IF NOT MEXICO, THEN THE DEMOCRATS. GMW, I’m finding it incomprehensible trying To make some sense out of #45 waiting until he lost the majority in the house to shut down the government for an extended period of time. It appears He needed another party in control of something, so he could blame for his failure in not making Mexico pay for his wall.Why didn’t he grandstand when he had a majority in the House and Senate?
I think the child in him, was afraid to put pressure on his own party for attempting to do something (stupid) when the majority of American don’t want a wall.
It’s time for adults on both sides of then isles, to come together, and get our government back to work. (After all) They have been the only ones working since #45 took office; with a majority in all branches of governing in Washington and couldn’t get his party to fund his wall.
It’s time for those Politically Savvy and decent GOP’s (who went to Washington to serve the people) stand up and start reusing their backbones, to bring
Bipartisan Leadership back to Washington.
It’s a darn shame # 45’s temper tantrum, is allowed to prevent serious adult government workers from taking care of their families and their country.
America and the world knows #45 is out of control. The Oval Office has too much power and responsibilities for a 2 year old to handle.(no disrespect to 2 year olds)
To the house and Senate, please put your parties to the side, and do your jobs. Federal Employees being able to work and take care of their families, is not a party issue, it’s a human issue.
Can someone please answer one question for us: Why didn’t the Majority GOP Congress fund the wall ?
I’m recovering from a mild bout with the flu, but my temperature went up for the first time, when I heard the so call bipartisan agreement between Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer. The Senate Majority and Minority Leader. None of these men making deplorable decisions regarding DACA looks like any of them.
The 2 year budget they came up with revisited important issues like chip, that should not have been a budget issue for intelligent people. But, the budget will ensure funding for important efforts such as disaster relief, infrastructure, and building on our work to fight opioid abuse and drug addiction.”
But, Schumer said Democratic leaders are shifting their strategy in order to prevent another government shutdown over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA); the nearly 800,000 undocumented people who were brought into the U.S. as children. We all know these children should not be a part of the budget.
GMW I need you’ll to pray for me because I never wish any ill will on anyone, but I’m asking God to please allow each and every politician (playing with these children lives), to have a terrible nightmare where their children and grandchildren are snatched from them, sent to a place they have no memory of, and they can do absolutely nothing about it except look at them crying and screaming saying daddy, mommy, Gpa, Gma please help me, and all you can do is look, with a broken heart, being totally helpless as they take your babies away. I really need God to forgive me because, I feel the pain I’m wishing on politicians, and I know it will kill me. They need fix this mess created by#45.
To all decent Americans in general and Grandmothers, Mothers and Women (GMW) in particular, I know my heart is not the only one hurting by the injustice being done to these children. They belong to us.
Mr. Schumer I have lost all respect for you. I lost it for Mr. McConnell a long time ago. I agree with Nancy Pelosi, Mr. Schumer doesn’t speak for me either. Ms. Pelosi I applaud your efforts in your defense of our children the dreamers and standing up for justice and decency.
I think it’s time GMW’s and especially women of color, we stop putting democrats in office who has no backbone, and its seems, no qualms about leaving our children unprotected and unimportant. Even the areas destroyed by wildfire, (the land) got more attention than our children; why? Could it be, #45 would prefer not to have people from certain countries in America; and our spineless politicians can’t see it. Lets vote them out November 6, 2018.
Everyone with an ounce of integrity, principals and values knows The Dreamers Act should not have been tampered with but, revised instead of repealed or left along and not be a budgeted item that got caught up in a shifting of strategy, as Mr. Schumer left them out of the discussion because they were less important than dirt in their sights. Congress knows they should not have allowed The Dreamers Act to be handle in such a manner.
God will judge them, after they have their nightmares, that would kill me. These politicians with no moral values are making me crazy; I wish I didn’t care so much. Lord please forgive, me in Jesus name I pray.
GMW: It will be so nice if both parties stop playing political games with the sexual scandals coming from Capitol Hill. America, we just have to live with our lack of morals, integrity and principles that allowed us to put Donald Trump in our Oval Office. But we don’t have to allow him to stay, and continually destroy what our country stands for. 15 women accused him of sexual misconduct, and a 13 year old girl accused him of rape along with a known pedophile, while so many Americans swallowed their values, looked the other way, and voted for Mr. Trump, along with help from the Russians, and some of the things the democrats fell short on. So in essence, Donald Trump is America’s Achilles Heel.
