What is the world coming to? November 20, 2008Posted by 5 Wester in General Announcements.
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“It’s OK to be gay… it’s OK to be gay!”
Just keep it to yourself
That’s the one word that I use to describe what is happening in my former home state of California.
I’m sure you’ve seen that in the news, gays and lesbians protesting violently in the streets of San Francisco and elsewhere around the nation after the defeat of Proposition 8 officially entitled “Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry“.
Despite the defeat, people of whom this law “affected” kept protesting and demanding that they have “equal rights”. What ever happened to the common sense of “majority rules”?! Hey… I have no problem with your sexual preference or what your beliefs are or what you do behind locked doors with all the sword fighting . I do have a problem if you disrespect others or try to shove your views down people throats or start running a muck to a point that you disrupt a church service and perform a despicable act in front of the congregation. We all have equal rights… but I do hope you guys understand that your freedom to do anything you want ends when the tip of my nose begins. Hey… the people have spoken, it’s time to listen. Bury the hatchet and move on, otherwise, I hear Alcatraz is unoccupied… maybe you guys can start a new colony there. (Just kidding)
“Four more of the same!”
With the Clintons
Obama’s pitch during the campaign claims that with McCain, you get “four more of the same”. Whatever happened to “Change we need!”? Obama did mean “four more of the same”… but I think he was talking about his own administration since it’s beginning to look more like a Clinton sequel. I’m not sure exactly what “change” really means.
According to Hannity of Fox News, 31 of 47 appointees are from the former Clinton administration. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with that… after all, we had a good 4 years with Clinton until that Lewinsky chick showed up. I guess after an 8 year furlough, they’re back! Yep, that’s change alright… the same old guys, only 8 years older with a little more gray hair! They (whoever they are) were right when they (again) said… “With Obama, the only change you’ll be left with is the one in your pocket!” GOOOOO CLINTON!
“Fire up the jet, we’re going to Washington for our bailout!”
The heads of the three largest US automakers flew to Washington this week, on their private jets I might add, to ask the government for a bailout. I find this ironic display of extravagance appalling. Here you have the auto industry on the brink of collapse, and instead of cutting on expense, they have the audacity to ask for billions of dollars of our tax money so they can continue their spending. Here’s a statement from Rick Wagoner, the CEO of General Motors:
Our industry … needs a bridge to span the financial chasm that has opened up before us”
Who needs a bridge, when you have private jets to get across that “chasm”. By the way, who created the chasm in the first place? According to the article, “He blamed the industry’s predicament not on failures by management but on the deepening global financial crisis.” What global financial crisis are we talking about? Makes me wonder what the foreign automakers like Toyota, KIA and Honda are doing that they do not seem to be affected by this “global financial crisis”. Could the union be the answer?
Down where I work, we aren’t allowed to have unions. It’s practically against the law to form a union. I’ve worked at a hospital that had a union. They always asked for my union dues. Heck, I never paid them. To me, it was an extra expense I had no need of. In fact, the only thing they did for me was… nothing!
I’m sad to see what is happening to America today. Gone are the good old days when people say “I’m happy and gay” without any “special” meaning attached to it. Gone are the days when you can at least trust that the government and the people behind it will actually work for you and not against you. Gone are the days when companies put their employees and customers first and be fiscally responsible and take the fall when things don’t go as well as they’d like them to be, instead of asking for a bailout or blaming external factors like “the global financial crisis”.
What is happening in America people? I don’t know. But one thing’s for sure… change we need… and I’m not talking about Obama either!
All hail Obama! (Yes, we can) November 6, 2008Posted by 5 Wester in General Announcements.
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It’s finally over, Amercia has decided. We have a new president, a new hope, a new tomorrow!
The whole world is watching, the whole world is waiting, and as Biden puts it, the world will be testing.
Those who love us, will love us still… those who hate us, will hate us still… or better yet, those who hate us, will (might) love us because of our choice… after all, polls taken around the world show that most countries favor Obama as president. As the great preacher who calls himself a reverend, i.e., the great Reverend Jeremiah Wright said… “America’s chickens have come home to roost!”. And you know what, he’s totally WRIGHT!
As Obama spoke during his victory speech, the crowd grew quiet when he said,
“The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep. We may not get there in one year or even in one term. But, America, I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there.
I promise you, we as a people will get there.
There will be setbacks and false starts. There are many who won’t agree with every decision or policy I make as president. And we know the government can’t solve every problem.”
“The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep“, we already know this don’t we?
“We may not get there in one year or even in one term.“, already?… is he asking for a second term?
“I promise you, we as a people will get there.“, is he making yet another promise? I’d like to see all the promises he made that got him elected fulfilled, don’t you?
“the government can’t solve every problem“, isn’t this what we voted the guy for? Universal healthcare, spreading the wealth around, entitlement for all?
“There will be setbacks and false starts.“, I sure hope this is not one of them.
Yes America… it’s time to step up to the plate. It’s time to make the sacrifice… it’s time to rally together and stand behind the man who won the popular vote. America has spoken… the people have spoken… now it’s time to ge to work! Or not, you might make more than $250,000 if you do.
By the way, when do you think we, the middle class, will get our welfare check? 🙂
Vote smart, vote right…. get out there and vote! November 4, 2008Posted by 5 Wester in General Announcements.
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“I stayed home and watched their candidate win!” – Mr. Stupids N. Laizie 😦
Don’t let this happen to you. You have a voice, use it!
It may seem small, it may seem insignificant, it may not feel like it matters, but remember… there is strength in numbers. Ants survive not by themselves, but within the company of others. The colony depends on each individual ant to do its fair share for the common good. There are soldier ants, there are worker ants, and my golly, there’s even a monarchy. But despite their differences, they all work together for the good of the colony.
Regardless of what camp you’re in… Republican, Democrat, or Independent… let’s remember that we are all Americans. Let’s make history and get out there and vote! GOD BLESS AMERICA… (and if Obama wins) GOD HELP US ALL!!! 🙂