Saturday, February 6, 2010

Kudos to Delta Tau Delta, Gamma Iota Chapter

Five weeks ago, I joined my sisters on a exercise walk that goes to one of the parking garages on the University of Texas. This morning, I went with them again. On the way to campus, I saw something that wasn't there last time: someone had painted an image of the Iwo Jima flag raising and a big "Support the Troops" yellow ribbon on the fence. I wished I hadn't left my cell phone in my purse in the trunk of my sister's car. On the way back, I saw that along the fence around the corner, there was also the Marine Corps' Eagle, Globe & Anchor, a Navy anchor, the Air Force logo and the Army logo. Then, I saw that this was a frat house. When I was in college, I didn't have a good impression of fraternities in general because of behaviors I observed, so I still carry a wariness about them. But, I do have to give kudos to the Gamma Iota Chapter of Delta Tau Delta fraternity for their public support of our troops. I plan on going on the walk again next weekend, and if I do, I'll try to remember to bring my camera, and if the fence is still painted the same, I will update this post with photos.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Letter to Blanche Lincoln (posted by South Park Diva)

This is the third email I've written to my Senator, Blanche Lincoln (D) of Arkansas:

"It has been awhile since I last emailed you. I first begged you not to vote for the Senate healthcare reform bill. Then I asked you what your price was when you did vote for it, seeing as how the majority of Arkansas do not want it passed.

You didn't listen then. Now that Scott Brown has been elected, are you listening now? I've heard that you are worried about your Senate seat - about the upcoming elections. Are you ready to listen to the people that (mostly) elected you?

We hope today that the healthcare reform bill is dead. But Nancy Pelosi is going to ram it down our unwilling throats. She wants to "pole vault over the fence" - the fence that is built by the will of the American people! When did Congress and the Senate decide that they will do whatever they want regardless of the will of the people? When did this arrogance begin that we are just too stupid to understand what they are "trying to do for us"?

Now Obama is presenting a budget that is truly amazing. It is amazing in its sheer "not-caring-ness". Yes, I've just invented a word. Any proponent of this budget obviously does NOT care about the future of this country at all. They don't care about our children, to whom we are handing this hefty price tag. The budget significantly raises our national debt even more, and yet it seems that to many want to blithely wave it on through. For crying out loud, the budget is counting on tax money from cap and trade, which hasn't even been presented yet! And hopefully won't pass if it does get presented!

I don't have a problem with Democrats or Republicans. I have a problem with any politician who will not listen to his or her constituents. I have a problem with any politician who thinks him/herself somehow above the people that they represent. I have a problem with a politician who wants to recklessly spend and heavily tax us when we can least afford it. Heavily taxing our corporations, when they have already cut jobs dealing with our struggling economy. Heavily taxing "the rich" because it is somehow okay for them to shoulder even more of the burden caused by the bad decisions made in Washington D.C.

When will this end? Are you ready to listen yet? The American people are not yet willing to have Obama's socialist/progressive agenda rammed down their throats. Are you listening? Are you ready to once again do your job? The one where you are elected by a group of people, and then you go to represent their will? Or are you going to have to learn the hard way - by losing your job as Senator? Your numbers are dipping. Have you finally realized why? Or, as some cynics predict, will you, along with other ousted Democrats, going to go on to a job in Obama's administration - another payoff for voting against the will of the people."

Although her website assures that each email is answered, I never received an answer for the last two emails, nor do I expect one from this one. Maybe I'll be wrong. I'll let you all know!