The Fraudster Who Wrote the Song???

Dear readers,

How many of you are fans of Johnny Cash? Yes, Johnny Cash, Ring of Fire fame. Johnny Cash, Johnny Paycheck, whatever. Old country aside, I have a warning for you all. Jason has discredited Jony Cash’s song Rose of my Heart as being his own. He passes songs off as his own, and it’s heartbreaking for the Johnny Cash estate. Johnny wrote that song for his wife then, June, and it was one of his last songs, along with the cover of Hurt, Solitary Man, and Everywhere. I’m sorry, but the only legitimate thing Jason really did was record himself having a sing off with Sarah McLachlan’s I Wish I Had a River I Could Skate Away On. Sounds awful, and it is rather awful. He also tried writing verses about both me and Caitlin and now, he replaced some of the recordings of us at our happier moments with recordings of him singing with drunk women. Ugh. But the passing off songs as his own writing is disheartening.

I’d like to say right now that I love Johnny Cash’s song, and I will forever never mistake Johnny Cash again for another singer. Johnny Cash had a great love for June Carter, and they were married for years and years until their passing after the cover of Hurt. When June and Johnny passed away, trust me I was heartbroken at hearing this. I thought their love story was worth hearing. It is not, however, worth telling Jason’s story over and over again anymore. And now that you know who truly did write the Rose of my Heart, and how lazy the fraudster who said he did it actually is, let’s move on. If you’d like to see a video of Johnny Cash singing Rose of my Heart, please look it up on YouTube Music. Or another source.

Beth

open letter to the president of the United States

Dear Donald Trump,

Notice I didn’t put the title you wrongfully earned in the top of this letter. I’d like to inform you that I and thousands and millions of others are clearly upset with you. We’re tired of your ants and antics regarding that stupid border wall. It’s not big and beautiful, it’s ugly and a sign of evil. It reminds me of a book I read called Messenger, in which the people of a village try to build a wall and throw out all the newcomers, only to be saved by someone young and strong who gives his life for that village. That, my friend, is a great book and you should consider reading it. It’s by Lois Lowry and it’s in the Giver series, but I’ve read the whole quartet. This book should give you an idea of what you’re doing, which is wrong, and the prophecy of the old world is written right there in the words of this book. Your border wall won’t last, I guarantee that. It won’t.

Another thing I’m clearly upset about is your retribution against those who don’t like you. Look, I don’t like you, but the only thing you did right by us blind people was to ratify the Marrakesh Treaty. You ratified the Marrakesh Treaty that gives us access to books not otherwise accessible to us. Why not tell the publishers of Kindle books to allow text to speech to read on Kindle for PC? I don’t want to hear, but it violates this or that law, or it will take money from them. No it won’t. We want books in our hands as much as you get the Bible in your evil hand, so give us the books. I’ll make this an ultimatum: give us all rights to read or you won’t be reading much anymore.

Another thing we want you to understand and start doing is developing empathy for others. You have zero empathy. Why? And why are you in a leadership position when you clearly have no backbone? You are forcing people to like you, and guess what? In the rules of universal friend making, that is against all the rules. I can’t force you to like what is written here in this letter, but someone has to tell you that if you don’t treat people with respect and dignity, you won’t get far. You insulted my community, insulted your way to the top, and you think you can get rid of people who don’t like or respect you. Well, that’s not right. You need to form attachments and have empathy to be in a leadership position. If you don’t have empathy, you will hurt someone. You already hurt me deeply by winning an election and insulting your opponents. You aren’t playing this game fair, and I see it all the time in sports and online gaming. So what if you played me in Monopoly? I bet I could bankrupt your sorry ass quicker by saying, boardwalk, park place. Yes, I could build hotels on those props, and you would like, well, should I say die? Should I say lose? You’d cry a bit more if you knew I bankrupted all my opponents in Monopoly, and earned the nickname “Miss Moneybags.” So what? I still choose my opponents well, and choose the opponents that actually play the game fair. My fiancé, Trenton, and I like to play games together, but I never call him a loser. We congratulate each other, but I always put in some good natured trash talk in the mix. You, on the other hand, don’t. Think of this election as a game. You lose? Well, if you lose, you have to congratulate your opponent, and go quietly. This is rather upsetting that you think insulting and making personal attacks on your opponents is a good idea, it’s not. As a woman, I wish Hilary had thrown a punch at you while she was walking out the door and said, you’re creepy and you don’t need to come to the next debate. I win fair and square, and you need to get off your high horse while you’re at it. Hilary is not crooked, so deal with it. Nobody’s more crooked than yourself. And the sad thing is that I’ve got friends who actually support the crookedness in your soul, which makes me sick.

