As I sit here thinking about all the terrible things going on in our country and worried about what is to come, I try to grasp for understanding and pray for piece of mind. Since November 6th many of you have sworn off the news, the postings, the fight for our republic and more. You are either sad, scared, beaten down, discouraged and maybe even more, or all of this combined. I understand the mental wear and tear it has taken on many of us and some days I have no words to describe how I feel but today is not that day…..more at link
We are not alone.
Ooops, whoever wrote this on the Allen West blog gets us. Sorry for the wrong attribution, still an inspiring read.
Nonetheless, its very powerful. Thanks for the link, DeniseVB.
I may not get the words right. I am sad for my country,but I am very angry.May 31 2008 the democratic told 18 million that their votes meant shit. I voted in California and it is the law here that the votes count. But not to the democratic rules committee. Many of us left the democratic party. We watched as the party became something that was unrecognizable. It became ugly and despised the American citizens. Day by day it did everything it could to undermine the Constitution that this country was founded on. We lived through the four years of backtrack and his bunch
For the election of 2012 we worked very hard for a good man to win and take this country in a better direction. Again the voting was not right. I still do not believe that all the votes for Romney were counted and that the electronic voting machine were not tampered with.
because so many will be harmed in the coming economy due to the government not working together, I think and I pray the this will be the last four years of the democratic party as it is now.
In the next four years we have to have some goals
the education system is cheating our kids and dumbing them down.
get involved take a kid to the library, go to a PTA meeting, really look at what is being taught and if you have to you teach history and civics.
one kid at time we can start teaching about the great country we live in.
the MSM has become a sick joke. Since money is the only thing they understand, stop buying papers that have become the American version of Pravda. TV (news) needs ratings. stop watching the stations that insult your intelligence.
politicians need to be reminded just who they answer to. If they do not understand the concept of ” Country before Party always” get rid of them.
But most of all DO NOT stop speaking out, investigating and never stand down.
Nobody said it would be easy, ask someone who was in the French Resistance how easy it was.
Truly I do feel like we are the resistance and we are really needed.
END OF RANT
Honk, honk, honk!
HONK! HONK! x infinity!
every day find at least one JUST BECAUSE to help you get through and to remember there is beauty and goodness in the world
Love a good rant ! You’re right about the MSM, especially after reading this morning that Obama had a meeting with the MSNBC anchors at the WH to discuss the Fiscal Cliff. My eyes rolled so far back into my head they almost got stuck there. With hopes the other medias will feel slighted enough to pound him a little harder.
Nah, they’ll probably schmooze him a little harder for access. I really do hate the media right now. Even Fox is getting on my nerves.
Why should they keep up the ridiculous pretense? For the love of God, Obama was running around saying the MSNBC “catch phrase” (“Lean Forward”) the entire last week of the election re: Sandy.
And what kills me about the few times I have stopped in on the media. Those jerks and the Dems, (same thing) are all touting Romney’s plans!
Every single time I’ve listened in car or on tv they spill out another, broaden the tax base, deductions capped, without even referring to Romney, or that they ridiculed these same plans just a few weeks ago. Suddenly this stuff is just common sense and Dems are so responsible to be considering it.
Anyway, love the rants too.
Righteous rant, Helen. ♥
Same here HELENK. Just exactly the way Lola said it. Hearts and all.
Spot on Helen — especially the MSM. I am not watching *any* of the stations, network *or* cable.
That is what Obama said , again just recently , when asked about Susan Rice , ” I don’t watch cable news ” Ha I just invite them over to discuss the financial security of the country . Fucking LIAR
I watch with the sound off , that way when Obama comes on , I don’t have to hear him . And yes we must fight, but sometimes I just get so discouraged , I cannot even type .
The Obama curse strikes again . He is supposed to be giving this business roundtable ( an excuse to go on tv and vilify repubs ), and as soon as he picked up the hand mic the audio died for all the stations LOLOLOLOLOLOL
Now that’s funny, swanspirit.
Well, I again greatly appreciate your rantinig and thank you for ranting!! Your note today made me think again about all of the disconnects and what we need to do….because that’s the really important point…what can we as individuals do now? While I think your laundry list of goals is right-on, one thing seems to be missing…and it’s missing for all of us and is a hard one to figure out….that’s leadership. Right now, there is a major disconnect between leadership and politicians….they are not necesarrily the same and I think many people are relying on politicians to lead us out of the messes we are in when, in fact, it may not be poltiicians who will get us out of our current dilemma. But the question remains, who are the leaders, what can they do?
When you carefully consider it, politicians control regulations and public money purse strings. You can go to local city council or county commission meetings and rant and rave or sign worthless petitions but that generally results in you being considered…”oh, that nut case again”….or, you can follow some other course. Perhaps it is time to start really digging into the “other course” option and discussing what that is and how we can participate.
