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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Should worry all of us


Not my words – spoken by the fellow who once was the top news guy of one of those outfits we the people pay every time we buy anything that advertises 24/7 while they tell us they are sending us the news and all else that matters or should.

Yes folks it’s our system – and as with most any well established (this about 250 years) medium or long term lasting system – it does not like change.

Should that worry us?  Well they didn’t raise that issue.  Their (our) title issue is all about #45 and how he is about doing and saying things 24/7 that perhaps should worry all of us.

Before we close up this brief Thanksgiving Day offering we do wish to pose a simple basic question – are things changing?  In your life?  Around you?  With your kids if you’ve got any?  Or are the basics you grew up with pretty much the same?  In other words –are thing pretty much the same as 40 or 50 or 60 or 70 years ago?

We write these few words capturing or attempting to capture bits and pieces of what goes thru our mind and others and also, occasionally, try to connect that which flows from the various outfits claiming a role in doing the same.

If you’ve read here before then you know a couple of things – here is our recollection of them:
·         We need five federal government outfits – and they presently hang out in a five sided building, and
·         We need to pay back the money we  owe – not pass it on others

We know one other thing – by the way none of ‘em were mentioned by the guy we watched or any of the gals and guys he had on his show last night.   What is that one other thing?

A good man died 55 years ago – today.   The TV guy and a guest mentioned that man’s death but neither mentioned the several words spoken (snitched) by that man 57+ years ago when he took office.  We do – here they are:
“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.”

We love this place of ours.   We are thankful to be an American.  We also like the few basics mentioned just above – we call ‘em – fundamentals.

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