Thursday, September 22, 2016

Where to begin....

Wow! The amount of crap, excuse the dumb expression but it is just that, going on in this country. Have we digressed?

Race riots -- I thought that was over in the 70's
Police being murdered -- thought that was Al Capone's era
Rigged elections -- thought they were from the stockyard days in Chicago (The Jungle)

This country is imploding. Humm -- thought that was Rome in Nero's time.

The prevailing lawlessness that should have ended with the wild west days is starting to look like a bad Mad Max movie.  I must really be out of touch because I thought with age comes wisdom but as our nation ages it seems we have only learned that history repeats itself. We appear to have not learned that we can change what has happened in the past by gleaning the good and throwing out the bad.

We pride ourselves with the tech advances we have made and yes we should but at what price. Most of us have a better relationship with our electronics than we do with each other. I myself find that I am on my phone, tablet or lap top way too much while conversing with my husband. It has become a struggle to sit and talk without my hands on a device, so I have picked up my knitting again and have picked up my communication skills as well. Why am I on the lap top now? My husband is sleeping and I shall be shortly  but I just had to get these thoughts out first.

With all the ramblings in this blog I hope you are able to pull out the point being made. I won't explain because that would only insult your intelligence .  Good night.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Way We Are Headed or Obamaism

By now you have probably read my post on Facebook regarding rigged elections. What I want to know is; why hasn't anything been done. Is Obama and his backers so powerful and above the law that nothing can be done? I guess I am naive enough to to believe in a government that is for the people. It seems to me whoever is in control do not want to keep this nation free. The individuals controlling our land are easing us into socialism. Most of the American people are sleepy enough not to notice but let us open our eyes to what is happening.

1. Obama care - gives power to insurance companies
                          takes away the right of those not wanting to fund abortions with their taxes
                          the right for a doctor to decide the treatment he/she believes is right for their patient

2. We are told the economy is getting better when groceries and other needs Ike prescriptions, clothing and housing for the middle and lower classes is higher.

3. The military is basically being phased out.

 We need to stop this liberal government before they give away the bank with more bail outs. They say they are making programs  which will help  us but what is really happening is making of more and more of us dependent on the government. What is needed are not more free lunches but an increase and stronger education for adults and children. Ir is hard to do but worth it because it builds self worth and gives one the opportunity to a life free to chose.

Going along with this idea, is opening opportunities for employment. Build more wind mills for electricity, open the way to getting water by turning the salt water into portable water., build dams in the south so flooding will not occur every year and fix the highways and streets so one is able to drive without hitting pot holes. There are many more ideas which would provide jobs.

I do not presume to have all the answers but these are thoughts I wanted to get out and hopefully get others to ponder. Who knows you could come up with something that will help put a stop our nation's path to socialism. I want my great grand children, and many generations after, to have the right to choose what they believe and know what it is like to vote for a president and congress. Our way of life in America is not perfect but at look how long it has worked. Why fix a wheel that is not broken? How about just putfilling it with air

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Mayor of Centersville

This is a true story but the name of the mayor and town have been fictionalized to protect "the innocent." :)

Our town is so small we don't have speed limits, well none enforced anyway. There is a small market, not a mini mart, but a very nice market that is a throw back to gentler times. We do have a pizza place, an arcade for the youth, a library and a swimming pool and oh yes we have one bar. A beautiful park where someone I  know quite well works.  I am sure by now you've gotten the idea.

A man, named Fred, is a wonderful asset to our town, He is quite unpretentious all most shy at times but he gives of himself. Fred does a number of acts volunteering his time He does not seek kudos or recognition for his acts of charity. Fred wants only to give as he has taken away. We all have taken away but not always recognized it.

Some of the volunteering Fred does is for the home bound taking food to them from the local food pantry, also making sure they receive food  at Thanksgiving by taking them a plate made at the free community dinner and also cheers them with a container from the monthly free breakfast.  At the free breakfast he has a warm coat give away in cold weather. He goes to thrift stores and takes extra coats off their hands. I was the recipient  of one of Fred's coats.

In the summer he has a cookout once a week for the youth. Fred gets help with the food from his church and the local market.  In the spring and late summer he organizes a soap box derby. This takes a tremendous amount of time and skill  getting others to volunteer their time for the setting up of the track, which is basically from one end of town where there is a huge hill to the other, placing bales of hay for a brake wall and barricades for the street. At the same time he organized an art showing for local artists, which I had the honor of taking part  He did have help with this thanks to the generosity of Debby one of the artists. Who by the way is very good and had the grace to complement my paintings.

One day a reporter came to cover the soap box derby. When they asked who was responsible for the derby someone pointed to Fred. The reporter ask if would give him an interview and also said I understand that you are the mayor of Centersville to which Fred replied no.

 We don't have a mayor but if we did Fred would sure be a great one  There you have it the true story of the mayor of Centersville. One thing I am sure of, there is a Fred in communities all over the country which go unrecognized for their  labors and like Fred many would not want or welcome the attention.

Saturday, September 3, 2016

All Lives Matter

I definitely agree that all lives matter. However supporting Blue Lives Matter is agreeing with law enforcement the senseless killing of officers is appalling.  The police who were standing in a line to protect Black Lives Matter protesters were brutally murdered by one person they were protecting.

The police recognize that all lives matter but are reminding us to support them. Of course there are corrupt officers. Law enforcement is made up of humans therefore some are bound to do wrong.  The majority are dedicated men and women who take their job seriously. They are here to protect and serve. Where would we be without them. Lawlessness would rule. None of us would be safe.

Remember the media sensationalizes the happenings of any news item. So the next time the temptation to complain about an officer of the law remember many thousands more are true to their oath. Yes Blue Lives Matter and I for one support them because they recognize that all life matters.