A Stellar Week for the U.S. Government

This past stellar week for the U.S. Government (January30-Febuary3):

  • Trump conveniently failed to mention his escalating war of words with and threat to send troops to Mexico.

  • A disastrous phone call with the Australian prime minister.

  • Embarrassing behavior at the National Prayer Breakfast, in which he asked attending clergy to pray for improved Celebrity Apprentice ratings

  • Congressional investigations are brewing regarding Russian interference in American elections., which Trump has dismissed, in favor of pursuing a cozier relationship with Vladimir Putin.

  • Federal Judge Stays Trump Travel Order, But Many Visas Already Revoked

I’m sure that I have missed quite a few things….


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Just an Update on January 19th

It’s probably not surprising to anyone that I will not be watching any of the events in DC this weekend. Not the good, not the bad, not even the ugly.

From the entertainment line-up, I cannot imagine a more boring waste of time.
Just stayoungpoperted watching The Young Pope on HBO this week; what a timely show. The main character (the pope) reminds me of our incoming president in many ways except in intelligence. The young pope would win in that arena.


I will continue to monitor the news during the week. I must remember the saying, “think globally and act locally”.

Our pilot at the Studio is coming along very nicely. We are having our last big shoot on Saturday, the “Support Group” scene. It will be very interesting — A great group of talent.

I am renewing my interest in wellness and joined Doterra as a wellness advocate. It’s going to be smelling very good around both the condo and the Studio. As President Obama said, “we’re going to be okay.”



Merry Christmas

A lot of water has gone under the bridge since my last post. We have a whole new reality. Watching a video from John Lennon helped me remember that things don’t change much. Hard to believ that we are all the same species at times however, we do need to have compassion for those whose chose not to touch the Monolith. Love and Peace are the most important things in the Universe.  Christ and many other prophets have stated this. How often we forget.

I wish you love and peace throughout this Season and 2017. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanakkah.

My Truths

  1. I am not a liberal, conservative or a centrist. I reject being labeled and choose critical thinking. I will not let others think for me. (Definition: I either accept, reject or choose to think more about the subject)
  2. I am not here just to entertain you. I am a thinking artist.
  1. I despise misogyny. If you think of me as “the other” you do not exist to me.
  1. It is important to take care of all the children, our disabled and our elderly.
  1. Both Women and Men have the right to what is done to their body. That includes the right to an abortion and the right to die with dignity.
  1. I believe and know that a person should be able to choose whom they love and/or marry. This is not even debatable to me.
  1. I believe and know that a person should be able to choose what religion or lack of religion they want to follow as long as it does not impede on another person’s right to practice their chosen religion or lack of religion.
  1. Human Beings are the stewards of this planet. We are responsible for it’s health and wellbeing. Destroy it and you destroy us.
  1. I honor The Constitution of the United States, its Amendments and its judicial interpretations.
  1. I think that all public restrooms should give privacy and we should do away with public urinals.
  1. A living wage is a Human Right.
  1. Healthcare is a Human Right.
  1. Parental/Family leave is a Human Right.
  1. War makes the rich richer.
  1. Diplomacy is important. We are all connected as a species. Many tribes but one people.
  1. Artist should be honored while they are alive and the best considered “National Treasures”
  1. Through the exploration and colonization of Space we ensure the survival of our species. Science Fiction is a foundation of Science Fact.
  1. Faith and Science are not exclusive of the other.
  1. Opinions not based on facts are opinions not facts.
  1. The Best and the Brightest do not run for political office. They serve in boardrooms. They build electric cars. They build spaceships.  They run planetariums. They teach. They adjudicate. They build desalinization plants. They don’t spend their time mediating BS.



Will They be Used?

I have been reading of Detention Camps built by Halliburton. There are from 600 to 800 scattered around the U.S. and Hawaii that are built for foreign nationals with the understanding that they would be used for them and not the American Public.

It would take an Executive Order and the Declaration of Marshall Law in order to use them. They are empty right now but maintained and ready for a National Emergency under the auspices of FEMA.

HR 465 is the National Emergency Centers Establishment Act and I read conflicting articles on whether or not it passed.

From the resources I read, these camps have been around for about 10 years. The mainstream news does not talk about them for obvious reasons. Below are some links I read. I try to only read the reliable ones. I don’t like conspiracy theories either. This is different. We used them in WWII. The elected administration is talking about rounding up those from the Middle East and Mexico. I just don’t know.japaneseintern

Scary stuff.










Our First Immigrant First Lady

I went researching to find out more about this woman who is the first immigrant First Lady since Louisa Adams, though Louisa Adams doesn’t really count, as her father was an American, and from a politically connected family that hopped back and forth between England and its newly liberated colonies.

Louisa Adams played the harp, wrote satirical dramas, and raised silkworms. (She also survived fourteen pregnancies, including nine miscarriages and a stillbirth.) Melania Trump’s hobbies, she told People, include Pilates and reading magazines.

I personally don’t mind the nude photo shoots that people have been throwing at the public. I don’t mind that she cheated on her visa under the H-1B program. She is a braggart as her  husband about her wealth and refers to him as a grown child dismissing his comments as “boy talk”. Her family is treated like the hired help to bring up “little Donald”.

What I do object to is that she is so submissive and doesn’t even pretend to be a role model for not only us but our daughters as well. I would not want any grandson of mine aspiring to be the bully her husband is. She doesn’t represent what I would like our children to aspire and absolutely doesn’t represent me.

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