Some of the parks are finally opening in Michigan. They are only open a few hours a day, for a few days a week for now. I personally think this is horrible but as one of many captors I am grateful for any reprieve right now. I’m sure it’s only a matter of time for them to “ramp up” the lockdowns again until their agenda of a global socialist regime becomes the norm. Anyone fighting them now? Not many. Most are too “conditioned.”
I’ve been out a few times now with my camera. Snapping shots of whatever catches my eye. I think I missed most of the water lilies for now. It was a beautiful view across the lake when these shots were taken. There are more people than I usually see since we all have such a short window of time in which to enjoy this park.
The first day there were excited wildlife running all around. Not sure they enjoyed all the human intrusion after many months of being free from our species. I think this chipmunk was running to tell his friends of the impending invasion.
The gardens were not up to the normal standards due to their annuals being planted much later than they should have been. There were a few perennials to see but the woods were beautiful! I didn’t take the full drive this time because of increased pedestrian traffic. It was my understanding that the trails were open & normally this is where the foot traffic is so the cars are not impeded.
Sorry for the redundancy, but I do love Japanese Iris!
Praying everyone is doing OK in these very difficult & challenging times. God bless you all. Peace out.
That we are being held prisoners in our once free nation when one of my grandfathers X8 fought in the “War of Independence” & won until the rise of the fascist New World Order or what is laughingly called Democratic socialism. Wouldn’t it be weird that my family has to fight once again for this guaranteed freedom?
NO….it wouldn’t, it shouldn’t have to happen. You can’t just waltz into a country, run for office & cheat your way in for the sole purpose of destroying it from the inside. We have laws set in place preventing this nonsense….so why the crickets? Why are so many in our countries courts & government offices OK with this?
I applaud & support all who are defying illegal “hide under the bed orders” from the petty Democratic socialist tyrants in various states in America & anywhere around the world. Democratic socialism is fascist, not liberal as they claim to be. We will all be breaking free & I’m sure those behind this first act of bio-terrorism against the people will ramp up their ways to infect.
The fact that they are media supported in one of the most dangerous, diabolical acts to force unsafe vaccines on the public is beyond outrageous. It will be stopped & all involved in this very evil idea will pay for this kind of reckless & dangerous plan against the masses. There are way more of us than there are of them. It would be a great idea if they would remember this. Their contempt for the people is no longer hidden & many really do feel “above the law.” The false accusation they throw at their victims when they dare to defend themselves against their treachery.
I want to share a very good post from Tucker Carlson. I don’t watch news much but I know he is on Fox News & has a very realistic & fair idea about things. Apparently being rational & fair is now labeled “conservative.” It’s not conservative to be sane & ordered. Shows you who the haters of these types of decent folk really are. For those who are media lovers, I’m sure this post will “trigger” you. My apologies.
“I’m sorry but anyone that thinks that social distancing is a good idea for the next few years, actually wants to be micro-chipped or thinks that a “benevolent” dictatorship is for the good of humanity, I don’t want to give that point of view any of my energy.
I am a free Human Being and if you want to stay home, stay home. That’s your sovereign right to choose.
If you want to wear a mask, wear a mask. That’s your sovereign right to choose.
If you want to avoid large crowds, avoid large crowds. That’s your sovereign right to choose
I am not required to descend into poverty for YOU.
I am not required to abstain from human contact for YOU.
I refuse to participate in “quarantine life” until there’s an unsafe, untested vaccine released in eighteen months.
I refuse to receive said vaccine to make others feel more safe. That’s my sovereign right to choose!
If you’re convinced the vaccine is safe and effective, you can get it yourself.
Some of you are allowing fear and policies devoid of scientifically accurate data to destroy the country you live in and ruin your life.
We have a constitutional right to take risks. Life is full of bacteria and viruses, many of which spread before symptoms manifest and after they subside.
We have a sovereign right to receive OR refuse vaccines.
The data was inaccurate at best; purposely overblown to justify government overreaction at worst.
Stop allowing the government to destroy:
The food supply
Access to healthcare
Our mental health & freedom
When the “new normal” is filled with starvation, depression, suicide, child abuse, domestic violence, imprisonment, governmental spying, and pure DESPERATION, the “virus” is going to look preferable to the world you helped facilitate.
