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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Mother Seuss

What happens when Dr. Seuss meets Mother Goose:

Hillary dillary dock
The shit is about to dock
The lies were a ton
The truth was no fun.
Hillary dillary dock.

One wish
two wish
three wish
four wish.

Squash the wish
Wash the wish
Lost the wish
Veto the wish.

This one cancelled from afar
Oh look a nice car
Say! What a lot
Of dreams there are

Yes! Some were new.
Some were old.
Some were progressive.
Oh what to do!

Why are some good and new and fun?
I do not ever have a clue
But I know they are all done.

Veto! Rewrites! Squish them like a bug.
I'm Hillary, dammit, actin' like a thug.

From there to here and from here to there
Trounce the common, handouts everywhere!

Monday, November 23, 2015


Sometimes I get sensory overload from news. I have to gaze or glance at multiple sources on either side to find "few" facts. Facts remain to be found. Or truth. Where is truth?

I think I know truth most times but I have no idea where to find it in news anymore. Will we ever know 100% truth? Ever? That's a good question. I have some doubts. Plus you throw in perspectives and whee! (roll, bounce) truth gets a little skewed. Local stations are supposed to be neutral and have sanctions against them if they go left or right. Not sure about that reliability either. I guess that is why this generation questions everything.

Today I found some articles interesting. Here are the quips I got from the various sources (now I am paraphrasing so don't hate the blogger):

1. Millenials favor socialism because they have never captured the feeling of the American Dream, make less than their parents do at that age, and have an astronomical debt from student loans. They also overemphasis equality at all levels. Does this mean everyone should make millions or live on the poverty level? (Ok. That was a Fargo joke)

This all stems from the after effects of the last recession as per the views of the writer. 

Geopolitics also shape their views such as looking at Norway and Sweden, thinking all socialists live in happy bliss and harmony. Studies show that as millenials climb the ladder of success, they start to think more conservative in their values. (*shudder* say it isn't so)

2. "Democrats are squishing free speech by over doing the PC policing in America." 

Ok. I have to help the unknowning peeps here because FREE SPEECH IS FREEDOM FROM UNWARRANTED PERSECUTION OR CENSORSHIP FROM YOUR GOVERNMENT. It has nothing to do with walking down the street talking to your neighbor or being at work or saying something to a group of people...UNLESS YOU ARE CENSORED OR JAILED OR RESTRAINED BY THE GOVERNMENT BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU SAID. Also...speaking out does not mean it doesn't come without consequences. So if Ethel Justice decides you suck or you offended someone and makes it go viral and people point at you or picket outside your home AND YOU WANT TO SUE FOR MONEY, it is not a violation of the First Amendment. ERG. This drives me crazy. Know your constitution. 

So...this is my perspective and interpretation of a right SHIFTED article is that the writer feels political correctness is endangering people's ability to feel free saying things without repercussions all the time, THUS, changing how we interact with each other and creating a lot of division. Whew. At least that is my interpretation. That we have gone so far one way to deter offensive language that we are making it ridiculous and then "offensive language" becomes overkill and division become the forefront. Just think...when I was a kid...almost anything went out your mouth (except cursing) without frownie faces.

Now things come out your mouth have to pass the "GASP TEST." In other words if the average, reasonable person would GASP IN HORROR because of what you are about to say...maybe rethink that and see if it is still OK to GASP or NOT OK to GASP with repercussions or frownie faces. Now I would agree in some sense that the open discussions have been squished and people don't FEEL free to express themselves as much or talk about hot topics. This makes me sad. Why? Because we need to talk about things in order to get better and not worry about being called a hater or a racist or a fascist.

I think we are entirely too sensitive. It makes me want to high five people in the face.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

And I Help!

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Is this thing on?


Ok. Well here goes...

Hell, fire, and damnation!

Or as we Heartlanders say...

Nuts, rats, and possums!

The Heartland is good for my cursing problem. Most times. At least in public, anyway.

Hey! Can you hear my thoughts? No. It's probably a good thing.

I'm feeling a Little Big Town today and they are in my headphones at work. Just so you know. It NOT a rap day thus far. I'm sure Beel will be happy to hear that. I'm not 100% ghetto all the time.

Today's post is my reflection which I hope sparks your reflections of your thoughts and hopefully those thoughts will ooze down through some comments. It's getting quiet in here.

It's really about silly issues which become bigger issues within our minds and thought processes. It's not about guns. Those are not silly. It's not about finding a faster gun, but maybe we all should. For all those inclined to do so, please do. For all others...here is another way to find a faster gun.

Now some social science...
So several of my friends have discussed or posted that filtering your profile is stupid and does nothing to help the problems of the world. Many are downright mad about it. I found this one quite humorous from THE UNNATURALS...

Come on, this is funny even if it is cynical.

I totally snorted water up my nose when I saw this. Several friends shared the post and even commented about their own thoughts. I don't disagree with any of them. I just have a broad array of ideas. So of course, you can imagine a barrage of comment wars ensued...not just on one or two friends' pages, but several. So why is everyone so passionate about our stances on social media that we can't even have a conversation without burning our best friend at the stake. Egads, people. I'm starting to think South Park is got this one. At least you know they will offend someone on purpose and we can all laugh like when we tell bad blond jokes. So sensitive we are.

Here's my take and not that it matters, but I think it is interesting to hear all takes on the world views:

I'm not helping fight the thugs overseas. Obviously, I'm too old and broken down. I always wished I had served in the military and once thought about the National Guard in my 40s. It never came to fruition because I decided to marry a serial killer instead. It sounded like a good idea at the time. I wouldn't pass with my broken neck and arm now and so those ideas are shooting blanks. 

I can voice my opinion, speak out, and send money. That's about it and number three is scarce. In fact, it might be on the endangered list. BUT...there are other ways. Many of us (egads I think I am admitting I am disabled) are doomed to sit and watch without the capability to physically assist. I am armed at my home for any threat I might incur, but I'm not marching across waters to stand in France or go to Syria. I suppose you could join the Red Cross efforts but then who pays the bills and takes care of the kid and homestead? See where this goes? Nowhere. I'm stuck. I can voice my opinion, speak out, and send money. That's about it and number three is scarce. In fact, it might be on the endangered list. BUT...there are other ways. 

A simple gesture is we can show respect and solidarity through whatever means possible even if it is a simple acknowledgement of support. Even if it is a post, a comment, a pic, a profile filter. Believe it or not if you start talking, it draws attention. ISIS might even target you, especially if you favor crosses. We can talk to our government...get things heated up. Motivate our Congress? It is possible but not an easy task. I just think you need to keep hitting them with sound bites. OR..we can stomp around and break our crayons. It worked for Mizzou. 

In all seriousness, if I saw world profile pics with USA all over their faces, I would think it was cool. 

So does your opinion differ? Why or why not? What do you think is a better idea? Do you actively seek to make positive change? How can we unite the nations?

Or we could say "FUCK IT" and listen to some more Little Big Town....