Monday, April 16, 2012

You’re Too Political

I received several email’s from a few people about my Towns Destroyed Don’t Qualify For Help From FEMA – Government RANT”.  None of them were positive and the general consensus was I am being too political on my “RV” blog. I don’t know why they couldn’t just comment? Confused smile A few of them were from the same person, little tip, emails have headers and tell me where the emails originated from so just send one, I’ll get the point. Thumbs up


I spent probably way too much time thinking about it and decided my response is sorry, I’m not here to make people happy, we don’t have to agree. I’m not here to say what people want to hear. I’m here to post my opinion about our RV or whatever comes to my ADD OCD riddled mind. While the blog is about our journey with the RV I won’t always discuss RV’s. As most of you have figured out, I am not an Obama fan, this doesn’t make me a shill for the Republican party or Fox News or anybody else. It’s my opinion(s) and that’s it, I don’t regurgitate talking points and I don’t parrot what others say and I’ll be damned if I can be threatened into changing my ways. Again, tip, emails sent to people have enough information to tell me and the authorities where the email originates from so please keep that in mind. I know 99.9% of the people who frequent this blog, or at least used to until now aren’t the ones who emailed me so this is just for the ones who did.

I’m from the Chicago area and I have what I believe are damn good reasons to not be an Obama fan since he represented Illinois. I don’t like his ties with Bill Ayres or Reverend Wright and I don’t like that he believes we can’t make it without him (his words, not mine), I don’t like that he said the free market has failed. I don’t like that he said under his administration energy prices would sky rocket and that he would tax Coal companies into oblivion, again, his words. I don’t like that his energy secretary wants parity with European gas prices and I feel it is this administrations policy to force their supposedly “green” policy down our throats even though most of the companies his administration is investing in have failed or are going to fail. I don’t like that in 2008 I could fill my tank for $1.83 and in 2012 I paid as much as $4.75, this isn’t Europe, heck we have states bigger than many countries! Plus, there are no reasons for us to be this dependent on the UAE, there just aren’t, so why are we??

No, not all of this is under his control, I know this but I’m using his yard stick that he used 5 years ago when he blamed Bush when gas prices went up, yet nothing is his fault. He in every single speech has blamed others for failures, it would be nice if he used the same yard stick for himself that he has so regularly used for the “previous administration”. If I blamed people for my failings at work like this President does, I wouldn’t have a job.

I never, ever will ask anybody to agree with me, in fact we learn from each other when we don’t agree but it requires both sides of the conversation to have an open mind. As much as I dislike Obama as a President I respect the office and I don’t hate him as a man. I believe in “his” mind he is doing what he thinks is right. I believe he is seriously mistaken, socialism is not the answer, but again, that’s me, believe what you will and if you feel because of my beliefs we can’t be friends, ok.

I will try to keep the “rants” a little shorter but as long as I feel something needs to be vented I’m going to do it, why should Ronda be stuck when I have an outlet? This blog was around when Bush was in office, if you saw my posts back then you’d know I rant about both sides. Winking smile I ranted about Republicans calling Social Security an entitlement, I think they’re smoking bad ganja and are clueless so maybe my next political rant will be about them. How is something I started funding when I was 15 to be used for my retirement an entitlement? I have read some opinions on it and disagree, as long as I am required to pay into Social Security it’s not an entitlement and I expect what I am due when I put in for it. If the meatheads running the show would stop robbing the fund and not repaying it we would all be better off. Food stamps, that’s an entitlement program, Social Security, no, so they should stop threatening it.

Anyway, I’ll try to keep these political rants to a minimum (I know, too late!) and try to post more about our RV but when you need to vent, sometimes you just gotta let loose. If you feel you must write me an email blasting me for having an opinion different than yours, try to remember this is my blog, not yours, we don’t have to agree and not a single solitary soul is forcing you to read any of this.

Post a comment, try to use a name, any name is fine so it will post for everybody to see and be civil and so will I. Winking smile

Have a great week and safe travels!

Loki says hi! She couldn't care less who is President! Smile with tongue out Trust me I asked her!



Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

It's your blog -- you should have the to write whatever you want. You are entitled to your opinion! Last time I noticed -- at least for now -- we still live America, Land of the Free, Home of the Brave!

Erik's RV Blog said...

Alan and Marilyn - Thank you both for your service! :)

Merikay said...

I don't agree with all of your views, but you are free to post them anywhere, any time.

I'm not so brave. I have many views that I feel best to keep to myself, both in my posts and in my comments.

