I Hate Having a Mental Illness.

Prisoner
Prisoner

I hate having a mental illness.

I hate the stifling everyday management
of it.

The realization that everything I want is mine
but for this stone thrown in my path by fate
or my Mother or that inexplicable genetic
variable that
has nothing to do with either.

I hate having a mental illness.

I hate the fear and shame.

Of knowing that friends leave because of
a quirk that causes me to say things
too personal or too cutting.

Of the cognitive dissonance of an adult body
and a child’s spirit that
doesn’t understand
the limits of time.

Of the shrinks, the bewilderment and
the inability to
know the difference between
ignorance
and malice.

I hate having a mental illness.

I hate it with the passion of this
prayer
that tomorrow I will awaken
and be healed.

RG 2015

mhwgmember2015Blog for Mental Health 2015

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NRA Props up Trump’s Campaign with Multi-Million Dollar Benghazi Smear

Art by Rob Goldstein
Why won’t the GOP investigate the Invasion of Iraq?

“The NRA’s Political Victory Fund, the political arm of the nation’s largest gun lobby, launched its first campaign ad of the political cycle after the NRA endorsed Trump back in May.

According to USA Today, the group plans to spend $2 million on this campaign.

The 30-second ad titled, “Stop Clinton, Vote Trump,” will air on national cable and on broadcast channels in the battleground states of Colorado, Ohio, Nevada, Florida, Virginia and Pennsylvania.

“A lot of people say they’re not going to vote this November because their candidate didn’t win; Well, I know some people who won’t be voting this year either,” Mark Geist, a Marine Corps veteran and Benghazi attack survivor, says in the ad as he walks through a cemetery.”

Salon

I know about hundreds of thousands of Americans and Iraqis who aren’t alive because of our dishonest Invasion of Iraq. What’s your point GOP?

Art by Rob Goldstein
Smear Campaigns Are Not Policy

Anyone who thinks the Benghazi investigation is anything more
than a GOP abuse of power for political gain is brainwashed.

This is just another in a series of GOP lead smear campaigns
against Bill and Hillary Clinton. that date back to the 1990’s.

Smear campaigns and scandal mongering are not leadership or public policy.

Talk to me about the economy and our broken mental health system.

Tell me what you intend to do to improve the quality of our lives.

Spare me the sight of your revolting use of our dead sons and daughters
to spread lies and disinformation.

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Tuesday afternoon

From musingsofanoldfart

musingsofanoldfart

As I think of the fabulous Moody Blues’ song, let me share a few random musings on this cloudy Tuesday. Technically, it is morning here, but since Greenwich time is five hours ahead, the title has merit.

If we look at the US presidential election, what are the signals telling us? The Democrat candidate is being supported by major party leadership, some of whom are on the campaign trail. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who scares Republicans because of her history of fighting for those who have been screwed over, has joined with Hillary Clinton to advocate the message of helping the middle class and those in need with actual programs. There is no better advocate for the disenfranchised than Warren.

On the flip side, the Republican candidate has leaders bailing on him and hiding when he says his latest inane thing. Conservative columnist Michael Gerson has been against Donald Trump and what…

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