Just THINKIN -#1 All of that campaign money

I WAS JUST THINKING #1

Seeing as the two Idiots that are running for President have actually said NOTHING of substance about what their actual proposals for making things better for the US, I was thinking.

Why don’t they just keep talking (about nothing) and take all of the NEGATIVE AD money (Billions????) and donate it to the government to help pay for what they have already screwed up both publicly and privately in their past or existing jobs?

You know, we could maybe run a tally sheet and the one who collects the most from their PAC (meaning special interest) groups, could get a medal or something. Maybe we could even let the biggest donor carry the briefcase of someone in government so they can have their picture taken?

If we are going to be  a country that runs on bribes, let’s stop wasting the bribes on ADs and put it into a government fund to reduce our debt?

JUST THINKIN’

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DON BOBBITT

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Political News – I hate it when I am drowning in it and I become afraid when I hear nothing.

The daily Political News is a YIN-YANG thing to me.
I complain when I am inundated with it throughout the day, as with the latest PRIMARY reporting.

But, If I get a few hours into the day, and some idiot in Washington hasn’t come out with yet another stupid statement, well, then I get scared.
You see, in my opinion, a silent Politician is doing one of two things, as far as I am concerned.

ONE, they are off on some boondoggle that is paid for by either our taxes, or by some lobbyist group, that wants to take advantage of the American public in some way.

TWO, They are somewhere, working together on their own plans for either re-election, or changing this great country of ours into either a police state or a socialist catastrophe.

OK, OK, I am being pretty pessimistic.

But, at this moment, I am working on my taxes and when I see how badly I am being taxed, as a retiree, with a small but dwindling savings, I need to attack something.

Sad to say, after I am stripped of what little I have, who is left to pay for everyone on the dole?
Look Out, People, quiet Politicians are dangerous Politicians.

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Don Bobbitt

Mitt Romney and his money, or how disconnected he is from the American Public

When this came out, I was enraged, but I watched as he just stood there with that smile on his face and the point just slipped on by as a subject to be discussed.

As a working class person, this was an insult to my intelligence that a man who wants to represent me and my fellow Americans, is so wealthy that he hides his money from our tax system.

He didn’t even say, “let’s fix the System” He just smiled!

Bastard!

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Don Bobbitt

The Congressional Super Committee – What a Joke!

Super Committee pic by DonkeyHotey via Flikr

Yes, What a Joke.
When cowards get together and need a way to cover their A**, especially political cowards, they form a Committee.

Then the Committee can meet, behind closed door of course, and just DO NOTHING.

Well, it looks like the fools in Washington have done it again.

They are already admitting that they have no agreement and expect none on the Budget fiasco, so “don’t blame them!”

Don’t blame them for what, you might say?

Well,don’t blame them for the automatic changes that will devastate our Social Security and Medicare systems in America, and go into effect, in 2013.

THEY didn’t do it to all of us!

Nope it was done by Congress a few months ago when they passed their TEMPORARY bailout.
Get ready people, Here it comes!

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Don Bobbitt

Hey, Mr. 1%!

Hey, Mr. 1%!
Let me think a minute! 
OK! If I work for a living and make, say, $30K, I have to pay taxes. 
I don;t know how to do taxes, typically, so I pay someone to do that for me. I have no deduction except for my House interest and it is not enough. My medical care was not catastrophic, so it’s not deductible. My work clothes are not uniforms.
SO I have to file straight form and PAY, because my Boss didn’t take out enough, in the first place?
You? the 1%? You have an accountant. You get to take your Sports car as a business expense. You get to take your week in the Bahamas as an expense because you went to a one-day conference on how to save on your taxes. You write off your designer clothes as a business expense. And on and on!
After every possible deduction by your accountant, you end up claiming $100K as income. And you feel that’s unfair to you?
Get a Life, Mr. 1%.
We need the playing field leveled a bit!

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Who are they? Anyway!

I’m sitting here, on my PC, looking sadly at my finances.
At the same time, I have the TV on with the parades of politicians being interviewed, as is typical in a Sunday morning.

Everyone has a plan for me,but none of them asked me what I wanted!
I think that is at the core of our problems in this country today.

The politicians keep forming into their little groups with canned opinions, hoping to be believed by you and I. But, we have too much scar tissue from their predecessors to trust pretty much anyone wearing a suit today.

We have watched our savings get tanked by irrational in-fighting in Congress, and then after the damage is done, you look and guess what?

I didn’t read or hear the first apology from either party or their splinter groups.

