A few months ago, we (the whole family) went to one of the first tea parties to see what the deal was. Our experience was that it was a lot of real people, who didn’t have a lot in common. It was a good, but strange, experience. We’ve never been protesters. The crowd was mixed – young folks, families with kids in strollers, the middle-aged people like me and Mike and the old people (who didn’t seem all that old to me).
TODAY? The Tea Party movement took on Washington DC. The crowd estimates are from several thousand people to as many as 2 million people (ABC). Either way, it gives you pause, doesn’t it? Me? In case you have never read here before, I’m kind of conservative. But, to know that other people are as ticked off as I am by being ignored (no town halls in my district) and by being treated as if we are stupid (or worse!). Who doesn’t want some kind of health care reform? That’s like saying you hate puppies. NO ONE hates puppies! I sure don’t. But what is the big freaking rush? Why not make it good and right and sane?
I think the whole rushing thing is what has set me off. Just vote for it, don’t read it and you’re not accountable to anyone after you do vote. I’ve tried this before (as in Mike, we’re going to raise our income by 20% while decreasing our spending), no one buys it. My teenaged boys will rush through explanations when they don’t want to tell me what really happened. It appears our government is no different . . . I love my teens. I sure as hell don’t want them running the country.
In the meantime, we have some stuff going on here that I am not quite comfortable blogging about yet. If I’m gone for a few days, it’s nothing personal. If you’re of the praying-persuasion, we could use those. If you’re not a praying type, feel free to jump in with good thoughts, or whatever you have! We’re happy to get anything you have to send.