March 15, 2016
Good morning. This morning the temps are in the 40's and it is cloudy and wet outside. The forecast for today is rain. There are a lot of buds on green stems in my little gardens, so I'm sure they will welcome a bit of water.
Today I want to talk about the violence that is following the GOP debates and the Trump rallies. I am so tired of hearing the media place the blame on Trump's followers. The real blame goes to the news media for the outrageous way they have been trying to shove their opinions down our throats and take away our right to choose a candidate for ourselves.
The rest of the Republican party also shares the blame. I am ashamed of the way elected government officials have been trying to tell us who we can and cannot vote for. They want what they want, and they do not want us to have a choice in the selection of eligible candidates.
The news media should be ashamed of the way they have been reporting and misconstruing many events, which has actually encouraged violence. They are not supposed to be biased, but they are. They are supposed to report the news, not invent the news and smother us with their biases. It's time the news media started sticking to reporting what is really being said and done.
Regardless of which candidate you are voting for, you and I are supposed to have the right to be able to listen to the candidates and make our own decisions. Myself, I would like to see all the name calling and bashing being stopped. I would like to be able to listen to the different candidates' views on important issues.
On the other hand, there has been some chatter on different news programs or talk shows about Ms. Clinton's legal issues and whether or not she will be held responsible for any of the laws she has broken. These stories, of course, have been quickly shoved under a rug. WHY?
If any of the Republican candidates (or even Bernie Sanders) were facing these severe issues, they'd have been banned from running for office. Other good men, in other presidential races in the past, have been disqualified from running for office for much lesser offenses.
So let me ask, why does the government have such huge rights that they can pick and choose who they want in an office, and we don't really have a say in the matter. Supposedly, these people in office are elected by us, and are supposed to be seeing that our wants and needs are taken care of. That means backing us in our choices of candidates.
It's too bad we can't fire them (elected officials) all and start over. Supposedly we actually can do this, but I doubt if any of us would be allowed to follow through with this right. Little by little, we are being stripped of all our rights. I want our right to listen and choose for ourselves given back to us.
Sorry folks, but I just had to get all of this off my chest. I am totally disgusted with most of the news media and today's government. Some honesty and fairness would be oh so refreshing. I've been thinking for a long time that our voting system is useless. That our votes have no meaning and do not count. That government officials have already made their choices as to who and what we will have to abide by.
Yes, I still go to the polls and vote, but do you suppose any of my votes ever counted? The last two times I went to vote during presidential elections, I was flabbergasted and disgusted at a lot of what I saw happening and being allowed at the polls. This only reassured my thoughts on whether or not my vote was important enough for me to go to the polls and vote.
Yes, I will go again to the polls this year. I was taught that voting was a right and a privilege. It would be nice though to be able to think that my vote is needed.
Okay!! Nuff said!! For being so polite by letting me vent, I have a freebie for you. Later today, I'll be working on another one, hopefully for tomorrow's post. Today's QP is very "Springy" and happy.
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I also have a couple more photos of the hot air balloons that we saw in Florida. It was awesome to be able to sit on our porch and enjoy a cup of coffee while we watched these magnificent balloons go by in the sky overhead.
Today, I must call the fuel company to order a delivery for tomorrow. I also have to be on the alert for a package being delivered. Yesterday, I spoke with my SIL Eddie about doing some renovation work on our upstairs bathroom. So, some time soon he will be coming by to put in a new vanity and whatever else the room needs.
Maybe I'll have him do my bathroom floor too. I've had the new tiles for quite a while. It just hasn't been a priority. I also need to go to the bank this week. I'm thinking of changing an account to another bank. I'm not happy with the service at the current bank this account is at.
Maybe later I will put a few more rows on the Honeydew green afghan. It only needs about seven more rows to be finished. My hands have been giving me a bit of grief so I've not been rushing to finish this project.
Well that's about it for today. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.