Although Thanksgiving Day dates back to the Pilgrims, it didn’t become a national holiday until 1863 when America was in the midst of a bloody Civil War. Abraham Lincoln thought it might help to unify the country and it has been celebrated annually ever since.
An attitude of gratitude can do much to heal the country, but it also can heal the hurts that one inevitably suffers in this life and can make us healthier, happier and more successful. These are scientifically proven facts.
Most of you are familiar with the song “Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)” from the 1954 movie classic “White Christmas.” It begins,
“When, I’m worried and I can’t sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep and I fall asleep counting my blessings.”
These are not simply pretty lyrics. A 2011 study published in Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being found that spending just 15 minutes jotting down grateful sentiments before bed, helps one sleep better and longer. Better sleeps leads to better overall health and well being and more productivity. Continue reading “An Attitude of Gratitude”
Now that the election is over, we must address the elephant in the room — the issue Democrats seeking office avoided and most Republicans were afraid to discuss. We must address the migrant caravans making their way toward the United States determined to circumvent the normal entry process.
President Donald Trump was right to send troops to the border to prepare for those who are set to storm the border, shamelessly putting women and children on the front lines. The president is doing the right thing, but he has been put in a terrible position by activist judges and a do-nothing Congress. Continue reading “Lame-Duck GOP to Fix Immigration?”
It’s a little early for an in-depth analysis of the 2018 mid-terms. However, there are a few take-aways that are hard to miss. President Trump is a net-gain for Republicans and a force to be reckoned with for years to come.
Traditionally, the party with an incumbent president tends to lose 30 seats in the House and an average of four seats in the Senate. Although results are still trickling in, the Democrats’ gain in the House likely will be about average. Meanwhile, Republicans in the Senate beat the odds and will score an impressive pick-up courtesy of Mr. Trump.
While Democrats managed to retake the House of Representatives, their net-gain was far less than Republicans achieved in 2010 during Obama’s first mid-term. His party lost 63 House seats with voters angry over the passage of Obamacare.
Voters have short memories. Continue reading “The Takeaway from the 2018 Mid-Terms”
Recently, I was sitting in the waiting area of a famous medical facility in Phoenix, Arizona, and overheard two women discussing a recent debate between their candidates for the U.S. Senate, Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrstin Senima. These women were discussing things like which candidate was more persuasive, more forceful, seemed nicer and most sincere. In the end, their votes likely will center on personality.
I wanted to jump up and scream: “Don’t you realize that none of these things are important and the future of this country hangs in the balance!”
Sadly, most people still select their candidates the way a seven-year-old selects her Barbie Doll. The most attractive usually wins. When the candidates are equally attractive, or not at all attractive, it is about which one makes them feel more comfortable or would make the better friend. Continue reading “All You Need to Know before Voting in the Mid-Term Election”
It is laughable to suggest that Mexico should be the one to stop the caravans of migrant gatecrashers headed to the U.S. when we seem powerless to stop them ourselves. Get Serious! Mexico can’t seem to fix the potholes on the sidewalks of its major cities. Why should we expect this country to defend us?
It would be nice but it is a pipe dream, nothing more.
Cooperation is another story. We should expect, no insist, that Mexico cooperate with us as we attempt to corral these people and send them back to their countries of origin. The same cooperation should come from the other Central American countries that receive American largess. However, we should not expect any of these countries to do something we aren’t willing to do for ourselves. They simply do not have the manpower or resources that we do. Continue reading “Why Expect Mexico to Save Us? (We must Save Ourselves)”
It is rare to see three overrated, self-righteous, liberal divas fall from their vaulted platforms in the same week but in a short 36-hour span, Sunday morning to Monday afternoon, we witnessed such a trifecta.
I’ll take the easy one first: Stormy Daniels suing for defamation is a little like a skunk complaining of a bad smell. Seriously, how can someone defame this “porn star”? Her reputation was already in the toilet. Furthermore, calling someone who has explicit sex in front of a camera for money a “star” is defaming the celestial lights in the heavens.
The media also should be called out for continually referring to her alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump 12 years ago as an “affair.” By her own account there was only one illicit meeting between the two. A one-off tryst lasting no more than a couple of hours is really stretching it. Continue reading “The Self-Destruction of the Self-Righteous”
Many years ago I discovered a dirty little secret about left-wing ideologues in the Democratic Party. Yes, I know these terms are largely redundant. The few remaining Democrats who don’t fit that description are either political neophytes or hopeless optimists. They still believe the party line about protecting the poor and working class.
The dirty little secret is that when liberals don’t have an argument they can sell, rather than discuss policy, they call you names. “Racist” and “sexist” are two of the most overused.
Now, after the Kavanaugh debacle, they have been exposed. The liberals, who vowed to defeat this brilliant jurist no matter what the cost, have turned that argument back on themselves. They wanted — and still want — to convict Kavanaugh of sexual assault with no evidence simply because he is a white male. Continue reading “Look Who is Racist Now”