On the Upbeat, Positively Carolan


It speaks for itself …
And may be the death of us all
if we don’t FIGHT this monster!!



Infamous Election 2016!


Trump Must Go!

Read the post below, if you haven’t seen it online. And then here’s is my response & hopefully that of everyone …

If this does not PROVE that Trump’s brain/mind/thinking/faculties do NOT possess the capabilities that are mandatory every minute of every day to be the President of OUR country — what in heaven’s name would?!?!


Please Read and Share

I have done the research and posted the truth below and on facebook, to add to big names who are with us, knowing that we have earned our Social Security!  (See quotes below.)

We who are now receiving the Social Security that we paid into our entire working lives number 61,000,000 — yes, that’s 61 million faithful American workers now retired with some savings plus the bedrock of Social Security!!

The numbers are right there for all to see on Social Security’s website! And this means we are an army fighting for our guaranteed rights — not allowing smirking Speaker Ryan or double-talking Trump to try to con us into a giveaway!

Let’s all be heard & shut the crazy Repubs up now!!





Lifetime Pay = Entitled !!


YES, 3 years ago they wanted to turn OUR Social Security over to Wall Street! Who you might ask — why the rude & rotten Republicans of course!! And wait a minute, smirking Speaker Ryan I just checked the current number of Social Security beneficiaries (our official title) 61 million (!) individuals, happy to get increases, but managing ok!

Now picture no more monthly checks — how many of the 61 million could say, “Oh well, no problem” ? But how many of us would shortly be without a place to live — need to beg, borrow & steal food — sleep on park benches? Yes, inflate the homeless in every city by perhaps thousands!

Not a pretty picture, is it, Speaker Ryan?! Well then, get off your totally insane chain of thoughts, don’t keep us sweating, swearing, panicking !! Just make the 2 changes that will keep Social Security — the most successful US program ever — valid now & way into the future!!

NOTE: Feel free to copy and/or share  this post far & wide, as when we all know that we are 61 million STRONG, we are in an excellent position against Speaker Ryan & all of his Rabid Repubs — agreed?!


Full of Fear

Two years ago Rabid Repubs had all of us “65 and Over” Americans full of fear that they would grab our Social Security away from us. And now Speaker Ryan — who doesn’t seem to speak a lot, is inferring the same.

He plots how to devastate, wreck, do away with what he apparently views as his personal problem — many millions of us men & women age 65 & up who are dependent on the most successful program conceived by President Roosevelt in 1935 (my birth year)!

Well, we the millions are here to tell Ryan & everyone the problem has an easy solution:

1. Pay back the cash that has been borrowed from OUR Social Security fund.

2: Raise the income level at which SS contributions begin.

3: Reopen the many SS offices that have been callously closed!

And now We the Millions are judging & timing, Speaker Ryan & Rabid Repubs — NOT lying down & dying!


Please click below for more excellent information to read & share:
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

November 20, 2014 · Today’s #ThrowbackThursday is pretty simple: #SocialSecurity is YOUR money.

Question …

Yesterday on facebook someone asked the question,
Who ordered the racism?

I thought a bit & then here was — & is still — my answer …

The Rabid Republicans, the BIG money behind them & Trump shouting “Go at it!” at every “rally” & following free-for-all in every state across the country — that’s who stirred up quiescent racism — & who should be exhibited as the lawless monsters that they are!!

And you can quote me!
Carolan Gladden

Pass This ON!

We the People say to Speaker Ryan, “Get your hands off the retirement cushion each of us & our employers funded for ourselves in our lifetime of work! We depend on that monthly stipend.

“I know that if you grab it away, Speaker Ryan — even with your good-for-Wall-Street privatizing scheme !! — my savings could support me for maybe 5 years, after which I DIE a horrible death who knows where because I have no place to live, no food to nourish me, no more Kaiser (non-profit) health insurance! All of this due to your lack of logic & caring about the millions of us seniors — get with it, Speaker Ryan?!”

Note: “Yes, Speaker Ryan, Brian Wilkinson on facebook asked how many died before they collected Social Security, as if the government pockets their money. However, you no doubt know that is not the case. No, when we die our spouse and children could be eligible for benefits based on our earnings.”images


Worked every day …

After meeting with President Barack Obama, President-elect Donald Trump appears to have reversed his position on repealing Obamacare.

Trump Just Announced He Will Not Repeal Obamacare

Sounds good — but now keep going, Mr President-elect! Like a real human being — assure the millions of us seniors that you know we worked every day of our lives for our Social Security — it is NOT an entitlement!

And all it needs to remain viable forever is to slightly increase the income level where SS deductions start! Oh & also return the amount that Congress has “borrowed” from the fund, which is elementary!!

Please, please, please, please, please, please, please please!

NOTE: No matter your age or need of Social Security, please copy & share far & wide this ultra serious plea!


Writers on Writing

“Those who write are writers. Those who wait are waiters.”
— A. Lee Martinez

“Anyone who says writing is easy isn’t doing it right.”
— Amy Joy

“Writing is its own reward.”
–- Henry Miller

“If I waited until I felt like writing, I’d never write at all.”
— Anne Tyler

“One doesn’t choose to become a writer. One is just born that way.”
— Ruth Prawer Jhabvala

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
— Benjamin Franklin

“Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.”
— Willa Cather

 “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
 — Ernest Hemingway

“I think all writing is a disease. You can’t stop it.”
— William Carlos Williams

“I always start writing with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind.”
— Patrick Dennis

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”
— William Wordsworth

“Writing is a struggle against silence.”
— Carlos Fuentes

“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”
— Richard Bach

“Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?”
— Joan Didion