Thursday, April 30, 2009

When will the fear-mongering stop?

OK, I was going to post a whole spiel on how we are fearing fear right now, but I found a nice little article by a professional writer that did a better job.

We lived through 8 years of the 'terrorists are going to get us' and everyone condemned Bush and his administration for holding fear over everyone's heads to get what he wanted. We needed change. And HOPE. So 50 million Americans voted for that (which to be fair, is only about 20% of the population, the same percentage that voted in Bush twice).

And now we get no hope, only despair and doom and gloom and the sky is falling reports. Why? To help in the push to nationalize EVERYthing? Or because it is real? You can't tell anymore.

I do know this - it gets really tiring hearing the politicians and the 'leaders' of the world crying wolfe every single day, just so they can secure more of a hold on our lives and freedoms.

Ah well, enjoy! I am about to get into two cramped little airplanes (just to get there, two more on the return trip) full of people I don't know who might be sick so I can enjoy a week of sun and fun in Vegas with more people I don't know, who just might be sick. I can't wait! Someone out there has to help the economy and travel and tourism industry - Vegas - here I come!! :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dayton Tea Party

Got back an hour or so ago from the Dayton Tea Party and was glad I went. It was a bit chilly and overcast, so it would have been more enjoyable had the sun been out and the temp been about 15 degrees higher, but oh well.

There were some good speakers there all touting the same thing - we need to stop letting the government spend OUR money unchecked. We hired them to be our representatives and they don't seem to do what we ask anymore. Supporting a stimulus bill that they didn't even read proves they don't care about what we think anymore.

This wasn't an anti-democrat or anti-Obama rally, which a lot of the media were trying to push on everyone. This was an anti-spending rally, one that really made you stop and think about what our government is doing for us - or more to the point - TO us. Both republicans and democrats were chastised by the speakers, including Presidents Bush AND Obama and all members of congress, especially those that voted for teh stimulus bill, since all of them levied heavy debt on us in the last 6 months.

It is time for term limits, Fair Tax, and the spending to STOP. Last I checked, the economic mess occured because of too much debt by people - so how can too much debt by the government be good for us?