Good morning folks. I am going to share something with you here if you’ll indulge me for a few minutes. Last week I went on a bit of a rant about YouTube comments and the like and the people who make them. Essentially saying that the people who make these comments are nutless wonders who would never have the guts to say what they do, face to face.
I ran across a video today that to me, embodies the mentality of many of the voters in this country. I know my area (near Detroit) is filled with these people. Before anyone gets their panties in a bunch, I’m not talking about race or anything like that, it’s the mentality that the government owes anybody anything. The cradle to grave mentality that keeps people on the government system and they’ll, seemingly, happily stay there. Please burn the 45 seconds it takes to view the video.
My view of this video and the person in the video is this. If she can turn off her soap operas for the length of time it takes for her to go to this ‘protest’ she can get off her lazy ass and get a job and pay for her own damn phone. Truth is, and I’ve seen many like her, she doesn’t want a job. Free goes a long way with these people, or the perception of free, right into the voting booth. That perception is, let someone else pay for it. That someone else is you and me, my friends. Free goes a long way and these people vote. I’m still waiting for someone to tell me why it takes a 1000+ page document that no one understands and most who voted for it, likely never bothered to read, to outline free healthcare. If I want to know why things are happening, I always say follow the money. Who stands to gain the most? It damn sure isn’t the citizens of these United States. Give her the free phone and that will shut her up for the next 4 years until the next face is up for election.
Nothing is Free. Not even us. My mother told me when I was 5 or 6, that even Santa Claus wasn’t Free. She said they had to Pay for the gifts left under the tree at Christmas. Yeah, mom never let us believe we could get something for nothing. That no one had to pay for it, somewhere in the chain.
I made my decision over 4 years ago who I would be voting against in this 2012 election cycle. I knew McCain wouldn’t win then and like the many in the country invested in a titanium plate to cover my rear for attempted reaming I saw coming for the next 4 years with who I knew then, would be the occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, DC. The man wasn’t qualified then, he isn’t qualified now. Please spare me the argument that somehow he is or was. He was elected for 2 reasons. His complexion and the previous 8 years. They could have run a trained donkey against McCain-Palin and he would have won. He has done nothing but campaign since he took office. Sadly, in this state, I already know my vote won’t count. In fact the only reason I’ll go to the polls at all is to vote against whatever new or renewed local taxes they want to shove down my throat.
I don’t really know if they ever were but elections are not about who is qualified for the job. It is about the ones who spend the most money, and promise the most free stuff. They might as well hand the free stuff out 50 feet from the polling place because, it’s the payoff, bought and paid for by the tax payers, and they vote.