Before we get started this morning…..

I had several things I was suppose to get done for today and well, just didn’t get them done. I did get the new banner and logo for Pagans for Political Change made and it will be up sometime this day, I hope. I also wanted to add a page here and a page at Coven Life to explain just exactly what our new organization would be involved in and some of its main objectives. Don’t let the name fool you, it will be involved in other activities besides politics. There is a lot in this world that needs to be changed and I believe we can make a difference in these areas. So after the shut down is over, the organization will still be going strong.  There is more than just politics wrong in our country.

But my main point right now……if you would like to help start building the fund for the displaced government workers, you will find a PayPal button below so you can do just that. Hopefully by the end of the day, I will have banners up on both sites that gives you a permanent  spot to make your donations. I should also add that Pagans for Political Action is an open organization. What does that mean? You have a blog, website, podcast, FaceBook page, whatever, you are more than welcome to join us. The more the merrier and the more we get to join the greater the impact we will have on the issues we plan to address. The topics we decide to address, you will have a voice in those decisions. We plan on having meetings every three months to discuss new issues or ideas that might need our attention. So you will have a voice in this organization and that is only fair. That is just one of the ground rules we have put in place for Pagans for Political Action. As I mentioned yesterday, we need your help. We not only need donations to help out the government workers but we also need help in spreading the word that this organization now exists. Once I get the banner up, I would appreciate it, if you grabbed it and run with it. Take it to every social media outlet you are connected with. This is not just an organization with two people making all the decisions for it, you will have an active involvement in it, I swear.

I sincerely hope we can count on you. We want this to work for everyone. I mentioned that this organization will continue after the shut down. One thing I would like to do is have enough funds raised in case a family is facing hardship due to the economy and needs to buy groceries, they can come to us. They need help paying their light bill, they can come to us. We not only want to be politically involved, we wanted to be involved in the community as well. This is way off topic but I would like to see us tackle the Veteran’s care in our country. I had the opportunity to visit a Veterans’ hospital and it broke my heart. I talked to one Vet and he had been there overnight waiting to see a doctor. That is a disgrace. These men and women fought for our freedom and they are treated like this, BULL! This is just an example of one of the many issues we can tackle but again, we need your help to make this organization work.

One last word and I will give you the donate button and hush…..I know most Pagans are leery about coming out in the open because of the stigma that has been associated with us for so long. Whether you come out and use your real name or a fake one, it is up to you. We just want you involved. Also with an organization like this and the public sees what good it is doing, we will wash away some more of that stigma. We have fought for years to erase all the old myths and stereotypes associated with us. I will be the first to tell you, it ain’t easy but it has to be done. I have stood and been called everything in the book. I have been so angry and upset about these confrontations that I wanted to blow. But I didn’t because I would have been playing right into their hands. I stood my ground and to my dying day, I will stand my ground. I was alone and by myself. You have one advantage I didn’t, you won’t be by yourself. You will have many of us with you. So if the idea of coming out and joining Pagans for Political Changes has stopped you because of that, don’t let it. We all knew there would be a time when we would have to come out and let our voices be heard. Now is that time, now is the time to take action, let our voices be heard and take a stand for what we believe in and what is right. The time for talk is over, now it is time to take action. I have my battle scars and it won’t be easy but then again anything worth fighting for and you believe in, never is.

Remember one of the WOTC’s favorite sayings…..

Witches, Wiccans, Pagans,

We Stand As One.

Thank you and I love you all,

Lady of the Abyss

 

Like to help us get our relief fund up and running. Any amount helps these families in need, give what you can. A dollar, five dollars, ten dollars or whatever you can give will be appreciated when your family is facing possible eviction or hunger. I know they will definitely appreciate it and we will also.

 

Remember Pagans for Political Change has two overseers to make sure the money goes directly to those who need it. Also I am not sure how this PayPal account will open up for you to donate, it might say Coven Life on it. If it does, when you go to make your donation to the relief fund just put in the comment section that the donation is designated for the government workers’ relief fund. Thank you!

 

*AFTER THOUGHT* I ran this idea by Lady Beltane yesterday. If the shut down doesn’t end soon, they we designate a meeting area, rent a bus and go to Washington. The organization pays for the bus and one meal. Then we do a little peaceful protesting in front of Congress. Now wouldn’t that be a site. I know it would be one I would love to see. We could have a good time meeting each other and at the same time raising hell at the government.

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4 thoughts on “Before we get started this morning…..

  1. Lady A. I can get help for this Veteran. I need to know is which Facility he was and and possible his name. Did he tell what type of help he needed?

