The Election, Failure and Where to Go From Here

It has been a crazy 48 hours since the election results came in and Donald Trump was announced as our president-elect. I did not see this coming. I voted for Hillary Clinton, not because I wanted her to win but because I was sure she was better for the job and was going to win anyway. I considered it the best way to stand against what Trump stood for. I was prepared to fight against what she would come with. I was not prepared for him to win.Since then I have failed. I have failed as a … [Read more...]

The Anger that Looks Familar

I have a lot of opinions on politics which is not really surprising to anyone who knows me or reads my Facebook or Twitter updates, which is why this morning I couldn't pull myself away from my computer screen as the news of Trump's Chicago rally came rolling in. As I watched footage from the chaos, I recognized something.  My anger. It was like seeing that old friend from long ago who you went to jail with and decided you could no longer hang out with because they were a bad influence on your … [Read more...]

Trump Tapped What Was Already There

There is a hidden issue in the debate about illegal immigration. A lot of good people are either unaware of it or ignore, but it is real. There is a really thread of racism against Latinos/Mexicans/Hispanics when it comes up. As long as I can remember, I have been able to see it. I am a Hispanic who has lived in Texas my entire life, I have seen it in my family and been the target of it.Now Drumpf is leading in polls and winning primaries based on his views about illegal immigrants and his … [Read more...]

Borders and Lines in the Sand

I have written over and over how important it is to not let snark take over the way we communicate as writers and/or speakers and right at this moment I am having remember that and not let my snark take over. I am the kind of person that defends those who I love. I will defend them to the death without even blinking an eye. It's how I roll.I have been distracted during the Pope's visit to Mexico because my newest grandbaby was born last Friday. (YEY!) So when I was catching up today I saw … [Read more...]

Matt Walsh: The Primer for Trump

When it comes to politics I have gone from right to left and back again. I’m Hispanic, a woman, I got pregnant at 16 and was on Food Stamps and Medicaid for all four of my pregnancies, but I am also Texan and was in my mid-twenties when 9/11 happened while I was pregnant with my fourth child. It was after 9/11 that I began to pay any attention to politics. I was sure that the Republican Party was the only party with the balls to bomb the hell out of anyone who wanted to try it again. I saw G … [Read more...]