Monday, August 22, 2016

WILL APATHY DECIDE THE FUTURE


I haven't been watching the talking heads this week. Watching them step all over themselves while they work hard to give a man with no substance – substance. They should be calling him out for what he really is – a bigoted narcissist, a blight on all that's right about America and a liar that couldn't speak the truth if his life depended on it.

It's ridiculous and getting more so. For my own sanity, I needed to get out in the garden and try to forget the nonsense that is our political system. Yet I worry that I'm not the only one tired of the process. I've heard more people say this year that they won't even bother to vote, and that frightens me more than anything does.


Apathy is what will truly kill America. Apathy will get the moron elected. Apathy is real! Please, please, please get involved, stay involved, and VOTE!


Thursday, August 11, 2016

THE HELL WITH PARTY LOYALTY?

VOTE YOUR CONSCIOUS!

I've been a registered Republican, Independent, and Democrat! Also, I have never voted the 'party ticket.' I'd prefer to be registered as an independent, but in my state, you can't vote in the primary, and Independents have no voice, so I changed to Democrat (something I did this year because of DJT!). Years ago, I changed my affiliation from Republican to Independent because of the 'party line' or platform situation. Groups of people go into a room and decide what issues the rest of us are supposed to support. Total nonsense!


The idea of 'party line' or platform, reminded me of the time my church asked me to sign their creed! I make up my own mind, about all things! Even at sixteen, I couldn't buy the line "Jesus descended into Hell" Uh, sorry, not buying it. I don't believe in Hell, as a place. For me, evil is a lack of light! Just as ignorance is a lack of knowledge and intolerance is a lack of empathy! I'm one of those folks that believe in life after death (and not the walking on clouds in a white gown, bowing down to a man on a throne!). I also believe that your sins in this life determine the rewards or lack thereof in the next life.



Please vote for the 'right' candidate! Just because he or she is in the party you've signed up for doesn't make them the best candidate! For God's sake, think for yourself! Quoting the sound bites you hear on the news shows won't cut it! Educate yourself, read, and make sure it's something besides the local paper or the evening news. 

Investigate; take the time to know your candidate. Know your own mind. You have one. Use it!

I'm a moderate – I believe in a woman's right to choose! I believe in an individual's right to own a gun, but not in an individual's right to own an Uzi! I want background checks on ALL sales!

A living wage. Please!

When I moved out, or rather was thrown out as a teenager, I managed to get a job and pay for lodging (it was only a room, but still). After I attained my high school degree, I could afford an apartment and a car, including insurance, on a wage of $7.50 an hour. That's impossible today. I recently applied for a professional job and was told the wage was $8.00 an hour. I almost couldn't believe it. Even after I graduated from college, and tried to negotiate a better salary, I was told 'if you don't take the job, someone else will.' It's impossible today to get a living wage. Even worse, is that raises and bonuses are totally off the table. Thirty years later and the wages are impossibly low! This is madness!

At my husband's company, they will only hire people if they'll accept 18 to 20 hours a week. It's to avoid having to provide healthcare and other benefits. My husband can't keep staff and yet management doesn't see an issue. They expect him to hold the sales to wage ratio down, and he does, at the cost of his own health. He works 60 to 70 hours a week to make up for a lack of workers and his desire to meet the ratio his company requires. 

These corporate rules, which many companies use are asinine! 

This article about India and the corporate pressure, well, it isn't only happening there!


I want fair immigration for ALL immigrants. Let those poor folks who've been here for ages get their records straight. Shipping people back. Ridiculous!

I don't understand why immigration is such a problem, or maybe I do! Whenever I've been hired, I have to prove I'm a citizen. So how are all these illegals working here? The corporations allow illegal Immigrants to work for them. They don't have to report them for taxes or pay their share. They also don't have to offer them a fair wage. The rich are getting rich off the undocumented, and they don't want that to change! Typical!

ALL Americans deserve health care and not at the exorbitant prices now out there. I'm for national healthcare for all! Even now, folks are paying for healthcare and not going to the doctor!

I don't want another war, but we have to honor our commitments, but for me, it's through diplomacy. President Obama did that beautifully with Iran. Diplomacy is essential! This idea of throwing money at dictators and then expecting them to conform is ridiculous! I don't want boots on the ground, in a country that doesn't even like us, why make our boys the target from the enemy and the allies? Stupid!



We need to do more to help with the refugee crises, world starvation, and poverty, here in the U. S. and worldwide! We live in a global community and need to recognize that!

We are one race! The human race! 

Well some of us are – those that discriminate, spout violence, cause violence or are violent and intolerant are sub-humans from the planet – Idiot. They came to earth to destroy humanity – now one of them is running for the most powerful office in the world! Are we doomed?

This post tells you a little about me and gives you a glimpse of what I believe. Who are you? What do you believe?



 DON'T LET OTHERS DECIDE FOR YOU!


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

THEY KEEP FEEDING THE BEAST!

I've said before that the media made the monster. Donald Trump is the only candidate they're talking about, again. Every day he does something, says something that is so outrageous they just have to report on it. Don't they realize that if they stopped sharing his bully pulpit, the man would wither like the wicked witch when hit by a bucket of water?

Today I tuned in regularly to the news channels, and each time they were discussing and showing his latest rant or insult. 

It went on and on, and not once did I see a discussion about the other candidate you know the woman in the fight for our future – Hillary Clinton.


Unless the folks spouting the lies, are on Fox network. They love calling Hillary names and fill their day with outright lies and misrepresentations. These so-called reporters are the experts when it comes to insults and lies. The Fox network is where Trump cut his teeth and found his following.

But CNN and MSNBC is almost worse! The reason Donald Trump isn't running ads is that he doesn't have too! The news stations, all of them are a continuous ad for the folks who love this kind of rhetoric! They continuously analyze, over analyze, and question the man's motives. The same story on the different hourly shows. Ridiculous!

Trump's objective is simple. He's making headlines. It's his greatest asset. But these annoying and shockingly dull talking heads love hearing their own voice and spout useless opinions. They help spread the lies or even worse; they try to get a rise out of the opponent that's there to speak for the other side.

These aren't stupid people, but I do wonder. Are they just trying to safeguard their jobs? After all, a Trump presidency would guarantee constant coverage and more reasons to be a talking head as he destroys the U. S. and then the world!

Get a clue; your constant coverage made him who he is today; it's what feeds the beast. Sure, you need to report the antics, but don't show him, just read the facts and move on. Do some actual investigative work and show the individual plans for the economy, foreign affairs, job creation. What's the truth there? Cover the real differences between the two, but keep this monster off the airwaves. 

Quit making his points for him. 

Move on to real news!


Quit feeding the beast!

*****

Tolerating evil leads only to more evil. And when good people stand by and do nothing while wickedness reigns, their communities will be consumed.

Bob Riley