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Enough Already
By Mona Lease

Hi, all!! It's not stopped since our Presidential Election decided that Donald Trump was our next President - someone cheated for Trump - Russia "helped" our presidential outcome.

A US District Judge will not dismiss a lawsuit filed by three protesters who say then-candidate Donald Trump encouraged violence against them at one of his (Trump's) rallies. Trump University gets sued and loses. A reported 3,700 former students are to receive reimbursement.

Another District Judge (of Hawaii) upgraded a temporary restraining order to block the enforcement of President Trump's revised travel ban. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman, Richard Burr, say they have seen no evidence to confirm that the Obama Administration used a wire tap on Trump as President Trump has claimed.

President Trump's "budget" boosts the military while cutting the EPA and State Department. Someone, somewhere in our government (I forget where, I was reaching for an airsick bag) wants protection in exchange for information he supposedly has about the "Russian hacking" into our presidential election system. Someone else in our government needs to know they will be protected as they have information we need concerning our government's "dealings."

No - you can't say "Happy Easter"...Easter is a pagan holiday. You have to call it "Resurrection Sunday" - therefore you'd say "Happy Resurrection Sunday" - right? Hunting Easter Eggs is's pagan...somehow. The Easter Bunny is not real - does not leave an easter basket - and does not lay colored eggs like he (she?) brings. I say all of this because I've listened to all of this for the last 20 years and I've taken time to watch the kiddies' reactions to this. Moving past any remarks or questions I'd have here:

"Whatever you call "that Sunday"...everyone agrees it was a day in history that "something happened"....and is a day to actually "do" something....Spring always follows "this Sunday." And we all see signs - fat robins hopping in the yard...a male robin inspecting a stray dried-up leaf for it's suitability for the nest...before "this Sunday."

I wonder if we quit the incessant nit-picking and focused on something more important - would that give us our desired answers...less drug usage...less crime in our home towns?? Now, don't get all bent out of shape here but, - Russia was our ally in one of our World Wars...Russia was a large presence in stopping Hitler...which benefitted people world wide. I'm not saying we should not be aware of what's happening...but Trump is President. I think we need to impeach him or be quiet and live our lives. We have kiddies watching how we respond to this stuff. We - as a people - did not kick up this much of a fuss over Obama and say - the Affordable Health Café Act. I'll leave you with something more palatable - it's Spring.

Pussy Willows: According to an old Polish legend, a Mother cat was crying at the bank of a river in which her kittens were drowning. The willows at the river's edge longed to help her, so they swept their long graceful branches into the waters to rescue the kittens who had fallen into the river while chasing butterflies. The kittens gripped on tightly to the branches and were safely brought to the shore. Each springtime since, goes the legend, the willow branches sprout tiny fur-like buds at their tips where the kittens once clung.

F.E.A.R has two meanings: Forget everything and run...or Face everything and rise. The choice is yours. - Back Towards the Light.

Remember, anyone can love you when the sun is shining. In the storms is where you learn who truly cares for you. - Anonymous

Toddlers To-Do List: Ask for a sandwich. Refuse to eat the sandwich. Complain that their sandwich was taken away from them. Cry about not having a sandwich.

No matter how badly someone treats you, never "drop to their level" Remain calm, stay strong, and walk away from them. -

Not everyone will understand your journey. That's okay. You're here to live your life, not make them understand. - Sungazing

And, every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling "This is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!" And each day it's up to you to yank your hand back, put it on your heart and say, "No, this is what's important."

Remember the kiddies and our service people. Take good care of the furry and feathered ones out there. Be safe and healthy. See ya next time. Ever Toodles!! MONA

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