A Memorial Day 2020 Letter to Civilians

A Memorial Day 2020 Letter to Civilians
A Memorial Day 2020 Letter to Civilians Dear Civilian, This may be the strangest Memorial Day in memory for most people but in some ways, it is the most appropriately symbolic for Gold Star families. People frequently ask what Gold Star means, and while it saddens us they don’t know, it is easy to answer:... Read more »

Unemployment Rates Reach 10%! That right there is FAKE NEWS.

10% of Americans have applied for unemployment benefits as a temporary measure due to closures of businesses over Covid-19. This is different than 10% of jobs having gone away, as was the case in the past, and is the real definition of unemployment. This administration acted preemptively and every working American who earns less than... Read more »

Covid-19 Corona Virus Common Sense

Covid-19 Corona Virus Common Sense
On the one hand, it seems everyone is collectively loosing their minds, stockpiling toilet paper and acting like the world is about to end. On the other hand, people are complaining the mass hysteria is completely unjustified and this novel virus is no big deal. In both cases, the conspiracy theorists are in high gear.... Read more »
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How Hating Trump Makes You An Accessory To Terror

How Hating Trump Makes You An Accessory To Terror
Your hating Trump makes you an accessory to terror. Does that sentence make you uncomfortable? Probably not, because you think the accusation is ridiculous and doesn’t apply to you. Read on, dear Trump haters and never-Trumpers, and see how your words and actions supply the justification for that sentence. You hate Trump. You’re publicly pleading... Read more »

Why Iran Is Our Enemy

Why Iran Is Our Enemy
Iran is our enemy. Long before the first Gulf War, even before the taking of the American Embassy in 1979, Iran has been our enemy. If you want to try to justify their hatred of us for the US support of the Shah fifty years ago, you’re not going far back enough in history. And... Read more »

You Hate Trump

You Hate Trump
I get it. You hate Trump and all you believe he stands for. You even let that hate seep over onto those you deem to be his supporters. Guess what? Lots of people don’t “support Trump”, they support America defined as the opposite of Soleimani and all he represented. But we’ll get back to that.... Read more »
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First Responders Happy New Years

Fred Waller, Chicago Police Chief of Patrol has announced how the city plans to handle the crowds for this year’s two fire works displays and the hundreds of thousands who will come to downtown Chicago to ring in the New Year. Some of the additional 1,300 officers will be at the River Walk and Navy... Read more »

This Is The Journey of Grief

I have a new friend. Actually, she is my sister that I simply hadn’t met before. She is a little younger than me in human years, but she is a newborn in grief years, which is a whole different way to measure time. We are born into grief, screaming, kicking, crying. We left the safe... Read more »

Today You Would Be 30

Today You Would Be 30
Today you would be 30 years old. Thirty years old. I can’t believe it. I wonder who you would have become, if you’d be married, if you’d have children of your own. You were still just a kid, just becoming an adult. You had kid dreams of what you were going to do, like get... Read more »
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Happy Independence Day America

Happy Independence Day America
Independence Day, the 4th of July, the 243rd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Two hundred and forty-three years ago, men of privilege and of wealth risked all they had, their very lives so that they, their children and their children’s children could be free of tyranny, of oppression, of taxation without... Read more »
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    Born and bred in Chicago, now living in the wilds of far suburbia. I'm the Gold Star Mother of PFC Andrew Meari, KIA 11/1/10 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. I am far from a party line Republican as my views are generally politically conservative and but socially liberal. I don't like labels or boxes as the former is insufficient to describe a person and the latter limits a person. I believe in this country, our Constitution and above all, in the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I believe our government is supposed to serve the people, not tell them how to live. To me, this is just common sense but since it seems to be a minority opinion, it has become "Uncommon Sense".

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