Monday, May 14, 2012

Defining Moment of Redefining

I read the number for those receiving unemployment has dropped by over 200,000. Unfortunately, it's not due to an increased job market or improved economy. Nothing like that, it's due to the fact that Congress has reduced the 99 week unemployment benefit now to 79 weeks, so that means that over 200,000 people have been unemployed for nearly 2 years and now have no income. While our politicians do everything they can to keep themselves employed, the job creators have not yet surfaced. Oh, I know, there are the same number of "jobs" created, as unemployment benefits that were dropped. Isn't that just an interesting coincidence? But the jobs created are not on par with the ones that have gone away and aren't coming back. Our President announced that he is now pro-gay marriage, because his daughters have friends who have same sex parents . . . Great! So is the direction of our country now being decided in home room and study hall? Also, an interesting coincidence is the fact that Mitt Romney has been reported to have bullied a kid in high school that was presumed gay. All this "coming out" in the same week. And yet there are people in this country who cannot see the politicizing of people's lives is dividing our country. Now, the alleged victim is deceased and I would love to know the political leanings of the guilt ridden parties who now feel the need to come forward. I'm not condoning bullying or mistreating kids, but High School for Mitt Romney was nearly 50 years ago. Have all these guys been living comfortably with their guilty consciences until now? Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the pro-man/woman marriage folks are in an uproar. I, personally, believe in separation of church and state, so for everyone that believes marriage is a religious sanction, don't get a state license. If I'd known then, what I know now, I would have simply had a religious ceremony, changed my name, and drawn up the appropriate paperwork to share property, or perhaps I'd have made a different decision, all together . . . but I wouldn't seek state sanction in marriage, any more. I know from experience, legal union, civil union, "I do's," whatever you want to call it, does not automatically command respect in anyone's circle of influence. I'm not happy with the direction of America, but then again, it's already been written. I don't like the fact that my grandchildren are growing up in a world that is constantly redefining things. The more our society talks about tolerance, the more hateful we have become. The more we've heard about putting America back to work, the more I know we will soon be slave labor to other nations. The war on drugs has made our nation first in the number of prisoners per capita in the entire world. The war on terror has made terrorizing small children and old ladies at the air port completely acceptable. And in protecting our children from predators, how many children are now being labelled sex offenders? The sad thing is, there are a number of people in this country who truly believe their vote counts and that will make all the difference. Considering everything else that's been redefined, I'm guessing free elections are bought and paid for, long before November. But "they" just keep telling us what we need to believe.
Where there is much talk there will be no end to sin . . . a Proverb of Holy Scripture

Monday, May 07, 2012

Seeing Life for What it Is

I've realized that anyone over the age of 21 is going to do exactly what they want, and I'm no exception. Actually, I think Americans much younger are doing what they want, but that's a different tangent. We know no matter what the politicians promise, if elected, they are going to do what they want that benefits them or their next political move. We know the 1% is going to do what benefits them and we also know the 98% are trying to level the playing field, which would benefit them. Everyone enjoys doing what they want for the reasons they believe. I've been thinking for about the last month, regardless of what I'm saying, nobody's listening, because they are focused on what they believe to be important. I've been unfriended at facebook for believing in Biblical obedience. I've been argued against on forum boards for stating that I think the election is already decided. I've actually even been told to shutup, recently. And so my fingers will shout here at my blog. I do believe in G-d's Instruction for man. And I believe the direction is already set, regardless of who sits in the Oval Office. I've spent countless hours listening to people gripe, complain, and expound, only to be dismissed when I try to talk. It's dawned upon me, that most people only want to hear the answer they already have determined. That's how our elections work. That's how our religious organizations function. That's how television has grown and expanded in the last 50+ years, not to mention talk radio. And how many people do you see without a cell phone in their hands these days? Everyone wants their own thoughts confirmed, regardless of the logic or lack thereof. And don't we all want the most for the least effort?
A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself. a Proverb of Holy Scripture.

Friday, May 04, 2012

We Are Going Downhill Fast

I've been so busy in projects that have nothing to do with politics, I had to get caught up. I've decided why I simply cannot vote any more. American politics has really become like a religion and the zealots are annoying, not to mention the leaders and speakers are like wealthy pastors, living large and telling the sheep what to think. Any politician on a national level that tries to tell "we the people" they are just like us, is nothing but a liar. I'd say Michelle Obama grew up like many of us, but she's not running for office, and she's got just over the top with her fame and wealth and spending . . . Not to sound like a birther, because regardless of where he was born, his mother was US citizen, so that makes him one. I do think the whole thing is fishy considering he obviously had a Passport declaring his nation of citizenship. So with that said, this President grew up abroad, which is hardly the American experience he attempts to portray. American politics is a false religion that just keeps becoming more extreme. Both parties want to control the people, and it continuously amazes me that what would be reprehensible for the other group to want is fine when the chosen group has the power. I was not a GW fan, and I believe my blogs bears that out, but I sure miss him for the Correspondent's Dinner. I liked his style about it. He made fun of himself, his administration and laughed as others did the same thing. Our current President doesn't seem to miss an opportunity to bash an opponent through this dinner and even though he may come up with something aimed at himself, it seems token compared to the rest of his spiel. He's a campaigner through and through. It's a shame his ego won't allow him to campaign for someone who would be a true leader. I've been unsurprised by the fact that the democrats have chosen the same blame game the republicans did through the GW years, except it was the constituents, rather than the leaders throwing the blame. When GW was in office, I think most registered republicans spent his administration blaming Clinton for everything, and if something elusively slipped past Clinton's blame there was Congress. They forgot that Congress was republican led through 6 of GW's years and at least 4 of Clinton's, but the average republican does not like to hear those facts. Now, the democrats are doing the same, only it's not just the constituents and voters,it's the administration!
This blame game is certainly nothing new . . .
And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat . . . And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. Torah of Holy Scripture

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