Saturday, December 26, 2009

Goodbye 2009

Last week CNN had a poll asking if readers thought 2010 would be a better year than 2009. When I looked at the poll, 53% said that they believed 2010 would be better than 2009. Despite what 2009 brought us, most still feel the coming year will be better. I am not surprised by that.
I think Americans, for the most part, are an optimistic people. We always hope for the better. We may have had troubles in the past, but we like to think the future will be better. I personally don't know what 2010 will bring, but I too can't help but think, maybe hope is a better word, that 2010 will be better than 2009.
2009 surely did bring alot of financial challenges, not only personally but nationally. Hard to believe that companies which excelled throughout our history did, or almost did, collapse. I think of Ford and Chevy. I think of the banks. Hard to imagine that some of these bit the dust and are no longer. Hard to believe that I too had to take furlough days and lose money. Hard to believe that I got no raise in 2009. I realize that I still have a job, which many don't have at the end of 2009.
As I prepare for 2010, I am optimistic. I am hopeful that a career change will be on the horizon. I really feel the need to make a change! Not that I hate my job, but I am tired of doing what I am doing. There are not too many days that I look forward to going into work, and that's a sad commentary. I realize all of us at times "hate" our jobs, but there should be something more to look forward to than 5 O'Clock and the weekend! Our jobs should challenge us and make us feel as if we're accomplishing something. My job makes me feel like a hamster on a wheel, going nowhere, but wasting alot of energy getting there.
So that's what I look forward to in 2010. That is my goal. I am optimistic that I will accomplish it. I still don't know quite how or when exactly in 2010, but I am putting my plan into action!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Healthcare Reform: A Huge Victory!

President Obama stated that the Senate vote to move health care reform forward is a "big victory for the American people." The US Senate is poised to approve the bill before the end of the year. According to Obama, the bill will be a major help to those without health insurance as well as be good for those already have health insurance. The bill will prohibit insurance companies from exempting certain pre-existing conditions and advance health care for all US citizens.

I say this is a huge victory for President Obama! The Republicans, none of whom are expected to vote for the bill, have tried their hardest to stop health care reform! You can say what you want, but the bottom line is the Republicans do not want Obama to succeed and this is another victory for Obama. From the day Obama took office, the Republicans have done whatever they can, lie, distort, incite the people, to stop any advancement of Obama's agenda! However, looks like the Republicans are going to fail with health care and Obama will win.......once again!

I do not think this is the best health care reform bill. I would rather see a public option! I would rather not see women's reproductive rights lessened. But I think this is the best bill that we can get right now! Changes will certainly be necessary as the health care reform progresses over the years. This is a start!

I applaud President Obama once again for his strategic moves! Americans will one day thank him for his agenda!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

On The Way To the Post Office

Enjoy It! There's Nothing You Can Do Anyway!

Oh the weather outside is frightful....But guess what? There's not a darn thing you can do to change the weather, so just deal with it and enjoy it! Yes! There's lots to do today, but relax! It will just have to get done another time!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My Two Cents on Tiger Woods

For what it's worth, let me give my opinion of the Tiger Woods' situation. I have yet to weigh in on it. I am sick and tired of hearing about it! But it seems to be the topic of news everytime I turn on the television or open the paper or listen to the radio. Someone told me today that in the past two weeks, Tiger Woods has been in the media as much as the tragedy of 9/11 was in 2001! What a shame! Not only "tabloid" media shows, but so-called "news" media has continued to put Tiger Woods in the headlines! I for one, think it's time to GIVE IT UP!

I have never viewed Tiger Woods as a person who sought the status of a celebrity. He plays golf, is damned good at it, and has become famous because of his talents on the golf course. Thus, Tiger Woods has become a celebrity. And yes, he has "cashed in" on his status as a pro golf celebrity, but so what! Tiger Woods is not like Kim Kardashion or Paris Hilton, or even Jon and Kate Plus Eight! These "celebrities," and other like them, have sought out the media to become celebrities. What have any of them done to deserve the fame or status as a celebrity? NOTHING! I truly believe that Tiger Woods did not ask for this status!

Therefore, what has occurred in his life, is his business. If he has been unfaithful to his wife, it's nobody's business but Tiger's and Mrs. Woods'. The media has conducted polls as to how favorable people feel about him, just like the polls taken on presidents. Who cares what anyone's favorable rating is toward Tiger Woods? I know I don't. And the talk of "taking away Tiger's children" is absolutely ridiculous! What has Tiger Woods done to put his children in jeopardy? Again, NOTHING! His children are not at risk of neglect or abuse! There are parents seriously neglecting and abusing their children, but the Woods' situation has not placed the children in any harm! The Woods children are very well cared for!

So I for one am damned tired of it all! I wish I could just once turn on the 6 o'clock news and not hear anything about Tiger Woods!

Monday, December 14, 2009

So Much Discussion

The following post was posted on September 25, 2005, and has received much discussion:

The Evil Catholic Church

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ten Years Later

Can you believe it? It will soon be 2010! That means we are 10 years into the 2000's! Everyone remember the bruh-ha-ha that was made of us going from 1999 (pre-iPod, iPhone, GPS, and FaceBook) to 2000? Some thought the world would end! The world's computers wouldn't be able to handle the change! Wallstreet would collapse! Nuclear weapons all over the world would go haywire! What would happen?

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! I believe I was at a friend's New Years Eve party that night. We jokingly, but with some seriousness, waited for midnight to arrive. This year though, it wasn't only to ring in the new year, but to see what actually would happen when the world went from 1999 to 2000! Would the devastation occurs in stages as various parts of the world greeted 2000, or would the destruction of the world happen when the first clock struck 12:00AM and the year 2000 was here!

Wallstreet did almost collapse, but that was several years later and it had nothing to do with the calendar. It had to do with greed and mass disregard for any rules. And it wasn't the year 2000 that brought much grief, but it was 9-11-2001 that brought tears to the U.S.

We've seen alot in the past 10 years! 10 years into the 2000's! I wonder what the year 3000 will bring!