Monday, April 20, 2015

Ms Cranky Is Ranting Again

April 20, 2015

Good morning.  It's cloudy and damp this morning, and we're expecting rain on and off today.  Oh well, This will make our gardens happy.  And guess what?  All our snow has finally gone!!   Oops, sorry.  I take that back.  All our snow is finally ALMOST gone.  We still have one last strip of snow left.  I should think that another day or two should finish it off.  (I hope)

Oh joy, oh joy.  I looked out the kitchen window yesterday to see yellow and white blossoms peeking up at me.  You know I had to take my phone and go outside to get a few photos.   It looks like Spring has finally sprung around here!

I've been watching the news on the Weather Channel, and one of the stories really irked me a bit.  A female veteran (Michelle Manhart) was being arrested for trying to save our American Flag that protestors on a college campus were stomping on.   The news anchor was asking questions and wanting viewer responses about this situation.

First, I think it should be against the law to stomp on, burn or otherwise try to destroy our flag.  Constitutional rights should not even be a consideration here.  This is our flag.  If you cannot show it respect, then move on.  There are plenty of countries that might like to have you there stomping on their flag.   (Gosh, can't find any?  Gee whiz, I wonder why!!!)

I think that the protestors should have been the ones arrested for attempting to destroy our flag, and not the veteran who was trying to save the flag.   Folks, it is one thing to have the right to voice your opinion, but it is clearly another thing when you start to infringe on another person's rights or disrespect our country. 

As for the arrests and on-going trials for acts of treason or national security, I don't think these should be handled in our regular courts.  I believe that these types of crimes should be handled by military courts without all the media and TV fanfare that they seem to garner. 

Last evening, I got all comfy and settled in to watch the Country Music Awards show on TV.  It started off with a song being sung by Garth Brooks.  I tried my darndest to figure out what the words were that he was singing.  It was frustrating to watch his mouth moving, and not be able to understand one word that came out of it.  So, I shut the program off and watched re-runs of Family Feud instead.

My mother used to call this "cutting off my nose to spite my face."   Maybe she was right, but I find no enjoyment in watching someone sing when I can't figure out what they are saying.   I had no problem understanding the words on Family Feud.  (see how cranky I am?)

On a cheerier note, I was watching one of the shopping channels a few nights ago, as they were presenting a new product - an EV Rider Folding Mobility Scooter.  This really caught all of my attention because something like this would mean that I could take my time shopping, and I could thoroughly enjoy wandering around a flea market. 

My only problem would be in lifting it in and out of the trunk of my car.  It weighs 50-55 pounds.  If I could figure out how to get it in and out of the car trunk, I would seriously consider buying this.

Well I think it's time to take another dose of cough medicine.  Soon I'll have to call the doctor's office to see if he can prescribe something to knock this bug out of me.   Maybe once I'm feeling better, I won't be so crabby.  haha

That's all the news for this morning.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.


Unknown said...

What a sad story regarding the destruction of our flag and your right. If they arrested the veteran for trying to protect the flag then they should have arrested the protesters as well. I mean if a party had to be arrested then all parties should have been arrested. But personally I don't think that the Veteran should have been arrested at all. In my opinion isn't that destruction of property? It has gotten to the point that "Trying to do the right thing" is against the law.

On the bright side of things... Oh wow... those daffodils are just soooo pretty!! Odd that I have not seen any this year around here.

I had a really nice surprise yesterday. My son in law came over and brought me a bunch of beautiful wild flowers that he picked for me. I am going over to post on my blog and I am going to post my pictures of them. I felt my heart melt at the kind gesture of wild flowers!! Of all the beautiful bouquets in the world, my favorite will always be the wildflowers picked by someone who thought of me! No money involved, just the gift of time to pick them!

Going to go and post my blog, talk to you soon. Hugs, Beth

smiekeltje said...

Strange that the veteran was arrested and not the ones who were violating the flag.
It's getting weirder and weirder in the world.
Glad you finally can see some spring in your garden.
That "scooter"looks a wonderful thing. Might be a great thing for you, being able to go out longer when not having to walk all the time. On the other hand the walking is also good for you. So you would have to find a balance to do both.
How is Pogo doing? Is he finally eating again something?
Hope he does.
Well, have a go with the doctor, you sould get rid of whatever is making you feel poor and miserable.
Some rain is good for the garden, you will see lots of green life popping up in a speed.
Haved a wonderful day.