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A Quiet Rage

A quiet rage is growing in this country against those who seek the crowning of Queen Hillary.  Morals and supposedly adult behavior are cast aside in the desperate need to up the ante in dirty politics.

It would seem that we the people have no say in these political amoral and immoral tactics other than to accept them.  The queen and her court of jesters and blind fools made up of pop stars and once-respected news media now await the predicted inevitable result of her majesty ascending the throne to grace her deplorable subjects with bread and water while she eats cake and drinks champagne.  It isn’t about what’s right, it’s about power.  She is the evil of all evils.  You think Obama was bad?  Just wait until HRC decrees the borders open and America fair game for control from external forces.  Power and control – that’s her objective.  She’s open to taking control of the UN as well, I’m sure.

The adoring media and their polls predict an easy win for her majesty.

Social media says differently.  I can only hope that on election day that those warriors with their pent-up rage emerge from behind their computers and cast their vote against the continuing rule of lies and corruption.

No, I’m not a fan of Trump, but I will vote for whoever has the best chance of defeating the sheer undisguised evil that is HRC.

If you haven’t seen the 2005 movie “V for Vendetta” please do so.  If you have seen it, treat yourself and watch it again.

Remember, remember the 8th of November…  Yeah, I know the date’s wrong, but it was too good to pass up.

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Pro Team Sports?

I’m not much of a team sports watcher, but we here in the USA have taken ‘pro’ sports to the extreme.  When I was attending Pirates ‘knothole’ games, an average baseball player salary was somewhere around $10,000 per year.  In the time it’s taken the minimum wage to go from $1.80 to $7.25 per hour, team sports ‘pro’ compensation has gone from that $10,000/yr figure to an average of $2,000,000 + /yr.

Team sports isn’t about the teams anymore, but about the players, their lifestyles, their endorsements.  We have so lost the idea of ‘team sports’ that players don’t feel the need to play as a team, but to outperform, outclass, do anything to NOT be a team member.

Today’s ‘pro’ is idolized, worshiped, revered – for what?  For the most part, the more lavish and outlandish your lifestyle, the more you align yourself with thugs and infamy, the more money and ‘respect’ you command.  These are NOT the types we want or need our young people looking up to.  Wife beating, child beating, no problem – pay them and the media off, then bask in your notoriety.

There are a lot of people, I’m certain that would welcome the opportunity to play on a team as a team member.  I say we take all these overpaid primadonnas that want to protest one thing or another and throw them out.  Play team sports as a team, and if you want to make waves, bye-bye.  The same philosophy goes for cheerleaders, marching bands, and so on.  Imagine a cheerleading routine or a college band halftime show where some of the participants protested.  Yeah, not so great a view.  …but teams expect us to put up with anarchy.

NFL wonders if their player’s protests are causing a decrease in attendance?  Really?  Team sports, team behavior – no exceptions.

On adulthood and responsibility

I put this on Facebook several months ago – it bears repeating…
OK, so I’m a senior citizen, but that only means that I maybe have a bit more insight than the younger folks.
When I was growing up, violence in schools was rare. On TV, acts of cruelty (accidental or otherwise) were dealt with by explanation, contrition, and learning a lesson from it so that it didn’t happen again. For example, Opie Taylor and the Robin’s nest on The Andy Griffith Show.
Today, movies with graphic violence and gore are the choice of many. Online games tout ‘Kill noobs! Score headshots!’
I’ll tell you what’s wrong with America – we’ve lost our focus on human kindness and decency. We are no longer ‘…one nation, under God, indivisible’. We are a divided nation with no sense of what’s right or decent.
I just heard that someone recommended that teachers be allowed to carry weapons!? That’s not the final answer, people. Teach your children to value human life, correct them when they’re wrong. Teach them common decency and manners. Make them responsible for their actions.
I don’t care who or what you are – it applies to everyone on this planet – we’re in this together. Let’s solve it together.
Put guns in the hands of those that value those principles. Get rid of the movies and games that glorify senseless violence. No, I don’t want a country full of pansies, but strong men and women don’t need weapons other than their own actions to lead us.
I’m off my soapbox for now. If you’ve read this far, your views and comments are appreciated. Am I wrong? Prove it, and I’ll change my thinking – that’s how we learn and grow.

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Well said Chuck. And may I add to it? Back in the day kids were also taught to take responsibility for what they did. Now you can’t look at a child without a wild helicopter parent ready to scream at you. Kids run wild and talk to adults in ways I would’ve gotten the snot smacked out of me for! My mother would’ve never tolerated it. Every kid wins a trophy no matter who wins the game, and then they wonder why the same kid can’t compete in the real world. Doesn’t u:nderstand why he doesn’t get a raise when he doesn’t bother working harder. Just gets mad and hurts people around him. People need to be looking inside the family unit if you want to get to the source of what’s wrong these days. When parents use tv and video games for a babysitter instead of supervised entertainment. When parents will teach their kid they are victims instead of teaching them coping skills. And worst of all when parents put them on such a pedestal that no one elses feelings matter but their own you’ve got a nation of selfish spoiled entitled adults who will do anything to anyone and not care because they have been raised to never be wrong and the center of the universe
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 Thanks for the comments, everyone! I had finally had enough. The above rational rant has been in the making since we went to Olive Garden for supper. There were 2 women and 5 kids at a table just a few away from ours, and the kids were running around the restaurant screaming, standing on chairs and tables, and their parents totally ignored them and did nothing to stop or correct them. The restaurant management didn’t (and wouldn’t) say anything to them, and when I mentioned it to our server, she just shrugged and said she understood but there was nothing she could do. If I had behaved like that in a restaurant I would have been taken to the car and made to sit until my parents returned to head home. No stops at some other restaurant because the little prince was hungry, I was taken home, sent to my room, and waited – hungry – until the next meal. I learned. Was I abused in any way? NO. Was my psyche damaged for life? NO. I was taught a lesson. You know what? I’m still learning!  Just sayin’…

What has happened to this country?  Yeah, too much written in too many places, but I don’t get it.  Any religious text, whether it be Christian, Jewish, or other, all state that the only approved and sanctioned sexual mating is between male and female.  That tells me that the Gay/Lesbian thing is from the god of this world, not THE God.  Yes, the god of this world is the biggest liar of all time (no, not Obama), and is known to focus on that which will separate God (the Creator) from Man (his creation).

So we take God out of schools and public functions, the government sanctions Gay/Lesbian unions, people who speak truth handed down over millennia are shouted down as hate-mongers.  Now the Boy Scouts are going to let homosexuals in?  Don’t ask me to share a tent!  I wonder what new badges they’ll come up with.  Instead of knot tying it will be fellatio?  These folks need counselling, not approval.

…one nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.  That’s what it’s supposed to be – and under God, it’s a male-female pairing only.  What part of any of that don’t we get?

Just sayin’…