Tuesday, February 28, 2017

This is for personal reasons...

Today in History - #WeAreAllTexas - Siege of the Alamo: Day Six

Mexicans receive intelligence that 200 Texian reinforcements from Goliad are en route to the Alamo. 

The morale within the compound is high.

According to Mrs. Dickinson, Crockett took up a fiddle and challenged John McGregor, a Scot with bagpipes, to a contest of instruments.

You might be a hypocrite: "#WeAreAllTexas

By Ecklebob Chiselfritz

You have a wood privacy fence surrounding your backyard to keep people out, yet you object to fences that delineate the borders of countries?

And what's up with the chain link fence in front of your house? You say it is there to keep your dogs from running off, but aren't those hounds there to protect your family from strangers who want to invade your space contigo su permiso?

But, those iron bars on your doors and windows are a dead giveaway about how you really feel about people in general.

You don't want just anyone walking into your house.

You wouldn't have locks on your doors if you did.

Oval Office Hijinx: Bill Clinton Sells Soap in Israel

Hat Tip to@aggierican

 The Clinton/Lewinsky scandal inspired an Israeli detergent company's TV commercial. In the ad, the Lever Israel company boasts that its Biomat detergent can deal with the toughest stains, including, they say, those from "DNA material." The commercial shows two FBI agents on a mission to protect the president.

If You Could Read My Mind

Make Way for King Salami

It's Music Tuesday: Havin' A Party

Boogie With Stu

A Day In The Life

Good Morning: Angel of Dixie

Saturday, February 25, 2017

I will keep posting this vid until...

It gets the number hits I believe it deserves.
And I'm starting at 1,000,000

Jerkin' Crocus

Laredo (Live)

Play Guitar

Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys - Right Or Wrong

It's Cartoon Time: Daffy The Commando

Migrant Crisis: What to Expect in Spring

NBC News Using Children for Anti-Trump Propaganda

Friday, February 24, 2017

A Late Great Texan - Johnny Winter: Jumpin' Jack Flash (Live)

Uriah Heep - Stealin' (New Version)

Uriah Heep released the original version of this classic in 1973. Fourty years later they went back in the studio and recorded this version. It's damn good.

OutFreakingStanding: Bryan Ferry - All Along the Watchtower (Live)

Telephone Road

It's Drink O'Clock: If Drinking Dont Kill Me Her Memory Will

Kellyanne Conway Calls Feminists "Anti-Male" #CPAC2017

by Kim D.
President Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway discusses her success as the first "winning" female presidential campaign manager and views on feminism and its overwhelming message of negativity today.

Dana Loesch Delivers Powerful Speech at #CPAC2017

The NRA hit a home-run with the selection of Loesch as spokesperson. The entire speech is fantastic but her deliberate media slap around the 10-minute mark is priceless. Enjoy.

Ted Cruz Reveals Some Border News at #CPAC2017

by Kim D.

Despite a grueling and often divisive Republican primary, Texas Senator Ted Cruz continues to doggedly work with the strongest of conservative principles on behalf of the American people. Expect him to enthusiastically work with President Trump to keep the promises both espoused on the campaign trail, one of the most important being securing our nation's borders.

This past week the Senator has been home to Texas and spent time in McAllen, TX, which is part of the Rio Grande Valley Sector. There he visited with community leaders and joined the border agents on patrol. Today at CPAC, he shared some good news from this visit that our media won't dare report to the American people. Since inauguration day, illegal border crossings have dropped by 50%. Although border patrol agents could not confirm exactly why illegal crossings have declined, their assumption, based on common sense, is that the word is out that our government led by President Trump will be enforcing the law.

Check out the entire discussion with Senator Cruz and Mark Levin below:

Beware Trump! Witches Are Gonna HooDoo You #MagicResistance #WandsUpWitches

by Kim D.

Tonight, February 24th, at midnight, witches will gather for the first attempt to "bind Donald Trump and all those who abet him." This ritual is scheduled at midnight on "every waning crescent moon" until Trump is president no more (expect this to last at least 4 years). The more people who join in on the fun, the more powerful the spell will be, so all covens and solitary witches are asked to participate, live if possible on Facebook, Twitter, etc. 

