There is a perk with my retirement watch--batteries are replaced at no cost. I was joking that they probably hadn't expected me to live this long and the woman agreed that it wasn't only watches, the government didn't expect us to live this long either. The conversation turned to politics and she said that it is really frustrating that the politicians won't listen to their constituents. I agreed, but she perked up when I reminded her that they will really be listening to us next November. Why am I telling you this? To demonstrate that ordinary people are just waiting for the opportunity to be heard. Don't think that they are just a part of a silent majority or minority. They care.
As far as the Navy Seals and their upcoming trials are concerned that is also a most frustrating situation. Frustrating for us to have to watch our servicemen be persecuted while terrorists are living what to them is the good life and getting the headlines and opportunities to expound on their belief systems at the expense of our tax base and our justice system.
And what is this crap about opening up Medicare to those age 55? Talk about making a bad situation worse! Taxes will have to go up for those workers paying into the system as well as retirees paying their premiums on all parts. Don't you wonder whether the CBO will score all the separate parts of this looking at the insolvency dates?
AND LAST: SEEMS TO ME THAT SOME LEGISLATOR OR GROUPS SHOULD BE WORKING ON AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION BEFORE WE HAVE TO TEAR UP ALL THE CROSSES AND STARS OF DAVID IN ALL CEMETERIES. WONDER WHAT THEY WILL DO WITH THOSE ON FOREIGN SOIL? THE UNIONS AND THE ACLU HAVE A LOT IN COMMON. PERHAPS THEY WERE BOTH NECESSARY IN THE BEGINNING, BUT THEY HAVE CERTAINLY ABUSED THEIR POWER AND NOW ARE THE WORST OF THE DISCRIMINATORY AGENTS IN THE COUNTRY.
Keep the faith-