Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Blogging is Therapy?

Yes, that's what I'm saying. Sometimes when I have a full calendar it's tough to sleep through the night without waking and having to write something down or it's impossible to doze off again. It would be a whole lot worse if it weren't for the blog. It really is good therapy. I can share with at least a few of you who are interested in common topics and know that we're not alone.

Like today.....

I am just incensed about that voucher system in DC and their lousy school system and having a Congress and President who just don't seem to care. As long as their kids are OK, they're OK. Are their consciences clear because now they are sending billions and billions of dollars throughout the country to "improve the schools?"

Just like they always do--throw money at a problem hoping it will work and trusting the MEA and AFT to work for the kids rather than themselves and the teachers. Guess what? It ain't gonna happen! I hope someone is keeping track of the standings of the school systems who are recipients of the money and in a 4-5 year time span they will do some more testing or however they come up with comparative values for schools and let us see what was actually accomplished, or not.

And what the heck does "saved or created" mean? Rec'd an email from my Congressman of 63 days boasting of the thousands of jobs already saved or created by him when our newspaper had the story of 206 to be laid off when a local plant closes. How do they draw the line between the stimulus dollars to identify the specific job which was saved or created? That is absolutely the worst kind of parsing of words and false premises ever.

And how is it that even though Obama won the election with 53% of the vote nearly 70%of the people believe he is doing a good job? Reminds me of fuzzy math. Who asked the question, when was it asked and what was the question?

And when the leader of the abortion movement opines that it's OK to spend more on embryonic stem cell research because "scientists say" it's a good idea I can't help wondering how many scientists. A few? Many? Some? A vast majority? Most? All of them? Can we have a percentage? Nooo-o-o-o it's just "scientists."

He must have skipped school the day we were warned about generalizations. Or did his teleprompter get stuck......

You don't suppose we can use having to watch the Secretary of the Treasury make one of his first priorities being "sure that tax avoidance is lessened both here and abroad" as a Lenten exercise in restraint? Wouldn't you like to just kick something?

Take it easy and sleep well.

God bless.....

1 comment:

RightMichigan.com said...

I'd buy blogging as therapy. One of the reasons I started RightMichigan... needed an OUTLET. Don't know what I'd do if I couldn't talk about these things.