If you've got magical skills and are interested in binding Trump, here's what you will need:

  • nasty photo of Donald Trump
  • a tower tarot card (which represents Trump tower)
  • the stub of an orange candle 
  • pin or small nail
  • white candle
  • small bowl of water
  • small bowl of salt
  • a feather
  • a lighter
  • an ashtray
The "hoodoo" sounds pretty simple. First write "Donald J. Trump" on the orange candle with the pin (or nail) then arrange all the other stuff in a quaint circle in front of you. Lean the tower card on something vertically then say a protection prayer to invoke a blessing from your spirit or deity of preference. 

Then begin the ritual which can be found HERE

If you've got no magical skills and would rather help make America great again, the tags #MagicResistance, #BindTrump, #SorcerousSolidarity, and #WandsUpWitches may provide trolling entertainment, especially when the crescent moon wanes.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

For the one I let get away

Maxine Waters Says the Darndest Things

#CNNLeaks: Project Veritas Releases Over 100 Hours of Audio From Inside CNN

Names, Tags, Numbers, Labels

by Angela K. Durden

Names, Tags, Numbers, Labels: Albert Hammond wrote the song with that title. [A YouTube video of Hammond singing it live is at the end. You’ll like it.] The Associationalso covered the song beautifully. I posted a tweet about one situation in which names and labels got a daycare chain in Texas in trouble. But was it really the local branch’s fault? Methinks not.

The Children’s Courtyard is owned and operated by Learning Care Group, the second largest for-profit early childhood educator in North America. According to their website, the company has over 18 thousand employees in 900 U.S.-based schools serving more than 130 thousand children from six weeks to 13 years. Hiring is handled at the corporate level.

And that is how Nancy Salem — a hater of Jews (a home-grown radical Islamist Muslim?) — got through the corporate hiring process in order to teach little kiddies of the good folks in Arlington, Texas. You see, Salem was more than likely hired because of the need for the company to make their numbers: The Diversity Numbers the Liberals in the Federal Gubment — in their infinite wisdom — have foisted upon businesses with 15 or more employees.

So Mizz Nancy shows up with her headscarf and corporate HR people immediately see a tag, a label, a number. “She fits these categories — tick-tick-tick. Hired!”
Obviously the background check didn’t happen. I mean, these days who doesn’t look at Twitter and Facebook and Instagram to find out if they’re dating or hiring a nut, right?
Isn’t everyone who wants to get hired and get lai— errr…entangeled romantically — told to watch what they put on their social media profiles because everybody is checking up on you?
Leave it to your Citizen Journalist to say it:
That is obviously an urban legend.
HR folks aren’t checking social media. If they were, how could they have missed the radical incitement of Nancy Salem’s “Let’s kill all the Jews” beliefs?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Ruh Roh, I'm late for Drink O'Clock: Working Class Hero

Veteran blasts Snowflake 'post-election stress disorder'

(I wish I could fly like) Superman

Michael Moore has 11 ideas to defeat Trump

by Kim D.

According to Michael Moore, if we follow his plan, Trump is "toast."

  1. Call Congress daily to bitch and moan.
  2. Harass Congressmen and Senators monthly - visit local offices.
  3. Create a personal rapid response team (5-20 members available at a moment's notice to protest).
  4. Join every lefty organization you can (Planned Parenthood, BLM, Democratic Socialists of America, etc).
  5. If you are a woman, march! Every day cuz vagina.
  6. Take over the Democrat party - again.
  7. Help form blue resistance regions  - any heavily blue area which will counter Trump policies - basically NY and CA.
  8. YOU must run for office - but only if you agree with Michael Moore and have done steps 1-7.
  9. Become the media - take to Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and rant 24/7.
  10. Join the Army of Comedy to mock Trump daily - but only if you can be as brilliant as SNL and Samantha Bee.
  11. Eat more donuts (okay, I added this one for fun because you know Mikey was eating a fistful while writing his though-provoking plan).
Moore already has some brain-dead sycophants willing to sign on . . . 

SWEDEN: Trump vs Media Lies! | Louder With Crowder

Good Morning: Is It True What They Say About Dixie?

Frederick Douglass: Dissent and higher purpose

by Angela K. Durden

Photo Credit
FREDERICK DOUGLASS “West India Emancipation” speech, 1857"

If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.

