Monday, November 12, 2012

Is it a blog? Or, is it an on line journal?

This is my 101st Post on this blog. I think that is amazing. I don't know who reads it, because there aren't comments very often. I see the numbers in the stats. So, I think it may just be my own on line journal. Which really isn't a bad thing. Is it?

I use Facebook and Pinterest, but this ... my  little blog here ... this is different from those other "social media" outlets. It's by personal virtual space.

I'm off today in observance of Veteran's Day. Thank YOU to every soldier who made this life possible ... this life of freedom and this pursuit of happiness. My dad was a veteran, serving during World War II, so it's a part of my personal history. Thank you, every one.

I don't often get a whole day at home alone, so today was nice. Just me and the dog and the cat.

Caught up on the new ABC soap, "Nashvlle."

Crocheted a babushka scarf for Hallie.

So, here I am, the windows open, the dog snoring, a beautiful breeze blowing and I'm writing my 101st blog post!

How about that?!

I'm going to the doll room now. Going to mess around with the new photo box my darling husband made for me. I'll post about that soon!

It's a beautiful day in sunny South Florida and I'm happy to be here!

I hope you are, too!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Day After Election Day

Boy! Am I glad that's over!
Clearly I will never make it as a political writer. I was just too busy with my job as an environmental educator to keep up with the hectic pace. You would think that writing once a day would be easy, but, I'm here to tell you: IT IS NOT! You've got to choose your issues carefully. Then, there's the research. Followed by the writing, proofing, adding images, checking links ... Whew! I get tired just thinking about it!

I think I'll stick to art, dolls and musings on life. So, thanks to those of you who read my humble political opinions. Now, let's get back to doing the fun stuff!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

5 Days to the Election: Let's talk money!

As we close in on the final days of the campaign for President, the message from Romney is clear. If we vote for him and he gets elected, he will create 12,000,000 jobs. 12 million jobs.  Yeah.   Right.

However, now that Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in the northeast, I suspect rebuilding and repairing the areas hardest hit will create at least half of those jobs. What a great "stimulus," huh? And, it didn't take a President to do it! Just some wind and rain!

I have said it before, and I'm going to say it again: It does NOT matter WHO gets elected in November. Not where the economy is concerned. Our economy WILL recover, regardless of who the President is come January 2013. It's already on its way to recovery. It took awhile to screw it up, and it's taken awhile to get it to turn around. But, it's turning. Things ARE changing and the economy IS improving.

What I'm most pissed off about is that it could have been different if it weren't for the hard-headed Republican jerks running around Washington passing themselves off as representatives of the people. That guy, Mitch McConnell? He's the one who said, "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."    He said it in an interview prior to the mid-term elections in 2010. He said it because he and his cronies opposed what Obama was trying to do. But, instead of working together to find common ground and realistic solutions to the problems facing the country, he used his leadership skills to do just the opposite. I don't see him representing any people when he does that. I see him pursuing his own interests.

Granted, if you read the interview where the quote originates, you can see that he is speaking in a political context. He makes it clear that the goals of the Republicans couldn't be achieved unless Obama is defeated. What he didn't say, (but, I know this much is true) is that the health care law, often referred to as Obamacare, cannot be overturned if Obama gets another four years.

All the time, energy, money and creativity that have gone into undoing the President could just as easily been spent to fix things, couldn't it? Couldn't it?

Yes. It could.
But, it didn't work that way. And, when I seek to find out why, I keep running into the same crap. That Supreme Court decision that allows "big money" to give to the campaigns. THAT's a big problem. And, it's sure not doing anything to help improve our economy! Think of what that 2 Billion Dollars could've done to help the people! People like my brother who has been unemployed since 2009. All he wants is a job.

I've stopped listening to the commercials. I don't argue on Facebook anymore, either. It's over. I am worried about the outcome, but like everyone else, I'll have to wait to find out what the future holds.