Every time I run across an article such as this one – http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/01/27/kim-jong-un-reportedly-executes-blood-relatives-once-powerful-uncle-as-purge/ – I am reminded of how much I just love to be an American! So many people gripe and complain about all the mistakes and political chaos but to me, this is the country to be in. I don’t have to worry about if some off-his-rocker psycho-freakazoid leader is going to knock on my door and kill me and/or my family.
The United States may be so far in debt we can’t even count that high. We may have a president who doesn’t have the ability to wiggle his nose and make all our problems vanish. But we DON’T have a dictator. We still have a semblance of freedom and for that I am proud. I am able to raise my kids with the knowledge that even inside political scandal’s and whatnot that America is still NOT North Korea. It is just so sad that the entire country of people are being crushed by the weight of a brainwashing lunatic.
This is an older song, but by golly I just find it to be beautiful enough to share again and again! 🙂
There are just some artists who really draw me in as a fan and Meredith Andrews is one of them!
In the fog I close my eyes,
And rest against the grey.
I brace my heart and hide the fear,
To begin another day.
The smokey mist, it swirls beyond,
A life it has of its own.
My lips can feel that sweet, soft, wet
And the life I embraced never known.
So I try to stay deep within,
The grips of this muggy design,
But the noise of the world thus
Wrinkles in and to reality I must resign.
Is it really too much to ask that the ONE event the world is supposed to be committed to unite on goes without the threat of some ridiculous terrorist group looking for attention? There are so many other events that could be great platforms for whatever it is psychos are wanting to murder for, but the Olympics are supposed to be like Switzerland – neutral grounds for people to compete against each other.
The nation should be focusing on the amazing talent from around the world – all of the fantastic athletes that work CONSTANTLY to show just how great they can be. They shouldn’t have to worry if some lunatic is going to come after them. That is a massive amount of stress to add onto an already stressful competition. Just makes me sad to think that the performances of our athletes is going to be affected by a sadistic person who has nothing better to do then threaten people who have not done a thing to warrant that behavior.
Now let me start off by saying I LOVE Texas, it is a great place to live and I really enjoy being here. That being said, I am originally from Iowa – I was there for 20+ years, so I have real knowledge of what winter conditions really are.
So why does that matter you ask? Well, if any of you watch the weather channel you may know that right now Texas is experiencing a bit of cold, we have some icy rain coming down – kind of sleet like – just yucky. I am staring out of my window right this minute looking at my neighbor across the street, poor guy, I don’t think he knows what cold is….he has literally spent 45 minutes with this tiny little scraper, trying to get every bit of ice off of his SUV. I’m not talking windows either, he has run that thing down the entire body of the vehicle and is literally picking it out of the treads of his tires.
Texans don’t know cold. The majority of the people who live here panic when the weather has a sudden drop in temperature – really. I am just glad that I don’t have to drive in these conditions because I think the people out and about have NO CLUE how to operate in this weather! I just had to share!
I have been catching up on watching “Bones” on Netflix recently and the episode I saw the other day ended with the killer admitting to the crime – as usual – but claiming that it was an accident, that she had pushed her friend when they were arguing and the friend ‘fell’ into the blades of doom. At that point she had panicked and covered up her crime.
I found myself thinking about this scenario, and wondered what I would do should say, if someone would trip over my foot and fall down four flights of stairs and die. My sense of duty would win out I am pretty sure, it makes way more sense to me to just call the police and tell them there was an accident rather than go through all the trouble of covering up a crime – especially since I know I would just end up caught anyway and have to deal with being punished to the full extent of the law.
I sat and thought up all kinds of situations like that and in every single one it was just easier to let the police know, I guess for me I still feel the system would win out in the end and that they would believe my story. What about for you? Should you find yourself in this situation would you cover it up or would you call the police? I am really curious to know how most people would handle something like that. -How realistic is the T.V. world of mystery?- LOL.