Monday, August 24, 2009

Ready For A Little More D&G?

Anyone who knows me can vouch for the fact that I'll sometimes point out the obvious, but I also think I see things from a different perspective than others.

Does that make me a "conspiracy theorist"?

Oh, I don't know, but it sure puts me in the realm.

Lsst night I was privileged to see an interview with the President of The People's Republic of China, Hu Jintao, and listened carefully to what he had to say regarding the USA.

Here's the transcript, if you'd care to read it: http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0809/28/fzgps.01.html

There may also be a video link, but only highlights.

He wasn't all that critical of America, but you could read his "concern" that if we bite the big one, it's going to affect the entire planet.

So that made me think (Thank GOD, I can still think clearly enough to form coherent sentences!):

Our infrastructure (all parts of it) is quickly going to hell in a handbasket.

I heard on the news that the national debt had been understimated: 9 trillion, instead of 7 (and some say it's as high as 10T). But what's a few more trills, right?

And just what nation owns most of that?

If you guessed China, you win the kewpie doll!

Communist *cough* China.

776.4 BILLION!

Japan runs second at 711.8 B's.

(These figures are from June 2009, by the way. They may have changed a tad since then!

"And that brings us back to....... DOUGH!" (NOT the "deer" kind!)

In my humble opinion, our government is trying to blow rainbows up our asses, as our beloved nation implodes.

It cannot pay its peoples' Social *cough* Security as it ought to, its banks are continuing to fail, it's printing worthless paper backed up by nothing, and now it's trying to fix health care?

With what?

The damn thing's over a thousand pages long, and no one even knows what it says!

Wer'e chasing our own damn tail (or we're like the picture of that snake eating itself!)

Our kids are fighting a losing war in Afghanistan and we're re-deploying them and harming their physical and mental health in the process, and for what?

This war is the 21st Century's "Viet Nam", dammit! We can't win it, so let's not repeat that mistake.

Oh really? They're thinking of sending even more over there?

Why am I not surprised?

And while our leaders are bickering back and forth across the aisle with all their attention focused on fighting with each other, who do you think's just "chompin' at the bit" waiting on us to lose our "attention span"?

Can you say "Al-Queda"?

I knew you could.

Okay, I admit I'm a political "junkie" these days.

Didn't used to be, though.

Used to just love takin' care of sick folks and makin' them better, but as the old saying goes "I'm a victim of coicumstance!", and I've been thrust into the arena of fighting for my financial, mental and physical life, so I'm watchin' 'em like a hawk these days.

Can't forget about our four-legged friends though:

The Animal Rescue Site


They don't understand that we're pulling their world out from under them.



Thanks, as always, for reading!

Bill

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi DAB, hope you and D are doing OK.

You and I being the same age and living during the Viet Nam war and the peace movement, feel like we've been on the eve of destruction for many years now, and even more so now.

I agree with everything you stated in this post, but what are we or can we do about it?

I have resigned myself to living my life one day at a time, finding what joy there is and acceptance of what will be will be, it is what it is, k sara sara, etc.

Perhaps in the year 2525 and beyond, long after we're gone.

Just get back to taking care of folks as best you can, and leave the rest to a higher power, who or whatever that is.

The Eve Of Destruction set me off listin to some really good oldies.
Cat Stevens, one of the best.

Later, Becks

Anonymous said...

Whoops, misspelled Que Sera, Sera

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZbKHDPPrrc

Bill Craig said...

Bill's Reply:

We need to get out of the mind-set that we're every unfortunate country's "savior" and not try to "democratize" them when it's very evident that they don't WANT to be.

How long have we been doing that now, Becks, and how many times have we actually succeeded?

Our leaders need to stop with the "We're the big boy on the block, and we'll protect you", attitude, because we're just NOT anymore, and if they aren't already doing it, pretty soon the whole world's going to be laughing their asses off at America.

The REAL "big boys" are China and Japan, and instead of owing them all that money, maybe we need to take some lessons fom them.

"From COMMUNIST China, Bill?

Yup from COMMUNIST China.

Intead of sacrificing more of our young people in places they're not even wanted, let's just say, "Okay, we gave it our best shot, but now y'all need to take care of business and let us take care of ours!"

Look at it this way: How long have they fought among each other?

Centuries, right?

Do you think they WANT peace?????

If THEY don't want it, then why try to force it on them with our kids' lives?

Do I sound unpatriotic?

I'm not. I LOVE the country that adopted me and gave me all the opportunies I have enjoyed in my life, but now it's hurting, and it's time fix ourselves and once again set an example to the rest of the world, that we can reach the bottom of the barrel and still claw ourselves to the top again.

We probably need to elect Clark Howard to be Treasury Secretary, close our borders and start taking care of our OWN people.

I know I'm preachin' to the choir, Becks, but just wanted to answer the question.

Thanks to D for taking "dictation"! *S*

Bill