Hang on with your Fingernails – the Election will Soon be Over!

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I’ve always considered myself an optimist. But lately I’m leaning toward pessimism. Is it because there is less future ahead of me than past? Is the political climate getting me down? Are the newspapers really more biased today than in the past? Are my opportunities more limited and my energy not what it once was? Has “my dancing heart” stopped dancing?

I know I’m changing when those close to me accuse me of negativity. I reply that I’m being realistic. Today I trust people less and doubt the truth of what I read and hear. When I see people with power and money get off scot-free for offenses that you and I would be jailed for, then yes, I’ve become a pessimist.

I once believed in this country and its laws. I thought that because of the Constitution the most “perfect Union” in the world had been formed. Now I see our laws blatantly disregarded and ignored by those in authority. Men and women of integrity are becoming harder to find let alone to serve. Everywhere you turn there are scandals revealing the dishonesty and corruption in government, sports, and local politics.j0315822

Every day our work and our play is interrupted by telephone scammers telling us we have won a cruise or that they wish to help us fix our computer. The whole purpose for most of these propositions is to gain access to our PC, our bank account or credit card numbers.  Under the guise of our medical provider, some even inquire about our health and brazenly asking us to confirm our social security numbers.

Two years ago, my husband fell for a caller supposedly representing Microsoft. They asked if he had any problems with his PC, which he did. They were all too happy to help him.  When they were done, his computer went black and was never seen or heard from again.

My question to my husband was this: “Why out of millions of users would Microsoft select you?  When you really needed help, they never called or answered your emails. Why you? Why now?”

It took him weeks before he’d admit that yes, he was duped. Whatever they did once they gained access to his PC we’ll never know. Even his backup discs refused to work. The drive remained silent, the screen black.
untitledWe’re still getting those kinds of calls, but they’re now aimed at me. Yes, I’ve become cynical. We’re inundated by people out to get other people’s time and money.

What did those Microsoft Techies accomplish? Not a thing but the evil satisfaction of taking down another American’s device. They didn’t ask for a credit card or personal information. They just wanted to screw us up.

 

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Career politicians are scammers. They lie constantly; and even though their Pinocchio’s are found out, they continue to repeat the same made-up facts defying someone to prove them wrong. Unfortunately, their supporters and the masses don’t care as long as their party wins.

Yes, I’ve had it! I’ll be glad when this election is over. Politicians don’t really care about you and me. They just want the power. They make promises we know they can’t keep or won’t deliver. Will 2017 be any better than the last eight years? Will the quagmire in the Middle East be fixed or made worse?  Will income and wages remain stagnant? Will the cost of living continue to go up while the Feds continue to deny there is any inflation?

The only thing that keeps me going is knowing that God is in control. He hears and answers prayers. He doesn’t promise what he can’t deliver. He is omnipotent. He wraps me in peace while the world is raging. He alone I trust and when I do, I have hope and optimism in the future.

Ironies that Fool, Deceive, and Humor

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Ironies that Fool, Deceive, and Humor:

  • People who constantly remind others of their honesty usually aren’t!

Case in point: I had a Real Estate Agent who had the habit of repeating the end of each sentence. She wanted me to trust her advice and opinion and told me how thorough and wonderful she was. She concluded by saying “I’m so honest, I stink, I stink, I stink.” Hey, I believed her! I found a new Realtor.

  • Those who use high-sounding rhetoric to make promises they cannot keep are usually full of baloney!

Take the current winner of 10 Pinocchio’s according to the Washington Post: our current President Obama. He has promised what he has not delivered, and continues to use the same rhetoric to declare his promises were true. Results matter! Words cannot distort the facts! Trust must be earned not given.

  • Most Hollywood elites want gun control yet they are the first to promote gun violence in theater.

Money at the box office and in their pockets seems to make up for the lack of integrity and Constitutional smarts these buffoons display.

  • The very people who espouse a one-size-fits-all doctrine for others are the same ones who tailor their own wants and needs in specifics.

Our legislators, our government has one set of policies and rules for us and another for themselves. They have their own tailor-made health care plan, refusing to sign up for Obama Care.

When they retire from governing, most have accrued sizable bank accounts and a guaranteed retirement income equal to or better than their current salaries courtesy of the American tax payer.

  • A code of ethics works only when people are honest. The dishonest will always find a way or ways to bypass, ignore, or corrupt the system.

  • People spend exorbitant amounts of money on their pets and rescue animals, yet they cannot find room in their hearts for one more baby.

Human infants are at risk. They are currently an “endangered species.” We are fast failing to replace ourselves in numbers. Who will take care of the next generation’s aging population?

And that’s my two cents! What’s yours?