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Passionate Politics Causes Strange Bedfellows

Here we are in another election year and the tension could not be greater. In a country divided there is a clear line between the parties in 2012. This is understandable as there is no greater matter of importance to a democratic nation than electing a leader who will be able to do what’s best for their country, even when it’s unpopular. But how is it that the American people make that decision as to who is the best person for the job?

It wasn’t that long ago that we would gather together every four years and decide which old white dude we were going to elect. To make that decision we usually got information about the candidates from our local newspapers, or from one of the three network TV channels we had access to. (Unless you count PBS and managed to stay awake through a CSPAN broadcast). Then came along cable TV and  the dawn of 24hr news channels. That changed the whole playing field. If candidates couldn’t get enough exposure on one of the big three,( CBS, NBC, ABC )they would simply find face time on one of the many 24hr news networks.

That brings me to my next point, 24hr news networks. Unless you are a teenage girl at a slumber party, how can you find something to talk about 24hrs a day? Not only that, but how can you keep the conversation fresh? Pretty much all the 24hr news networks do a pretty good job filling the time. But many times that filler turns into banter and gossip making it hard for the average American to sort out the fact from fiction.

In a perfect world you would hope that most Americans were smart enough to figure out on their own that these networks main agendas are like any other network: ratings. How do most TV networks increase or maintain a high rating? By providing programming you want to see. You want it to be fun and entertaining. Everyone has their own preference of entertainment. Some may prefer “Two and a Half Men” instead of “Modern Family”. Others are sports junkies and never take it off ESPN. And of course, you have those individuals who watch the 24hr news channels.

Back in the sixties and seventies the news was pretty straight forward and was held to the fire to report with as much accuracy as possible. In 2012 you can find a news network that reflects “your” views. You have the far right Fox News. There’s the left MSNBC. And somewhere in between is CNN. (both sides will argue about which side CNN is on). What is really interesting is that all these networks have gotten away from straight forward reporting of political news and have turned it into a 24hr debate channel.

If only that were true. Having made that statement there is not a debate on these networks because both sides are not evenly represented. You can detect a networks views by seeing how many people from the opposing side are represented in the discussions. There are usually 4 lefts to every one right. Or 4 rights to every one left. This is not fair and just reporting. It’s just a bunch of people filling 24hrs a day putting down the political parties and their representatives that do not reflect the view they have chosen to represent. What I’m saying here people is that if these are your only source of information regarding political candidates that you use to make a choice you would be better off reading the National Enquirer.

If this election is important to you then clear your mind of everything you think you know about each candidate or party. Dig into the facts of their political history and how they have voted on certain policies and laws. Put aside your personal preferences and focus on which person is best suited to be President of our Country. Which candidate is more in tune with those in the lower and middle class.

The final truth is this. There is a group of Americans who made their minds up in 2008 who they were going to vote for. And the answer was anyone but Barack Obama. As a matter of fact in 2010 the party clearly reinforced that their main goal was defeating the President in 2012. Then, they proceeded to continued to roadblock almost every piece of legislature to hit the floor without any regard for whether it was good for this country or not. All this in an attempt to derail the President. What kind of irresponsible attitude was that!

Being a registered Independent voter, how can I stand in good judgement stand with a party who has with blatant disregard for the American people’s wellbeing, continued to cause our nations average Joes to struggle so that they could foil the Presidents tenure. I cannot.

I will receive some hate mail for this post. I always do. And there will be those who will try to sell me on their ideals and their beliefs about our President. I aways do. But remember this, we ALL have the right to free speech. Just because I disagree with you doesn’t make me wrong. If you are infallible , then by all means I want to meet you Jesus. (Gee-zus for all my Spanish-speaking illegal and legal immigrant friends) I’m not infallible either. I’m not 100% right.But I will tell you that. It IS my opinion though and by order of the First Amendment I’m speaking it ; Just like MSNBC, CNN, & FOX NEWS.

Hurricane Isaac bringing false anguish to Florida

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This pic speaks for itself. We have been getting hyped for days that we were getting hit really bad. Its not even going to be close. This is the reason for low evacuation rates. And for sure dont tell me the RNC prayed it away. Dont think there are any prayers being answered at Mons Venus, 2001, or the Playgirl club. Not to metion the rooms of 100s of Hookers that come to town for the RNC. Not every Republican is Conservative. Believe it.

No Time For Gun Law Discussion

ImageIn the aftermath of the shooting event at the theater in Aurora, Colorado where over 70 people were wounded and 12 dead including a 3 month old, there was no doubt the discussion about gun control laws would raise its ugly head. But even though the lone gunman carried four weapons, a smoke canister, and gas mask into the facility and opened fire on innocent people, it is not time to start the ban on guns conversation again.

As Americans we tend to have this need to “fix” things right after something like this happens. The rest of the time we just point fingers, make a big stink, and do nothing. It’s all politics. The far left says, “See. If we had more control on guns we may have stopped this. The far right says, “See. If we relaxed the gun control laws more there may have been some gun-toting citizens in there to fire back on the killer”. But I really don’t think a “shoot out at the OK Corral” would have ended much better.

The time now is not to have the gun debate. Let’s talk about it another day. Today, as one nation under God, let’s pray for those who have suffered injuries, Let’s pray for the souls of those who lost their lives for no apparent reason. Let’s pray for the families of all involved. Let’s pray for those who witnessed the carnage of the event and had to live through something that no one short of our wartime military should ever see.

Tonight many of us will sit in the comfort of our homes. We will look at our spouses and children a little differently. We will appreciate them a little more. Again we are reminded how fleeting our time is on this earth, and that it can end at any moment in time. Even at a movie theater.

Sad Day For Christianity

With all the crap of this world being constantly flung in front of the public, it’s hard to believe that someone as public  a figure as Ann Rice could make such a statement. But then again, ”  Why not?”. More and more those who have no substantial evidence to Christianoty other than a few prophetic words tend to stand aside and let Satan speak for them in a public forum.

How sad it will be when these people of greatness stand before our God and relenquish their eternity to the  burning of their souls in  the fires of hell, all for the simple fact that when given the op to share their Christian testimony they chose the easy way out and camped on the side of evil instead of sharing the challenging notion of their faith in the Lord God almighty and Christ our King. s

Where r u in ur faith? R u ready to carry the cross of Jesus? Can u stand even the simplest of persecution for his deeds? Pray and think about it.

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