Old Man With a Sign

Old Man With a Sign Just an Old Man With a Sign. http://www.paypal.me/galemccray

I made a sign that says, "Trump, that boy don't act right." That's where the story begins...

Mission: RESIST! PERSIST!

07/07/2020

Very good advice:

Daughter of MLK and Coretta Scott King posted this advice as the next 6 months are going to get “real”.

1. Don't use his name; EVER (45 will do)
2. Remember this is a regime and he is not acting alone.
3. Do not argue with those who support him--it doesn't work.
4. Focus on his POLICIES, not his orange-ness and his mental state.
5. Keep your message positive; they want the country to be angry and fearful because this is the soil from which their darkest policies will grow.
6. No helpless/hopeless talk.
7. Support artists and the arts.
8. Be careful not to spread fake news. Check it!
9. Take care of yourselves and
10. Resist!
When you post or talk about him, don't assign his actions to him, assign them to "The Republican Administration," or "The Republicans." This will have several effects: the Republican legislators will either have to take responsibility for their association with him or stand up for what some of them don't like; he will not get the focus of attention he craves.

06/21/2020

One of my longer posts from 3 years ago.

($150 top bid for now.)I AM HAVING AN AUCTION TO SELL THE SIGN. After it is sold, I am shutting down this page and givin...
06/21/2020

($150 top bid for now.)

I AM HAVING AN AUCTION TO SELL THE SIGN. After it is sold, I am shutting down this page and giving the money to a progressive cause.
The buyer will pay shipping costs, if any is incurred. The auction will last approximately 3 months.
Of course, the buyer of The Sign has full ownership and can do what they want with it.
If you are interested, please post your bid in the comments.
Thanks, it's been an interesting journey.
Please share this.

(Photograph of a couple who agree with The Sign in front of the Lincoln Memorial.)

I was there 3 years ago and again 2 years ago. I wonder if god will show his face?Will god show her face?Does God have a...
06/10/2020

I was there 3 years ago and again 2 years ago.
I wonder if god will show his face?
Will god show her face?
Does God have a face?
Which God?
Your God?
Their God?
Your Bible?
Their Bible?
God vs God?

I just saw on CBS News that last Monday Trump wanted to move 10,000 active troops into Washington DC but some of his cab...
06/06/2020

I just saw on CBS News that last Monday Trump wanted to move 10,000 active troops into Washington DC but some of his cabinet stopped him.
I repeat...I didn't start standing with The Sign in February of 2017 because 45 is a Republican.
I DID IT BECAUSE TRUMP IS TRUMP!
Is anyone available to drive me to tomorrow's, Sunday, Fort Worth demonstration? I don't think it would be appropriate to take The Sign. It'll be just me...with you.

THE THREE KINDS OF COPS encountered while on the road with The Sign from Texas to North Dakota to Mississippi to New Yor...
06/03/2020

THE THREE KINDS OF COPS encountered while on the road with The Sign from Texas to North Dakota to Mississippi to New York and points in between.
1. The Good Ole Boys. They're friendly and interact with a smile. They don't try to make up laws. They are good cops.
2. The Military Type. They aren't friendly and they go by the book. They don't make up laws.
I see it just as a personality thing. I consider them good policemen also.
3. The Pricks. They make up laws and like to bully people. They like being in charge and it was obvious they didn't like me standing up to them. Plain and simple, I believe those kind of people should not be cops.

And yes, I'm a white man who gets all the benefits that are given to me by my skin color.
I just thought I would post this again with what's going on in America now.
These photographs were taken at the Lincoln Memorial where I saw recently that Trump and his enablers have placed military type personnel.

06/03/2020
If You Don't Stand Up

If You Don't Stand Up

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He's still what he's always been.
06/01/2020

He's still what he's always been.

05/15/2020

Here's a little song I wrote today. If it looks like I don't know what I'm doing, it's because I don't know what I'm doing.
I'm just glad I have professional musician, Bobby Counts, playing the right notes on his ukulele. We recorded this by a little league field in White Settlement, Texas.
In case you don't know this, a few years ago, White Settlement had an election on whether to change its name because it sounds so redneck and racist but there were enough rednecks and racists who voted to keep the name so it's still White Settlement, Texas. Yehaa!
PS: Please note my proficiency with two musical instruments. Practice people PRACTICE!

