Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Set your recorder.

I'll let you in on a little secret. I know how to not watch the political conventions. Record them on your VCR, DVD, or whatever you use to record a program. Nobody watches half of what they record. That's why people feel compelled to binge watch Netflix. Imagine having a day to do that. I'm retired and that is some of the keenest fantasy written in pop culture today.


I haplessly watched the entire Republican convention. It is my practice to read, surf the internet or play games on my computer as the television plays in the background. I have a few shows I watch. I decided I would watch the Dems do their thing since I had watched the Repubs do theirs. Sort of like rubbernecking. You know you shouldn't. It is possible you can see and hear things you don't like.

When I started blogging, I thought no politics. I haven't followed my rule. The main reason is that some are so stuck on their opinion, they are turned off when you don't agree. It's that salesperson in me or that teenager who wanted everyone to like me. Plus, deep down, I know talking politics is easy. It is not a huge perspective for any of us.

I try to straddle the fence in that I worry about being opinionated when it comes to politics. There are good points to both sides. It is hard to see that in that leaders of both sides make deals that benefit them. Those feet of clay can be pretty big some times.I chide my older brother we are going to fight old age by not having such strong opinions.

But there is a piece of me that has to be honest with my blogging friends. It is not that I want to convince anyone how they should vote. I truly believe the man upstairs has it all under control. No matter who is elected, he has it taken care of. I know that God can move mountains and certainly a person's heart.

I did not like John Boehner; because of all the discord between Congress and the President. I no longer feel that way. He was an honest public servant. With causing two expensive government shutdowns, Ted Cruz was not my favorite. I have more respect for Ted Cruz in telling Republicans to vote their conscience.

Although no one needed insurance in my immediate family; I recognize how devastating it is not to have insurance. So I have liked Obamacare from the "gitgo". No it is not perfect by any means. But it does give a large slice of our population a way to have insurance. Having to be indigent to get healthcare is not good. Plus, very few doctors will take patients without insurance.

Because of this and the refusal to acknowledge climate change, I am a yellow dog Democrat. Not everyone in my family feels the same way. I have a brother embarrassed about my political opinion. He is very grateful I keep my opinions on the down low. He loves Donald Trump. He feels he tells it like it is.

A brother and sister of mine are true independents. I had been an independent. I still vote Republican if I like the candidate better. There are six of us in all. My brother that lives with me does not vote and I have no idea how my sister that lives with me votes. I vote like my mom. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

So this is hopefully the last time I write about politics. My opinion is more in I want to be upfront with who I am. However, if Donald Trump is elected, I will respect that too. Because, the man upstairs knows what he is doing. There is a purpose to all the good and bad in our lives. We don't acknowledge the good. It is what gives us the greater part of our humanity. The bad can either enhance that or bring out the worst in us.

It's all good folks. And don't forget to set your recorder. You know you'll never watch it now. Now, I got to find a good safe topic for next week. Now let's all turn to chapter 6 in the book of John, Yikes, I guess I need to stay away from religion too.

16 comments:

  1. Trump is just a crackpot, but if he does win, the higher ups will put him in his place, hopefully, so he doesn't go building stupid walls and the like. I don't care about sides or parties, vote for who I like and damn the rest. Sucks when choices are pathetic though.

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    1. Trump knows his electorate and he is a good salesman. I never thought he could be nominated. He is much more sophisticated than this persona he is using. You are right about higher ups putting him in his place. It might be fun to watch. It certainly will not be a Little Lord Fauntleroy story.

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  2. I've just caught a bit here and there of the 2 conventions. Hubby kinda rules the remote and he hasn't been too interested in watching them. I don't know if I can stomach the speeches both sides are doing so maybe its a good thing.

    So true God knows what he is doing and he also knows who is going to be the next president. I read a fascinating article shared by a friend, http://www.caintv.com/lance-wallnau-god-is-raising-u, about perhaps how God plans to use Trump in the days ahead. I know another blogger who at the beginning of Trump's entry into the race months ago shuddered, but now she more confidence in his candidacy and perhaps his election after spending lots of time in prayer and meditation. I like to think so myself only because I fear for America in the days ahead. So I'm praying, lots of prayer.

    betty

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    1. I'll check that link out. I do think there is purpose in what happens. Sometimes it is not good; but it does precipitate a change. It is not lost on me that Trump's electorate will be most affected by his Presidency.

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  3. I watch the news the next day and see the highlights. Not much into this, or TV , so don't turn it on much.

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  4. I think you said it best - the man upstairs has it all under control. And no matter what happens, we'll pray He guides our next president.

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    1. So true Alex. All the probabilities have helped me with my sci fi story.

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  5. Is that one of your dogs? I'd rather vote for him.

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    1. That's her and she has pretty strong, open opinions. There is no way she could get elected. But she might given the choices sometimes.

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  6. I use the DVR for almost everything. I hate watching live TV, especially this year's conventions. My mind tends to wander while watching political speeches. Mostly, I prefer to read about it so I can skim over the BS. Hummmm. This year I guess that would mean I'd skip over the whole thing. I'm with L. Diane Wolfe, I'd rather vote for your dog.

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    1. I'm with you about taping. Daisy just says have plenty of chicken in the pot for the dog too.

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  7. Your little dog is precious! Nice touch for the subject of politics ;-) She brings cheer to the darkness of senselessness. Our pets could teach us all something about getting along, huh? Wish I was that carefree.

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    1. I enjoy my dogs. I did not intend to own a pack but I do and they are interesting in how they interact. I think Miss Daisy is adorable too.

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  8. Hi human, Ann,

    Of course, you do realise that we've been subjected to your pawlitical rubbish at like two in the morning onward. I try to take my human well away from the TV because he's threatened to throw a brick at it. Your dog and I could start up a new pawlitical pawty.

    Pawsitive and peaceful wishes,

    Penny!

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    1. Miss Daisy would like that. The dog walking party and plenty of treats too. However, she is not good at sharing Penny.

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