Friday, September 28, 2018

Standing Up for What I Believe in!!

This has been a painful week. Especially the last two days. I have been watching the Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh and I have felt sick. Is this really what our country has come to?? I have many family and friends that do not feel the same way I feel. And that is okay! We are all entitled to our opinion. I have lost friends over this and I am sure I will lose more. But I will not change my opinion or my beliefs. This is what I posted today on Facebook:



I will always stand by women who claim sexual abuse of any kind until they are Fully investigated! If, after a full investigation, Judge Kavanaugh can be CLEARED then  what will be, will be. But I will continue to fight with every fiber in my being against this disgusting current administration. 

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  1. I am sorry you have lost Facebook friends because of your views.

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    1. I am going to say it here. No loss. If you can't support different views without getting angry, that doesn't show real friendship.

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  2. I don't post my politics on Facebook in that it is a commercial account in my mind. However, I do have opinions and with such strong opinions it is hard not to voice them. Unfortunately, too many think an opinion is more important than a person. Our extreme party politics benefit from this outlook.

    I remember a state senator who spoke to students and he emphasized that people should not vote based on one policy but on a broader view of many issues.

    For those of us who have worked in higher ed or in high schools in affluent areas, you recognize the student Brent Kavanaugh was. It is not a good memory. His not demanding an FBI investigation to exonerate him along with his testimony speaks volumes about his culpability. Plus, I do believe Blasey Ford. Why would she set herself up for this in addition to the quality of her testimony.

    I'm more disappointed with the Republicans in their approval of him. This does not bode well for women's rights. I do not believe in abortion. However, I don't think my opinion should dictate choices another woman makes and in some cases her healthcare. A Facebook friend who I remain friends with but unfollowed would post late term abortion facts bothered me. Most abortions occur between 2 and 6 weeks with the abortion pill. Late term abortion is used when the mother's life is in danger and more commonly used when the fetus has died.

    I know this is too much information. But I agree with you totally.

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    1. I totally agree with you. I think if he had demanded an investigation or submitted to a polygraph, like Dr. Ford did, he may have been more believable. Yes, abortion is a PRIVATE choice of each individual woman who makes it. And it should NEVER be up to a man. My opinion.

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  3. I pray for the truth to come out, no matter what the truth is.

    betty

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    1. I don't think the truth will come out. I think the President is running the investigation. But that doesn't really surprise me.

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  4. Well said. The sh*& show that is this presidency, and everything that spins around it breaks my heart. I hope you are well. <B

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    1. So good to see you Lisa. I think of you often and hope you and husband are doing well. I miss your blog!

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  5. There used to be a completely different republican party, one that believed in the values you state above. Senator McCain was perhaps the last one standing. I have been a democrat since I became a citizen in 1999, but had a real hard time voting for Hilary. Of course I couldn't vote for Trump either, so I had to vote for her. I have now changed my party affiliation to the American Independent Party.It's mostly a statement to show that I don't feel I belong anywhere right now. I live in Trump country, red county in blue state. I go to crochet once a week with the Trumpians, so I know what you mean. I don't hesitate to ask that the subject be changed if it get political.

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    1. Yes, this is NOT John McCain's Republican Party. That is for sure. I didn't really want Hillary for President but I sure as hell didn't want Trump. Trump country here too. And we are full of farmers who he is currently destroying thanks to tariffs.

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  6. Hi Paula - I don't do politics ... you're right to stick to what you feel. take care - Hilary

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  7. It's time for a new conservative party. The current one (the gang of predators) is beholden to some very wealthy men who are trying to get back to a society that was overthrown in the French Revolution. And they're lying and cheating to get it.

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  8. I'm with Hilary. I don't do politics.
    I believe if a case is before a senate hearing, there should be a full investigation.
    I believe in innocent until proven guilty.

    I believe the 2-party system is flawed, but having lived in China, it is marginally better than having no choice in an election at all.

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    1. I believe all you said is true! I believe in innocent until proven guilty too. But you have to have a FULL investigation in order to prove guilt or innocence.

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  9. I agree completely with you! The current administration of this country is disgraceful and disgusting an embarrassment!

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  10. Hi Paula. As you know, we disagree on almost every point you've made. Nevertheless, aren't we so blessed to be able to share our opinions without fear of retaliation! Love you, girl!

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    1. The points I made are: lower taxes, personal responsibility, military preparedness, law enforcement support, free market....all things I HOPE you believe in. The only thing you and I disagree about, I think, is who the chief man in office is!! And you are entitled to support him. Love you too.

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    2. You're right, of course … I wrote in haste!

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  11. I agree with your post mostly. I did support Obama. But other than that difference we are in perfect sync. I am a registered Independent - I don't believe any party has all the right answers or all the right people so I like being separate from party assignment - even if it prevents me from participating in primaries - as it does in my State. I sincerely hope the Republicans get their footing back because I do believe in choice - a choice between party - and right now I feel that there is no choice. I have to vote democratic.