I’m going to turn this around on people from now on. Those that say I’m (or anyone that supports this) putting money over lives by wanting the country back open for business…
–YOU don’t care about the people that will kill themselves out of hopelessness
–YOU don’t care about small businesses that’ll close their doors (THEIR LIVELIHOOD) permanently
–YOU don’t care about the children/women/men that’ll be victims of domestic abuse
–YOU don’t care about people defaulting on their mortgages
–YOU don’t care about bills going unpaid by families with ZERO income right now
–YOU don’t care about people wondering where their next meal will come from
–YOU don’t care about the people that’ll lose their sobriety and slip back into alcoholism
–YOU don’t care about the people that will starve
–YOU support the inevitable looting that’ll take place
–YOU don’t care about anyone that’s murdered the longer this shut down goes on
–YOU don’t care about people’s mental health
–YOU don’t care about the children that DO need teachers and educators to guild & educate them
–YOU don’t care about the economy crashing down around us
–YOU DON’T CARE.
–YOU love your shackles
–YOU are pathetic, begging your leaders for MORE shut down and MORE regulations and MORE handouts
I will NOT tolerate another person telling me that I don’t care about lives.
I care about the situation in its entirety.
But YOU don’t care about any of that so…
YOU stay home.
YOU wear a mask.
YOU live in fear. I on the other hand will not. As is my sovereign right to choose NOT TO.”
Our Democratic socialist governor in Michigan Gretchen Whitless, has decided to again extend our sentence until at least June 12. This is outrageous & out of the question. We need an Executive Order to demand our Constitutional rights be enforced & these petty, ugly tyrants be shown the door.
I was so much in love with Herman of the Herman’s Hermit’s when I was 14. I wrote him a love letter when I was only 13. Probably went something like “I love you, please wait for me” since I had never even kissed a boy & was just out of my training bra.
By the next year Herman’s Hermits were coming to Detroit in concert. I just had to meet Herman. I broke out in an excited sweat when I saw that there was to be a press conference for the Hermits consisting mostly of school kids interviewing them for their school newspaper before their concert to which my friend & I were attending. I begged my grams, who worked for the Editor at the Detroit Free Press, to talk to Loraine Alterman a reporter for their teen/entertainment page to see if she could get me into that venue. I used to go down to the paper during summer vacation once in a while & met various photographers & reporters. It was so exciting.
Loraine not only got me in, but let me write a byline about the experience for their page by posting it as a “letter.” She was great & such a sweet person too, always smiling. She ended up writing for Rolling Stone which is where she met her future husband Peter Boyle in 1977 til his death in 2006. He was a wonderful actor & must have been a great guy too. Supposedly John Lennon was their best man at the wedding. Small world. I used to hang with someone that John got released from jail many years ago, as well Yoko Ono was one of my first followers, coincidentally, on Twitter years ago when I only posted my art & photography.
Man…name dropping like hell right now but it really is a small world.
Fast forward 40 years… I hear that Peter Noone was going to be the headline at the Dearborn Homecoming, which is what they call their summer festival. I knew he might want some of the photos I had of the group so I decid to go up there before the show one hot August night. I was dressed like a sweaty slob & no makeup & told someone at the stage I wanted to drop off the photos for Peter so I could just go home to my air conditioning.
You know how badly the thrill was gone for me to do that? If I was in my right “fan-girl” mind I would have put on my nicest outfit, fixed my hair & done my makeup but no. I just go over to “drop off some photos with one of his people.” So I get there my plan all set & his stage hand says…”NO…stay for the show & give it to him yourself afterwards. So I stay for the show & thoroughly enjoyed it too, but it might have been the heat stroke.
Peter was prepared for autographs & a meet & greet with his fans behind a table that I soon approached with my folder of 8 X 10’s which I told him I wanted him to have. He was in a hurry, opened the folder & started to sign his autograph “Herman” for me. I stopped him saying “no these are for you to keep.” He said that he appreciated it but asked if I could send them digitally to him instead so he wrote his email address on the folder, which I still have because after all it’s still an autograph. The next day I emailed the photos & he thanked me & that was that.
Now if I was still a “fan-girl” how great would that be to have your crush’s personal email address! I was laughing to myself thinking OMG, what I wouldn’t have given for this kind of access to him 40 years ago. I actually thought he’d gotten better looking as he matured.
Hope you enjoy a song that he & his daughter Natalie sing every year at the UK Unity Telethon called “The Angels Are Crying in Heaven Tonight.” The refrain states that the angels are crying because they can’t understand why we can’t find the light. I can’t either.
May is normally my favorite month. This year I am “sweltering” in place as ordered & only go out when I need to so far. If my governor extends this any further than the end of May, I will be among the next group protesting & by then there will be many.
In the mean time I will try not to bitch though this is a screen capture of my post on Facebook today. When I took early retirement I moved to a small town in the middle of a nice tourist area of Michigan with lots of lakes in the Irish Hills. This “lockdown” is not working out for me. For any of us.
