Long-Winded Diatribe

You've been warned.

Okay. So, I've mentioned before that I dislike politics. Maybe it's because of all the arguing and confrontation, and I just can't deal with that, but whatever it is, I don't enjoy it. Really really.

Hubby, however, loves him some politics. So much so that he purposefully and on a daily basis tunes in to talk radio. TALK RADIO! I just don't get it on so many levels I am not even able to articulate. Talk radio - Blah!

But ...

Yep, there's a 'but'.

Whenever I exit my vehicle, I always turn off the radio and air, and have done so for years. (Like that segue?) Hubby does not. Ever. Even when driving someone else's Jeep. Since Hubby's Jeep does not have air conditioning and we live in the seventh circle of hell Arizona, on days he is in charge of Maggie-transport we swap Jeeps. And when I get back in mine ... you guessed it: it is blaring talk radio.

And apparently Hubby and talk radio are winning a battle I didn't know I was in, because I have actually started paying attention. I can't even believe I'm about to tell you this, but twice this past week I turned on the radio to the talking heads on purpose.

I think maybe therapy is called for.

Now, in all of this 'paying attention' I am now doing, I'm finding out all manner of things that I'd prefer not to know more about.

(As an fyi: I'm about to start venting here because, well, it's my blog and I can, and writing things out is my way of releasing stuff, and I am not in any way trying to start a political debate, so if you do decide to comment on any of this, please be nice. Because, you know, being my blog and all, I can erase that sucker quick-fast-and-in-a-hurry. Thank you.)

Anyhoo ... I am now very concerned that our country is going down the toilet and not even the Tidy Bowl Man will be around to help us out. We seem to be doing our level best to alienate everyone we like who likes us back, while also trying to get in good with the thugs of the world. I believe the president is woefully underqualified for the job he's trying to do; that Nancy Pelosi should be denied communion and have to take catechism lessons from her Bishop; and that the media is the biggest dadgummed political machine out there.

And the Tea Party Express? Stroke of genius. Copycat genius, but imitation is the highest form of flattery, and it worked way back in our country's infancy when we were demanding our rights.

Which we are allowed to do. All of us. Agree-ers and Disagree-ers. It is so important that our Founding Fathers made it #1 when they wrote the Bill of Rights:

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,
or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble,
and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances

So when the president says we should stop bickering, I wonder if what he really means is "just stop disagreeing with me". Because I truly believe he had no idea it would be so hard for him to just get done what he wanted to get done - he's the President AND his party has control of both Houses! You'd think his wishes would be a shoe-in.

Except that The People - not his people but The People - Americans - are voicing their opposition and are trying to tell him what is really needed and wanted here. And that, my friends, is awesome.

Now, if only he'll listen.

As for me, I believe the thing we need most is Jesus. He's been absent so long from this country that we are now reaping what has been sown, and it scares me.

2 Chronicles 7:14 says, "and if my people, upon whom my name has been pronounced, humble themselves and pray, and seek my presence and turn from their evil ways, I will hear them from heaven and pardon their sins and revive their land".

So pray, friends. Pray for our country. Pray for our leaders. Pray for our global human family. Let us humble ourselves before God and seek His forgiveness and guidance.

We need it.

This session has now ended. Thank you.

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