Why I'm here....

Since I've always been quick with an opinion an old friend once lost and again found suggested that perhaps I should share with more people my commentary. Never being one to pass on a challenge I thought I'd give it a whirl.

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Name of The Game is Blame...

I'm generally a person who believes everyone has a right to their own political viewpoints. As long as they are making them on sound, well informed judgements. I don't mind that half my friends are republican and the other half democrats with perhaps one or two independents in between. Nothing wrong with that. I for one though am completely and totally over the blame game that is going on with politics of all offices. Who gives a flying fig who caused the problem or the issue. All I want is someone to go in and fix it. What am I looking for in a president? Well if I had my idea president he or she would be someone who said "I don't care who caused it, I'm owning it and I will fix it." This person would be someone who would look at all these damn government rules and say: "You know, sometimes too many rules defeat the purpose." What am I saying. Our children are a prime example. We are raising a society of delinquents who think that everything should be handed to them on a silver platter without their having to work for it. Why? Not because the mom's and dad's want it that way, but because Uncle Sam has decided in school our children don't need to learn how to budget their money. Gee not like they will need that skill. They also have decided that they don't need to learn that sometimes we lose. Little Johnny needs to think he's a winner even when he can't read and he's a freshman in high school. They have decided that we should shelter children from the harsh reality that life isn't fair. Gee don't they think they will figure that out the day after graduation? Oh and heaven forbid our kids learn that there are prejudices and inequalities in life. We are raising children who have no imagination. Why would they need one. The government does all their thinking for them. It's not only our children. Look at how we handle our welfare offices. People who will lie and cheat are practically paid to stay off work and have little to no motivation to go back, but let someone honest go in there and they have a hard time getting the assistance they need but may have gone forty years without needing to ask for. Oh and here's a kicker. If you file bankruptcy there is a cigerrette allowance for you in the mix. When did the government decide that we have to allow for and supply someones habitual needs? Our government it seems to me is so screwed up I'm not really sure any person out there can correct all the blunders they have made over the last thirty years. I'm pretty sure that covers both parties. Then there is the fact that our government looks out for the physical needs of children to a exaggeration that they take children away from parents for things that had nothing to do with abuse, yet leave children in homes with extreme mental abuse. I want a president who can walk a mile in my shoes. One that says it's not ok to drop out of high school when you're sixteen. One that says mom and dad guess what you're responsible for your child until they are eighteen and they aren't going to hold a job until then or drive --- they are going to be kids and get an education. One that says it's not ok that Little Johnny got to freshman year without being able to read. One that says we are not going to do job qouta's based on sex, health or race, but rather on qualifications and how hard you work. I want a president that says HELL NO you are not shipping U.S. jobs over seas. If you want to do that move your Ass over seas and become a citizen of that country. I want a president that says if you try to guage us on oil then guess what... our products we are shipping that you need just trippled in price. I want a president that says our country and our people come first. Let us feed our own and cloth our own then give help to other countries. I want a president that collects on our debts, lives within the means of the country and promotes family values. That means encouraging family time and making it so that it can happen. I want a president that says I may not believe in abortion but I can't force a woman to do something with her body she doesn't have the strength of character or health or mind to do, so I'll pray for her and leave her to her own affairs. I want a president that says no to the over whelming debts that are increasing due to banks lending to easily to people who can't afford. One that will promote an old notion that we need to learn to live in our means. I want a president that understands our borders need to be secured and if you came into this country illegally you do not belong here. We welcome those who took the time to go through the appropriate channels and we aren't paying for those who came over with no thought to how it affects our country. Harsh words? Yes, they probably are. I believe we need some harsh restructuring of the way things are though. I believe we truly need change. More than either candidate that is running at this time has proposed. I suppose baby steps though. I know one will stay the course of our current administration. That sure as heck has not done anything for anyone over the last eight years unless you have millions. Either way you're planning to vote I respect your rights to your opinion and your vote. I want you to all know that. Just vote! It's important to get your voice heard. It's important to express your opinions. I believe one choice will lead us to more job loss and one will get us on the road to recovery. That is my belief. It's no secret to anyone who knows me that Obama was not my first choice, but given the choice of him or McCain he is my choice. I don't believe Sarah Palin can step in should something happen to McCain, which is very likely given health and age. I do believe Joe Biden can. Whether you agree with me or disagree I still encourage you to vote. Hopefully we can all stop the blame game. I know everyone can agree we are all sick to death of it. Next Tuesday polls are open until six pm. See you there.



3 comments:

ida said...

ok the polls open at 6AM next tues. but there is still early voting here in indiana. so go vote early. i might. if my jury pool number is called before next tues then i will be at the clerks office anyways downtown and i will do my jury duty and cast a ballot.

the only thing i really disagreed with you sheila is the hiring thing by sex. we as females should get some prefreance. i remember working the dock at the downtown indianapolis post office back in 95 and 96 and being treated like shxx becouse i was a woman. i had viet nam vets come up to me and tell me i was stealing the mens jobs from them and women needed to be home taking care of their familys. had the same problem in the army too. and i was finance there. we are not ready as a country to stop the equal rights for women, minoritys, and other things. we need to be protected from being fired becouse of our ages. trust me many corperations wont mind firing the old to make way for the new workhorses. so becouse of what i have seen in life we need equal rights even though you may not have encounted the harassment and the jeers for just being a woman working in a mans job. sigh. you get the point. and i only stayed for my baby. there were many a night i thought about jumping off the dock walking out to my car and never coming back. now that wont help my retirement or my paycheck would of it.

ida said...

oh by the way sheila you are looking good in that pic. tired. but very good. :) love ya like a sister.

Sheila said...

Ida - I didn't say your rights and you shouldn't be protected one you have the job. Where I have a problem is the government telling a company that they have to take someone of less abilities over someone of abilities based on their race, sex, age, disability or what have you. Example: A supervisor. If you have a man come in and apply that has twenty years experience, a degree and a proven record for competence at the work and a woman come in at twenty-two years of age, no degree and no experience - you shouldn't pass up the man because the government says you have to have at least one female supervisor. If the woman gets it on her own merits then by all means the government should protect her. If she gets it just because she's a woman. That is wrong. What happended to you was wrong, but then I know you well enough to know you were given the jobs for your competence not your sexual orientation. Just food for thought. Yep tired, but getting there... thanks