Frederick Douglass understood struggle and dissent must have a purpose. In other words, he knew one does not plow without following up with planting. He understood rain must come to water the seed. We now know lightning produces chemical changes plants need and the role the ocean’s roaring waters plays to benefit our shared home is still not fully appreciated.

Betterment of Mankind

From all we know of him, Douglass always struggled for betterment of mankind. He always dissented against those who used their power to line their pockets at the expense of human dignity and opportunity.
I dare say Frederick truly believed in the rightness of both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. That he worked to help all get to see the benefits of these documents speaks to his heart and his clear vision and forward-thinking actions.
At this point, I cannot imagine anyone disagrees with me. Here’s where those of a liberal mindset, radical feminists, and RINOs will disagree:
Frederick Douglass would not have liked any of those folks because they have only one purpose in their dissent: To pursue narrow ideology in order to grab power for their own person, at all costs, and no matter it hurts the vast majority. 
These same folks don’t even realize they are convenient tools of those who have a deeper and more evil agenda: To gut the power of the Constitution in order to destroy the freedoms it defends. Frederick Douglass most certainly would not have approved of an evil agenda. For a man who worked to expand minds, he also would not have approved of anyone who sought to keep them narrow.

Frederick Douglass would be called a traitor today

In other words, if Frederick Douglass were alive today many liberals and radical feminsts and RINOs who are recently quoting the man and hailing him as their hero, would be beating him in the streets when he dissented against them. Traitor! they would scream because he would be working to allow people to seek what the Declaration of Independence offers:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Liberals, radfems, and RINOs only want you to be happy according to how they define it.
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Liberals, radfems, and RINOs force unwilling consent and seek to destabilize then destroy the very foundation upon which the country is founded.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes;
Light and transient causes are rightly defined as anything motivated by whining political correctness.
and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
When evil becomes insufferable, one throws it off and replaces it with something that provides for future security. 

Here is the next sentence in the Declaration of Independence as we should understand it today:

Such has been the patient sufferance of Conservatives; and such is now the necessity which moves them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present Liberal Government which shall include the Deep State and the Shadow Government is a history of repeated injuries and wrongful or illegal encroachment, infringement, or seizure of rights and property, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over all Citizens of the United States.


If Frederick Douglass had a Twitter account, he’d be sharing #standfirm. How do we know?
Because that is what he did.

Lindsay Lohan cries "racial profiling"

The Financial Cost Of Illegal Immigrants To American Taxpayers

Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Shape You're In

It's Drink O'Clock: #NationalDrinkWineDay

Alone and Dying (Live)

Pretty Fly (For A White Guy) - Live

I Fought The Law (Live)

Workin' Man

Fake News Nazi Hunters

Encore: Pictures Of Matchstick Men


Blame It On Cain (Demo)

Cotton Jenny

Life imitates Twilight Zone (but worse)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017


Encore: Blood and Roses (Live)


Don't Cry For Me, Trump Or Mother Russia

By Ecklebob Chiselfritz

I look forward to the day when all of Americas democrats regardless of their race, creed, gender, STD and/or balance on their Food Stamp cards will find it in their hearts to hold hands and forgive Russia for abandoning Communism.

Call me a starry eyed dreamer.

Just don't call me late to Happy Hour.

Just Another Night (Live)

Good Rockin' Tonight

What’s better than government-provided wifi? Internet service that actually works!

