Cut The Cord On Toxic Relationships! Protect Yourself From Any and All Abuse.

Women, listen up.

I’m literally shaking with anger.

I’ve had an ex kind-of stalking me on social media. Nothing to the point of “crazy” but worrisome.

He’s got a few mental issues. I’ve been as kind to his issues as I could be, but only because I knew him for a very long time, considered him a friend, and mental issues are hard to handle alone.

The conversations and messages soon turned insulting, possessive, demanding, and full of anger.

So, not only did I ignore him, but I muted his messages. He recently became demanding that I answer him right away.

He immediately reminded me of trump.

I spent my childhood living through mental and physical abuse and because that’s all I knew, I grew up to marry men who mentally and physically abused women.

I grew strong. I left those situations behind and never looked back.

I’m super protective over my freedom. I’m confident and mentally strong. No asshole will come in my life and try to take my freedom from me.

He’s now 💯 percent blocked from all my social media.

No friendship is worth abuse.

I have zero regrets for what he might do to himself. He’s a grown man. I am not his keeper, his counselor, nor am I his punching bag.

*I did contact his friend to let him know this guy was spiraling, but as the victim of this toxic person, it is not my job to keep him safe. When trying to cut from a toxic person, it’s not your job either.*

Ladies, protect yourself from all forms of abuse, including mental abuse. The moment a man (or woman ) takes a conversation to the level of making you feel uncomfortable, cut them completely out of your life.

Their happiness is not your responsibility.

– Rant over –

Until next time…Be safe, be kind, and take time to love one another.

** Protect yourself from abusive and toxic relationships **

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Sunday Funday – Writing and Painting, and Photography, Oh My!

On top of my medical issues, I live with anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, and ADHD. Seriously, no joke. I’m always a bundle of nerves. There are days even I can’t stand being around me. To find my center, I keep a variety of hobbies available at all times. I set goals, and I tackle them a little each day. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t.

Note 1: My life depends on a constant supply of Post-it notes. Seriously! They need to sponsor me.

Today I went full ADHD and worked on all three hobbies without losing my mind in the process.

Note 2: When it comes to hobbies, it’s perfectly acceptable to go full ADHD and have fun with as many as you wish, but plan your time carefully, so you don’t get overwhelmed.

What’s great about writing, painting, and photography and living with ADHD is I’m able to set the amount of time I need to finish each project. I can decide what size project I’m going to work on depending on how I feel that day.

When it takes weeks to finish something, I get bored and hate the project before it’s completed (I have no clue how I created children without getting bored. Those little humans take nine months to create!) Small projects, which can be completed in a few days, or less than a week, are fun for me and make me happy.

I’m having fun painting today, but I think the art on my hands is better than my canvas.

Paint on my hand

Photo by Amanda Blount

 

Until next time…Be safe, be kind, and take time to love one another.

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Journalism 101

Journalism 101

 

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Check this out! A Serious Awww Moment. Super sweet gender reveal video! Also covered on Channel 3 CBS News GA.

Awww! A military couple makes a gender reveal video and it’s super sweet!

Seriously! You won’t be disappointed. 🙂

Gender reveal video that will melt your heart

 

Beverly Baby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beverly and Rob

 

Channel 3 News Columbus Georgia picked up their story. See it here.

Channel 3 News – Local Veterans Didn’t Think They Could Have Children

Or here…

http://www.wrbl.com/news/local-news/exclusive-local-vets-who-thought-they-couldnt-have-children-host-unique-baby-gender-reveal/1084242148

 

 

Never give up on love. 🙂

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I’m tired of listening to the same old excuses about gun regulations – I’m angry!

{Warning: Strong words}

I’m just going to lay it out here.

I was raised in a Republican based mindset. Obviously, I went my own way, but there were times in my life, even after I became a progressive liberal, where I stood up for Republicans and the @GOP.

Not all their ideas were terrible. There were a few which could actually help people (Like TN — a red state — giving two free years of college to all TN residents), but this crop of Republicans are not the Republicans from the past.

Republicans are no longer the party of Lincoln. They have sworn allegiance to the far-right base of the @GOP and they are the party of Trump.

I will no longer listen to the excuses and dumbshit I’ve heard my entire life. I’ll no longer be nice and shake my head politely when a relative or distant friend says something racist or stupid about LGBTQ. I will call each and every one of them out for the stupidity they preach.

