Friday, April 27, 2012


OK, let me get this straight--we had June in March, here in CT, and now, at 10 p.m., the temperature on our back porch is 30 degrees Fahrenheit. So, we're having October in April.

And, if I not mistaken, most of the members of one of the two major political parties in the US think that 'climate change' is a socialist lie. Do I have this right?

And though most of the Washington politicians agree that the interest rates on Stafford loans for college shouldn't double this summer, the Republicans think we should pay for it out of a fund for preventive medicine for women and children while Democrats think we should pay for it by reducing the federal subsidies to Oil and Gas companies. (That fund, by the way, is in existence because of the Affordable Health Care Law that the Democrats passed. So, already, 'Obamacare' is radically serving the health care needs of women and children....)

Am I just crazy or doesn't Exxon have billions of dollars in profit each quarter, along with all other oil and gas companies? Even PB, paying through the nose for the Gulf spill, makes handsome profits for their share holders. And, let me get this straight, the government is giving them subsidies???

And, didn't I hear this somewhere, Republicans are in favor of denying insurance coverage for contraceptives while also urging that alternatives to 'Evolution' be taught in public schools whenever there is a spare moment from preparing children to take tests instead of 'educating' them.

Sometimes I feel like I woke up from an irrational dream into an even more irrational world.

That people don't believe in human-caused climate change and in the theory of evolution is astonishing to me. And that those 'people' are one of the two political parties is horrifying to me.

And don't get me started on the Ryan budget plan....For the first time in a long time, I agree with the Roman Catholic bishops who find that budget 'heartless'.

It would be great if I could 'wake up' out of the current political reality.

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