My high maintenance husband is returning tomorrow; all the preparations are in place, we have what we used to call a child proof home. Actually, not a bad feeling and the perfect excuse for less concern for aesthetics for awhile. We're getting our lives back!!!
A few bits and pieces collected over the last few weeks:
Peter King, R NY, held some rather brief hearings that had been widely criticized in advance, but which were apparently no real or lasting problem, but all that publicity got me to thinking. Is it too late to have some hearings on the Hispanic illegal immigration issue? I'd certainly entertain any comments and try to research any question that might arise.
The Muslim worry for many people, and certainly understandably for those who lives have been touched by Muslim radicals or terrorists, seem to be focused on Sharia law and the shadow of home grown terrorists. There can be no doubt that light should be shone on the subject. Just sweeping anything as serious as that should not be swept under the rug to fester and grow.
The Hispanic problem is similar in many ways with the violence and way too many deaths but the American public has been frightened into being politically correct and so far there really hasn't been any true investigation. Homeland Security and particularly Janet Napolitano keep trying to soothe away by sheer words and brazenly made up statistics to make it into a non problem.
Neither of these issues should be ignored. In order to work to eradicate serious problems such as these we have to have open dialog and honest discussions. It's like taking a half dose of antibiotic and keep hoping the sickness will go away.
I have news for you, folks--not gonna happen. It will only get worse. It's time to drop an honesty chit in the ear of your Congressman or woman. Please?
Something else that has been bothering me. We get the monthly employment figures but we never get any breakdowns. If we can't get statistics as to age groups, types of jobs, private and public employment, gender distribution and the like, how can a truly effective plan for solving the problem ever be worked out in the critical areas? And if they already exist (I'm pretty sure they do) what makes them so secret? Some of the Progressives who think they are smarter than anyone else in the country might learn something. Common sense and logic belongs to all of us and all of us live life in a way that we can see what some who breathe only rarefied air don't think we have the ability to figure out. Put together pictures of types of jobs, careers, education levels and find out how to get them together. Outside the box, people!! Think!!
Time to storm the ramparts! And from the looks of comments and Letter to the editor around the country some of those ideas cannot be stopped. We really need to find our voices so that we know we are not standing alone. It's amazing how many folks there are who are on the same wave length.
If you think we should be getting spending concessions with every couple of months of ratcheting up the debt, start talking to your legislators. They like to get re-elected. Your voice will be heard.
Here we are in May--
Easter's Resurrection seemed long in coming this year, but finally--