And so it goes...
Oh what a conundrum. The Republican Party has just experienced the new system we live in today. They are reeling from defeat that was delivered at the polls.
Who would have thought the talking heads Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and others would have failed so miserably. The old adage, “You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time” was so true in this case.
The system busters are here in force. The world we have known is gone. We won’t get it back. The world has changed. You can accept it or lament over it. The conservative party which isn’t owned by the Republicans can still come back. But they have got to get it out of people’s bedrooms, their religion, and stop being fanatical about these and other issues. A true conservative is a person that doesn’t believe in waste of money and resources. They are about fiscal responsibility. This can be true of all political parties.
Most women won’t publicly say it, but they don’t want old gray haired politicians telling them if they can use birth control or not or what to do if they are raped and become pregnant. Most people today have developed their belief system and consider what they believe to be very personal. They don’t want to be preached to by people about many issues affecting their lives.
Senior citizens don’t want the government to privatize social security. At one point or other, we have had an insurance claim and we know how hard insurance companies are to deal with. If social security and medicare are privatized, can you imagine at 80 years old having to deal with insurance companies about your care? Insurance companies look at the profit margin because they are a “Profit Organization.”
Georgia is always a late bloomer when it comes to national trends. We have isolated ourselves into our own little world. We think we are right and we believe the rest of the country is like us but it is not. We don’t have the vote and we have lost the numbers needed to win these big elections.
All Americans need to humble themselves and come together unified to save our country. Hate mongers also known as talking heads and fear mongers should be ignored. We should accept the plain truth about the mess we are in. Our enemies want us to fight among ourselves. The love it because when we fight each other the real tyrants grow in power. Our country is special. Washington is owned by the lobbyist. We have to help ourselves. Work hard. Be frugal. Help others if you can. Be tolerant and suspicious of things you don’t quite understand. Look deep into all things. Be supportive of honest media. Encourage them. Remember, things have been worse. It all runs in cycles.
And so it goes...
Our Opinion: Hoop jumping is for the birds
We received some information about recent conversations concerning Colony Bank’s efforts to purchase the property on Central Avenue where the old ice house is located. The plan is to turn the building into a new bank location, while maintaining the integrity of the original building, and keeping in mind the historic value of it.
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It’s the little things that we remember
I saw this in the local newspaper when I lived in Bend, Ore. I hung on to it, and I just had to share...
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With only a few shopping days remaining until Christmas, I encourage each Tiftonite to take advantage of the wonderful shops and small business retail stores here in our own backyard.
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On Saturday morning, I was driving my truck pulling a motorcycle trailer following the Freedom Seekers annual Toy Ride in Tifton. All of us (more than 100) were excited about the large turnout to make many underprivileged children have a joyous Christmas.
Letter to the Editor – Sign more of a distraction
It was my pleasure to visit your lovely city recently. Obviously, a number of your citizens care greatly about maintaining your fine architecture, shops and streetscapes. What's more, the cultural arts seem to be alive and thriving!
- Rants & Raves - December 10
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