Government Shutdown & Nonsense Politics

I never was a politics-type of person. I do keep up what’s going on with the world. I never understood how someone so ignorant and do not care about the American people can be this selfish and careless. This is literally a sequence of greed and a future economic crash.

The Trump administration asked for $1.6 billion for border security in the budget THEY PROPOSED to Congress. Since the Republicans were in control of both houses of Congress, both houses passed bills to fully funded that $1.6 billion request. After the bill passed both houses of Congress, An Coulter and Rush Limbaugh said some awful things about Donald Trump. Who hasn’t?

Trump suddenly thought $1.6 billion was not enough and demanded $5 billion more for his wall to keep the government open. He even bragged that he would shit down the government to get his wall. Notice he uses a lot of “me”, “I” and “my” when mentioning the wall.

Up to this point, Republicans controlled both houses of Congress and did not spend one dollar on building the wall. At the time, Paul Ryan was still Speak of the House when the government shut down not Nancy Pelosi. The first thing Nancy Pelosi did when she became Speaker of the House was pass the same bill that fully funded the Trump’s administration’s $1.6 billion request for border security.

If Mitch McConnell would put that bill on the floor in the Senate today, the bill would pass easily and then Trump would have to veto it to keep the government shut down. A lot of people do not know that there is absolutely nothing stopping Congress and the Trump administration from opening the government while they negotiate funding for the border wall. Nothing. It can be done today but they chose not to.

Federal workers and contractors have already missed several paychecks and many of whom are still working without pay with no possibility of back payment.

The government have been broken for a long time. However, Trump and his administration is holding the American people hostage just because he wants a wall. People are getting evicted from their home and can’t pay their mortgages. People can not pay for their medications which is already expensive but can cause serious symptoms, hospitalizations and possibility of death. Trump calls his wall a crisis. No, holding the people hostage and making them work without pay is a crisis.

Supporting Local Artist

I believe that supporting local artist has more meaning and value than spending thousands on generic work. Art and culture has the ability to enhance the quality of life for a community. Art is something that truly nurtures the spirit. However, there are a lot artists today that are “starving artists” including myself.

It is really important to support local arts. When you do, you support all aspects of creative freedom. Artists create art to reflect their ideas and their hidden messages behind their work. The art is artists create are from our heart and passions. It is much more meaningful then those big corporate companies.

Society, unfortunately classified art differently. I am tired of seeing what most of society classified as art. Artists try to sell their work and some either want it for a lower price or free. By this, they devalue the work we put into the piece. It is not some piece of simple jewelry, drawing, design, clothing, books, etc. It takes hours, days, weeks, sometimes months to plan and create one piece.

For me, I also fit the mold of a “starving artist”. I am a graphic designer, an illustrator, I sell art prints, and even wrote poetry. It is difficult to obtain clients and potential buyers for art prints. At the end of the day, we do what we love and would love more support from the rest of society.

For those who follow me, I really appreciate you all. It means a lot to me. You can find my art prints at http://www.society6.com/LunaNightingale

The Good Girl

Good girls are always taught to be on point and polite everytime. They are taught to swallow their pride and sugarcoat their anger. They need to bend over backwards while others trespass their boundaries and act compliment. From a very young age, we are taught to keep our mouths shut and our legs closed. To apologize profusely for simply existing. It’s exhausting. I just want to tell everyone to shut the hell up most of the time. We always seem to have to wait our turn or need a valid reason to even speak what’s on our minds in the first place. Am I a feminist? No. However, I was labeled “the good girl”, “the geeky girl”, the weird girl”, and even “the ugly girl”.

I rather be the bad girl. The one with dreams and desires but can still what what I set my mind to. Being able to accept that I am a nerd and like the deviate from society and from the norm. I’m acquainted with my “dark side”, my more expressive side. This doesn’t mean I am a cruel person. It just means I am embracing all the things society tells me I am not “allowed” to do. This doesn’t mean you cannot be kind. There should be more genuine kindness in the world. I didn’t stop being kind. I stopped letting people and society think I had to be “like” them.