I started this blog as a way of communicating my feelings and working on my issues that I was facing after deployment. I took some time away from it and have decided that I enjoy posting my feelings, jokes and other matters of siginificance to me for others to see and reply, to stimulate thinking and debate, I am going to try and be more consistent with my posts and hope that I can meet new people, affect the way some people look at things and learn from all as I take their feedback and suggestions. So lets get going on a whole new adventure.
So a whole lot has happened since I last posted. We have a new President, this is a touchy subject for a lot of people, especially my friends out there who lean to the republican side of the ticket. Here is my take on it, and if my view is not the same as yours or you disagree with what I say let me know. If it makes you mad and you stop reading so be it.
President Barack Hussein Obama is our 44th president and the first of African decent. That in itself is considered quite an accomplishment. He is a Democrat from Illinois (not a socialist as many out there want to claim). For me I am quite happy with the choice, now don't get me wrong I was actually happy with the choices from both parties and I have beeen a supporter of Sen. McCain for many years. It was my oppinion that we would be better off with either of them than with the previous administration. I was not a fan of George W. Bush by any extent but he was my comander in cheif and I provided my support as long as he held office. There has been a lot of grumbling about President Obama's agenda and that he is trying to socialize the country he wants more government control, we are all going to be broke cause he is going to raise taxes, we are going to be attacked again by his Muslim brothers, he is the antichrist and my favorite is that he is not leagally our president because he is not an American. Get over yourselfs people, Warren Buffet who is one the most respected economists and investors in this nations history has come out and said "to make money you have to be willing to spend money" We are never going to get out of this recesion if we do not do somthing to stimulate growth and confidence in our economy we will continue to slide down the wrong path. Refoming health care has been an issue for more years than I can remember both republican and democrat no one has come up with a comprehensive program till now and now that someone has actually begain doing serious talking about it the naysayers are coming out of the woodwork. Just think about this .... is it really fair for the cost of medical care to have increased by over 400% the rate of natural infaltion? and for the cost of health insurance to be completley out of reach for the average family of four? just asking..... If you look at the agenda of the president he has consitently pushed for and advocated for stronger state governments and less federal government control, he is a constitutionalist, but until states start to pull their head out of their rectal orfices the federal government will continue to set policies and procedures to try and keep our heads above water.... The man is not a Muslim nor has he ever been. He was born in Hawaii no matter what the conspericy theroist state. Give the man a chance you don't have like all of his policies, hell you don't even have to like the man just give him a chance. We continued to support GW throughout his debacle of a presidency so why don't we see what Barak can do. So far he is the only president I have ever heard of make the statement "if after four years you are not happy with the job I have done, then vote someone else into the office so they can have a chance at doing a better job than what I have done." So stop listening to Rush, Cheney and all the other domsdayers and make an educated opinion on your own. I feel it is time that we stop looking at party lines as the way we vote and start looking at policies and how the canidates can help this nation become once more the most respected and powerful and not one that is shunned or laughed at.
Now to end on a lighter note for right now. If you haven't had the chance to go out and see the new Star Trek movie, go out and do it. You do not have to be a treckie or anything, this movie is fun and action packed not to mention just plain fun. If you don't like Star Trek then check out Wolverine another fun movie lots of action and good humor. If you don't like that well then I'm sorry maybe there is a documentry on the pine bettle or something you can go see I am sure that will be fun :)
Be good, Be fair, Enjoy Life, Laugh as much as you can, Do something kind for someone you don't know, Keep an open mind and remember if you take this too seriously it is going to be a long hard life.
Love, Peace and Chicken Grease.