If I were in your shoes, I’d get rid if Ken Cuccinelli because he’s a jerk, and misquoting the Statue of Liberty is bunk. I won’t have him excluding immigrants with disabilities for a green card. Let them get a green card. Do you know what alternatives there are for these people? None. They can’t stay in Mexico if they are violently attacked constantly, or if female, they are sexually abused. In India, females with disabilities are routinely denied an education because they’re disabled. You need to stop being so mean to these people, and let them come here. We were a nation built on immigrants. What the hell did you do a few generations ago? The Italians and Irish got here fairly and legally, escaping persecution, and the Italians in general came here because of life in Italy, and same with those in Ireland. Now it’s Africans you hate, but guess what? I’ve got an idea that might strike you as uncomfortable, but let the africans in and apologize for calling their countries “shithole countries.” I cannot tell you how many times the news went ballistic when you called them this, and couldn’t air the comment because it was so vulgar. You yourself are vulgar, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wished I could just strike you when you weren’t looking, with words, books, and a lot of flowers that would put the baby to sleep. No, I don’t want bloodshed because of you, I just want you to shut up and stop running your mouth about others and foreigners. I admit that there are taxi drivers who drive me bonkers, but I have no right to call their countries a vulgar name and tell people that only Norway has acceptable immigrants. I don’t want Norwegian blondes in my apartment, okay? I want the ones no one wants, and if I were to become President, as I am two years shy the constitutional regulations, I’d make sure they can come, and that Ken the Jerk is booted out of this country and sent to Iceland. Yep, cold hard Iceland, where the Brave New World refugees are sent after they violate the laws of the Brave New World. They are rewarded sort of, but it’s a punishment nonetheless. You yourself should be punished for the border wall construction, and the drones that struck the Middle East Terrorists could soon one day strike at the White Terrorists who want my husband to be dead. I want to live in a safe country for all people, a safe country for women and girls and a safe place for me and my man and kids. I’m like June Osborne in the Handmaid’s Tale, who, spoiler alert, took many children away from Gilead to prove a point, and she and Luke eventually will meet. In person. I’m even more than June because I’m a real person, and June is a character in a book, but she can be very relatable. I don’t want to be impregnated by you and your ilk, so please stop being who you are and conform to the Constitutional regulations. If you win, that’s your last election and you have to go quietly. Don’t give me there will be civil war. There won’t. What there could be is a registry of hate groups, and MAGA will become a symbol of hate, as it already has become. It’s your stupid policies and laws that allow girls like Rebecca Strom Stewart to pilfer people like my buddy in Arizona who hates her. She is an aggressive woman who can’t even get any, and if you lose Melania, maybe you should marry her and you two get the hell out of the United States. Go somewhere like Siberia, Iceland, somewhere going north, pale, cold. Don’t come back to your resorts in Florida or New Jersey because we the country will turn them into places of refuge for women you’ve hurt, the Jeffry Epstein victims, so many more. We will turn your Bedminster home into a place where blind women can come and rest their weary heads, can escape abuse in a place where abuse is not welcome. Don’t do rallies in Colorado because we have a governor who can seriously kick butt.

Colorado, by the way, is off limits for your votes. You need to stop doing misinformation campaigns against everything from pop culture to the government to the number of folks at these ilk ridden rallies. Rebecca might attend one in Phoenix, so you go there and you guys can make out on the microphone and talk all you want to, but don’t show me any pictures of you guys naked in public. I don’t want to see either of you guys in public, not after Bernie Sanders wins. Because you know he will, he represents the little guy. Perhaps a woman will beat you too, and it will be like Hilary was redeemed. So Trump, do us all a favor and go quietly into the night. Don’t speak, don’t say a single word. Don’t talk against me, you don’t know how to shut your mouth. You know I’m angry as hell, you want to destroy Native American lives, and you can’t do that anymore. Not when the Democrats win. Which they will, and you’ll have to just go quietly into your little hut in Florida and get a whisky off the tap, and drink your worries away. We’re sorry, but this is what women want. We don’t want people to do things that are wrong, we want people to understand that all people are welcome in the United States, and the judges you appointed to the Supreme Court will be fired because they are crooked. Neil and Brent are just asking to be fired, and we don’t need extremists in the court.