I mentioned a couple of times on this blog my interest in the “spiritics” of a community as compared to its politics. If the spirit of a place is lifted and involves business people, students, community leaders, etc then politicians have to listen to their concerns…but someone has to do that…someone has to stand up in the most effective way possible. Just not sure what that is at this point. I do know for certain, however, that my personal disdain for politicians has risen!!!
“Spiritics” I’m so going to start using this phrase. The one thing we could hold are heads high about was the fact that are community was grass roots oriented, that was until the Great Community Organizer stole it for his elections. Now “grass roots” is just another political label stolen by the elite to manipulate the masses. The spirit of the masses is something that cannot be stolen.
I think this is short, sweet, fundamental, and uplifting for all . . .
What makes a nation prosper? When its people prosper.
What makes an individual prosper? Four things:
1) Can-do attitude
3) Continuous learning
They can be given to no one, only encouraged, and their opposites discouraged. Our leaders should exemplify them, and they apply to all regardless of age, gender, color, or disability.
The job of the government (We the People) is to protect each person’s life, liberty, and property.
Good just that, not some personal cell phone video of Kate in her hospital bed, whew.
DJs sounded like jerks, with hopes they’ll be slapped with a hefty fine for impersonating the Queen.
I’ve been wondering about Congressman Dave Curson (D). He fought a special election and won the right to be a Rep for a total of 7 weeks. Thats it. It would make sense if hes running again. He ain’t. Due to redistricting, there is another legitimate D candidate whos running. Cursons R opponent who lost too is running again, so that may make sense that he fought this election. What I can’t understand is Cursons motivation. Hes supposedly some big poobah in unions, so that makes me suspicious about his motives.
Think this will make it to the leftstream media ? HA
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is lagging behind in developing the federal exchanges.
It gets worse. HHS has contracted with a subsidiary of a private health care company to help build and police the very exchanges in which that company will be competing for business. The person who ran the government entity that awarded that contract has since accepted a position with a different subsidiary of that same company. An insurance industry insider (speaking on the condition of anonymity) says that HHS, in an attempt to hide this unseemly contract from public view until after the election, encouraged the company to hide the transaction from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
“Our people in an overwhelming way supported the re-election of this president and there ought to be a quid pro quo and you ought to exercise leadership on that,” said Watson. “Of course, not just that, but why not?”
This woman is only telling the truth . Now granted she doesn’t realize what she is actually saying ; that obama is crooked and does exactly this , pays off people for voting . what she doesn’t realize is she isn’t supposed to say it our loud . She is supposed to use back door methods , and disguise the pay off as a stimulus./ investment etc etc.
He doesn’t need those votes again so she can suck eggs — Romney was the one who pledged to help Detroit (it was part of his agreement with Kid Rock traveling with him/playing at rallies, etc).
Hell, I’ve read rumors that the only reason Obama even ran again is because he needed to finish paying off cronies from the first election. The people of Detroit aren’t even on his list.
Yes , but th poor dear doesn’t get that , yet , and when she does , who will care? She wants bacon . she will not even see the pig tail .
backtrack’s words to his voters for the next four years
For the love of God, Dana Milbank is taking the opportunity to bash Romney for not “doing something” about the fiscal cliff (especially interesting is the Obot projection that Romney is acting “small” since the election when we all know the guy who played small ball the entire election is Obama). These people are insane:
In his first public comments since election night, the defeated Republican presidential nominee issued a statement Monday announcing his next step. An appeal to national unity? A charitable initiative?
No, he announced that he was rejoining the [Mariott] hotel chain’s board of directors. …
It was emblematic of the tone-deaf, I-have-some-great-friends-that-are-NASCAR-team-owners moments that contributed to his loss. The country is in a crisis, political leaders in a standoff, and Romney is joining his buddy’s corporate board. …
Romney’s post-election behavior has been, in a word, small. Never again, likely, will his voice and influence be as powerful as they are now. Yet rather than stepping forward to help find a way out of the fiscal standoff, or to help his party rebuild itself, he delivered a perfunctory concession speech, told wealthy donors that Obama won by giving “gifts” to minorities, then avoided the press at a private lunch with President Obama.
Milbank isn’t specific what he wants Romney to do, but it’s pretty clear to me he’s pissed that Romney isn’t stepping forward to save Obama’s ass, right?
Here is the comment I left over there:
I actually didn’t think Obama voters — who seem to think the last 4 years of cheap money & no jobs because of Obama’s policies are good things & hence voted for more — could get any dumber. But I stand corrected.
