DOES MITCH MCCONNELL THINK BLACK LIVES MATTER?
June 7, 2020
DOES MITCH MCCONNELL THINK BLACK LIVES MATTER?
WE MUST MAKE MITCH MCCONNELL BELIEVE BLACK LIVES MATTER. Enough to make the Senate vote on Congress’s new bill. Enough to ENSURE A VETO OVERRIDE.
America has come together in protesting against police brutality towards black people. Many commentators have said, this seems different than the 60s, like something might actually get done.
THE HARDEST PART IS YET TO COME—TO GET FEDERAL LAWS, SWEEPING LAWS PASSED TO END THESE CONTINUED TRAGEDIES AGAINST PEOPLE OF COLOR. PROVE BLACK LIVES MATTER IN THE ENTIRE USA.
DEMOCRACY CANNOT FAIL IN THE USA. YOU CAN MAKE IT WORK.
CONVINCE MITCH MCCONNELL. MAKE HIM CONVINCE THE SENATE.
The Democratic Congress has plans to pass sweeping laws, to including changes to police accountability laws: revising immunity provisions, creating a database of police use-of-force incidents, ban on chokeholds. And more. But all these things must pass the Senate, and then the President.
Forget the President. He’s in La-La Land.
HOW TO MAKE THE SENATE VOTE ON SWEEPING LAWS TO PREVENT POLICE BRUTALITY. BLACK LIVES MATTER.
Every member of the Senate, Democrats sure, but a must the Republicans, and most of all McConnell, must be associated with George Floyd’s death. Posters need to be made to carry with McConnell’s face right next to Floyd’s with an appropriate caption—see my trial poster above. The same goes for your state’s Republican Senators. Just substitute their photo for McConnell’s above, and their name in the printing on Floyd’s caption.
Mitch McConnell has proven he alone can squelch anything the Congress sends him. He just won’t vote on it. We MUST convince him! And the Republican Senators. The pressure must be so intense they cannot stand it. Every minute of every day send thousands of emails, letters, texts, Tweets, Instagram and Facebook posts with McConnell’s or your Republican Senator’s photo next to Floyd’s. OVERWHELM THEM WITH DEMOCRACY. SHOW MITCH MCCONNELL BLACK LIVES MATTER. Pictures are powerful. Please, those who know how to do this, PLEASE, start this NOW.
SEND MCCONNELL AND GOP SENATORS YOUR PHOTOS AND MESSAGE BELOW
- TWEET TO MCCONNELL TWITTER
- CONTACT MCCONNELL FACEBOOK
- MCCONNELL INSTAGRAM
- GOP U.S. SENATE TWITTER
- GOP U.S. SENATE FACEBOOK
- GOP U.S. SENATE INSTAGRAM
If McConnell is pressured enough, he will make sure there is a vote. If you pressure the Republican Senators enough, then a vote will be positive.
But you must pressure them enough to get a two-thirds majority in each chamber, so when the President vetoes it, they can still pass it. Just the threat of an override of a veto has been enough for most presidents in the past to not veto. But we all know THIS President is totally unpredictable. He feels he can shoot someone in broad daylight and get away with it. So, he will likely NOT sign it and veto it, even with a threat of override. If there ever is a time to show the power of the people, this is it.
PLEASE VOTE IN NOVEMBER!!
THE OTHER GREAT THING ALL PROTESTERS CAN DO IS GET OUT AND VOTE THIS NOVEMBER. You were willing to risk being infected by Coronavirus to protest, but the most powerful change you can accomplish is by getting rid of Republican leaders, voting in those who care about people of color and stopping police brutality. VOTE !!
Veterans Day short story “Roses and Cookies”
November 11, 2019
This audio short story on Veterans Day, Vietnam War, and PTSD, “Roses and Cookies” is in audio form for good reason. Click on the recording below and you’ll find out why.
Once you are done come back and give me comments on the blog.