Anyway, while I’m at it, you will have to watch the Handmaid’s Tale, a show on Hulu which depicts the book by Margaret Atwood. It’s a good book and show phenomenon that perfectly captures what you’re doing. Your administration hates women, emboldens people to be racist and even more racist you are, and allows people to kill my man without warrant or consent. The state of Colorado will not put up with your filth, so go quietly. Leave us, don’t talk anymore. Your misguided attempts to get reelected will fail. Your opponents will throw your lanterns aside and reveal who you really are.

Sincerely,

Beth

Threats on Facebook? Don’t believe it.

Dear readers,

Recently, I found out what a frenemy, Caitlin, is up to. Unfortunately, Caitlin, AKA the “Rose of my Heart”, according to the named ex I’ve written about for what seems like ages, threatened a friend on Facebook, and is engaging with him. Caitlin is not as weak as one would think, but she has told me not to speak out against Jason, but first and foremost, it’s not just about one man. It’s about a disease that is plaguing our nation. This country is falling for racists, white Supremacists, and many other bad persons. First and foremost, I’m angry, but angry means good in my case. Nobody has the right to sit there and gaslight me or call me misogynistic bullshit names like, for example, loonbag. That’s done and over and won’t be tolerated. Caitlin R. Herron is a dangerous character and is weaker because of Jason. She’s been hanging out with him online forever and a day now, and threatened a friend on Facebook, who I won’t name for her privacy reasons. This friend reported her page and the page has been locked so she can’t send messages. Please beware the threats that might come after any of you, the ones who actually give a care in the world. The threatening notices from Caitlin do not add up, and I personally shrugged and figured she’d blocked me on Facebook. Maybe she should take a look at what she’s doing to contribute to the problem of abuse in the disabled community. There’s too much infighting and worst case scenarios, cutting each other down. Jason and Caitlin can’t be together, not at all, and people who assist him obviously don’t get it. Why would I want to assist someone who encourages infighting and incoherence in the disabled community? Here’s someone you should back up. Read the information below.

Clayton Jacobs, a talented rapper and songwriter, leader, activist, probably more if you look, is someone I have been backing forever. Clayton and I have a good relationship, just a friendship, okay, peoples? He’s been fighting Trump, fighting everything that the bad boys stand for. Clayton invented a way to make currency accessible, but received no credit for his invention at all. He’s a talented musician, rapper, songwriter, probably a poet, and even moreover, a political activist who’s trying to change the world. It’s people like him who are desperate to get the community together to fight the bad guys, kick some serious butt, and move us through progress, equality, rights for all. He did a song under the name Esoteric Quality, which the name sounded good, but it didn’t work out. Nobody is listening to his message, and I encourage all of you to listen to his latest rap song on YouTube. Even more, he struggles, just like most of us do. He understands what it is like under the social security system, what it’s like to have a power play against him in the justice system and custody disputes and all, he’s a wise young man but I wish he was a lot older. Nothing personal, just he’d look the part if he was 80, but his soul has already reached that age. Clayton is a true hip hop artist, doesn’t steal songs and verses for himself or discredit other artists, and doesn’t commit abuse or fraud. Clayton needs our backing, and I believe not only does he need our backing, but other people do as well. I could never rap as well as he does, honestly, and I could sing but he sings good too. However, I want everybody to back Clayton’s work. He’s been working on a new website, and I will have the details here in this blog. Just make sure you tune in.

As for the people he despises, Clayton doesn’t support Trump, and it’s people like my x, Clayton’s former friends in Arizona and many others who make this country not so great. What makes it great is the diversity of people who come here, not the billionaires or the supremacists who insist that blacks are not humans. It’s the people who contribute good to this country, people who make this country strong, but right now, we still have misogyny, and we still have sexist jokes and remarks made about us women because men are jerks. NOt all men, as I’ve profiled a man who is not a jerk. My significant other iis no jerk, though he does say he is sometimes, I guess he grovels a bit too much. However, Trenton is not a jerk. He never did anything wrong, never abused a living thing in his life, and I’m glad we found each other on Twitter. So you all need to back someone who contributes good. Myself, Trenton, Clayton, my other friends who read this blog without question, and not the people who are trying to threaten my friends’ lives.

