Monday, August 30, 2010

Let's Just Recall Apple Pie and Be Done With It

Roger Clemens facing charges for lying to Congress. Considering that our Congress is a collection of politicians, that's sort of the pot calling the kettle black, isn't it? Who in the world do these people think they are, to tell someone else, they can't lie? Isn't lying what Martha Stewart went to jail for? Sending liars to jail? What will become of our political campaign season? Besides, with a bad economy and uproar in the Middle East, not to mention the Gulf and BP, doesn't Congress have anything else to do? All this hou-ha over baseball always makes me think of the big cocaine mess in the 80's, Pete Rose, the strike, and Barry Bonds . . . With the overpaid athletes and tanking economy, the average dad can't afford to take his son to a ball game, anyway. I'm at the point of just coming out and asking, when it comes to baseball, "Who cares?" It hasn't been the sport of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Hank Aaron for years. So, here's what I recommend to Congress. In all the food mess, let's rethink our baseball and apple pie image of ourselves and get real about representing "we the people." We'll worry about our own entertainment and dessert and these men that cheat with physical enhancement, will pay a greater price than Congress can set forth, anyway. Meanwhile, it's election season, Congress, do something besides make promises you don't intend to keep. Even though you may call it campaigning, we the people call it lying!
Thou shalt not bear false witness . . . Torah of Holy Scripture

Friday, August 27, 2010

Dumb and Pretty . . . Pretty Dumb

It seems in our society that looks and lack of brains tend to be associated and usually with females. I could present a current list, but that would take away from my point. The point is, looks and lack of intelligence is not just a trait of the female gender. I was absolutely underwhelmed when I read of Brad Pitt's latest political comment. As a staunch progressive, he's been vocal against the death penalty and although I do not consider myself to be a progressive, but for religious reasons, I oppose the death penalty also. Brad has now apparently changed his view. Due to the long term potential damage, the mess of BP in the Gulf should be dealt with with the death penalty. Brad, please! You're not cute enough to be that dumb! Nobody is! But I do appreciate knowing it's not exclusively reserved for the feminine gender.
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding. a Proverb of Holy Scripture

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Dumbest Article Ever

A year's worth of research: . . . really? Women more than men? Blacks and Hispanic more than whites? Teens do the most texting? What indepth info! It took a year for them to arrive at this information? I'd love to know how many staff members they had on this project and what the total funding amounted to. I'm not a scientist, nor am I an investigative journalist, but I truly think I could have come up with this same information in much less time than a year. Now, I wouldn't have had the racial differences down to the minutes, but is there anyone that doesn't know women are on the phone more than men? Is there anyone that hasn't watched a woman with a cell phone in one hand, a cigarette in the other, and wondered how she was driving her SUV? Men don't multi-task when it involves the phone, so if they are going to be participating in anything else, they have to get off the phone. This took research, really? Now, as to teens doing the most texting. Are you not simply dazzled by the brilliance of this research? Who has the audacity to print this like it's actually news! Apparently that answer would be Well, what a lovely piece of journalism. I know we can all rest, knowing, the research has been done and is now stated, fact.
O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. a Proverb of Holy Scripture

Monday, August 23, 2010

Let Them Have it Their Way

Racial issues in nursing homes. Nurses determining who can decide for themselves and who deserves to have their choices made for them . . . And now to read that certain people can actually have it in their records that they do not want care provided by those of a specific ethnicity. The article I read was about a white woman that didn't want care from any black care givers. Is that not crazy or what? So, if she falls and a person of color walks by, I'm sure that's unacceptable, yet if they attempt to help her, then what . . . Do they have to listen to her racial epithets while they put their own health at risk trying to help her? I guess it's good to know how someone feels, but do they really have the right to impose their views on others? I, personally, wouldn't want to be cared for by anyone in the health care profession, and since I have that prejudice, it would be best if I not go and expect care, right! Now, I didn't delve further to see if the preferences were allowed to self-providers, as opposed to those receiving financial aid, but I still find the premise, offensive. These old people have already had how many years, their way, with their attitudes, and their money? I say, if you don't want the care that's offered, go home and have your family cater to you. See how long that lasts.
. . . for man looketh on the outward appearance, but YHVH looketh on the heart.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Words of Wisdom Two Years Late . . .

"The truth is, it's going to take a few years to fully dig ourselves out of this recession. It's going to take time to bring back 8 million jobs," the president said Tuesday while campaigning for Democratic candidates in Seattle. "Anybody who tells you otherwise is just looking for your vote."

