The more things change. Now that I am semi back from my self-imposed writing exile I think I will throw out some random thoughts. So much hasn’t happened since I stopped writing regularly.
Last November we elected a new president and I still am shaking my head. I can’t believe that Trump won. Even though I reluctantly voted for him (there was no way I could vote for a Clinton) I still find it hard to believe the Clinton machine didn’t find enough dead people to turn the tide. Even after six months I still don’t know if I like him or not.
This week we are again in the middle of the whole immigration mess. Now I’m not taking sides here but how come every time Democrats talk about rounding up immigrants they bring up what the US did with the Japanese-Americans during WWII? Do they not know who was president then?? Franklin Roosevelt? And wasn’t he a Democrat?
Honestly, I am like a squirrel in the middle of the road, turning every which way trying to decide which way to go. It’s the same with the whole gun control debate. Both of these will need to be discussed in the near future. Remember I just crawled out from that rock I’ve been under the last few years and the light hurts my eyes.
When I began my hiatus Obamacare had just made its appearance. There were all kinds of predictions of what would happen: costs would skyrocket, doctors would refuse to take new patients, emergency rooms would be flooded, there would be a shortage of new doctors. Of course, the Obama administration denied that any of these things would happen, it was just the opposition trying to get everyone all worked up. Guess what? The opposition was right, costs have skyrocketed, emergency rooms are overwhelmed, doctors have retired and stopped taking new patients, and there does appear to be fewer people getting into the doctoring business. Who knew?
These are just a few of the things I have begun looking at and as I have done so I have noticed one more thing that hasn’t changed. There is still no place where you can get real, unbiased news. Everyone in the mainstream media has an agenda, mostly of a Progressive nature, but not exclusively so. Yes, I suppose even I have an agenda, but this is a blog written by someone with nothing better to do with his spare time. But wouldn’t it be nice to be able to get what I’ll call the Sgt. Joe Friday version of the news? “All we want are the facts Ma’am“