O.K. I do draw the line with politics. That line is when they put Obama on during Biggest Loser! What the heck is that about? Then all the cheering and stopping, they could have finished that scenerio in about 15 minutes if they had cut the drama. Do they think we are stupid enough to think that something emotional like that will make us feel better? Do they really think that the warm fuzzies are going to erase all the fear and hopelessness people are feeling? It makes me angry that they think we are so dense.
Maybe it it just me because being in Costa Rica I am watching this all unfold like a bad dream. I try to only watch the news once a week to make sure you all over there are still kicking. But really I just get angry when I think that little pep rally really is supposed to make people feel better. We were cracking up to be honest with you.
I believe I have two jobless boys in the U.S. and I can assure they are not reassured by the pep rally. The following quotes summarize my feelings. I found them on a blog that I really like and she finds all kinds of cool stuff over there. Looks like Thomas Jefferson had been there and done that and knew where we were headed.
1.. When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe. Thomas Jefferson
2.. The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. Thomas Jefferson
3.. It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world. Thomas Jefferson
4.. I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. Thomas Jefferson
5.. My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government. Thomas Jefferson
6.. No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. Thomas Jefferson
7.. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. Thomas Jefferson
8.. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
9. To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical. Thomas Jefferson
10. Thomas Jefferson said in 1802: 'I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.'
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. "-Martin Luther King Jr.