Saturday, January 24, 2009

Saturday Ramblings


I missed the past couple days because life happens. I could talk about what happened Thursday night but I'll be saving that for another post when I don't have anything to write about.

Last night was the end of a pretty crappy week with good friends and good food at Olive Garden. I haven't been in a couple years i think so it was nice to catch up with people I hadn't seen in a long time and share great fellowship. I recommend the Four Stuffed Cheese Mezzaluna with Shrimp...even though my body didn't agree with it last night about 2am.

My "little sis" sent me a note this morning that totally broke my train of thought about what I was going to write about today so if this starts to ramble...blame her..not me!! :)

At work we have a Loading Dock at the end of the building. Obviously it's where we receive our shipments but as long as I've been there this place has been so much more. It's also the area where most of our smokers come out to take their break and share and gossip about everything and anything. I don't smoke nor do I go out to gossip but there are times when I do accept a delivery out there and those times I am there I've learned so much about people. I learned about people who've dated in the workplace, policy decisions that go down and so many other things I won't repeat. One thing I do notice that everyone out there treated the same no matter what they do. It's kinda refreshing. My only pet peeve is why do these smokers get longer breaks than I do? We're allowed 2 15 minute breaks a day...but then I see...well I better not say anymore..someone might be reading this.

This week has been a roller coaster ride for all Americans. For Republicans it marked an end of an 8 year era of domination of the White House and for Democrats it marks the beginning of change and hope to hopefully a better world. I make no bones about my political affiliations but I am also a person that doesn't vote down party lines. I vote with the most important thing on my mind, "Who will help me, and everyone else get to where we need to be". No one politician can effect change but with the help of local citizens behind that person change will come.

Looking at Facebook this week I've seen a lot of negative things written about President Obama and how we're on the road to ruin and how he's going to start a wave of Socialism that will tear this country apart. I'm not going to change your mind but I want to pose this...I would much rather live in an America of Hope than an America of Fear. We have been hammered down our throat that "the enemy" is going to get us and the only way we need to feel protected is "our" way. I don't want to live in a world of fear and since November 4, 2008 I wake up every morning with a positive attitude that everything is going to be alright.

We're in fear for our jobs...why is that? When regulation is loosened and you let the companies "police" themselves nothing good can come of it. They blew our money, our savings and then they come crying to Congress for a bailout and then when we give them MORE money no bank is lending. CEOs are leaving companies with fat severance packages but you have elderly that relied on the savings they worked for their entire life that's gone and they have to choose between eating and paying that heating bill...You tell me who the enemy is...

We're in fear for our safety..why is that? One September 11, 2001 2 planes struck the World Trade Center Towers, the Pentagon and one crashed into a field in PA. On September 12 we had the world on our side to get the people that committed that horrible act. So what did we do? Instead of going into Afghanistan and getting Bin Laden we attacked a defenseless country in Iraq. Sure Saddam was a bad man and the world would have taken care of him but what we did but thousand of soldiers have died for what? I support my troops and everything they've done to keep us free but I could not support a government that Americans die with no plan. You tell me who the enemy is...

The enemy is...ourselves and our greed to get "ours" without compassion for those people who can't.

We are supposedly the richest country on the planet but we have people in debt, businesses closing everyday, poverty in record proportions and our crime rate is beyond explanation.

No wonder the world hates us. What type of example can we give to them if we can't take of ourselves...

I may not have liked him but I supported our former President in the choices he made. On January 20, 2009...the world smiled and a new day has begun. As I said, no one man can make change but with all of us behind him, whether you like him or not, change can come. Let's give compassion and cooperation and chance and see what happens..we're in the shitter right now..there is no where to go but up!

Peace, Love and Thick Blankets

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