Don’t tell – or is it don’t ask… it’s neither! After almost 20 years of military ‘hush-hush’ gay’s can now openly serve in the military (We thought that what the Armed Forces Band was for). Is it a good policy? I guess we’ll find out. Lesbians, Homosexuals and the fine line of ‘in-between’ have been around for years in every country and very military. so what’s the big deal? The fact that we made ti a big deal.
With the end of the year over for the ‘OLD’ Congress and House, we now can move on to bigger and more pressing things – like not working together for the betterment of all Americans. Obama is being hung by the stockings with care in hopes that miracles will happen somewhere. The glittering mist of the blankets of snow have shutdown the airports in time to go home. So we wait and we’ll wait for the congress to defrost while visions of equality dance on the dead. Oh what a joyous season for those of many faiths… we’ve got Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa for some, and explosive vests, cars and underwear for some Muslims.
And now we have New Year, a time to begin – again, again, and again. Let’s see what wish we can break this year. World Peace? The fight against hunger? Genocide? Corruption? No no no… We know those won’t last. How about a blast from the past? Let’s go back to the fear of the bomb when all of America ducked to survive. We can get plastic sheeting, some duct tape, some cash and a tank of good fuel… then wait and just wait for the next political tool…
Holy Shit! Did you see the latest from Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel? In a recent speech she called Muslims ignorant immigrants and said they should be forced to learn the language in the country in which they are living. WOW! Sounds like communism to us; or does it? Americans have been calling for the same types of things for years, but you would never hear that from a president or senator. If you live in this country (The United States of America), speak the language that the Constitution was written – ENGLISH! American English; not some broken cross reference of jumbled up slang, but English.
And what about the Muslim thing? Yes, we know Germany is a bit strict when it comes to religion (They don’t allow Mormons to establish in the country because they are deemed a cult) and they have a history of not liking the Jews, but we’re getting beyond that… now they hate Muslims. Maybe they have a right to – extremist religious group sects who want to kill and blow things up – maybe they should. European countries have now faced the threat of Muslim extremists; The United States, England, France and Germany have all been attacked or been threatened by attack and serious threat all from Muslim groups.
So, what? Now you are going to whine that it’s not all Muslims? It’s only a small group of individuals who interpret the Koran in a different way then everyone else who is Muslim. Uh, huh…. And it was only one church leader with less than a 100 followers who wanted to burn the Koran and you see what upheaval happened around the world.
We agree with Germany. Speak the language of the country you are living or immigrate to – This goes for Mexicans in the US, Greeks in Canada and Muslims in Germany – everyone should abide by this rule. It is NOT your country – you should adapt to the country an not make it your own.
Here’ a good one for you! “C-SPAN Political Editor Steve Scully said that when C-SPAN tried to have Palin on for an interview, he was told he had to first get Fox’s permission — which the network, citing her contract, ultimately denied. Producers at NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN and MSNBC all report similar experiences. ” – this from a recent POLITICO article about Republican candidates… WHAT? C-SPAN? Our own tax dollars at work meant to openly present the facts for all of history? Not to mention every other major news network.
Where do you get your news? FOX? We certainly hope you get some of your news from the FOX network, but all of it? Can a monopoly on political figures by the media really control the vote come November? This means every ‘potential’ Republican or Tea Party candidate has jumped on the FOX wagon. If America wants fair, truthful, and unbiased debates with all sides then they have made a strange choice of bedfellows with FOX. But then again, we realize if you’re watching FOX NEWS you don’t care about fair, truthful and unbiased opinion, you just want to follow the Pied Piper like rats through the streets.
We knew that when the call to arms of America was cried for all to stand up for liberty and justice it wasn’t just for some, it was for all Americans; not just those with the biggest voices or the deepest pockets. We knew it wasn’t for those with exalted positions of power or prestige but for all Americans no matter how much of their brain they actually use. So you can’t vote until you’re 18 years of age… that makes sense because God knows you can’t make a decision about anything before that age. What about the other population who is over 18 and can’t make up their own mind without help. Oh, yea… That’s why we have FOX NEWS…. It just goes to show you, if you don’t like the way things are going in this country, just buy what you want… Thank you Rupert Murdoch.
If you’re like most of America, you get your news in 30 minute segments or in tagged headlines on the internet. Pill sized capsules of information so concise and pointed it makes it so easy to swallow you don’t even know it went down with your cup of coffee. Unless you’re offended or enraged by the slick and polished media interpretation of the topic of the moment, everything moves foreword without much hoopla. That’s right… hoopla!
So who is to blame? The media? Us? The programmers and sponsors paying to put their ads in front of the Sunday morning couch potato? So you get the local Sunday newspaper… you’re one of the few still stuck on the smell of the ink and the stain of your fingers as you bypass the insignificant impact on the environment. Maybe that’s why we have CNN, Fox News and the blast media that fill the void with commentary information and still have the Sunday morning political quarterbacks with Meet the Press and Face the Nation. Do we really need these shows to tell us what went wrong in the past week and where they think things ‘might’ be heading?
It reminds us of the old phrase: “opinions are like assholes, everybody’s got one!” It seems that everyone these days can and does express their own ideas and opinions. Cruel Word included. Her might be a difference… we’re not telling you anything you shouldn’t already know, we just might be putting it in a different light or with a different twist. So we expect you to swallow your vegetables and take your vitamins like a good little kid – keep watching, reading and digesting the swill being shoved in your direction and, if you’re not stuffed to the gills, take another bite. If you don’t throw up and you can live with the indigestion you can have desert later.