Tag Archives: Hope

#SAVEINTALCO…Intalco Families Reach Out to Local Leaders for Help

#SAVEINTALCO…Intalco Families Reach Out to Local Leaders for Help On November 2nd 2015 Alcoa announced plans to curtail Intalco by late January 2016. So, late on Nov 24th, I, a handful of employees, and some other wives and significant others of employees at Intalco were discussing the curtailment on our Intalco FB group page…we decided we couldn’t stand by after the Nov 2nd curtailment announcement and instead began writing, both email and physical mail, everyone we could think of who had power to keep Intalco open. We immediately began writing Governor Inslee, Senator Murray, Senator Cantwell, Suzan DelBene, Doug Ericksen, Vincent Buys, Luanne Van Werven, Kelli Linville, Jon Mutchler, Dave Gallagher at the Bellingham Herald, Alcoa officials, trending celebrities in the media who fight for American jobs, the Whatcom County Council, local political groups, local and state media outlets and even Presidential candidates. Soon after the letter writing began one of the Intalco spouses started the tagline #saveintalco to use on social media so we could utilize viewing traffic. The hashtag has been used on Facebook and Twitter both directly on elected official’s pages, and those in the media spotlight, their pages and groups that fight for blue collar workers, …

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Isn’t it Ironic?

A friend sent me a series of pictures depicting irony yesterday and it got me thinking about this week’s news. Most everyone has followed the terrible happenings at a French magazine that specialized in satire. When the news started streaming into our lives, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest struggled to describe what had happened as an act of terrorism, couching his comments by referring to the episode of “violence”. It still amazes me that some in our halls of governance are so tenuous in talking about terrorism. That they are still unsure of what it is or who the perpetrators are. As I stand in the Homeland Security pat down lines at the airport every time I want to visit my granddaughter, I know who they should be looking for: the Islamists who believe that the only living souls left on earth should pray to Allah and the drug cartel members that care for no other life on earth than their own. I have a clear understanding of terrorism: It is the destruction of innocents which leaves in its wake lives forever mangled. It is the absence of love for humanity. It can be as violent as the Islamist …

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Why I love America

Some quotes I jotted down as I watched Dinesh D’Souza’s film, “America: Imagine the World without Her.” America allows you to write the script of your own life. ~ Dinesh D’Souza America is not the problem. America is the answer. ~ Dinesh D’Souza America is an ideal. ~ Dinesh D’Souza Make the Have’s feel guilty and the Have not’s feel resentful. ~ Saul Alinsky I want to protect and defend the America I grew up in and I’m terrified it’s slipping away. ~ Becky Gerritson How badly we need a Washington, a Lincoln or a Reagan, but we do have us! ~ Dinesh D’Souza They divide us with guilt, fear, resentment and envy. America’s leaders should unite us with innocence, assurance, pride, and goodwill. It is the freedom we all enjoy that unites America, builds America, and preserves a better America for us all. ~ Kris Halterman

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