Don’t Drag my Retirement into the Swamp

Being ticked is just the start of it now we are now in a New Year. Guard your money if you have any!

Every time you hear that the stock market is up is it time to worry? Maybe, maybe not, but now that the new President decided to refill the government watchdog jobs with the same Wall Street swamp people it ticks me off that my retirement savings is now in jeopardy, like 2008. Can you say bubble, can you say burst?

Remember, when our government looked the other way in 2008 and droves of Americans lost their retirement savings.

So when you hear some speak of hope, let’s hope these guys do not do us like they did last time.

Adults Pick the Stuff Up

After a busy but lovely holiday, I was resting in my living room, gazing outside, only to see my neighbor allowing her dog to (CRAP) leave a mess behind! Listen up people… if you’re a grown up and responsible adult, you pick up after yourself and your dog.

No Clue How to Replace Affordable Care Act

House Speaker Paul Ryan has vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but House Republicans have not settled on a plan to replace it. Instead, Ryan said, his members have many “ideas.” It looks very much like these very intelligent republicans don’t have a clue about replacing Obamacare! They have tried to repeal it over 50 times, and now that the country has a clown for a president they are trying again to come up with their own plan. My bet is that they will change a few things, give it a new name such as Trumpinsure and let it go at that!

They will however brag about how they kept their promise to repeal that evil Obamacare that has help provide insurance to over 20 million Americans. What a bunch of morons!

Only Proof will Trump Expectations

Please quit telling me to “give Trump a chance.” He already has a chance whether I give it to him or not. He won the chance when the electoral college gave him the presidency. The question is, what is he going to do with the chance he’s been given? Is he going to act presidential? Is he going to make wise and thoughtful decisions that are going to benefit all of our citizens? I didn’t vote for Trump. I didn’t take a chance on him. Because of his history of disrespect, bullying, lying and cheating I don’t think he’s going to change and do what’s right for this country. It’s up to him to prove me wrong. I pray he does.

Difference Between Hacking and Leaking

Regarding the January 5th “Ticked Off!” entry “Wealth over the little man”, I’m ticked off that the author wrote (or stated) “now that it has been established by the CIA that Russia did hack into our election…”. Now, hold on just a minute, here. This has most certainly not been “established”, at all- it’s merely being stated as so by a sour grapes Administration. First of all, the e-mails were not “hacked”- they were leaked, and there is a difference. Most likely, it was someone in the Democratic National Committee who was disgusted with Wasserman-Schultz’ and others’ actions shafting the Bernie Sanders supporters who leaked the info to Wikileaks. Further, Julian Assange has stated that the emails were not provided to Wikileaks by any state or head of state, and that the method for extracting the info that could be considered less than a true leak was a common Phishing scam, which is not technically “hacking”. If you only get your news from the television, then yes, you will believe Russia is the boogeyman, out to get us all. In reality, 95% of the mainstream “news” media in this country is owned by just six (6) mega-corporations, many of whom have very close ties to the DNC and the White House, and at any rate have a very concentrated center of power and personal agendas. Personally, I’m grateful for the internet (where I can get my news from all over the world instead of just a handful of very controlled propaganda devices) and I’m also grateful for The News for allowing those of us who are critical thinkers the opportunity to de-bunk some of the garbage that is put out there. As best I can tell, The News is not one of the media outlets owned by these mega-corporations, so let’s pray it never gets sucked up by one! Neither the Clintons, Podesta, the DNC nor anyone else have denied the emails that were leaked, so how about you all stop worrying about how they were leaked and actually read the darn emails, for once? Even if Russia were involved (which they were clearly not- Putin has much more important things to worry about), you’re giving the nation’s enemies exactly what they want by fighting their straw man instead of the real evil, which is the damning information the stupid emails contained!

