Tomorrow


Tomorrow the US will have a new president.

A new president who respects no one, except his own arrogant self. 

A new president who has proven to be unfit to be the leader of this great nation. 

Tomorrow will be a sad day for many of us. 

But I have learned not to pay too much attention to the obvious derogatory character that this person has shown.

I rather spend more time and energy focusing on what the rest of us Americans can do to better ourselves. 

Like our former First Lady said: “When they go low, we go high!”

So let us do just that. 

Let us stand up and continue our fight to defend liberty and freedom.  

Tomorrow could be perceived as the first day in our new fight.

Tomorrow we can start fighting to defend immigrants , who are a big part of this nation’s growing economy. 

Tomorrow we can start supporting for continuous health care coverage for every American. 

Tomorrow we can start emphasizing on the importance of maintaining good relationship with the rest of the world.

Tomorrow we will have an opportunity to show each other the greatness of equality, alternative source of energy, and education on mental health services as a tool to lower gun violence. 

Tomorrow will be a day when we can continue to lift our faces and admire the beauty of our diversity, the awesomeness of respecting each other belief system, and the greatness of free speech. 

Tomorrow will be our opportunity . 

Tomorrow and many years to come. 

We can do this. It is our responsibility. 

Yes, tomorrow will be the day to show to the world how great America is.  

What we are teaching our children

No matter if you insult and sexually assault people , you can still be elected president of the US.

No matter if you intimidate others , discriminate ,and cause division , people can still vote for you and become president of the US.

No matter if you discriminate and act arrogant, and have a grandiose complex, you can still be president of the US.

No matter if you make fun of disabled people, you still can make history and become president of the US.

All you have to do is act as if money is the most important thing to be somebody and be well  respected.  

Just be arrogant, self centered, and grandiose and people will want you to be their leader.   

This country has shown to the rest of the world that what we value the most are the things we once discouraged in our homes, school, and churches . But this country has made a big turn . 

 Because this country we call “America” has chosen a bullying billionaire who exhibits all these characteristics, and has become the next president of the US. 

Dear Trump Supporter… 


For all of the Trump supporters out there: Where in your heart do you find the strength and the integrity to continue to support a billionaire who will continue to insult and disrespect minorities, disabled people, and other Americans ?
Why do you continue to support someone who does not apologize for the mistakes that he obviously makes? Someone who most parents would not want their children to listen to while he insults other people? I’m truly sorry if you support someone simply because they are the only one who officially represents your political party. Someone who you think shares your values and, if he really does, then you have some serious value issues. 

Please answer my question, why do you continue to support this bully?

 I have a brother who is disabled; I don’t want the next president to mock people like my brother. I know friends who are veterans and I don’t want the next president to disrespect them simply because of their heritage. I have a wife, a daughter and a mother… I don’t want the next president to be someone who has called women pigs.  

So I ask myself, why would you? No matter how much he claims to be a conservative, to represent the values of your party, this man does not deserve our vote. If we’re going to continue to be an honorable nation , proud of our heritage , and proud of the way that we welcome immigrants and others and try to reach out for common ground, we need to take a serious look at this individual. If you are not appalled and outraged by the numerous statements of this candidate , you are not paying attention or you simply don’t care. 

We should not have someone like Trump misrepresent us and be our next president. We should not support someone who belongs to the 1% and is out of touch with the majority of us who struggle to make a living. Like our current president said, if people from his own party keep saying , on a daily basis, that what Trump says is unacceptable, why continue to endorse him? Don’t you have the character and integrity to say “enough”? We should not support this opportunist and arrogant individual. 

But why do you?

D.C. , here we go !

   
Mission: educational tour.  

Destination:  Washington D.C. 

Subject: a whole bunch of kids and parents

Means of transportation: Bus

Goal : keep kids quiet and in control while learning about US history 

Instrument : patience and good walking shoes 

Tuesday , 6 am:  My son and I are going on a field trip to the capital of the world.. We are in the bus right now. Sleep deprived. But excited.  Let’s see how this goes.  

