Typically, I try to keep out of the political fray, at least as far as my blog goes. BUT frankly, there are a few points that just set my broom on fire yesterday. So here is my first thought for today....
Thought Number One...I am so F%#&#@* tired of being disappointed in the men/women that were placed in leadership roles, only to have them continually let us down.
Yes, I am angry and appalled at the comment on Sunday from Todd Akin and I think we can all agree that his remarks were beyond offensive and insensitive and hovering in the area of "OMG, did he actually say that?" As far, as Rep. Yoder goes, I am disappointed in him as well. I can't even comment on the Representative out of Minnesota as I know nothing of what is going on there.
My post today, though, is more about, how many times do we have to put up with our government leaders...people that are paid to represent us...acting badly. I am so sad that we can't be proud of our leaders. It doesn't seem to matter what party you are affiliated with because, there have been and continue to be members of both parties that have diminished ethics and questionable morals...and let's not forget the ever popular...inability to think before speaking.
Additionally, in a lot of cases these bad behaviors are rewarded with re-elections.
So Witchy Cheryl is both SAD and MAD.
Thought Number Two...The nutty topping on the figurative sundae that really caused me to lose my mind.
You know it was already a weak start to my day when I turned on the news and both the big headlines are concerning men that govern the states that my city resides in.
|While Kansas City covers two states we have seperate |
governments at all levels.... city, county, and state
After I pulled myself off the floor (with the help of my broom), I went to the Internet to catch up on my blog reading. Usually this is a fun form of escapism from the irritants of the world. Not so much yesterday.
There is a blog I was reading had an opening line that set my head spinning.
"I live in the fucking armpit of America where I am surrounded by people who continually vote ignoramuses into political office."
(Note: you do understand this is not my writing...I am quoting the first line of the post I was reading.)
Well this is news, as the author lives near me.... by default, I must live in the armpit of America.
Now, now...I think I am offended! No, I know, I am offended.
The author of this particular blog of which (Which witch...get it!) , is very successful and has a huge following. Yay for her. But here are a few additional facts. She lives near me in KANSAS. She lives in an affluent area and is also, a Realtor, as I am. WE AREN'T SURROUNDED BY PEOPLE WHO VOTE FOR MISSOURI politicians because we don't live in Missouri. She made some very good points about the idiocy of Aken's statement but the implication that people want to vote in bad leaders can't be accurate. Aren't the majority of people trying to believe that the politicians they are voting for, are going to work for a common goal? (No, I don't mean a common goal of carousing and acting like frat boys and bar tramps...I mean working for a better country that provides us the rights we hold dearly.)
I do take exception to being lumped into a generalized assumption that I am a voter that regularly votes in the likes of Todd Akin.
While, I didn't vote over in Missouri, I have dear friends and family (hi! to my only brother...you're not a hick are you?) that live in Missouri, and I am relatively sure that they aren't proud of Rep.Akin either. And as far as the armpit that I apparently live in goes, this one is a pretty good one.
Johnson County is a county located in northeast Kansas, in the central United States. The county is largely suburban, being part of the Kansas City metropolitan area, and containing many of its affluent southwestern suburbs. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 544,179. Its county seat is Olathe, and its most populous city is Overland Park. The county has the highest median household income and highest per-capita income in Kansas and is among the most affluent in the United States, boasting the 19th highest median household income in 2000 and the 46th highest per-capita income in 2005.
In 2010, Money magazine, in its list of the 100 Best Cities in the United States in which to live, ranked Overland Park 7th (ranked 6th in 2006 and 9th in 2008) and Shawnee 17th (ranked 39th in 2008). In 2008 the same magazine also ranked Olathe 11th.
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