Thursday, May 12, 2011
Rabbit ear syndrome
When I read the daily inflammatory comments made about president Obama, I often sit back and wonder “was I that bad?" I guess it's normal to think that I wasn't, but I really don't have a clue. I remember stating that President Bush was incompetent and the worst president in my lifetime but that is my honest opinion. I never wished the man or his family harmed. I never thought it would be appropriate for them to be put in situations where they might be. I certainly didn't make stuff up, but I always agreed with the negative stuff that was said about him. Most of my contempt for President George W. Bush came from his ill- advised invasion of Iraq and the aftermath of that decision.
I'm doing a little better controlling my “rabbit ear syndrome" by constantly reminding myself that I have to consider the source. Perhaps others were using that same logic when they read my comments. I unwisely thought that I could write a blog to say to my fellow Victorians" save your ammo for another day because the speech president Obama gave in El Paso doesn't have any teeth, and it's not worth getting excited about." I received a pretty good response from Hictoria, but the rest of the comments were just schoolyard taunting- like responses. I should've expected the response I got because the emotional issue leaves no room for logic or discussion. People come to the forum with no expectation of debate; their minds are made up, so the rest is scoring cheap political points. I'm aware of that, so I should be contented to state my views and let it go at that. I just get so tired of hearing the democrats want 11 million new voters. Like their republican counterparts, democrats will pander to constituents but there is no documentation that shows the illegal immigrants vote; quite the contrary. I think that statement is code for" the democrats have to manufacture their votes because everyone wants to be a conservative." I never thought that President Ronald Reagan used amnesty to acquire new voters for the Republican Party. Those are myths that stand for a fact these days. The two parties have their platforms they stick to.
Come to think of it, why would I want carry on a conversation with some of these posters. There are insensitive, uninformed, and that's their strong suits. One poster( worth keeping an eye on) MightyJo, is suggesting attacking the country Mexico and waywardwind wants to fill the Rio Grande with alligators and the desert with more rattlesnakes and land mines. There are just some people you just can't have a reasonable conversation with. They are doing what they do best with what their limited knowledge allows.
The rest of the week and will probably better because my desktop has been repaired. Best Buy diagnosed my problem for a nominal fee of $69.00. The technician said I had to replace my power supply. I must be getting old because in the old days; I would have installed it myself. I should've immediately recognized my problem because I've replaced a few power supplies in my lifetime. I didn't even think about it, I gave him the go ahead to charge the extra $49.99 installation fee. It took him about 7 minutes; it wasn't until I got back home when I started questioning that extra expenditure.