FFS — I realize that the entire Obama re-election strategy was “Kill Romeny” so it’s your go-to strategy to somehow try to blame Romney no matter how much of a stretch it is, but you need to ask what Obama’s doing for the fiscal cliff. Romney quite clearly articulated *his* plan to deal with it (if you bothered to listen — it was kind of hard to hear them over Dana Milbank’s obsessing over trivial matters such as Romney’s “richness” “stiffness” and “tone deafness”) but– unlike Obama, Romney actually articulated a clear plan to deal with the fiscal cliff (no, I’m not summarizing or linking to it — because a. do it youself; b. you should know it and c. if you cared in the first place you would know it)- but Romney didn’t win — people voted for “revenge” not love of country. You get what you voted for. Meanwhile, Romney’s obligation to call for “unity” or anythign else is absolutely NIL. He’s a private citizen — y’all made the wrong choice.
If only their readers could comprehend your words………..but they seldom understand sentences that contain commas.
…intended for angienc, of course.
Excellent comment! spot on. Meanwhile, Marriott is one of the few companies that is actually HIRING people now. I’d tell Milbank to go f’ himself but I’m in the holiday spirit.
Romney actually was on the Marriott board before he announced his run last year & stepped down to campaign (of course, Milbank lies by omission making this seem like a “new” job rather than just a continuation of an old one). Plus, these people obviously don’t know how a board of directors works — it isn’t an every day 9 to 5 thing.
Also, one idiot Obot in comments snarked that Romney “was helping people — corporation are people” and I replied “Corporations certainly employ people. How many people do you employ?”
Idiots — the lot of ‘em. I’m telling you: this is the most aggressively ignorant age of human history since the Dark Ages– as gxm dubs it The Age of Unenlightenment aka the Age of Disinformation
Boards of directors vary from company to company according to the corporate bylaws. They are usually elected by the shareholders but they may appoint or elect special members like a CEO, CFO, legal counsel, or someone with special expertise. Some companies include a worker/union rep on their BOD. In large corporations the board usually includes representatives from major outside investors like pension funds.
Stole your comment (without the “go f yourself”)
Hey Dana — Marriott is one of the few companies actually hiring right now — so Romney is actually doing more to put people back to work than Obama is.
AWESOME comment, angienc.
I’m reading TCH during lunch break at a seminar about Anxiety. I nearly stood up and cheered after reading your comment.
Right on, Angie. This reminds of TG, when someone at the table said, I’m so grateful Romney was defeated, and then the issue of binders came up and I said, Wait one minute. Are you telling me that asking your female lt. gov. to go out and scour the state for well qualified talented women of any political party and compile their stats so you can hire them, give them power, institute their ideas, and pay them well, is suddenly an idea worthy of mockery? And there was total silence.
I am becoming a pariah, amd I don’t even mind anymore.
My daughter and her husband voted for Obama because they support ObamaCare. I told them I hoped their townhouse condo would sell pretty soon so they wouldn’t have to pay the 3.8% real estate tax on their equity when it does. Her hubby said he could probably figure out a way to avoid the tax. My son, the Romney supporter said, “I thought you said you support ObamaCare?” Christmas is going to be fun. lol
Yes it gets interesting, doesn’t it. The family I’ll be with for Christmas are not 0 fanatics, but ironically we’ll be one town over (thank god) from where the 0s will be spending their 4 million vacation bucks in Hawaii.
Great comment, Angie!
Good for you, angie. I wish I could think fast and write like you! I love that you smack them over the head with those pesky facts/common sense.
Uh — I think a little too fast (note all the typos — but I’ve also got a keyboard that sticks).
To counter my usual dislike of holiday consumerism, I decided to make more “presents” for my friends and family this year. At first I was a bit taken aback by the time-consuming thought of it all but once I got started it was not only rewarding, it was fun! Made personal music CDs of music that I know certain people like, DVDs of recent travels and interests, photo CDs, personal cards and even a book of poetry. It was alll relatively easy to do just using basic programs on my computer. My partner still wants her diamonds, gold and a new Jaguar but that will just have to wait. It really and truly is “the thought” that counts….and/or….good wine, beer in green bottles or a bottle of good booze!
Good for you — one of the Christmas presents I cherish the most is a needlepoint my SIL made for me (and had framed) — the fact that she planned it, spent the time executing it, etc really means so much to me just from the thought that went into it (it also is very pretty too!)
Are we really surprised that the surveillance of US citizens is worse under Obama?
so sad….Take 5 with Paul Desmond is one of the greatest jazz tunes of all times! Thanks for posting this…
The first jazz album I bought was “Time Out.” Saw a documentary on Brubeck and heard his telling a story of the time his dad took him to meet an ex-slave so he could witness the effects of slavery pre-Civil War. During the recounting of how he saw that the man had been branded by the slave owner, he cried. A sensitive caring man. He’ll be missed.
What’s so neat about Dave is that he was still great at 88. His early stuff got me through two tough years @ Keesler AFB.