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MEMORIAL DAY 2018

| May 21, 2018
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Pictured above: The widow and daughter of Army Sgt. La David Johnson

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a US federal holiday for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed services.

The first US combat death reported in 2018 was Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin, a Green Beret, who joined the US Army three months after arriving in the US from Latvia. It was the immigrant soldier's 4th deployment. 

Perhaps this year, we should also consider those students and teachers and other victims of mass shootings in our thoughts and prayers.

Personally, the fact that we have had 22 school shootings in 2018 alone makes me seriously question what our Congressional representatives and Senators are actually doing on this issue. Is this another instance, similar to Vietnam, Obamacare, and the latest tax reform bill - where they are so totally out of touch with the public pulse that they are either ineffective, impotent, accomplices, or disinterested? 

This question reminds me of a very simple Buddhist teaching that basically boils down to "where there's a will, there's a way." Most Americans don't grow up speaking Mandarin. it begins with a wish and then finding the means to realizing it.

Please don't tell me I am oversimplifying this - these are the people who okay'd the largest military budget in US history - $700 BILLION. I would like to believe that at least some of that is for problem solving.

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THIS EVENING:

I personally feel the best way to differentiate the enormous field of candidates vying for Michelle Lujan Grisham's Congressional seat (CD1) is to hear them in person.

If you are following the slate of races that will be represented in the Primary on June 5th, you should contact your State Party for details of candidate appearances leading up to the June 5 Primary.

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This Week:

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Early Voting has begun and will continue, 8:00am - 8:00pm, Monday through Saturday, through June 2nd.

the Primary Election is Tuesday, June 5th - you can vote 7:00am - 7:00pm

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Link to:    EARLY VOTING INFORMATION

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The Word according to Rev. Barber

"...there is only a moral center."

Have we lost our way? 

Interesting article in today's GUARDIAN: click here to read

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Family is Important

The Queen is smiling. Long live the Queen!

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