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    1. William,
      I feel like I owe you an apology. I am sorry if I came on yesterday like a storming bull. I did not realize it was you till I talked to Lady B and then felt like a total jerk. I took your post the wrong way. I thought you were giving her backlash for something I started and I didn’t want that. So please forgive me if I came on too strong or you might have took my comment wrong. I get on a topic that I passionately believe in, I tend to get on my soapbox, lol! The incident I mentioned happened about 2 years ago. I had a neighbor who was a disabled veteran and he needed to go to the Veterans’ Hospital in Nashville. I took him and as we were leaving he warned me about the waiting area. He told me it would be full of veterans and what shape they might be in. He was right, it broke my heart to see so many of them there. Some had lost legs, arms, eyes and one even had half of his head missed. Now if that don’t leave an impression I don’t know what does. I wanted to cry. The poor veteran that I talked to was leaned up against a wall and he looked like he was almost dead. I told the man I was pushing to wait a minute that I wanted to talk to this vet and see if he was alright. He looked so pitiful, leaned up against the wall, pale as a ghost and he had lost a leg in one of the wars. He told me that he had been there since the day before trying to get to see a doctor. That shocked me to no end. I never imagined our government treating this brave men and women like that. After I got through talking to him, the man I was pushing told me about the Nashville hospital and the one in Marion, Illinois. He told me they both had horrible reputations. He made a joke about them, “it was either go to the one you were sure to die at or go to the one you might have a chance at surviving.” He picked Nashville because he said it was a better facility than the one in Marion. Unfortunately I did not get the man’s name leaned up against the wall. I hate that too. But it is not only the hospitals around here, I believe after talking to several it is all over. A young man who use to work at a business that our family’s garage serviced their cars joined the Army. He joined as Chaplain. He was gone for about two years I believe. When he got back, he stopped in and visited for a bit. I asked him where he was sent. He told me he didn’t leave the States instead he was stationed somewhere around the Walter Reed Hospital area. He would go and visit the veterans in the hospital. He told me of some of the conditions at that hospital as well. They were horrible. He said men were lined up on stretchers out in the hall, then he would go into wards and men would be missing their arms and legs. Basically helpless and recovering. He said he saw them laying in their own body waste, vomit and just nasty. He was a young man when he left, when he got back home, he had aged something horrible. He told me he just couldn’t stand to see those men in those kind of circumstances. It had took a toll on him. I remember he told me he had mentioned the condition the men were in to a doctor or maybe a higher up and it just went over their head and nothing was ever done. I am not sure, so don’t quote me on this, but I believe that is why he was discharged early. He was starting to make a stink and they sent him home. From what he told me, I would never have believe it unless I hadn’t seen it first hand in Nashville. I don’t know if they have cleaned up their act or not but two years ago they were horrible. It breaks my heart to even think about it. Half the people in this country don’t know that our veterans are treated like this. They think the government tells them they are taking care of the vets and it is great, it isn’t. I know that first hand. Unfortunately William, I didn’t ask the man’s name nor what kind of help he needed. I did ask him if he needed any help while we were there. He said no, he just had to wait his turn, they would eventually get to him. If you know someone who can help these veterans, all three of these hospitals need to be put under the microscope.

      Again, I am sorry if I came on like a bull yesterday. I am glad we now know of someone who can help us with the veterans and any situations that might arise in the future. Oh yeah, have you gotten moved into your new house yet? Lady B told me that you got the home you were after. I was curious if you had moved in and how you were enjoying your new home.
      Thank you again, William,
      Lady A

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      1. Thank you for letting me know and no problem. Me as a Veteran would like to know if this is still going on at these Facilities. I will try to push for a better care at these sites so my fellow vets can get the same level of treatment as I am getting. I am wondering if the Facilities are under manned to provide proper care. If this is so, I would love to help those Hospitals so they can properly care the Veterans in a timely manner. I feel that we need people outside of Government to go into these Hospitals and see for themself. When they are their and see something that is not right. It needs to be addressed as quickly as possible. I would say even the Veterans who goes to these Hospitals and should go to the veterans Groups like DAV and lets them know. These groups can help them to get Better care that they need.

        On my home front, Yes I have moved into my new home and I am loving it.

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      2. I know there was a big stink a few years ago about the one in Marion, Illinois. They had a problem with veterans having to wait for so long for care. I remember the News station did a piece on it. One of the veterans featured needed immediate care for his condition (which I can’t remember what it was right now) but they gave him a three month appointment. I know the News reporter went on to say that some of the veterans were having to wait 45 days to be treated. I do know they ended up letting the head of the Marion’s VA go. Now whether it has improved since then or not, I don’t know. The one in Nashville, you never hear anything about. It looks like to me that the family of these veterans would complain or tell someone at least. I don’t understand that. If it was my relative I would be writing our state representatives over it. I know Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell are both great at getting things done when you have no place else to turn. I know we both agreed they needed to clean out Washington, well maybe Mitch, he has been there for a while but Rand is he young and new and he seems to like to take on challenging problems. But back to the subject at hand, I don’t see why the families don’t report these hospitals. Unless the doctors and nurses know the vets they are doing this way have no family. I know it is a shame and disgusting. These men and women risked their lives for us and this is the way they are repaid, pathetic. It would be a good idea to have people outside the Veterans Administration to go in and just walk the halls and see what is really going on. Might not hurt to bring a camera either. I wonder if the VA has ever thought about doing that?

        It is great to know you finally got the home you wanted. I was thrilled when Lady B told me. I know she mentioned you have been trying for a while to get a house and something always came up and the house got away from you. It is good to home you now have a “home sweet home” that you love and content in.

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