Warning…a political opinion from the right!

Cover of "Numbers (Match-the-Flaps)"
Cover of Numbers (Match-the-Flaps)

I dislike numbers…sorry, I just do.

First, there isn’t a poll worth a darn. They are too variable in the way the questions are asked, where and when, as well.

If you agree with the poll, it is a good one.

If the poll is contrary to your belief, well, what do they know?

Another thing, numbers lie. Yup, they do. Darn them!

Go to a bank and ask for a mortgage. Give them your numbers…get the mortgage. Oops…you Can afford the house BUT no birthdays,anniversaries,take-out food,Christmas, auto repairs etc. What the heck?

Numbers can be manipulated more than bleeding heart liberals. You can do the math but why doesn’t it work. Yes, love is NOT the answer to all things either.

Sounds great…who could be FOR war, FOR debt, FOR being poor?

So, why don’t we just all be poor so no one who IS feels left out?

Well folks. That’s where we are headed. I am in political mode today so if you’ve tuned out…I understand.

If you are still listening?

You either agree with me or you are really insulted and want to add another hatefully “paraphrased” rant of the right, just to keep your juices flowing. After all, if you didn’t think the “right” was so evil, you’d have nothing to do but look at the problem?

Ain’t I a stinker?

I just want to know from anyone, how does one continue forever(or happily ever-after), when they spend more than they take-in?

Simple question.

If you answered, they cannot go on forever. What will the eventual outcome be?

Just asking?

Maybe if we spend more money (we don’t have) , we can put off the ugly truth awhile?

Yes, you just may…

OK kids, this is tough. If everyone is poor and the government shares the wealth, what is that called in the encyclopedia?

Fairness? No.

Brotherhood? No.

Can you say Socialism boys and girls?

Ha! Wish it was that simple to explain…our kids will know it all too well one day.

Wish they could see this headline. “Bad ole conservatives tried to ruin your day so we liberals ruined your future.”

I’m spending the weekend in the woods. At least, my head won’t be in the sand…

THAT is my answer…

My house is separated from my neighbor by six feet.

We have a privacy fence along that entire side because “good fences make good neighbors”.

On my side of the fence, I have a bird feeder. The bird feeder has been there for about 15 years. The neighbors are new.

This Spring there was the usual bird feeder “traffic”. Of course, birds and squirrels also, chipmunks collected the leftovers.

June arrived and new neighbors put up a large above ground pool. (a nice one) I usually slow down on the bird feeder refills at this time of year. I figure the wild animals should not become too dependent. Also, I’m broke from all the winter feedings.

One day, the neighbor asked if I was still feeding the birds. They were concerned that the chipmunk population would take over their yard and eat holes ,from below, in the lining of their pool. I had never considered that…I really had no reason to keep feeding. I said I would do it only from October to May. They were glad.

Today, my friend’s husband was in our yard. He asked why my feeder was empty. I told him the neighbor’s story. He said, “Why did you stop?” He went on to say that if it were he, he would never stop feeding. It was his yard and he had the “right” to feed the birds. I answered,”Being a good neighbor is more important than exercising my right. Besides, I have a big yard and, even though the fence gives me the best view, I have other choices.”

It wasn’t until later that I realized the situation was a bit like the Mosque at Ground Zero. At the very least, American Muslims should want to be good neighbors.

That is the most basic reason why I am against the Mosque at Ground Zero.

One Thing I Learned Recently

We are truly alone but not necessarily lonely.

After years spent feeling that I was responsible for anyone else but myself, I realized that’s a bunch of bologna!

Parents can beat themselves into an early grave if they allow the actions of their adult kids to reflect upon them.

Really,I have much to be proud of but the notion that we can control the actions of anyone else is absurd.

We arrive alone…make friends,influence changes…then die, alone.

This is not meant to be a dark thought but one that is freeing.

Whenever, a situation arises I now think, “Do the best that you can.” but then that’s all anyone can do.

We need not take credit for anyone elses successes and surely don’t deserve their shame IF we have done, what we consider, our best.

No excuses please…you know when you haven’t lived up to “your best”.

By reminding myself, that I only have control over my own actions,it gives me great power. It’s hard to do “right” when we have others to take responsibility for.

Being alone and being lonely are not the same.

Take care of how YOU react and all the rest are just details.

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