War: Share the Experience
The die is cast....we are sending some additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan......at this rate, with many of our men and women already serving their 5th 6th and even 7th tour of duty,where are these troops coming from? How many will be here at home for defense? It seems only logical,and fair, to reimplement the draft....we cannot continue fighting endless wars without fresh bodies! The suicide rate is up among our troops,families are being devastated, not to mention the physical and mental maiming of survivors...so why not share this experience with everybody?
Man Charged for Having Compassion
How twisted our compassion for human life has become! A fellow has been charged for leaving jugs of water, in the desert, to prevent more people (illegal immigrants)from dying of thirst...and because he refused doing "community service" (removing those jugs) he faces jail time......yet the Coast Guard rescues foundering people (also illegal immigrants) from the sea to prevent them from drowning .....an argument is made about "THEM" taking jobs from Americans.....that is another story.....this is about saving lives and basic concern for the well-being of our fellow human beings......or it should be!
Bah!Humbug!....One family in Ashland, Oregon, has caused a school there to remove its Christmas Tree because it is "a religious symbol"! If the school had displayed a Cross,a Star of David or a Crescent and Star they would have a valid point...but the celebration around a decorated tree was, originally, a Pagan event. Over time the tree became a symbol of joy and good will among Christians and non-Christians alike. This tree was also a "giving"tree, meant for the more unfortunate children of the community.....makes me wonder what the hell is dancing in their heads....it sure ain't sugar plums!
Defense of Torture Memos
Who is really running our country? Compare Pres. Obama's pre-election stated goals, i.e., closing Gitmo, rescinding "don't ask don't tell" and bringing our troops home to his recent decision on Afghanistan...and now, his Justice Department is defending the author of the Torture Memos! It seems that the military-terror cabal is the force that is really in charge of our country/destiny! Some conspiracy theorists might believe that in exchange for keeping the President "safe" he will accede to their demands......such as prolonging wars and maintaining the status quo re. keeping homosexuals out of the military.
Our Multi-Tasking Congress
Our Congress at work!...one Congressman wanted to honor Tiger Woods with a medal (then had to back off when the present scandal broke) and another Congressman wanted to re-figure College Bowl games...such matters of importance! It is no wonder that public opinion of Congress is so low.....yet another Congressman said,in defense, "we can multi-task".....well, remember the old adage "jack of all trades but master of none"? Maybe the floor of Congress should be renamed to "stage for publicity hounds" or Trivia Pursuit.
Senator Joe Lieberman: Feh!
Why do the Democrats still kow-tow to Sen.J.Lieberman?? He has proved, time and time again,that he is really a Republican who is indebted to the Insurance industry and that his "word" cannot be trusted. We ,the people( voters),need greater regulation of the insurance industry as well as health care that is affordable for all citizens. Joe Lieberman should be ashamed of himself....but unfortunately , he doesn't seem to have a conscience.
Fund the War, Kill the Health Bill
The hypocrisy of our elected numbskulls in Congres is never ending......the Pro-Lifers' refusal to endorse any Health Care Bill that includes tax payer funds for abortions.....yet those same "Pro-Lifers" will, without question,vote to increase military spending(also tax funded) and troop redeployment. Where the hell is the logic in that?
Obama, Where Are You?
To President Obama.....Why you will be a one term President. Altho you have a wide international fan base,and have improved this Country's image abroad....you have done very little to alleviate the problems ,here at home of those who actually elected you. The campaign speeches that you made inspired us all and gave us hope....yet they have come to naught. Your desire for a bi-partisan government was admirable but sadly misguided.......there will always be a segment of our populace who dislike you,your ideals and everything that you stand for,no matter what you do....but by acceding to them you appear to be weak and indecisive.Instead of being remembered as a "Champion of the People",your legacy will be that of a "Great Orator"......what a pity!.
~ Comments by Skazski