Tuesday, August 02, 2011

All the Noise, Noise, Noise

If there's one thing I hate, all the noise, noise, noise.
All the squeaks and squeals racing 'round on their wheels
They'll dance with ting-tinglers tied onto their heels. - The Grinch in How The Grinch Stole Christmas

This is the way the world seems to me to be today. Up in Congress, we have a whole slate of idiots on both sides of the political spectrum dancing around with ting-tinglers tied to their heels, as if that will find jobs for the millions who are out of work and create a good economy. They're creating a new economy, alright. It's called F-You and Hurrah for Me, I got mine, and if you don't, so what?

The media is nothing but noise, noise noise. This side yelling, that side screaming. Neither one listening to the other, and nobody saying anything that makes any sense anyway. All the noise, noise, noise.

The entire world thinks it lives in a TV show now, eh? That's what it seems like. Everybody wants a solution that takes an hour - then let's move on to the next episode, the next thing. As if there will be happy endings, life is jolly, deck the halls and fa-la-la. I have news for you - this ain't The Brady Bunch era anymore. This is more like The Waltons get the hell beat out of them by the rich dudes on Dallas.

And why do so many of you apparently think you're the rich dudes on Dallas? Maybe because you have a $10,000 in savings or something. But since only 2 percent of the population are truly rich, I can pretty much guarantee that you who are reading this aren't one of those lucky few. You aren't the rich dudes. You're the paupers on The Waltons and you're getting your asses kicked.

This morning I read an essay that I agreed with entirely, with one exception. The article, which you can find here, says Republicans fit the profile of an abuser. My quibble is this - all of the leaders in Congress fit this profile to some degree, regardless of party. Some are more abusive than others. But none are compassionate. None love their fellow man. All of them want to take what is yours, take whatever little bit you have left, and run off laughing while you lie in the rain and drown. They don't care about you. If you're drowning in the rain, they think you deserve it. If things aren't going well for you, then you haven't prayed right or something. They don't care if public policies are in place to keep you down. They have theirs. F-you and Hurrah for Me. That's their motto.

Frankly, I am annoyed and appalled at the lack of simple common courtesy in this country. How in the world can anyone call this a Christian nation when the tenants of Jesus Christ are so quickly tossed aside? No, we are not a Christian nation. We're an Old Testament nation, with zero regard for anything other than guns and money. It's like the entire country has gone insane.

The corporations can't be taxed because they need the money to create jobs. Here's a new flash: they aren't creating jobs anyway. If it were up to me, I'd tax the hell out of them unless they were creating jobs - then they could have a tax break.

Here's another question: why is that only social programs are in play? The government spends tons of money on all sorts of crap, but the only thing we hear about are the programs that directly affect people. Had there been no agreement and come Wednesday the Social Security checks hadn't gone out, were you prepared to take in Grandma? Were you going to make her house payment, pay her doctor bills, buy her food? Or were you going to stand by and watch while she lost everything and ended up living under the bridge off the interstate? Well? What were you going to do?

Why is stupid a good thing?

Oh the noise, noise, noise, noise! If there's one thing I can't stand, it's the noise, noise, noise, noise.


  1. I used to enjoy CNN, not lately though. It's filled with the noise, noise, noise of Washington these days. In fact, even my computer speakers are turned off this week. I just don't want to hear all the crap anymore. In my view, this is what politicians have wanted for a very long time... for we the people to simply lose interest in what they say so that we will no longer pay attention and just let them do what they want.

  2. Amen, Anita...I'm with you, sister. Last night, I found myself yelling at the T.V. during the news and we finally ended up turning all that noise off. I went outside to water my flowers and found great solace in watching the swallowtails on the butterfly bush and in seeing the bluebirds fetching supper for their babies. Being outside in nature helps me keep my sanity. It's real, it's genuine, it's true, and it's a great comfort when the world seems to be going crazy.

  3. I really think that Bernie Saunders is the exception who proves your rule.


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