11.18.2011

Here We Go. Again. Again.

There used to be a time here on my blog that I used to be gung-ho, in your face, constantly debating, ever-posting about politics. I don't do it much at all now but my opinions haven't changed. I read Samantha The Army Wife's post today though, and I could no longer hold back. My postings were all the way back before the current president became president and when the country seemed to be in meltdown. Now I look back and realize that wasn't meltdown. Not at all. Back then is NOTHING compared to NOW. I could talk until I'm BLUE in the face and we could go round and round in circles addressing THE ISSUES but that wouldn't do a single thing. Wanna know how I know? No, I'm not psychic. I just know because that's what our elected officials, the ones who hold 'the power' have been doing for longer than I care to think about. Well, in between their well deserved, badly needed, ever earned vacation time. Wanna know how much good its done?

ZIP. ZILCH. NADA. ZERO. BUTKISS.

Most everything that politicians think are important and spend all their time 'trying to figure out', makes me sick. I get angry and frustrated and upset but I try to just NOT think about it because its not worth the way it all makes me feel.

We all know of the scares earlier this year when Military pay was going to be frozen leaving most of the military and their families in major binds. Bills were still going to be due but none of us would have had the money. Well, that didn't happen and I think most everyone sighed a sigh of relief thinking it was all over and nothing more needed to be thought or worried about.

Not me.
Not my family.
Not most of the people I know who stay informed and up to date on what Congress does concerning our fates and futures.

I want you guys to watch this video.


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The Word - The 1%
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Its Stephen Colbert and yes he's funny but this has got to be the one and only video of his I have never laughed at.
It made me sick.
It made me want to grab and shake every politician and member of Congress and make them see how utterly preposterous, selfish, ludicrous, absurd, unethical, unfair, and inequitable their REASONING is.


With all of this 'Occupy Wallstreet', 'What you have earned and worked for, I deserve', 'I am the 99%' crap that's been going on and getting WAY too much attention, people's eyes have been turned to view the wealthy and privileged as awful, evil people. How dare they work and earn massive sums of money without giving it to MEEEEE!!! Do you want to know the REALITY? Anyone who feels so entitled to anything they themselves haven't slaved and worked for, regardless of what it is are truly the awful and evil people.


With all of the news coverage and articles about this current ludicrousness, eyes haven't been trained on Congress watching what they've been doing. Nobody has been pointing out the obvious yet easily ignored facts that what's wrong with this country ISN'T big corporations. It ISN'T capitalism. It ISN'T the people in suits who make their money from stocks and bonds and trading. Most people hear budget cuts and the different proposals that can never be agreed upon and their eyes glaze over so they don't want to look close enough to see that the REAL problem with this country is us. Its the people we've elected to run the country. What's wrong with our country is the flippancy that is directed towards the Armed Forces past, present, and future.

To think that the benefits of our Veteran's are the first things that come to the minds of our 'SUPER CONGRESS' when thinking of what needs to be cut...



That, THAT right there is what's wrong with this country.

Now let's look at the REAL 1% shall we?

If only the blindness of America and ignorance of Washington could be fixed by the simple snap of the fingers.

16 comments:

Team Mama said...

The only word that come to mind is, "AMEN!!!".

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Nicole Marie said...

Couldn't have said it better myself. When I read that statement from the "Super Congress" my jaw dropped. It made me sick.

Nicole Marie said...

Also, I shared this post on my blog.

Molly Danger said...

I wanted to tell you that they've decided that pizza is a vegetable in school lunches now. Hopefully I'm not the only one having a meltdown about this one.

It's a Dog Tag Wife Life said...

GREAT post. That's about all I have to say.

Taylor said...

Very well written, couldn't agree more.

Kara said...

Rant and rave all you want about politics. A lot of us agree with you. The 99% don't want a democracy anymore. It's really quite sad.

Angie said...

You wrote the words that I have been thinking. Thank you!

Stefanie said...

AfrigginMEN! Now, how do we get the "99%" to listen?!

Samantha said...

So glad you posted as well!! I'm a new follower now too! :)

Jane said...

This whole thing makes me sick. You are so right about everything. It is so frustrating.

Amanda said...

I almost wanted to cry at the pictures.. and the video.. it kills me that the audience still laughs at it. I know it is meant to be a joke. But to us associated with the military it is real life...

Props to you for writing this.. every word is a reflection of my thoughts.

Bombs a Boy n Blues said...

Right there with you on that video. Didn't laugh at all, made me sick.

Same people who think that people in the military makes TONS of money. They all need a wake up call.

WhisperingWriter said...

Amen.

My husband is in the Air Force and I don't think people realize how hard being in the military is.

Healthy Branscoms said...

I LOVE this!! We are a huge patriotic former military family! :) I am a new follower of your blog! :) Erin