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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Political Garbage Piles

As seen on Alexandria...

Snippet from post made on 04/19/2019...

[...] Politics has become a dangerous part of our social lives. The last ten years alone has seen some of the worse “in your face” political garbage piles I’ve ever witnessed. For the longest time I thought it was simply because I’m more in tune with or more curious about politics. In some ways, that is true. From about the year 2000, I became very much aware of how politicians can make or break our country.

Around 2006 or so, it was getting more obvious to me that this was true. I started watching what was happening and realized it was important. I had spent a great many years completely wrapped up in my own drama, and the drama of Washington, DC was just too much and so far out of my scope that I ignored it. I still voted, but I couldn’t tell you much about the candidates. Hell, I usually never heard their names until they announced they were running.[...]

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Bitter Cold

As seen on Alexandria...

Snippet from post made on 02/26/2019...

[...] In today’s world where everyone wants to be famous for doing very little, we are really the saddest beings on the planet. The ‘look at me’ generation we all live in today, everyone of us from 5 years old when stupid parents put electronic babysitters in tiny hands to the oldest person writing their 260th blog post hoping for their next subscriber. We all want it, we all crave it.[...]

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Bug (aka Jill) can be Found on Alexandria (aka Just Jill) and Twitter (aka JillsStar)


My posts have been mostly on Alexandria and Twitter lately. As I venture back to my blog posting from time to time, I recall how much I enjoyed writing for this blog, Freedom Lover USA and how much stress it also brought to me. Politics is a difficult beast to rein in all the time and it can lead to comedy acts and violent anger. So much of that is seen on Twitter, isn't it. Oh yes... all the time.

Today, I am interested in linking you to my past posts on Alexandria and possibly getting back to this blog because I truly do love our country and fear for it every day. Let us never forget how much she has done for us and how much past great leaders helped form what we have today. Without this country, the world would truly all be under the thumbs of even fewer than it already is.


Here is my author page: Just Jill

At the moment, there are just two of us posting on the site however they are always taking GUEST POSTS so please feel free to try it out. All points of view are welcome, though admittedly it is geared more towards one side than another. I believe that is just because of the lack of posters at the moment.

I will be posting links and snippets of some posts in a few minutes and will use the dates they were originally written. What that means is that if you view past posts that have this format, know that they were posted recently although written when originally stamped.

Please feel free to comment and let me know if you are interested in sharing links back and forth.

Until next time... and hopefully no additional AKAs. ;0)

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Don't Tread On Me



Gadsden Flag - Don't Tread On Me

In some old dusty attic
Undisturbed for many years
There lies a tattered banner
That is stained with blood and tears
By men who knew that freedom
Must be fought for by the free
And died to save a ragged flag
That said Don't Tread on Me

Don't Tread on Me
I'm a rattlesnake with
Diamonds down my back
When other men retreat
That's just the time that I attack
Because a dream that's worth defending
Is a dream that's bound to be
A ragged flag that said
Don't Tread on Me

Two hundred years of glory
And the glory's just begun
We may have lost some battles
But these colors never run
We drew the line at Valley Forge
We held at Bunker Hill
The cannon smoke is lifting
I can see that banner still

Don't Tread on me
I'm a mountain lion
And courage is my name
I tamed a wild country
But I'm wild just the same
And from that rocky Boston harbor
To the California Sea
A ragged flag that said
Don't Tread on Me

This nation isn't what we've done
It's what we've got to do
Remember that United States
Can only start with you
We better be recalling
What this country's all about
And rally round that ragged flag
And hear the people shout
Don't Tread on Me
I'm a grizzly bear
That's not afraid to bite
I don't look for trouble
But when trouble comes I fight
Because my daddy taught me freedom
Has no lifetime guarantee
A ragged flag that said
Don't Tread on Me

The winds of change are blowing
And they're sure to shake this land
We stood all we can take
And now it's time to take a stand
Let's tell the men who make the laws
In Washington D.C.
Unfurl again
That ragged flag that said
Don't Tread on Me

Don't Tread on me
I'm an eagle
Who is clawing at the sky
I want that banner waving up
Where eagles dare to fly
And blazing in the sunlight
So that friend and foe can see
A ragged flag that said
Don't Tread on Me

Don't Tread on us
We're Americans
And we were born to lead
Our skin is every color
And our faith is every creed
We are 300 million people
But on one thing we agree
A ragged flag that said
Don't Tread on Me

Monday, January 28, 2019

You Do Not Have Permission to Abuse Me

As seen on Alexandria...

Snippet from post made on 01/28/2019...

[...]
Several years ago, I moved two states away to be with someone I met online. Much like the sentence “there was once this guy…” or “there was once this girl…”, you assume to know the gist of the story. In this particular case, you would probably be correct. It didn’t go well.

One day, after I had already moved hundreds of miles from my family to be with him, he said to me “I just want you to know that sometimes I can be a real asshole to people”. I looked at him and said “Great… not to me and not to my son!” It was as if he was expecting me to say it was okay and that when that happened, I would just have to accept it.

Needless to say… he is no longer a part of my life.[...]

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Friday, January 11, 2019

A Small Glimpse into the Parental Role of Gender Identity

As seen on Alexandria...

Snippet from post made on 01/11/2019...

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In order to dive into this subject, I first needed to look at myself growing up and how unsure I was of my own identity. The conversation of how confusing it is to be a child stepping into their teenage years can go on indefinitely. So many competing areas of information pouring into a person’s mind can mix up the most secure of individuals.

