I certainly don’t!
This quiet All Hallow’s Eve got me to thinking….
I’ve lived a life of anticipation and expectation…for about as long as I can remember. The results have occasionally been better than expected. Unfortunately, they’re more often disappointing.
I would do well to adopt a philosophy of ‘come what may’. That’s not to say no planning and preparation would be involved. I need to learn to keep anxiety in check. We’ll see how that goes. It won’t be easy for someone who’s quite adept at playing out scenarios in advance. Part of that comes from a track record fine tuned over the years….
It’s time to welcome calm and serenity back into my life. At least when it’s feasible. With so much out there demanding our attention, it’s no easy task. But, I think I’ll take advantage of the eve of “fall back” as a new start.
Wish me luck!
It is with deep regret that I must surrender further efforts in the form of opinion on the divisiveness and destruction Barack Obama has brought to the United States.
Little effort has been made to actually oppose what he has wrought. Nothing more than lip service is brought to resisting how THIS president has damaged our nation.
With everything from government controlled and sanctioned healthcare to blatant disregard for the reality of unemployment to appeasement on the global stage, Barack Obama is one of the great shames of out nation.
As a society, we have devolved into a distracted and disinterested group. Therein lies the great sadness. We allowed a man who is about as far removed from American integrity and value as you can get, to lead our country’s downfall..
I have decided to step away from the subject and focus my remaining years on personal experiences that provide value and knowledge. It is a complete waste of mental and emotional energy to continue the effort to alert my fellow citizens to what lies ahead on our dangerous road. Hopefully, more of us will be able to shield their lives from it..
God save the United States of America.
Needless to say, I’ve made up MY mind about who to support in 2016. Provided he’s still a candidate. I’m really hoping the latter comes true.
Donald Trump has scored big with millions of Americans who have been looking for someone to give voice to their frustrations over the last decade. Imagine that! A candidate who tells it like it is and says what needs to be said! What a novel idea!
After major Republicans flubs in 2008 and 2012, why shouldn’t they?… How a candidate could lose to the absolute worst president in the history of the United States is beyond me! But, Mitt Romney managed to do so!
Along comes Donald Trump in 2015, seizing upon what he KNOWS Americans feel! No other politician would have the gall to take advantage of that! Of course, Trump isn’t a politician. Considering how BAD this country’s national disgust is with those that have been in charge for far too long, he is the right man at the right time.
As expected, the political class, pundits, and prognosticators are up in arms! There’s no way they’re going to stand by and allow someone who actually LISTENS to the people find his way to the White House. Their frustration lies in the fact that they just can’t seem to grasp the situation. Which is something anyone with common sense can figure out!
I’d like to defer to Rush Limbaugh’s analysis of the Trump saga as it continues to play out since the first Republican debate.. As usual, ‘the godfather’ lays it out in laymen’s terms and makes it crystal clear!….
“There’s a percentage of the population that is totally fed up with the political class, including the media. And they have wanted things said to people and about people for the people they’ve been voting for for years and they haven’t heard it. I mean, the media is not loved. The media in some cases is despised, and Trump is giving it right back to ’em in ways that many people in this country have dreamed of happening. And, as such, he comes off as refreshing….
There is real visceral anger over this amnesty BS. There is real visceral anger over what’s been done for the economy. There is real visceral anger over what is being done to the health care system via Obamacare. The reason they don’t know it is because they do not care to talk to the people who feel that way, so they never do features on them. They never go out and do man-on-the-street interviews with people like that.
Because they are interested in furthering the agenda that has made all of this happen. Now, they know there are gonna be some people that disagree with it, but they immediately relegate them to insignificant status. They’re either bitter clingers or they’re lunkheads or they’re small in number or they’re just old-fashioned ditties that don’t deal well with change or what have you. But they’re missing the real anger, and it’s been building.
The anger, you can see it in the midterm 2010, 2014 elections. There have been people have shown up in droves. The Democrats have lost over a thousand seats in those midterm elections, and part of those elections were Republicans being elected because the people voting for them wanted them to stop all of this, or at least try. And they don’t see any trying to stop it. They don’t see any effort being made, any serious effort to defund Planned Parenthood.
I think there’s some real outrage in this country over what has been learned, was always suspected but now what has been confirmed was going on in those abortion clinics. There’s real anger out there. And the one person that’s come along that’s tapped into it and that gives everybody the impression that he’s fully aware of it and agrees with them is Donald Trump. As such, he’s got a pretty wide berth here. He’s got a pretty big margin of error…”
“Visceral anger!”..That sums it up perfectly! Millions of Americans are simply fed up! And they have been waiting for YEARS to have a candidate that speaks to that! Say what you will about Trump..love him..hate him… He knows what he’s doing and offers the best chance to turn around the disastrous direction in which we’re currently headed. Sadly, most other GOP options can’t come near dynamic enthusiasm Trump projects. And the strongest attraction?..He doesn’t give a DAMN about the media and political elites. And that frightens them! For me, that is a MAJOR advancement in taking control of a nation that seems to be SPIRALING out of control!
