Thursday, September 8, 2011


So it is Day 3 on this venture that I am doing.  The terror has started to set in again. What do I have to say? So much and yet, nothing. I switched in and out of the Republican debate last night. Can I judge if I didn't watch it from beginning to end?  Yes, but do I want to go down the political path so soon?  Many people that know me label me a liberal or Democrat.  In honesty, I am a registered Democrat. I would become an independent, but I want to vote in the primary elections.  Independents don't get to vote for some reason that makes no clear sense to me.  I think that I am the party of common sense. If it makes sense, I'm in, if not....

I don't understand how science, that is fact and evidence based, is now based on beliefs.  What is that about? A year ago I gave up watching The View cold turkey because I just couldn't bear hearing Sherri Shepherd talk about creationism versus evolution. One is fact; one is religious belief. That Barbara Walters, a respected journalist for 50 years, could sit there and accept it, pushed me right over the edge. I have better things to do with my time and brain cells. 

I don't understand how global climate change is a question anymore. Look at the glaciers melting, the earthquakes, floods, fires, blizzards, hurricanes, tornadoes. And if there is doubt in some people's mind, why not err on the side of caution. Yes,  throughout the milleniums, there have been different catastrophic changes that changed the earth or was it evolution? If "man" is destroying the earth, that's not evolution. That's just stupid.  I don't get the argument.

Guns.  Another tragic shooting in an IHOP in Carson City, Nevada. I don't understand the NRA at all. I do understand the 2nd Amendment. I don't understand why it is all guns or no guns? I understand wanting a gun to protect your home. I understand a rifle for hunting. I am not interested in either of those things, but I get it. I do not understand the NRA fighting for automatic weapons. I don't get it. Automatic weapons are for one thing and one thing only. Killing. I don't get it.

These are just a few conversations that don't add up for me. These will be repeated themes because they really bug me. It all seems so simple to me and yet, it is not.  

1 comment:

  1. love your musings! and you didn't even talk about how Dick Cheney scarily and actually said something that we agree with. omg. what is the world coming to???