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southernwriter

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Member since: Wed May 14, 2014, 01:02 AM
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I like writing and researching. Unfortunately, I like politics too.

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I'm back and what the pandemic has taught me.

There is nothing like a pandemic to show you who you are and who others are. Stuck in isolation. Time to think, time to notice what others are doing online, etc.


I have gone back and forth over the years. Started off fundamentalist, went to a radical and hateful leftist. Been spending the rest of my life balancing ideology out although during the Trump administration, I can hear a song in my head going "Bitch, oh the bitch is back!" I'll never again go the place of thinking everybody who isn't like me is the enemy, but I do have a mouth sometimes.

And then came the pandemic. Blah. So, this is what I've learned.

1) I never truly knew some people in my old church. All into conspiracy theories and a pure hatred of science. When they wouldn't accept evolution, I was cool with that. Now, I feel like they're going to kill us all.

2) I am pro-science. It doesn't matter how much I want this pandemic to be under control. It is what it is what it is. I'll listen to the majority of scientists over a few conspiracy theorists any day of the week.

3) You can still love God and.....

Accept science.

Accept that most gay people really can't help how they feel.

Accept that an embryo is in the woman's body and that her needs have to come first until there is no longer a pregnancy.

Believe it's okay to be against in person gatherings during a pandemic.

Explore all sorts of churches online. Ever been curious about one? Now is your chance to hear their preacher to see if you like him/her. You can even get non-church going family members to watch with you.

4) That some leftists are really no different than fundamentalists. Seriously, if you think that anybody who isn't like you is evil, you're a political fundamentalist.

5) That I was right to be a germophobe all along. When this first started, I was not short on sanitizer.

6) I learned that those who were already buying toilet paper in bulk were none the wiser.

7) I learned those things I've been putting off due to a lack of time, that was crap.

8) I can still be pretty conservative in my personal life (say certain things are immoral) without pulling the R lever later.

9) I learned that a lot of conservatives desperately want something to be true and that they cherry pick.

10) I learned that it's way too easy for somebody accuse of sexual assault to end up on the ballot. Two people this November guys.

11) I learned I really am a Socialist Democrat deep down. I still want open markets, but no I don't want that garbage shoved down our throats over the years. (And no righties, I won't leave because it's my country too).

12) I learned that when I run with Maud on facebook that Republicans would like my status.

13) I learned I am fine just the way I am and a lot of the world can stick it.





Posted by southernwriter | Sat May 9, 2020, 07:15 PM (8 replies)

Nightmares about mass shootings.

So, I was on a younger person's FB this morning. She said how she has had four nightmares of mass shootings. She's a senior in college. She had a friend admit she had those same dreams only she was the teacher.

So while people are arguing for their right to carry 100 AR-15s guns just because....

While people are arguing that the mentally ill have rights and that Trump is supposedly trying to lock them all up.....

We have younger people living in fear of being shot all the time.

And anybody who says they're a snowflake for that is an asshole.
Posted by southernwriter | Mon Sep 16, 2019, 12:46 PM (49 replies)

Happy 4th.

For this discussion, I will ask what makes you proud to be an American.

For me:

Diversity

Freedom of religion.

Freedom of speech.

The willingness to get up and fight for what we believe in.

Freedom of the press (even press not mainstream).

Freedom to petition and protest.

The large amounts and land and richness of different areas.

One heck of a complicated history.

It's not politically correct, but I'll admit that I'm happy (not necessarily proud) that we have more spirituality than other industrialized nations.



Go!!!!!!!!
Posted by southernwriter | Wed Jul 3, 2019, 12:59 PM (9 replies)

Happy Canada Day!

I just want to say Happy Canada Day to all the Canadians.
Posted by southernwriter | Mon Jul 1, 2019, 12:31 PM (5 replies)

What makes one a person?

I've done a lot of heavy thinking and I think it's awareness, consciousness. I don't think it's separate DNA or a heart beat. I think it's any form of consciousness whether that be pain, hearing, seeing lights, etc.