Meanwhile I found this Very appropriate poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Remember that God works in mysterious ways & is not mocked. Also remember that “Karma is a patient gangsta’!” Don’t fear. It effects God’s power working in you.
Have a blessed evening. Remember to pray & never give up. The people have always had the power in love. Love & Faith can move mountains.
OK…..still trying to process the diabolical global issues going on today. When the smoke clears will Amazon be the only retail company that exists? We won’t let it come to this.
Right now the least of my worries in my world and I’m sick of crying.
I think I cracked a tooth, (crown) again. This time on roasted cauliflower of all things. So luckily my Dentist is still allowed to see emergency patients as needed. Left a message late yesterday after the office closed. Will have to watch what & how I eat til I can get in there. Hopefully on Monday.
There was a set back with one of my distant relative’s premature twins yesterday. After finally coming home after 4 months of surgeries & treatments, she was taken back for brain surgery again. Praying for this sweet little girl.
I want to get my car looked at again for a few minor repairs. Everything is such turmoil & trouble added to the our normal problems. This is not right. We don’t deserve to be endangered or treated badly under the guise of “helping” us. The government helps no one but themselves. The way they have responded to this “plandemic ” is the opposite of what we should be doing to keep our immune systems healthy according to what I know & what some are posting on videos that keep being taken down for “false information.”
I am very concerned with long term effects for everyone that is currently being held hostage. I still haven’t developed the Stockholm Syndrome they hoped for. If the economy tanks, so do many of us. The only people not adversely effected are the very ones creating all the rules & regulations causing the world’s problems. This is not acceptable.
Many Doctors & nurses are speaking out about the dangerous & foolish procedures they are told to do with covid-19 patients but are kept silent by the mainstream media as usual. Every time they wish to make others look like conspiracy theorists, all they have to do is discount their ideas & make sure no one hears what is really going on. The fact that some of these politicians propose “taking people out of their own homes” to a place to be treated is not only foolish but illegal & dangerous for many reasons. They didn’t say send your loved ones to a hospital but said they wished to assign a “task force” to find & remove the ill. That kind of intrusion is not warranted except for extreme cases of elderly that live alone with no family.
We always said “Remember the Holocaust” for years because if you don’t you are in danger of the next power hungry fools doing the same thing, as they are right now. Evil always appears to have a legitimate reason for their abominable acts or most wouldn’t go along with it.
It’s important to remember that “terrorizing” has always been an important tool for evil to coerce or control others. This time the terror threat is not directly aimed at you or you would fight against them. This time the “terrorist” is using something to terrorize you with so they can use your fear to control you without looking like the bad guys.
If that’s even an option for you. Life is fragile & fleeting & the future of our entire world has never been more unpredictable.
The same people that have been promoting abortion for many years are the same people who won’t let you see your mom this year.
I am going to forgo the usual political bitch fest and post some vintage pictures of my mother today beginning with the youngest to her becoming a mother. I’m the oldest of 6 children, all with the same father if you can believe that. That used to be a thing. Getting married & having children & staying married to the same man, for better or worse.
Guess which one it usually was?
Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers. Being a mother has been the most joyful & fulfilling experience of my life. Where there is love, children are a blessing.
Hope your day is great even if you can’t be with your child this year for one reason or another.
I feel the need to post some disturbing developments & information that has come to me attention earlier today. I would like to post something fun or amusing or even hopeful but I won’t lie to folks.
The only laughs I have had today was going on some Facebook pages I follow for their sometimes off color or radical humor like “Funny AsShit.” Also videos on youtube that offer political humor as well as cute animals or music to pass the time. Never mind that I have hundreds of shows/movies on DVD’s I never watch. I’m partial to “Psych” episodes & just found a very cute BBC children’s show called “Young Dracula” on PlutoTV. Great cast, especially Keith-Lee Castle playing the Count, a single father of two. Never heard of him before this, but he & the entire cast are fabulous. Not sure why so much talent is buried in our world meanwhile the usual suspects are paid the big bucks to further agendas for their mainstream bosses.
So I see this First think on Facebook today. Someone shared it with me. I am sorry if this is upsetting to some but this is the reality we currently face & we have to do something about it. Be safe, but don’t be complacent when the current “powers that be” tell you to do something foolish or not helpful.
<<<During the Holocaust, they convinced people to put their families on trains (for their own good/safety) so they could be taken to a “safe place”. We all know the result of that. Have you ever heard of history repeating itself? I watched in horror as the police in China hauled a woman by both arms and both legs, shoved her in a van, and took her to a “camp” for COVID victims. We’ll never know what happened to those people. And with what’s taking place right here in our own country, don’t think for one second that it couldn’t happen here. We the people have proven just how quickly the government can take over all aspects of our lives. We complied based on fear tactics……….some of which are very untrue, and magnified/sensationalized to get you on that “train”. Please read. It’s for the good of our country.
