Wednesday, November 7, 2012

a lingering pain

This is really good and I borrowed it from a friend on Facebook, Matthew Perry.  It really put into words why I've been so overwhelmingly sad today.
This election marks the end of the conservative Republican party as we have come to know it and the end of the collective individualist American spirit. There will still be those of us who will hold these truths to our hearts and vote accordingly, however the candidates we will vote for will be grossly watered down versions of the Ronald Reagan Republican model. With the coming presidential directives, our immigration laws AND wishes will be a thing of the past. We will actually be getting your tired, your poor, your huddled masses only without the yearning to be free. They will be yearning for the entitlements that we so willingly give out with only the mildest checks and balances. We will create a nation of immigrants who do not yearn to see themselves as Americans, but as a national of the land from which they came. These directives along with the eroding of our actual Constitutional rights will be upheld by a Supreme Court moved so far to the left with 2 replacements, that not only will the Constitution be a “living, breathing document”, it will mean what those in power say it means whenever they want it to. Our own citizens will be left without the prospects of a brighter future as the family structure and educational systems having failed them horribly will find themselves without any hope for employment as all the lowest of jobs will have been taken by immigrants. The possibility of other jobs will disappear as the progressive party continues to push for ever higher minimum wages forcing small business to cut back on staff so they can meet payroll. This will force the masses to the ever-welcoming arms of the government. We will continue to borrow from our economic foes to pay for these ever-expanding entitlements. Businesses will be without startup capital from anywhere but the government as those with the means to invest search for other means to keep their wealth under the burden of massive tax rates. The only business getting funding being ones that fit the ideological profile of the party in power. These businesses will go bankrupt as so many already have due to promises made with no hope of being able to be carried out. We will forgo our own reserves of energy, yet continually hoping that government fiat, not capitalism will produce the energy we need. We will continue to grow more dependent on foreign energy as our own is neglected. Once the scales have been tipped to 52% of the people in this country receiving the majority of their daily living from the government, it will be too late to turn back. An electorate will not vote against its self-interests in order to stem off disaster they are told “will not be as bad as predicted” when even a 5th grader with a calculator can figure out that you can put out more than you take in only for so long. Politicians will be forced to continue these entitlements for fear of being rejected. Elections will boil down to Facebook posts and Tweets promising more and better entitlements where no meaningful dialog will ever take place as to how to pay for it. The electorate will listen and believe because Jay Leno or Saturday Night Live told them this was the reality and a 30 second attention span is only capable of understanding 140 characters at a time before we need to move on to bigger things like who the next American Idol is. At some point China will demand payment, possibly around 2014 when we are expected to be downgraded because Washington couldn’t decide how to stop us from going over the fiscal cliff. We will have a moderate or progressive presidential candidate in 2016 who will feign ever so slightly to the right to placate what is left of the conservative Republican party but promise the world to unions and the entitled when he is in their presence. The media will fawn over the need for civility and compromise but continuously pick and chew at the “radical” conservative we are able to put up and he/she will be defeated. From that point on, we will be a splinter party, the Conservative Party, relegated to the annals of history along with the radical Founding Fathers and their wish for an America that was the light of the World, longingly holding onto Old Glory as a representation of not what we could have become, yet of what we are. We are Greece.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

I should say this again...

It's been a long time since I've posted on here, and Mom always said if you can't say something nice you should just be quiet.  I think that's been the best policy for me.
Now that the whole Chick-fil-a thing has died down, maybe no one will read this.  But if they do, it might just be me reiterating what I've already said earlier in other social media outlets.  It seems the more "forward thinking" professional Christians have attacked the movement as a bunch of crazy fundamentalists that hate gay people.  I didn't see it that way at all.  I saw it as people protesting against the government of the USA telling them they must agree with all lifestyle choices.  But these FT people are telling them that they hate because they disagree with a lifestyle.  A biblical definition of marriage, from a fundamentalists' perspective, is one that includes only a man and a woman.  How do I know?  I AM one.  All my life, no matter how I try to escape it, that's how I was indoctrinated.  And I don't hate gay people.  I care for them very deeply as I get to know them and work around them and perform in community theatre with them.  But I don't agree that their idea of sexual connecting is compatible with  becoming more like Jesus.  Yes, there are other unhealthy lifestyles and it is not my intent to discuss them here.  This is related to the events of the past month only.
Maybe not a deep flowery discussion of how things should be, but a frank discussion of how they really are.  I disagree with the hatred and closemindedness of some strains of fundamentalism, but it's not all bad.  I'm cool with it being my spiritual foundation.

Friday, November 25, 2011


I thought this was a great post by a blogger I follow. Give it a quick read.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

back to work?

I don't know. I have an interview for a job I think I'd like, but mostly I'm like any fresh from college kid right now. Completely unnecessary and with the 10 years to wait for the economy to improve. Only I don't have 10 years cause at 51 I WILL be past my prime(mom). Read this.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

which Republican?

This was a good post and I really like Michelle Bachmann. I'm scared she won't get the nomination but I know she is the kind of person I would support for President. Remember, unless conservative, thoughtful Jesus followers vote the chasm continues to grow between what we once were even as far back as the 80s to what we are now.

Monday, August 29, 2011

no perfect work

I just had a job for a day. I neglected to tell people about cause I didn't know if I should be excited or worried. It was at Costco and I worked(for the day) front end. Now I knew that this was a retail business and even though I've tried to avoid retail, times have been tight, for everyone, and I haven't worked in a while due to residency issues. So, after standing in a job fair line for over an hour, I got an interview that called me back for a second interview. And I was hopeful that I could do it.
Obviously I interviewed well the second time and I liked the warehouse manager and was offered the job. But while there are some things I know I can do that are out of my education and experience, this wasn't one of them. My time as a glorified bag boy, hurried packing awkward giant boxes into a cart or boxes like a game of Tetris viewed from the top, was miserable. So many people, so fast, such impatient managers, and I knew upon leaving for the day I probably wouldn't be back. I want to work but this was just overwhelming.
Now before you consider judging me remember I'm not like you. We all have different personalities and gifts and sensitivities. This job was just outside of my range. I hope to find something soon. I learned something about myself so I hope that was the important thing.

Onward and upward

Thursday, July 28, 2011

just a little

How sweet are words of encouragement from friends. Thanks.