It was two years ago that I cast my vote for you.
Two years later, here at the midterm election and I am so disappointed. It’s more than disappointment. It’s anger. It’s dissolution. It’s a feeling that goes beyond being sad or depressed. I let myself believe that you would really change some glaring problems in our country and I feel duped.
You PROMISED you would be transparent and you are not. Your election was based on a desire to change Washington and you brought hope that it would but it hasn’t.
It is not enough that you passed health care reform, Make Home Affordable and extended unemployment benefits. I have, or a family member has benefited from these acts, but they are bandaids on symptoms of a dysfunction that is systemic.
You owe me Mr. Obama. You owe us. We want real change. If you need help on what you can do, you can start with your transparency promise. Then…
Repeal The Patriot Act.
Impose campaign finance reform. REAL campaign finance reform.
Set term limits on congressmen and senators.
Demand an amendment be passed that strips away the idea that a CORPORATION has the same fundamental rights as WE THE PEOPLE!
No more war without formal declaration from Congress.
That would be a start towards real change and to right the ship.
If you need help, I have a few friends that have great ideas on how you can unscrew this country with just a few quick strokes of the pen. Why don’t you invite US over to your place to have a beer sometime and we can share some of them with you.
Hell, you know what… strike that. Come to my place! I’d love to share a pint or two with you and show you around my house so you can get an idea of how the average Joe lives and what we want of our country.
I think you you should accept my invite because somewhere along the way Mr. President you have forgotten what you promised, how you got where you are and where you came from.
I was talking to my dad today about his self imposed dieting. Well it isn’t really self-imposed. The doc told him he had to exercise, lose weight as well as cut down on sugar, starches and…
I told him I haven’t had any beer in at least three weeks maybe closer to a month because I’ve been sick. I was sick with some sort of throat/sinus infection for two weeks, that I put off as a cold until I conceded that I needed to go to the doc and for a little more than a week I was on antibiotics.
So I began telling him how one time when I was in my early 20s I had a beer when I was on amoxycillan or pennicilan or some-kinda-cillan and what happened to me.
My brother and I some how conned his then girlfriend to take us to some club. Why she didn’t stay I don’t remember but I took about two swallows from a longneck and in five minutes I was in the bathroom heaving my guts up. Now I don’t know if it was the medicine, if I ate something bad or if someone slipped me a roofie but I was hatin’ life.
My brother came in after a few minutes looking for me and said “are you ok?”
“What do yoooooooo thiiii[blecchhh]innnk.”
I over heard a guy as he was leaving say, “yep. I remember when I had my first beer.”
So today is my birthday. Yep, I’m full stride into middle age and I am feeling every bit of it. I don’t think someone who is 43 should have their joints, back and well, everything ache so much but I do.
Recently The Deistette went on a gluten free diet and she claims that just after three days of being hardcore gluten free she is already feeling a difference. She had quite a few aches and pains not to mention an upset tummy just about every other day. And she says being on the diet shouldn’t have an affect this quickly but already she feels tons better. I’m attempting it myself but I’m having a harder time resisting stuff that has gluten or wheat of some kind in it.
Like later on tonight I’m gonna have one of these which is pretty far off the meter of being gluten free but I love beer, I believe that Ben Franklin was right in saying, “Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy” and i’m gonna have one.
Ombud!… to the fridge!
I trust you will hoist a glass of your favorite homemade brew in my honor. Cheers.
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