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Election in reference to community in the short and the long term; details thereof (OPINION)
Yesterday 11 August 2020 former Vice President of the United States of America along with the #Democratic Party #DNC had announced his running mate for the current election for the Presidential election of 2020 for #JoeBiden, the Vice Presidential Candidate is Senator of California #KamalaHarris who is a former #Prosecutor as former #PoliceOfficer. I have not hidden my personal opinions and views along the #RNC #Republican platform, nor have I hidden my personal support for the current President of the United States of America #DonaldJTrump and Vice President of the United States of America #MikePence; of which I supported then in 2015 Presidential run, for Mr. Donald J. Trump's election in 2016. Before I begin my opinions and bring forward other points I do recall back shortly before then Mr. Donald J. Trump ran for election for the President of the United States of America when listening to the news when I was in Washington state, there was an announcement made which he had donated $50,000.00 to #USMC #SergeantAndrewTahmooressi for assistance in regards of the after effects initially from the situation which I will be writing about.
Also before I begin the other portions I will state when listening to the news on various news stations such as #CNN, #FoxNews, and #MSNBC of hearing about and watching the aspects in reference to the case surrounding Sergeant Tahmooressi; being concerned for his and other military and law enforcement members' safety, as one of the portions of that time in 2014 had been of the construction and the confusion in regards of Sergeant Andrew Tahomooressi getting turned around at the border in #SanDiego #California. Having had been dealing with the after effects from my Psalm Sunday 2000 head injury though not the same as what occurred in the situation referring to Sergeant Andrew Tahomooressi, I could very much relate to getting lost easily when in regards to traffic construction; whether or not I have had a GPS unit to assist, though that does make some things easier. In regards of my Medal of Honor Art Project especially though well before then from 2000 through 2013, I know how quick it can be to get lost and confused, in regards of construction and barricades. Thus I paid a lot of attention to what was occurring in reference to the attempts to get him out from the prison in #Mexico; as well as his mom's pleas for assistance for her son, along with his sister, family, and friends. At that point in time of 2014 the levels of electrocution were much higher to me than in 2013 as then I was closer to the #Seattle area, and had not been able to tolerate looking at the television screen very often. It took quite a bit for me to be able to look at the screen while listening, though I forced myself to in order to get as much information from the news reporting as I could. Ironically during one of the news reportings of had been when I had been inhaling from an e-cigarette and the button of the e cigarette would not let go, and the blue color from the electricity was able to be seen by me flowing throughout my fingers and up through my arm into the rest of my body. Painful is the mildest word I can think of, though excruciating is still mild comparatively.
Nonetheless, I paid quite a bit of attention to the story on the news at the time.I did reach out to his sister and his mom at the time and spoke with #JillTahomooressi briefly, as I felt she could use some words of encouragement as well as with situations in regards of what my daughter had gone through and how I was informed through various agencies in the state of #Texas of if my daughter and my son were illegal immigrants; then the benefits to assist her, would have been more readily available. The same in regards of my income as a single mom, medically retired from the Army, for such types of government assistance for the situation involving what occurred to my daughter and my son at and through #McCoy #Elementary #School of #Carrollton #FarmersBranch Independent School District #CFBISD. Being told my personal military background and even the aspects of my dead-ex-husband's time which he died during active duty at Fort Sam Houston #JBSA in #SanAntonio Texas were useless in comparison to those who had illegally immigrated to Texas and the United States of America time and time again from 2008 (in reference to the school aspects as well as what my daughter and son told me at home) as well as after the #FortWorthZoo incident especially from 2010 through to 2012 just before I had to relinquish my parental legal rights to keep both my son and my daughter as safe as possible (#letters4lidia #letters4james), ripped me to shreads internally. In the process of reevaluating and writing while working on my Medal of Honor Art Project at the same time to then listen to the aspects of another family dealing with a situation not exactly the same as mine, though similar in other regards; I could not help myself but to offer assistance where I could, knowing there were more military individuals and their families having dealt with a multitude of aspects similar though in different ways. Not just them as law enforcement, fire department, and EMS I guesstimated had certain similar aspects of which they themselves cold relate.
