Happy New Year everyone ! .. So 2017 sucked for me, physically and financially, even though things have changed for the better physically, being retired my finances don’t get any better just get worse, 2017 saw a lot of unexpected bills come in that I did not plan on, both cars needed work, new refrigerator, Mother’s Funeral and Dental work, well things just didn’t work as planned this year. Physically I smashed my Vertebrae the day before my Mother’s Funeral and as time went on my left leg went high order in the pain world and I could hardly walk without the use of a cane, so I got some shots in my back and slowly the pain was alleviated and I could walk normal again but the months it took to get back to walking normal took their toll on me and I still am not 100%… anyways who cares, nothing I can do to change what happened.
Things that bothered me during 2017: The use of the words “Entitlement Program” aka Social Security, somehow the word “Entitlement” has taken on a new meaning, even though I paid into the program for 50 years people act as if the Government is giving me something in which I do not deserve.. but listen up, I do deserve Social Security because as a 40 or more hours a week Worker Bee the Government took my money on the promise they would return it in monthly sums after I turned 66, if I actually lived that long (many people don’t). Then there are those who are not entitled to that money because they haven’t worked, matter of fact they haven’t even been in this country very long nor are they even citizens, now you say “But they don’t get Social Security” you are correct, the Government in it’s wisdom takes money out of Social Security and puts it into other programs in which these people take money from, if you one day show up on the North Bank of the Rio Grande with a child, that child is labeled a DACA child or Dreamer, which gives both the Parent or Parents all kinds of goodies taken from the Social Security Pile of money, if you come to the United States and give birth to a child, that child is called an Anchor Baby and again the Parent or Parents get goodies supplied to them from that same pile of money, now these are called Entitlements even though nothing has been paid into by the recipients, so they really aren’t Entitled and that is where I get a bad rap because I am getting my Entitlement but it now is a dirty word, so that is my bitch about the term Entitlement Program being turned into a leech program in the eyes of the general public.
The other thing that bothers me about 2017 is the term “I am a Christian”, now Democratic Party Strategist Donna Brazile used the term “I am a Christian” when she was caught feeding Hillary Clinton the questions being asked in a Democrat Party Debate against Bernie Sanders, now this is unlawful and morally corrupt but she felt by saying “I am a Christian” would prove that she would never do such a terrible thing, matter of fact the appearance of being a Christian makes it look as if you wouldn’t lie or cheat, which brings me to the next thing that bothers me, Christian Symbolism used in sales to give the appearance that this is a honest product… MY PILLOWS.com is a advertisement on television that sells pillows, in the commercial the owner and inventor or My Pillow is wearing a cross on a necklace on the outside of his shirt, which I don’t like – period ! One of the commercials he is looking through a wall mounted medicine chest talking to a man and his wife telling them they look tired from the lack of sleep and his pillow could probably fix that, the next scene there is the man wearing the same shirt as the “My Pillows” guy and he has a cross outside of his shirt just as the My Pillows guy, now the man is rested due to getting a good nights sleep on this great pillow, my question is – is the man now a Christian also from sleeping on the pillow ? The Cross is being used to give an appearance that all is truthful and there are no lies in the commercial, so there you have it !
Listening to Donald Trump give a speech is like listening to someone scraping their fingernails on a chalk board, he drives me crazy BUT he is not a Polished Politician so I just have to see the things he does and not listen to him tell me about it – Fair Enough !
2017 brought out many Liars and Cheats in both The News Media and Politics, the term “Fake News” has been used so much..well it just doesn’t carry a lot of weight with me, I dislike Liars and Cheats and if they actually hurt someones reputation that is not a Liar or a Cheat they should be held accountable — which means they should get sued for very large sums of money, I am hoping 2018 brings everyone Peace and Prosperity and good health, no matter your political point of view or affiliation, let’s enjoy life as God intended…… relax and don’t commit violence onto others, don’t force peaceful people into protecting themselves with violence, it’s not good for our Karma. Don’t be cruel to animals, bring your Dog indoors at night, it’s cold out there….~Peace~