I have found lately that the more people seem to be coming out of the woodwork to criticize what others think or write. If you make a comment that is against some “minority group’s” comment you are labeled a hater of that group. When you state something that comes up in studies which a religious group seems to think puts their heroic leader in a bad light, you are labeled stupid or ignorant. And if you make some comment about what you have found, there are those who make a comment that they won’t make a comment and them proceed to write a long dissertation as to why they aren’t leaving a comment and how wrong you are (again) to put down their hero. When I post, it is to put forth my comments/opinions/observations. I don’t expect people to either agree or disagree with me. If I want a reply/observation/opinion I do ask. Currently I have people on this place, twitter and a couple other places who all they do is post “hate” messages and give no real reasonable conversation about what I post. I may not happen to agree, but I try to hold a constructive conversation. Problem is these people seem bent on not reading all the way through and call me untruthful, a bigot, and ignorant. Why is it people don’t seem to want to have a civil/constructive conversation. This I am posting out of exasperation since on of the posters seems to think waiting over a month or more will change the outcome and my mind.
Well, tomorrow is it. My son is going to move to another town (over 3 hours away) to go to college. My hubster is taking him down so Thurs. he can settle into his apartment and get the feel of the area before Monday when he starts his classes. Scary that at 26 he has finally decided on a set of courses and is starting a new life. All his life he has had either his grandmother or us within a 5 – 10 min. drive if there was a problem. Now he is officially going to be on his own. I pray he has the strength and courage to take on this challenge to better his life. I know we will miss him as he starts college. I know that mom is already missing him because she cried today. He will be on his own in a life changing situation. I am hoping for the best for him on his “M” day!
The summer is winding down and we will soon be closing the park down for the fall/winter season. At least the museum and gift shop part of the park. Next week my husband takes our son down to Rapid to set him up in his apartment and then the next Monday he starts his classes. I have another dental apt. the week of the 22nd so at least I will see him after he starts school before going home. He has not really been on his own for over a week and then he was not far from his grandmother’s house. Not sure how she will take it either. Not really happy about the distance even though at the same time I know this will be good for him. After Labor day I will be concentrating on my hand sketched Christmas cards and Jewelry sets which I am hoping to sell at the fall/winter(?) fair this year. Plus I have to set up all the cards I send out to family and friends as well! Didn’t get the chance to get all the Christmas stuff done while I had money coming in but hopefully my art studio will give me inspiration to actually get stuff done to sell! Anyway, hope your summer was great and will continue blogging til (at least) the end of 2016!
I often wonder if people realize why some people NEED to talk in detail or (as some people who are not so tolerant) go off on a tangent. I have experienced this myself. When someone gets excited and want to actually talk in detail some people curtail what they are saying. Usually the person is excited about the subject so they get very excited and want to share that joy with those they are talking to, and/or they are being kept from flourishing by those who seem to believe they need to be micro-managed and kept away from those who can help them flourish.
It seems that those who do this to the excited person tend to be those who want to be in the lime-light or be the center of attention and are not even aware they are doing this. If they are aware, they tend to believe that they need to keep the other person in check and punish them if they step out of line. The punishment usually includes telling the person they talk too much, they are including too much information, they are stupid and shouldn’t open their mouth because they have no idea what they are talking about.
Sad that people are so sure that certain people should never open their mouth (usually due to gender or fear that the person who wants talk will take the attention away from them because they are as or more intelligent than them.)
Unfortunately, this is predominate in small towns or areas where women are considered eye candy only. Plus those who micro-manage them surround themselves with others of like mind and/or use BS and smooth talking to convince others they are right and the object of their concern are nuts or evil. Sad no one but those who go or have gone through this themselves can spot it.
Well, the work is finally started on my mouth. HOPEFULLY I will have a full set of uppers and a partial lowers. I have never been so scared yet so excited in my life. Last month they pulled my upper teeth and I was not looking forward to the pain nor living off aspirin/pain killers for a week or more, but guess what! NO PAIN! When the dentist got through I asked him to do two more but he said he didn’t want to hear me humming tunes for several hours more. I will get impressions for this in Oct. This month I am either getting 2 teeth pulled or 2 roots. Next month will be the reverse plus 1 filling. Then either Nov. or Dec. I will be getting the impressions for the bottom and or the upper teeth! FINALLY! I will finally get to eat all the raw veggies and meat I want without pain or hassle! I may even post a photo of me with my new teeth when I get the whole set! Maybe. Cheers!
Normally I keep as far away from politics as possible … However … With all the mudslinging lately I would like to make some small observations. Hillery. Sure, she is a woman and EVENTUALLY we should have a woman in the white house, but not her. I don’t trust her so NO, I would not vote for her. The thing is I would not want another politician in the white house. As for Trump, he makes mistakes. So what? He admits it! People say he takes pleasure in saying “you’re fired” and targets women. First off they are siting a “REALITY SHOW” which is an oxymoron since the shows are geared towards this. They are SCRIPTED! I watched them and most of the women on there were clueless to start with. If it had been Evona Trump doing this no one would think twice! Come on people, if it doesn’t work out there is something called Impeachment! USE IT! The only reason you didn’t do it for the current Pres. is because he kept pulling the racist/bigot card when we wanted to get rid of him and we like little sheep cowed down to him. We hired him, and if he doesn’t do the job, FIRE HIM!
I know a bit about what PBS gets for finding since I happen to know several people who work on their fundraising committees. I also know that they get a hefty chunk of change from the government. So when they say they are so poor that they can not offer the public free programing so they “have to charge a monthly fee” for older shows and shows that are free on regular TV then something is wrong. I hope others see this and band together to get rid of their “passport” program. It is not right that they should take advantage of their watchers when they should be getting enough money in their budget to take care of whatever they need. If they start charging, they are no longer a non-profit organization and no longer serve the needs of their viewers.