I don’t think Washington, as it stands today, is capable of fixing the watershed. It seems as if we’re at the” tip of the Iceberg, in the swamp cleaning.” Its almost like asking a fox to watch a hen house. America has to stand up, for our principles and values.
Our focus is now on what we’re going to do to have a seat at those Governing Tables
GMW, the issues consuming the powers from the highest offices of the land, has almost lost their way and ability to lead. We all know a (2 ) two year olds’ mentality is in the Oval Office and, now being allowed to bully the leaders of the house and senate, plus their members. It’s very sad to see so many people, who went to Washington to serve with integrity, now selling their souls for so little.
Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell has proven, they are incapable of making sure the person in the Oval Office don’t totally destroy what our country stands for at home and abroad. Lindsay Graham has become an embarrassment. I once had respect for him but, how can we respect someone who has such low regard for his principles, values and his word. Decency, morals, and ethics has left the building, all qualities that must be in place, to prevent evil from triumphing.
Grandmothers, mothers and women, We are going to prepare for the election of 2018 with our power. Our focus is now on what we’re going to do to have a seat at those Governing Tables, which has a major impacts on us, our families, communities, cities and states; while making those tables looks like the rainbow our country is. We would love to get back to Bipartisan Leadership; but the GOP is falling apart daily. Both branches are busy backpedaling trying to compensate for the antics of a two year mentality.
Our efforts are going to be stating issues in Urban, Rural and Suburban environments that we want addressed. We vote, shop, give birth our of love and server God for guidance and direction more than any other gender.
City Hall has a part to play and it’s called politics; we are going to determine the rules for City Hall and combine it with love and our God. We will achieve it with dignity, ethics, values, integrity, empathy and discernment; qualities essential for leadership.
GMW & AMERICA: THE SEXUAL ASSAULTS ARE OUT OF CONTROL: WHY IS #45 STILL IN THE OVAL OFFICE:
His base was 62.9 million 304 Electoral Votes. Votes against him was 65.8 million 227 E.Votes. He was elected by 304 votes. The majority of American did not put him in office.
Grandmothers, Mothers and Women: We’re all familiar with the old adage, “there’s no fury like a woman scorn.” I think until we deal with the person who admitted to sexual assaults, We should be more careful with those who are just being accused. A man is supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, I think, ‘ that’s how our Judicial System is supposed to work.’
GMW I think these sexual assault charges are getting out of hand. And it’s time for due process. I’m a woman and have work in Corporate America all my life and rode the subways in New York, and dealt with my male counterparts, if they got out of line, I dealt with them, I even had an occasion where I slap my boss and was ready to leave if he fired me, but he didn’t. I could now join the bandwagon of some of my sisters, and put his name out there, and by the time him and I meet up in court, his life could be ruin. We have to find a better way to deal with issues that can destroy a person’s life, other than in the courts of public opinions.
I know there are some men out there who really abuse their power, Mr. Trump admitted his disrespect for women and demonstrated it daily. Why is Donald Trump in our Oval Office, when he said ” he grab them by their private parts and put his tongue in their mouths. For #45 there’s nothing to prove, he admitted his deed. Roy Moore was abusing children, was even banned from the Mall, The people of Alabama had the decency to not make him a senator. Sorry I can’t say the same thing for those 62.9 million and the 304 electoral who voted for #45.
America needs Bipartisan Leadership, and more GMW in those positions, at the table.
GMW, saving our children and creating a world that’s conducive to their environment is a Momentous Task. We can and must accomplish it. But first, we have to learn to walk in each other’s shoes for a while and have serious dialogue; while dissecting our past with understanding and forgiveness. Then we’ll be able to create a world that values our future; “Our Children.”
It’s imperative that we have legislation that applies equally to all of our children. I firmly believe that the worst legislation ever enacted, was the law charging children before they’re 18 as adults. I’m also sure those persons proposing those laws had never been parents or spent quality time around children from birth to 17; they would know without a doubt that parents are still struggling to lead that age group. That group has no power of consent, the laws states they must have parental consent to go on a school trip. But, they can be tried as adults for the crimes they may commit as children while still under the Legal Tutelage or parents.
I think the sexual allegation that are coming from the SWAMP, is just the tip of the Ice Berg. It’s a cleansing of those offices. It’s also documented that between 1997 and 2017 congress paid 17.2 million in settlements. Lawmakers and staffers on Capitol Hill agrees, sexual harassment is rampant. Roy Moore should be making an exit from politics. The fact that he was barred from Mall while serving as Asst. District Attorney at age 32, to protect young girls in the mall from him, speaks for itself. Our president is indorsing Mr. Moore, while he still has allegations against him for allegedly raping a 13 year old in 1994 along with registered-convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. GMW, we know right from wrong and we have work to do.
