Monday, October 13, 2008

Random thoughts...

Ya know, I will be real glad when this election is over. I am tired of all of the politics. I want those in charge to start fixing what is wrong with this country rather than just talk about what they are going to do.

But, actually there is really little anyone can do until all those concerned start living within their means. I include government in this. We all want more than we have. We are constantly tempted by those seductive ads to buy things that we want, not just the things that we need. I admit to being guilty of this as well...

I would really like to live more simply. I don't need a lot. I just want to be comfortable. But, as it is I am barely getting by and soon I will be with out a job. I guess I will have to look at that budget again and see what else I can cut.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tuesday morning...

It is very early on the morning and I don't feel like sleeping just yet... so I will write instead.

The world is going crazy! The economy is tanking... we are still at war... I still have a job (yeah!) and oh by the way... I bought gas for $3.09 on Saturday. Just a week before I paid $3.37. By Sunday it was down to $3.05 and today when I drove by the station it was $2.97! like oh my God! I never thought gas would go below $3.00 again. I am not sure why gas is going down I am just grateful that it is!

So what else is happening? I am almost afraid to turn on the TV these days. I really hate that McCain considers Minnesota to be a swing state. We now get all of his nasty ads about how the liberals in Washington are going to raise our taxes. I am a little tired of the scare-mongering tactics. Enough already! I am also very tired of Sarah Palin... In less than a month it will be all over! I can't wait for election day!

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

What's going on?

So what is going on these days? I am wondering if anyone has a clue. The economy is a wreck and we are bailing out the ones who wrecked it. I just don’t understand the logic in that. Do they pay? Hell no! We do! Just like always…

Politics is just as screwed up. Last year about this time the only Republican candidate I liked at all was John McCain. Well that has certainly changed. His views on everything have shifted so that he would be more attractive to the Republican base. This time last year I liked Dennis Kucinich on the democrat’s side. When he dropped out I supported Richardson, then he dropped out. When the day for the Minnesota caucus came around, I didn’t have a clue until I wrote down a name and dropped it in the box. Yeah it was very low tech.

I am ok with the choice of Obama; I just wish Kucinich had been given more of a chance. But, now with the economy tanking, I really think that Obama is the right choice. I can recall a history class from many years ago. We were studying the Great Depression. FDR was elected during the midst of that economic catastrophe. He had the ability to inspire people and give them hope when they had none. We need that hope again and I believe the only man who has the ability to inspire in a time of crisis is Obama. We don’t need a maverick who will shoot from the hip, we need a thinker who can rationally look at the problems that we face and come up with some answers.

I fear for our country. It will most certainly get worse before it gets better. But hopefully our current situation will prompt more people to get out and vote. One can only hope that they do so intelligently, with the choice made by an examination of the facts not on the basis of who has the best media campaign.

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