Trump Has Irrevocably Divided America

A wounded Miss Liberty

Wounded Ms Liberty

Trump’s false promises have irrevocably divided America.   You – as I – have friends, relatives, and neighbors that have become fiercely seduced. Gone over to the Dark Side. There is no room left for rational debate.

They want to illogically believe Trump will fix everything HE claims is wrong – all by himself – because he is the “smartest, cleverest, kindest, most caring person” ever to claim the presidency. This seriously delusional narcissist will save us from ourselves.

We dare not speak – we risk losing friends and relatives if we criticize this frightening Bombast. 

I am a conservative that wants change but the Republican Party has failed us.     They don’t have the courage to defy Trump and give America an honest, strong game-changer. Some important Republican leaders have defied him, but they remain silent. They just won’t speak out – like this bad dream will go away.  Because they have failed so miserably, the door has been opened for a fool to rush in.

The anarchists have been unleashed.

 

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My Election Tweets – If You Missed Them

These are my tweets during the 2016 Election process.

I am deeply concerned with the selection of Donald Trump for president whom I consider completely and personally unfit to lead the country (and the Free World).  His only method is the cruel, vicious, and fallacious attacks to utterly destroy Hillary Clinton.  This is my indictment against Trump and not my approval of Hillary.  Pat Dugas.   

Here are my tweets during July, 2016

  • America has lost its conscience! They cannot think. They listen to biased, dangerous media and believe. They cannot think it through.
  • Trumps outright denial of plagiarism is his methodology. All his people lying over and over. Will he run the country the same way?
  • Do you delight in the Hillary barracuda feeding frenzy by the GOP? They have no plan only destroy Hillary. Is this moral democracy? Shame!
  • Is Democracy a Dirty Word? Lies, attacks, tear to shreds, demoralization? Does Freedom of Speech lead to a media frenzy of exaggerated lies?
  • Evil people will do and say anything to crush opponents. The treatment of Hillary tonight shows how evil the Trump camp is. Shame!
  • Bush turned the world upside down when he invaded Iraq.The US has been on a down spiral ever since. We are paying the price 4 blunder.
  • GOP liars liars liars. One after another denying the plagiarism charge over Trump’s wife’s speech. Then blaming Hillary. Wake Up America!
  • Trump tweeted: “@CNN is the worst. They go to their dumb, one-sided panels..” He hates all media. Who does he expect to cover him favorable?
  • Trump said he selected Cleveland, Ohio. He lied. It was chosen even before he ran for president. He is a liar. Wake up America.
  • Trash and Bash – the Trump method of dealing with difficult adversarial issues. Trash and Bash them is his way of life.
  • Trump has managed to drag his wife down to his level of incompetence. You want him to run the White House? Trump is an empty shallow fraud.
  • Trump has managed to drag his wife down to his level of incompetence. And you want him to run the White House and NATO? Wake up America.
  • The Hatred spewing out of the Republican convention is as grievous as any other form of terrorism if you believe their lies! Don’t listen!
  • America’s disgrace: GOP using libelous lies about Hillary to drag themselves up out of the muck to win – no real answers just scandal lies.
  • “Open Carry” OPEN CARRY !?! Ohio law you can ‘wear’ a gun or rifle! Cannot “wave it or point it” – “handled safely” until, of course…
  • Slate@Slate   Dear GOP: This is the man you’re about to nominate to be president. Are you sure about this? http://slate.me/29JhBW2 
  • A retweet…) Trump Ghost Writer tells all Trump unfit to lead.
  • Convention: The real GOP not there – refusing to be a part of it. Anti-Trump radicals ready to pounce. Times require honesty, integrity, honor

Please give serious thought before voting for this media-driven buffoon.

Patricia Moloney Dugas, Freelance Writer in Palm Springs, California, USA.

https://TheSocietalTamperer.com

LinkedIn:  http://bit.ly/1yfhRm5

THE COUNTRY IS BROKEN and Who Broke It?

THE COUNTRY IS BROKEN and Who Broke It?

By Patricia Moloney Dugas

Who broke America? Let’s start at the top.

Villains #1  Those we sent to Congress! Their unconscionable, blind determination to thwart President Obama at every turn has brought the country and the American public to a state of disillusionment and stagnation that may never heal.

Congress had choices. In the midst of the direst emergency, they refused to put aside their arrogance to protect the U.S. from disaster. But their poisonous choices against Obama and the Democrats immersed the country directly into the divided, angry virus that now permeates all political atmospheres.

The 2016 election is upon us.  Instead of logic and intelligence, we have both parties marching headlong behind two radicals, Trump & Sanders, howling at the moon, promising illogic solutions. They will destroy those in power, put a “chicken-in-every-pot, drive out troublesome races, and restore America’s greatness. They alone can save this broken nation –  broken by Obama alone — all according to an unbridled & biased media. This is not a Reality TV show that ends at 11:00pm. We will have to live in the mess that is happening.

