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December 1, 2019

Wisconsin Church Hosts Thanksgiving for LGBTQ People Rejected By Their Families

Wisconsin Church Hosts Thanksgiving for LGBTQ People Rejected By Their Families


It’s a reminder that a family you choose is no less important than the one you’re given, and that churches can indeed play a role in promoting love and inclusivity instead of being a force for divisiveness.


“Having someone not accept you is really hard but when it’s someone as close with your family it’s much harder,” added Yellow Brick Road leader Marilyn Schuh.

We all deserve a place at a Thanksgiving table where we feel loved and accepted. Thanksgiving is about coming together and giving thanks for those people we love in our life. We couldn’t think of anyone else we would rather spend this day with than you!” reads the event’s description on Facebook.

As The Advocate notes, these kinds of events can’t be under-appreciated:

Events like these can help LGBTQ people feel connected and supported in the face of ostracism. In a 2013 Pew survey, about four in ten LGBTQ people reported being rejected by a friend or family member. LGBTQ youth are at a much higher risk of becoming homeless.

Having a community like this goes a long way to minimizing those risks.

November 29, 2019

I agree with this

With the substance now legal or decriminalized or in use medically in over half the country it is time to revisit every conviction and void them get those people out of jail, prison, and their records expunged.   They need their rights returned to them.  This will soon be legal for recreational use country wide.    Hugs

November 18, 2019

Trump is destroying our country.

Filed under: Cartoons, Criminal, Fascism, Memes, News, People I like, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:43

Trump is destroying our country. He is an imposter, totally in over his head. Every Trump policy, foreign or domestic, are abject failures.


Centrist policies don’t get anything accomplished or anyone elected.

Filed under: Cartoons, Memes, News, People I like, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 05:42

The center does not exist politically. Centrist policies don’t get anything accomplished or anyone elected.

The real solution is the progressive Left.

November 14, 2019

Pay it forward awesome and grand

Filed under: Economics, Food, Ideas, News, People I like, Pictures — Scottie @ 07:09

October 22, 2019

Pure joy on the face of a child

Filed under: Children, Family, Health, Love, News, People I like, Science, Things I like — Scottie @ 14:59

September 27, 2019

Mayor Pete stepped up bravely, tRump stepped out cowardly

Filed under: Cartoons, Homosexual, LGBTQ, Memes, News, People I like, Pictures, Things I like — Scottie @ 08:06

Wonderful /grand ! This man gets it, and shows business can be successful while paying employees a lot more. Hugs

Filed under: Economics, Ideas, News, People I like, Thanks, Things I like — Scottie @ 08:00

September 21, 2019

The only question here in terms of difference is where to send the bill

Filed under: Cartoons, Economics, Health, Memes, News, People I like, Political, Questions — Scottie @ 06:49


““I’ve actually never met anybody who likes their health insurance company. I’ve met people who like their doctors. I’ve met people who like their nurses. I’ve met people who like their pharmacists. I’ve met people who like their physical therapists. What they want is access to healthcare. And we just need to be clear about what Medicare for All is all about. Instead of paying premiums into insurance companies and then having insurance companies build their profits by saying “No” to coverage, we’re gonna do this by saying everyone is covered by Medicare for All, every healthcare provider is covered, and the only question here in terms of difference is where to send the bill.“”

— Elizabeth Warren, dem debate 9/12/19
(via iwriteaboutfeminism)

September 14, 2019

This is what we need in the US for healthcare. Medicare for all!

Filed under: Economics, Greed, Health, News, People I like, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 05:33

eliminate all out-of-pocket expenses, all deductibles, all cop-payments. Nobody in America will pay more than $200 a year for prescription drugs

September 11, 2019

This what makes blogging hard

Filed under: Animals, Children, Family, People I like, Things I like — Scottie @ 18:38


September 8, 2019

Elizabeth Warren Fires Back at Doubts About Her Age And Gender

Filed under: Gender, News, People I like, Political, Things I like, You Tube — Scottie @ 12:24

September 4, 2019

Let’s talk about an appeal to the gun crowd….

Filed under: Gun Control, Ideas, NRA, People I like, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 18:18

September 1, 2019

A YouTube channel I enjoy

Filed under: Education, Funny Stuff, Funny videos, Ideas, People I like, Science, You Tube — Scottie @ 15:09

August 28, 2019

A real President and a good man

Filed under: Children, Family, Funny videos, People I like, Political — Scottie @ 06:04

August 9, 2019

Let’s talk about this week….

July 18, 2019

Let’s talk about Asuistan again….

Filed under: Bigotry, Children, Criminal, Fascism, Harm, Hate, News, People I like, Political, Questions, Race — Scottie @ 18:40

Let’s talk about solutions to the conditions….

Filed under: Children, Education, Health, Ideas, People I like, Reason, Things I like — Scottie @ 18:03

July 4, 2019

The 12:30 AM phone call

Filed under: Family, Health, Love, My Life and Rants, People I like — Scottie @ 05:37

My husband went to work last night as normal.  He left at 6 PM and texted me when he got to the hospital.   I went to bed early as I normally do.   Then I was awakened at 12:30 AM by my phone ringing with the ring tone I have set for my husband.  As it is not normal for him to call me in the middle of the night I answered very concerned.   “Scottie, this is Jeanette ( the night time supervisor for the ICU’s ) Ron has fallen, he passed out and fell hard”.  “We think it is his blood sugar and he is awake now but very confused and he is saying his hip and back is hurting really bad”.  “We are taking him to the ER now to have him checked out”.   

What do you say?  I was confused, startled, trying to process that Ron had fallen due to his blood sugar going to low and was hurt.   All I could think of was to thank her and ask her to have him call me when “…he was better”.   Ron said he was still on the floor listening to her talk to me on his phone and when she chuckled and told him my response was to have him call when he was better Ron said he just rolled his eyes.   

The gave him an X-Ray and a C.A.T. scan, did blood work.  In the ICU they gave him some glucose type syrup to bring his sugar up.   So he was in terrible pain so they sent him home.   He had been texting me on and off during all the testing from the ER as there was no way I could go back to sleep.   I offered to come get him in the van but he felt he could drive.   They offered him a very mild pain reliever or Morphine.  He can not take morphine so he just took some Tylenol.   

When he got home I brought in his stuff from the car and helped him into the house.   I got him something to eat and helped him into bed.  His left hip is really sore and he is limping, but the scans showed no break.  His back is twisted and hurts bad and I can understand that.  He is in bed now and I am sitting here with a few hours of sleep thankful it was not worse.  When he wakes up he is going to really hurt.   It is a holiday so he can not call his doctor.  I maybe able to take him to a convenient care if he needs it.  

Be well everyone.  Have a grand holiday.  Be safe.   Hugs

June 28, 2019

Jimmy Carter: A Full Investigation Would Show That Trump “Didn’t Actually Win” The 2016 Election

Filed under: News, People I like, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 14:30

Jimmy Carter: A Full Investigation Would Show That Trump “Didn’t Actually Win” The 2016 Election [VIDEO]

 “I think a full investigation would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016. He lost the election, and he was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf,” the former president, who served between 1977 and 1981, said at a panel hosted by the Carter Center in Leesburg, Va.

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