Tuesday, March 20, 2018

This is Serious, Trump has crossed the line

Tump wants the death penalty for drug dealers. If it's Pablo Escobar, I would agree. I do believe in the death penalty, but it should be reserved for the Ted Bundys.
How long will it take to get to someone's child who got hooked on drugs and is now out there  dealing to support their habit. Do you want your child or the child of someone you know on death row when they should be in re-hab?
This is vigilante justice. That's not who we are. Open this door and no telling whose child will end up on death row.
Next little Trumpie is still mad. He wants sanctions on China unless they cut our debt. I don't know the details. If he is talking about charges that amount to a tax, or carrying charge, we can negotiate that, but we should pay for what we buy.
It is the same as checking out at the grocery store. You pay for you groceries then hold a gun on the cashier until they return half your money or you force the manager to lock all the doors and don't let anyone out or in until the money is given up.
The problem is if sanctions are placed on China, they will place sanction on us. I'm not worried about reading labels on a food package or dress tags. What do we get from China that goes into making our planes, trains, automobiles, heating, air conditioning, and rockets? It might be some little do-hicky that would take us decades to produce what we need, meantime we do without.
America is no longer self-sufficient; the cause, progress. If any country could close it borders and get along without help, it's the US, but what would be the cost of our isolation.
My stance from the first has been Trump doesn't belong in the white house. I have changed that, not only does he not belong in the white house, he needs to be in a mental hospital.   
If you believe that the death penalty should be changed to legalized murder, and other countries threatened if they don't give us the money we paid them for goods or we will stop dealing with them. I didn't explain that well, I'll try again. If other countries don't allow us to rob them we will stop dealing with them.
Oh, yes, the guy who handles my advertisement said to mention buying my Karen Gallagher Mystery Series books; Umbrella on the Floor and Poison Mushrooms. They're on Amazon, Kindle and lots of other places.  

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.

Today's rant comes from a retired police officer, who doesn't agree with what I've been saying.
My rants are to the American people. My goal is for every American to register to vote and exercise that right. I don't agree with most of what this man is saying, but I support his right to say it.  The first paragraph is an answer to a question I asked about guns.
I don't know the capacity of all firearms. Handgun magazine capacities vary depending on size and caliber. I would say high capacity handgun magazines can hold as much as 17 or 18 rounds. A shot gun can hold 4 shells with one more in the chamber for a total of 5. Assault rifles, like normal rifles are capable of high caliber rounds with high accuracy at long distances. The primary difference is the number of rounds you can fire those high caliber rounds with accuracy. A hunting rifle is not designed to fire at high speeds. There would be no sport in that.

Federal regulations prevent civilians from having fully automatic assault rifles without a special permit. However, people have gotten around that with items like the bump stocks. Also, a standard police bullet proof vest is not designed to withstand a rifle round. Vests that can stop a rifle round are very heavy. It is not just the round itself but the impact that the round makes when it hits. There are lighter weight ballistic vests that will stop the round but the impact will still kill the officer.

While there is still room for reform with firearms, that is not the complete answer. It's like blaming the fork for people being fat. Let's reduce the number of prongs on the fork so it won't hold as much food. We need more focus on care for our mentally ill and our society as a whole. Speaking of mental illness is not "politically correct" so let's focus on guns. We have taken the foundation out from under our country. The Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem have become a joke that people can kneel at and make fun of. Heaven forbid (pun intended) anyone say a prayer publicly.  Faith and Patriotism are rapidly diminishing every day in this country but it is what this country was built on.

This country is going down a bad path because we want to be politically correct. Politically Correct is like Military Intelligence, they are a contradiction in terms. Take out the foundation of any structure and the structure will fall. Political correctness is killing this country. Heaven forbid someone say what is on their mind because they will be a sexist or racist and shunned. Lack of family structure is killing this country. Removing discipline, structure, faith, and patriotism from our schools and nation are killing this country.

A government that can give themselves raises and allow themselves to have separate rules than the people they represent, like with healthcare and retirement, is wrong. HOW DO WE REFORM OUR GOVERNMENT. They are no longer "for the people," they are "for themselves" and do the minimal amount to maintain what they have.

Any benefits that our government receive should be voted on BY THE PEOPLE. That would be their incentive to do better. Right now, they have no incentive to help the people, only to help themselves. How many people would say, sure senator, you don't need to abide by the healthcare or Obama Care rules that the rest of the nation must deal with. Senator, it is such a tough job you should get a full pension for serving just 1 term in office. Sure Senator, you guys are doing a great job, let's give you a great raise to go with all the other benefits you receive for being a Senator.

