Category: Just sayin’


All Lives Matter

All.  Lives.  Matter.  All.

If BLM truly cares about their precious Black Lives, why don’t they use their leverage to clean up Chicago, Baltimore, St. Louis, etc.?

The answer is simple – BLM is a HATE GROUP, people, and care only about hating everyone that is not the same color as they are.  Racist?  I think so!

There’s no place for racism in America.  None.  …and no place for groups like BLM.  Grow up and pull yourselves out of the mire.  The government’s not going to do it, they simply reinforce your plight.  There are people of ALL colors that need to pull themselves up. Get a job. Work your way up, and don’t settle for government handouts.  It’s a trap, and a bottomless life-sucking hole.

 

Where are the issues?

I wrote a bit yesterday on this topic, but where is the discussion on issues that are important to the American people?

With all the mud-slinging and accusations of wrongdoing, complicity, and bias, we don’t have a clue where the candidates stand.  I will not vote for Clinton because of her constant lies and then makes no effort to apologize for wrongdoings, or even to explain her reasoning for doing things her way.  Instead, she treats us like a queen to her subjects (why am I reminded of Marie Antoinette frequently?) – we DARE ask why?  Off with their heads! (oh yes, that’s a different queen).

And Trump – I’d like to like him, but someone needs to hijack his Twitter account, or at least lighten up on the conspiracy theories.  Yes, there are conspiracies, but he’s hurting himself by stooping to their level.  Better to know they’re there and confront them.

Election 2016

Unbelievable.  Just.  Unbelievable.  I thought the presidential election was to select the person most capable of leading the country, NOT who was the most perfect.

With the Democrats (and some Republicans) saying Trump’s character is flawed because he behaved like a typical male in a supposedly private conversation along with some unsubstantiated accusations, no one is talking about the things that will matter to the American public over the next four years.  Things like:

Terrorism

Open Borders

Federal Debt Reduction and Management

Governmental Corruption

 

Hillary is a proven documented serial liar who will do anything if it gets her more money and/or more power and/or adoration from the same sheep that elected Obama – twice.  She has proven repeatedly that she cannot be trusted with the nation’s secrets.

Neither candidate is anywhere near perfect, and my choice will be the least evil choice between two flawed candidates.  Can we please discuss the issues, not sling mud?  Please?  The American public has a right to know.

Just sayin’

I am an American

I was, until recently, one of the most politically apathetic individuals in this country.  My one trip to the polls in 1968 found me pulling the lever for a straight Republican ticket (my parent’s leaning, which I followed without understanding what a Republican or Democrat was), helping to elect Richard Nixon to the office of the President Of The United States.  My life at the time, a college student during the Viet Nam ‘conflict’ and my love of Folk Music turned me not into an activist, but apolitical and apathetic.  (“What difference does it make?” – remember that phrase.)

Presidents came and went with the passing of years (and without my vote of yea or nay) until 2008, when Obama (interesting note – my spell-checker didn’t recognize ‘Obama’) was elected.
In 2012, I began to hear about ‘politically correct’ behavior, same-sex ‘marriage’ acceptance, references to God being removed from everything imaginable in this country, welfare and illegal immigrant ‘entitlements’ and the disdain the President has for the Constitution and its Amendments.
I started absorbing political news and atrocities like the proverbial sponge.
I came out of my apathy and registered to vote in the 2012 Presidential Election – my candidate lost.  OK, I don’t like it, but I’ll give him a chance to redeem himself during his second term.
A return to apathy?  No way.
Benghazi, Libya – what is the administration hiding?  I believe it’s arms deliveries to our sworn enemies (sorry, I probably need to take a refresher course in radical Islam tolerance).  Remember, this man is a politician and a master of deception.  The oversight hearings surrounding Benghazi were quickly overshadowed by revelations of IRS malfeasance and illegal collection of AP correspondence for some yet-to-be-revealed investigation.  Smokescreens, sleight-of-hand, call it what you will, it’s a diversion for something far more sinister, from a man who can and will not prove his citizenship or provide college records, and who APOLOGIZES for the United States to foreign governments at every opportunity.  This is NOT the America I grew up in, and will no longer tolerate.
My days of apathy are over.  I’m letting my voice be heard, and encourage everyone who reads this to do the same.  I may not always agree with you, but I respect your right to say it.
I am an American, with traceable ancestry to pre-Revolutionary days (by the way, my ancestor Simon Girty was a translator to the Indians during the French and Indian War, not what he is fictionalized as being).
I am an American, and proud to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
I am an American, and stand for one man, one woman marriage.
I am an American, and believe in working for what you earn.
I am an American, and proud of it.  I will not apologize for freedom and liberty.
I am an American.