President Obama, in spite of their constant obstruction, has brought us through this economic disaster while the rest of the globe is still floundering, some on the brink of collapse.

If Hillary Clinton, the seemingly most qualified to become the next leader of the free world, (let’s not forget what’s at stake here…), becomes president, this self-destructive Congress will serve up another 4 to 8 years of continuing bitterness and resentment, and remain irreparably stalled as it has been since 2008. The world is watching our blind, destructive, adolescent behavior as we foul our own nest.

Villains #2:  Most regrettable is the reprehensible media that has declared the nation ‘broken’ and created an atmosphere of terrible anger and revenge. They greedily thrive on the very controversies they have already created by solely focusing on the bizarre, while seriously ignoring all other viable candidates. The more bizarre Trump becomes, the more celebrity he gathers by denigrating all in his path – calling his fellow Republicans reprehensible names – adding negatives that will shame them forever in the public square. The incessant power of the media and the anonymous witlessness of Twitter & Social Media only feed this rebellion.  They are dividing friends, families, political parties, religious groups, and the nation at large.

Villains #3:  So do we blame Congress and the unconscionable media alone? Or shall we add to this virus the angry, bitter American public who have thoughtlessly latched onto the bizarre radicals performing on stage, posing as viable presidential material, howling at the moon, while trampling on the American psyche and leading this parade of hate. They are foolish enough to cause serious rebellion should things not go their way. We stand at the edge of a self-inflicted abyss.

Back to Normal After November?  Not on your life! The psychological damage and divisions already created by self-appointed radicals with the support of the media, have left America shamed and torn asunder. They are trashing our freedoms & our nationalism in exchange for their 15 minutes of infamy.

The only possible solution to this social tragedy is to use the power of the ballot. Vote in the remaining sane candidate. If we chose a radical, then, indeed, God bless America – save her from this angry madness.

Patricia Moloney Dugas, Freelance writer in Palm Springs, California, USA

http://TheSocietalTamperer.com

Twitter:  @artrician

Christmas Is Depressing to the Depressed

Christmas Is Depressing to the Depressed

by Patricia Moloney Dugas

  How dare I attack the joy of the Christmas Season?  Because there are those who are assaulted by the “Good News” that has been trampled by the media.

          Christmas time is acutely depressing to those who are struggling to stay alive emotionally, and the media exacerbates their pain.

          Fault the media?  TV suspends all that has been a lifeline for them.  Familiar series & programs, sports, good movies — all are suspended until the “New” Year. All that has been familiar and necessary to maintain equilibrium in their troubled lives not only has been taken away but is replaced with Christmas Pablum.  Endless unreal stories depict life’s traumas miraculously cured with loving, holy, but illogic healing – all the things so missing in their own realities.

          Once the Pablum has been consumed and Christmas joy melts away, reality sets in. The frantic world returns. The depressed are still left loveless, unprotected, rejected by all that has meant something to them.  What was intended (commercially) to lift their spirits only falsely re-emphasizes the emptiness they are consumed with.      Brotherhood disappears.

          If you in no way can relate to this dilemma, have never lost all connection with your life and loved ones, or have never craved a merciful end to the fear and rejection that consumes you, then you are blessed. Silently offer a blessing to those who are there. If you can, reach out to them, let them talk to you, support their needs without judgement. The Christmas message.

A SOLID COALITION OF WESTERN POWERS IS THE ANSWER

I wrote this months ago!  Now more than ever, the West Must Act.

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THE WORLD HAS BECOME A DEADLY PLACE

And We Watched It Happen

By Patricia Moloney Dugas

With all that humanity has experienced, we find ourselves in disgrace. Look at ourselves. Were we all created flawed?  Or indeed, were we born imbued with divine wisdom and knowledge that became flawed by the societies and beliefs we have chosen to embrace? Here is where our world stands now.

ISIS invading Iraq     Violence beyond measure.  Massacres. Videos of their gruesome atrocities.  Supreme destruction beyond human endurance.  And yet we endure. We are not there.

Their inhumanity should have set the world on fire!

How have these shameless marauders gained such unbelievable power?  Because there is no other force to stop them.  If not for humanitarian reasons, than materialistic self-preservation should persuade us to intervene.

This is not a holy war    This is savage hatred – the basest of human emotions. The astounding abuse and disregard for women and children is beyond all human comprehension.  The sadistic crushing of all that is feminine in their cultures only exacerbates unbridled masculine war carnage.

No longer can we accept the age-old excuse that these tribes have been at war for centuries fueled by a clash of ideologies. These ‘beliefs’ are a contrivance that allows them to wreak vengeance – in the name of a brutal god that demands savage brutality.   In truth, their motive is secular – a re-structuring of the Middle East with ancient traditions that contradict all that mankind has achieved in its struggle for human equality.  This will only serve to drive the Middle East back into the dark ages. Women and children, their only hope for salvation, will again be crushed.

