Friday, June 19, 2009

2 weeks in a row

Thanks for putting up with my ranting last week. I was just so frustrated with ignorant people, who have no opinions of their own, parroting the party line. I'll let it go. For now.

This week's news: My brother plans to propose to his girlfriend this weekend! I'm very happy for him. But of course the "oh woe is me, I'm doomed to be a spinster" mentality will probably creep in soon, especially since he is younger than me. Whatever. I'm good at being a spinster, and anyway, all the decent men are gay! So, I'll remain happy that at least one of us will be married. And, the wedding will be held in Jackson, so I get to go back to paradise for the festivities. (Yes, Jackson, WY is my idea of paradise. I prefer the mountains to the beach.)

I wrote this last Friday, but wanted to wait until the families were informed before I posted anything. Since then my brother has proposed and is now engaged. The wedding should be sometime next summer. Congrats baby brother!

Friday, June 12, 2009

pundit for a day

I'm getting very tired of the Obama bashing! Especially when it's coming from former Obama supporters! The man told us during his entire campaign that he was a different kind of politician. That's why we voted for him. We were all screaming for change, but we know how well some people handle change. I'm not surprised the right is acting the way it is, although the outcry is far more violent than I expected. I'd like to use this post to address some of the attacks launched at President Obama in the past weeks. I don't normally talk politics, mostly because I don't know what I'm talking about, but since people far more ignorant than me are out their spreading their idiocy, I thought I'd chime in with my 2 cents.

1. If affordable health care coverage for all Americans means socialism, then call me a socialist! We are one of the most advanced countries in the world, if no longer one of the richest. Why do we feel we don't need to take care of each other. I hate to point this out, but we can't all have great jobs with great benefits. We live in a consumer society, so we need people to work in the customer service industry. An industry that can't, or won't, pay it's employees a livable wage and does not offer health benefits. I'm sorry, but if you want to keep eating at your fancy restaurants, then let the servers and the cooks have decent health care so you don't get sick from the food they are serving you! For a supposedly "Christian" nation, we are populated with some of the most self-absorbed people on the planet!

2. Somehow, Obama's presidency has turned into a Jewish problem. The nutjob white supremacists who cheered for von Brunn claim that Obama is just a puppet for the Jews. This is amusing if you heard the Jewish outcry over Obama's speech in Cairo. I don't know or understand how we Jews became an issue, but I have to admit it scares me more than just a little bit.

3. Israel/Palestine Obama's speech in Cairo raised hackles in the Jewish community. I don't disagree with much the President said, but I do take issue that Israel and the Palestinians are the only parties at play in this problem. I think the other countries in the Middle East need to step in and take some responsibility. You know, all those countries who refused to take in the Palestinians when the UN made Israel a Jewish state.

This is just a start. However, my break is over and I need to get back to work. Feel free to discuss, debate and disagree with me. Until next time...