As I was thinking about this blog, I decided that I want to be posting more regularly. But the material needs some differention from regular computer and IT-related articles. So I've decided I'm going to make this an "anything goes" blog. An almost weekly "twitter" if you will, only longer.
You'll get to hear some of my trials and frustrations, triumphs and successes, as well as completely useless trivia and random thoughts. I'll make it very personal at times, and other times offer useful business advice and thoughts.
Bottom line: it's a smorgasborg, so read on at peril!
I will also solicit your thoughts and opinions on everything. I want to have conversations with you, and not just talk at you. So chime in, with comments, and post some thoughts in the forums on what's on your mind. The new web 2.0 is supposed to be interactive, so let's get interacting all ready!
Will this be an Obama-Nation?
So what do I think about Obama in office? Well, I just hope an Obama America is not an Obama-nation! No seriously, I have tremendous respect for the guy, and his energy and enthusiasm blow me away.
My concern? Honestly? Umm, at the risk of sounding like a nut-job, I'll be honest and say I think there is validity to conspiracy theories and that government does not have the best interests of the people at heart. I think that's why some of the truly great presidents, like Lincoln and Kennedy, were taken out: they weren't going with the hidden agendas.
All I can say for Obama is, I really like him, and I hope he is the real deal who survives and helps us make real change. But I'm waiting to see what the man does. Spending another trillion, or even 3-4 trillion as I heard on the radio today, does not seem to me to be the right way to go. If the boat is sinking, you don't take on more water to "fix" it, even if you have start bailing yourself out (isn't this the actual root of this analogy, anyway?).
As an aside, for an entertaining graphical morph of all presidents from Washington to Obama, check this out!
On Lawmakers and Rowboats...
A great quote: "At least MY end of the boat isn't sinking!"
Unfortunately, we are NOT all in the same boat, or this quote would have political clout. The people making the rules do NOT live by them! I repeat, the lawmakers do NOT have to live under their own rules and regulations (Washington, D.C. has its OWN set of laws that do NOT apply to the rest of the country...now isn't that ODD???). What's good for the goose is apparently NOT good for the gander.
That throws the whole concept of a government BY the people and FOR the people, out the proverbial window. I understand that the nature of power means that rich men use it for themselves, greedily, at the expense of others. But as long as this country is run by rich men, and corporations that lobby for and pass laws for other rich men, in no way shape or form do we have a government of and for the people.
I believe government should not be made up of just rich men. How about a real cross section of the population? Poor, middle, and upper class people of all walks of life, of all ages and genders: male, female, and those who have yet to decide (kudos if you know what movie that is from).
HA HA HA HA HA!
The bullies are on top of the wall, and anyone who climbs it will be kicked down! It's the golden rule: he who has the gold, makes the rules. Don't ever think that goverment will be different or honestly change; what we see on the media is called "propaganda."
I have a treasured friend who is brilliant at everything he does. He has 2 college degrees, one in poly sci. He is always taking the positive tact, feeling that we can truly be in charge of and make strides in our country. I wish I had his optimism.
At least MY end of the boat isn't sinking!
That's my $.07 for this week, adjusted for the very real inflation that is. So what do YOU think?