Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Senator Ted Cruz running for President

I don't know this man well but the little I do, scares me.  He believes in the Constitution of the United States and individual rights.  No no.  That is not what he stands for.  His ideas of individual freedoms are not the same as mine.  His are right.  Mine are wrong.  He doesn't believe in live and let live.  He doesn't believe in letting each of us, as long as we cause no harm to anyone else, be.  It's his way or the highway.  Gay couples, gay parents do me no harm.  Their love of each other and any children they may have, is a good thing.  I honestly don't know too many, but the  ones I do, seem extra special and nice, to me.  I can't say that about all the 'straight' people I know.  I see in this man narrow mindedness, inflexible thinking and absolutely no room for anything else.  He actually really does scare me.  He won't give freedoms, he'll be taking them away from each and every one of us.  If I do no harm to anyone else, then let me and others who think like, or not like I, be.  Don't put your rules on the rest of your fellow man.  Freedom is choice.  That's what our Constitution says.  So be it..................................marge

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Rage. An epidemic

Rage, from youngsters to seniors is rampant.  Uncontrolled temper tantrums are destroying not only the victims but the perpetrators.  An adult going to prison for sucker punching and killing a volunteer ref because he didn't like the call.  A teenager giving up all scholarships because he, in a split second, decided it was ok to body slam a high school security guard.  Now, a young college football player has been suspended from the sport for pointing a gun at a driver who honked at him for driving recklessly in traffic.  (This young man had a gun why?)  Parents, schools, anyone, why hasn't this critical problem been addressed or even seen coming?  Do we all just back away when we see anger?  I know I tend to.  Perhaps its time we stopped.  We don't know what to do with these individuals and so it seems, we just turn the other way.  Not our problem we tell ourselves.  But it is.  It's all our problem.  Turning away won't work.  Someone please, tell us what to do........................................marge

Monday, March 16, 2015

Legalizing recreational marijuana

A bill may be in the offering to legalize recreational marijuana by one of our Michigan state legislatures.  He says it will bring in big revenue.  What he neglects to say, is at how much cost?  Explain this 'big revenue' to all those who have had their cars totalled and loved one killed by drivers 'under the influence'.  Using marijuana will affect one's driving ability, as does alcohol.  Don't kid yourself.  I believe the 'cost' far outweighs any revenue.  We don't need to legalize another 'drug and drive'....................marge

Thursday, March 12, 2015

It was the worst of times, the best of times.

I had an 11:30 a.m. dentist appointment today.  That in itself sets me off for the previous 24 hours.  I don't sleep well the night before and I'm near a basket case if I have to go anywhere before at least noon.  Starting disaster part #1.  They called and changed my appt. to 10:15 a.m.  That almost pushed me over the edge but on my way there, my muffler fell down, disaster # 2.  I've had things 'fall down' on my car before and its no fun.  Huge rattling and scraping on the cement, well, you know.  I went into the  dentist's office where wonderful people are including John who's in charge of the creative tooth lab.  He took a coat hanger outside with him and laid on some cardboard.  He proceeded to tie the muffler up til I could get to a repair place.  I headed to 13 mile and Greenfield Rds. To Ernie's muffler shop after my dentist appt.  Those are also 'wonderful' people, from the desk ladies to the repairers.  My car was fixed in no time and cost $99!  So yes, I am surviving.  Who said this 'senior' s--t was easy?  Bull!  Then I remember.  Life could be so much worse. Be grateful..............................marge

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Victim's name not released.

Early in the story, the murder victim's name not released on Michigan's news airway.  Why oh why tell me, was it important and ok to mention the victim's color?  What possible bearing did that have on the story or anything?.....................................marge

Friday, March 6, 2015

Sick humor. Its not all that bad...

Those of us lucky enough to understand it, are ahead of the game.  While in a local store with one of my daughters, an out of state daughter called on her cell phone to this daughter next to me.  I of course yelled, "how's my favorite daughter?" to the out of state one.  The one next to me replied, "I told you mother, I'm just fine".  Then there's the T shirts I sent to them all at Christmas.  Each reading, 'Mom loves me best'!  so far I haven't seen a picture of any wearing said T shirt.  I'm SO disappointed..........................marge

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Innocence of Children

Many many years ago, My then four year old looked up at a lady and asked, "are you a big fat lady?"  Another once laid on the cement at Wrigley's grocery store with her thumb in her mouth, causing an elderly lady to look at me with a scowl and give a few clucks of the tongue.  The last one I remember was my not quite as young one doing a good deed.  She set fire to a nest of ants she found in the attic.  (I had run to the corner grocery to quickly pick up something).  BUT... she took the nest (in a shoebox) outside to burn it.  Ya just don't know.....................marge