What could I do? What I did was the only thing I could think of at that time, at that moment in 2014; which it did not seem like much, as I am simply just one person, me. Though depending where I have been in regards of which community and by whatever name known by, I am just one person and who I am does not change; as I cannot hide, nor can I tell a lie. It is difficult for me to remember to do certain things including eating at times, though I eat when I am hungry; it is just most likely, not the most normal of schedules to do so. When I had my children, I made sure they ate and was able to keep a schedule; however it is a bit different for me, being on my own in that regard. The headaches and migraines definitely do not assist, nor does the memory deficits and cognitive disorders; however, I manage as best as I can despite what I deal with. However I digress, as that is a whole other ball of wax compared to the points of which I am getting to; though not denying my faults, and my own failures.
In reference to the Snopes.com article points which the author Dan MacGill wrote of what was found, the aspects of which referenced to the firearms which Sergeant Tahomorressi had in his truck; were because of his move to the area of California. That does not constitute as trafficking firearms across international borders, nor does that lessen the treatment Sergeant Andrew Tahomooressi endured while held in prison. As written in reference to that article, there are pictures of which prove Sergeant Tahomooressi was chained to a bed while in the Mexican prison. Through Geneva codes of conduct, he was not considered as a #POW Prisoner of War; and even still, that does not constitute as humane treatment. Thus such aspects in reference of the 3 rifles as well as the chaining of Sergeant Tahomooressi to a bed while in the Mexican prison does reinforce my personal statements, from above. Also thankfully a Representative from the state of Texas #TedPoe had gotten involved for the release along with the lawyer for Sergeant Andrew Tahomooressi; though since the border was the California and Mexico border; why did a representative from Texas have to get involved instead of a representative from California? I am thankful he did as such, however where was the individuals who were in charge of those areas in regards to assisting that particular situation for Sergeant Andrew Tahomooressi? Has he been the only military member who has ,had that occur, or are there others who were not known about in the same regards because of his mom assisting him?
Now in reference to each of those articles from the year of 2014 in reference to the current points of the current times in which the upcoming November 2020 Presidential election is concerned in which at the time of 2014 Vice President Joe Biden in 2014 who wants to be President of the United States of America, what was occurring at the time of for those seven months? While I understand and comprehend there are more than one person in the United States of America's Armed Forces who have multiple situations going of for each at once, however since Mexico at the time of 2014 was not and is not as far as I know considered as an enemy of the United States of America and was considered as an ally; why would one of the United States of America's Armed Forces be treated as such, when there is the knowledge of the aspects at the time thereof? Why did the elected representative from Texas have to make a plea for Sergeant Tahmooressi, and why did the elected representatives of California not say anything to Mexico about such? As the Commanders throughout the United States of America's Armed Forces are intertwined in reference of the elected officials in charge, what could have been done to make it less complicated to get Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi out from that prison in Mexico? If I am accurate and Kamala Harris was a Senator at the time, what could she and others have done to assist to get him removed quicker? As there have been pictures of what his conditions were like at the time, why did it take so long for his release?
Having lived in San Antonio for many years I could not count the amount of times of seeing license plates from Mexico in the area, though even when living in the Carrolton area near #DFW; of which obviously the ease of which to drive from Mexico to the United States of America was simplistic, thus why would one of the individuals of the United States of America's Armed Forces Marine Corps branch be treated as he had been? As many governmental assistance programs at the time for various individuals, why would the assistance for a #USMC be considered and treated as less than important to take care of when he had served his country and had been awarded for his actions during his service when involved in #Iraq and #Afghanistan?
Many individuals I had known from 2001 through to 2012 had told me I cared too much about military, law enforcement, fire department, and EMS of the various locations for the United States of America which I did not realize genuinely caring about their safety and well being would or could be considered as such a bad thing; whether active duty, national guard, reservist, and/or veteran. As my head injury occurred during Basic Training and the subarachnoid hemorrhage did a large amount of damage to my brain after waking up from the coma as the Army and Air Force branches learned through my medical appointments mainly from 2000 through 2015, I obviously did not graduate from Basic Training and obviously did not go overseas to be on the frontline with the situations at hand after the attacks on 11 September 2001. However that did not mean I cared any less about the individuals, realistically because of though I had already cared quite a bit; I cared even more and thus while maybe through those times not the most popular beliefs, still the most genuine and honest as possible.
