Hi Deer and Good Morning…
Thanks for responding and for your opinion…and I'd like to apologize, not for my opinions...but, in the event that I've offended anyone.
The gal that I spoke of at work, is one of many in this country who says she refuses to watch the news or be informed by what is going on in the US…same was said by some people during 9/11, it’s a lack of an ability to face reality, fear about facing what is going on. She didn’t even know about the issue of the UAE purchasing our ports. We had to inform her about it. Some people don’t want to know…and I can’t blame them…it’s their choice, as an American Citizen to be informed or not.
I’m not asking for someone to agree with my views…I started this thread for people to comment and vent…and my statements are not idle derogatory ramblings…it’s what I’ve seen, heard, read, and strongly believe…both through experiences, and gathering information, since the 2nd term of President Bushes rein. By listening to the news…objectively and reading. Shoot, I voted for Bush the first time…but not for his 2nd term. And I never said Bush was the devil incarnate, although, my personal opinion is….that he will go down in history as the world’s worst President of the United States.
As far as the ports are concerned…time will tell, I suppose, and I could very well be wrong, and you sir, may be right…
Deer, again…let me remind you, I’m an independent…so I’m not on either side…but when Clinton stepped out of office, this country was out of the red, and had a surplus.
The US is now Broke.
Ali…you might have a point there about Union Labor…but I strongly feel selling our ports to a country who has strong ties to terrorists, well I suppose time will tell, who is right and who is wrong.
I’m outraged by this port issue, but, I could be wrong…to be honest…I hope I am wrong…but if I’m right, I suppose it won’t matter by then, who is right and who is wrong…will it?
Bottom line, I started this thread to vent…but honestly, Deer, I don’t really care, who agrees or who doesn’t. I don't need people to agree with me to deem myself acceptable or happy. And at this point in time, I stand firmly by my statements and sorry if I touched a nerve. But, I do believe this administration has done grave damage to our system. Time will tell, after Bush leaves his chair, and other takes his place...then, you will begin to hear more of what I've stated above...and again, perhaps I was misinformed by all the news hype and disenchanted poliltical groups, media, & journalists? We'll see, won't we?
This is still the nice thing about our US of America…we get to choose what we believe in…we get to stand by our views…and we get to talk about our views and heart felt beliefs…openly.
Besides, I thought that is what this forum was for, to rant and rave about things that are bothering us??? Presently, this administration, really scares me...and so does it's leader
I’d also like to add, if I’ve offended anyone here, I apologize…
I’ve spoken my mind, and it sure feels good to say so. You see, for years, I was married to a man who wouldn’t allow me opinion, or to speak outwardly or openly….and if I did so, he publicly humiliated me, or worse….and so, to me, this forum has been not only an awakening for me, but it has given me back some form of identity and brought me from silence & fear of speaking, into an open world again…I will never always be right,..I know that, but the ramblings have been for me, a God sent, gifting me the ability to regain my opinion and for that I say…God bless you Ron and thank you for that.
Deer, all I’ve stated I feel is very true…and I believe the ramifications of what we have done to ourselves…will serve a grave outcome…again…I hope I’m wrong….and if I am, remind me to be the first one to admit it…ok. And we do live in the same U.S. and there is a lot of good about our country...especially those who like yourself, are not afraid to stand up for what you believe in...
Many thanks to all of you for your contributions to this thread…
[This message has been edited by LeeJ (02-28-2006 09:54 AM).]