Mark Levin is a very smart lawyer who worked in government during the Reagan administration. He knows his law.
– MARK LEVIN: “To be clear. President Trump hasn’t shut a single business. The Governors did.”
“We are seeing the most draconian measures ENFORCED at some STATE & LOCAL LEVELS of government that we’ve ever seen in our lifetimes, and yet, rather than being alarmed by the things going on, so many of you applaud.
President Trump’s guidelines are VOLUNTARY & TEMPORARY but some Democrat states & cities are taking it one step further, extending the lockdown and CRIMINALIZING behavior. Bill Gates wants to keep America locked down for 10 months! THAT’S WHAT LIVING UNDER A COMMUNIST REGIME LOOKS LIKE, AND YOU APPLAUD.
People are being arrested in some states for spending too much time outside, and you applaud.
Pastors are being arrested in some states for daring to hold church services, and you applaud.
A child’s birthday party is raided by police, and you applaud.
A young woman is ticketed for going on a leisurely drive alone because it’s deemed “non-essential travel”, and you applaud.
A father is handcuffed & arrested in an empty park for playing softball with his 6-year-old daughter & refusing to turn over his ID, and you applaud.
A lone paddleboarder in the ocean on a beach without any other people around is arrested because he’s violating quarantine orders, and you applaud.
Businesses are being forcibly closed and padlocked and owners arrested for refusing to shut down, and you applaud.
Dairy farmers are being incentivized to stop dairy farming and to sell their herds, and you don’t seem to understand the implications.
You’re being told to use hotlines and online forms provided by your local governments to report your neighbors who don’t obey, and you comply.
You scold people day after day for not obeying government edicts, and if any of us dare to question what’s happening, you lecture about how we’re a danger to society and we just don’t care about people dying.
You’ve somehow managed to convince yourselves that the people whose lives are affected by a virus are MUCH more important than the people whose lives are being destroyed (and in many cases, leading to death) by the effects of a worldwide economic shutdown and impending worldwide depression the likes of which no one has ever seen before.
At what point will you start QUESTIONING what’s going on?
At what point will you ask how the virus got here from China? (as if it wasn’t manufactured here and even over there)
At what point will you question why the fake news keeps defending the Communists?
How far do you have to be pushed before you’re jolted awake from your slumber?
How far are you willing to go with this?
If they told you to load your families onto train cars so that you could be taken to Virus Protection Facilities for your own safety, would you do it? —> YES. Yes, you would.
That much has become painfully obvious to me. And the whole time, you’d be shaking your finger and yelling at those of us who refused, accusing us of being “a danger to society” and “not caring if people die.” But they don’t have to load you onto train cars and take you to Virus Protection Facilities, or force you to comply, because you do that voluntarily.
The fake news controls your mind. They control you through fear. They control you by convincing you that the world is a scary dangerous place, but they’re here to protect you, care for you, and keep you safe, just as long as you OBEY.
They know that as long as you’re locked inside your comfortable home with Netflix, Hulu, CNN, NBC, ABC, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and a cell phone, you’ll comply. No force is necessary for the majority of the herd.
Bill Gates even wants to mandate antibody tests. ONLY those who are immune from VIRUSES will be allowed to leave their homes & work. YOU ARE IMPRISONED, willingly, and you’re too blind to see it.”
I will not be blinded!
I will not be controlled by the government! Amendment 1 – Freedom of Religion, Speech, and the Press Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.>>
People, always be aware of what is happening & never just allow paid talking heads to tell you. They will only tell you what they are allowed & instructed to tell you. They do not speak the truth anymore & this should scare you.
Also be careful when anyone asks or tells you to do anything in this fear based environment. If you remember that living is one big crap shoot & sooner or later we will all crap out, you will feel much better & less pressured to take a vaccine that may cause illness or even death to some. Of course if they were to start something like this their story would be that some will die, just like with all medical procedures that carry this risk. That is nonsense.
I didn’t realize how vaccines can work or the reason you might die or become ill if you come in contact with a virus after receiving an inoculation that has not had all the bugs worked out such as what happened with vaccines for Dengue Fever causing some to have an “over reaction” or deadly reaction once vaccinated & then coming in contact with that germ. Vaccines are not some magical “get out of sickness & death” guarantee. In fact sometimes it’s the exact opposite. Please do your research, though I have found that Google & others that control our media are blocking & making some things disappear if it makes certain people look bad.