I believe we have elected numerous people who have gone to Washington, with great intentions, only to have been swallowed-up by the corrupt political environment that currently exists in our country. I voted for Trump because I believe he is powerful enough to disrupt our current government and force a change. He will speak his mind and there is not much chance that he is going to get swallowed-up. I am happy with the current turmoil in Washington because it is showing what babies we have in government and how it is more important to get who they want than to help this country succeed.  I honestly feel we are no longer the greatest Nation in the World. I blame that on our Government and the direction they have taken it.

To summarize, some gun control, a lot of help for our mentally ill. Bring back the foundation of our nation with Patriotism, Religion, and Discipline. Reform our opulent, self-serving government. Make them abide by the same rules as the people they are supposed to serve and only receive benefits by vote of the people. I could go on but this email is to long as it is.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Saunnie's Rant 3/4/2018

Feel free to comment below and share your thoughts. 

I’m watching the Oklahoma City Bombing on TV. It’s pictures of the actual events. Waco has been turned into a series with actors portraying the real people.
There have been a couple quick reminders about school shootings. I guess it’s too painful to watch. It is for me. Maybe that’s why I’ve converted my feeling into trying to get people to do something about it.
If you are an American citizen, what have you done this week to stop the murder of children?
Besides send my weekly rant to any many people I can find, I make sure my congressmen get a copy. I explain we need metal deters at all entrances with armed guards checking people through. All other doors, exit only, with camera showing any attempts to enter.
The show I’m watching said Timothy McVey loved arms when he was in the military. They were using less dangerous sounding words to say assault weapons.
Today is Sunday, do what you usually do on Sunday, for a lot of you it will be going to work, but don’t let the sun go down without emailing, writing, or leaving a phone message for your congressman.
Tell him what “We the people” want. Tell him if he doesn’t pay attention now, we will get it when the voting polls close in November. Then It will be to late for him, but Americans intend to get out children protected. He can join us now or be left behind.
I keep saying he, but I mean he or she.  I hate to think that any of our congresswomen, who are also mothers, aren’t already supporting us. If your congressman is a woman, remind her like the men that she can save our children or apply for a job as a NRA lobbyist. 
Don’t give up, we can do this because we have the ultimate weapon, the ballot box, and it’s legal to threaten all elected officials with it, but we can’t force them to do what we need unless we all join the process.
If you aren’t registered to vote, go to your court house, you can do it any time except week-ends and holidays. Don’t wait for election time. Tell everyone you are an American and you have the voters registration to prove it.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Sorry Kids Grandma Won’t Buy There Anymore

Walmart and Dick’s no longer sell assault weapons. The only other major seller of guns is Bass Pro Shop. My over 21 grandchildren like the clothes at Bass Pro Shop. When you’re still in college or starting out on your career, parents and grandparents are the ones with the cash to buy these coveted outfits. 
Bass Pro Shops take notice, the older generations with the cash are being told not to buy from you for themselves or their children and grandchildren.
Please don’t give your children gift cards they can use anywhere. Do specific cards, like Walmart, or Macy’s, or Dick’s. Don’t give your children and grandchildren a gift card that can be used at a place that sells assault weapons.
We have the vote. We don’t have big money like the NRA and gun manufacturers, but we have the money spent daily for ourselves and more important to purchase gifts for our loved ones.
This is war, but all they have is guns. We have the vote and Christmas club savings. People misusing guns can go to prison, but we can vote any way we want. We spend our own money for any legal goods we want.
We are citizens of the United States of American, big business can’t tell us where to spend our money or how to vote.

Monday, February 26, 2018

I need a little help from my friends

My grandson enlisted in the military in Virginia, then went to stay with his brother in Florida until time to leave for Basic Training.  

At the last minute he lost his slot. As retired Army, my guess was it was over which recruiting office would get the credit for the enlistment. I don't know if I was right, because it didn't make any difference.

I made a call then went to Lowes where my grandson was working. I told him I needed him to go on line and write a letter saying he wanted to go to basic Monday, and he's be off. He said he didn't want everyone to know his grandmother used her influence to get him in the military. I told him no one would know.

Yes, I have a lot of influence. Clout is another word for it. I'm a registered voter. I learned a long time ago that USA Congressmen work for us.  

This time I need help. If you are already a registered voter, pick up the phone or go on line and call your congressman.

If you aren't registered go to the courthouse and spend ten minutes of your time registering to vote. After that it's easy, they will assign you to a voting poll in your neighborhood.

