Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Happy Hermit Day
First - something fun - some spooks from the haunted hayride - totally fun as always.
Now to regular stuff - Well - it is a day according to my web source! The internet allows anyone who truly wishes to live like a hermit to do so. Not my first choice, but hey - this is America, so if you want to - go ahead.
Speaking of America - yes, there is an election coming up (you would have to be a hermit with no internet access, tv or other media to not know this). I have some pretty strong opinions for McCain/Palin and will be voting their ticket. However, I also am publishing this here, on this seldom visited site as a kind of test. In our area, many Republican signs are destroyed on a routine basis. Why? We allow those not agreeing with us to put their signs up (though I think the maniquin representing the hanging of Sarah Palin is in extremely bad taste - wonder those same people would think if there was one of Barak Obama in the same manner?).
I don't like the thought of rebuilding this site, but figure I will if needed. Do I agree with McCain on everything - heck, no - (do I agree with dh on everything - heck no) but truthfully, the re-distribution of wealth scares me way more than McCain's policies. When did we stop being America? If anyone has read their history, they will know that this does not work. One of the best things about being an American is the right to try to succeed beyond our wildest dreams. We also have the right to fail. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are protected in our great Constitution, not guaranteed.
Who does the re-distribution hurt the most - the backbone of America - small businessmen and women. You know - those of us who still believe in the dream. We sink our blood, sweat, and tears into a new business - having several years of loosing money, now, as we turn the corner to become profitable, stable pillars in our communities, here comes a redistribution of wealth policy and all of our hard work will be destroyed by the government. The new policy - why work - let others do it for you? (note: latest I have heard/seen - looks like the redistribution/wealthy American level is decreasing - no longer 250K, now down to 150K. We all need to start seeing what is up - the economy is in tough shape and to put through all the new programs, the money will have to come from somewhere - even raising taxes on those "rich" - you know - the ones who worked hard for their funds - won't provide enough to cover proposed healthcare and education spending. The money will have to come from somewhere and it won't be from those who don't work for a living.)
I am just a regular mom out here - working hard with my husband to build a life for our family and maybe, just maybe, if we save and have a good year, we go out to dinner every so often and are able to take a nice vacation each year. These are some perks we enjoy by our labor. And our vacation (or camping trips) increase the bonds between family members, allow us to enjoy this great country, learn about different parts of the country and meet new people.
I will continue to enjoy this while I can (yes, I do know the economy is extremely tough right now, but the reasons all started before George Bush took over the White House and by the way - rather than rebates, gas prices dropping back down to around $2/gallon has helped our family budget more than anything else - hmm - which party is in the White House?), execute my voting rights, and continue to pray for our nation and its leaders.