Sunday, August 31, 2008

Things I am annoyed with lately

I have been annoyed a lot lately and thought to myself I need a place to vent. Here goes...

1. The presidential election! The irony of BOTH VP selections....

McCain criticizes Obama for his lack of experience... um please let me introduce you to Sarah Palin. She was mayor of a small town, then is serving her firs term as governor for the state of Alaska. Not quite the resume of experience herself. Obama criticizes McCain for serving so long the the senate and being a career politician... Obama have you met your running mate Joe Biden? He has been in the senate almost 10 years longer than McCain. I do smile at this quote Biden Said Obama Is Not Ready To Serve As President. ABC's George Stephanopoulos: "You were asked is he ready. You said 'I think he can be ready, but right now I don't believe he is. The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training.'" Sen. Biden: "I think that I stand by the statement." (ABC's, "This Week," 8/19/07).

2. The Democratic National Convention. Seriously lets tell the people that we are the "party of the poor" and then have practically all of Hollywood there dumping all their hard earned cash to get the most liberal man elected. I especially was annoyed with Obama's acceptance speech. I honestly tried to listen with an open mind to his words. I even agreed with some of his ideas but to be frank the things we can agree upon are first not his ideas, and secondly are nothing new. Speaking about education in America and finally stating that parental responsibility plays a big part drew large cheers from the crowd. People this isn't a new idea. Parents you are the ones who decided to produce these children and guess what? It isn't the government's responsibility to provide everything for them. Every time I hear Obama speak it is as though Karl Marx is doing a graveyard jig of joy.

My love affair with politics is facing some rocky times, I am so dissatisfied with the two choices for president. Really America, this is the best we have to offer? Something is terribly wrong here.

3. People who are rude. It seems that I have run into a lot of rude people lately. I understand that we have free speech in our country but seriously does that mean we always have to be talking. Sometimes I think people just talk to hear themselves talk. The want like to puff themselves up. Look at how big and bad I am. I met rude people at my kids school, rude people at church (yep church), and I even the lady who was filling my kids prescription was pretty rude. Hey lady, the only reason I asked how long it was going to be was to decide if I wanted to wait there in the store with my 3 kids or come back later. Sorry next time I will just let my kids run around crazy, knocking things off the shelf and leave them for you to pick up!

4. Change (I hate using this buzz word, Thanks Obama). I don't do change well... and there is a lot of change coming my way, kids starting school, new responsibilities, and best friends moving. I know people say that change is good, and I can too recognize that change has been good for me. Even with all the changes coming to my life I know it will work itself out but it is still hard to adjust to change.

O.K. I think that is enough venting for now. I could be up on a soap box forever venting my frustrations but I need to off this annoyed kick and embrace a more positive emotion.


winspears said...

Amen Sister Amen!!!!!

I can relate and TOTALLY agree!
Love ya and wish you were closer so we could vent more often!

Jackie said...

Love the post. Love the labels! I must tell you, when I heard Mitt Romney was running, at first, I was sick. I didn't want a Mormon in the White House because I could just hear people blaming this and that on having a Mormon at the head of the country. But when I saw the candidates and listened to their positions, I totally changed my mind. I realized I was just as wrong as every other bigoted person for not wanting Romney because he was a Mormon. But the slap in the face is the person that America chose in place of Romney--McCain!!!!! I really don't care for him. If I remember right, you are from Arizona, so you probably know more about McCain than most of us. My dad has been in political circles and says that McCain is one mean son-of-a-gun. I will, however, say that I saw him during an interview at a church here in Southern California the other night and for the first time, I actually had a good feeling about him. He encouraged competition, he said it's wrong to punish people who make money (i.e., the "rich" as Obama calls them), and he promoted competition. So, it looks like I'll lift my McCain ban for now, but I agree with you. Is this really the best America has to offer? And I would write a whole book on my issues on Obama, but this comment is already taking up too much space.

Kelly said...

My friend's podcast/blog has a forum and one of the topics someone started was a "things I hate" which sounds amazingly similar to yours without that four letter word :) Anyway, I am happily missing the bombardment of politics over there, but I second your distaste for rude people. More specifically people who appear nice on the surface but then aren't when you dig a bit deeper. I can't stand it when people aren't what you think they are!! I'm sorry you have close friends moving away...that sucks. I hope that you'll be able to keep in touch as I know more than anything how important it will be for them to be connected to you while they find their way in new surroundings. Chin up Amy!

My25Cents said...

Ohhhhh Amy. I can tell that you miss living in my neck of the woods where we are eating, breathing and living politics 24/7. Literally, I think I might lose my mind. Hello? Mind? Are you there? Bueller? Bueller?
I had a dream the other night that I was a delegate at a convention. I'll let you guess which convention that was, but I'm just pointing out that I'm drowning over here people!!
As far as rude people go, I usually say something like "were you TRYING to be rude, or does that come naturally for you?" Shuts them up quite nicely. Of course, it's not charitable, but usually I'm not too worried about that when I get to that point. :-)

Buff said...

Girlfriend, Although I got a kick out of it. It reminded me of the good old days when you would argue with slimey Matt about Clinton!
How about if you take a nice deep breath and say reeellllaaaaxxx.