This goes for common-sense gun regulations. Don’t come at me with some bullshit excuse that common-sense gun regulations do not work. — All you have to do is look at Europe and Australia. — It works fine for them, so obviously, laws work.

We can come together to try a few things;

  1. More money to help patients with mental illness
  2. Go back to Obama era policies banning the severely mentally ill from purchasing firearms.
  3. Better acknowledgment of serious incident reporting by FBI
  4. Military, FBI, and other agencies actually talk to one another and create one “no gun buy” database.
  5. Everyone must wait 7 days from order to pick up of a gun.
  6. Background checks on everyone who purchases a gun
  7. Middleman to facilitate person to person sales and registration of guns (just like cars)
  8. Zero bump stocks unless someone can prove a disability who cannot pull a trigger . — If anyone other than the rightful owner is caught using the bump stock, they will be jailed.
  9. Get rid of all AR15s. No one, outside the military and police, needs an AR-15.
  10. All weapons must be registered. Period!
  11. All gun owners must go through training (except military, veterans, and police). If you’ve been using a gun for an extended period of time or you are a military veteran or police, you can “test-out” but this will include watching a film on gun safety and the aftermath of gun violence.
  12. If you own a weapon, it must be part of your homeowners’ insurance. If your gun is used to harm another person (even if it was stolen) your home insurance must pay for the physical and mental damages of those affected. If you do not own your home, you must obtain separate gun insurance to ensure the expense of damages to others will be recovered by the victims and families.
  13. All items of expense will be limited to an amount which is fair. Americans will have the opportunity to own at least 3 weapons if they wish. After three guns, the price of expenses (registration and ins) will go up drastically with the number of guns a person or family owns.
  14. If you can’t afford these items, you can’t own a gun.

These are just a few of the minor changes we can make as a society to decrease deaths and mass shootings (I’ll probably add more soon). Will it eliminate all deaths? No. Of course not. Not all baby seats prevent baby deaths, but it’s against the law to carry your baby anywhere without one.

No law eliminates all crimes. Laws are created to decrease crime and make crime harder to commit.

Let’s look at exactly what I’m talking about.

I don’t do meth. I’ve never done meth. I don’t plan to do meth. I have no idea how to make meth. But, because some criminals create meth, I’m forced to go to the store and show my ID, and purchase only one box of Sudafed a month for my allergies, and I can only purchase so much per year.

Do people still make meth? YES! Do people still die from meth? YES! But the reason for, what I consider, an insane law, is to get as much as the stuff off the streets and hopefully make it harder for meth makers to make a deadly drug. Does it stop all deaths? No. Not even close. But it does help.

The same goes for pain medications. I must suffer greatly because Drs have been ordered to get pain medications off the streets as much as possible to deter criminals from abusing drugs. — Yet, many disabled people suffer daily because they can’t get the pain medications they need daily. All because some fucked up criminal messed it up for the good people who need it.

So, let me tell you something. I don’t give a rat’s ass if you sleep with 50 damn guns to make your penis look longer. I don’t care if you’re never going to hurt anyone with your guns. I don’t give a shit if no lives with you, so no one will hurt anyone either.

If I have to give up my Sudafed (for my allergies) and my pain medications (which I need for many painful diseases), because some uneducated, knuckle dragging, doped up, asshole, decided to almost OD, then, by god, I honestly do not give one shit about your damn AR 15s and bump stocks which are used to murder many, including school children.

If the teens from Parkland are any indication, change is coming. Get used to it.

If you wish to read more about my thoughts on the matter, here is an interview of my opinion and answers to common sense gun regulations, written for Mic.com by Anna Swartz (Twitter — @Anna_Snackz)

https://mic.com/articles/185008/a-gun-owning-military-veteran-explains-why-she-supports-more-gun-control-laws#.L8rettEs4

I hope America will come together and devise some common sense laws that will benefit everyone and keep more people safe. The least we can do is start with bump stocks and AR 15s.

But, if you don’t want to help with progress, and if you’re super sad about losing a few gun rights (and I mean very few), then, don’t worry, I will gladly send you my thoughts and prayers.

 

Happy New Year 2018!!

