On another note, my son has been throwing out some serious attitude lately. His electronics have been taken away from him and he's not a happy camper. I've been reading the book, Reset Your Child's Brain by Victoria L. Dunckley, MD and have been implementing some of the processes here in the home. It's basically like taking a heroin addict's drugs away, they don't like it. I'm going to do my best to remember it's going to get worse before it gets better and let it go. It's not easy though, moms, dads, you feeling me here?
There's a lot of negativity in the public eye right now. It's not good for us, for our children and for society as a whole. The President of this country never ceases to disappoint. Regarding the Florida high school shooting, his putting the blame on the teens, saying they should have done this and they should have done that, is blaming them. If the shooter didn't have a machine gun the mass murder wouldn't have happened, it's as simple as that. Anyone trying to make it more complicated than that needs to check themselves. The right to bear arms is in the constitution, but that law was put into place in the 1700's, when there were no machine guns or an organized police force by county to protect us. It's outdated and it needs to be updated, it's the year 2018, we good.
Is that military parade still in the works by the way? It seems to have fallen off his limited radar. I work for income all the time and part of my hard earned money goes to taxes, which I expect will be used to build new roads, bridges, tunnels, fixing street lights and that sort of thing. It looks like now they'll be sucked dry by a parade and a new refrigerator on Trump's airplane. Having a military parade is something you see only with insecure countries. Mussolini and Hitler are other examples of heads of states who also chose to have military parades. Not an ideal group of people to be lumped in with, they're just the only natural fits I can think of to compare.
If you ask Trump supporters what they think of the current administration they'll tell you they think it's great so far. It's mind-blowing and still slightly comical, as it keeps going on everyday, it's turning into the world's worst joke. In my own family are people who voted for Trump. We've done a pretty good job of tip-toeing around the subject, as our viewpoints are polar opposite. I had to sneak it in over the holidays though, because I'm just too curious of a person sometimes for my own good. Thankfully, they were gracious about it and we had a respectful engagement...
Me at Christmas dinner table: "So how do you think Trump is doing so far as President?"
My immediate family member: "I think he's doing a great job, a wonderful job. I mean aren't you happy with everything? Because of Trump's new tax plan you won't have to pay for college for your son when he's ready, as it'll be free in New York State."
Me: "What? (Bewilderment) I haven't heard that one. I'm surprised I haven't heard it, that doesn't sound right to me."
Later I did look it up though... They were right about one thing, there will be free college for New York students!! When my son is ready for college, it's a relief to know we have a free tuition option, AMAZING! My family member was wrong that it was Trump's new tax law that put it into place though. The Excelsior Scholarship is a New York State funded and created program (not federal), developed and put into action by NY Governor Andrew Cuomo. Trump had nothing to do with it. Governor Cuomo has credited Hillary Clinton for first conceiving of it. Cuomo was inspired by Clinton and Bernie Sanders, as they proposed free tuition on their Presidential campaign trails. (I remember that.)
The only thing Trump's new tax law will do for me in New York is raise my taxes $5,000 a year moving forward.
These days, everyone is political, mainly because we have to keep informed. In my opinion, there's a mad man running the office and who knows what he'll do. He has direct access to the nuclear arsenals, that's what scares me the most. New York is an obvious target. I long for the days when I would blog and the first thing to come to mind were thoughts of the weather, the universe, daydreams and even love. All that being said, I'm going to speak some truths next. If you don't think they are, feel free to let me know why you don't think so. I'm up for having peaceful, open dialogues..