I'm sure you are as glued to all the media as I am. My TV is on too much, I read newspapers, Facebook, Instagram, everything people send me and I'm still hungry. Gen. John Kelly, Gen. Colin Powell, Senators Chuck Grassley, Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney have joined Gen. James Mattis in criticizing Trump. They are joined by the Bush's, Cindy McCain and additional high ranking military officers in their criticism. Senator Romney marched today. Colin Powell has endorsed Biden. Ads from Republicans against Trump have begun to show up on television. Are we at a turning point? Our reponse to Covid19 was terrible but now the covers have been pulled back.
I copied the following poem on my Instagram (from many others who posted it first) that I'm sure many of you have seen. It really spoke to me and, as I consume media I continue to look back at it.
What if 2020 isn't cancelled?
What if 2020 is the year we've been waiting for?
A year so uncomfortable, so painful, so scary, so raw -
that it finally forces us to grow
A year that screams so loud, finally awakening us
from our ignorant slumber.
A year we finally accept the need for change.
Declare change. Work for change. Become the change.
A year we finally band together, instead of
pushing each other further apart.
2020 isn't cancelled, but rather
the most important year of all.
-- leslie dwight
I hope you will join us for our meeting on Tuesday, with our own Kevin O'Leary. Kevin will talk about his new book, Madison's Sorrow: Today's War on the Founders and America's Liberal Ideal and will also engage in discussion about what is happening in our country today. When I wrote this yesterday morning, I could hear a march going down Culver Drive toward Irvine City Hall and it heartened me.
I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday when we are joined by
Kevin C. O'Leary
who will discuss
with Ann Haley
on Tuesday, June 9
Join us on Zoom!
To join by phone:
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Meeting ID: 849 6800 4319
If you want to know more about Kevin's book, visit his website at www.kevincoleary.com.
I just received some incredibly welcome news that I had to share with you..former President Barack Obama will address the nation today at 2pm Pacific time!!!
I cancelled all Zoom meetings and will be tuning in to hear a voice of sanity. I was happy to hear Joe yesterday...I thought he was great.
Be well and thanks for the notes!
Yesterday, I had barely sent the email to you when Donald Trump took our country down a dark path. It was a sorrowful day and for awhile I was upset and without hope. Why can't the election be tomorrow? Why do we have such a useless group of Republicans (called illiberals by our upcoming speaker), who will not stand up to this man, as part of our government?
So I turned to some of my favorite media for solace and I found some that I wanted to share with you today. I find much of it from Jennifer Rubin, a conservative columnist who is strongly anti-Trump and is thoughtful and often right on. She wrote quickly yesterday and again today. And then, on CNN, Bernard Shaw spoke about the new and different movement and it was hopeful.
Here are a few links:
Jennifer Rubin, yesterday and today
Take some time for Emmanuel Acho's "Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man". This is something I'm going to keep listening to.
Former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw speaks about "There is a new movement being born right now". It was nice to see him!
I hope you had a better day today. Please send me what you are reading or thoughts you have to share. Looking forward to seeing you next Tuesday!
Stay well and stay in touch,
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