Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Happy Veteran's Day

Happy Veteran's Day

Too bad this cold front came through and put a damper on some parades and ceremonies in some parts of the country.

Thanks to all who served.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Don't let the media fool you

Just because the media doesn't say there are choices beyond Democrats and Republicans, doesn't mean they don't exist. They do.

Go vote. Show the Reps and Dems they aren't representing the people anymore by voting independent. If you don't vote you are essentially telling them its okay to ignore us.

The future of our country depends on us taking action. Be strong

And on a completely different note, Romo should rest again this week. Better to let Weedon try to manage the game than risk losing Romo for the rest of the season

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Romo's back

Romo should sit out for the next few weeks. After hearing the new info on his back, it would be much better for him to sit and heal than worry about winning tomorrow and screwing up the rest of the season.
It would be better to go 1-2 now so we have a chance to go 3-2 to finish season. That would be 10-6 for year and might be a chance to make playoffs. Playing now probably will kill any chance as he gets worse as the season wears on

The Mavericks have an interesting game tonight since New Orleans is suppose to be an up and coming team with talent. The Mavs need to show them selves they are who most of us think they are. Good test of pysche and veterans early on.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

apathy is to acquiesce

I hope I phrased the title correctly.

And they say you catch more flies with honey rather than vinegar, but I don't know how to sugar coat this plea.

Elections are next week and if you are planning not to vote because you are angry at Congress, don't care, don't know who to vote for, like me and don't want to vote major party, or for whatever reason you are not going to vote; you NEED to go vote independent or third party and as much across the board as possible. Do not be swayed by people saying you are wasting your vote. In fact it is now quite the opposite.

We cannot sit back and let the dems and reps have carte blanche on our government any more. No one in our government or in the major parties is truly supporting the middle class. They will tell you they do, but if they did things would be much different. You have to look past their words and truly look at their actions.

You may say there isn't a party to vote for that does represent the middle class or are unprepared to govern. Yes, you are right. Right now there isn't one party ready to actually work for the middle class, but if you do vote you are telling everyone you are ready for change. If no one feels there jobs are secure they might actually think and do what it takes to keep their job. Or others may step in to fill the void. Now we have to pay attention to make sure we put the right people, yet this effort is needed.

So please vote. If you don't know who to vote for, then if liberal vote Green Party or if conservative vote libertarian. Neither party is perfect, but at least you can vote your political leanings with one of the parties.

So again, if you are not planning on voting, this country really needs you to vote to show those in charge, they aren't in charge. And all this money be damned, vote independent.

Have a great evening

Monday, October 20, 2014

Voter ID quick comment

It appears some members of the Supreme Court think they are running in a Republican primary. How else do you explain the recent decision upholding voter ID laws? I know we do not want fraudulent elections, (some of the so called reasoning behind the laws) but it seems they are in the guilty until proven innocent camp with this law. And I know that this can come back to the Supreme Court since this was a ruling affecting the last minute change in voter laws, however, I want to comment on the some of the bigger issues when this comes back (hopefully)

There are many people who feel that voting is a right so this decision affects their rights. I do feel it is a right, but I also belong to the voting is a responsibility camp. It is bad enough we do not exercise our right to vote enough in this country, but to have the one body whose sole job is to protect the constitution support inhibiting people from following through on one of the few responsibilities we have as citizens of a democracy is beyond me.

There is a reason the Supreme Court Justices are appointed to serve and not have to run for office. It is so they can be protected in their role to make the difficult or unpopular decision that protects our constitution. This is to help them not be swayed by popular opinion which at times may not have the best interests of the constitution at hand. Too many of their recent decisions seem to be more impacted by certain political or popular ideas than truly protecting our constitution. I haven’t read Justice Ginsburg’s dissent which I hear is pretty hard on the decision so if I am being redundant to her position then just count this as someone who cares also.

It is bad enough that many times voter turn-out is low, but to allow the government to control who can or cannot vote is an abomination to our constitution. Even if it is just the slightest impediment, it is a door that should not be opened. It goes back to so much misreading of the constitution by the right wing of this country. The actual amendment says innocent till proven guilty in case modern politics has you confused.

A democracy is healthy when all participate. And participate we must.

VOTE PEOPLE, and as the joke says vote often (just once each election)

And in case you haven’t read earlier posts of mine, there is a difference between right wing and conservative. Sometimes a very drastic difference.

And on a completely different note, I think Talking Heads Remain in Light is an under rated/appreciated album.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

More Random Comments

Cowboys 30 Seahawks 23—-Wonderous disbelief

I have mentioned this before, but it has come back to haunt us at home. Congress needs to quit screwing around and truly work on elder care reform in this country. Their ineptitude is going to cost this country so much in the long run it is unreal. It is more than social security, Medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare etc, there is so much that needs to be addressed and all they do is bicker with each other. The amount of time wasted on trying to repeal Obamacare is crazy. Yes, it is not a good program, MAKE IT BETTER, instead of wasting my tax dollars grandstanding.

Sunday 3:45PM my Mother in law passed. Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers. She lived through at least five years of dementia/Alzheimer, botched surgery, stroke, and paralysis. Strong woman who had a terrible end of life. The individuals who cared for her in many cases were outstanding, the system and what we are left with, is insane.

And by the way, some of the individuals who are caring for our parents and grandparents are getting paid squat. You can add them to the list of the underpaid/underappreciated people in our society such as police, fire fighters, teachers, and nurses.

Mid term elections are coming up and nothing will change, no matter how much we hate our Congress. Another sad state of affairs. I had mentioned in an earlier post the challenge of voting independent and asking to confront your Congress person to see if you can get a real answer to an issue. Unfortunately due to my Mother in law passing I haven’t had a chance to follow through on my end of the challenge, but there is still two weeks. The part about voting independent will definitely be done. Proud to say it has been since 1980 that I voted for a Democrat or Republican in a major election and rarely in local elections. (and that is very local, I vote independent on the state level)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Random comments

If you can't drive a large vehicle, please don't buy one.

Dear media, a sports rivalry is built up over years usually because of the intensity of the players and fans and not because two executives on the teams get into a tic for tac media outburst. College football has great rivalries, the NFC East has some good rivalries, and there are other NFL rivalries, and there are great college basketball rivalries,but Dallas Mavericks and Houston Rockets aren't a rivalry just because the media is bored.

Shaving, haircuts, and cutting your finger and toenails are the most unnecessary necessities.

A rivalry is when your team is given a fourteen point spread and you still believe they have a chance. Go Longhorns!

You know fan is the shortened version of fanatic when you start to believe the hyperbole of an owner even though you know better. Go Cowboys

Why is it the meek will inherit the earth, but nice guys finish last?

And finally rain and cooler temperatures here in North Texas. I still want to go to the beach, but it is a very welcome change in the weather.