Because the powers that be chose to react & respond to a perceived pandemic in a way that is totally unlike any response the world has ever seen, we will never know what the statistics would have been had we just being clean & careful & continued going about living our lives.
This is not like the plague where everyone who contracts it is doomed, but it is real. It’s like most other flu, maybe not even as bad as so called experts claim that many have this virus with no symptoms. So is this what’s happening all the time with all flu strains? Do some of us stay asymptomatic after we contract those strains as well? No one ever brought that possibility up before because it wasn’t an election year. The fact that other bad flu years have been completely ignored but all of a sudden there is a HUGE controversial reaction or over-reaction to some becoming ill & all of the experts around the globe seem to know exactly what the virus is, where they think it came from but all have conflicting information.
Are the tests available accurate or are they causing some of the infections? We know for a fact, this was the case with some of the tests. Is this just another political hoax on a global scale, bio-terrorism or has a virus somehow legitimately escaped on it’s own? Anyone who has ever worked or trained in a lab knows that germs can’t just “escape” depending on what you were doing with them. There would have to be an accident of some sort, such as a centrifuge exploding, operator error or deliberate intent.
I’m bothered by the level of espionage of our Intelligence Community in America & who’s side they are really on. I am concerned with the ramping up of hatred towards Christian conservative belief & the encouragement towards socialism. I have seen social media comments for years that certain progressives hope that the older people die off for the sole purpose of easy “progression” towards their communist ideology. I have seen politicians openly cry out for murder & mayhem against their political foes, which has NEVER been acceptable before now. These dangerous people are seldom admonished for unprofessional & evil behavior.
I will listen to stuff on the internet here & there for basic information (I have not had television for many years) but I refuse to listen to hours of pessimistic theories from so-called experts who are anything but. Some of the stories are just the usual media op-ed “Trump Hate” and in doing so, only cause confusion & anger in many. Propaganda should have never been allowed by the FCC, because it’s outlawed in their regulations for good reason. So you don’t have the kind of division that the mainstream has created all the while laying blame on President Trump for their very crimes when he dares to correct them or condemn their lies. Not saying Trump is always accurate, but he’s not the one creating hoaxes.
What used to be me just popping into the car & driving to whatever market in my small town or a larger one further away because of pricing or selection that I used to look forward to has now become a major stressful endeavor wonder if this trip will be the time I “catch it.” I’m sure most of us feel this way.
As someone who suffered from asthma years ago, I keep masks on hand for allergy days, cleaning, etc to protect my lungs. It filters out dust, pollen & bacteria. I have anti-bacterial wipes in my car. I’ve used them way before this mess. I am a germ-a-phobe. If you’ve ever seen Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory, you will get a view of my psyche when it comes to “cooties.”
My gloves have touch screen tips so I can keep them on at all times & when I have finished my careful shopping of whatever I can find in stock that I need, all the while dodging people instead of looking for a friendly face that I recognize, I dart back out like some fearful animal. I throw everything in the trunk & wipe down my gloves & some of the purchases, like my water. Some things I leave in my large storage closet for a few days except for the perishable so the virus potency can pretty much die off. Then it’s strip at the door (curtains are closed) and a full decontamination shower! I have carpeting so I have always left my street shoes at the door & have inside shoes, as well as clothing. Yes, I am that anal.
Sadly most of us will be damaged from this experience & I WILL BE DAMNED if I will allow any form of fascist government overreach to continue this freak show under any circumstance. We can & will get to the bottom of what happened. I hear these media shills stating that this will be our new normal or it won’t be back to normal for years. That’s baloney & they know it but all media is left wing global elitist owned who want socialism, who have been destroying our way of life thru indoctrination for many years.
If it was just a mistake, not much to worry about. If someone is behind this, such as the “One World Order” that I used to think was conspiracy theory but started to wonder after all the crazy of the 2016 election, then they will pay dearly. Any group this dangerously evil is always stopped. Read a history book. Sadly many usually have to suffer at their hands before this happens.
Please don’t give up. I know this is very hard on all of us. There are legal channels that Americans & others can go to if they feel that their lives have been completely upended or extreme hardship has occurred such as job loss or business problems. Please contact your state & federal government pages for more info on what your rights are and what services they are currently offering. This would be a great time for group counseling but “social distancing” prevents this just as it prevents fellowshipping in church for now.
Take care everyone. Love you all & praying for the best for our world. God bless us, everyone. God bless His people & hope to God that others see the light because you can’t keep your eyes closed to it forever. In Jesus name I pray.