Though not exactly a hillbilly from Kentucky, I could definitely relate to Vance’s life experiences. I grew up both in Northern Maryland and in Pennsylvania, two miles from the Mason Dixon line. White trash seems like a more fitting term, now that I look back at it. It takes a village, really. From my humble beginnings, statistically speaking, I wasn’t supposed to graduate with honors in 3 1/2 years with a major in Communication and a minor in English, and then go on to get a Master’s Degree in Community Agency Counseling, no less. Real life angels entered my life intermittently to help me to get to where I am and for that, I am eternally grateful. Both of my Grandmothers, The Ross’, Jeanine, Craig, Carol ~ these are the ones that have made a huge impact on my life and have helped me to get where I am and continue to go…
I was really poor as a kid, but I never knew it. I look back now and wear it as a badge of honor. It’s when I sit around with friends and look back and realize that the banana, sugar, and milk I loved so much, was because my Mom couldn’t afford cereal, lol! Or the famous mayonnaise and lettuce sandwiches I loved…but didn’t realize then that it was because we couldn’t afford lunch meat. There has to be something said for families that can fool their kids into thinking they’re not poor and are eating really well. Let’s not forget the fried bologny sandwiches. Those must have been the good days when my Mom could afford some meat. 🙂
Today marks day 100 of the Trump regime. Despite the Republicans having control of the House and Senate, Trump has yet to tally a single legislative accomplishment. He was obsessive this week in pushing for Trumpcare 3 ahead of the 100-day mark; but the Resistance, which continues to grow in number and fervor, headed him off.
And all the while, the drumbeat of Russia grows louder. This week, Speaker Ryan acknowledged Russian interference. Trump’s involvement has evolved from a “Trump-Russia probe” to a “Trump-Russia scandal,” and this week, to a “Trump-Russia cover-up.” As this unfolds, concern grows that Trump will seek to distract attention by starting a war. The one constant throughout the weeks is Trump’s attempts to enrich himself and his regime through a growing list of conflicts of interest and corruption.
HuffPost’s Christina Wilkie compiled a public spreadsheet to identify $107mm of donations to Trump inauguration. Discrepancies have been found, and the regime has yet to explain where unspent monies went.
Ivanka was booed for defending her father at a conference for female business leaders in Berlin.
Facebook revealed fake accounts were used on its platform to sway the US election. Facebook also indicated its findings do “not contradict” the January 6 report issued by the US Director of National Intelligence.
Singing to an ocean, I can hear the ocean’s roar Play for free, I play for me and play a whole lot more… Singing about the good things and the sun that lights the day I used to sing on the mountains, has the ocean lost its way? Sitting round singing songs ’til the night turns into day Used to sing about the mountains but the mountains washed away…