On adulthood and responsibility

I put this on Facebook several months ago – it bears repeating…
OK, so I’m a senior citizen, but that only means that I maybe have a bit more insight than the younger folks.
When I was growing up, violence in schools was rare. On TV, acts of cruelty (accidental or otherwise) were dealt with by explanation, contrition, and learning a lesson from it so that it didn’t happen again. For example, Opie Taylor and the Robin’s nest on The Andy Griffith Show.
Today, movies with graphic violence and gore are the choice of many. Online games tout ‘Kill noobs! Score headshots!’
I’ll tell you what’s wrong with America – we’ve lost our focus on human kindness and decency. We are no longer ‘…one nation, under God, indivisible’. We are a divided nation with no sense of what’s right or decent.
I just heard that someone recommended that teachers be allowed to carry weapons!? That’s not the final answer, people. Teach your children to value human life, correct them when they’re wrong. Teach them common decency and manners. Make them responsible for their actions.
I don’t care who or what you are – it applies to everyone on this planet – we’re in this together. Let’s solve it together.
Put guns in the hands of those that value those principles. Get rid of the movies and games that glorify senseless violence. No, I don’t want a country full of pansies, but strong men and women don’t need weapons other than their own actions to lead us.
I’m off my soapbox for now. If you’ve read this far, your views and comments are appreciated. Am I wrong? Prove it, and I’ll change my thinking – that’s how we learn and grow.

 [Comment]
Well said Chuck. And may I add to it? Back in the day kids were also taught to take responsibility for what they did. Now you can’t look at a child without a wild helicopter parent ready to scream at you. Kids run wild and talk to adults in ways I would’ve gotten the snot smacked out of me for! My mother would’ve never tolerated it. Every kid wins a trophy no matter who wins the game, and then they wonder why the same kid can’t compete in the real world. Doesn’t u:nderstand why he doesn’t get a raise when he doesn’t bother working harder. Just gets mad and hurts people around him. People need to be looking inside the family unit if you want to get to the source of what’s wrong these days. When parents use tv and video games for a babysitter instead of supervised entertainment. When parents will teach their kid they are victims instead of teaching them coping skills. And worst of all when parents put them on such a pedestal that no one elses feelings matter but their own you’ve got a nation of selfish spoiled entitled adults who will do anything to anyone and not care because they have been raised to never be wrong and the center of the universe
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 Thanks for the comments, everyone! I had finally had enough. The above rational rant has been in the making since we went to Olive Garden for supper. There were 2 women and 5 kids at a table just a few away from ours, and the kids were running around the restaurant screaming, standing on chairs and tables, and their parents totally ignored them and did nothing to stop or correct them. The restaurant management didn’t (and wouldn’t) say anything to them, and when I mentioned it to our server, she just shrugged and said she understood but there was nothing she could do. If I had behaved like that in a restaurant I would have been taken to the car and made to sit until my parents returned to head home. No stops at some other restaurant because the little prince was hungry, I was taken home, sent to my room, and waited – hungry – until the next meal. I learned. Was I abused in any way? NO. Was my psyche damaged for life? NO. I was taught a lesson. You know what? I’m still learning!  Just sayin’…

What has happened to this country?  Yeah, too much written in too many places, but I don’t get it.  Any religious text, whether it be Christian, Jewish, or other, all state that the only approved and sanctioned sexual mating is between male and female.  That tells me that the Gay/Lesbian thing is from the god of this world, not THE God.  Yes, the god of this world is the biggest liar of all time (no, not Obama), and is known to focus on that which will separate God (the Creator) from Man (his creation).

So we take God out of schools and public functions, the government sanctions Gay/Lesbian unions, people who speak truth handed down over millennia are shouted down as hate-mongers.  Now the Boy Scouts are going to let homosexuals in?  Don’t ask me to share a tent!  I wonder what new badges they’ll come up with.  Instead of knot tying it will be fellatio?  These folks need counselling, not approval.

…one nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.  That’s what it’s supposed to be – and under God, it’s a male-female pairing only.  What part of any of that don’t we get?

Just sayin’…