Friday, July 1, 2016

STANDPOINT: GUN CONTROL IN AMERICA



Gun control issues have been at the forefront for a very long time.  There are some that believe there should be some changes made to provide a way to keep guns out of the hands of violent criminals.  This is not going to happen, because the bad guys will always find a way to get the guns they want.  If you believe otherwise, you are in denial.

In the Second Amendment to the Constitution, the law reads: "A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."  Short and simple.  This is the law.  Period.

GUNS DO NOT KILL, PEOPLE DO. I am beyond tired of reading and hearing that we have got to do away with guns.  Owning a gun is our constitutional right, and you aren't going to take guns away from law abiding citizens in America.  It is not going to happen, and it shouldn't. People have a right to protect themselves from violent offenders, especially in today's climate.

I, on the other hand, do believe changes need to be made. Over half of the gun related deaths in America are suicide, The majority of the rest are violent crimes, with around 3 percent being accidental.

For once I agree with this administration on something. We are going to have to address the subject of mental illness.  I believe a group of professionals should be put in place to come up with some recommendations and rational solutions to lowering the number of suicides and violent crimes committed by mentally ill individuals without unfair targeting, which is a major concern.  This process will be time consuming, so we will need to go ahead and pass laws on other issues.

I also believe that more restrictions should be put on weapons sold at gun shows.  This is a no-brainer. I believe, just as most Americans do, that background checks are necessary.  Hopefully a more efficient and less time consuming system can be put into place.

We should not only be able to own a gun, we should be able to carry a concealed weapon. I will not change my mind on this and neither will most Americans.

I hope that Congress can get together and pass laws.  The ridiculous sit-in, a political stunt, is no way to get anything done, and neither is acting like children by a majority of congressional leaders. We should all write or contact our leaders and let them know our thoughts on the issue. They do work for us, and are paid by taxes from working people like ourselves.

So let's stop the marches, protests, and ridiculous rhetoric, and get things done.  We all want a safer America.

When I started writing this post, I researched numerous sites. I just kept coming up with the same numbers and percentages, and of course the same arguments from different groups. Everything else is common sense.

To find out more, visit the cdc.gov website.

A note: the AR-15 rifle, below, is not an assault weapon.  There is so much confusion on this weapon.



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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

SOUTHERN HOME FROM HOFFMAN MEDIA


I have found my new favorite magazine, Southern Home.  The Spring and the Summer issues are out, and as you know, Phyllis Hoffman is a never-ending source of all things beautiful.  You have to get to your favorite magazine aisle and purchase.  You can also purchase online from Hoffman Media store here.  ENJOY!


Summer

Spring

Thanks, Lynn! I love them!

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Monday, June 27, 2016

YOU WILL BE MISSED, BILL CUNNINGHAM


The talented legend, Bill Cunningham, has died at age 87. I don't know anyone that was loved more.  His sweet smile and happy face and his beautiful photography cheered us up for many years.

Cunningham left Harvard to pursue a career in hat making, later going on to a become a famous fashion, society, and street photographer for the New York Times.

You will be missed, Bill Cunningham.





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I AM JUST GETTING STARTED


The last several weeks have been no picnic for me.  If you have been reading my STANDPOINT posts, and especially the comments, you know that I have been dragged through the mud, called a terrorist, a murderer, a liar, incorrect, hater, racist, you name it!  Some of the comments were filled with such hate and lies. The worst one thusfar was received yesterday from a public relations person based in New York.

Comments on a few of these Facebook pages have been horrific to say the least. The image below was placed as a comment on the Facebook page of one these irrational jerks, the same jerk that said I had called gays pedophiles in one of my posts, which if you have read, you know is a lie.



It has become obvious to me that there are so many Americans filled with hate.  I have been attacked on Twitter, Facebook, my Splendid Sass Facebook page, and the Facebook pages of others.  A company that I was an affiliate for, Domino, removed me as an affiliate because they were asked to on twitter by a few of the people I am speaking of above.  I lost some blogger friends, and was asked by one to remove their blog link from my blogroll.  They have every right to do so.

Many were afraid to comment on the terrorism post. This is America people!

I AM NOT GOING ANYWHERE.  I haven't finished what I set out to do.  I have many subjects left to post on. 

These posts are to prove that we have become a POLITICALLY CORRECT America, where an opinion is not accepted if it is in opposition to the beliefs of another.  This causes hate and separates people.  It is clear to me that not only did many commenters not read the previous posts, they either didn't read, or miscomprehended the post they were commenting on.

Thank you to the people that have been kind whether they agree or not with what I am writing about.  Shame on those of you that have spewed such hate.  I believe I am proving my point, and at the same time educating people on issues.

My next post will be on gun control.  I continue the research on this and hope to post early next week.

Thank you to the thousands that have been reading! Happy Weekend, friends!

IF YOU MISSED

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

IN ADDITION


Since my next post continues to be researched, I thought you may find this more than interesting, especially coming from Bill Maher.  

The video contains true and important information.  Americans need to be in the know.

If you missed my post on Radical Islamic Terrorism, you can find it here.



See you soon with some fabulous interior design!
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

TUESDAY FAVORITE


Perfection. So many possibilities. 



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Sunday, June 19, 2016

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

Happy Father's Day to my Daddy in Heaven and all of the fathers and father-like figures in our lives.  We love you!



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