Since well before though mainly beginning during the 2008 Presidential election in which I knew who became President of the United States of America #BarackObama would be, I had stated I was voting for at the time of the 2008 elections for Senator #JohnMcCain and Governor #SarahPalin because of the background specifically of Senator John McCain understanding and comprehending the various aspects of being in the military and as Commander in Chief of the United States of America's Armed Forces I felt there is a need for a minimum understanding of the way the aspects of are necessary to be such. I did vote for who became and was President of the United States of America #GeorgeWBushII as I felt at the time it was mandatory for the points I had felt getting closer, and he did have honorable military service. I know he was able to get away with certain things he would not have been able to get away with if his dad had not been who he was, however that did not change the fact of the military direct connection; which is pertinent in my opinion, in regards of being in charge of the individuals in the branches of the United States of America's Armed Forces various branches and division, as all of the different jobs in the civilian sector there is a job for the most part in the military of with the exception of a few select ones.
However at the time of the 2008 election I was wrongly called all sorts of names including racist, bigoted, homophobic, and etcetera by my own biological family among many others I met since then from 2007 through to 2012 mainly; though also well after, in various ways in reference to the fact while I supported who became and was President of the United States of America Barrack Obama and Vice President of the United States of America Joe Biden because of the fact of the way it is when you respect such whether or not you agree with specifics in the military aspect, however I did not expect my own biological mother/father/sister to ostracize me further than they already had nor did I expect people in various communities to push me away as I had been throughout those times. Ironically my biological sister's husband at the time during 2008 had been one of only a few people in person who listened to my reasons as to why I was voting the way I was back in 2008, though I have not seen him since probably 2009 as the way my biological sister had been in reference to such as well as my biological mother and father.
In such in reference to the 2016 Presidential election as well as through to current times of the 2020 Presidential election, I genuinely know how such feels to be treated differently; though I have known that feeling my whole life, in multiple ways. In regards of many with the exception of my paternal Great-Grandfather and paternal Great Grandmother because I did not and do not look as Chinese/Asian the way my biological sister looks almost Philipino, I was considered as not looking enough of my background ethnically. The irony is in reference to my biological mother's side of the family with the exception of my maternal Grandmother initially up to a certain point, because I did not look Asian enough among several other issues between my biological mother and her siblings; I was treated differently because of the fact, I do not look the way my biological sister had and does. In the Asian community when growing up they knew I was mixed, which meant they did not look at me at those times as a pure breed though as a hybrid; which those who understand certain aspects, I was not looked as highly upon as those who very much did have the physical features thereof. In regards of my political views leaning more towards the Conservative side of the political spectrum while growing up in New Jersey, that very much did not fair well at those times; nor had that been when living in Illinois later in my teenager years before joining the United States of America's Armed Forces Army branch.
Due to the fact I did not graduate Basic Training I was not looked at the same way as those who had whether by civilians mainly, though also by some individuals with the military background; thus, I did not fit in the ways some have. Having voted Republican since I could first vote and maintaining such views while being involved in various lifestyles despite having more of a look of a Democrat yet my views and opinions being far more towards the Republican aspects; I had not fit in with either side nearly the way as more recently in reference to since President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence had been elected in 2016 though more so since returning back to the state of Texas ironically in certain aspects, though not involved with the same communities the way I once was. Since I had my son when I was biologically 19 years old though since the Psalm Sunday 2000 head injury aspect the mental/emotional aspects-ish of a 1 year old and my daughter when I was biologically 20 years old though the mental/emotional aspects-ish of a 2 year old; now in 2020 I do not look as though I have had children, though I had and did as best as I could to raise them both as best as I possibly could. Though there are certain aspects of which the treatment overall in certain ways is more towards certain left-type policies of equality and commonality in the military in reference of acceptance, the overall views of such for myself though a balance of the left and the right; that has not always been viewed as acceptable by some I have known over the years stated.