A couple of items to clean up before I go insane

Dear readers,

I wrote something I probably should clarify. When I mentioned immigrants in Minnesota last year, as I was talking about recovery and therapy and how a disabled person can get the right tools they need, I wanted to point out a couple of things. But I didn’t have time to do this. One, Minnesota and especially Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the largest Somali diaspora in the United States as far as I know. My ex was a Somali born American citizen and he knows about it. The thing with some if not most immigrant groups of Somalis and certain kinds of Muslim families is that they go by a really antiquated system of honor. It’s all about that one stupid H word that is written in my earrings: honor. Let me explain what a Somali girl in Minnesota might face.

If she is six or seven, as in the Marehan clans, or even five or four, as in some other clans of the greater tribes, she is cut. Yes, I mean, razor between the legs and all that bad stuff. It’s a dangerous ritual that perpetuates the purity myth which hurts little girls and women all over Africa and the world. We should be banning FGM, female genital mutilation, very soon. In Denver, I haven’t seen so much as a lady lift a razor to a little girl’s genitalia, but it is still a dangerous ritual. Certain sects of islam prefer to cut the girl as young as six, and I read an article about such a dangerous ritual performed on one such girl by a female pediatrician, one who might have been passed off as a cutter. The cut, the girl called it, was known as a Patna, and it was a dangerous ritual that left the poor young woman sexually handicapped in a lot of ways. Men get all the pleasure in some areas of the world, and it bothers me that women can’t experience that same pleasure. When a woman’s clitoris is removed, it really messes up her body and makes it altogether difficult to bear a child, and one woman I read the memoir of did just that. Fadumo Korn was married and had several children, she was a big time activist with Somali women and is against FGM. The cutting of girls is illegal and can be prosecuted as child abuse, of course.

This is a harmful custom that should never be legal in the United States, as is another custom I’m about to discuss. Child or forced marriage.

In Massachusetts, it is legal for thirteen-year-olds to get married, but what is the point! The Ayaan Hirsi Ali foundation has written and spoken with a lot of girls whose stories are told on their website, http://www.theahafoundation.org/

The AHA Foundation tells one such story of a girl in the Virgin Islands, now this is not Muslim but still Muslims do this anyway. The girl dreamed about marrying a good man and wearing a mermaid gown, so the story goes, but she ended up traumatized, forced to serve a sexual abuser’s purpose. This is child marriage, a perversion of what marriage truly is, which is the love between two consenting adults of either the same or differing genders. So what if it’s a gay marriage? It must be done between two consenting adults, that means eighteen. I’ve heard from an old friend and a cousin of my ex that there are young girls, eighteen in fact, or even sixteen who agree to marry a guy old enough to be their grandfather. I can’t stand the idea of being married to an old man, so why should any other girl or woman think of this? This is a cross cultural issue, and there is data to suggest that child marriage only makes the poverty system cycle a lot more vicious in scope. Immigrant groups who want to practice child marriage or honor related violence and crimes such as the one that killed Nur AlMaleki in Arizona should definitely not be allowed here. Mr. Maleki was a vicious psychopath who was bred in a culture that said, I will kill my daughter if she doesn’t submit to all the men in her life, and doesn’t marry the guy who’s desperate for a green card. That kind of violence is accepted in Maleki’s culture because it has been the linchpin of such education of girls since time .began.

Let me explain the signs and symptoms of honor violence as given to me through the AHA’s honor violence course. There are some obvious ones and on another hand, not so obvious ones.

 

  1. You have a fourteen-year-old client, for example, who says, “I’m engaged.” Jump in and ask questions about the guy she’s engaged to, and ask whether she chose this or not. Likely, she did not.
  2. The parents act like total psychopathic stalkers, following the girl around and threatening to pull her out of school. If you are a teacher reading this, take this seriously. If a man comes barging into your school and says, you will never see my daughter in class again, you should take this seriously. Ask if she’s going to be married, and make sure the police are called as soon as humanly possible for this to be prosecuted as child abuse.
  3. If your student, client, or customer reports that she was attacked by her brother or father, time to bring in the big guns. Honor killing is no joke, and it happens here in the U.S. Don’t forget to make sure the girl is transferred to foster care and given proper shelter and food before prosecution can begin. Make sure the man is locked up before he can carry out his crime, and there is something else to remember. IF the crime is carried out, an impartial jury will convict the man of murder and hopefully, in the first degree.