05/11/2020
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If you click on this you can see a photograph taken by a new friend I made while standing at the Hulen/Bellaire intersection. Sorry I don't know any other way to show it.
As you can see, I wore one of my shirts I had made in India. I call the color Electric Green. If you can't see The Sign, you'll definitely see the shirt.
Reatha Compton was a sweetheart and sat across the street in case any Trump people got goofier than they already are and wanted to violate my social space. She would have called the police if that would have happened but it didn't.
You can see the aluminum bat on the ground that I brought to also promote social distancing if needed. I'm old but I still have a pretty good swing but I'm glad it stayed in the on deck circle.
The day was pretty average with thumbs up, thumbs down, and 3 middle fingers from old codgers. One was from a woman who really got into it. She had me laughing as I gave it right back to her. Two old people giving each other the finger. Ya gotta love it!
I can't believe he's still in office but his base is strong and facts are irrelevant to them. His latest comment about the virus leaving on it's own is just another example of how he governs based on crazy sh*t that enters his brain.
Well, that's it. Nothing more to write on this smartphone.
Appreciate y'all.
PS: Watch last night's 60 Minutes if you can.

I recently had a Facebook friend laugh at what I wrote when I said we are in a war. I will say it again...WE ARE IN A WA...
05/06/2020

I recently had a Facebook friend laugh at what I wrote when I said we are in a war. I will say it again...WE ARE IN A WAR!
Oh, and by the way, about that Facebook friend...she's gone.

This guard told me that Prapti Sherchan  couldn't take this awesome photograph AFTER she took this photograph. Me thinks...
05/05/2020

This guard told me that Prapti Sherchan couldn't take this awesome photograph AFTER she took this photograph. Me thinks he knows THAT BOY DON'T ACT RIGHT.

I was on the phone the other day when I received a call. I didn't take it then but called back later. I got a machine sa...
05/03/2020

I was on the phone the other day when I received a call. I didn't take it then but called back later. I got a machine saying it was from John Cornyn.
I'm really glad I didn't answer it originally because I would have gone off on the person on the other end with an uncontrolled rage. I prefer a controlled rage. If they call me again, here's the thought out controlled rage I'll share.
"Please Google my name...Gale McCray. Go there and you will see my political participation. I want to be clear with you. I'm telling you this metaphorically, not physically. I WILL DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO STEP ON THE NECK OF EVERY TRUMP REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE! Now, go to hell."
"

04/30/2020

As y'all probably know, I live in a low income senior apartment complex. One of the right-wing gossips just asked, "What do you know?" I replied, "Trump is a motherf**ker!" She comes back with, "Have you heard the latest about Biden?" I growled, "I don't want to hear it!!" She left.
I'm tired folks. I'm very very tired! Right at this moment I don't care if you disagree with what I'm going to say now. In fact, if you disagree, get off my page!
WE ARE IN A WAR! Luckily, it's a war without weapons but it's still a war. We better treat it as a war or Trump and his enablers will run us and the truth into the ground.
I've said my piece.

RESIST & VOTE!

A policeman with Henrico County Police Department in Virginia from two years ago telling me I couldn't stand on the medi...
04/27/2020

A policeman with Henrico County Police Department in Virginia from two years ago telling me I couldn't stand on the median. I said I could. He wanted to argue. I didn't. I told him I wasn't going to argue with him. Before he left, he said he'd be watching me.
Silliness.

04/26/2020

New Sign:
DOCTORS: YES
SCIENTISTS: YES
TRUMP: SHUT THE F**K UP!

Old Man With a Sign
04/22/2020

Old Man With a Sign

I let Julie, my host, hold The Sign while I hung out behind her talking on the phone. I didn't see the young man who threw a banana and orange at me nor when he came back and threw an apple my way.
A friend on Facebook said I was almost a victim of a drive-by fruiting.
I think it was just sour grapes.

04/22/2020
Rebel HQ

If this is all true, us liberals/progressives have got to finally admit that we live in a right-wing country. And the Democrats in Washington are not as far to the left as we want. They have their own attachments to Big Business/Corporate money.
If this report is true.......

BREAKING: Democrats CAVE On Small Business Coronavirus Bill

Follow Rebel HQ on Facebook: facebook.com/RebelHQ

04/18/2020

An all time great memory.
I have to post this every year.
From August 2017.

