December 21, 2016
Good morning. Goodness, the month of December is quickly fading, and it won't be long before we're all singing Auld Lang Syne and ringing in a new year. When we reach an age where we start noticing how quickly time really does pass, we begin to realize how precious time is. If there are things we have always wanted to do, but never got the chance or had the time, now is the time to do these things.
For me, I've been wanting to take Pogo and spend a few days by the ocean. Somehow, life always seems to get in the way. This summer, I'm going to try really hard to arrange this little trip. I also think I'd like to take a trip by car to somewhere I haven't been before. Hmmm, this one is a bit trickier but I'm going to give it some thought.
There was an interesting article in yesterday's newspaper titled "Cities, counties plan immigrant legal aid after Trump's win." It goes on to name some of the different cities that are setting aside taxpayer funds along with private donations to pay for legal aid for immigrants facing deportation. In Chicago, half of this money will be used to pay 200 "community navigators" who will search out these illegal immigrants and help them to figure out how they can stay here.
The funds being used to aid the illegals runs into the tens of millions of dollars. California alone is talking about tens of million dollars for their state alone. Wow, considering they had no money to build clean water plants when they had no water, I find it super interesting that they now have all this money to promote a project of this size for illegals.
Folks, I realize this country was built by immigrants, but the bulk of them came here through proper channels, worked hard and built a life for themselves and their families. They were not here to destroy and change our morals and our way of life. They came here to have a life.
I have nothing against taking in immigrants. But I do think they should come in legally, and try to assimilate into our country's ways. Learn our language, uphold our laws and work to make your own way. I think most of them should have a sponsor here in this country who is willing to help them.
I do not believe that babies born here by illegal immigrants should be automatically given citizenship, nor do I believe that the illegal immigrants should be given our social security benefits, welfare, free food, housing, medical, transportation, college educations, etc. I do believe in giving a helping hand to folks in need, but there is a difference between a helping hand and total support.
Sad to say, I think that any cities and towns who plan to go against our laws, should be penalized by withholding federal ( and state ) funds. If you have enough money to go against the law, then you certainly don't need federal and state funding. Same goes for sanctuary cities. I think they should all lose their state and federal funding while they are protecting illegal criminals.
'Nuff said. That's my rant for today! Sometimes I just have to say what's really on my mind. By the way, the next column over (in this same newspaper) was titled "Trump cruises to Electoral College victory." Trump finished with 304 votes and Clinton had 227. Donald Trump will now officially become our 45th president. President Trump, I wish you well.
Well, yesterday was a rather quiet day for me and Pogo. Today though, I have grocery shopping to do, and grandson Kevin will be coming by in a couple hours to take me shopping. He is taking finals this week at his college.
Now I need to check my shopping list to make sure I haven't forgotten anything. Before I go, I have another Christmas quick page for you. I hope you like it.
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I'm off now. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.