Republicans and Christians and Trump! OH MY!

Sheesh.  I’ve just received a big envelope from the Faith and Freedom Coalition.  Now, I’m sure they’ve got their wires crossed, since I’ve been in a state of horrified disbelief ever since Nov. 2016. Be that as it may, this particular bunch of pages included a survey and a request for a donation to support the current administration, listing its many accomplishments. I almost tossed it in the recycle bin, but on second thought decided to vent some of my disgust.

The first and worst part of this ‘presentation’ from the FFers refers to Christian values, which they seem to think they’ve got a lock on. Personally I don’t think they pay much attention to the actual teachings of Christ. Like too many of us, too much of the time, they pick a phrase or two and bend it nicely to support their convictions (or at least the convictions they claim to have). Anytime anybody says “I’m right and you’re wrong and that’s the end of it” I am disposed to  doubt very seriously anything else they may say.

It seems that one big draw of FFism is the idea of closing our borders . . . to undesirable types such as anyone with pigmentation or ideology that differs from those they claim as their own – which in reality is anyone who disagrees with their (decidedly narrow) viewpoint. They seem to have forgotten or managed somehow to rationalize away the fact that this country was founded on the presumption of equality among people, not “people like us in every way”.  Not to mention the notion that church and state should be separate; that the government operates on the principle of justice for all, and no religion can or should be forced upon anyone.

But alas, I’m off target here.  What I cannot discern is how this ‘moral’ and ‘righteous’ bunch can continue to cheer on a man who has proven himself again and again to be a bully and a liar, to mention only two of his defining characteristics.  If this is what you’re lauding as a great leader, I fear very much for this country and for the rest of the planet, since the U.S.A. has, at least until recently, been considered the greatest nation in the world.  If the FFers think they’re the true Christians, I think they need to go back and check their sources.

 

Taking action! At last!

In case you noticed that loooooong post that should have been in the Portfolio (and not in that form, either) has been removed. Thanks to the continuing and truly awesome support and help from Janice and Ann, plus finally a hands-on lesson from my 17-year-old great nephew, I now have a couple more bits of knowledge that might get this site from a black hole to, if not a nova, at least a visible planet! This post constitutes the first wee step; the intent is to take lots more wee ones until I can maybe start jogging! With high hopes and much gratitude, back soon.

Continuing Education

That title refers to my own, and it is a rocky road indeed.  The last post, which I assume will be the one after this, was not intended for this page but as part of my credentials, so to speak.  It will be moved the minute I figure out how!

Welcome to my blog!

Hello Everyone, and welcome to a very new and undisciplined blog. There will be major improvements made in the content – as soon as I figure out how this whole thing works. I promise. How long the figuring out will take is another matter altogether.
Fountain pen image, public domain from Pixabay

Let me briefly introduce myself. I’m Jeannie Michael, and I’m a writer, despite the fact that at present I have a day job that pays the bills and gives me ulcers but does not involve writing in any way. I may tell you about that later; for now, it’s too embarrassing.

I’ve been writing for my own entertainment since I learned to read, but only for the past ten years or so has any of it been for publication. Starting with a couple of the so-called content mills such as ifeelance.com, I lucked out with one ‘content provider’ who had clients all over the place wanting articles on every subject from kitchen cabinets to evidence of water on Mars. Then he started a blog reviewing movies and putting together bios on current celebrities. Then he started doing in-depth reviews of tourist towns on the Costa Blanca. So that’s what I’ve been writing about, amongst other interesting and not-so-interesting subjects.

Basically, I’m a darn good researcher and will tackle most anything, with the very notable exception of modern technology. If it’s technical, electrical, digital or the like, I’ll avoid it like the proverbial plague because it bytes. (Sometimes I just have to entertain myself, sorry.)

Most of what I’ve written for my main client has been published online, but never with my name as author. I do have permission to use any of it as “samples” of my work, so there will be some of those posted – again, as soon as I get a handle on the inner and outer workings of NAIWE and Word Press. With a lot of help from kind and encouraging folks in this organization, I’m working on it, so please stay tuned.