Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Painful gifts

Charity.  Receiving can be painful, even when not intended by the giver.  Winning on a lottery ticket is one thing, no guilt attached, getting something free by well intention-ed givers is quite another.  The giver by no means intends to hurt, that is not their intent, but to the receiver, it can and does.   The receivers are grateful but with feelings of guilt and unwarranted shame.   That self esteem and personal pride keep kicking in.  Human nature I guess. We're stuck with it and rightly so.  I don't have the answer.  Just food for thought.........................marge

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Prejudices

I believe I have many prejudices.  Some acceptable, most not.  As a child, I was threatened with having to eat asparagus by several mean relatives.  To them, a big family joke.  To me, not funny, just plan cruel.  Hence, I pretty much hate asparagus.  Are there certain people or groups I don't particularly like?  Yes.  Are my dislikes reasonable?  A weak, really weak perhaps to some extremely small degree but probably not.  I therefore, attempt to keep them to myself.  I've learned that even passing my 'prejudices' along in 'joke', or any form, is wrong.  This only serves to perpetuate 'hate' and accomplishes absolutely no good.  I've decided to think not twice, but three times before forwarding 'humor'.  (Alright, I weaken when it comes to 'blonde' jokes').  I once wore a blonde wig and loved the personality change.  It may have a been a bit much to handle though.  Back then to brunette and finally gray.  Now, its time to not only stop being part of not so harmless 'joking' and that is important, but to speak out against it.  That is equally, or even more important................................marge

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

My new job THE TIME WASTER LTD

I've spent most of the day wasting time.  I do that a lot.  I did however, buy my grandson an 'only child' card.  Is he? No, but his big sister did run off to her first year at college leaving him 'alone'.  Getting back to my new job, or career as I prefer to think of it.  I've decided to 'waste time' and get paid to do so.  I won't charge much so more 'time wasters' can afford to use my service.  It will be simple.  Just forward a list to me  of things you didn't get done.  Can it be much simpler than that?  I don't think so.  That's all you have to do.  I will take care of the rest.  Now and this is an important now, don't misunderstand.  I'm not going to do anything of the things you put off doing, that's not what you're paying me for.  I'll explain.  Once you've assigned your 'wasted time' to me, its all on my shoulders.  You will have no more worries.  Now, if anyone asks you what you did today, you may reply with a clear conscience, "Everything I set out to accomplish, I did".  And that's the truth.  Any unaccomplishments are on my shoulders.  Rest easy.  You're home free and with a clear conscience..............marge

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Open Carry arms, small 'manhood'

I finally figured it out.  Men who need to open carry sidearms, rifles and semi automatic weapons around in public are feeling terribly inadequate.  Its that simple.  What they don't have inside their pants, they'll make do with visible weapons outside.  No more need be said.  That's it folks!.......................marge

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Michigan Sex Offender Registry

On 2-14-10 I wrote a long article about Michigan's Sex Offender Registry and how bad it is.  I had hopes that our Legislators (A nice word for politicians) would do something about that law to improve it and put some fairness into it.  Hope didn't do it.  I haven't heard of one legislator who has made any attempt to make any corrections.  The 'Why not' is easy to figure out.  Not only are they afraid of not keeping their constituents but of not gaining any new ones.  Forget about righting any wrongs, that's apparently the last thought on their minds.  It all about staying in their elected offices.  Fighting for a minority is precluded by that.  Too bad some of them can't step up and be counted.  Let's not hold our breaths......................marge

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

inexcusable death

An innocent child was handed a UZI, just to play with, for the fun of it.  She was just average size and surrounded by adults, adults who after years of growing up, didn't.  Because of their ignorance, she now carries a label of 'killer'.  On purpose?  Of course not.  This tragedy is beyond comprehension.  Had the instructor not worked with children?  So it would appear.  He knew the capability of the weapon, but not the incapability of the child.  And the parents?  What was their motive?  A bunch of silly pictures to take home from their vacation showing off what, a little girl with an over sized rapid firing gun?  Isn't that something about which to brag.  Those, hopefully, never taken pictures, may not be on film, but they'll be in their minds til the day they die..........................marge

Beware!

Yesterday I got a call  "Your grandson has been in an accident and we need $2000 to keep him out of jail".  They talk fast and descriptively.  Your mind is spinning, upon which they count.  Have your cell phone handy!  Make a quick call to the grandson!  Mine was sleeping.  He was fine.  Phew!  We Seniors may not be the sharpest tack in the box (sorry) but we haven't totally lost it!.................marge