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Oh Brothers, Where Art Thou?

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My sister has breast cancer.

While Republicans were meeting in closed door sessions with Speaker Ryan and Donald Trump, trying to figure out a way to gut health care for Americans, my sister was undergoing the genetic testing for the BRCA gene. The test costs $4,000. We aren’t sure yet if her insurance will cover the test or not.

We need the answer to the test because my aunt and my uncle have had breast cancer. Since they are siblings that throws my sister into the high risk category for the BRCA. If her insurance pays for the test, and the test confirms the family for BRCA, that affects me, my brother, all of our children and our cousins and their children. read more

Gold Star Families: Making a President Look More Presidential

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There are these documents most every Gold Star family has stashed somewhere. The signatures on those documents change from era to era, but the White House seal, it stays the same. The ones I have are over 50 years old now. They belonged to my mother but she passed them on to me – the document keeper of the family.

There’s the Regret-to-Inform telegram confirming that Staff Sgt. David P. Spears was KIA on July 24, 1966. read more

About that FBI Dossier

enemy Things to keep in mind: 1. The FBI Dossier on Trump is unverifiable. It wouldn’t hold up in court. 2. Unverifiable is not the same as untrue.

3. This is not the same as a Birther movement. That was a conspiracy theory created by Trump to discredit O. This information is coming from the highest intelligence agencies in our nation and from a spy in Great Britain. That’s not made up. That’s not conspiracy. That’s factual. read more

GET OUT THE VOTE

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Vote. People died fighting for that right. Don’t waste their bloodshed. Quit your whining & Vote.  This isn’t a popularity contest. You don’t have to “Like” the people you elect. You have to elect people who can run the country, who won’t heedlessly send our soldiers into war.

dads-casketVote. It’s not just your right – it’s your obligation. Vote. read more

Somebody Else’s Sacrifice

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Refugees fleeing Mosul

Yes, I watched the last debate. You knew I would. I get why people don’t, especially those who have voted already. And, no, watching the final debate didn’t change my vote. I doubt it changed yours, either.

If you didn’t like Hillary before, you aren’t going to like her any more now.

And if you didn’t like Trump before, you likely detest him by now.

Count me among those who have no respect for Trump. I’m not going to try and change your mind about your vote one way or another, but I do want to explain this thing that Trump does that drives me over the edge of raving mad. read more