Kredo Updates One America News on Iran's Actions

The Hashtag Wars

The Hashtag Wars were joined on February 13, 2017, when Meetup.com sent customers a highly-partisan political letter*. The #Resist email came with a splashy GIF hitting all the buzzwords that make caring liberals swoon: Education. Women’s Rights. Sustainability. Refugees. Healthcare. Equality. Human Rights. And Democracy.
Full disclosure: I am a Meetup member (five groups) and love the service. Because of Meetup I have been able to find people with similar interests in a host of topics that interest me, as well as see things near me I had no clue were available. Tis awesome. So, let me congratulate Meetup.com’s co-founders, Scott Heiferman (CEO) and Brendan McGovern (CFO), on the success of their idea.
To further emphasize the talent of their team, we come to the deployment of a brilliant ad campaign in disguise. This is said not to minimize the sincerity of motive in this recent rollout of the 1,000+ company-sponsored #Resist meetup groups, but to point out that it is brilliant because they now have a whole helluva lot of folks spreading the word about their service. Case in point: I am writing this article. From a capitalist point-of-view: Kudos, gentlemen. You couldn’t buy that many eyeballs. 
For those who don’t know, Meetup is a privately held company. Even if they weren’t and decided to run such a campaign, let me be clear in stating I believe in their right to take what stand they want. Their company was founded shortly after the 2001 terrorist attacks on U.S. soil on 9/11. If Meetup was truly living up to the vision that created the company, that is facilitating communication, they would also have created a hashtag for caring conservatives. Might I suggest the positiveness of #standfirm
I suggest the following verbiage for another group in The Hashtag Wars:
SECOND LETTER: Meetup has always served as an organizing platform for a wide range of political views, welcoming everyone from the Howard Deaniacs to the Tea Party. Meetup will always welcome people with different beliefs.
When the executive order to properly vet those who are let in to our national home was opposed by those who think holding hands and singing kumbaya will make evil stop, we felt a line was crossed.
At a time when it has become clear the very Constitution upon which our country was founded has been systematically attacked and weakened for over 50 years, we felt #standfirm would represent a call to action on behalf of Truth in the Sciences, Equal Opportunity and Freedom for all, access to a well-rounded Education, strong Human Rights support, and a sustained resistance of Terrorists — homegrown or otherwise.
Meetup exists to connect people so they create opportunity and make the world they want. We hope members take these Meetups forward to be powerful together.
*ORIGINAL FULL LETTER: Meetup has always served as an organizing platform for a wide range of political views, welcoming everyone from the Howard Deaniacs to the Tea Party. Meetup will always welcome people with different beliefs. But after the recent executive order aimed to block people on the basis of nationality and religion, a line was crossed. At a time when core democratic ideals feel under attack, we feel a duty to spark more civic participation. Last week, we created 1,000+ #Resist Meetup Groups to act as local hubs for actions on behalf of democracy, equality, human rights, social justice, and sustainability. Already 50,000+ people have joined. These #Resist Meetups are open to anyone who want to create a bright future that’s rich with opportunity and freedom for all. Meetup exists to connect people so they create opportunity and make the world they want. We hope members take these Meetups forward to be powerful together.
What is amiss with Meetup’s original letter above?
One: It assumes.
Two: It is negative.
Three: It divides.
Four: It is shortsighted.
Five: It weakens.
Let’s talk about refugees for a moment. There is a reason most refugees want to come to this country: It is to live with safety in a society built upon strong yet fair rules. They see less violence, more safety, and a capitalist economic system they can fit into to support their families.
For the most part, these folks don’t have that in their countries. Their wars are real, daily, and in the streets.
They come from countries with governments so corrupt they steal from and kill their own citizens with impunity. They want to leave behind, not only that government, but those abusive power-hungry people. Because of weakened borders those bad people follow the true refugees, setting up enclaves wherein they begin the abuse all over again but this time in a more successful country. In other words, they have more to steal and send back home.
Applying existing legal vetting procedures keeps disenfranchised refugees safer. Therefore, the new phrase in The Hastag Wars is — 

Tucker Carlson vs WaPo's Erik Wemple

Justin Trudeau Sucks at Feminism

Welcome to the Real World, JK Rowling

Monday, February 13, 2017

#mondaymotiviation - Well, unlike House/Senate Democrats I'm an adult now. So there is that.

And I didn't misspell motivation. Someone on Twitter did. So shut up.

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE! Ted Cruz and Gavin McInnes Guest | Louder With Crowder

Dear Sarah, It's Time for an Intervention

by Kim D.

Poor Sarah Silverman. She's one of these celebrities who screams for attention. Since she can't be heard on the big screen effectively, she's taken to Twitter to screech her political beliefs.  She was a Bernie Chick who tried to convince Sanders' supporters to back Hillary. Unfortunately, belittling the Bernie Bros didn't work that well:

Now that President Trump is beginning the quest to Make America Great Again, Sarah is livid. She's actually calling for a revolution, but chances are her contribution will just be spewing irrational thoughts on Twitter. She won't actually get her hands dirty in this process:
And now she's seeing swastikas everywhere?
Yes, it's time for her friends to intervene before it's straight-jacket time . . .

