SoCS | Are we ready for a very di”vis”ive 2016 election cycle?

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This post as part of Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday!

Today I was reading a six page spread of an interview with Former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton and there is a great quote from Bill Clinton:

“People don’t like negative, divisive environments. But they frequently reward them in elections.”

The national circus that will have international consequences is well under way. That circus is the 2016 presidential election cycle and boy do we have enough clowns in both the Republican and Democratic parties to keep the divisiveness going all the way to election day on November 8, 2016.

 In the event you do know who is running for the Republican nomination, they are Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorini, Lyndsey Graham, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, George Pataki, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, Donald Trump, and Scott Walker, Sixteen clowns in the Republican party.

In the Democratic field we have a much smaller field today, however that could grow. The Democrats running are Lincoln Chafee, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders – an Independent running as a Democrat and Jim Webb

I actually find it very amusing to see how many Republicans want to hold the office of President. Some of the candidates have barreled out of the gates with verbal diarrhea. We all know that Donald Trump is so abrasive and so dangerously divisive that it is amazing to see the approval ratings that he is getting.

My most divisive problem I currently have is that I do not want to see a Bush/Clinton running for this office. Haven’t we had enough of the Bushes and the Clintons since 1980. The other issues that are extremely divisive yet so very important are equality rights for all Americans, the minimum wage issue, global warming, dialing back the government, placing stronger accountability measures for the entitlement programs on both the recipients part and the individuals responsible for these programs, and the most important and divisive issue at hand will always be the security and safety of the American people.

As we move along you will see more posts from me. The most important thing that I can say at the end of this post is I DO NOT CARE WHO YOU VOTE FOR, JUST MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE DOING YOUR PART IN THE PRIMARIES AND THE GENERAL ELECTION!!!

Until next time, that’s “What’s Rattling My Cage!”


My HOMECOMING continues!

So, I have not written a new post in three weeks. I have missed writing but I have had an excellent reason for being MIA. In previous posts I have written about my journey to return to the place where I truly believed I belonged, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). I have written often that the reason I left the University in August of 2013 was because of my descent into the bottoms of HELL due to my alcoholism and my addiction to cocaine. Many friends and family members felt that I should give up my quest to return.

In a previous post on June 17th titled “Persistence Pays Off!” I was so pleased to announce that after applying for 46 job postings and 9 interviews I was going back to my beloved UTSA with the Office of P-20 Initiatives. It was great also when I posted it to my Facebook page and watching all the comments (42) and (136) likes of the announcement. The funny thing is, over 50% of my friends on Facebook are former colleagues or students from UTSA!

I started back on July 1st and I have at both the Main Campus and our DT Campus which is where I am housed. I have run into so many people that I had previously built relationships with and the HOMECOMING has just been phenomenal!! I can not even express the joy that feel in knowing that the promises do come true if you work for them and persistence really does pay off!!!

Until next time, that’s “What’s Rattling My Cage!”

One-Liner Wednesday | “It’s great to be too TIRED and too BUSY to write because of a new job!”

Feel free to join Linda G Hill’s “One-Liner Wednesday!” It’s fun and reading all the pingbacks will always provide a little inspiration or a laugh or two! 

“It’s great to be too TIRED and too BUSY to write because of a new job!”

I love to write, but for the last three weeks I have been working so hard at the new job back at The University of Texas at San Antonio with the Office of P-20 Initiatives that I have been unable to write.  Until next time, that’s “What’s Rattling My Cage!”

Late One-Liner Wednesday | “The Promises do Come True!!!”

“The Promises do Come True”

So Wednesday morning began with a flood of emotion!! I returned to the place I love, The University of Texas at San Antonio. I am not perfect and will always be a work in progress and I have truly been blessed with a great opportunity. This is the job that I loved that I gave up because alcohol and cocaine were way too important than a job I had held for over 6 years! Friends and family said, “the University will never hire you back!” I refused to give up and after 46 positions applied for and 9 of those interviewed for since August 30 2013, I have been blessed!!!! I am so PROUD and ECSTATIC along with an overflow of emotions!!! 

I did this by taking everyday “ONE DAY AT A TIME!!!!” and by working my program and remaining clean and sober!! GOD IS GREAT AND I AM BLESSED!! It bears repeating “The Promises do Come True!!”

This is a late post and part of Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday and sorry it is more than one line!!!!