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Random thoughts September 16 2012

2012 Elections

How the hell did obama get elected? Is romney the best the republican party can offer? My opinion on the 2012 elections, the average american is a idiot. the majority of the people out there have no business voting, much less picking our elected officials.

When the people keep voting the same idiots into office year after year, nothing is going to change.

If the people want real change, first they have to change the way they vote.

When a republic breaks, its not the government that breaks, its the people that are broken. The way we vote our elected officials into office (the two party system) is broken.

You got to restaurant A, the service is lousy and the food is terrible.

You decide to go to restaurant B, the service is lousy and the food is terrible just like A.

Do you go back to A, or do you give C and D a try?

With voters logic, you keep going between A and B hoping things get better, while ignoring those new places down the road C and D.

The average American voter is too stupid to vote third party. How are we supposed to fix the nation when the same two parties are voted into office over and over?

Random Thoughts September 13 2012

Health care

Middle aged man, friend of my family, in his late 40s, let go from his job a few weeks ago, no health insurance, has been suffering from mood swings and headaches for several months. The man has also been forgetting stuff lately.

Family thought it might just be a mid-life crisis that a lot of people experience.

Last night the man started running a high fever. Wife took him to local small town emergency room where an x-ray of his head was done.

x-ray showed a baseball sized tumor in the brain.

Small town hospital shipped him to larger town for cat-scan and mri. Scans showed the cancer has spread into the sinus area.

As of this morning, he is in Houston.

Random Thoughts September 10 2012

It seems that with every passing year the call to make September 11 a national holiday grows louder and louder.

Why does September 11 get so much attention, but yet December 7 has pretty much been forgotten.

How about the Native American villages that were raided by the US army, every man, woman and child were slaughtered. Why don’t we have a memorial day for those massacres?

Why dont we have a memorial day for the trail of tears?

What about the Oklahoma city bombing? That day has just about been forgotten.

How about a memorial day for the people who died in the Kent state shootings? We should never forget how the US military opened fire on unarmed citizens.

What about Waco where dozens of people burned to death? Are the children of Waco and Mount Carmel going to get a national memorial day?

How about a memorial day for Vicki Weaver, who was unarmed, and holding a child, when she was shot by a shot and killed by an FBI sniper.

Why should we memorialize citizens killed by terrorist, but we forget those that have been killed by our own government? Where is the justice in that?

Memorializing 9/11 also promotes hatred towards Muslims and Sikhs. How are we supposed to live in peace, when we have a national hate the Muslim day? The world has enough hate in it. Lets not give anyone a reason to spread more hate.

Summer is Almost Over

As Labor Day approaches, this marks a good time to reflect over the past summer. Overall, the summer of 2010 was a great summer – my dad gave me a boat a few months ago, so a lot of time was spent on the river fishing and camping.

My wife and I got to go fishing a couple of times. Being sick for the first 2 weeks in August was no fun, but I’am felling a lot better now – except for a slight residual headache. With all Texas summers, the heat has terrible.

Labor day plans include a bar-b-q with a brisket, maybe some ribs, chicken, sausage, ranch style beans and whatever else I can fit on the grill.

After Labor Day focus is going to shift a little more towards hunting. My kids and I might head out to the deer lease to check the stands and feeders out.

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