I just came out of the Dairy Queen in Nocona, Texas. The cute young lady who took my order said she liked the button on my cap. Of course, it says...TRUMP THAT BOY DON'T ACT RIGHT.. I told her I sell them but then I asked if she would wear it if I gave it to her. She smiled and said she would. I then asked her, "Do you know you're in the minority here in Nocona?" She replied, "Yes sir." I asked, "You think for yourself, don't ya?" Again, "Yes sir." I gave her the button and my Old Man With a Sign business card. Right after I walked out the door to return to my car, I could feel emotion welling up in my body but I contained it. As soon as I sat in the driver's seat, i started crying like a baby.
Finally I asked myself... what the hell was that about. And the answer came.
There's a young lady in Nocona, Texas who is true to herself and knows the difference between right and wrong...no matter what most of the people around her believe. She probably doesn't know this about herself but...SHE IS A F**KING WARRIOR! May we all be like her.

RESIST NOW!
PERSIST NOW!

"We have thrown 15 years of institutional learning out the window and are making decisions based on intuition. Pilots ca...
04/13/2020
'We have thrown 15 years of institutional learning out the window': Leaked emails show top public health experts raised alarm about the Trump administration's botched coronavirus response

"We have thrown 15 years of institutional learning out the window and are making decisions based on intuition. Pilots can tell you what happens when a crew makes decisions based on intuition rather than what their instruments are telling them. And we continue to push the stick forward..."

The "Red Dawn" emails show how as the outbreak unfolded, the nation's top experts expressed serious concerns and frustration over government inaction.

I repeat...I didn't make The Sign in February of 2017 because he's a Republican. I did it because Trump is Trump.
04/12/2020

I repeat...I didn't make The Sign in February of 2017 because he's a Republican. I did it because Trump is Trump.

I just read a post by a good Christian evangelical Trump supporter and realized....We are living in a horror movie with ...
03/29/2020

I just read a post by a good Christian evangelical Trump supporter and realized....
We are living in a horror movie with a zombie in charge of leading us to a happy ending. And that zombie has other zombies who support him, enable him, and yes, even believe God sent him to be our leader. People die in horror movies. Sound familiar? You may live next door to a zombie. That, my friends, is the plot of our horror movie.
There'll be no happy paragraph to conclude this post. You have to decide for yourself how you and your family will live in this horror movie. It's up to you. No man or woman on a white horse is coming to save the day. No god is coming. No politician. No rallying song. No demonstration. The horror movie won't allow them anyway. Nothing! Just you...
I've realized I was the guy in all those cartoons that showed an old man with a beard holding a sign that said, "The End Is Near!" and I didn't know it. I should have been wearing a robe.

Appreciate y'all!

When you have to hide your face to keep from  laughing at a fool.I saw on Facebook where a Trump supporter said he would...
03/26/2020

When you have to hide your face to keep from laughing at a fool.

I saw on Facebook where a Trump supporter said he would rather have fake hope than no hope at all. Here's all I want. I want the truth from people who know what the hell is going on...in politics, with this virus, and in life.
Example: I had someone I respect recently tell me I'm a "judgemental asshole". There are a lot of things and people we must judge now but my friend helped me realize I had taken it too far. Good friends tell the truth to us. And no, they weren't too hard on me. What they said really did fit the moment.
Yes, the truth will set you free but first you may feel like sh*t. Well, I've spent enough time feeling like sh*t. I just remembered that Jerome Kern song, Pick Yourself Up. (Hey, I'm old 😂.) I just Googled all the words...
For when my chin is on the ground,
I pick myself up,
Dust myself off,
Start all over again.

Appreciate y'all!

03/18/2020

PLEASE READ....

03/18/2020
Heather Cox Richardson

A person worth listening to.

March 17, 2020 (Tuesday)

The big news, again today, is the spread of the novel coronavirus. There are all sorts of articles out there about how bad things are going to get and how long this will last. I’m not going to repeat the discussion because what’s the point? We know it’s bad. The only thing I can add—and it’s hardly original—is to take this very seriously indeed, and listen to actual epidemiologists and doctors and do what they say.

While I can’t talk about the epidemiological aspect of the pandemic, I can speak to the economic fallout, and politics in its wake.

The economy is contracting at a crippling rate as the country shuts down. Consumer spending drives about 70% of the American economy, and with consumers at home, spending is drying up. As industries slow down, and more and more of those consumers lose their jobs, it will slow the economy even further, in ways it’s hard even to imagine. Fewer cars on the road mean less toll money collected, for example, and less money for the local and state governments that depend on those collections. Here at home, the shutdown of restaurants and cruise lines has torn the bottom out of the market for lobsters; many of the lobstermen are pulling their gear. Economists warn that unemployment could go as high as 20% in this crisis.

