Monday, August 10, 2015

Income equality

Over and over again I continue to read about politicians pandering to those folks who live on tax dollars from the public coffers. "Millionaires live off the backs of the working person and this has got to stop!" Sounds a lot like what I've read in the Communist manifesto. Whatever anyone else may believe, my folks professed a method of how those in my family could overcome "Income inequality" Albeit not so easy as accepting a life of dependency on the tax dollars of our neighbors, it is our way.

For the men:
Don't become a sperm donor and saddle yourself with a boat load of child support.
For the women:
Don't become a baby machine with an apartment full of children from several sperm donors.
For everyone:
Get a job,
get two jobs,
whatever it takes to earn enough money to survive.
Live frugally
Get whatever education you can afford without being overwhelmed by student loan debt
Save whatever money you can and let it build and earn interest.
Strive every day to improve your lot in life without placing the blame on anyone else.
Remember that life is not fair, learn to deal with it with a sense of humor.
Support your own family the best you can.
Learn to accept those things that you and only you can provide for your family.
It is a choice to be happy or to be angry, Choose happy as often as you can.
Thank God every day for the opportunity of another day.

That's about it. Other folks have other ideas and that is their privilege. But Its worked for me so far.I had good folks.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Dealing with drama in life

I have the honor and privilege of having a tremendous variety of friends and acquaintances. Most are mature and reasonably adjusted to the benefits and consequences of being an adult with life skills to contend with them and move on. However, one or two of them are helpless as newborn babes when they come to anything that even resembles a challenge or hurdle, and they make sure everyone within ear shot hears just how horrible the particular days challenge is. A pain in the foot almost means a trip to emergency. An argument with the significant other provides an excuse to get drunk, a child's bad report card is, of course a phone call to the school superintendent to ostracize the incompetent teacher. Taking absolutely no responsibility for their own actions and blaming everyone else seems to, in some way remove them from having to cope, take action and remedy the situation like the rest of us. As much as I enjoy other people and their perspectives, well, that particular perspective I do not wish to be a part of. Suck it up buttercup!........... Leave the drama to the theatre!............Please!!!!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Free speach Hypocrites

Donald Trump is being trashed because he spoke his mind by the media and also political opponents. What a bunch of hypocrites they are. And we call this a free country. If one would believe those jerks the free part is only for them and what they have to say. Personally I feel what is good for the goose is good for the gander as an old saying goes. I would prefer that speech is actually free and we can speak our mind. In my opinion that would help us know who our friends are and, more importantly, our enemies. I really, really want to know where someone honestly stands on any given subject. Don't you?

The other side of this is a real sneaky part of subversive control of speech by those who wish to be the speech control police. It is becoming more and more difficult to express anything even closely related to being religious in a public forum, "if" you are Christian. Almost any other religion is fine. They are the pets of the control freaks and from shawls or scarves to Burkas its all just fine to wear. However, should you happen to wear a cross or crucifix you are criticized to no end for "offending" someone.

I'm not saying that all things claiming to be Christian are appropriate or even really Christian but its really getting silly out there. Actual Christian values are in line with life as it should be as well as natural law. When those that wish to control my speech and actions can use my God's name in vane freely, anywhere, any time and throw around the "F" bomb at will even around kids, because that stuff is protected by law and then try to tell me I can't speak my mind regarding it, well then in my humble opinion, something stinks and I thinks its coming from them.

That's my opinion for the day. My blog, my opinion. At least I've still got that..........for now anyway.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Confederate Flag

One disgusting excuse for a human being commits a horrendous crime by murdering innocent people, in a church no less. If that isn't terrible enough, tens of thousands of people, for some reason seem to believe it was the fault of the Confederate flag being on display. I can totally understand the feeling of loss but banning a flag, any flag will not make that feeling go away. The flag didn't cause the incident, the flag can't cure it. By the way: I really wonder if any of the folks demanding that Kid Rock do away with displaying the Confederate Flag during his productions have ever attended one. Most likely not in mu opinion, so what's the deal? Are they simply attempting to ban free speech? I thought that is what Hitler was all about. And, of course we can't forget ISIS. For anyone wanting to go back to a suppressed society I say, you're doing pretty good so far in this political atmosphere of putting citizens in their place as far as having a say in things. Seems to be the pattern here. But then again, who's listening anyway? Too busy finding things to ban. What about those tattoos and piercing things? They are the sign of only God knows what so they should go too.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Good cops

