New Year’s Resolution 2018: Reality Check!

New Year's Resolution
Your GET-INVOLVED guide! 

No time to be mad or sad.

Be inspired!

My 12 Days of Christmas have become my New Year’s Resolutions for 2018. How about you? Now that the holiday hoopla has come and gone, what resolutions did you make, and what are you going to do this year to make a difference?

Trump and the GOP continue to inspire me to fight against pretty-much everything they stand for and are doing. Trump is back out on tour, in PA today, trying to convince us all our life is so much better now that America is great again. “It’s the economy, Stupid” he said today, ironically quoting a Bill Clinton, Democratic campaign talking point. It’s not better for me. I’m hopeful, but not yet. Some companies are awarding bonuses, others are laying off thousands. Walmart is doing both, raising the minimum wage to $11/hr and giving out $1000 bonuses to employees who have been earning low-wages with them for 20 years AND closing 63 Sam’s Club stores, laying off 10,000+ people. That’s what Walmart is doing with their gift from Trump. #goptaxscam #trickledowndoesntwork unless you count the people who just got pissed on. #boycottwalmart

I don’t begrudge all the people making money on the economy. My money is not in the stock market and my 401K is long drained, so their good fortune is not mine. But I do begrudge the #goptaxscam that has money going straight from my pocket to the pockets of the filthy rich. Read my last blog. Trump is buying the next election. He’s banking that money can assuage your morality. If you’re rich enough, you won’t say anything when he and Republicans throw people out of the country and shit all over First Amendment rights.

Now that the holidays are over, and we’re fully into the swing of a new year, I will not become complacent. We don’t have the luxury of sliding slowly into a new year! We must pick a cause, and every day, get up and do something for it.

What’s your cause? The environment? Pissed that you’ll now have to pay $80/car to get into a National Park? Pissed that oil spilled on Native American lands—just as predicted?! Or are you pissed that women will no longer have access to contraception and birth control? Or that discrimination against our LGBTQ community is on the rise?

Get up. Do something.  No time to be mad or sad. It’s not too late to make a New Year’s Resolution! Channel your energy into productive action and make 2018 your best yet. If you want to do something but just don’t know what to do?!!!! Read my book, Douchebag Wisdom: Dealing with Donald Trump. Every chapter ends with a list of activities to take and organizations to join. And then join the #resistance!

Vote #2018 and of course #voteBLUE

#LimaBravo #loquaciouslima

Read more about the #GOPTaxScam here.

 

In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. day, an excerpt from my new book, Douchebag Wisdom: Dealing with Donald Trump, Chapter 3, DarthTrump: the Force Be Damned!

We Don’t Turn Off the Dark; We Turn On the Light

How do we stand against hate and bigotry? How do we expose the dark without ourselves being consumed?

We turn on the light.

“Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King Jr.*

It’s up to us; each one of us. We must turn on our own light and then shine that light on others. Marianne Williamson is my favorite spiritual leader. And wow, can that woman pray! She’s the leader of a love revival, SisterGiant. From her September 3, 2017 Facebook post:

“Dear God, Send legions of angels to all the leaders of the world. Heal their minds of thoughts of war and fill their hearts with thoughts of peace. May their emotions be calmed and their higher selves emerge. May wisdom and nobility and spiritual brilliance guide their every move, now and forever. And so it is. Amen. “
Marianne Williamson

See what I mean? But my favorite Marianne Williamson quote comes from her book A Return to Love. Take this passage to heart and indeed we’ll change the world.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Marianne Williamson

Are you ready? Because it’s time to liberate others.

We must keep focused on DarthTrump and we must turn on the light. Most everything Trump is doing—or undoing—with his streak of executive orders I am opposed to.

No! It is not ok to persecute immigrants. Give them a path to citizenship.
No! It is not ok to deny refugees entry to our country. Vet them and let them in.
No! It is not ok to turn back equality for our LGBTQ community. Discrimination is senseless.
No! It is not ok to take Medicaid away from the poor. That would be heartless and unhealthy for the economy.
No! It is not ok to build a wall. Talk to our neighbors like you’re a civilized human being.
No! It is not ok to cut funding to Vets. Put our money where your mouth is, help them.
No! It is not ok to deny women equal pay for equal work.
No! It is not ok to deny women access to birth control and family planning options.
No! It is not ok to frack the crap out of the land or pollute our waters.
No! It is not ok to shit on the Press, to verbally assault them or incite violence against them.
No! It is not okay to pick fights with foreign leaders.

And the list keeps going. But this is my list. You must have one of your own. What do you think is good versus evil? Now is the time to ask yourself. And now is the time to stand up and turn on YOUR light!

We must keep searching for and sharing the truth. But how can we break through DarthTrump’s onslaught of lies and lies and more lies via Twitter? Don’t be fooled by bragger or buffoonery and be willing to call out the Douchebaggery.

Hope you enjoyed the excerpt. Read more on Amazon’s a Look Inside. Check out the amazing art from artist, ZTDroc. Trump as movie villains. Lol, spot on.

Shine on!

#LimaBravo #LoquaciousLima
#douchebagwisdom

* (my apologies, I left off the “Jr.” in my book, I’ll fix all the typos soon)