7:30 am.  The bus breaks down.  Don’t know what’s wrong with it.  Seating down waiting for a replacement bus.  Still in Florida.  It’s getting hot inside a bus with 5o+ people. 

Wednesday 8:00. Had a good night sleep.  

 Heading now to Mount Vernon. It’s cold and cloudy. 

6:00 pm.  Visited zoo, White House,  Newseum, FDR  and MLK Memorials. Great experience .  Did not see the president.  Pizza for dinner with 50+ kids screaming.  Eating like a king.  My son is having a good time. 

Thursday 8 am.  Heading out to DC again. 

12 pm. A very emotional and exciting  

 experience at Vietnam and Korean War memorials.  Tears in my eyes as I contemplated on so many statues of soldiers .    Lincoln memorial was awesome. The light rain and cold did not take away our joy.  Our tour guide (Mrs Freeman) was great. My son really seemed to appreciate the memorials . 

 

Walking by the Capitol


 

6 pm. Visited the National Archives,  the  Capitol, and Arlington National Cemetery.  Did a lot of walking (and eating).   Went to bed as soon as kids quieted down . 

  Friday 8:45 am.  Left hotel for the last time.  Good breakfast.   Visited Smithsonian meuseum.  Walked and stood under the rain from one museum to another.   But it was worth it. 

4:30 pm. Heading out on bus to eat dinner. It’s been a long and tiresome day, but fun. 

Saturday 9 am .   Return to Florida, finally seeing some sunshine. It was a long trip back home.  My son slept most of the trip. Would do it all over again. 

  

Jesus versus Trump: a clear distinction

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For those who still think that Trump represents conservatism and the part of America that is considered Evangelical or born again Christian, consider the following quotes from both Jesus and Trump.  You can be the judge:

Foreigners

Jesus: ” And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.”  (John 10:16)

Trump: “I will build a great wall – and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me –”

Greed

Jesus: “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions” (Luke 12:15)

Trump: “The point is, you can never be too greedy.”

War

Jesus: “Blessed are the peace makers.” (Matthew 5:9)

Trump: “There’s nobody bigger or better at the military than I am,”

Violence

Jesus: ” But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.”  (Matthew 5:32)

Trump: “… I’d like to punch him in the face, I’ll tell ya.”   –  “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, okay? It’s, like, incredible.”

Enemies

Jesus: “But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, ” (Luke 6:35)

Trump: “There may be somebody with tomatoes in the audience. If you see somebody getting ready to throw a tomato, knock the crap out of them, would you? Seriously. Okay? Just knock the hell — I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees.”

Wealth

Jesus: “Truly, I say to you, only with difficulty will a rich person enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” (Matthew 19:23-24).  –   “Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” (Matthew 8:20)

Trump: “The beauty of me is that I’m very rich.”

Children

Jesus: “Let the children come to me… theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.” (Matthew 19:14)

Trump: “I like kids. I mean, I won’t do anything to take care of them. I’ll supply funds, and she’ll take care of the kids.”

Ego
Jesus:  “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. ..”  (Matthew 5:5)

Trump:  “Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure,it’s not your fault.”
Any questions…?

Shame on us

  
“Let’s make America great again!”

Crowd: “Yes!!”

“Let’s secure our borders and bring jobs back to the United States!”

Crowd: “Hurray!”

“The illegal immigrants are rapists and criminals!”

Crowd: “Yeah!”

“I’ll build a wall and make Mexico pay for it!”

Crowd: “Hurray!”

“We’ll keep Muslims from entering our country !”

Crowd: “Yes!”

“Sit down ! … Get him out of here !”

Crowd: “Woohoo!”

” I could shoot somebody and not lose voters …!”

Crowd: “Yeah!”

“Blood coming out of her wherever!”

Crowd: “Ha ha!”

“I want to punch him in the face!”

Crowd: “Yeah!” 

“… That guy who is seriously overweight went crazy!”

…. And so it goes. The crowd keeps blindly cheering and supporting a discriminatory and offensive billionaire , just because he is entertaining, loud and promises America to be “great again.”

Shame on us.