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No Appeasement – Impeach!

May we never forget that the soon-to-be impeached president of the United States of America incited a violent insurrection AND called for a mob hit on his own VP. To all Republicans that continue to make excuses for why it’s not necessary to impeach now, in the words of Joseph Welch: “At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”

Source: democraticunderground.com

The Emperor is Naked

I hardly slept last night, thinking about what we witnessed yesterday in D.C. It was all beyond unacceptable, it was and is disgusting. It could have been avoided entirely, and only a liar will say they did not see this coming from a mile away, we all saw it coming. Shame on the police for treating peaceful Black Lives Matter protestors like terrorists, and treating white domestic terrorists like protestors – putting our senators, Vice President, and our national security in jeopardy! Not only must Trump be removed from office and held accountable for this attempted coup, we must hold accountable senators, like Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, who, even now, continue to enable this treasonous and dangerous man.

Happy 100th Birthday, Vlado!

Born 23 November 1920, a toast to Vlado from the S-G – and me! Thank you to everyone who has contacted me with your fond memories of Vlado, I appreciate them all.

From New York to Gaza, 22 November 1960, birthday wishes from Vlado’s sister Olinka.

Not a birthday telegram, just a “confidential” message from Vlado’s mother to write home more often!

A birthday message and pep talk from big brother Vlado to his sister, sent late September 1960:

“However it may be, there’s no use fighting it or grumbling about what could be – just try to enjoy life as it comes and make every year of it – or every day, or every minute, – a memorable experience and adventure. Carpe diem! -“

Courage to the Optimists

From Helen Keller’s book, “Optimism”; published 1903

“I know what evil is. Once or twice I have wrestled with it, and for a time felt its chilling touch on my life; so I speak with knowledge when I say that evil is of no consequence, except as a sort of mental gymnastic. For the very reason that I have come in contact with it, I am more truly an optimist. I can say with conviction that the struggle which evil necessitates is one of the greatest blessings. It makes us strong, patient, helpful men and women. It lets us into the soul of things and teaches us that although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. My optimism, then, does not rest on the absence of evil, but on a glad belief in the preponderance of good and a willing effort always to cooperate with the good, that it may prevail. I try to increase the power God has given me to see the best in everything and every one, and make that Best a part of my life. The world is sown with good; but unless I turn my glad thoughts into practical living and till my own field, I cannot reap a kernel of the good.”

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“The test of all beliefs is their practical effect in life. If it be true that optimism compels the world forward, and pessimism retards it, then it is dangerous to propagate a pessimistic philosophy. One who believes that the pain in the world outweighs the joy, and expresses that unhappy conviction, only adds to the pain. … Life is a fair field, and the right will prosper if we stand by our guns.”

Let pessimism once take hold of the mind, and life is all topsy-turvy, all vanity and vexation of spirit. … If I regarded my life from the point of view of the pessimist, I should be undone. I should seek in vain for the light that does not visit my eyes and the music that does not ring in my ears. I should beg night and day and never be satisfied. I should sit apart in awful solitude, a prey to fear and despair. But since I consider it a duty to myself and to others to be happy, I escape a misery worse than any physical deprivation.”