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Still Burning

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Ah, people, I am still here.  Yet another self-imposed exile.  So much Burn.  Too much Burn?  I’m not torched yet.  Just thinking back on what we’ve been through the last six months… wow.  Hard to believe it’s only been about six months.  It really seems like everything is burning, not only nationally but right down to our own localities.  Man, do I sometimes get tired of paying attention to all of it.

There is so much absence of backbone at all levels of government anymore that nothing of any good consequence seems to get done.  Of course, I mean good consequence for the common man.  We all know that there are those that benefit from the few things that do actually get done, it’s just that they aren’t the stated recipients.  Five years ago I thought maybe I was being naive or jumping the gun on thoughts like that, but five years later the common man is still in the same boat (yeah, it’s still floating – just barely – we should be happy, right?).  And, for the majority, we just sit by and watch it all happen.  I really wonder what percentage of people has ever reached out to any of their representatives on any level.  So many people just running their mouths behind their keyboard or phone.  Ugh, seems to me such a conundrum.  You got a bunch of supposedly pissed off people on all sides, yet they put up no real fight.  Are we all such masochists in need of the Burn?

 

Remembering Newtown 2

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

I could probably go on a lot longer with what the parents are going through.  But, I feel I need to move on to others.  On a related note, it’s been great to see all items that people from all across the country have sent to Newtown.

I don’t want to forget the other staff at the school and the first responders.  I have had to keep myself from envisioning what they saw as they ran and walked through the halls and classrooms.  I would imagine that the typical first responder in the past may have seen one or two dead bodies at a time.  Here you have over two dozen bodies, add to that twenty little children, add to that twenty little children gunned down with up to multiple shots.  How does a first responder handle that, let alone a teacher or staff member?

I have to stop now, the imagery is more than I care to handle at this time.

Now Is The Time For Some Real Change

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

And I can smell it!  Two weeks from now I hope to be basking in the smoke of the charred remains of the careers of all the politicians who have voted to continue the great assault on the middle class.   Voted for TARP?  Obama stimulus, health care or Government Motors?  How’s that working out for all of us in the middle class?  Vote every one of those bozos out.

$1.5 trillion (TARP and stimulus) would have went a long way if they gave it to the middle class tax payers.  What would be that be, maybe $10k for each of us (assuming 150 million tax payers) to stuff back into the economy instead of where it all went?  Wow, had the bozos legislated that maybe they would be able to keep their jobs.  What karma!