It’s that time of year again! Time to lose weight, spend more time with the family, go back to school, pick up a new hobby, use your $300 bike sitting in the garage, and be a better person. After you get off the floor laughing, have some fun enjoying these New Year’s memes.

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We can’t start a new year without Grumpy Cat! The party isn’t a party until it’s a Grump Cat party!

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This is Grumpy Cat. I do not own her photos. She is a modern cat who owns herself and her photos.

I wish for everyone to have a fantastic New Year!

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May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. – George Carlin 

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Social media snap-shot of my home page. Let’s see what others are talking about today.

So much going on at the same time. Here is a snap-shot of what’s happening on @twitter today.

@driverBrian stating a long held fact.

@waltshaub commenting on Rick Perry’s remarks concerning climate change.

 

One of my favorite women to watch in TV debates, @ananavarro, is defending her brother and bashing a tweeter using mentally challenged terms as a slur.

@Thehill reporting on the GOV of Florida, Rick Scott, standing against ending protections for Dreamers. * I must admit, I’m very shocked about this. Is it a PR stunt? We’ll see how he votes.

This doesn’t surprise me at all. Not even one bit.

@ccnlawyer,  @juddlegum, & @actTogetherFL comment on Trump’s promise of 1 million dollars to flood victims of Hurricane Harvey. Trump promised the same to Sandy victims, only to back out then too.

 

So, there you have it. A snap-shot of what people are talking about today.

*PS: There is a lot of #TrumpRussia news today too, but way too much for one blog entry. For all your #TrumpRussia news, log into @Twitter and type #TrumpRussia or #Russia into the search bar. Scroll down for earlier news articles and read the top ones for most recent (typically in this order). Read all the news you can stand. It’s getting pretty intense.

Until next time…Be safe, be kind, be happy, and take time to love one another. We’re all in this together.

** Don’t forget to donate to victims of Hurricane Harvey

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Nurse is terrified while a detective attacks & arrests her for doing her job.

I’m going to say I haven’t been this angry in a very long time. The abuse of power, and the nurse’s fear, I see in this video makes me so angry I’m shaking. Fear is a primal reaction when seeing someone, who is supposed to be calm and professional, flip to acting out of control and abusive. I feel her fear. I’m still disgusted with the police who arrested her and even more so with the police who stood around and did nothing.

Nurse calmly tells policeman why she cannot comply with his request (it’s breaking the law). What happens next is terrifying.

** Warning: Trigger warning for those who’ve been attacked or wrongly arrested before

Short version of the video –

Complete version of video  – audio starts at 36 seconds.

In this video, at 11:30, you will see sexism and mansplaining in the worst possible way. The second police on the scene is talking down to her and explaining the law to her, but he is the one who is wrong. We women face this kind of shit everyday.

 

My comments on the video:

*Please forgive the amount of comments and cursing. I had a lot to say.

This is what Gov. Gary Herbert had to say about the incident.

Words from Salt Lake Police Department

 

UTAH statement about nurse

 

There are thousands of comments about this incident, so I gabbed a few from Twitter.

Many people were calling for the Detective to be fired.

Others talked about prior issues with the police at this hospital.

And many others praised the nurse on how she handled herself

 

Biskupski said in her statement she watched the video of the incident.

“What I saw is completely unacceptable to the values of my Administration and of the values of the Salt Lake City Police Department. I extend a personal apology to Ms. Wubbles for what she has been through for simply doing her job.”

 

If you wish to know more about this incident and the follow-up story, here are a few news links.

Salt Lake mayor calls nurse arrest unacceptable

If you’re as furious as I am about the detective abusing his power over the nurse, please submit a complaint. You don’t have to give your #.

Complaint form to SLCPD

I have a huge amount of respect for policemen / women everywhere. Their jobs are hard enough without the unprofessional members bringing unwanted attention to their job. This is why it’s so important to get rid of the “Blue Line” mentality. Weeding out the bad police members will allow better recruits to join the force. With better employees wearing badges, the professional ranks of the police can work to do their jobs and not work everyday watching their backs.

No matter who you are. If you see police brutality or abuse of power, speak up.

Together we can make the force safer for everyone.

 

Until next time…Be safe, be kind, be happy, and take time to love one another. We’re all in this together.

 

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