It is difficult enough to discover your own individuality with the average things felt on a daily basis but to add in the factor of gender identity can make anyone question themselves beyond their abilities. People begin thinking about gender in a way they wouldn’t normally think; the idea that gender can be fluid and change just by the power of one’s own mind.[...]

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

You can't know people until you know them!

As seen on Alexandria...

Snippet from post made on 11/29/2018...

[...]
We went on our first cruise this year. I got a bit sea sick the first day and then it took over a week to get my land legs back once I was home. That could be the end of my story but there actually is more to this.

Best part of the cruise? Discovering how people can get along no matter what their background. The worst part was watching a lady receive CPR and not make it. Obviously, it was worse for her than for me but it was very disturbing and an up close and personal reminder that we are mortal. I’m not going to focus on the worst part but instead go back to the best part.[...]

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Monkey See, Monkey Do

As seen on Alexandria...

Snippet from post made on 05/26/2018...

[...]
It is very easy to influence other people. This is a proven fact based on how many people believe things that are clearly not true. It’s also amazing how groups of people can influence other groups until one large group remains with a similar view.

Ever notice how someone in the entertainment field will branch out to a different opinion from their colleagues until others in their field start shaming them or their fans start bombing them on social media. Back when such a thing didn’t exist, entertainers either didn’t have enough opportunity to step out of line or, when their fans found out, there was no real way to voice your disappointment and thus the entertainer didn’t feel the backlash.[...]

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Monday, January 22, 2018

A Parent's Gender Trophy

As seen on Alexandria...

Snippet from post made on 01/22/2018...

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Children cannot fully grasp the meaning of the word gender, let alone what it means to be a boy or a girl. Parents who become headliners while hugging their child and saying “we’re letting little Bobbi decide” are doing it much more for themselves than their child.
That last statement may be a generalization (a fancy way of saying it’s my opinion) but from what is presented today it appears to be more truth than opinion.
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Monday, November 27, 2017

A Lie of Political Choices

As seen on Alexandria...

Snippet from post made on 11/27/2017...

[...]
The 2016 election of Donald Trump exposed so much of what so many already suspected. The Dems and the Reps are just one political party. Some say the Dems are socialists and the Reps are Democrats, which seems accurate with each new revelation coming from their own mouths. Whether this is true or not, they are not two separately independent parties; they are one political party simply called politicians.[...]

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Borders and Donald Trump Bobble Heads

As seen on Alexandria...

Snippet from post made on 02/12/2017...

[...]
Flipping radio channels is something that happens on a frequent basis in my car. I stop when I find something of interest which means I don’t land on NPR very often. Not that it doesn’t interest other people, it just doesn’t interest me. But a couple of days ago I stopped to hear what was being reported and as usual, ended up rolling my eyes a few times.

One report in particular made me laugh. I’m sure it was intended to make people worry and fret over the potential ramifications of a border wall between the US and Mexico but even the reporter seemed to see the humor. Apparently, she spoke with a man who works in Tijuana who puts items into packages and labels them for shipping. The items are made in China, shipped to San Diego, shipped to Tijuana, and shipped back to San Diego for distribution to customers.
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Election Process is More than Fair, It's Freedom

As seen on Alexandria...

Snippet from post made on 11/17/2016...

[...]
The Electoral College allows our society to be very democratic when it comes to electing our president. There aren’t two or three states that rule the entire country, there aren’t a few heavily populated counties or cities that decide for everyone, and the election can’t be won by ‘chance’ or by shoving more and more people into the voting pool that shouldn’t vote. Of course that last part seems to happen anyway as we are learning many who legally can’t vote do indeed vote (non-citizens, the dead, etc).

Let’s break it down…

Here is a great website showing the maps dating back to 1789.
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Monday, November 14, 2016

Headlines and Blurbs Need to Change

As seen on Alexandria...

Snippet from post made on 11/14/2016...

[...]
Headlines like “Five People Shot During Protests” with a comment from the news department simply saying the same thing as the headline with a little twist like “People shot during protests!”. Same message but if you go to the article and read down to the 5th paragraph you find out that it had nothing to do with the protest. The people shot were nowhere near the protest and the man shooting them just felt like shooting a bunch of people.

Headlines like Trump says he will immediately deport or jail up to 3 million undocumented immigrants… with a comment that simply says Trump says he’ll immediately deport or jail up to 3M immigrants in U.S. illegally. Funny how they won’t say illegal aliens… you are not an immigrant if you are in a country illegally.
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How Can People Not Know the USA is a Republic?

As seen on Alexandria...

Snippet from post made on 11/14/2016...

[...]
It seems that our public school system must be teaching our children falsehoods about our history, our culture, and our government. There is no other logical reason for so many young people being so ignorant and so angry over things that are so false.America is not a democracy. We are a republic. Democracy in America is simply what people do in their individual lives or when an organization or group is in control by the majority of its members. We do not elect our president using the popular vote for a very important reason.
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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Trump and the Mexican

As seen on Alexandria...

Snippet from post made on 06/16/2016...

[...]
Growing up, I lived around several groups of people at different times. Some were Hispanic/Latino, some were Native American, and some were African-American. But you see, back then (and it wasn’t THAT long ago) people weren’t going by those specific labels. People who were Hispanic/Latino often referred to themselves as Mexican (if their ancestors came from Mexico, of course) or Spanish, if appropriate. People who were Native American referred to themselves as Indian. Those who were African-American referred to themselves as black. Now, of course, that is just in the region I lived in… there could be others who considered themselves differently than what I witnessed.[...]

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May we each take the moment necessary out of this day and any day we feel the need to remember those who have gone before us in defense of our freedoms. Without them... we would not be "here"... we would be in chains. ~Bug aka Jill~