We have a two party system. No one person or president really controls everything. At least thats what our "checks and balance system" is designed to do.

I'm not looking forward to the next four years, but hopefully we will see so much deadlock that nothing will be done to or for us.

OOPS! That was almost an opinion. :)

Erik's RV Blog said...

Merikay - I know we probably don't see eye to eye politically but I do believe if we sat down you would listen to my views as I would listen to yours.

Yeah, deadlock would probably be best considering 'eh?

Opine away my dear! :)~

ows said...

you have to realize you republican asshole that obama is the answer! his green plan for windo solar and fungus will save us and you rich peple that can aford gas dont care about gas price but we do! obama is making it so gas is cheap in 2 years! u will see!

Erik's RV Blog said...

OWS - No single person is the answer to anything. I know Obama believes he is the answer and it's kind of scary you believe everything the man says but hey, that’s your choice.

I don't see how wind, solar or algae (fungus for you?) can lower gas prices? Algae is not a viable replacement for gas, not now and not 10 years from now.

As for me being rich, you keep saying that. If I were rich I wouldn't have bought an 11 year old RV and trust me, gas prices worry me, although if you read what I post you would know this already so try reading what people say before opening mouth and inserting foot.

Diana said...

Oh Erik just say what you like, it is your blog!! Quite frankly I don't care for Obama or any other candidates. Truthfully I don't believe that we will ever have a "GOOD" president again.
Which is pretty much me saying I give up. I just pray a lot now.
Love Di ♥

Sue and Doug said...

say what you want is your blog afterall!..Loki has the right idea!!

Jeff H. said...

You mean Loki COULD'NT care less. :-)

Mike and Sandy said...

The dems have done a good job of brainwashing our young and getting the indolent hooked on the government dole. Now, there are more takers than makers, and guess how they vote? God help us. Your blog? Let 'er rip...tell the professionally offended to kiss your grits.

Erik's RV Blog said...

Diana - Agreed, I'm not a ROmney fan either.

Sue and Doug - Loki is such a schmart doggy. :)

Jeff H. - Really, the grammar police is out in force 'eh. I need to really really read my post before submitting it.

Mike and Sandy - I need to remember that, "professionally offended". That is a good one! Well said.

ows said...

u have rv means u rich. doesnt take a rocet sientist to figure that out. when u were a kid thins where easier. much harder today n u no it so pay up so we can have thins to!

Ronda said...

Ok...I've kept silent long enough. I am Erik's wife. To the ows person. Just wow! For you to comment on something you know absolutely nothing about just shows how ignorant you are. First off, please go to school and learn how to spell. Second, Erik had far from an easy life. He basically crawled up from the gutter to get where he is now. He actually WORKED his way up. The one and only reason he has an RV is because he works so many hours that the only way we could get out of the house and go somewhere was to get an RV so he could work out of it and not be cooped up in the basement all day and night. (Just an FYI..not that it's any of your business, we were able to get an RV because his mom died and left him a little money that he put down on the RV). Maybe you think that I was handed everything on a silver platter also? Once again, you would be wrong. My dad worked three jobs and my mom worked full time. I went straight out of high school into the Army and when I got out, I waitressed until I found another job. I worked my way up slowly. It took me 30 years to finally get a job that I love. We are so far from rich it's not even funny. But I'll be damned if we will expect anyone to hand us anything. What we do have, we worked for. Whatever we get in the future, it will be because we worked for it. The ows might have started out with the right intentions, but they have gotten so jumbled in their thinking I don't think they really understand what it is they are fighting for anymore. They have come across as spoiled little brats that feel they are entitled to the same life that 'we the people' have worked so hard to attain, but they want it for free. Makes me sick! The morals and ethics of these ows people seems to be non-existent. I know jobs are scarce...but they are out there. The problem is, that the ows people want to start at the top instead of working their way up, as it SHOULD be. Seriously, who the hell do you think you are that you feel you have the right to have everything handed to you without working for it? You need to get a life and stop depending on us to help you because that's exactly who it is that takes the brunt of you worthless the taxpayers.

Erik's RV Blog said...

Ronda - The OWS protestors, if this is indeed one of them, have lessons to learn and a lot of growing up to do. ;)

Erik's RV Blog said...

OWS - When I was a kid things were much easier? You have no clue, seriously, none at all.

The Good Luck Duck said...

You've hit the big time - you have a troll.

For me, staying away from political discussions, even though I have strong opinions, enhances my happiness and doesn't cost the world a thing. Even though anger and fear feed themselves, they're still costly animals to maintain.

The Good Luck Duck