Saturday, September 22, 2012

What to say?

   I sometimes stare at this blank screen and think about what to say?  Or wonder whether I should say anything at all?  There is no end to topics in the news, always lots of politics going on, lots to do and Congress doing nothing, pretty much given up until November.  Another well deserved vacation, they work so hard, don't they?
   Romney is having a tough time, mostly because it is being discovered that he doesn't really believe in anything.  He has the passion of an accountant and people are wondering why is it that this was the best the Republicans could come up with?  What has happened to the Republican Party?  What a dismal group they had to choose from.  Looking back it is making Nixon look like a pretty darned good President!  He opened doors to China and it was Nixon that began the EPA! Environmental Protection Agency.
   I get discouraged when we are satisfied with sound bites.  I hate 30 second "news" stories, "around the World in 80 seconds" is just plain nuts.  Fox News is like the "Enquirer", hyping on emotion and careless with the facts.   I actually watched it for three full hours the other night and thought I was in
"The Twilight Zone"!  At least I discovered why some people don't like Obama!  He is a boogie man, from Kenya, a Muslim, a socialist with a secret agenda!  Fox News says that every twenty seconds, often enough that people become to believe it.  Much like repeated advertisements, it is how we  become fat and docile and have our desires manipulated.  Discovering any kind of real truth requires work on our part and we have no time for that.
   The Republican Party has become bitter and afraid and nostalgic for a badly remembered past.  They are scary too.  Too many similarities with the Germans between WWI and WWII, that time in History
when they wanted to retrieve their greatness and thought that hatred towards the Jews, the Gypsies, the Gays, the Old and Infirm would be the binding ties that would return their glory days.  We never learn nothing, huh?
    We are slow to wake up at least.  The Republicans are now distancing themselves from Romney.
Senate Seats are at stake.  Just five months ago the Republicans were expected to gain a majority in the Senate and now it is not so sure.  Like rats deserting a sinking ship.
   There will be no quick fixes no matter who wins.  Eight years of /Republican Deregulation took us to the brink and we will have to claw our way out, gaining in inches what was thrown over the cliff.  It will be years from now that books will be written and we will realize how close to crashing we really were.
   On a separate note I have been really busy!  Welding everyday, one job after another, one not quite finished and another one begun!  No doubt better than it was but really, I couldn't tell you why?  It is just the nature of what I do, feast or famine.  A lot of it was the Art Show I did in July, my first show in over three years, since my cancer and voodoo cure and regaining my strength.  Networking, they call it, huh?  Meeting people who know people and my card gets passed around and the phone begins to ring again!  That is the way it works.  You can't make much money when you are hiding.
   Hope you all have a great weekend!


Dionne said...

History always repeats doesn't it. It never ceases to amaze me how much. It's also astonishing how little people think for themselves anymore. If someone says something often enough it's true even though there are no facts behind it. You are right about the republican party, they didn't have much to choose from but I can tell you from experience they did have a good man in their mix. Huntsman was a great governor. He governed from the middle and people from all parties voted for him in my state. We were sad to see him go because he was one of the very few politicians in the Utah legislation that did what was best for the people instead of the republican party and the church that plays a very large role in our state government.He actually cared about social issues too. Which is something you don't see a whole lot of from the republicans.

You have a great weekend too. Take it easy on the fox news, you wouldn't want to burn your brains out, it's like a bad drug.

stonepost said...

Ha,ha, thanks, Dionne! I very much liked Huntsman also. He was great in the debates and his "leading by example" is my wish also.

SooZeQue said...

Well I'm glad to see you're busy welding... No pics? Bummer since I hate talking politics

stonepost said...

Hi Sooze, no pics! I am embarrassed to say there is not much art to it, just railings after railings and some balconies. Safety first!

CrimsonLeaves said...

Glad you are staying busy, Jerry. You know what they say about idle hands! And doing what you love makes it so much better.

stonepost said...

Thank you Sherry, see? Friendship can cross Party Lines!!!

L.W.Roth, said...

The Republican Party is not the Republican Party of old. Neither is the Democratic Party. Campaign speeches are all prattle. Voters must do their homework and vote for the candidate's record, then for a congress with a majority of the opposing party. That way nothing really bad can happen. The President and the Congress will be too busy fighting each other to do any harm. LOL. Just joking. We've been joking around too long. We do need to do our own research on candidates and turn off the Telly, read the papers and the news mags with a grain of salt, and make our own educated decisions. God Bless America.

Residential remodeling is busier too than three months ago. So are real estate sales. I suddenly don't have a lot of time to paint as I've been called back to design home improvement projects. I'm liking it, but not. I was getting really good at painting. Are we ever totally satisfied?