Terlingua Dreams

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Disclaimer: A Political Post - May offend your sensitivities

If you are a regular reader you know that my favorite cable channel news anchor is Rachel Maddow of MSNBC at 8:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. A couple of weeks back she put out a call to the young people of our country to volunteer as poll workers so our senior citizens that usually man these positions could stay home and be safe in the middle of a pandemic. I am heartened that many heard her plea and now many cities and counties across our nation have a large batch of new poll workers.

Long before other anchors talked about making a plan to vote she was on top of that. One of her suggestions with regards to that plan was for each of us to decide what if any campaigns we should decide contribute to. That made a lot of sense to me. Prior to 2018, I had never attended a political rally, made a financial contribution to one, or much less volunteered my time to a campaign. Maybe because I had never had a candidate inspire me to do so (Beto O'Rourke) or because I was so busy working, my contribution was limited to just casting a vote.

I come from a family that votes. My father was always talking to the neighbors, friends, strangers, and urging them to register to vote and then to actually go out and do so. I know if my dad was still alive he would be going out of his way to get the vote out. He taught me that our democracy depends on the free exercise of this privilege that so many people died and fought for but many take for granted. He always said it did not matter who you voted for...the important thing was to vote...so your voice can be heard and thus make a difference in our community, state, and federal elections.

That takes me to the second point Rachel made...now is the time to contribute if you so choose to do so to a candidate of your choice. There are two politicians that I absolutely deplore, the first being Moscow Mitch McConnell.

I, therefore, made a contribution to Amy McGrath who is running against him.


Thanks so much for joining the team that’s going to help me replace Mitch McConnell in the United States Senate.

First off, I want to let you know that we can win this: We’ve pulled to a virtual tie in polling, we’ve closed the gap in fundraising, and we’re giving Mitch the biggest challenge he’s seen in his 35-year career.

The bad news is, Mitch is already on the attack—he’s been on the air for months and has shown he’s willing to lie about me and my positions. I’ll be fighting back every step of the way. Can you make a donation today to help make sure voters know what’s at stake in this election?


The second politician I despise is Lindsey Graham so I joined the campaign of Jaime Harrison...

Thanks so much for your generous donation.

Our grassroots campaign could not be possible without supporters like you -- and together we’re fighting for a more hopeful future for South Carolina.

I promise you that this campaign will be different. With you, we will build a movement fueled by people who believe in what is possible.

Your support means everything,


P.S. Please follow my campaign on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/JaimeHarrisonSC/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/harrisonjaime) to stay in the loop!


The other campaign that is near and dear to me is the Senate race in my home state of Texas.  John Cornyn has had an 18 year run in the Senate and nothing to show for it.  I am therefore backing MJ Hager.

I dreamed of being a pilot ever since watching Star Wars as a little girl. I was often dismissed with claims that "the front is no place for a woman," but that wasn't a good enough reason for me to let go of my dream. So, I became a commissioned officer in the Air Force, qualified for the Air National Guard, and went on to serve three tours in Afghanistan as a combat search-and-rescue and medevac pilot.

During a rescue mission, my helicopter was shot down by the Taliban, and I was injured by enemy gunfire. I was honored to have received both the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross with Valor for my service.

The dysfunction and blatant obstruction plaguing Washington is not good enough for the people of Texas, and frankly, it’s beneath us as a country. I’m running to break the bottleneck that’s blocking any constructive progress in Washington from coming to reality and to take this Senate seat from special interest control for the people of Texas.

It’s time for a change, and that’s why I’m fighting -- and why I’m asking you to fight with me.




After the disrespect that Georgia senator Purdue showed to Vice-Presidential candidate Kamala Harris by purposely mispronouncing her name during a Trump campaign event after knowing her for four years, I decided to back his opponent Jon Ossoff.  I will make a contribution to his campaign tomorrow.



In lieu of being able to attend the CASI Chili Cook-off in Terlingua that understandably was canceled due to COVID-19...I have decided to use the money I set aside to attend this dearest to me event...donating the proceeds to help like-minded candidates in their bid for office.

Good night.  May you all have Terlingua Dreams.


  1. I respect everything you are doing to help those fighting to keep the U.S. a Free Democracy. It is time to clean out those with self serving interests.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you, Gypsy! I just want our fellow Americans to go out and vote their conscience.

  3. Thank you for giving us,your readers, a positive & inspiring post & challenge Ms. Belinda.
    Your leaving it all on the field - Keep up the good fight, stay safe and keep the faith.

    1. Our democracy depends on it, we can not take four more years of this individual. I will not go down without a fight. Stay safe as well Mr. Souze.

  4. Hey, so far so good with the comments. I hope you're not having to delete too many. Geez. I think I've finally decided to drag my carcass down to vote even though I have a vote by mail ballot on my table. There's been a big turn out here for early voting. I live in a 38,000 people county. Last time it was 80% for Trump. I voted in person then, and not for him. This time will be the same, but if there's much of a line they'll see a 75 yr old woman with a bad back lying down on the ground from time to time. Ha. Actually, I think the voting will slack off this week, as about 4,000 have voted so far,about half what voted early last time. And we have more time.So we'll see. I'll drive by and check the lines. And I do have a little tripod camp sort of stool, so probably won't really have to make a spectacle.

    1. I have been fortunate with the comments JudithK while I do have Republican readers they are mature individuals and on many occasions, we have agreed to disagree.

      When I started my blog I made the decision to never erase a comment even if I did not personally agree with it unless it was downright disrespectful. The only thing I remove are Spammers or duplicate comments. If you see that a comment has been removed it has been by the person who wrote it and not by me.

      I do not think anyone would mind if you laid down on the ground from time to time as you wait in line to vote...hey, you might go viral and I could finally meet you :D

      I am waiting for the temperatures to go down so I can go vote as early voting was moved from the County Courthouse that has a lot of shade trees to our local Civic Center that has none.

  5. I respect your choices and respect the fact that you put it out here.

    We need to win this fight this year and clean the scum out of the White House. All they do is bad mouth, call out names and show no respect for our Military. Every time they open their mouth nothing but shit comes out. mcsally mcnasty is just as bad as her buddy trump and of course mitch needs to really give it up already

    1. This is the most important election of my lifetime JO and so much is on the line because it could very well be our last. Our Democracy is at stake.

  6. Thanks for speaking out. Especially like the RBG signs.

    1. RBG was my idol. It is a shame that Amy Coney Barrett is being forced on us amid a presidential election. All the headway RBG made will be struck down by this new judge.

      Thank you for commenting Bill.

  7. Just an FYI for those with Vote by mail ballots - I dropped off my completed ballot at the local library Ballot Drop Box on the 15th - I checked online this morning and confirmed my ballot was registered as received for count on the 19th - Gotta love 21st century technology....VOTE_VOTE_VOTE_VOTE its your sacred responsibility as an American citizen- many have paid dearly for this right.!

    1. Just by reading that you were able to drop your ballot off at the local library ballot box...tells me you do not reside in the state of Texas. My friends in Houston would be jealous to hear that as one of them had to have her grandson drive her 45 minutes one way to the only drop box in Harris County (Houston) as she no longer has faith in the postal service.

      Indeed technology has come a long way. Thank you for voting.


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