|I'll bet they are happy. Vacations, salmon, shrimp, lobster and steak all made by a chef for four more years while they push a progressive agenda. Hail the Mayonnaise Police !|
I spent the entire afternoon at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Virginia. Yes, this is the one in which Christopher Reeve spent so much time after his tragic accident which paralyzed him. I took one of my adult sons to a specialist and we were there four hours. That did not count the forty minutes it took to park in the new deck during the new construction which has continued now beyond a year and a half. Great changes have come to the University of Virginia as they gear up for Obamacare and all that means. A lot of the changes are not good ones. A portion of this time was spent in a waiting room with a lot of other patients also waiting to see a physician. While we were there, the second inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama was going on and waiting patients and families were watching it on a large TV. This one appeared to have been specially anchored with an earthquake anchor from above, which was likely placed there after the 5.8 earthquake in 2011, which destroyed schools a county away and destroyed a number of homes in a neighboring county. It looked like overkill to me, but I am not a construction engineer, and this is a hospital.
Most of you know that Mr. Obama is not my favorite political figure. Of course, I don't know the man personally. What I dislike I know from his books which I bought from half.com prior to his election on the first go-round. He struck me as a tragic figure, a young boy, abandoned by his father who was left to be raised and educated by his mother, and grandparents, and eventually also a step-father named Soetoro. He grew up in a time in which it was likely not to have been very easy to be a biracial child. In his books, he advances many ideas of which I simply do not agree. He believes that government has a duty to be all things to the downtrodden, whereas I do not. I believe that in a free republic, that everyone has an opportunity to do well, and that over time, they will. I have a Chinese dentist, African American friends who are cardiologists, and one who is the former governor of Virginia. There were opportunities here, and they did exist for everyone who worked hard, prepared with education, and then stepped up to those opportunities. To my way of thinking, Mr. Obama is a socialist, and I am a capitalist. When capitalism fails, it self adjusts, whereas socialism does not, and consistently does not work in a sustained fashion. Eventually, socialists run out of other people's money to spend.
What was interesting about today was the response of the people in the waiting room. I have been flabbergasted that Mr. Obama received a second term, but now, I accept that others want such representation and so I wouldn't upset people who are simply in a waiting room trying to get health care. Since a number of them are Medicaid patients, they may well like Mr. Obama. I sat in the waiting room quietly listening to the festivities. Then, I listened as the conversations began. "Even if he says he's a Christian, he's a Muslim" a woman in her sixties said. Another said, "I wouldn't be surprised if he worshipped Satan !" "I hear he is going to have the National Guard come door to door and take all our guns" said another. "Look, he looks evil," said another. My son and I stayed quiet. The patients throughout the waiting room both white and black were angry. Apparently, the loss of some dollars taken as additional taxes commencing in January has angered some people. You would think I would have been pleased that more people understand that Mr. Obama may not be the angel of deliverance that some people had believed. I was not happy. We are entering a very difficult time. Our nation owes more debt than it ever has. Our president is inept, inexperienced and spends money freely in an era in which we need to consider austerity if our nation is to survive. He does not understand that spending more and more money and bankrupting our nation, is not going to benefit its citizens. However, it is fascinating to me that prior to the election, a lot of people were quiet. Now that seventy more dollars is being held from their weekly paycheck and the President would like to heavily restrict if not call in firearms, people have decided he is worth badmouthing. It is interesting to me that a few of the things they said about the president were not actually true. I don't think he is a Satanist, and although his view of Christianity isn't mine, he doesn't appear to practice Islam.
It has never been my intention here to get people to stand up against anyone in particular. My intent is, and always has been to get the public to educate themselves and then to make the decisions which best benefit them. My beliefs are is that firearms are a Second Amendment right and that I do not like to see them, or ammunition restricted to anyone except those who have mental health issues and are being treated for them. I am kind and decent to gays and lesbians, but I do not think that a society or culture should embrace homosexuality or lesbianism on an equal footing with conventional marriage. I honestly cannot see why gay partners cannot make each other their Powers of Attorney. I also can't see how my being forced to buy ANY product at all, let alone health insurance, can be Constitutional. However, these are my views, and others are certainly entitled to their own.
In conclusion, I would like to say I did not vote for Barack Hussein Obama either time. I read his books and I do not share his concerns for what he sees as American oppression of the world. My father and mother's ancestors did not keep slaves at any time. They hired people to work their farms and they worked beside them. Sometimes, our ancestors dropped dead next to them. My great grandfather's Californian ranch worked with he and his sons working right beside their Chinese employees, who were very valued. One of my great grandmother's ancestors was an indentured servant for four years in Nova Scotia until he could earn enough money to buy his own forty acres and start his own orchard, which he eventually did. So, if you get the the point where you wish to redistribute the wealth from me to African Americans, Mr. Obama, I am here to tell you that no restitution is necessary. My people worked just as hard as yours, perhaps even more so.
Good luck with your continued agenda. You are going to need it. Americans are waking up.