Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Election time is getting closer the soap-opera gets good.

I love this time of year.
Some of the campaign commericals and debats are better then many of the esteemed SuperBowl commerical.
But in all honesty I rather hear what the real issues and plans are then what they did good or bad in last thirty years plus. From who gave the most in charities to who lied about what. Who is gay who wasnt in the military, and the all important who smoked pot but didnt inhale.
I havent heard a thing about bringing back US companies, plans on strengthening the dollar, universal health care, cheaper medications so the elderly dont have to decide to eat or take their heart pill, better treatment of Veterans medical and housing wise, educations complete overhaul which really needs to be done for the leader of the free world our kids are stupid compared to many countries. So many important topics and instead we hear Obama gives to chairty (he could of gave his 25 million campaign fund to a charity that would of been a real act of giving), Hillary's husbands adventures (not sure how her husbands adventures should reflect on her although if she dumped him to the curb it probably would of helped.), Mitt Romney is a Mormon (since when was religion a requirment to be president in a land where religious freedom is promoted?) and the list goes on.

There use to be but two requirements
1:One must also be at least 35 years old (although most seem to be 50+)
2:Only native-born U.S. citizens (or those born abroad, but only to parents who were both citizens of the U.S.)
There now seems to be a few more.
3:Need atleast 20 million dollars (fundraising anyone?)
Sen. Hillary Clinton ($26 million), Sen. Barack Obama ($25 million), Mitt Romney ($23 million) and Rudy Guiliani ($15 million). Poor Abraham never would make it today coming from a log cabin.
4: You need to taunt,make fun of, and try to destroy your rival utterly, so that even after the election their occupation and family life will never be the same.
So we seem to be stuck with older then 35 and normally out of touch with what is going on in the world today, and the cream of the rich who think four dollars a gallon for gas is normal, and milk should be equal to gas in value.
How nice it would be to see someone run for president and not run a smear campaign, have commericals that explain his position and thoughts on events, and is young and poor enough to understand what the country is really going thru and what is on the minds of the people.
So sadly when this election is over, we will return to watching what britney spears, and paris hilton are doing, and watching all the other violence on the news.
If only the Wigs had not formed the first party, then our goverment would of been party free as it was intended.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

When will it end?


After reading a few articles related to public smoking. I agree its a bad habit and unhealthy I wont argu that point. But the amount of places you cant smoke is becoming more and more like prohibition and does seem to take away some rights and maybe even reaching into prejudice not to mention the money cultivation thru taxes.
We can't smoke in resturants, bars, some open air places as in outside a building, and many more. Now I agree with the no smoking in a building, thats all fine and dandy, but when I cant go outside and smoke? Everywhere is going non smoking, what about smokers? do we not get a place to sit and smoke with other smokers if we want? But then you hear the employee's will suffer. Well, if you dont smoke dont get a job in a smoking workplace.
I suppose the reason I even bring this up is after four days of being at a hospital with sick kids, and discovering you cant smoke on their property, even if your sitting in Your car. Plus that their "area of non smoking" is roughly two square miles ,it leaves walking to an area impossiable.
For those that dont smoke this is fine, and I agree with it to a degree, even if the smoking area was in the morgue where it wouldnt bother anyone, would of been fine with me.

I am waiting for the crime rate to increase since its proven most low income families smoke, so why is the goverment milking more and more money from the poor? Well I have a theory!
You see they cant just say smoking is illegal for one (read about liquor prohibition) and two they make money soo much money. Many years ago some states where given money to use towards health care and such from the tobacoo companies, in a payoff from legal lawsuits in order to put togather stop smoking clinics and towards health care. What did those states use that money for? Yup they invested it back into the tabacco company stocks.
The way things are going its not completely insane to think at some point you will not be able to smoke in your backyard or your house, Smoking while driving will be ticketable, and youll have to rent a special room from either the tobacco co. or the goverment to go and smoke in.

I guess ill end this rant by saying, yes I know its bad for my health, Yes I know it will shorten my life and makes my clothes stink, And i am completely all for stopping smoking in youths.
But the goverment has to make up its mind, is it legal or illegal. Give up the money train completely and stop milking the population and forcing them into corrals like cattle to smoke, or just say its legal and if you smoke your not covered by certain medical insurances.

Yes there should be seperate areas to smoke in I dont want to invade on someone elses right to not smoke, but dont invade on mine by saying there is no where in a two square mile area i can smoke in.