So my readers I have been at this for just a smidgen over two months and this will be my 100th blog. While I admit many of them are re-blogs, all of the content I have posted I care about, and I hope my words, discombobulated as they may be (YES! Spelled it right on the first try.) have guided and shaped you all in some way.
I wanted to talk today about something that is a bit old, a comment made by a woman named Melissa Harris-Perry who is a host to MSNBC.
I have no children to date. There is no personal reason for that, my wife and I both love kids and desire greatly to have one, it just hasn’t happened. That being said, I personally do not believe that my future children belong to the community. They will be my responsibility. I will feed them with my own money, I will bathe them with my own hands, and I will shape them with my own wisdom.
I am however torn. I recall stories from my grandma about how some people her parents knew would not hesitate to scold her or punish her on the spot if she was misbehaving. I long for the old days when children were behaved, had manners and followed the rules, if for no other reason than to avoid punishment from whomever catches them being bad. The thought of being able to trust others with my future children to that extent scares me some what though.
This is not the real issue with what this host said. The real issue I think is that she proposes the solution to our educational system is to remove the individual parents in exchange for some sort of communist community that rules all by all.
What do you ladies and gents think about this statement from Melissa Harris-Perry? Do your children belong to you? Should they belong to the community? Will sharing responsibility for other children improve anything concerning children?
I was listening to the radio in the morning like I often do. KLBJ 590 AM Austin TX, is the station I frequent at night, somewhat because I miss Texas, but mostly because they have an Ipad app for their station, and no one in Montana does that I have discovered yet.
The story being discussed as I woke up was that democrats were giving Obama an ultimatum after hearing that the web sight would not be fixed by the end of November. Fix it in a week, or we vote with republicans and their plan.
Dem leadership aides have predicted that some House Dems will vote for the plan. And CNN’s Dana Bash stirred up chatter today when she Tweeted that “lots” of House Dems will vote for it if the White House has not put forth its own fix by the end of the week
I take back all bad things about Obama not being a leader, and having no diplomatic skills. He has successfully alienated himself against his own base. He has brought republican and democrat together in a battle of survival against him. Even president Clinton chimed in against Obama’s handling of this situation.
Bill Clinton’s widely reported comments today are not making this any easier for Democrats. Clinton said that “the president should honor the commitment” made to people who want to keep their insurance, “even if it takes a change in the law.”
I dare say that Clinton is the only reason the democratic party ever retained any semblance of power. He carefully navigated a minefield of republican majority while he was in office, not only curved our deficits but gave us a surplus, and masterfully managed a government shutdown with negotiation and agreements. Nothing that Obama has managed under his term, so it is understandable that democrats are straying away from this man who is more and more showing that he is neither republican nor democrat but some new form of politician altogether. Many have called him a communist, many a Marxist, but I say he is simply a bad leader, over his head, and drunk from power. Little does he realize with this recent loss of his base, and rating numbers that rivaled that of war hungry President Bush, he is all out of power to get anything done.
I say cudos to democrats for seeing the fox in sheeps clothing and admiting a willingness at last to work with republicans.