain the GOVT will be handing weapons out.
4) I am a centrist - I lean to the liberals, but cannot support every hippie-tree-hugging-pinko/rainbow-commie belief. The GOP is just too far right, too...
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