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Feel the Bern earrings and why I don’t enjoy Hillary

I have not written anything political on my blog and I often shy away from engaging about the current political scene on social media as the harsh words come from every side.

I have given a small sum of money to the Bernie Sanders campaign and continue to do so the only way I am able. I have made three pairs of Bernie inspired earrings and when any of them sell – half of the proceeds are donated. 

 
These were the first that I created. One with Bernie’s coy smile and one with his classic finger wag. Get them here.  
I like his record. For the most part his voting record is clean with a few blunders here and there because often bills have loads of BS legislation tied in with very necessary legislation. The most important thing about him is that he speaks to “us” and what we can do while Hillary tends to speak mostly of “I”. Bernie turns away from the SuperPACs while Hillary embraces them greedily. Yes, she props up other Democrats but it’s all very “you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours later” and that is the very problem Bernie addresses so frequently. 

Bernie also speaks of love and tolerance and propping one another up and I feel that is what we need more than anything. 

  
This was my second Bernie pair in which I included the yellow finch that landed on his podium here in Portland. The reverse side also has mirror image finches. I tried to go to that rally, but couldn’t get in. Many people hugged me as I walked by outside though. Get them here

I like women very, very much. My mother and grandmother are my biggest heroes and greatest inspirations in my life. The bulk (if not all) of my closest friends are strong, talented and outspoken women. I die for a woman in the White House. Not this one. I have never liked Hillary. Her shrill voice drives me insane. Years ago and for many years she did not do her very best to support the community I most identify with. And when she did do so it was so clearly just for political gain. Her maniacal laugh is nothing short of chilling. Last night she decided to blame Bernie for Sandy Hook, turning a tragedy for many into one more political bullet in her arsenal. And just last week when asked about taking money from the fossil fuel industry she attacked a young woman and flat out lied (again) in a way not befitting someone running for the highest office in the land. (And yes, I know Donald Trump is far more vile in that regard) 

 
Yes, she gives me indigestion. (Shivers) 

I do have hope that the current momentum will carry Bernie through to victory, that those Super Delegates will finally realize their constituents desires matter most. I trust that the masses will see her vitriol and know that it is the real her. If not, Japan – please let me stay. 

  
My final pair is a little smaller and features two pen, ink and paint finches. No Bernie, just the beautiful bird, one at rest, the other in flight. Get them here 

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