America: The election in Alabama in the next 12 or 15 days with Mr. Moore as candidate, should be a lost seat for the GOP based on morals. If the Democratic don’t win this seat, they only have themselves to blame. Instead of rallying their base, they are busy trying to persuade the Republicans to use their principles and values, to help them win the election. When what they need, is to rally their own base, like other parties do.
GMW: Men occupy the majority of the powerful positions in the private and political area across the country. They have been abusing that power over women and people with less influence for years. Anita Hill, vs. Clarence Thomas is a perfect example, of why people who have been victimize, remained quiet. Being appalled by sexual misconduct in the work place is not a party issue, it’s a moral issue and simply unacceptable behavior. Washington has make it a party issue, when it’s simply, men with no respect for those who works for, and under them.
Donald Trump and John Conyers are two (2) of the highest ranking persons in office for each party and It’s apparent, neither of them has used good judgment, integrity, values, honesty and principle in relating to those who work with and under them. The Private Sector’s examples of dealing with those who cross the lines of propriety in the work place is admired and appreciated.
The wins the Democrat had in the last election was because their base came out. Which was 91 percent women of color and 81 percent men of color in Virginia. but, across the country, we saw the results of what can happen when you value your base.
GMW the men whom we have elected to represent us, our families , communities, cities and states have violated that trust intolerably. Until we have Bipartisan Leadership and Equal Representation of all Ethnic Groups (the rainbow) in America at the table, we will continue to have the violations of human rights, double standards and blatant injustice across our country and the workplace
Grandmothers, Mothers and Women,(gmw) in the upcoming election we must get in positions, which will enable us to correct the damage that’s being perpetrated against us and our families from Capitol Hill and our States Leadership. We will need to put in the work necessary with Bipartisan corporation and input, in creating Tax Laws that will impact each of us and our families and make sure every American has access to affordable Healthcare.
We will start with Prison Reform: Looking at 2 cases for example. 15 years old Nicholas Blount, tried as an adult; pleaded innocent went to trial. 16 years old, Kiaun R. Bray, tried as an adult and plea bargained.
GMW its time we put a price tag on our Dollars and Votes in 2018, for the sake of our children. If candidates wants our votes, they have to address our issues. We would like to coalition with the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and The Children’s Defense Fund; organizations doing exceptional work in prison Reform.
People of color we must become more proactive in making sure we’re in Jury selection Pools, I think the jurors should reflect the landscape. I’m a little tired of seeing all white faces dispensing justice and everyone else in the courtroom receiving the results, is of color.
According to the Wall Street Journal a few years ago. The House Judiciary Committee introduced five bills in a bipartisan effort to reform America’s criminal-justice system. With incarceration rates in the U.S. five to 10 times higher than in Western Europe and other democracies, the bills aim was to provide sensible reforms such as rewriting mandatory-sentencing statutes. Yet none directly addresses plea bargaining, a practice that induces too many defendants to plead guilty to avoid what has come to be known as the trial penalty.
The practice of charging young people as adults gained momentum in America in the 1990s, as youth crime spiked and adults attention was weaning from their children to social media.
Consider the case of Nicholas Blount, who was 15 when he robbed a party with (2) 18 year old gang members. His older accomplice plea bargained and got much lighter sentence of 10 to 13 years.
Blount felt he was innocent of some charges, and opted for trial hoping for justice. He got 6 life sentences plus 118 years.
Travion Blount was serving one of the harshest punishments delivered to any American teenager for a crime not involving murder. Governor McDonnell shortened his time to 40 years before he left office; and thank God Terry McAuliffe, pardon him before leaving office.
Now look at the case of Kjaun Rahmein Bray. He was 16 August, 2000 when the offense occurred, his accomplish was a 16 year old male, who testified against him and has been out of prison for several years. they both plea bargained and were tried as Adults.
Mr. Bray was convicted upon his Plea of Guilty to Malicious Wounding, two counts of abduction, Carjacking, Use of Firearm in the Commission of Felony and two counts of Robbery and sentenced to terms totaling, 28 years and 7 months, on March 16, 2001.
