posted on Apr, 7 2006 @ 09:30 PM
My take on the people in Congress is that most of them are like a bucket full of crabs. If one tries to escape, the others drag it back down into the
bucket. The only ones they let out (run for president or whatever office) are the ones that they think they can control. This ideal, for me, applies
to both Democrats and Republicans.
I see this quite a bit on my local political level. The local parties only support or endorse those candidates that they can have some influence
over, so an "outside" candidate, even though they are in the same party, is not invited to fundraisers, signs funded by the local headquarters do
not mention the outsider's name while running for office, and there has even been reports in the local paper that the county chairperson for XXXXX
party has directly told persons, "You are not running in this race, you will drop out at your earliest convenience." All heck broke loose after
I believe it was Ohio that just had something similar happen with the ex-veteran of the Gulf War. The party whose ticket he was running on basically
"froze" him out of the race, telling financial supporters to not donate any more money to him.
IRT the last part of our rant, I am having a difficult time dealing with my children on that issue. They both want instant gratication in most
things, and they get very upset upon being told no to unneccessary items in their lives. I feel bad that I limit them with a curfew, don't allow
them to wander by themselves in places where they could easily get hurt or abducted and I don't hand them money just because they ask. There are
alot of well-to-do parents around me, so my kids feel left out in comparison with some of their classmates, but I think that I am doing the right
thing for them in the long run.
My children do "work" for a living, doing jobs around the house that are appropriate for their ages such as caring for the critters that we have,
vacuuming the carpets, one does his own laundry and the other just has to make sure his gets to the washer, doing dishes, helping mow lawn, etc. They
get an allowance for these jobs, and if they don't do them, they don't get the allowance.
Maybe I am bucking a trend, but I am trying to instill respect, understanding and a good work ethic in them before I turn them loose in the real
Don't buy into all the doom and gloom, brother. Yes, there are bad things going on, but there are also some very good things surrounding us.
IRT politics, my mother always told me to never slop the hogs in my Sunday best dress shoes. No matter how careful I would be, I would still get some