And so it goes...
Oh what a conundrum. The Republican Party has just experienced the new system we live in today. They are reeling from defeat that was delivered at the polls.
Who would have thought the talking heads Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and others would have failed so miserably. The old adage, “You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time” was so true in this case.
The system busters are here in force. The world we have known is gone. We won’t get it back. The world has changed. You can accept it or lament over it. The conservative party which isn’t owned by the Republicans can still come back. But they have got to get it out of people’s bedrooms, their religion, and stop being fanatical about these and other issues. A true conservative is a person that doesn’t believe in waste of money and resources. They are about fiscal responsibility. This can be true of all political parties.
Most women won’t publicly say it, but they don’t want old gray haired politicians telling them if they can use birth control or not or what to do if they are raped and become pregnant. Most people today have developed their belief system and consider what they believe to be very personal. They don’t want to be preached to by people about many issues affecting their lives.
Senior citizens don’t want the government to privatize social security. At one point or other, we have had an insurance claim and we know how hard insurance companies are to deal with. If social security and medicare are privatized, can you imagine at 80 years old having to deal with insurance companies about your care? Insurance companies look at the profit margin because they are a “Profit Organization.”
Georgia is always a late bloomer when it comes to national trends. We have isolated ourselves into our own little world. We think we are right and we believe the rest of the country is like us but it is not. We don’t have the vote and we have lost the numbers needed to win these big elections.
All Americans need to humble themselves and come together unified to save our country. Hate mongers also known as talking heads and fear mongers should be ignored. We should accept the plain truth about the mess we are in. Our enemies want us to fight among ourselves. The love it because when we fight each other the real tyrants grow in power. Our country is special. Washington is owned by the lobbyist. We have to help ourselves. Work hard. Be frugal. Help others if you can. Be tolerant and suspicious of things you don’t quite understand. Look deep into all things. Be supportive of honest media. Encourage them. Remember, things have been worse. It all runs in cycles.
And so it goes...
- Rant and Raves for May 23
- Rants & Raves – May 22
Students aren't blueberries
Dear Public School Teachers in Georgia: It looks as if you have survived another year of underwhelming support from state legislators, many of whom would kiss a tree toad if so instructed by the anti-public education crowd. I know it is frustrating but as my daddy used to say, consider the source.
Letter to the Editor – May 22
You knew this was going to be a special season.From the season-opener, a 7-5 win over Crisp County and UGA signee Robert Tyler, to the very last pitch in Marietta May 15, the Tift County baseball team took us on a great journey that reached even further than on the baseball field for me.
May 21 Column – George F. Will
Leaving aside the seriousness of lawlessness, and the corruption of our civic culture by the professionally pious, this past week has been amusing. There was the spectacle of advocates of an ever-larger regulatory government expressing shock about such government's large capacity for misbehavior. And, entertainingly, the answer to the question "Will Barack Obama's scandals derail his second-term agenda?" was a question: What agenda?
- Rants & Raves – May 21
- Rant & Rave for May 16
- Rants & Raves - May 15
Letter to the Editor for May 15
As a grandson of Henry Harding Tift and a long-time resident of Tift County, I would like to tip my hat to Edd Dorminey for the pivotal role he played in petitioning the state legislature to officially recognize the original intent that Tift County be named in honor of Capt. Tift.
A day late and a dollar short...sort of
I caught a lot of flack the past couple of days because, and I quote, “You write a column and you didn’t write about your mom for Mothers Day?”Yeah. Um. Just yeah.
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