Thus in reference to what occurred in regards of the individuals who had been upset by the fact President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence became the leaders they are and have become, I have been dealing with the outcries of many for quite some time. I know I am not the only person who has dealt with such situations, though possibly in the manners of which have been different and the length of time possibly. In turn I genuinely feel for those who have been ostracized by those they have had as family for their lives, as I know how that feels; just as I know how it feels when people who have been close friends, treat differently because of the political views and for whatever aspect forget all of the good which should not be forgotten; as that is a part of the connection for humanity, to one another. If such is not genuinely causing problems and simply the aspects of agreeing to disagree cannot be achieved, then the question is why was the friendship in the first place? I have wondered whether certain ones have been real as I once thought, or if it were for the aspects of what could have been done in other aspects; instead of what I thought at the time was genuine and true, which is an oddity to realize such as that is the only way I know how to be and it was not until more recently between 2018 through to the beginning of 2020 that I realized the portions of which were not necessarily as reciprocated at the times.
Possibly a childish view looking back to those times, however such has been as such has been. I had not looked at others for what they could do for me nor what I could do for them, though as genuinely as whatever the relationship aspects were at the time. I know that might be quite naive of my thoughts; though maybe ironically even though I did not graduate Basic Training because of my studies to make sure I did everything possible as correct and accurately as I could before going to Basic Training, that particular set of points stuck with me a bit more-so as oddly as that might be. Ironically I did get scolded or I should type the attempt to scold me by Tammy Hatcher for calling out to my son and my daughter to leave the after school program startled her as she said 'You don't have to be so military when calling their names', as my son and my daughter ran back to where I was instead of doing as they were. Tammy Hatcher did not like the fact my children listened to me without any problems or without having to whine until my children showed up to go home, which in that particular school and school district; possibly they learned certain aspects simply cannot be sugar coated, as the sugar coating does not assist the best to come forward at times.
Ironically and apparently the term sugar coating in known more-so in the United States of America's Armed Forces Navy and Marine Corps branches and the Special Forces divisions of the various branches; in which returning to the original portion of the aspect to this journal blog entry; when I make my decision to vote for who is going to be Commander in Chief of the entire United States of America's Armed Forces and various law enforcement branches and divisions in the federal, local, and state levels I am looking first and foremost to what they themselves have done and accomplished. While I prefer the aspects of the military/law enforcement/fire department direct connections for Congress/Governor/Senate levels as they have certain requirements in which they are in charge of I can bypass looking at such in certain references if their particular work ethics and personal outside of work life has been where they have persisted and shown endurance for the betterment and greater good in different ways, to lead by example. for the betterment of. Though I did not like the fact of then Governor Sarah Palin being on the 2008 election ticket because I knew the purpose had been for the female vote to counteract the aspects of what was being said in reference to who became then President Barrack Obama which I can very much see the exact same in regards of Senator Kamala Harris and though Senator Kamala Harris has the Police Officer and Prosecutor/DA aspects, personally I did like the fact the then Governor Sarah Palin had stated her hunting capabilities and being for the 2nd Amendment and though I personally have not gone hunting in the traditional aspects; I know it is a difficulty of which certain aspects of survival techniques are needed when out in the wilderness, which of course would mean preserving the ecology of the natural environments throughout the United States of America. I still giggle about the fact of the Hockey mom commentary though, as that was a perfect comment and absolutely priceless.
Bringing such all together of this journal blog is a brief Facebook video I had done, on my way back to my apartment after a #WomenForTrump meeting with some fantastically wonderful females; after a bit of construction and/or Police Officer barricades on the highway. :-)
Remember to make sure you are registered to vote as soon as possible, and research the various candidates in your local/state/federal levels to ensure you make an informed decision when going to cast your vote this year. Early voting is before 3 November 2020, though that is the last day you can vote for the 2020 election cycle. Also remember there are elections and voting aspects throughout each year, so make sure to do what you can to stay informed.