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I’m with her

The Casa is not a political place, as by the very term, politics are divisive and we’re all about inclusion. That’s not to say we don’t have strong opinions. I have been considering carefully the words I would employ after the election, and determined to say the exact same thing regardless of the outcome.

Since the beginning, the purpose of my page has been to be a refuge from both the incessant negative and the cloyingly sweet; you know, real life. With the vitriol expressed by both sides since last Tuesday, it’s very difficult to create a positive post; honestly, I expected much better from the followers of Charlie Bravo.

Concerning the gloaters: we have all seen the excessive celebration and dancing when a football player scores a touchdown, and I always think of think of the advice, “act like you’ve been there before”, and go about your business. But concerning the whiners, “act like you plan on being there again”. It’s all a cycle, and soon you will find yourself back in the end zone.

A friend is a friend, regardless of a difference of opinion, and the term “unfriending” smacks of such petulance that I can scarcely use it. Really? After all we’ve been through, to let a temporary situation divide us this easily? Why not concentrate of what connects us and not what divides us? On the other hand, the profane and downright disgusting posts that clog the Internet and airwaves are a real reason to separate myself, and I will, as one becomes what one feeds on.

Well, I’m backing away from the bowl; I’m just a tiny Chark in a vast buffet of negativity, but I am going to use that chark until it becomes a larger CHARK. Some may remember when others ridiculed Rodney King’s plaintive plea, “can’t we all just get along?”, but such a seemingly simplistic solution is sounding pretty succulent these days.

“We be of one blood, ye and I”; not just a catchy phrase written by Rudyard Kipling over a century ago, but a creed that binds us beyond our differences.

Oh, and by the way: I’m the “Her” in the title of this post, and I refuse to wear a pantsuit; how could I continue to air my loins with such restriction?

Charlie out.

Join the discussion

  1. Brandy Orange

    Everyone needs to agree to disagree and move on!

  2. Elaine McLemore

    I’m with you! They will not draw me into all this political mess, life is to short and I’m going to live and enjoy everyday like its my last, so I’m petting the animals , smelling the flowers, driving to the mountains, looking at the sea and thanking god I can breath!!!!

  3. Heidi Clancy

    Let’s hope it all works out if not 4 yrs go by and time for this all over again. We all put our pants on the same way!

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  5. Kathy Moody

    The picture says it all.

  6. Christine Raznoff

    Life lessons from CB – always full of such wisdom! Thank you for your chark, girl. Continue to air your loins! <3

  7. Norman Ruber

    Well we all shine on like the moon and the stars and the sun.

  8. Kerrie Oakes

    As we Brits say (allegedly)… ‘Keep calm and carry on’!

  9. Jennifer Hutchinson

    Once again you say it perfectly Miss Charlie! ❤️

  10. Linda Hopper

    a voice of reason in all this mess, love you Charlie

  11. Anna Farmer

    Very true Charlie. Win or lose we are one country and to stay strong we must work together.
    Charlie gets some sunscreen for those loins!

  12. Karen Ragle

    Well said Charlie Girl! I am most definitely sharing. It’s time for the division and hatred to stop. We all want the same thing in the end – the best life we can possibly have. No one candidate will achieve that for us. It is up to each individual to create their own destiny.

  13. Mollie Walls

    The best thing I’ve read in the last few days. Thanks as always Charlie!

  14. Nancy Carson Henley

    Just love dogs ✌️️✌️️✌️️✌️️✌️️

  15. Raleen Riley Nichols

    I honestly hate politics and the reaction that I saw last night, not just in St Paul only a few miles from my home, but across the nation just stunned me. This is not our country. I will not be drawn into political debates. My maternal grandfather always said there were 3 things you never discuss – politics, religion and finances. They are private and deeply personal. Too bad people were not raised with that mantra in thier childhood.

  16. Jeanne Mancinelli

    Keep CHARKING Charlie. It is so good to see and hear, the CHARK of reason.

  17. Robbie Blackard Foster

    Well said. None of us will ALWAYS be on the winning side.

  18. Sam Howard

    So right. I’ve to much to do, to worry about about all the madness.

  19. Sherry Ralph Jadrnak

    Chark on, Charlie! We love you and all the inmates at the Casa ❤

  20. Darlene Cartier

    As usual, well said Charlie. You belong in the White House.

  21. Ching Ching Yeh

    Thank you!! I feel more peaceful after reading your post!!

  22. Sandy Runyon Lough

    You made that very clear, I thought, prior to the election and I couldn’t agree more. And, btw, a baseball cap wouldn’t suit CB either. Her ears and locks must fly free in the breeze. Chark on, dad.

  23. Verna S. Clancy

    Not political? Then why have “I’m with her” on here? Is her Charlie? If so, that’s okay. As for me, I was with him and I am always with Him. God bless Charlie and America and heroes because we need them and fools because they need help.

  24. Jennifer Pershing

    does she like belly rubs ? enjoy charlies belly in air pics remind me life is good as long as u gt a 4 footed budy in your life .

  25. Jeannine Prince

    I’ve been so sick of the nastiness and hatred for so long now. I don’t have a whole lot of friends in the first place, and I learned quite awhile ago to keep my opinions to myself, or try very hard to, (even though my tongue sometimes suffers). Everyone has an opinion, but I’m not going to try to change their minds by forcing mine on them. I just wish more people felt the same, come together and be kinder. We should all be more like you, Charlie and forgive. Chark Diem!

  26. Marjorie Erdman

    A couple of my friends posted really obnoxious comments and I didn’t unfriend them, but rather unfollowed them. I can resume following in a couple of days so it’s all good.

  27. Maria Dawybida Minerley

    Thank you for your eloquent words. You remind us of what is important.

  28. Michael Abbitt

    CB, your words remind us of what is important. Chark on!

  29. Mary Lou Force

    Oh my, how dearly I love you, Charlie.

  30. Fran Scott

    I literally put a clothespin on my nose when I voted (you should have seen some of the looks I got 🙂 ) but I had my say…I wonder if some of the demonstrators who are out there blocking streets, damaging property and setting fires even actually showed up and cast a vote for the candidate of their choice.

  31. Sharon McLeod

    Hey, I’m Canadian so only really have a dog in the show peripherally because I care about women’s rights in general (your stuff seems to bleed into our country) and overall how American politics affect us in regards to you being our closest neighbour and ally.
    That being said, yes, BOTH sides have expressed vitriol, and both sides have had their issues. I also agree that gloating is disgusting, but where we differ is I was actually afraid he’d lose because his supporters are much more prone to violence. I can only imagine what would have happened if things were reversed.
    I think Rodney King would see who the folks really are, for what they are.
    PS: long time follower, first time commenter. Love your page, and anyone who loves animals as much as I do!

  32. Diana Handros

    As always, perfectly put.

  33. Shawn Suriano-Wellden

    I Chark with you on this!!! Xoxo CB!

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