Do you ever find it interesting that we have a president who has managed to convey this bewildering sense of “reality”…for lack of a better word…to a distracted, detached populace?…
He can go from feigning ignorance on an issue to flat out lying to the American public on another. It doesn’t matter what the scenario. There’s never any push back. Never any outrage. Never any challenge. He’s managed to convince an ill informed, occupied with the day-to-day, electorate that’s just the way things are. No accountability. No redress. We simply move on to the next contentious point of order!
It’s sad that we’ve devolved to this. We take for granted the life we have in this nation. That it will always go on. It will always be as we know it. If you’re the least bit concerned, you know this not to be the case. We’re a society drowning in debt.. a culture diluted by unchecked immigration..and a nation witnessing unspeakable violence practically daily.
Yet…here is Barack Obama. Given carte blanche to seize a substantial portion of the economy (i.e. Obamacare)…negotiate the security of the United States WITHOUT the approval of Congress…and manipulate whatever government issued statistic he pleases in order to present this utopia to a foolish and blind America. WITH the media’s eager assistance, mind you!
Of course, it goes without saying, if we had a Republican in office encountering the same, he would have been impeached years ago. He wouldn’t have the racial guilt of our society to protect him. He wouldn’t have a slavish media to present his presidency to voters who willingly fall for the imperialistic demeanor.
We face another year and a half of the Obama term. There’s no telling what we will encounter down the road. I shudder to think!
Do you get the feeling that more and more and more of current events are just completely topsy turvy?…
More situations and events across our country make no sense whatsoever!….
From a president who decided appeasing totalitarian regimes is better than having the resolve to confront them…to organizations literally calling for erasing our history by sandblasting memorials and tearing down statues!
It just makes no sense! The national demeanor has sunk to an all time low under Barack Obama. His ‘transformative’ approach has led to disaster at every turn! Nothing is what it seems and practically EVERY obnoxious, unthinkable behavior is excused and tolerated.
I suppose most of it comes from a society too distracted with as many matters as there are individuals, to care. Yet EVERYTHING is unraveling at the seams. There are those who downplay its significance. That it’s just the natural transition of things. I don’t think so! NONE of this “feels” right…it offers no hope of resolve or resolution where we will find a productive, engaged society. All of it is so artificial…so fleeting!
The time has come to realize, we are lost as a nation. There’s no confidence..no sense of direction. Just a people waiting to react to whatever foolishness happens next. No leadership is rampant. Sure…you may find a few individuals willing to rise and take charge of certain matters. But, overall there is NO ONE with the sense of how to empower the nation again. The days of that level of reality are long gone.
Barack Obama has brought nothing but shame to the presidency and tarnished it..perhaps indefinitely. The fact the nation entrusted a man that continues to lie to us with the power to shred our societal fabric is just another indication of how far we’ve fallen. We faced difficulty in the past. But, not from an enemy within. And this loss will see to it that we will never recover…
As is often the case these days, our national media has decided, YET AGAIN, to make it clear where they stand. As if you didn’t already know!
Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, made it clear where HE stands on the ongoing problem of illegal immigration in this country! A problem the federal government under the Obama administration absolutely REFUSES to address, when it comes to securing our borders.
As eloquent as he’s known to be (sic!), Trump’s remarks have ignited the self proclaimed indignation of the media and left leaning ideologues….
Of course, the BIGGEST problem here is Trump is telling the truth! And we can’t have that! The truth died a long time ago at the hands of the political class. Now NBC, Macy’s, and the latest possibility being New York City, have either suspended or are considering such a move, their relationship with ‘The Donald’.
But let the President of the United States utter these words, and there’s hardly a blip on the radar of the politically correct….
Gotta keep an eye out for the ‘gang bangers’, per Mr. Obama! Nothing outrageous about that!
The ironic thing about BOTH remarks is they’re BOTH true! The difference being Barack Obama is allowed such musings while Trump is an insensitive bastard. It’s the way things work when a complicit media does what they can to make sure “progressive” causes are championed and common sense is continually maligned.
It’s a sad, sad observation of the state of the nation. Our society has fallen completely to the whims of politics over substantive solutions to very real problems. The continued divisiveness has turned truth into a ‘four letter word’, if you will.
With a president lacking in integrity, a supreme court issuing decisions based on the way the political wind is blowing, and a legislative body without the spine to face the future, our nation is doomed. Out country is falling into the hands of those who wish nothing more than to capitalize on the lack of resolve we’re now mired in.
Next year will be the 240th birthday of this nation. If you’re surprised we’ve survived as long as we have or that our days are numbered, you’re not alone. It’s a frightening premise, but one we would all do well to consider.