Just a short rant here a moment about all the hype regarding run ins with the police. We would be in a world of hurt if there were no police to protect us. I was raised to believe that if I got in trouble with the law there were consequences. The police are there to make sure our laws are being observed. Sometimes someone resists the police and the consequences are huge. The consequences are the result of unlawful behavior. Most of the time the police do their job in the best possible way. Sometimes they go far and above over what is necessary. I prefer to stand with the police that do their best. I don't condemn the entire police force for the bad judgment of those few that go overboard.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Dear President Obama

Dear Mr. President,
Being the president of the United States must be more difficult than most people could even comprehend. At least to my mind anyway. I could not begin to understand all the ramifications, and quite frankly why try at my age? However, one asset I do have to deal with life is a great deal of Common sense. I'd like to share that with you as honestly I'm not quite seeing where you are coming from in that regard. Knowing here that you are the president and I am only a lowly citizen trying to get by from day to day. I may be incorrect in my assumption here but I seriously question your ability to understand economics when you have not, to my knowledge ever worked for a living or been in the armed forces.

No! Everyone is definitely not playing by the same set of rules! Taking money from those that get up every day, goes to work providing for themselves and their families and giving it to those that don't do anything but eat, get their hair done, get tattoos, do drugs, have children they refuse to provide for on their own, sit around all day and do nothing but complain that the government isn't giving them enough, is not, in my opinion what I call the same rules. I call it, buying votes!

The economy is not "robust" or "recovered" while it is necessary for the government to consistently provide borrowed money it does not actually have to people and business to keep them afloat. Only when the economy can survive on its own will it be healthy, recovered, sustainable and robust. Some day the piper will come calling and that borrowed money will have to be paid. I believe you are not concerned about that because in a couple years you are history and those that follow will have to deal with your indiscretion. You probably are not concerned because you will be on a cushy pension anyway.

Affordable Care Act my foot! In the depths of a full recession, when the country is borrowing money faster than it can be printed, there is no such thing as "affordable" and giving "tax credits". Duh! Listen to the facts Mr. President! THERE IS NO MONEY TO DO THAT!!!!!! You cannot give away what you do not have. I feel that in this country there are far better ways of dealing with health care. Encouraging personal responsibility is job number one rather than constantly punishing hard work. Instead you have created a wedge between hard working people and those that simply complain and depend on the government for everything.

One sticking point that needs to be addressed that no one seems to stand up and say is that you constantly harp on all those "rich" people that suck up profits from large companies and use them for their own needs. I say this: That is simple economics Mr. President. Large and small companies provide jobs and financial futures for our hard working citizens. Take away those companies and we wind up with a nation of sit at home, mentally and physically weak,  non-skilled complainers. By the way, the minimum wage was never intended to provide a sustainable life support system. It was and still is meant to make it affordable for businesses to train inexperienced people or give purpose to the lives of otherwise unemployable people. Take that away and you take away the doorway to success for millions of people entering the work force. It may be difficult for you to understand but not everyone, including myself is college or higher education material. Contrary to what you preach, There is no shame in manual labor.

I guess I'm getting long winded here but I needed to let you know of my displeasure with your presidency. You say that the conservatives are hard headed and refuse to compromise. I say you should take a good look in the mirror when you want to play the non-compromise blame card.

By the way, as long as I'm handing out criticism: Hey conservatives in the Congress and Senate and the Judiciary: Grow some and start getting the job done that needs to be done. The president doesn't have the market cornered on pointing fingers. We're looking for competency any day now. Stop making unnecessary laws and start supporting our constitution. Forced payments is not in that constitution.
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