Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Giving Up

It seems Obama and his supportors are convinced that since they won re-election the country agrees with the way they have been running things. Their overconfidence and arrogance is alarming but apparently nothing will be done to adjust their attitude. Part of the problem is too many people have been trying too hard for so long and not making progress they have become discouraged. I have found myself saying I am willing to pay more just to not be annoyed by stupidity. I don't want to have to spend three for four days a week calling companies, waiting hours on hold and speaking to robotic customer service personnel who were hired for their ability to ignore common sense and never question their superiors. Have you noticed prices spike due to a natural disaster or temporary problem yet when the problem is resolved the prices do not return to pre-crisis levels? That is because as people we get used to the higher prices. There is a saying I love to hit myself in the head with a hammer because it feels so good when I stop. Sad but that is what is happening in this country. Obama played the game of politics better than Romney. He couldn't run on his record. He ran by instilling fear of what may happen if he wasn't re-elected. That doesn't mean people agree with his policies. There was more of a fear of the unknown. Of course Obamas workers put messages out about how Republicans hate women and want to crush the middle class. These stories was repeated to the point where many believed they had to be true. The Democrats played a nasty game of politics and won. They offered not solutions only blame. Now they act as if the country agrees with their lack of action in the prior 4 years. Perhaps people are just overwhelmed with all the bullshit. I want people to understand the basic differences between Democrats and Republicans. Republicans believe individual states should control the way things are run in there state. Local, like minded people fashioning a part of the world that suits their likes. Democrats think the Federal government should control all aspects of our lives. They do this by giving money to states if they play along and taxing businesses and individuals who disagree. I find it fascinating that Obama isbegging people to blame him the Libya fiasco. Only now that he is guaranteed four more years does he have the confidence to welcome the attention. After all as far as he's concerned the people have spoken and they like his style. He's safe.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Problem Is

Unfortunately the problem is not limited to one. Since I realize attention spans and free time can be limited, this blog will offer insight in smaller bits. Let's start with the Aken fiasco. Yes it is all over now and people may not care. I still feel the need to speak out. I was raised Roman Catholic and went to private schools my entire life. Yes I was sheltered by force not choice. That being said, anyone who went to Villa Joseph Marie High School will recall one teacher explaining why rape victims do not usually get pregnant. Yes that's right: It was taught in school!! Before you go off on the sperm can tell the difference between being shot out during a rape or normal sex think about the chemical change every doctor knows and acknowledges occurs when we are afraid. Adrenaline, for one, is released. I am certain there are other hormones and chemicals released when faced with a terrifying situation. These chemical COULD interfere with both the sperm and egg's ability to survive. Doesn't that make some sense? Nothing is failsafe and I certainly would not jump to any conclusion about whether a rape victim was scared enough to produce the required chemicals. The point is, that "Old wives tale" is out there. You are probably over 50 year old to have heard it, but it was out there at one time. Science has come a long way and so have we. We don't make judgments based on opinions. Unless is suits a particular cause. The problem with the Aken meltdown is not one doctor even addressed where his misconception may have come from. Everyone jumped on the bandwagon and decided to hang em high! That's the problem.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Who's Who of Victims

    Yes both are victims.  Obviously Trayvon died.  That fact does not automatically lead you to the conclusion that George Zimmerman is the bad guy or maniac he has been portrayed as in the media.  If you look and listen to original statement and reports from immediately after officers arrived on the scene and yes, even the recording of the dispatcher, you should see how the story has changed.  It seems are more interested in sensationalism not fact finding.
      George Zimmerman's call to the police mentioned a suspicious black man.  He did not, as reported, use the "N" word but reporting he did got the fire started quickly.  He stated that these punks always get away.  He's right.  For whatever reason it seems by the time officers are able to respond to reports, the perpetrators are gone.  How many of us have witnessed a crime, called and waited thirty or more minutes for an officer to show up.  Perhaps George was only following the person to keep hm in sight and to be able to give the responding officer a chance to stop and question him.
      Of course for events to have unfolded differently everyone would have had to step back and been objective and not looking for a cause to rally around.  What disturbs me is the immediate branding of this incident as a hate crime and racial profiling.  That give the accuser the upper hand since the then accused has to fight on many different fronts.  I question why the father of Trayvon was permitted to speak to the girl who was talking to Trayvon on the phone prior to being questioned by the police.  Even people who originally saw things differently have since changed recollections.  Did they feel pressured by the forces calling for Zimmerman's head?
      I certainly do not feel Trayvon's family is overstating their loss.  They are grieving and want to find some value to the senseless death of a young man, their son.  The community however just wants blood.  They have no business being involved in any way aside from emotional support for the family.  It only adds to the sadness.  As long as people continue to add personal agenda to actual situations the problem will continue.  As long as you cannot trust the media to present objective reports people will be on the defense. 
     We should all care about the truth remembering we are not going to be right all the time and it may be the truth is somewhere in the middle.  It should  not be a winner take all mentality.  Everyone can win if truth prevails and we acknowledge mistakes but don't expect payment for the mistakes in perpetuity.