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Angel From the Coast

Nashville Cats (LIVE)


Three Little Pigs

Poor Little Fool

Femme Fatale

Two Girls

Do You Close Your Eyes

Do You Love Me?

Good Morning: Help

Canadian Politics for Americans

Friday, February 10, 2017

Ralph Peters Explains What the Bloody Conflict of the Civil War Can Teach Us Today

CNN: Calling Us "Fake News" Is Like Using "N-Word"

Schumer Flashback: The President 'Deserves His Choices' For Cabinet

Migrant sex attacks at West Edmonton Mall pool

Do We Really Need Pizza Wedding Registries?

by Kim D.

Pizza wedding registries?  Is this really something that we need?  Evidently Domino's Pizza thinks so and has created a gift giving option for couples deciding to tie the knot. The pizza giant offers many options:
  • Cater the Bachelorette Party ($60)
  • 2 a.m. Bachelor Party Feast ($60)
  • The Wedding Night ($25)
  • Dancing With My Slice ($100)
  • "One More Slice" Before "I Do" ($45)
  • Married but Chill ($15)
  • Thank You Card-a-Thon ($30)
  • Post-Honeymoon Adjustment to Real Life ($25)
  • An Excuse Not to Cook ($20)
  • Bust Out the Fine China ($25)
  • Low-Key Date Night ($30)
Probably the most useful would be the Card-a-Thon for when couples are cranking out thank you notes. But not everyone in on board with the idea:

6 Reasons Left Wing Protests are a Joke

When I Was Seventeen

3 Reasons Trump is Wrong to Oppose Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform

Good Morning: Outside the Lines

Thursday, February 9, 2017

CAUGHT: The Young Turks Advocate Violent Riots! | Louder With Crowder

Are You Gonna Buy Ivanka's Stuff or Grab Your Wallet?

by Kim D.

The tantrum brigade, led by awesome list maker Shannon Coulter, wants to dictate where you shop based on her tolerant beliefs. Click here for a list of businesses who offer Trump-free stuff and others who are "bravely" taking steps to support this cause. Coulter and her fascistic practices came to light when Nordstrom announced it was pulling the Ivanka Trump line, citing that it wasn't performing well. But was that the reason or did they cave to pressure from Grab Your Wallet harassment?

This, of course, provided the perfect opportunity for the President to weigh in on the subject . . .
 . . . which led to more screeching and ethics accusations? Can a President say anything that would reflect badly on an American business? (cough, cough, Obama's attack on coal country and oil and gas companies).

As a follow up to this debate, Kellyanne Conway when asked about the controversy of another Trump tweet responded with offering a advert for the brand telling Americans to go buy Ivanka's stuff. Cue the outrage brigade with more accusations of ethics violations:

Senator Ted Cruz Chats About Obummercare Debate with Larry O'Connor

Senator Tim Scott Shares His Hate Mail

by Kim D.

The tolerant left strikes again.
This is just a small sample of the tolerance - listen to Senator Tim Scott's response:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

It's Drink O'Clock: Lets Talk Dirty In Hawaiian

I Asked - You Voted #CNNDebateNight

by Kim D.

It was a simple question . . .
The results so far were predictable for a Twitter poll. We've got an 80/20 decision thus far with Cruz way in the lead which prompted me to ask Bernie voters why they felt he won with primarily emotional appeals.  One was brave enough to answer:

Hmmmm . . . what do you think?

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Bill Whittle: Warning Against the Rise of Fascism

Get Ready to Rumble! Cruz V. Sanders on #ObamaCare - #CNN Townhall Tonight

by Kim D.

Jump to the fake news outlet at 9 pm (EST) tonight and watch Senators Cruz and Sanders battle over the future of Obummercare!

TYT's Shaun King Super Bowl/Trump Meltdown! | Louder With Crowder

#Media fail - #Bathrobegate

by Kim D.

Last night I was trying to settle down and get to bed early and unfortunately checked my Twitter feed which is never a good idea. I kept seeing pictures tweeted of Donald Trump at various stages in his life posing in a bathrobe. A WTF moment and one I felt compelled to understand.

