As I See It.  

SilkenKiera 39F   
393 posts
3/28/2006 2:46 pm

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As I See It.

Looking back over my crazy post, Diary of a Mad Women, I can't help but notice how violently my mood swings from day to day. Today I'm actually pretty upbeat and happy. I'm wondering how hormonal it is compared to actual craziness.

I've been doing a lot of blog hoping lately, more then I usually do, and I have noticed that a lot of people feel the same way I do. High to low. Really low to high. I'm not sure about everyone else, but it seems to happen more to me this time of year then any other time. Is it because A. its Spring and we all get nuts with cabin fever. Or is it B. Close to tax time. Depending on where you stand income/deduction wise this can either be a scary time or a happy time for you. Personally, I'm what you call a DINK ~ Double Income, No Kids. As in no breaks. Whatsoever. Being American means paying for the privilege, but I can't help but think about all the things that are wrong with this Country right now. It doesn't make me feel like ponying up my share when I know that conglomerate companies, and their CEO's get a huge tax relief. Furthering the standard that "America is built on the middle working class."

If there were to be Presidential campaigns that were run with strict budgets, equal for each opponent, and neither soft money or hard money donations were to be allowed things may turn out different. For instance, we all know that the first thing a new President does in office is pay back all all the favors that got him elected. The second thing that is done he starts to work on his re-election. If he didn't have to pay any favors back to anyone (Republicans ~ Big Business, Democrates ~ Unions) we would be that much ahead of the game.

Your talking about a country who has the greatest increase of citizens going hungry in 2006 since the depression. This is a fact. I know that so many people believe that our current administration is doing so well and all, but when you have crisis situations like hunger in America reaching levels of the Depression Era and it's being glossed over by the media, you have to ask yourself a question. "Am I being lied to?"

SilkenKiera 39F  

3/28/2006 2:48 pm

I fully expect ohsolustful to be all over this post! Go head....ATTACK! LOL!!

rm_guyinokemos 69M
103 posts
3/28/2006 7:49 pm

So maybe it could be "SilkenKiera" for President. Just what we need, a woman president.
Come on, you could blog us from the oval office.
Let me be the first to congratulate you, Ms. President......


TrapsTomesSteed 43M
202 posts
3/29/2006 6:41 am

I think it's cabin fever, if you're the type who gets a little lethargic during the winter. Once everything thaws, you just can't wait for the weather to warm up enough to throw the windows open and air the place out. I'm quite thankful that I don't get that itch - I ski, play hockey, and am generally pretty active during the winter. But not everyone is.

I don't think it's taxes, unless of course you're an accountant. I'm single income, no kids. And fortunately my mortgage interest is enough to keep me from owning Uncle Sam anything more than he already takes out during the year. If I'm going to be depressed about taxes, it's around Christmas time - when company bonuses go out. That's pretty painful.

A Presidential race between equally funded campaigns would indeed be interesting. But it would be even more interesting if we could move away from the partisan mentality and give everyone running an equal platform, not just the Democrats and Republicans.

Not to nitpick, but is the hunger fact you cite an actual value? Or is it a percentage of the nation's population? It does make a difference since our population has more than doubled since the Depression. The main reason I ask is because I find it difficult to believe that the media would gloss over anything that they could blame the current administration for. If there's one thing they love to do, it's bash GWB, valid argument or not. (No, not a huge GWB fan. Just hate the media.)

SilkenKiera 39F  

3/29/2006 7:22 am

~ guyinokemos - I thank you very much for the kudos! I wish that I could forsee a campaign run for me.

~ zomgz - I think it's cabin fever too, but I'm very active during the winter too. To answer the last part of your comment, I don't think it matters how the growing hungary population is measured, I'm astounded that it still is a problem. There are more people in this country that have net worths over a million it wouldn't take very much from the Government to stop exporting our jobs and cut overseas spending by just 5%. Using that money here would be the best option. I agree with you about the media, but you have to admit that there are 2 top news reporting mediums that not only support GWB, they glorify him. I will not touch the war issue with a 10 ft pole right now, all I will say is my husband and his batallion were among the first to go into Iraq, he feels very different about the war now then when he was in. He can be counted among the growing population of military that feels he was lied to.

With all of that being said, it is clear that there are many problems in America today. I doubt very highly anyone can remember a time when there weren't problems. BTW I agree about the taxes ie bonuses, Uncle Sam walked away with exactly half of my check.


rm_ohsolustful 59M
859 posts
3/29/2006 9:39 am

Oh Kiera, How could I possibly ATTACK such a wonderful Lady????? I have to agree with you on most of your points. To answer your question, yes, you and I are both being lied to. Our politicians are all snakes, and there are serious problems with our system that need fixing. I keep trying to get you to run for office so I can be your campaign manager but you haven't jumped at it yet. I am not sure I want to sign onto that one clause about not sleeping with your campaign manager though...Doesn't sound like it's in my best interest.. Not all Republicans are big Business and not all Democrats are Union people either. I happen to be the Shop Steward of our Union and a long time Ronald Reagan Republican.Two of my Bosses are BIG Dem's here in the State and they are as anti-Union as they come. That may have more to do with my activism though, I don't put up with assholes or bullshit very easily, and insist that the letter of the Contract be followed.
I think the mood swings are a result of the cabin fever you mention, We all get tired of staying indoors, the slush, snow, cold weather. We need to feel that warm sunshine heating our insides, see the flowers growing and the birds singing. It's tonic for the Soul. I myself just love it, it rejuvenates me..It really is the little things in life that make it worth living..I am glad you thought of me when you did this post. Best wishes to You and Hubby

TrapsTomesSteed 43M
202 posts
3/29/2006 11:11 am

Oh, don't get me wrong. I'm not trying to say hunger isn't an issue. Just that the number could be misleading if it has been increasing proportionally to the population. And yeah, outsourcing jobs overseas is a huge pet peeve of mine.

I don't think anyone glorifies GWB anymore, to be honest. A year ago - hell, even a few months ago, I'd agree. But he's gone off the deep end now, especialy with some of his domestic policies. Sure, Fox News still gives him an easier time than he deserves on most issues. But most Republicans are fed up with him by now and any right-of-center newspaper has had it. But even back in Fox's hayday support for him, the number of other media outlets just looking to take shots at him was grossly disproportionate. Not to mention the the plethora of Hollywood A-List celebs who take an interest in politics if they think it can get their name in a headline somewhere.

Thanks for the comments. It's always interesting to read how someone else feels about current affairs. Especially someone who's family members have served overseas. As for your husband... I can see where that sentiment comes from. But he should be assured that regardless of why he ended up over there, what he did while he was there was commendable. I'm a firm believer that his actions and those of his commrades provided a great service, not only to his country but to the world at large.

Errr, sorry. This post turned out a lot longer than intended, honest!

timberwolf6972 45M

4/1/2006 4:23 am

Simply put, I don't trust our government or the media. Both are corrupt and biased. I always liked Clinton, I don't like the current joker in office. I think the government does more for foreign nations that it does for ours. I know that other countries have all kind of problems but big fucking deal so do we and for once I think we should concentrate on our problems before we run off and piss away more money on other country's that should be helping themselves instead of expecting handouts from us. I'm not a cold-hearted person I just get so tired of seeing this country throw good money after bad on useless shit and lost causes. I don't see other countries volunteering to help us with our problems. {=}

SilkenKiera 39F  

4/3/2006 10:04 am

Right on timberwolf!

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