A world of Refugees    In Africa as well as the Middle East, there are millions of refugees fleeing to neighboring countries and living in unbearable confinement.  They had to flee for their lives in fear of the irrational savagery of these marauders.  Will they ever be able to go home? Is there left a home, a country, a government that has not been ravaged and plundered?  By all that is ‘Good and Pure and Holy’ with today’s shared knowledge and wisdom, why is the world turning so primitive and brutal?  Are we our brother’s keeper or adversary?

In Nigeria, the Boko Haram continues unabated their radical Islamic reign of terrorAgain, women and children under siege as pawns.

In our own Western Hemisphere:    “Organized crime has taken over Mexico and Central America,” said the former President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon on the Amanpour program.  “60,000 murdered. Vigilantes taking over,” he continued.

Unheard of in human history, thousands of child refugees from Central America are flooding unabated across the southern borders of the United States to escape the exaggerated violence of the drug wars. Not religion this time, but drugs to feed the free world’s appetite for anesthetics. To feel good while Rome burns?

Global Blindness       In the face of all this, the cowardly impotence of Congress, the United Nations, the European Union, and the Western free nations, some harboring disenchanted sympathizers, only serves to empower these terrorists.  And they are laughing in our faces.

Our Own Internal Terrorists      Our own house is riddled with extremists — those politicians, parties, and obstructionists who are blinded by political, racial, and sectarian hatred­, all fueled by the destructive news media.  They want so badly for Obama to fail, they are blind to the effect their dangerous rhetoric is having on our image abroad as the leaders of the free world.

This is a Global Emergency  There is a collective evil greater than any time in world history. Is it possible to change the course of human history?  Take notice.

The European Union mobilized with incredible speed when Putin, breaking international law, annexed Crimea and then amassed troops on the border of Ukraine with the full intention of pulling that nation back into the Soviet Union. The solid power of the collective EU halted Putin in his tracks by non-military means. They used the language of economic deterrence.

A SOLID COALITION OF WESTERN POWERS IS THE ANSWER – a force committed to world stability – with an active and readied military – would create an effective deterrent to those who would invade and brutalize their neighbors.  National leaders such as those deposed in the Middle East can no longer rise to the tyrannical power that has ruled throughout human history.  Only the free nations can lead the way.

Our moment in history     There is a negative energy permeating the world’s very atmosphere, spreading toxic global anxiety. Social Media drones on and on.  We can no longer escape the terrorism mushrooming on every continent on our tenuous planet. Our logic, our rationality, our humanity seems to have been drained away and buried in the trash we have made of our home.  There is no spirit, no honesty, in our pitiable attempts to stop the decline. We may no longer have the time or the ability to heal our planet.

The human soul has always seemed to believe in a creator, a force greater than ourselves.  Have we become so jaded by our non-compliance with the divine and natural law, that we cannot find our way back?

Patricia Moloney Dugas, Freelance Writer in Palm Springs.

Website:  http://TheSocietalTamperer.com

Twitter:  @artrician

DEMORALIZED FREEDOM OF SPEECH

DEMORALIZED FREEDOM OF SPEECH  If we believe most Muslims are kind & loving people following their own spiritual path, how can we condone or defend the scurrilous denigration of their holy prophet? Where is our humanity, our nobility?

If we are truly a planet of human brotherhood – how can some raise a pencil in defense of a twisted view of liberty,  giving those degenerate  literary extremists on that magazine who, WITH FULL KNOWLEDGE, knowing they would TRULY, TRULY offend the core of this religion’s beliefs, print that magazine? Over and over?

What kind of logic comes from the minds of these abusive self-styled ‘satirists’?  Is there ever a limit that must not be crossed?  What drives those few who deviously need to ridicule some societies? And – why do we protect them? Are we of the same ilk? Is the ‘humor’ they de-generate pleasing to you? Is it really ‘funny’ – worth the abuse it delivers at the expense of the completely innocent?

And so with the film “The Interview” that ridicules the leader of a crumbling nation reeling from insecurity and turmoil. In defiance, Sony spreads the film free and far.  If this is Freedom of Speech, what hope is there for the salvation of this disintegrating planet pitching toward an abyss of decadence and warfare?

Truly, God help us. Are we God’s creation or are we only an invading, festering cancer bent on devastating the magnificent world He has created to house us?  Wake up planet.  This is not a game.

Patricia Moloney Dugas, Freelance Writer, Photographer.

NFL DRAFT MULTI-MILLION $$ MEAT MARKET

NFL DRAFT MULTI-MILLION $$ MEAT MARKET

The 2014 NFL Draft

By Patricia Moloney Dugas, Freelance Reporter

 

Prime Ribs – Racks of Ham – Sides of Beef – Burly Behemoths.  The class of 2014.

