I cannot believe the stupid things we concern ourselves with in this country. I’m so absolutely sick of signing on to my accounts to see the constant barrage of Gay Marriage (Pro/Con) issues, Bullying which is also coupled with whatever trivial mindlessness the media can dump down our throats. Currently that would be the Olympics.
I cannot believe this is all we seem to give any consideration too. Honestly, I can’t believe for one second that I am part of some minority group who also think there are far, far more important and immediate issues this country needs to address. It simply boils my blood that we prefer to talk about where to buy a decent chicken sandwich because we don’t want to offend anyone. That’s another thing. What the hell is with all the overly sensitive people the past few years?!?! It’s enough to drive someone insane!
Here’s my thoughts on the current topics and then I never want to hear about them again:
Honestly, as far as I’m concerned, Gay people can have marriage. It hasn’t worked so well for straight people for several decades.
I was, and several of my classmates were bullied when we were kids (teased, beat up and I remember being pelted with a can of vegetables in the back of the head once). I still sometimes get teased because of my name. I may have cried emotionally or in pain, but I haven’t committed suicide or shot someone over it. I got over it. Parents, take some damned responsibility for your children and teach them to handle the situation intelligently. Today we don’t take the time to discipline children in nearly any faction. They don’t fear reprisal, so they end up being the bullies, or they end up murdering or committing suicide from being the victims of bullying. We didn’t have nearly this problem when mommy and daddy could whoop some behind for bad behavior. Parents today also don’t seem to take the time to sit them down and help their children understand the shortcomings of others like our parents did.
This event has nearly bankrupt some countries who have hosted it in the past. Sure it’s nifty that someone can ice skate all pretty, or flip around some bendy bars or do hand stands that many of us are incapable of doing. But what does that do to help the worlds issues? Might bring them some people joy or hope, but over all. Nothing relevant. There’s the old saying, put hope in one hand and defecate in the other. See which hand gets a healthy dose of reality.
All of these issues are completely and utterly trivial as far as I’m concerned. There are more important issues that this country needs to be concerned with and we need to put aside all the trivial issues to come up with answers to the following topics: (These are in no particular order as they all are, as I feel , equally important.)
Obama promised us change. Change he did bring. I don’t recall him saying it would be good change. So I guess he kept his word. I hate the changes he brought. I don’t want him in office this next election. He brought us Obama Care. But does he really? However, I don’t like Mitt Romney either. With the both of them campaigning, it’s like watching two clowns in full dress, with red noses and clown shoes, beat each other over the head with rubber chickens. Why can’t there be a spot on the ballot to choose two new candidates? As far back as I can remember, Jobs, Health Care and Income have always been on a Presidents plate. Yet, term after term, promises and taxes later, the problems still exist. We continue to have the problems and somehow still tolerate it. I’m not understanding why. Not that I know the fix, but doesn’t anyone else question why it’s still going on after all these years?
We keep outsourcing more and more. I’ve talk about this before. Soon we won’t have any jobs to offer. If the products can be purchased online, we won’t have retail outlets for them soon. Gas stations will be virtually unmanned. Only jobs that will be left, will be governmental jobs and grocery stores. I’m over exaggerating, but you get the idea. This isn’t even close to including the issues of immigration, although they too won’t have any jobs soon either if this keeps up.
Income and Costs of Living
As a person who has worked in the tech field for over 18 years, I and my colleagues are still stuck in lower paying jobs since the whole outsource issue started in the early 2000’s. There are many people in many fields of work in this same exact boat. They have years of experience and do their jobs at an outstanding level, yet are so poorly compensated. To find a better paying job at a parallel company is next to impossible. In so much, that many of us still can’t afford a home, even with all the assistance in this world, the income is still too low. While gas and food skyrocket in cost making each year making living harder and harder. Personally I blame a lot of it on lack of local spending. We do not support our community businesses like we should. As well as we need to stop outsourcing everything.
Safety in Public
I guess this sort of relates to bullying. Because these kids are shooting up kids in school, killing people at random in theaters. Of course this also relates to the fact our educational systems are hurting and our local enforcement suffers from budget cuts as well. But that’s OK, let’s just explore Mars while we cut education and law enforcement funding. Yet, I don’t feel safe much these days trying to just catch a movie knowing some psycho can just waltz into a theater, whip out a gun and kill women, children and men without prejudice or remorse. Some of my kids still go to college, I fear every day that some nut will just walk into a classroom and shoot them or stab them. It’s hard to even walk through a parking lot anymore wondering if a child will be abducted or woman raped, or someone getting held up or shot just for shopping. I am always looking around me when I take my walks for exercise, wondering if the person near me is about to rob me or harm me. We shouldn’t have to live in this kind of fear.
This topic is near and dear to my heart. Literally. Why is it that I can spend a 20 day vacation in the Caribbean and spend only a third of what it cost me to be in the hospital a couple of days? I can’t even afford to take a vacation to the Grand Canyon, let alone one to the Caribbean! The companies that run hospitals and medical supplies are unbelievably filthy rich! They have to be. Where does all that money go? My doctor isn’t driving a golden McLaren and living in the Bahamas full time. Someone, somewhere is getting a boat load of cash from all the insurance companies and patients.
Also near and dear to my heart, is the medicines I must take daily now and pay for monthly. Effient alone is roughly $250 per month. Even with insurance, it’s $100 out of pocket. Plus paying for the insurance, plus the 4 other medicines I pay for monthly. What is this stuff made out of? Plutonium?!?! You’re telling me that a 10mg pill per day is worth over $8? Someone is really filling their pockets with the paychecks of anyone who takes this medication. I do get my Advair from Canada, oddly that costs $150 per month here, but if I get it from Canada, it’s almost a third of that cost. So who’s screwing who over here?
So please just stop with all the stupid images, and protests of things that honestly should be taking a back seat to other more important issues. Such as survivability of our own people in this country. We are supposed to be the most powerful country, yet we are so close to having a large chunk of our population becoming hungry, homeless and dying. A small chunk already are.