References: included are some statistics of veterans in Vietnam, and some discussions about PTSD. Also, a link to a prior post on Vietnam.
1) Casualties in the Vietnam War
2) Diseases caused by Agent Orange
3) Getting help for PTSD
4) What is war? A discussion of Vietnam.
Crime Thriller and sex trafficking, ‘One Eighty’
August 30, 2019
Don’t miss my new book, One Eighty, a crime sex trafficking thriller involving veterans set in Colorado. Here are some tidbits on why I wrote it.
A veteran who more than survives after war and injury:
It seems to me veterans who don’t make it after war make the news most frequently. Attending the Naval Academy during the Vietnam War, I had many experiences then with hatred of veterans. I wanted One Eighty to focus on veterans who made it in society after recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They have their problems but overcome. The main protagonist, Var, lost a leg and an arm and had concussive brain injury from an IED. But that did not stop him from rock climbing or road biking. He even kept up his sense of humor. He continued his profession as a doctor and became a private investigator.
Other unusual veteran characters
His Marine and war friend, OJ Cromwell, though burned out from war and a murderous tour as homicide detective in New Orleans, becomes a detective in the Front Range to help stabilize Var and his other friend, Buddy. Buddy, a deadly soldier, became an emotional wreck after the Battle of Fallujah. He can only see people through mirrors and glass, but then sees their true self and intentions. He helps OJ with several cases. All three of them have been brothers in arms in Iraq or Afghanistan. Their bond undergoes severe trials from Var’s infatuation with his “one true love,” Angela.
Book Themes: war, love, sex, human trafficking, crime, power.
The themes of the book include survival after war, it’s not easy to give up on a long-lost soulmate love (Angela) and move on, how best laid intentions of Angela to make a life-saving asthma drug go astray when money to fund it must come from human sex trafficking, and how the desire for more power and sex can kill, and can end the NFL.
Veterans, Colorado, crime, and thrillers–that’s me.
You might say I’m a thriller/mystery writer because that’s the genre I love to read, but also am obsessed with murder, evil, and how they interact with good, even in the same character. So, a crime sex trafficking thriller fits! I like to push the plot to limits to give readers a page turner.
Real life experiences and characters:
I infused One Eighty with many real-life experiences of veterans because I have known or cared for thousands in my 30 years of medical practice in the Navy and the VA. A lot of my personal experiences and local color are included so readers who live in Northern Colorado, should enjoy seeing familiar haunts, like Estes Park, Loveland, and Fort Collins. In the book, the town of Thompson is fictional, but if you know the area, you will enjoy similarities.
How I fact checked this crime sex trafficking thriller
I fact check my books through interviews with local police, detectives, one of my writing group who is in forensics, physical therapists for the VA, reading the books in the acknowledgements, my son who is a rock climber, myself who is a road biker and physician and was stationed with the Marines, and many other personal experiences as a physician in the Navy and VA, as a fly fishing guide in the Front Range and Rocky Mountain National Park, and of course everyone’s fact checker, Google. Another great source everyone should read is The Forever War by Dexter Filkins.
If you review the book, it will help other veterans.
I hope you enjoy reading One Eighty. If so, please write a review. It will help me and other veterans out a lot. Also, word of mouth is the best advertising, so if you feel it worthy, please tell your friends and others about this book. As a result, maybe several veterans will read it and it will spur them to move forward.
My next book:
My next book for this year should be a semi-autobiographical mix of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry about the literal and metaphorical journey to the Cheyenne VA hospital, for me and veterans I cared for. While that one is cooking, I have a sequel to The Guide, with Stony taking on a CIA assassin. Var and OJ from One Eighty are in it, too!
Please visit my Amazon site https://www.amazon.com/Milt-Mays/e/B00HCSDC76%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share for a look at my other books and stories.
Milt Mays, MD, Captain Medical Corps, US Navy, retired.
How to Make Climate Change Matter
November 30, 2018
Can we beat oil-related industries and end climate change?