That does not happen in the first trimester when most abortions take place. It barely might take place in the 2nd trimester.

I agree with abstinence, using birth control correctly, and all the means of not getting pregnant. But if there is a pregnancy, should there really be a law that says that an embryo with no awareness takes priority of the woman's needs?


By contrast, I found a website for an abortion clinic in NM who will perform abortions up to 31 weeks on demand (after on a case by case basis) and that's beyond ridiculous. It shouldn't be done unless there is an extreme circumstance. I'm sure for most women, it is an extreme circumstance, but you always get that rare exception.

Anybody who knows me knows I've gone back and forth over the years. Just know I didn't jump into any thinking. I've thought about this a lot. Obviously, others have as well.

Sound off.
Posted by southernwriter | Fri May 17, 2019, 11:45 AM (13 replies)

Vatican opens medical clinic for the homeless

https://www.ncronline.org/news/quick-reads/vatican-opens-medical-clinic-homeless?fbclid=IwAR20BN1AJqc5o1w72IY2GwO08Ehn6ccmjGpP1Zsx9zl8fd-YNkhkgTwQKQ0

"The new clinic is next to the bathrooms and showers opened for the homeless in 2015; a year later, with the help of volunteers, services were expanded to include barbers and doctors once a week.

The clinic will be open Monday, Thursday and Saturday, said the announcement Dec. 22 from the office of Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner. Monday mornings, the statement said, podiatrists will be on duty to provide medical attention to patients with foot problems, something very common among the homeless.

On Wednesdays when Pope Francis holds his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square and whenever there are large events in the square, the clinic will serve as a first-aid station, the announcement said."

Posted by southernwriter | Thu Dec 27, 2018, 02:10 PM (4 replies)

To all the Trump supporters who stay by his side no matter what.

I want you to know that I have and always will think you're capable of standing by Trump in the event he shoots somebody in public.

Heck, I'm sure if he committed a mass shooting, you'd stand by him.

"I'll stand by you. I'll stand by you. Won't let nobody diss you. I'll stand by you."

Really guys, this isn't a virtue.
Posted by southernwriter | Fri Dec 14, 2018, 02:17 PM (65 replies)

For people who think false accusations never happen.

I am very empathetic toward women who have been raped or assaulted. I believe the women who accuse Trump. I believe the women who accuse Clinton. I think I probably believe Anita Hill. I think Kavanaugh is innocent and Ford was assaulted by somebody else. For those who think a false accusation can never happen, here are some links.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/05/07/convictions-vacated-26-year-old-rape/588406002/

https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2018/07/10/jessica-gallagher-falsely-accused-man-rape-wayne-county/770563002/

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/24/woman-jailed-10-years-false-rape-claims-jemma-beale

https://www.theroot.com/white-woman-pleads-guilty-to-falsely-accusing-2-black-m-1826645429

Posted by southernwriter | Fri Sep 28, 2018, 09:13 AM (2 replies)

Kavanaugh/Clinton challenge!

For pro-life conservatives:

If this was Bill Clinton, would you believe the allegations? Why or why not?



For pro-choice liberals:

If this was Bill Clinton, would you believe the allegations? Why or why not?




Posted by southernwriter | Mon Sep 24, 2018, 12:53 PM (13 replies)

Kavanaugh referred to birth control as abortion inducing.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brett-kavanaugh-birth-control_us_5b917b79e4b0162f472b3cb8

Now chill guys. It links to a Fox News video. Cruz asked Kavanaugh about his decision regarding Priests for Live vs. HHS (whether they should be forced to provide birth control in their insurance). Now, I actually support the religious right not to do that.

What I don't like is Kavanaugh referring to these pills as abortion inducing.

If abortion should be illegal, and birth control pills are abortion inducing, then what logical conclusion would Kavanaugh come to about the legality of birth control? That's right. He probably wants it to be illegal.

Posted by southernwriter | Fri Sep 7, 2018, 09:05 AM (65 replies)
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