Mr. Bray, still has 8 years to serve. I just finish reading his response to the question brought to him of: “What do you think men in my position need if they were to be released from prison, not just from us who are incarcerated but for the ones who are also re-entering back into society.’
Mr. Bray Titled his response: CHANGE THE MIND CHANGE THE MAN. My blueprint for a positive transition into society. It was a fantastic read. I’m going to try and get it published on his behalf.
We are not suggesting juveniles are not punish for their crimes, they are not adults. We haven’t finish raising them, and they are incapable of making adult decisions and should not be tried as adults.
America is the only country in the world that sentence their children to death.
Please Read The Making Of AJuvenile Delinquents @ www.gmwsoc.org
15-year-old to be tried as adult in shooting of Portsmouth police officer:
GMW: When I heard this story on November 6 ,2017, my heart and prayers went out for the injured officer. Then I heard of the young man who shot her. I was appalled that a 15 year old child had a gun and shot a police officer. I then wondered: Who is this child. The following is what I found.
When Patterson first appeared in court after his arrest, he cried as a judge explained the severity of the charges against him. With his hands and feet shackled, he used his shoulder to wipe away tears. He wore jeans and a T-shirt, his hands and feet shackled. His mother and his legal guardian – an aunt – stood beside him.
The 15-year-old stood before a judge, crying as she explained the severity of the charges against him.
All we know about Will Patterson is that he’s a black young male, that was able to have gun instead of a book ,and shot a police officer who was trying to arrest him for being out of school. A tenth grader who has been a truant and is an admitted member of the 300 hundred gang. He is now going before a judge To Be sentenced as an adult.
Patterson, a 10th-grader at I.C. Norcom High School who has been truant, is an admitted member of the 300 gang, according to a summary of the case read in court.
I’m not condoning his crime, I’m only asking, ‘was this child ever in an environment that was conducive to his development. Was he ever treated as a child… loved, nurtured and cared for. So many of our juvenile delinquents are being tried as adults and their lives are over before they got started. These children did not give birth to themselves; there are adults somewhere, who dropped the ball.
When mass murderers commits heinous crimes, like the Vegas Shooter, or even Pit Bulls, they get analyzed. Their pedigree is checked, just to try and understand what brought them to the end results, but for young men like William Patterson Jr., there no concern… Only-15-year-old to be tried as adult in shooting of Portsmouth police officer:
Grandmothers we are losing too many of our men to the streets; It’s really takes a village to raise a child. They all belong to us. If we don’t try to save them, who will. We brought them into the world, was given stewardship over them by God, I think we have all fallen short.
GMW, I’m sure all of us can see thru the ”New Distraction from #45.” ( Each time the Mueller Investigation starts getting too much media attention, #45 comes up with a stupid un-thought-out decision to deflect attention). Except for the leaders of the House and Senate; Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell.
They are entrusted with the responsibility of making sure, actions from the Oval Office does not destroy America’s values and principles; at home and abroad. They are not doing their jobs!!!! But GMW, we’ll continually pray for our country, while working to save it, and running for office in 2018..
Our children are killing themselves for lack of coping skills. Parents and schools are blaming each other. The bullying behavior starts at home and manifest itself at schools and Social Media. Parents we need to focus more on making sure, by the time they enter pre-k, they can look in the mirror and see their best friend. When our children know and like who they are, bullies don’t have a chance. Us, or our children have no control of how others behave. But, we can control how we respond.
A 13-year old girl took her own life, and her journal revealed she was the victim of severe bullying. On November 28th, 13-year-old Rosalie Avila hanged herself in her bedroom.
Because of bullying by her peers. She thought she was helpless and hopeless. To mothers of young children in general and girls in particular, we must show our children that we can protect them.
Now just imagine having grown men taking advantage of your teenage daughters, especially in Alabama. We have 2 candidates running for the office of State Senator. Roy Moore and Doug Jones. Women are being asked to vote for Roy Moore, who has been accused of Sexually Molesting or Assaulting young girl from age 14-17 while he was a grown man of 32. Moore is being supported by #45, who has Sexual Charges against him by over 15 grown women, plus allegations of raping a 13 year old girl.
The raping of the 13 year old girl can easily be read just by googling It. GMW we simply have to do a better job of protecting our children in general and our daughters in particular. By being better role models for them.
Grandmothers, mothers and Women in the state of Alabama, how are you going to explain to your young daughters, granddaughters, nieces, and young sisters who look up to you; why you voted for Roy Moore; was it your principles values or ethics?
Lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of raping 13-year-old girl gets December 2016 hearing.