Here's what I want; 1. Ban all assault weapons, only allow them to be sold to law enforcement or military.  2. Put metal detectors in the front of every school with 2 armed police or security guard in the morning then one for the remainder of the day. 3. Make all other doors exit only. Put up cameras to see if someone tries holding the door open for another person.   

This isn't hard and it makes sense. Please, contact every elected official and let them know if they want your vote they have to do this. NRA and gun manufactures won't give them a dime if they are voted out of office.

If you want to be as important as me, register to vote, then vote.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

DAVID HOGG isn't old enough to vote, but another birthday will fix that. My only regret is if he remains in politics, I won't live until he's old enough to run for President

David and his friends are making waves in South Florida, George Clooney and Oprah have sent him money to fight his cause.

Trump wants to arm teachers. He said if a teacher had a gun they would have ended the kid killing people before he knew what happened. Turn Off the TV Mr. Trump, it doesn't happen that way in real life.

I'm going to tell you what I want. I am hoping this email reaches David and Oprah. She has the money and the sway to do anything.

  1. Ban assault weapons.  Sell them only to law enforcement and military. The gun manufactures shouldn't get too upset about that when the alternate choices are worse.

  2. Metal detectors at school entrances, with two armed police or security guards monitoring in the mornings. One should be able to handle it the rest of the day

  3. Make all other doors exit only. Cameras installed to monitor those doors, in case someone comes up with a plan to enter.

I hate the idea of being forced to take such measures, but this is the cheapest way to fix the

problem. It needs to be done now. The NRA and gun manufactures depend on time allowing people to forget, and return to business as usual. Until the next time. Americans need to hit our congressmen hard. Call. Email, or any other measure to tell them how you feel.

If you agree with what I've said, tell them do it or lose your vote. That's how you fire a congressman.

Someone told me they voted for Trump because they believed Hillary was pro late term abortion. The only one I heard say that was Trump. The man who looks the American people in the eye and lies to us. Think about losing a baby to an abortion, then think about losing a teenager to an idiot with a gun.

Do what you can. March, contact your congressman.  I'm too old to be marching around. I write, so that's what I'm going to do until someone pays attention.

My fellow Americans, we are not supposed to do what our elected officials tell us, they are elected to do what we tell them.  Don't let this thing die. They have had their way because we have been complacent.


TRUMP again

He wants to arm teachers and raise the age to 21 to buy assault weapons. If the man had a brain, he wouldn't know what to do with it.
The age to purchase an assault weapon should be never. Gun manufacturers want to sell guns, but no law-abiding citizen needs for then. Sell them only to entities, police departments, and military.
Guns don't kill people, people kill people, but the gun allows or limits the amount of people who can be killed. We don't need assault weapons.
How many people have protected their family, by using a gun? How many children have been murdered. How many innocent people went to an entertainment event, when some fool started shooting. I don't know the figures, but I can say it is less than zero.
It's nice to say you protected your home, but did you ever need to? I have 3 times. That's an exception, not the rule. It isn't as easy as these macho men think it is. (1954, Ohio, robbed bowling alley, on run from police, ended up in my backyard, I was 10 years old and home alone, 1963, Ohio, burglar, 1967 Panama, civil war, my children and I didn't get evacuated to the Canal Zone, my husband was at school in New Jersey.)
Think you can shoot another human being? It isn't that easy. It isn't shooting a deer or rabbit. Want to shoot a walking talking real person? Trump only knows what he sees on TV. Life isn't a soap opera, or a cop show where the bad get killed and the good live. Life isn't scripted, when you are in that position, you don't know the outcome. It could be the last breath an evil person takes, or it could be your last breath. Are you ready to die?
Schools should put in the machines you walk through at airports, along with a couple actual police officers. It's going to cost, but will be cheaper than a child's life. If you arm teachers, will they be able to kill a child, even if that child has a gun in his hand?  A machine pings as the child walks through and the police stop them and find out what's making the noise.
Stop the gun manufactures, and their lobbies. No one in congress, or the white house, is going to stop them to save the lives of our children, there is too much money involved. They put that fool Trump in office. He's not the only one, note to Rick Scott, Governor of Florida, you lost my vote with yesterday's speech.  
We have a problem in this country and more guns won't solve it, they will cost more lives. When I was in basic training, we finished at the range, and the Drill Sergeants let us put our M-16's on automatic and fire away at old tanks and jeeps. Can you imagine what an automatic weapon can do to a child. It will tear them apart; can you imagine it being your child.
Get rid of Trump and all politicians who have ever taken a dime from gun manufacturers or the NRA. It won't make us lose our constitution right to own a gun, but it might stop another child's death.