Wednesday, December 20, 2017
I am having Christmas with family, five blood relates, son, grandsons, great grandsons, plus four more related by marriage. I'd love to have all my children, grandchildren, and great-grand-children, but geography makes it hard for all to be together.
I hope everyone has a lovely family Christmas whether it's twenty or only two. Sometimes you spend it with friends, I call that a family for the day, veterans like me understand, we've celebrated a Christmas or two in another country, far from home.
Traditions, if your family doesn't have any, get one, they're nice. More than the gifts, I can't wait until the Christmas night poker game.
I have sort of a memory of my grandfather playing in the poker game. Can't remember my grandmother playing, but I know they both liked to play cards. Mostly it was my parents and aunts and uncles, while we cousins played.
As the cousins grew up, we joined the poker game, while our children ran around the room playing.
Our kids grew up and joined the game, while their kids played. Next those kids, the grandkids grew up, and that's where I'll spend Christmas three of five generations playing poker, with great grandchildren running around playing.
I hope everyone is spending Christmas with family and continuing your traditions. If you can't, maybe next year. Just don't spend it alone, join friends, if you don't have friends, go someplace like a soup kitchen to serve Christmas dinner, or an assisted living home. Either place you'll feel the love.
Merry Christmas to everyone on my face book, my friends of fifty years and longer. My family, including my dearest cousins and their generations of children. New friends who have joined because they are writers like me, or friends of friends. An extra Merry Christmas to all the paternal cousins on my face book who I've never met. Some of you are double cousins.
Merry Christmas to all. Have a good one.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Trump is going to lower taxes on the rich. That's what Republicans do lower taxes on the rich. It has never worked. It gives the rich bigger bank balances. It's been tried by other presidents and history records it has never worked. The result is the rich get richer.
Regan tried the trickle-down policy, believing it would help people. Others like Trump do it to line their own pockets and those of their friends.
Less taxes for the rich, means the rich will have more money in the bank.
Thirteen million will be out of heath care. I'm retired military, I don't pay for health care, but I do pay taxes, it takes a couple years, but tax payers will get the bill. This tax cut is doomed before it's voted in.
Requiring people to pay for not taking the health care, was put in Obama care because national health care will only work if everyone participates. However, it was premature. We need a health care plan that works, that people want, before a penalty is in acted. Back on my pulpit, we need the best health care plan congress can come up with, then they need to tweak it every year until they get it right.
Trump has been the White House for nearly a year and hasn't said or done anything helpful to the American people. His words and tweets make it obvious he thinks he is King. We are here for him.
He is the President, he is here for us.
Republicans in office are dropping with every election. It makes this Democrat happy, especially since that bigot in Alabama isn't going to congress.