If you want to read the AHA Foundation’s website, I’ve posted it above. Please look at the stories, and realize that FGM and forced marriage are harmful customs that unfortunately, immigrant groups are bringing with them. I hate to be racist or single out groups of people because of cultural practices, but FGM and forced marriage are harmful to girls and women. Period. If the women in my life can’t read this post, and honestly stop apologizing, especially for honor killing men who want to make their daughter obey, then I don’t know what to say. Teachers and therapists should be on the look out for all this because some but not all immigrants are guilty of this. I have seen stuff about clitoridectomies in the United States in the early years of the nineteenth century. Doctors would do this to make women submit, and now they can’t do it anymore because we know what will happen to women who get this procedure done. Forcing a girl to wed when she’s too young to understand what sex is and what sex does is harmful across all groups of people, but the immigrants in Somalia who come here sometimes don’t get that concept. We need to do a better job of showing them through example what love looks like, in this case not cutting your daughter’s clitoris off and not marrying your young ones off as young as twelve for heaven’s sake. When a girl is fourteen or even seventeen, she should be able to think about her future on her terms, her terms only. This means that the girl can consider going to university, something Ayaan Hirsi Ali actually did. She escaped her forced marriage, but not FGM. She was subjected to this at five years old, and so was her late sister, Haweya. May God hold Haweya close as she is mourned in people’s lives, for I thought she’d get paradise in the Muslim sense, but she has rested in the arms of her goddess or maker or whatever God she believes in for years. And she could have been married too, but she did not do that either. She never went to college.

The truth of the matter is that not all immigrant groups bring harmful practices to our nation’s soil, but we need to root out all patriarchal crap from all groups of human beings, including but not limited to violence against women and disabled women, girls, and minorities. We need to smash the entire system to the ground and create a cooperative union that includes and lets people have what they need. Jobs are going to be lost to automation, a topic I could cover in another post, so we need to think about a myriad of different things like universal income, universal suffrage, universal everything. We need to set the adult age limits at eighteen, period. This includes child marriage, and if any man wanted me at seventeen, I’d turn in the guy for statutory rape charges. Period. Whether the girl wants it or not, seventeen-year-old children do not need to have sex with forty-year-old adults who are obviously entitled, male, and patriarchal, and don’t get it at all. Here are some examples of girls who might have ended up in statutory rape situations. In fact, here’s two words for you: porn actresses. Those girls in the pro amateur porn flicks you watch every day could be nineteen, sure, but did they get exposed to a culture of sexual dominance by men? Surely they must have, and the violent porn against teenage young adults is frightening. Watch Hot Girls Wanted on Netflix for more on pro am porn.

Of course, the immigrants are probably not going to watch porn a lot, some will just like some won’t. However, one must take into account that tickling is fine with me, but if I were to create a glorious queendom of women and girls around this old world, here’s what I’d see:

  1. No male dominant pornographic films.
  2. No FGM or forced marriage.
  3. Gays and lesbians would live alongside their straight peers and not get swallowed up in hate crimes.
  4. Women would no longer have to face being sold for bride prices all over the place.
  5. Catalogue bride services would be illegal especially in areas where the men take advantage of women and girls.
  6. Ninety day fiancé? Well, that’s a pushover. But I never liked some of the men on there, and some of the women would be totally not sure of themselves either. But ninety day fiancé would not highlight the exploitation of foreign folks for gain, especially foreign women. A lot of those brides are Russian, Colombian, and other immigrant groups looking to snag a visa as far as I’m concerned. The ninety day thing is too much of a rush. Maybe TLC should get better ideas for shows that don’t encourage, for lack of a better word for it, mompetition’s, competitions among mothers about being mothers. And over sexualizing girls will be illegal.
  7. Girls will take karate class in school, and they will be the most badass girls in the queendom.
  8. All the CEO’s and chairpersons of committees would be either female or sexual minorities, but because males are exhibiting less and less of the ability to lead, less of those on the top rungs of ladders.

There’s so much I’d throw in to my queendom, but you all should know, since this would not be a kingdom, I would never allow a male to rule over my world. Ever. Trenton for example. He’s just a handsome prince. That’s all, and he won’t be any further than Prince Philip was in Queen Elizabeth II’s world. She is pretty badass if you ask me.

Thank you all for reading, and I will clarify anything that needs clarifying.

Beth