Martin Luther King, Jr
“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr
In our 241 year history, it has never been more clear than the present how significant the content of one’s character actually is. Trump’s overwhelming lack of moral character, his blatant absence of the “American Spirit” character, his willful aversion to recognizing the valuable strong character in others, most notably immigrants, has everything in our country spinning out of control.
It’s heart wrenching to witness the overwhelming number of world-altering mistakes one makes when they’re a top decision-maker with a deep dark turbulent void at their core.
We miss you Martin Luther King, Jr. You would have been a powerful influence in our fight opposing Trump and his anti-America agenda. May we have the sustained strength to follow in your footsteps, day after day, month after month, for as many years as it takes to bring down this dangerous dark force who’s leading the most powerful country on earth.
Net Neutrality Update – Reverse the Roll Back
Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey made significant progress the first week senate was back in session. There are now 43 co-sponsors to his “Reverse the Roll Back“. They need 60 to succeed with reversing this significantly detrimental Trump policy. I don’t see any GOP names on the list. Eleven GOP Senators have to find their spines. We know who to start with: Flake, Corker, McCain, Collins, Murkowski, Heitcamp, Hatch. The GOP Senators up for re-election in 2018 who are still running are: Heller (NV), Cruz (TX), Wicker (MS, Fischer (NE), Barrasso (WY). That makes twelve. This is achievable.
Senators co-sponsoring the CRA resolution include Markey, Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii.), Richard Blumenthal (D–Conn.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sherrod Brown (D-O.H.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Angus King (I-Maine), Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.).
In 2018, South Carolina will be voting on loosening their gun laws to allow gun owners to openly carry guns whether they have a permit to do so or not. Additionally, gun owners from other states can also openly carry guns in the state whether they’ve passed a background check or not. A very important issue to follow. Most states are trying to pass common sense gun laws following two recent massacres that brought this important issue to the forefront.
“Senator Ed Markey joined Senator Jeff Merkley today in leading more than three dozen U.S. Senators, including Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, in sharply criticizing the Trump administration’s decision to reopen offshore drilling leases three years ahead of schedule. This decision puts vast stretches of coastline along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts and in the Arctic at risk.
“‘This draft proposal is an ill-advised effort to circumvent public and scientific input, and we object to sacrificing public trust, community safety, and economic security for the interests of the oil industry,’ the Senators wrote today in a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. ‘We urge you to abandon this effort and maintain the protections outlined in the current 2017-2022 plan.'”
Thank you three dozen U.S. Senators for pushing back agents this anti-American over-reach.
Stress dramatically impacts the immune system. Finding simple, easy ways to destress is essential to staying healthy and keeping a positive attitude. Too much caffeine and too much sugar and too little sleep are all stress triggers. Unfortunately, when sleep deprived, we’re more likely to drink more coffee and eat more sugar to stay alert. This is toxic and creates the perfect storm for having a significantly stronger negative reaction to something that otherwise would be perceived as relatively small, i.e. traffic.
Again it all begins with getting the right amount of sleep. Finding a “moment” each day to destress, whether that be running, working out at a gym, yoga, etc is an excellent offset. Music is another great stress reducer.
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