Well, then, now that he's had the job for over a year and a half, President Obama doesn't find it quite as quick and easy as Candidate Obama promised . . . but then I think he summed that up well for us in this paragraph. I'm far from being a republican, and I'm not wearing tea bags on my head and singing the Star Spangled Banner all day, but usually when all the campaign promises have gone by the way side, the mid-term elections bring change, and after all, Candidate Obama did promise change. Maybe it's not the one he had in mind, but I do think it's probably one change that is doable quicker than a few years. And considering he's not just stumping but fund raising, I think I'm ready to see what other change may be on the horizon. So far all this change and recovery has me saving my change and glad I'm working.
There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of G~D. Writings of Holy Scripture

Monday, August 16, 2010

It's Only Money!

We used to hear that saying quite a bit, but now it needs to be amended. I guess it's "only credit now" so we'll just keep spending. I've been a bit out of sorts over the stimulus checks and for that matter all the social security collectors. The previous generations have all held to the notion that "they paid into it." Well, no wonder they consider the math we learned to be "modern." They refuse to deal with a variable, like paying 4 or 5% into the system for 30 years doesn't equal drawing 100% out of the system for another 30 years. See, even modern math can't make that work out. Then when I heard someone with money of the younger collectors make the statement that the wealthy didn't need to collect, but he was "cashing in on social security." See he doesn't think he paid in all he plans to collect, he's cashing in. Now, it's slated to operate in the red this year with more being paid out than collected, but I think the rest of us need to take a different perspective, otherwise it's just going to make us mad. So, here's the different perspective. Our nation has been running for several years now with young women just now entering the work force that basically received higher education, child care, and health care on the government's dime, anyway, so as Americans, some of us got "ours" on the front end of their work career. Then there's always been the group that do what we want, spend what we want and file bankruptcy, so basically, another group that gets what's coming, a little early, or at least gets a break from paying piper or fiddler or whatever. Then of course, there is the fact that a huge percentage of the work force actually works for some level of government, anyway, so that group is already collecting on what is being collected. It's getting clearer and clearer that this economy just can't hold up to all the demands, but the way we operate, there isn't just one group to blame. It would seem most of us at some point are going to get "ours," it's just a different times of life. After all, it's fleeting, it's only money!
For we came into the world with nothing, and we are not able to take anything out; . . . New Testament

Monday, August 09, 2010

Just a Curious Idea . . .

I can't help but wonder about the economy. If it's improving, why so many articles on penny pinching? If the unemployment statistics are lower, why so many pieces written on starting your own business instead of job hunting? Actually I do know why the unemployment figures are dropping. Many people have been unemployed so long, they are no longer eligible for benefits. The reality is, "they" whoever "they" are, are putting out some propaganda that we the people are supposed to be buying! I guess if we middle class hard working consumers buy "their" propaganda, that will somehow get the economy moving. The only thing I can think of to do with the spin that "it's getting better," is fertilize my garden. I do smell a rat in this deal, I just can't decide where it is. I know we are supposed to be believing what is being said, in order for "we the people" to resolve this crisis through spending and credit and dropping our own standard of living, without disturbing the lifestyle of the politicians and pundits; i.e., the aristocrats of our society. I'm sure, once we common folks accept our new standard of living, and adjust to a lesser status in our country, "they" will tell us, the economy has recovered . . . I believe this is our opportunity to tune "them" out and replace our lavish materialism with spiritual reality! That is something "they" cannot control, legislate, or take away.
I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich). . . Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: the Revelation

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Crazy Solutions

The chemicals they put on the oil is no more toxic than the oil. Isn't that just great? I remember the Exxon Valdez was a mess for it seemed ever and now I read a headline that says most of the oil is gone from the Gulf. Something about some microbes that eat the oil. Wonder what these microbes do when they are fat and full of oil, not to mention nearly infinite in number. Sounds like a plague in the making to me. Health care reform is taking the control of health care away from doctors and insurance companies and giving it to our government that can't get anything done in a timely manner. Isn't it great that ultimately a government bureaucracy will be in charge of urgent life and death decisions? Not that I would trust a doctor or an insurance company, but is there anyone that trusts a politician? In this economy, people are actually being warned about credit and loans . . . because in this economy they still need a WARNING! I am absolutely amazed daily at the ridiculous things I read or hear that someone is buying into and going along with. Wow, if Daniel and his 3 buddies had been so compliant, they'd have never made the Book! The Powers that Be keep coming up with crazy solutions, because we the people keep thinking we need more and more and more! The more we think we need, the more dependent upon The Powers we will become and The Powers appear to have an endless supply of crazy solutions!
Ye shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes. Torah of Holy Scripture

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