    With regards to the Senate Committee hearings. Truthfully my heart broke for this woman. Her personality showed what a HUGE effort this was for her. And when he started his defense I felt bad for him as well (not all women tell the truth) - but not for long. For me it came down to two things:

    1). She had nothing to gain by taking this step and everything to lose. He had much to gain in succeeding in his defense. This is the simple truth.

    2). Regardless of the truth in her claim - he did NOT comport himself in a way I would expect a judge in the highest court in the land to do. When pressured - he came across like a spoiled entitled little rich kid who got everything he wanted and did everything he wanted pretty much his whole life. Regardless of his words he does not come across as a deliberative focused and impartial judge. He is wrong for this job - just like Trump is wrong for his job.

    I was encouraged that Flake asked for an investigation and got it.

    We shall see where that leads.

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    1. At this time I feel like supporting the Independent party is just giving the election away to either the Democrats or the Republicans. We need to do away with the TWO party system. In my heart I am an Independent. But I can't registrar that way as long as it is important to me to vote in the primaries. I was encourage when Senator Flake asked for an investigation but as time has gone along I am afraid it is going to be flawed. There is OBVIOUSLY, to me anyway, something they are hiding.

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  12. This last week has been the most exhausting, emotional week I've had in a very long time. This revelation has triggered a whole lot of sexual assault and rape victims, including myself. Paul, as you know from my blog post, I never told anyone about a sexual assault by a classmate when I was in high school in the late 70's until last week. My hubs was very surprised by it. Subsequently, when I posted my blog, I heard from many women who experienced the same thing ... and never told anyone. I am deeply disturbed by the reaction of this country. It shows we've not come very far, maybe even lost ground, since Anita Hill. I never told anyone, and I never felt lasting harm from the assault like Dr. Ford described. I'm feeling it now. All you need to do is start asking your women friends and family is they've ever been sexually assaulted and I think the climate this week will cause you to hear more than you are prepared to hear. Correct me if I am wrong. Susan

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    1. There are many, many women who have suffered sexual assault and have not told. I am sorry for what you have gone through Susan. According to the statistics one in three American women have been sexually assaulted in one way or another. And only 2% of REPORTED assaults are false. You would think by the way the men of this country continue to act it would be only 2% are real. I am so disgusted by the way women are treated when it comes to sexual assault. If they treated men the same, things would change. I am just totally disgusted with where Politics in this country have come. Isn't it supposed to be BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE????

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  13. Paula, I became a Republican in 1960 after I heard a speech by Barry Goldwater. In 1988 I ran for elected office as a Republican and served for 20 years in local government. The Republican Party I knew started disappearing even while I served. I left when the state Republican leaders told me I had to be against abortion in order to run for higher office and get their support. I retired. I voted for Hillary in 2016. I hate what I see happening in our country. I always voted for the best candidate regardless of their political party. I will continue to do so. BTW, I was a victim of sexual assault when I was only 11. Until two weeks ago I never told anyone. There is little upside in coming forward so I believe women who do so.

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    1. I used to always vote for the best person too. But I will stay home before I vote for another Republican. Until they change. I am sorry for what happened to you at such a young age. It is not right!

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  14. I'm a registered Democrat. I voted for the older George Bush, but not the younger. I did vote for Obama - twice... and would again. And I voted for Hillary. I believe Dr. Ford. I believe that Kavanaugh did what she said - but also believe - he believes he did not. But I think it is lost in his memory.... a blip on the radar maybe. After the testimony he gave and the way he acted - evasive, belligerent, lied...talking about the Democrats the way he did and blaming the Clintons - and on and on - that alone, disqualifies him in my mind. Even if they find nothing conclusive as to the Dr. Ford issue - he does not belong on the Supreme Court...

    Linda in VA

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    1. I think it is conveniently lost in his ALCOHOLIC MEMORY. The one he downplayed and lied about. I agree that he did not represent himself as someone who belongs on the Supreme Court. That is why the Republicans want him there. In my opinion.

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    2. His display in the court room - especially the one where he threw out conspiracy theories towards the Democrats - made me realize - that aside from everything - he does NOT belong on the Supreme Court...

      Linda in VA

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  15. forgot to add - I am also pro-choice. And I was also a victim of sexual assault when I was a child. I remember who did it (a friend's father) - can see him in my mind... have a vague idea of the house it happened in - but ask me the exact date - my age - the name of the person,etc. I could not tell you.

    Linda in VA

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    1. I am so sorry Linda. It really pisses me off when it happens to a child.

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    2. thank you Paula...

      Linda in VA

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  16. I'm with you Paula...I have no idea if I have lost any facebook friends....if this is all it takes then they weren't worth the effort anyway. I must admit though, that during this whole debacle, I unfollowed numerous facebook acquaintances. I remained friends with them but won't see their posts on my feed. Big stress relief.

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    1. I agree with you Wendy! Not a great loss!!

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  17. I walked from the Republican party and am not going back until this swamp is gone. My integrity is more important than to stand by this embarrassment. I wonder how people still can stand by this regime knowing all the lies and disgust just seen in 2 years. I'm voting Dem all the way.

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