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Is hope lost?


Is hope lost? I don’t know. Sometimes I think it is. I see our modern world collapsing, yet I wonder if it is always that way; as you get older, yearning for the past. I don’t yearn for the past per-se, but I just look at it and think it was easier 15, even 10 years ago, with more hope (and even a confidence) that things were going to get better.

Today, I, like most Americans, feel our government has, well if not betrayed us, then failed to do their job, and through their failure (and perhaps a bit of criminal incompetence thrown in there), dug us into a hole of poverty and a decreasing standard of living that I see no relief from.

What can WE as a nation do? I don’t know. I don’t think the left “gets it” yet. Hey, you on the left, it ain’t a blank check in an unlimited account… Somehow we gotta pay for your grand ideas. Now, don’t get me labeled, as I think the Republicans are being just as stupid in their race to slash the budget. Sorry guys, but some social programs NEED to be there. And what happens to people when the unemployment runs out?? It’s all well and good to tell people to “go work at McDonald’s!” (my brother is famous at this) but hey, even McDonald’s isn’t hiring everyone, even WalMart isn’t and… Wally World is now trying to screw all their workers by MAKING most of them go part-time… Nice huh?! Now, why aren’t they cutting their management, of which I am told, they have an abundance.

Anyway, we need jobs here, not in China. Maybe more tariffs ARE the answer. Maybe a REALLY large tax on those companies that “outsource” jobs overseas–make it UNprofitable to do that kind of ignorant shit. WHY wouldn’t people support that? Well, they want cheap stuff of course. You can’t have your cake and eat it too.

So, for right now, I’m gonna have to say hope is lost. The dream is dead. :’-0 Hey, why not comment on me blog and tell me WHY I am wrong and WHY I suck… :-Þ

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Marriage Musings

(Some of this (the marriage part anyway) was typed out on my cell phone whilst sitting in Pizza Hut tonight during an argument with my wife):

Why is marriage so painful? I think part of it is the needs of the "me" being subordinated to the "we" and the "me" getting shortchanged by the other "me." Each "me" needs things which are NOT important to the other "me."

Not Nearly So Profound
Of course, the above, when re-read out of the moment is not nearly so profound... As usual, money issues rear their ugly head :-( Tomorrow is our 10th Anniversary... doesn't seem that long most of the time, but then if you think on it, why it WAS that long :-0 I remember Tim Fensch telling me that about the 7th year you'd hate each other and you just had to grit your teeth and tough through it. When, pray tell, does this part end? I am tired of gritting my teeth... At least if I weren't a driver, I could smoke some weed :-) Oh well.

Northern Virginia
So, in the morning, we are driving down to Annandale to the park where we got married... haven't been there since 1999 when we moved away. :-0 I liked Annandale, but now it's kind of like Korea-town and has a lot of gangs and crap :-( That blows. When I moved to Annandale, it was a nice place... Hell, Thurgood Marshall, the Supreme Court justice lived there. Now, the "progress" of Northern Virginia's "boom" has kind of messed up the feel of the area.

Well, it's called that, but I don't think so. Progress means going forward and things getting better, not worse. Watch out "world leaders" remember the Czar.

Food Riots and Upheaval
Have you noticed the large amount of food riots going on all over the world in the past few months -- this could get really interesting. I was noticing it in the paper the other day and thinking about it. There will reach a point where things will break down. I wonder if our idiot leader (who I voted for btw), will break with his oil cronies and finally come to the realization that the country is in deep shite! We need his leadership, not the Bush/Clinton way of "looking out for your buddies." Every day, the gas prices are climbing higher and I read in the papers how the oil companies are making record profits and they JUSTIFY it as okay?! What crap!! I sure hope another collapse of the oil industry happens like in the '80s; them Bastards!!

It seems we're in for an interesting ride this summer... wonder when the mass demonstrations will happen in DC? Think "W" will hang in there or bug out of town... You KNOW most of the idiots in congress will bug out. Parasitical scum!