Long story short, the New York Times did a piece on the bumbling of the Trump administration in which it claimed that after a long hard day, Trump retreats to his private residence in the White House where he tweets in his bathrobe while watching TV, or something like that. In response, Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary, hit back at the Times expressing that the story had "blatant factual errors" while claiming the President doesn't wear a bathrobe and doesn't even own one.

This prompted those in the media to jump on Google and type Donald Trump and bathrobe, tweeting their finds with glee. Yes Donald Trump has worn a bathrobe and chances are good he still owns one.
Brilliant journalism!  The best thing that has come from #Bathrobegate is a new Twitter account to parody the ridiculousness of it all.

Weekend Winner - Melissa McCarthy

by Kim D.

This past weekend, comedienne Melissa McCarthy proved you can be uber political and an environment hack and still be funny.  Saturday Night Live has been tanking in the comedy department for generations but leave it to McCarthy to show up and inject the right antidote to make America laugh again. It doesn't matter where you fall on the political spectrum, this skit mocking Sean Spicer is hilarious, especially the pictorial explanation of the role Steve Bannon holds in the Trump administration.

Following this home run, McCarthy shined in a Kia Super Bowl ad on Sunday as an eco-warrior on a mission to save the planet. From being flung by a whale to being chased by a rhinoceros, she showed you can push a controversial message when you take a light-hearted approach.

Why the Democratic Party has no future

84 Lumber Super Bowl Ad - PARODY REMIX - Illegal Immigration Commercial

Oops...Krazy Kat Lady Nancy Pelosi Refers to President Trump as President Bush

Monday, February 6, 2017

Day After Day

So It Goes

It's a Virtual Life

'Lone Survivor' Marcus Luttrell Shows Ainsley Earhardt Around His Ranch

Another Anti-Trump Celebrity Video

Harridan or Sex Kitten? Oh, the pressure!

by Angela Durden

Harridan or sex kitten, or something else? Throughout my life many have categorized me. This categorization always follows the same pattern. “You’re exactly this, Angela,” they say. For various reasons — and for many years — I twisted myself into everything I wasn’t. 

Every now and then, when the real Angela would peek through, I would become often hated, always despised. Of course, the question was why? Why could these people show themselves for what they really were and I accepted them, but they could not do the same for me? I struggled with that question for many years. 

Eventually — after watching and thinking and comparing all the many different types of friends from every background, religion, and economic strata you can name — I made an astounding discovery. The problem wasn’t me. The problem was them. Specifically…they were intolerant, limited in their ability to cope with differences of others. Especially when those differences made them have to think. Have to accept. Have to tolerate. In my case, these people did not accept or tolerate me. They cut me out of their lives to avoid thinking.

Narrow and closed.

Even more astounding to me, and brought home with huge force during 2016 and on into 2017, is how many self-proclaimed tolerant people their are who aren’t so tolerant. Found on both sides of whatever aisle they happen to be standing, they make the assumption that because I am their friend, I agree with everything they believe.
Thus I’ve been called Liberal, Conservative, and a Nazi.
I’ve been called a Gun Nut and a Radical Feminist.
I’ve been called a teasing sex kitten and a frigid bitch.
With a righteous sniff, I am condemned and dismissed in toto by those whose worlds are so narrow and minds so closed they cannot see the big picture that is me.

Here’s the pressure these days.

Someone recently said our Facebook timelines must be vastly different. He asked if I what I wrote was a straw man. In other words, was I lying? Was I reporting as fact something about my timeline that didn’t really happen? My reply was that straw-man tactics were useless to me because the reality is so much more fun. “Fair enough,” he said.
The pressure to remain true to myself is even greater these days. When business is at stake especially. That was brought home to me today when I posted on Facebook about a show I was going to be performing in. It’s called marketing. Another performer, who until today was quite happy to be in my presence, posted he would be sure to be somewhere else where “real American values” will be.
And so yet another box-loving person will punish me for not having fit into the mold he’d chosen. Yet I can double-guar-OH!-damn-tee-ya that if I had said I would not come to his show simply because I disagreed with him, why the hounds of hell would be loosed.

Citizen Journalist at your service.

So I report. I ask questions. I dig. I don’t always get it right. But I don’t quit. And I don’t give up in my search for accuracy and truth. I do it through my writing. Articles. Songs. Books. Even what I write for customers must be true.
If that bothers anybody.
If that takes business away from me.
Then so be it.