Nope, they just sat back, in that special fat-cat mode that they are so good at, and they  continue to blame each other.

You really have to just sit back and laugh at this Sunday morning Circus.

The clowns are brought out with their credentials on their sleeves by the Circus Masters, and asked the same mundane and safe questions.

So, who do we blame for the passive and pointless answers that they get back?

I don’t know, this dance goes on and on, without any real answers of any substance, put before the people.

I really think that after spending my mornings 4 hours of channel changing and listening to the supposed “experts” I have not only wasted my time, but even the electricity burned by having the TV on has been a waste.

But, I keep watching and listening to them, just like I watch my savings melt like a popsicle on a hot summer day.

You see, I keep holding on to the thought that we are better than what I see and hear, and that there is hope for all of us in this great country of ours.

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Don Bobbitt

Thanks for all the Fish!

A Sunset on the planet called Earth before it was destroyed.

I don’t know if you are my age or not, but back in the Sixties, there was a great, camp, book that everyone, who considered themselves Cool, had to read. It was originally a radio show, but quickly turned into a book called “The HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy”.

Even though it was a purely comedic work, I, along with so many others my age, read it, related to so much from it, and had many discussions on it’s “hidden” meanings, how it applied to our world then, and even more. It was a Camp hit of that time.

And, if you haven’t read it, it is still entertaining, even today.

Because I had read it so many times, and it was so entrenched into my mind, throughout my adult life, I would, occasionally, throw out one of the many ambiguous quotes from the book, in meetings, and such, just to see how many people caught what I had said.

Often, my comments would be met with laughs or at least a smile, and a few times, even a few responding comments, that only a fellow 60’s “Hippie” type person would understand.

Of course, over time, as we aged, and our working peers became younger, the responses and finally even the smiles disappeared, all to be replaced with questioning looks.

But, I really didn’t care, and with my particular and often peculiar personality (or so I have been told), I continued, at the appropriate moment, of course, to sling one of my generational lines into conversations, Just for the Hell of it usually.
Anyway, one of my favorites was. “Good Bye and thanks for the Fish!”

I won’t go into a lot of details about it here.

Leave MY Fish Alone!

Suffice it to say that it was a critical line from one of the most important characters in the book, and from the story itself, it was an important statement to all of the people of Earth.

If you don’t understand, but I have piqued your interest, then read the book.

If you were able to pull the statement from the cobwebs of your mind, and are sitting there, smiling, then maybe there is hope for us Retirees, yet.

Hope that we can wake up and see the changes being wrought in our world, and try to stop or at least change it for the better and for us as Baby Boomers, before it is too late.

You, and I, need to recognize the two-faced guys for who they are and we need to burst from our lethargic positions, remove their crowns and reject the insanity that we have allowed them to spout.

And, if nothing else, we need to see that our own, personal, “Boomer” insanity is made a higher priority in the order of the cosmos that we presently live in.

We can find the great computer “Deep Thought” quite easily. I mean, it’s just sitting there, in plain sight, so that is no longer the problem.

With access and a little control over Deep Thought, we, the Seniors of the world, can band together and present a unified front to the wicked Mouse distorted chaos that reigns as truth, in government, and especially, in DC, today.

I have found MY Towel!

As long as we make sure that we have our towels with us, we can march together, even if only via email and phone calls, and scare the President of the Galaxy into a new consideration of the real “Question”.

That is, once we have explained to him and his fellow Mice in Washington that even though the answer is 42, he needs to understand the real question, and not some nonsensical financial suppositions that are touted by mere power hungry Congressmen.

So, Retirees, Seniors, Baby Boomers, old Hippies, and all of the concerned people of the world, lets unite, and pose the real and honest great question to the Cosmos.

We need to ask them; “Why are you eating All of Our Fish?”.

IF we can get them to leave out Fish alone, then maybe we can find a way to grow our Fish, and have not only, enough for ourselves, but maybe, if we use our towels of truth effectively, we can even generate more to share with others like the X-Gens, and Y-Gens, etc.

But, we do need to move now, and tell them; “You can Keep Your Thanks, and we will Keep our Fish!”
Along with; “And, if you don’t listen to us, we will have your own, personal little secret planet of corruption and self-involvement ……….. destroyed!” We know who to call, and the price is relatively cheap, considering all else in the Cosmos!

As an aged, silver haired Boomer, who has found his towel in my old attic chest that I call memories, I am now awake to these happenings, and you need to join me as I say;

I want my Fish left alone!?

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Don Bobbitt