Monday, January 25, 2010

Airport Security FAIL

There's a lot about U.S. airport security that doesn't make sense to me.  Today I was put in a holding cell to await a 'pat down' because, they said, I was wearing a long sleeve shirt over a t-shirt.  They didn't require others with two shirts to go through a pat down.  I just got lucky, I guess.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Political Landscape Shifts Again!

Yesterday political history was made again when Scott Brown, a Republican, won the Massachusetts Senate seat vacated by the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy.  Senator Brown won by 5 percentage points, or 120,000 votes.  Former Massachusetts Republican Governor Mitt Romney told Fox News, "To have a Republican senator, that's unheard of. ... This is monumental. This is epic."

37% of Massachusetts voters are Democrats, compared to just 12% who are Republicans!  And President Obama carried the state by 26% in his 2008 election!  This marks a definite swing.

On 7/19/2009 I posted a blog entry about why I needed to stop following the news:  the direction of politics and the way they are running the country was making me so angry.  I think many Americans feel like me, that most in the two main political parties are watching out for their self-interests and those of large contributors; they are not watching out for the American people and doing what is best for our country.

The mainstream media likewise seems to have an agenda, and it's not about what is best for the United States of America.  Rather, it's about what they'd like to see happen in the U.S. to correct wrongs-- whether accurate or not-- against the environment, less fortunate countries in the world, minorities, and special interest groups.

The American people are starting to revolt!  And it's about time.  We want our country back!  We want it back so we can fix the wrongs recently done by politicians and make this country a true world leader again!  It's time to take back the power we've given to lawyers and news agencies... those that look with disdain on the citizens of this country who are speaking out against the current tide of political elitism.

Yesterday's election in Massachusetts gave me hope.  I think that's true for many.  I pray that the U.S.A. will again become the world's beacon of hope; a place where all are equal and where the government and the press respects citizen's rights and perspectives.