No Way To Treat Our Friends …

Just another Drumpf appointee … what can anyone expect?
‘Richard Grenell is yet another slap in the face by Drumpf to our European allies, particularly Germany and its Chancellor Angela Merkel.’
… please, take a look!!

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grenellRichard Grenell is yet another slap in the face by Trump to our European allies, particularly Germany and its Chancellor Angela Merkel.  Before I delve into his most recent faux pas, let me tell you a bit about Mr. Grenell.

First, he was nominated to be the U.S. Ambassador to Germany by Donald Trump in October 2017, although he was not confirmed by the Senate until late April 2018.  Why, you may ask?  Because the democrats in the Senate had concerns over his fitness for the position.  Turns out, they were right to be concerned, but I will get to that in just a moment.

Grenell once served as an aide to John Bolton, the recently named national security advisor and a known warmonger famous for his desire to bomb both Iran and North Korea.  Grenell is also a contributor to Fox News.  As a spokesman for the U.S. mission…

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Roseanne, Samantha and Free Speech

From my dear friend, Filosofa’s Words … a very important topic!!
‘I simply had to share it with you, my friends, for Lindi Roze, blogging as Self Censored, has written the most thoughtful and thought-provoking piece on this topic that I have read. ‘
… thank you, Lindi Roze!!


Critique does not come easy for me.  I try to be careful but truthful with my words.  I don’t like to be rude.  I don’t want to hurt anyone.  I consider myself a moderate in many things.  I prefer to look at both sides of an issue, as I know that circumstances can appear different to each of us. We all have experiences that color our perception of the world around us.  I’m one of those who believes in “being nice to someone no matter what because you don’t know what they’ve been through.”  When there is a bizarre statement trending on social media, I try to look it up before I pass judgment or share inaccurate or misleading information.  I have voted for political candidates on both sides of the aisle, taking into consideration which person I feel is best for the job. That being said, when push comes…

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Puerto Rico …. “🇵🇷 Here We Come …. after Hurricane María 🇵🇷 …. Part One …. “!!

~~June 5, 2018~~ 


~Both of us were born in Puerto Rico~

Life throws plenty curve balls and both of us ended up living in Florida. We have made it an event and traveled to Puerto Rico at least once a year.

Last year’s trip was abruptly interrupted by Hurricane María. Almost 9 months went by before we were able to go back home.

Initially, we wanted to say away from the issues on the Island mostly to avoid interrupting rescue efforts. We didn’t want to be in the way of people’s needs, first responders, rescuers and workers.

There was no power (power hasn’t restored fully yet, as of this writing), the roads were impassable, communications were very limited. Rather than be in the way, we waited until some degree of normalcy had been attained in the Island.

We embarked on our trip on May 18 and returned May 29, 2018.

This is the longest we have been away from the home base in Florida.


~This trip had a two-fold Purpose~

We wanted to go back and see what Hurricane María had done to our piece of paradise.

My high school was celebrating our 50th graduation anniversary and we had never met before!!

Off we went.

I would like to share some photos with you. I will do so in parts … for ease of posting and to separate the areas that we visited. I hope you enjoy them!


~We flew with JetBlue from Orlando to San Juan~

Once we arrived at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, we had another leg to go. I knew that we were getting on a smaller plane … I called it a ‘kite’, ‘puddle jumper’.

An airport employee called it a ‘mosquito’.

I wasn’t expecting such a small plane!

Yet, here we were. The plane holds only 9 passengers. All the weight it taken into account. That includes your bags and every person’s who is on board.


Then again, I realized I was concerned more than needed. The flight went surprisingly well in spite of the fact that there were plenty clouds and there was a rain spell locally.



Located on the west coast of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez is home to historical sites, nature and wildlife preserves, and several colleges and universities.

Cape Air offers four flights from San Juan to Mayagüez daily.  

Fly Cape Air San Juan to Mayagüez.

Enjoy daily year-round flights between Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan and Eugenio María de Hostos Airport in Mayagüez.

This is the ‘plane’ … a Cessna 320

Takeoff from San Juan Airport


Off into the sunset .. to the West of the Island

Destination: Mayagüez

Our young, apparently quiet experienced pilot. 


A total of five passengers including myself!


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#WeAlllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress



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NYT Editorial: The Shame in Puerto Rico

I would correct the title of the post … there is no shame in Puerto Rico!!
The shame is on the governance of the mighty U.S. of A. … they don’t care, they never have and never will care about Puerto Rico!
They will use, abuse and squeeze it until there’s not one drop of blood coming out of their colony!!
The shame is on the American Master!!

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An Editorial from the New York Times.

It is eight months now since Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, leveling 70,000 homes and leaving 3.3 million people without power or water and the health care system in tatters. By any measure, the catastrophe was on a level with Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, two other storms that devastated large regions of America. But the response, as demonstrated most recently by a report that estimates the death toll as more than 70 times larger than the official one, has been slow and inadequate.

There are various reasons for that, including Puerto Rico’s distance from the United States mainland and local mismanagement, the latter exemplified by an infamous repair contract inexplicably granted soon after the hurricane to a Montana firm with two employees. The bankruptcy of the island has made federal legislators wary of how relief funds are disbursed. But the chief reason…

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Where Were You, Congressman???

My sentiments exactly .. . ‘I am writing to express my displeasure with your performance, or might I say ‘non’ performance over the past 17 months, and to remind you of two things: to whom you owe your allegiance and that there are mid-term elections on the horizon.’
I will be sending this letter to my representatives from Florida … count on it!!

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Dear Congressman ____________________,

I am writing to express my displeasure with your performance, or might I say ‘non’ performance over the past 17 months, and to remind you of two things:  to whom you owe your allegiance and that there are mid-term elections on the horizon.

Only this morning the head of the executive branch, the so-called ‘president’, declared himself to be above the law, to be by all appearances, a dictator rather than a president.  And where were you? For months now, Donald Trump has been destroying decades’ worth of international diplomacy.  Where was your voice?  Donald Trump has set back civil rights in this nation by at least a half-century, yet I did not hear your voice raised in objection when he called neo-Nazis and members of the KKK ‘very fine people’.  Last week, the man whose boots you have been licking called for the Department of Energy…

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Senator Merkley Tried To Tour Immigration Center With Children But Was Turned Away

THIS IS THE STORY HERE … “A U.S. Senator from Oregon was turned away from a detention center for migrant children, including those separated from their parents at the U.S. border under a new immigration policy.”
Now, what will be done about this?

Gronda Morin

According to a CNN News report, the democratic US Senator from Oregon Jeff Merkley’s office personnel had attempted to set up a time for the senator to tour a detention center for migrant children, including those separated from their parents, seeking asylum, at the U.S. border under a May 7, 2018 immigration policy.

Finally, he traveled to this detention center in Brownsville, Texas to see if he could gain entry to check out the facilities by showing up in person, but he was turned away. Senator Merkley said that as far as he knew, no independent observer has been allowed entry.

To check out how FOX TV covered this event see: Reckless’ Sen. Merkley ‘spreading blatant lies’ in failed attempt 

Image result for photos of migrant children being separated from parentsHere’s the rest of the story…

On June 4, 2018, Molly Olmstead of Slate penned the following report, “U.S. Senator Turned Away From Detention Center for Migrant Children”


“A U.S…

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