These concerns have lit a fire under the Senate. Today we learned that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, formerly an investment banker, urged reluctant GOP senators to support the coronavirus relief bill passed by the House of Representatives. The situation is too urgent for them to dither, Mnuchin emphasized. After suggesting earlier that he was in no great rush, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) apparently got the message. When asked what he would do when he gets the House bill, McConnell told a CNN reporter: “Pass it.”

Florida Senator Marco Rubio noted that the pandemic might soon mean that Congress couldn’t keep reconvening week after week, and that members had better act while they could, in a big enough way that it would make a difference. “I think the assumption is going to be, we’re going to do something [and] it’s going to be big because we can’t assume we can keep coming back here.”

Senate Republicans and White House officials are also talking about another, larger stimulus package of more than $850 billion dollars of relief for airlines, hotels, casinos, and smaller businesses, as well as direct payments to individuals. Republicans want to make sure individuals get more money than the industries—especially the airlines—to undercut concerns that the relief is just a corporate giveaway. They are not holding discussions with Democrats, but are coming up with their own bill without Democratic input. Democrats are preparing their own, apparently smaller, package aimed at hospitals, unemployment insurance, small businesses, child care, and food assistance for seniors.

Altogether, these measures would add up to more than $1 trillion. The proposed package would be bigger than that passed in early 2009 under newly-elected President Barack Obama to address the crash of 2008. That one was slightly under $800 billion.

The other big story today is that Trump and the supporters who for weeks downplayed the seriousness of the novel coronavirus are trying to rewrite that history to say that they always knew it was bad. “I’ve always known this is a real—this is a pandemic,” Trump said today. “I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.”

In fact, until the last week or so, Trump insisted that concerns about the coronavirus were overblown. As experts began warning about what was coming as early as January, he continued to insist “We have it very well under control.” He began to pay attention in late February, when the stock market began to slide, at which point he blamed CNN and MSNBC for “panicking markets.” In early March, he insisted that Covid-19 was milder than the flu. It was not until March 11 that he gave his Oval Office address, full of misstatements, that he conveyed to the public that the coronavirus was serious indeed.

Fox News Channel personalities echoed the president’s disinformation and urged their followers to dismiss experts’ frantic warnings. Now they have done a 180. The Washington Post put together a devastating video of the contrasting messages. Just last week, radio host Rush Limbaugh called the coronavirus a scam and told his audience: “We’re shutting down our country because of the cold virus, which is what coronaviruses are.”

The rewriting of history by Trump and his supporters to say the administration was always on top of the situation matters for two reasons. First of all, it overwrites the reality that the administration ignored reality in favor of their rosy hopes. People have died, and will die, because we did not—and are not—sufficiently testing for, and prepared for, the virus. We need to remember the reality of this so that we address such shortcomings and make sure they cannot happen again.

The rewriting of history also matters because reality matters in governance. Administrations based on ideology rather than reality cannot accurately address the country’s needs. The ideology of those now in control of the Republican Party is based on a distrust of any federal government at all, preferring to slash federal action and turn any required governance over to the states. These Republicans reject the idea that the federal government has any role to play in business regulation, social welfare policy, or infrastructure development. They insist they are protecting the individualism that makes America great.

It is revealing that, faced with this crisis, Republicans are advocating an even bigger stimulus package than Obama got. The reality is that we need government spending to lift us over economic crisis, and this situation is forcing Republicans who hate government in theory to say “Spend, and don’t worry about the money.”

It turns out we need a federal government after all, and Americans today are seeing that reality play out powerfully.

In the primary voting for the Democratic presidential nomination today in Arizona, Florida, and Illinois, former Vice President Joe Biden, who was part of the Obama team that pulled America out of the 2008 crisis, won handily over Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

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Gale! You got over 30k likes in this TikTok video I just came across!
A comrade!
I heard about you today after I met this lovely young lady in Fort Worth holding this glorious sign. You’ve got a new follower. #fightthegoodfight
Help! I'm not finding the information for tomorrow morning. Can you tag me on the post?
Maybe we need to fight fire with fire. Wonder what our good buddies in the Soviet Union and other areas would charge us to elect an "anyone but Trump" candidate.
August is coming fast, folks. You know what *that* means! Our elected representatives will be home, ready to welcome our visits with open doors and open arms! I just checked out where my congressman's office is. Might have to have myself a little sit in. Maybe invite people who have signs ;)
Back when you visited us in north Tulsa. At that time I didn’t know we had the Apache connection!
By WB.
Friend of yours? 😊
Saw this and thought of you! God Bless and Merry Christmas!
I kid you not, Zappa could work with this..."I'm a multidimentional Lucefarian advanced being."