Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by 1BadNana, Dec 6, 2018.
Just FYI there are lots of forums to post in, this is just the introduction forum.
Actually, he's no different from any president before him, the Government has been doing everything exactly the same as they always have been, you're just repeating media talking points. If you check the Federal Registry, (found here: Federal Register :: Home - Monday, December 10th ) you'll find that nothing has changed.
When you say that you love your country, do you mean the plot of land, the robbers, murderers, and kidnappers which call themselves government, or some other arbitrary thing vaguely associated with that name? You'll need to clarify, since simply saying you love "This Country" means nothing.
Eh, welcome to the forum, I guess. You'd think the board was stacked with enough Pawns.
OP is a drive-by shill/spammer.
I have coconut pound cake that is so sweet..omy.
This one lady I do work for makes them and gives them to me as a tip.
I'm so bad, I cut a slab and put butter on it and melt the butter.
Chico is a college town and thus politically left. Paradise is adjacent to Chico and is also left politically. You are correct most of far No. CA is redneck country. In fact geographic CA is mostly right politically.
Other than Chico, which leans a little left, Butte country is quire conservative. Perhaps Paradise has changed since I was a kid, but it was always quite conservative. It's a retirement community for the most part.
I have had family in Paradise since the 1950s. I have one cousin there who escaped the fire with just her dog, and another whose house is still standing but received extensive smoke damage.
I love what our Country used to be and what it stood for. We were powerful, took up the fight when it was the right thing to do, called out other nations and governments for committing atrocities against their own people, and defended those who were unable to defend themselves. We didn't do all these things all the time, I'm not that naïve. I suggest we did these things more often and we made a positive difference. Now our Country is all about helping if you have natural resources our government and corporations want to exploit and plunder. We install and support vicious dictators and governments for economic and strategic gain. We stand by and watch as tens of thousands of people are "ethnically cleansed." Then we wonder why the world hates us and sees us as "evil." At some point, I'm not sure when it was, our government decided it has the authority to police and dictate terms to the world. We are bullies plain and simple! . The things I believe are important. I was raised to believe our Country was a bright light in a very dark world. A land where people who have been persecuted, denied freedom and liberty, and want a new life can go to start again. A land where you could worship the God of your choice or not, where people helped others who needed it because it's the right thing to do; assistance wasn't dependent on what could be gained from helping someone. A land where there are fewer class specific limitations on how successful you can become. A land where all children can go to school. My family came here from Ireland as indentured servants. They completed their servitude, worked hard, were treated horribly and endured discrimination because they were considered "dirty Irish" and devout Catholics. They lived in South Chicago near the stockyards because there was safety in numbers and back then there was a large Irish Catholic community based on the Southside. They got married, had children, raised those children, and sent my Grandfather to college. They achieved their version of the American Dream and the goals they had from the time they left Ireland and arrived at Ellis Island. I realize those days are long gone and I find it extremely sad. As Americans we have the potential to be a great Nation of individuals united through our shared desires for freedom, liberty and justice.
Honestly, I've never lived on the "left coast" of CA. I'm a lifelong Central Valley and Sacramento Valley woman. The town of Paradise had become primarily a retirement community that's why so many of the people that lost their lives in the Camp Fire were over 70 years of age. It's true that most of the rural Northern Counties like Butte, Shasta, Sierra, Placer, Yolo, etc are "Red" leaning in their Politics. But, honestly, that's what makes California such a diverse and tolerant State. As far as Texas is concerned, let me share something I experienced first hand. I went to visit a friend in Wichita Falls. She took us to a "drive through Daiquiri business. It was set up like a drive through dairies used to be here. So we pull in and purchase giant daquiri's in Styrofoam cups, and drive away drinking them all the way back to my friend's house. It was surreal! Culture shock for me for sure.
Ah, so your view of "America" is just boomer propaganda.
There's no difference between how the government "used to be" and now, it has always looked out for itself. In the first 10-20 years of the government's existence, it invalidated what the statists believe grants them their rights, the constitution, by determining that commerce referred to everything, allowing the government to regulate everything. Every war has been for the benefit of the government, all it wants is oil, and to force other Governments to coerce its citizens into trading with its useless, unsustainable fiat currency.
The American Government was never the world's police, nor were they ever benevolent.
What you ARE right about is that the days of charity are slowly fading away, but it's due to the government coercing people out of their money to spend it how it sees fit. It has been shown that people are more willing to be charitable with their money when they have more of it, meanwhile tax rates in America just gradually increase, due to the fact that government programs never decrease.
You'll find that when I said that it's business as usual in Washington, what I was saying was that the hill 'we' have been tumbling down from the moment this government was established, 'we' are still currently tumbling down. No election will change that, as every ruler is there for he government's benefit, and the government is firmly separated from the people.
Watch the video in my signature.
Well alrighty then! I guess ol nana has no interest in saying howdy do to another paradisian. Ok.
Meanwhile...I can't sleep. And I kinda wrecked the van. Not to where it's undrivable but enough to make me determined to never drive at night. I did tonight cuz I had to go get something to eat...and I didn't see the center divider cuz it was dark outside and my meltish headlight covers didn't pick up the curb that I drove over..which knocked my siderail off, which was rubbing against my new tire so I had to stop quickly and kick it loose as much as I could so I could drive it home so I could gell MrG I just fucked up the damn van. Gonna see if any other damage happened in the morning. I hope not. Damn.
And while I was at it, by pulling and tugging after kicking the damn rail...I sliced the hell out of my hand with a goodly amount of depth so now i have blood all over my jacket sleeve. Sigh.
I wish I could sleep.
Oh, and the duplex is still not ready. Which means more days at this motel. My brain is starting to get wonky.
Oh, and Paradise is nothing but repubs. At least, everyone I met was. If MrG said anything about being a dem...he got frowned at and then promptly ignored or told he was the enemy.
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