Lights Going Out in Camelot Today

“Don’t ever let it be forgot, that once there was a spot,

for one brief shining moment…  that was Camelot.”

Today is the day the lights go out in Camelot. President Obama turns over the presidency to Donald Trump. Our worst nightmare has come true. So sad!

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GOP Claims to be Party of Christian Values, Yet Cuts Funding for Poor and Needy

One of the tools in the GOP’s playbook for getting elected is to claim themselves as the party of “Christian values”. However, what they say and do is quite contradictory.

While Jesus spent his life helping the poor and needy, Republicans belittle those who need help, while championing those who live a life of greed. Their ideology is fundamentally based on “survival of the fittest.” Get as much as you can, nearly any way you can, and if others can’t keep up—that’s their problem. They continually fight to cut funding for programs that support the poor and needy.

Almost nothing the Republican party stands for reflects the values for which Jesus lived and died for. So, how can they continue to claim themselves to be the party of “Christian values”?

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Attribution: Being Liberal

 

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You Can’t Get Rich in Politics Unless…

Yep, always thought something crooked was going on when politicians first get elected, they had no wealth, but retired as millionaires. Government and public service jobs just don’t pay that much.

cant-get-rich-in-politics-unless-crookExample:  Former Texas Governor, Rick “Slick” Perry.

He was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1984. At that time his annual household income was $45,000. Since then, he has been a government worker on the payroll of the State of Texas for 30 years. He is now a multimillionaire with a net worth over $3M. His salary as the Governor of Texas is approximately $150K. Hmmmmm. I don’t think people get rich just being a government employee for their entire career.

Just saying…

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Are You Smarter Than Our Senators, Cont’d

With the election year madness upon us, and watching how some candidate’s followers are willing to elect anyone that can make the most absurd statements and provide no solutions for any of our reality-based problems, I just have to re-post my post from this day one year ago. Nothing has changed…

When I was younger, and quite comfortable in my complacency, I had this utterly absurd notion that our government consisted of an august body of intellects and sages that worked diligently at the task of making our country work for the betterment of all.

How completely and utterly ignorant I was. Completely ignorant. Ignorant (and trusting) to the point of stupidity. Whew !

I realize now that my image of Washington could not have been further from that fantasy than it was possible to have been.

Our government, I now see with clarity, consists of a group of racist, bumbling, buffoons, who’s number one goal is to pander to those that hold the purse strings, and “The People” be damned. Especially the little people.

It’s astonishing that given a choice, there are people, and not just politicians, that would choose ignorance over enlightenment. And not just choose ignorance, but to be proud of the fact that they’re ignorant.

I mean ignorance is simply the lack of knowledge, and I can forgive a person for that, but to be willfully ignorant enters another realm altogether, and I call that stupidity. And I do not have a tolerance for stupidity.

Written by “Some Dude in AK”.

As I was searching through my blog notes file, I found this short article above that I had saved. I don’t know when it was actually written but I saved it back in 2011. As I read it again I just had to laugh. This “Some Dude in AK” said it perfectly. I believe a majority of the American people are like this guy was initially in his thoughts about our government, before he had his epiphany.

For all the “Know it All’s”

I am amazed how many times I overhear and/or am told by some “know it all” that your way is wrong and theirs is the best and only path. Whether it is about business, finances, how to raise children, religion, politics, and on and on…

I came across this Hindu Proverb that fits perfectly in these situations where the “know it all” is pontificating their superior knowledge or idea.

Paths up the mountain