There was more pre-draft coverage of this 2014 Draft than all the bad stuff Congress has done since 2008.  Midst the din at the NY Radio City Music Hall, the stage was bedecked with an array of large-than-life (literally) young men, fresh out of college, now wearing diamond earrings & wristwatches the size of  Frisbees, and mega-size dress suits.  These unpaid servants of wealthy universities, often going to bed hungry, (really?), are lined up for live TV, hoping to become rich, over-paid, under-achieving NFL trainees. By dawn, those selected can buy Mom a new house, buy themselves a fleet of flash cars, and take their neighborhood to dinner with champagne.  Make no mistake – these newbies are not picked by some local team, but by a mega-biz, mega-moolah conglomerate – the NFL.  The Dallas Cowboys on Forbes are alone worth $2.3 b-b-b-billion! No place here for dilettantes and party boys.

Sorry, non-believers and you football scoffers watching Fox news, this event has equally as much drama as another moon landing.  Half the planet has hot pizza, cheese krinkles, and cold beer lined up, families gathered around their aspirants, Mom’s already teary-eyed, wait breathlessly to watch NFL commissioner Roger Goodell saunter to center stage midst boo’s from the peanut galleries, (go figure), to declare — the 2014 Draft open. The momentous moment arrives. “With the No.1 pick of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select,” pause, “Defensive End Jadeveon Clowney!”  What! Not super QB self-declared commodity Johnny Manziel?!  Hey, what’s a Clowney anyway? What’s a Jadeveon?  Who?  Why? (This was no surprise to the TV prognosticators — just the howling galleries.) He is a 6’5” 266 pounds of teary eyed behemoth with 34 ½ inch arms. (Who measures arms?)  A defensive-end chosen No.1 – Numero Uno?

There it’s done! History forever etched. One more No.1 into the annals of the NFL. Numbers 2 thru 255 are now strictly business.

Wait! No.3 Jacksonville choice is in. Goodell tells us they have selected — a QB  – Blake Bortles!  What’s a Bortles? Not primo Johnny Football? No again. JF is left cooling his heels — on camera – sipping a six-pack of water – and would remain there until selection No.22 by Philadelphia. Don’t feel bad for Manziel; Philadelphia is out printing up and selling a bizarre mega-bucks worth of memorabilia already!  He hasn’t even read the play book!

Even though this year’s crop is “possibly the deepest ever,” there is no Andrew Luck in this herd. Many commentators agreed the cream rose to the top in 2012 – in the persona of Andrew Luck 2012 No.1 pick to the Indianapolis Colts.  His Stanford pedigree and performance made the memory of mega-star Manning fade away. We still get to deal for this better-than-average crop in 2014. Could Manziel go the way of 2012 No.2, RGIII – over-stimulated?

Dire warnings this season – no more free passes.  Not only their size, weight, records, and intellect matters – now their “off-field” behavior is in question.  Bad stuff sends them tumbling if at all, to the back of the line.  No room left under the rug… Today’s Pro teams don’t want to deal with miscreants and malefactors. Why the growing concern about bad boys feeling their oats? The escalating off-field activities of these ‘kids’ now border on criminal/jail time offenses. Their character follows them.

My formula to address this?  Make a video of actual footage of the TV pre-draft analyst’s serious evaluations of “off-field” activities. They emphatically demote miscreants as risky prospects. Teams don’t need social bad boys dragging their tarnished egos into their locker rooms. Send this video to high school and university coaches to convince their pseudo-phenoms that there is a tragic price to pay for arrogant, defiant, often criminal behavior.  They could lose more than their dream of ‘playing’ in the NFL.               

As the 3-day parade of selections continues on ESPN/NFL/CBS/FOX / et al., these big guys hug everybody in reach, wipe away tears, walk on stage and hug the Commish as though he alone was responsible for their success. The transition is complete. A grungy behemoth is now a swaggering millionaire – a behemoth none the less. No longer going hungry (really?).  It truly is a joy to watch these young men realize their dream of being called up to the big show.  We have witnessed the

The finale – “With the 256th and final pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans selected Lonnie Ballentine,”  making Ballentine professional football’s 2014 “Mr. Irrelevant.”  As per tradition, Ballentine will be invited for a week-long Mr. Irrelevant celebration in Newport Beach, California.

And there you have it.  My version of the draft. On to training camp, weight rooms, dining halls, play books, anxiety & exhaustion beyond belief — all for the promised millions of moolah.

Patricia Moloney Dugas, Freelance Reporter

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The New Face of Football:

http://avidlyavidtennisbuff.blogspot.com/2012/06/new-face-of-football-out-for-season.html

My other Draft reports:  http://avidlyavidtennisbuff.blogspot.com/