Never Giving up my Liberal Views

I’m a liberal. But lately I’ve been thinking I might be wrong. Maybe I should give up my liberal views. After all, who really needs social security? If people can’t save up enough money during their life to retire on, the heck with them. Let them spend their old age in a tenement or a homeless shelter. And that darn medicare and national health insurance. So what if somebody gets cancer and can’t afford chemotherapy. That’s not my problem. And how about getting rid of all those other social programs? Like schools, for instance. I don’t go to school so why should I pay for somebody else’s kids to get an education? And libraries, highways, the police and fire departments. Those also are social programs. We all have to pay for them whether we use them or not. It’s just not fair. And isn’t it about time we got rid of those useless, liberal-minded regulations? The ones that keep billion dollar corporations from dumping toxic waste into streams and rivers causing babies to be born with deformed limbs and various cancers? After all, those corporations have a right to make a profit, don’t they? Yes, I’ve been seriously thinking about giving up my liberal views. And what I’ve concluded is… I don’t think so.

Protect Lives of the Unborn

Taking of a person’s life without a due process of law violates the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution. Therefore abortion is unconstitutional. Now that we have the chance we should overthrow that hated Roe verses Wade and protect the lives of our unborn daughters and sons.

What’s Behind the Curtain?

Now let me get this straight: Trump now says that American taxpayers will pay for the wall on the Mexican border and that Mexico will pay us back sometime in the future. Since Trump doesn’t want U.S. automakers making cars in Mexico now, it looks like the Mexican government won’t have enough money to pay us back. Is that right, or did I miss one of the Wizard of Twitters latest informative presidential communications? Pay no attention to the man behind the curtin… Iron Curtin that is!

Reinstating the Draft

Regarding reinstating the draft, I think it would be the best thing the United States ever did. When I got out of high school I had a draft card. I think everybody should have a draft card like they use too. We need to build the army back the way it use to be and have a force that can protect our country. They need to take a ride out to the Memorial cemetery and take a look at all the white headstones on the hillsides and it’s totally full. If the ones buried there could talk they would say, yes reinstate the draft. A lot of this riff raff can be straightened out.

Feeling Charitable

The other day I was feeling  real charitable. My wife asked/ told me to go down to the little store and buy a loaf of day old bread.

I encounter all sorts of paper sellers and panhandlers on the way to the store and on my way back home. That loaf of day old bread ended up costing me twenty four dollars.

Getting Old

Getting old ain’t for sissies and being a caregiver ain’t no job for deadbeat slackers that watch TV and / or sleep on the job.

Bozo Drivers

I am so ticked off at careless drivers! This morning, I was almost “t-boned” when a bozo ran a four way stop sign and zipped through the intersection like he was in the Indy 500! All you Green Hills drivers be extra careful. This moron is still out there and you might not be as lucky as I was this morning.

Gas Prices go up Again

Well, this morning got my first taste of what “Make America Great Again” really means. I pulled into my local gas station to fill’er up, and was almost knocked over that the price of gas had gone up almost .20 cents a gallon since I bought gas about a week ago. Anybody else think that big oil companies are trying to make America great again, or perhaps they want to “Make Profits Great Again”! I guess I need to get ready for $3.00+ gas again and stop spending all my money on silly stuff like food and utility bills.

Respect the Office

I neither voted for Barack Obama nor Donald Trump. However I have never said, “He’s not my president.” The reality is that they both are since both were elected by the process currently in effect in this country. You don’t have to like the person in office or even respect him, but you do have a responsibility to respect the office.

Every citizen has a responsibility to do what they can to ensure a successful presidency.  If you don’t like the person in this office, you have a chance in four years to replace him. In the meantime, please quit your whining and moralizing.

Respect the Office

I neither voted for Barack Obama nor Donald Trump. However I have never said, “He’s not my president.”. The reality is that they both are since both were elected by the process currently in effect in this country. You don’t have to like the person in office or even respect him, but you do have a responsibility to respect the office. Every citizen has a responsibility to do what they can to ensure a successful presidency.  If you don’t like the person in this office, you have a chance in four years to replace him. In the meantime, please quit your whining and moralizing. By the way, has Al Sharpton left the country yet?

Presidential Food Taster

In ancient times kings would employ a ‘food taster”. This was someone the king trusted to sample the food and drink he was served to make sure there were was no poison in them. Perhaps this is the reason the our new president will hire his son-in-law in a White House “Advisory” position. Let’s hope all the food and wine is great! What a moron we have elected as president. Never in the history of our great nation has a president employed a relative as an advisor. Especially one that never voted until his father-in-law was running for office.