Friday, October 17, 2014

Flying the Koop

Do you realize how the gridlock and complete disregard for the American people is affecting us?  More than laws not being passed.  More than not getting a new airplane for the Vice President, whose plane has been grounded with mechanical problems four times in recent memory and flown commercially.  More than bickering about raising the debt ceiling.  We have no Surgeon General.  Did you hear that?  Did you realize that?  We are flying solo with this Ebola outbreak without an official medical leader to guide the plane.  This outbreak can't fly on autopilot.  You can see that the CDC needs far more support.  I am not laying blame at the feet of the CDC.  I am laying blame at the feet of our elected officials.  All of it!  Their bought and paid for positions are now endangering the lives of Americans here in the USA.  Since Congress is obliged to do the bidding of those that got them elected, Congress couldn't possibly pass any Surgeon General candidate that President Obama might put forth.  Why, you may ask?  Well, besides the fact that our Senators and Congressmen have clearly not been able to agree on anything, the NRA will not support any candidate for Surgeon General that Obama nominates.  Why, you may ask again?  Any Surgeon General nominee that the Obama Administration would suggest would take dead aim at the gun crisis in this country.  Period.  End of story.  

So here we are at the mercy of our government to protect us.  What the government used to do, as easy as breathing in and out, was make decisions that would be best for the people of this country.  Now, not so much.  Again, this all goes back to the poisonous well.  If we got the money out of politics, this country would still have bumps, but run much smoother.  We would have a Surgeon General to help guide this health crisis or the next health crisis.  Funny how this huge hole has not been on the front pages or the top stories on the news.  Instead of the media scary everyone about Ebola, they should be shouting loudly about the lack of a health pilot.  Where is the outrage?  Where is the shock?  Why aren't people standing up and screaming, "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"

All I can do is rant.  I can try to get the word out.  I can try to get people to vote.  I can encourage people in the Voter ID States to help others to get to the polling stations or vote absentee ballot.  Each of us has to do our part.  I will be ranting a lot about voting on November 4, 2014.  I am feeling completely disheartened by the state of our government and country.  The only way up is through elections, peaceful demonstrations, and revolutions.  

I'd love to know how many of you didn't know that we lacked a Surgeon General.  Feel free to pass the word along.

Sidebars:  The Giants won the pennant in an incredible series and game. Wednesday night's walk off home run was the first since the great 1951 Bobby Thomson.  What a legacy!  If you've never heard that call in baseball, take the time to listen to this link:  It's what makes baseball so fantastic. We wait for Tuesday night for the World Series to begin in Kansas City.  Go GIANTS!!!!!  It's Friday, that means it's time for Shark Tank, the Amazing Race, and tons more football.  If you haven't started watching The Affair on Sunday Nights on Showtime, pick it up.  It could end up being the most talked about new series.  Hoping everyone has a wonderful weekend.  Fall has really arrived here in NYC.  Have your leaves started to change color yet?  

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