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? 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.
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. 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.
Have a great week and safe travels!
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