Welcome to Thus Saith Me! These are my opinions about politics, religion, sports, life as I know it. I hope you laugh, think and get all riled up and leave me a comment or two. I would love to hear your opinions. So look around, give me a piece of your mind and tell a friend.
Just a little shrapnel from reading the fish-wrap and blogs....
How about the unions? Why isn't la Times asking about union donations? Flaming hypocrites...
I'm all for not leaving a mess and I don't like smog, but, the arrogance of these people who thing "they" can change the climate? They can't even change their mind.
Tax the rich? Can't you come up with a better line than that?
I am not rich, but, you can only tax "the rich" so much, which we do. Plus, in the end it is the working class that get hit the hardest by taxes.
If there is no money, or not enough money, even union workers need to realize that adjustment should be made. I belong to a union so, I get it. The unions should be demanding that cuts made transparently and appropriately.
Last night as I was watching the late night news an alarming report caught my attention. It seems Ted Lieu, California State Assemblyman, is proposing a law that would make it illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to use a tanning salon.
No, I'm not lying. Ted Lieu who easily won his seat in the last election, wants to protect people under the age of 18 from the dangers of the tanning salon.
I will at this point let it be know that I did not vote for Ted Lieu.
Don't drink, drive, tan or run with those who do. I guess that's Ted's philosophy. That's the liberal agenda. No salt, no Happy meals, and no tanning. Ted seems to think that I, as a parent, can not make informed decisions with my children's best interest in mind. This is a perfect example of where liberal ideology links to socialism with an all-powerful state and ruling class acting as big brother. The liberal argument, under the guise of "well don't you think (fill in the blank) is bad for people?" is how the liberals take away freedom of choice, something they claim to champion.
Now, I try to monitor my salt intake, I don't let my children live off of Happy Meals, I don't smoke, and I have never used a tanning salon. But, if I want some more salt, if my I want to rip through McD's and grab a few Happy Meals, if I want to light up a victory cigar, or if I ever get the hankering to look like a piece of toast, that is MY choice and MY business,NOT Ted Lieu's and NOT the governments.
And by-the-way, why is Ted Lieu wasting time on tanning salons when his state needs jobs?
I gave my children some money the other day and it was interesting to see what they did with it. They wanted to go spend it! ASAP! My son wanted to go to Toys R Us and my daughter to the mall. It's funny how easy it is to spend "free" money.
A few years ago someone I knew was on welfare and they bought a TV. I told a friend of mine that that bothered me. My friend thought that even people on welfare should be able to have a TV. Really? Welfare money spent on TVs?
I grew up in a culture, which I believe was the culture our country was founded upon, that says, "If a man doesn't work, he doesn't eat." When I (and my brother, sisters and cousins) where 16 we were told, "You pay for your own clothes now. If you want to go somewhere, you may, if you pay with your own money." So, at the age of 16 if we wanted new clothes or to go somewhere we got a job, earned money and began to become independent. We were taught that welfare was only for those who could not work and we should never burden others with our problems. So, when I see someone on welfare who could work spending money, my money via taxes, like for a TV, I have an issue with that.
Taxes extracted from those who work should be for those who can not work. One reason I despise the liberal ideal of the redistribution of wealth is simple. Why should I have less for my family? Why is someone who does not work entitled to what I must work for?
Did you ever notice that a positive comment on a Monday morning to a co-worker is kind of taken as a near curse? To me, every day is a choice. I choose to find a way to enjoy this day. Yes, it is an effort to get out of bed. Yes, it is sort of like starting a cold engine. Yes, I did hit the snooze button, once. Yes, everyone is a bit groggy.
But, today, like any day will be filled with circumstances I need to respond to. My response, which I can choose, will determine how I "feel" about today.
So, may you have a Happy Monday, whether you want one or not ;)